|Time period:||unknown - 3049|
An oddity even among the strange worlds of the Periphery, Elysian Fields was a private hold of the Inheritor philosophic movement. De facto a protectorate of the Oberon Confederation, it was later overun by the Clans.
- Capital:' Nyserta
- Star Type:' A9III
- Position in System:' 2
- Time to Jump Point:' 23.76 days
- Recharging Station:' None
- Last Ruler:' Warden Akir Dobuguq
- ComStar Facility Class:' None
- ComStar Representative:' None
- Population:' 43,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life:' 15%, Plant
The Elysian worlds (Elissa, Mangringaine, and Nyserta) are temperate planets maintained in their pristine wilderness state. The people supported themselves mainly as hunters and gatherers. Another small Elysian colony was established in the neighboring star system of Porthos, though that world was technically not under the protection of Hendrik III.
Foreswearing any military presence on their worlds, the Inheritors have entered into an agreement with the Oberon Confederation whereby Hendrik Grimm III guaranteed to protect these planets in exchange for emergency repair and shore-leave rights for Oberon ships and personnel. As the Elysian worlds had no commercial or geological value, few saw any need to violate their sanctity. Later Nyserta hosted a number of clandestine meetings between representatives of Hendrik Grimm III and various governments of the Inner Sphere, mainly House Steiner and House Kurita.
When the Clans began their invasion of the Inner Sphere their first targets were those worlds within the Periphery which fell within their invasion routes. However, due to lobbying by the various Clan Khans, ilKhan Leo Showers declared the entire Periphery open territory for any and all Clan units. Thus, while the Elysian Fields fell within the Clan Wolf invasion corridor, it was invaded by Clan Ghost Bear.
Ghost Bear interest in these worlds was sparked by Star Commander Swahla's discovery in old Star League records of Project Achilles, a top-secret research facility supposedly located somewhere within the Elysian Fields. While many groups such as Wolf's Dragoons and Snord's Irregulars had searched for these long-lost facilities, sealed away by the orders of Aleksandr Kerensky so that they may benefit the eventual return of the SLDF, none had search the Periphery and it was hoped this cache remained intact. Star Commander Swahla informed her commanding officer, Star Captain Edwin Gilmour of the 312th Assault Trinary, 1st Bear Guards, of the information she had found. Star Captain Gilmour bid his entire Trinary, also known as the Silver Kodiaks, for the right to invade these worlds but was unopposed since most other commanders saw this as an attempt to win easy glory.
The Silver Kodiaks invaded first Mangringaine and Nyserta but met no resistance. With no standing defenses the local governments surrendered before Clan forces even approached their capital cities. On Elissa, where they expected to find the research facility, the Silver Kodiaks were surprised to discover a hyperpulse signal being transmitted, which they eventually located coming from a ComStar Class B HPG facility. They were too late to stop the brief distress signal, which mistakenly interpreted the Silver Kodiak's insignia of a bear's head in profile as a wolf's, leading to ComStar's eventual misunderstanding that Clan Wolf had conquered these worlds. Still the Clan warriors faced no other opposition to their conquest, and as they took in the beauty of lush tropical world at least one commented what a paradise Terra must be if such could be found in the Periphery.
Nearly a week was spent searching Elissa before the Silver Kodiaks discovered an extensive series of tunnels deep inside a mountain range, a potential lead in their search for the lost Project Achilles. Star Captain Gilmour personally led the exploration of these tunnels, but ultimately uncovered nothing but abandoned mines. Enraged at having wasted so much time chasing a false rumor he immediately challenged Star Captain Swahla to a Trial of Grievance, from which only Gilmour emerged alive, and promptly evacuated the Elysian Fields. Not even a token garrison was left on these worlds, a source of shame for the entire Clan, and it wouldn't be until after the Battle of Tukayyid that Galaxy Commander Conal Ward of Clan Wolf won these worlds in a Trial of Possession.