|X:Y Coordinates||-78.068 : 174.436[e]|
|Recharge time||193 hours|
|Recharge station(s)||Nadir, Zenith|
- 1 System Description
- 2 System History
- 3 Political Affiliation
- 4 Arcturus V
- 5 Map Gallery
- 6 Nearby Systems
- 7 References
- 8 Bibliography
The Arcturus system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra, and Arcturus was a part of the Tamar Pact prior to the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth in the first half of the twenty-fourth century.
- 2340 - Tamar Pact
- 2341 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2571 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2765 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2786 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2822 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3057 - Lyran Alliance
- 3063 - Lyran Alliance
- 3067 - Lyran Alliance
- 3075 - Lyran Alliance
- 3079 - Lyran Alliance
- 3081 - Lyran Alliance
- 3085 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3128 - Clan Wolf
- 3135 - Clan Wolf
- 3137 - Independent world
- 3142 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3143 - Clan Jade Falcon
- 3145 - Clan Jade Falcon
- 3151 - Clan Jade Falcon / Independent (from May) / Tamar Pact (from August)
- 3152 - Tamar Pact
|Also known as||Arcturus V|
|Jump Point distance||4.85 days|
|Moons||3 (Donegal, Skye, Tamar)|
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Equatorial temperature||33°C (Mild-Temperate)|
|Highest native life||Mammal|
|Landmasses||5 (Attenia, Borreus, Chadrik, Dustina, Penrod)|
|History and Culture|
|Government and Infrastructure|
|Noble Ruler||Duke of Arcturus|
|Political Leader||Planetary Governor|
|HPG Representative||Precentor Millicent Kellsy (3025)|
Arcturus V, more commonly known simply as Arcturus, is the fifth planet in the Arcuturus system and has served as the capital world of the Lyran Commonwealth. Arcturus has three moons named Donegal, Skye, and Tamar.
Arcturus was the original capital of the Lyran Commonwealth at their founding in 2341, home to Arcturan Arms and serving as seat of government to the Nine Archons. Eventually, with the Draconis Combine slowly gaining ground in the Tamar Pact to directly threaten Arcturus with an invasion, Archon Marsden proposed a switch of the capital to his own homeworld of Tharkad in the Donegal Protectorate, which was accepted by the other Archons.
The resulting population shift as inhabitants followed the capital has left a series of cities on the world that are vastly oversized for the current population. Many of the citizens moved to the countryside as well, making the cities feel even emptier. Several of these cities remain in use, but with dramatically reduced populations. Many of the rest of them have been destroyed by the environment as nature reclaims the land.
Arcturus' economy shifted focus as well. No longer based on serving the politicians and government, agriculture instead forms the core of the planet's economy. The other noteworthy aspect of the citizenry is their strong (almost fanatical) support of the Steiner family. Many Arcturans joined the LCAF as soon as they can, eager to see more of the nation that their world formerly oversaw.
On 18 February 3073, Archon Peter Steiner-Davion gave his blessing to a plan formed by Chandrasekhar Kurita, cousin to former Coordinator Theodore Kurita, to build a base on Arcturus for use by a multinational coalition of forces Chandrasekhar had pulled together to oppose the Word of Blake. Sorenson's Sabres were seen operating on Arcturus as a part of Chandrasekhar Kurita's hired forces later in 3073.
On 11 May 3073, the Word of Blake attacked Arcturus, targeting the coalition of forces Chandrasekhar Kurita had assembled. Both sides took heavy losses, and yet while the Word of Blake forces had a tactical advantage over the collection of mercenary units and independent forces assembled by Chandrasekhar, the Blakists withdrew unexpectedly. Among the casualties inflicted on the Blakists was the loss of a Union-class DropShip, destroyed by an ancient Vulture-class DropShip named the Samhain in service with the Devil's Brigade mercenary unit, a loss which earned the Samhain's pilot a reward for bravery from a grateful Lord Kurita.
Having taken heavy damage during the nuclear raids conducted by the Word of Blake during the Jihad, the bulk of the military production on Arcturus had been destroyed; however, the ancient capital of the Alliance rebuilt some of the old armaments factories and began producing arms again, boosting the Alliance's production capabilities in a small way as the battered LAAF rebuilt. In September 3081, Arcturan Arms told the Interstellar News Network that their refit facilities would be producing considerable numbers of the primitive Archer, Commando, and Dervish for some decades yet, which the RetroTech 'Mechs seen as being ideal for organizations such as militia forces.
Arcturus was conquered by Clan Wolf in 3128 in a battle which saw a company of LCAF 'Mechs fall to a single Crossbow pilot. The Arcturus Arms factory was subsequently used to mass produce that design for the Clan Wolf touman.
- First Arcturan Guards
- Twenty-third Arcturan Guards
- - At this point in time, the Twenty-third was operating at 30% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
Arcturus has five continents named Attenia, Borreus, Chadrik, Dustina, and Penrod.
- Malcheema: the planetary capital city
- The Arcturan Razorcat is presumably from this world, given the name.
|Closest 40 systems (39 within 60 light-years)|
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 173: "Arcturus" planet profile
- Handbook: House Steiner, pp. 84–85: "Arcturus" planet profile
- Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 23
- Tamar Rising, poster map
- Tamar Rising, p. 72
- Era Report: 2750, p. 37
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 159
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
- First Succession War, pp. 24–25
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36
- First Succession War, pp. 112–113
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
- Era Report: 3052, p. 11
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61
- Era Report: 3052, p. 24
- Era Report: 3062, p. 11
- Era Report: 3062, p. 30
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65
- Field Report: LAAF, p. 21
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63
- Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
- Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 17, p. 12: "Crossbow" entry
- Era Report: 3145, p. 11
- Tamar Rising, p. 25
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39
- Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - 3145"
- Shattered Fortress, p. 103
- The Price of Duty, ch. 1
- Tamar Rising, p. 27: "Growing Pains"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26: "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51: "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, pp. 6–7: "Combatants"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 31: "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Technical Readout: 3075, p. 214: "Vulture"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 52: "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52: "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 85: "Donegal Province"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 33: "The Retro Wave"
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 255: "SLDF - Lyran Commonwealth Military Command Map"
- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 9: "Regimental Status"
- First Succession War, p. 139: "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 137: "Deployment Table"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110: "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployment"
- Field Report: LAAF, p. 10: "Arcturan Guards Regimental Status"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 109: "Deployment Table - 3085"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 168: "Epsilon Galaxy"
- Elements of Treason: Duty, ch. 2
- Elements of Treason: Duty, ch. 5
- Elements of Treason: Duty, ch. 12
- Elements of Treason: Duty (novel)
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Manual: SLDF
- Field Report: LAAF
- Field Report 2765: LCAF
- First Succession War
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Jihad Turning Points: Luthien
- Objectives: Lyran Alliance
- The Price of Duty (novella)
- Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 17
- Shattered Fortress
- Tamar Rising
- Technical Readout: 3075