Altoona (LC)

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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

System Information
X:Y Coordinates -256.607 : -6.274[e]

The Altoona system was home to a barely-habitable world, Altoona III,[1] and as at 2750 was located in the Furillo Province of the Protectorate of Donegal within the Lyran Commonwealth.

System Description[edit]

The Altoona system is located close to the Dixie and Rochers systems.[2]

System History[edit]

Altoona was colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War[3][2] but was removed from maps during the Second Succession War[4][5] indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Altoona III was home to a mining colony, despite the planet being barely habitable. With a population of just a few hundred thousand living in domed communities, Altoona III was a demanding place to live; humans could only breathe the atmosphere via filter masks, and all food raised outside the domes had to be intensely irradiated before it could be consumed. Despite this, the mining colony was significant enough to merit a Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces garrison, but the posting was unpopular enough that when the Tenth Skye Rangers replaced the Fifteenth Skye Rangers in the mid-twenty-eighth century, the Fifteenth were happy to head to a posting on the Draconis Combine border.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Following the bloody Lyran Commonwealth invasion of Bolan in March 2785 - and a thorough and devastating scorched earth defense of Bolan by the Sixth Bolan Defenders - Altoona was struck by a retaliatory attack launched by the Bolan Defenders[31] in 2786, an attack that used nuclear and chemical weapons to bombard both environmental support facilities and industrial sites on the planet.[32] The Bolan Defenders' attack on Altoona wasn't the only retaliatory attack by the Bolan Defenders; also struck[31] in a similar fashion were the worlds of Duantia in 2788[32] and Myrrdin[31][32] in 2789,[32] and these campaigns - as well as the Bolan Defenders' defense of Rochers in the same timeframe - were all heavily damaging scorched earth campaigns that led to billions of casualties across the four worlds.[31]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Tenth Skye Rangers[33]


Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Dixie 15.2 Rochers 23.9 Bolan 24.2 Aigle 25.3
Hornir's Keep 27.4 Zwenkau 28.0 Ilion 36.5 Bella I 38.1
Tylarzka 39.2 Gypsum 40.8 Finsterwalde 41.0 Loric 41.8
Pressby 42.2 Eilenburg 44.5 Malazan 45.8 Drosendorf 47.6
Alula Borealis 47.9 Colfax 49.0 Trellisane 49.1 Senftenberg 49.8
Giausar 52.8 Medzev 53.0 Cascade 53.2 Kamenz 54.6
Zvolen 56.9 Megrez 57.7 Nockatunga 57.8 Zdice 58.2
Sierpc 59.4


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 18-19, "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2822]"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  24. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Deployment Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  26. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  27. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  30. Field Report: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Interstellar Operations, p. 300-303, "Pressure Play"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 First Succession War, p. 61, "The War of Raids: House Steiner's Succession War"
  33. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  34. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"