Arboris 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates43.158 : -51.489[e]
Spectral classK1IV[1]

The Arboris system is the location of the inhabited world Arboris V and as of 3145, is located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Arboris system is located near the Azha and Genoa systems and consists of a class K1IV primary star orbited by seven planets, at least one of which is habitable.[1]

System History[edit]

The Arboris system was colonized by the Capellan Hegemony in the late twenty-third or very early twenty-fourth century.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Arboris V[edit]

Arboris V
System positionFifth[1]
Jump Point distanceFive days[1]
MoonsThree (Arbalest, Carabonis, and Delenious)[1]
Surface gravity0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature35°C[1]
Surface water67%[1]
Highest native lifePlants[1]
History and Culture
Population538,975,350 (3130)[1][37]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderGerhardt Morrisey, Planetary Governor of Arboris (3130)[37][1]
Military CommanderLegate Ananiv Rykman (3130)[37][1]
CapitalKansas Plain[1]

Arboris V - more commonly known simply as Arboris - is the fifth planet of seven in the Arboris system and is a temperate world with three moons.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Arboris was originally colonized by the Capellan Hegemony[1] and by the outbreak of the Capellan Hegemony/Sarna Supremacy war in 2305, Arboris - then known as the Prefecture of Arboris - was the most coreward member of the Capellan Hegemony. Like the rest of the Hegemony worlds, Arboris suffered from the increasingly heavy tax burden inflicted by the war, as well as the constant drain on manpower as a result of multiple drafts to support the military. In late 2308, the latest in a series of emergency draft and tax legislation pushed out by the Capellan Agoropolis sparked off a city-wide riot in the capital city on Arboris. Burdened by debilitating troop drafts and tax assessments, the citizens of Arboris were no longer willing to participate in what was viewed as a foreign and plutocratic war. The Prefecture of Arboris announced that it was withdrawing from the Hegemony with immediate effect to save its own people from misery and starvation.[38]

The decision made by Arboris rocked the Hegemony; never before had a world or client state attempted to secede from the Hegemony, but suddenly the threat that the Hegemony might dissolve overnight as and when other worlds joined Arboris in leaving the Hegemony loomed large. Forced to choose between preserving the Hegemony or her government, Prime Magnate Paula Aris chose the Hegemony. Aris dispatched a considerable sum of Capellan currency along with secret orders to Admiral Ishidai and the Second Andurien Reserve Fleet, stationed at Zion for refitting at the time. The orders instructed Ishidai to deploy to Arboris, seize key installations on the planet, and levy the most recent tax demands by any means necessary.[38]

Ishidai attempted to follow orders, but his route to Arboris took him through the Liao system, where he discovered a flotilla of hastily armed merchant vessels awaiting him. The fleet belonged to President Emile Falkner Liao of the Liao Republic; Arboris had applied for, and been granted, the status of a protectorate under the neutrality laws of the Liao Republic. As such, President Liao stated that any move against Arboris would be considered an act of war. Ishidai immediately attacked the Liao vessels, only to be ambushed by a second hidden flotilla of Liao ships; the resulting conflict saw the Liao vessels driven off and the Second Andurien Reserve Fleet badly mauled and left incapable of completing their mission.[38]

Chaos March[edit]

When the Ishara's Grenadiers landed on Arboris in an attempt to recapture the world for the Capellan Confederation, the defending Arboris SMM was understrength and was soon on the back foot, pushed hard by the Grenadiers; the Arboris SMM was unable to hold a defensive position for any length of time, and were eventually forced to retreat into the Hardina Mountains. Satisfied that they were in control of the planet, the Grenadiers then turned to harassing the civilian population, attempting to chase out Davion sympathizers to use as propaganda tools.[39]

The Grenadiers successfully antagonized the local population with their harsh treatment, resulting in a local agricultural organization gathering together, seizing weapons and supplies from caches hidden by the Arboris SMM earlier, and launching attacks on the Grenadiers. This makeshift organization, the Farmers Freedom Army, initially took heavy losses until they learned to use stealthier methods to strike at the Grenadiers.[39]

Even as the FFA was attacking and harassing the Grenadiers the Arboris SMM was frantically rebuilding and repairing equipment and reorganizing itself. The SMM was relocating itself via a forced march when it came to the town of Bantor, arriving just in time to see the Grenadiers First Battalion and the FFA engaged in combat. The SMM, viewing the civilians as people they had sworn to protect, quickly joined the fray on the side of the FFA, helping rout the Grenadiers and forcing them to retreat back to the city of Kansas Plain. However, before Leftenant General Milton Mumvalda could congratulate the FFA on their success, the FFA attacked the SMM. The Militia rapidly learned that the FFA intended to resist all invaders, and considered the SMM to be another invading force, just like the Grenadiers. General Mumvalda ordered a retreat rather than attack the FFA, and Arboris lapsed into a three-way stalemate.[39]

By late 3058, the three factions remained locked in conflict; the Arboris SMM continued to receive a trickle of help from the beleaguered Federated Commonwealth and continually launched harassing attacks on the Grenadiers while trying to reach a truce with the FFA. The Grenadiers have launched a number of attacks targeting the civilian population by destroying random targets, hoping to cow the defiant Arboreans into accepting Capellan rule; this remains a difficult prospect, given that the citizens of Arboris have a history of fierce independence going back centuries. This same self-sufficiency has made the ongoing efforts by both the Grenadiers and the SMM to block shipments of warlike stores on or off Arboris - an attempt to restrict the flow of arms to the FFA - largely moot, as the traditional self-sufficient status of the local population remains firmly in place.[39]


