(References to Zollikofen)
Zollikofen neighbouring systems
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
| Jump point
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Highest native life||Mammals|
|Ruler|| Paolo Yngvesson (Governor)|
Thanh Gaston (Planetary Legate)
- 2271 - Terran Alliance 
- 2341 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2366 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2571 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2596 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2750 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2765 - Terran Hegemony 
- 2767 - Amaris Empire 
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3057 - Lyran Alliance
- 3062 - Lyran Alliance
- 3130 - Republic of the Sphere
Zollikofen was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242, and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.
For may years, Zollikofen was known for its vast quantities of gold, silver, and platinum. Colonists were originally attracted by the presence of fresh water, a strong ecology that could support a colony, and the vast amounts of arable land and fertile soil. Despite finding useful metal ores like copper and iron as well as the precious metals, the main focus of the mining efforts was extracting uranium and germanium. The Terran Hegemony made good use of the gold, silver, and platinum however, establishing a mint on the world. During the Star League this mint, located in Trader's City, produced currency for the Lyran Commonwealth.
Amaris Civil War
During the Star League era Zollikofen became the site of the Army Headquarters for the SLDF 11th Army the administrative headquarters of the first region of the Lyran Commonwealth and a series of training bases, many of them major. It was also the site of one of a major securities exchange in addition to the long-established mint. With the eruption of the Periphery Uprising in 2766 the 11th Army found itself responsible for the entire Lyran Commonwealth, and even though the 11th Army received some reinforcements drawn from the 1st Army this greater astrogeographical area of responsibility naturally led to the 11th Army being stretched thin.
When Stefan Amaris launched his coup on the 27th of December 2766 on Terra his forces also swung into action on all of the other worlds within the Terran Hegemony and a number of jointly-administered worlds. This included Zollikofen; despite the 11th Army being deployed across the Commonwealth there were still a large number of personnel from the 11th Army on Zollikofen, as well as a substantial number of SLDF personnel within the support and training organizations. These people, primarily administrative, support and logistics personnel, posed a risk to the Rim Worlds Republic forces, which had already managed to occupy at least one Castle Brian on Zollikofen prior to the Coup beginning.
The Republican forces hadn't been able to establish a foothold within any of the training facilities or the Military Region administrative headquarters, and as a result when they launched their campaign to take control of Zollikofen they bombarded the Castle Brian housing the Military Region HQ with multiple nuclear weapons while also hitting the various training bases with a combination of nuclear and biological attacks. While these attacks were largely effective, the Republicans didn't manage to hit every training base, nor were they able to track down and hit every location where SLDF equipment was stored; they also failed to capture or destroy all of the war materiel stored across Zollikofen awaiting shipping to the Periphery front. Zollikofen subsequently became a hotbed for resistance against the Republican forces and Stefan Amaris as the SLDF personnel who survived the initial attacks made use of the remaining equipment to form and lead resistance groups across the planet.
During the Amaris Civil War, the Rim Worlds Republic-sponsored mercenaries who landed on Besitzland (Zollikofen's single continent) didn't sack the mint; instead, after they destroyed the defenders, they focused their efforts on the warehouses and press works and the mines that produced the gold. During the First Succession War, however, DCMS forces sacked the world and followed up with nuclear strikes and orbital bombardments to break the Lyran defenders. Since that time, Zollikofen has shifted its focus to producing industrial metals like bauxite and titanium instead of the precious metals it was once known for. Most of those veins have either played out or are so radioactive as to be fatal to workers.
Currently the planet's capital is Fulbright, a city of two million and home to the three largest mining concerns on the world.
- ↑ 1.001.011.021.031.041.051.061.071.081.091.101.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 201, "Zollikofen World Profile"
- ↑ 2.02.1Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding "
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding "
- ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation "
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War "
- ↑ 6.06.1Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
- ↑ Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- ↑ 9.09.19.29.39.4Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 84-85, "Atrocities And Excesses"
- ↑ 10.010.1Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 44, "11th Army"
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 80, "Cometh Hell's Legions"