Official answer (archived for reference)[edit]

On 30 January, 2013, 05:54:37 am, it was asked on the official BattleTech Forum in the "Ask the Writers" section (retrieved for reference from the forum at [,26598.0.html]):

"The inhabited planet in the Panpour system is identified as the 3rd planet, and in Handbook: House Davion it's said to have five moons.
This conflicts with the BattleCorps story "The Theseus Knot" where Panpour III is clearly described as a gas giant, and its large gravity well is also mentioned.
Requesting clarification."

Joel "Welshman" Bancroft-Connors answered:

"Generally sourcebooks trump BC fiction. Sounds like we goofed on the fact check for the BC story."

On the issue of whether there is a gas giant at another orbital, he went on to answer:

"If it's not written, then it's not written. That would probably be the easiest fix, however we are not in the habit of doing errata on fiction."

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Gas Giant?[edit]

The position in system for Panpour (the inhabited planet) is given as three. However, according to the BattleCorps story Theseus Knot, Panpour III is a gas giant. I can't check Handbook: House Davion from here (p. 97), does it confirm this (so the inhabited world would probably be a moon around that gas giant) or are we looking at conflicting sources here? Frabby (talk) 03:52, 30 January 2013 (PST)

I've checked Handbook: House Davion, and it definitely says that the inhabited planet is the 3rd in the system, and makes no mention of it being a gas giant. The description gives details on the number of oceans and continents, and also lists 5 satellites. Looks like conflicting sources to me. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 03:59, 30 January 2013 (PST)
I Asked the Writers and requested a clarification. Frabby (talk) 05:57, 30 January 2013 (PST)
...and I got an answer. See above. Frabby (talk) 23:57, 31 January 2013 (PST)