Near the end of 3067 Duke George Hasek had announced the annexation of Arboris into the Capellan March of the Federated Suns. After that, several anti-Davion rallies started to draw larger crowds, and the Federated Suns hat to post mercenaries to safeguard the planet until Word of Blake Protectorate forces were invited to the world to quell the rising violence.[31] Arboris was annexed by the Word of Blake during the Jihad. In contrast with many of the worlds seized by the Blakists, the takeover of Arboris was nonviolent, and Arboris had been incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate by August 1, 3068.[30] The population chose to side with the Word of Blake, a new invader, rather than a House that had attempted to conquer the world for centuries; when the Blakists hunted down the remains of the planetary militia and the Capellan forces, the population chose to help the Blakists.[1]

On November 19, 3076, Arboris was rocked by the explosion of a dirty bomb during festive New Independence celebrations which killed several cabinet members and Arboris' popular Word of Blake Precentor, Sienna Asuncion. The bombing, conducted by Capellan agitators, prompted the polarization of Arboris' population into opposing pro-Blakist and pro-Capellan camps.[40][41] The Word of Blake news agency, Voice of Truth, reported that responsibility for the blast was claimed by a terrorist group known as "The Black Band", who detonated a second, larger device in a crowded shopping district a day later when their demands for the immediate dissolution of the government were not met. The Blakists implemented martial law on Arboris as a result of the bombing.[42]

Four days after the bombing, the Capellan Confederation government issued travel advisory notices through the media encouraging Capellans to avoid travel to Arboris if possible, claiming that Blakist sympathizers were creating unrest and instability intended to target those in the population of Arboris who wished to see Arboris reintegrated peacefully into the Confederation.[43] Acting independently of the allied coalition and Operation SCOUR, CCAF forces launched an assault on Arboris at the end of January 3077, less than three months after the bombing.[41]

Dark Age[edit]

By 3130, the continent of Jeruc produced the majority of Arboris' agro-produce from the various vast plains and valleys found across the continent. The planetary capital, Kansas Plain, is found in the southwest of the largest single plain on Jeruc, named Kansas Plateau. Kansas Plateau is known for the Kansas Plateau wheat strain, which grows taller than even the tallest BattleMech. Jeruc was home to the bulk of the planetary population, most of whom are either farmers or who work to support the major industries on Arboris. In contrast to the agricultural bent of Jeruc, the continents of Silverado and Bandar are home to timber and mining industries.[1]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


Military Deployment[edit]




- The Grenadiers were loyal to the Capellan Confederation at this time.
- The Arboris SMM was loyal to the Federated Commonwealth at this time.


- At this time, the Second McCarron's Armored Cavalry were deployed across Nanking, and Arboris. The Second where at 75% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


Arboris has one major and two minor continents. The largest of the continents is Jeruc, located in the northern hemisphere of Arboris and named for the scout who first surveyed the world. Jeruc alone covers 38% of the total planetary surface. The two smaller continents, Bandar and Silverado, are approximately the same size as the continent of Australia on Terra and like Australia, are island continents.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bantor: a town and site of a three-way battle in 3058[39]
  • Kansas Plain: the planetary capital city, located in the southwest of the Kansas Plateau, the largest single plain on the continent of Jeruc[1]
  • Pimmit Hills: A town.[47]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 84 systems (81 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Genoa 9.2 Azha 10.6 Bex 12.2 Acamar 13.4
Woodstock 14.8 Slocum 15.0 Bharat 18.6 Ningpo 18.9
Cynthiana 19.3 Nanking 20.4 Aldebaran 22.4 Nopah 22.7
Hamal 23.2 Kawich 24.4 Zurich 25.8 Kansu 25.9
Algol 27.1 Terra Firma 27.3 Fletcher 28.2 Gan Singh 28.2
Pleione 29.4 Sheratan 30.1 Buchlau 32.0 Ruchbah 32.0
Basalt 32.2 Bhaktapur 32.9 Yangtze 33.2 Ingress 33.5
Poznan 35.5 Capolla 36.6 Hsien 37.6 Tigress 38.4
Epsilon Indi 38.5 Epsilon Eridani 39.1 Alpha Eridani 39.1 Halloran 39.2
Conwy 39.8 New Canton 41.0 Manennaia 41.1 New Hessen 41.2
Alrescha 41.4 Chisholm 41.6 Saiph 41.9 Zion 42.3
Shensi 42.4 Brownsville 42.6 Deneb Kaitos 44.1 Tall Trees 45.1
New Aragon 45.2 Small World 45.3 Styk 46.0 Angol 46.5
Menkalinan 47.2 Hean 48.6 Bryant 48.6 Outreach 49.2
Northwind 49.4 New Stevens 50.0 Demeter 51.6 Belluevue 51.7
Mandal 52.1 Hunan 52.6 Ankaa 52.6 New Home 52.9
Algot 52.9 St. Andre 54.1 Lockdale 54.1 Snailzar 54.6
Errai 55.8 Tybalt 56.1 Rio 57.0 Sichuan 57.4
Carver 57.5 Hall 57.6 Keid 57.6 Tsitsang 57.8
Addicks 58.1 Kyrkbacken 58.4 Almach 58.5 Caph 59.2
Mesartim 59.8 Berenson 60.2 Mira 60.2 Tikonov 60.4


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