This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 5 of the Overhaul effort.

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

System Information
X:Y Coordinates -719.505 : 1103.647[e]
Spectral class G6V[1]
Recharge time 187 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Asturias system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Asturias V, and as at 3086 is located in the Deep Periphery nation known as the Escorpión Imperio.[2]

System Description[edit]

The Asturias system is located near the León and Valencia systems[3] and consists of a class G6V primary orbited by at least five planets.[1]

System History[edit]

Asturias was one of the systems that formed a part of the region in the Deep Periphery known as Nueva Castile.[3]

Asturias V[edit]

System position 5th[1]
Jump point
7.01 days[1]
Moons 2 (Grable, Mansfield)[1]
Surface gravity 0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 32°C (Temperate-Hot)[1]
Surface water 65%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Sanctum[1]
Population 61,200,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-C-D-B[1]
HPG (Representative) None[1]

Asturias V - more commonly known simply as Asturias - is the fifth planet in the Asturias system and for centuries served as the capital of the Castilian Principalities. Asturias was home to one of the few defense industries to be found within Nueva Castile[1] prior to the Clan Goliath Scorpion invasion.

Planetary History[edit]

Asturias was one of the worlds that formed a part of the Deep Periphery region known as Nueva Castile, and was the traditional capital of the Castilian Principalities.[3] In 3080 Nueva Castile was invaded by Clan Goliath Scorpion, who had been Abjured by the other Clans within the Clan Homeworlds. The Goliath Scorpions were in urgent need of resources following the loss of all of their holdings in the Homeworlds, and had raided a number of worlds within the region in the preceeding decade. Having planned for an invasion of Nueva Castile at some point, the Abjuration of the Goliath Scorpions precipitated an immediate invasion, but having conquered both the Castilian Principalities and the Umayyad Caliphate the Goliath Scorpions then attempted to integrate the three disparate nations into a single new nation, the Escorpión Imperio.[2] The Goliath Scorpions established the capital of the Escorpión Imperio to Granada.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

- At this point in time all Castilian Principalities units are operating at 90% of full strength, with 15% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.[5]


Asturias has three continents named Franco, Sanctorum and Volksmarch.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Sanctum: the planetary capital city, located on Sanctorum.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image gallery[edit]


As information on Nueva Castile is sparse, the designation "Nueva Castile" has been used to show the political affiliation of Aragon until a source confirms whether the world is currently a part of the Castilian Principalities or the Umayyad Caliphate in any given year.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Valencia 23.0 León 28.3 Navarre 43.7 Aragon 57.0
Córdoba 57.2


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Objectives: Periphery, p. 33, "Asturias"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wars of Reaving, p. 158-160, "Escorpión Imperio (Periphery Nation)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Report: Periphery, p. 24, "Last Known Deep Periphery Deployment Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Explorer Corps, p. 58, "Nueva Castile"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 18, "Last Known Deep Periphery Deployment Map"
  6. Objectives: Periphery, p. 33, "Sanctuary Station"