(References to Alrakis)
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
X: -19.90 Y: 81.89[e]
- Star Type: K0V
- Position in System: 2 (of 3)
- Number of Moons: 5 (Cassius, Delvia, Fermosa, Weir, and Zalazar)
- Days to Jump Point: 20
- Surface Water: 67%
- Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
- Surface Gravity: 1.24
- Equatorial Temp: 43° C
- Highest Native Life: Birds
- Capital: Sigmundrac
- Continents: Skopje, Strumm, Kabast, Ronigawa
Era Specific Data
- Population: 1,056,000,000
- Governor: Drake H‘Chu
- Planetary Legate: Anders de Paik
- - At this point in time the 5th Sung Zhang Academy Cadre were deployed across, Kessel and Alrakis. The 5th was at 45% of full strength, with 70% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- 2340 - Federation of Skye
- 2341 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2571 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2822 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3025 - Draconis Combine 
- 3030 - Draconis Combine 
- 3040 - Draconis Combine 
- 3050 - Draconis Combine 
- 3052 - Draconis Combine 
- 3057 - Draconis Combine 
- 3063 - Draconis Combine 
- 3075 - Draconis Combine 
- 3079 - Draconis Combine 
- 3081 - Republic of the Sphere
- 3130 - Republic of the Sphere 
Alrakis is a world rich in metal ores that are easily exploited by industrial processes. As a result, the planet has been a bone of contention between the Lyran Commonwealth and Draconis Combine ever since it was discovered. The preponderance of ores in both Alrakis' mountains and its three moons triggered many raids and conflicts between the two Successor States. Though a pleasant enough world in most respects, it wasn't been settled to the extent of other worlds because of its high gravity and a fearsome native predator: The Alrakis Tigerfalcon. This avian is the size of a human male, and in addition to black-striped, furlike feathers, a serrated beak, and four clawed feet, it was far stronger than any Terran bird of prey. During the first Star League hunting the tigerfalcon was not only a tourist attraction, but necessary for the colonization of the planet. The tigerfalcon was eventually pushed into a smaller area, allowing the colonists to expand around the metal rich mountains of the Skopje continent and the inland seas.
As part of the Republic of the Sphere, Alrakis is a center of heavy industrial material production, including IndustrialMechs. Due to its presence on the Lyran/Combine border, it never developed a large military industrial presence. Apparently companies didn't see the point of developing factories that could assist the enemy if captured.
The planetary capital city, Sigmundrac, is located on Skopje along the northern edge of Lake Carantha. Tarowena, a spaceport city on the southern continent of Strumm, houses the only major armaments facility on the world, Desmond Arms. Desmond Arms specializes in weaponry used by infantry forces, from knives to heavy support lasers. The tigerfalcon has been pushed back to the two jungle laden equatorial continents of Kabast and Ronigawa. With the heavy jungles and ferocious tigerfalcon, these two continents are relatively free of humans.
| Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)|
Closest systems first:
|La Blon||20.9||Komephoros||24.3||Kaus Australis||27.2||Kaus Media||29.5|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 2, "World Profile"
- ↑ 20 Year Update, p. 40, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
- ↑ Field Report: DCMS, p. 14, "Sun Zhang Regimental Status"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor  and after at their founding in "
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War  Map"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War  Map"
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War  Map"
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War  Map"
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War  Map"
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039  Map"
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion  Map"
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map "
- ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere  Map"
- ↑ Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
- ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130