(References to Wotan)
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
X: -142.13 Y: 408.36[e]
Wotan was one of the worlds targeted by Maxwell Rowe during his efforts to build up the Rim Worlds Republic, beginning in 2330; Rowe began by negotiating a series of trade and barter pacts with worlds like Wotan, carefully avoiding any suggestions of a military alliance, defensive or otherwise. Rowe added offers of social and technological favours including access to new Rim Worlds Republic university facilities over time, and through guile and slow but steady progress persuaded the natives of Wotan to join the Republic.
By the end of the Age of War Wotan was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic. Civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarised around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.
The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo, until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.
In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.
General Nathan Isaacson of Battle Group Apollo assigned a division from VI Corps, the Seventeenth Royal Division, to the conquest of Wotan in 2590. The Star League forces successfully took control of Wotan, defeating the local militia forces, and remained in place as the local garrison until the Seventeenth was redeployed for the invasion of Bensinger in 2594.
Star League Era
In May of 3050, Clan Jade Falcon invaded Wotan as part of the Second Wave of Operation Revival. The entire Gyrfalcon Galaxy was sent to conquer the world, defended only by the Wotan TMM and the surviving elements of the 12th Star Guards' 1st and 2nd Regiments. The Falcons attacked the Star Guards first, which responded by splitting their forces to conduct lightning raids against the invaders. This effort was successful until a Jade Falcon aerospace fighter killing their commanding officer, Colonel Franklin Pierce Marinetti; lacking effective coordination the scattered Star Guards units were wiped out. When it came time to confront the militia forces, the Wotan TMM put up such a lackluster effort that Khan Elias Crichell later referred to it not as a battle but an execution.
Wotan was conquered again during the Jihad, when Clan Ice Hellion launched an invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071. Wotan was invaded by the Ice Hellions between the 7th and 28th of June 3071, but the Ice Hellion invasion stalled as heavy fighting continued on Wotan and other worlds throughout July 3071.
- Pre-2334 - Independent world 
- ca. 2334-2338 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2571 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2596 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2750 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2764 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2765 - Rim Worlds Republic 
- 2775 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2822 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3052 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3059 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3067 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3071 - Disputed world (Clan Ice Hellion/Clan Jade Falcon during June-July) 
- 3079 - Clan Jade Falcon 
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- Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
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- Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 39
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 16, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War "
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League "
- Field Manual: SLDF,Map: Inner Sphere 2764
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, Map: Inner Sphere 2765
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War "
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War "
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War "
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