|Planetary System Info|
|Star Type||G8V, M0V|
|Position in System||4 (6)|
|Time to Jump Point||4 Days|
|Recharging Station||Zenith and Nadir|
|HPG Facility Class||A|
|Percent, Level of Native Life||30%, Mammals|
(References to Skye)
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
X: -57.01 Y: 51.74[e]
- Number of Moons: 1 (Luna)
- Surface Water: 70%
- Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
- Surface Gravity: 1.0
- Equatorial Temp: 30°C
- Highest Native Life: Birds
 Era Specific Data
- Noble Ruler: Margaret Aten, Duchess of Sky
- Political Leader: President Anson McConnaughey
- ComStar Representative: Precentor Dane Alknaur
- Noble Ruler: Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner
- Population: 4,350,795,000
- Socio-Industrial Levels: A-A-A-B-B
- Noble Ruler: Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner
- Population: 4,347,780,000
- Tech Level USIIR: A-A-A-B-B
- Governor: Gregory Kelswa-Steiner
- Planetary Legate: Stanford Eckard
- Population: 3,012,000,000
 Planetary Garrison
 3050 to 3054
 3061 to 3067
- - At this point in time the Skye Guard operating at 40% of full strength, with 70% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- - At this point in time, the VIII Hastati was at 80% of full strength, with 90% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
 Manufacturing Centers
- Avanti Industries
- Cyclops Incorporated
- Shipil Company
- Skye Pleasure Craft Limited
- Argile Technologies - Destroyed
 Owner History
- 2340 - Federation of Skye 
- 2341 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2765 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3057 - Lyran Alliance
- 3062 - Lyran Alliance
- 3067 - Lyran Alliance 
- 3079 - Lyran Alliance 
- 3130 - Republic of the Sphere 
 Planetary History
 Third Succession War
In 2895 DCMS forces attacked Skye in some strength. The Skye Militia was mobilized, with one particular militia unit - the 348th Reserve Detachment, a unit equipped primarily with Sea Skimmer hydrofoils - was charged with reinforcing the Lyran forces defending the city of Inverness and securing the Manty River Delta. The 348th hadn't faced a serious threat or exercise in some time - training largely consisted of once a week sailing parties thinly disguised as exercises - and acquitted themselves surprisingly well during the initial stages of the defense.
When a battalion of Kuritan 'Mechs broke through the defending lines and moved directly towards Inverness, the 348th were the only mobile unit left to engage them, and the 348th was down to just two operational Sea Skimmers. The commander of the Inverness defenses initiated a desperate plan to defend the city; each Sea Skimmer was equipped with a 1-kiloton nuclear demolition charge and ordered to destroy a dam located ten kilometers behind the Combine front lines. With the Manty River in full flood, the dam held back water that would otherwise have inundated local farmland. Both Sea Skimmers made a full-speed charge for the damn, attempting to avoid the Kuritan forces through sheer speed. When the Sea Skimmers met enemy 'Mech forces, one was destroyed but the second manage to escape, and despite being heavily engaged by defending Kuritan infantry at the dam, initiated the nuclear device, destroying the dam and causing widespread flooding.
 The Jihad
The Eagle-class WarShip FWLS Percival went rogue in early February 3068, and on the 4th of February the Percival launched a raid on Skye. Accompanying the Percival were troops in the colours of the Sirian Lancers who launched a ground assault on the planet, battling the local Skye forces for two days before withdrawing. This prompted the Duke of Skye, Robert Kelswa-Steiner to call on all Lyran Alliance units loyal to the Isle of Skye to come to the defence of the Isle, and to declare war on the Free Worlds League in retaliation for the raid.
On the 4th of October 3069 a Word of Blake strike force last seen assaulting Summer the week before appeared in the Skye system and assaulted the planet. In contrast with the attack on Summer, the Blakist task force of Pocket WarShips and AeroSpace Fighters found their attack contested by the LAAF WarShip LAS Fylgia, the Mjolnir-class ship having traveled to Skye after the bombing of Alarion. Despite being hit by a nuclear attack, the Fylgia and an accompanying group of Skye DropShips and fighters were able to rout the Blakist forces.
On the 26th of December 3073, after the assassination of Archon Peter Steiner-Davion, the resistance leader Devlin Stone managed to convince the government of Skye to accept assistance from the allied forces which had met at Tukayyid earlier. As a result, three regiments of allied troops landed on Skye on the 25th of March 3074. The inevitable Word of Blake invasion came a few months later, on the 27th of June 3074, and the conflict soon ground into a stalemate that lasted weeks. The stalemate was finally broken when Devlin Stone led an ad hoc battalion of allied forces in a flanking action that struck at the command centre of the Blakist 3rd Division, capturing the 3rd's Commanding Officer, Precentor Craig Callen, and forcing the suddenly leaderless and thinly-stretched Word of Blake forces to withdraw. The success on Skye led Stone to declare that the next target for liberation would be Hesperus II.
Skye joined the Republic of the Sphere after the signing of the Republic Formation Treaty, and brought the bulk of the former Skye Province with it. This was in large part due to the lobbying performed by Robert and Gregory Kelswa-Steiner, and was a significant boon to the Republic given the highly industrialised nature of the Skye worlds. The military industries on Skye itself survived the Jihad with only minor damage, making them major producers for the Republic in the years after the Jihad, although as a part of the conditions for releasing the worlds of the Skye Province to the Republic, the Lyran Alliance insisted that a share of the production from the Skye plants go back to the Alliance.
 Nearby Planets
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 94, "House Steiner Key Worlds"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 169, "Planet Guide"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 223, "Planet Profile"
- ↑ 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- ↑ Objective Raids, p. 86, "Unit Note"
- ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 48, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 177, "Lyran Alliance Deploment Table"
- ↑ Field Report: LAAF, p. 15, "Skye Rangers Regimental Status"
- ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
- ↑ House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 141, "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor  and after at their founding in "
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- ↑ Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table "
- ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition, p. 28, "Sea Skimmer Hydrofoil"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 38, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 48, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 52, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 53, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 107, "Lyran Alliance"
- 20 Year Update
- Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)
- Era Report: 2750
- FedCom Civil War (sourcebook)
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: Updates
- Field Report: LAAF
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers
- Objective Raids
- Shattered Sphere
- Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition