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System Information
X:Y Coordinates17.569 : 30.974[e]
Spectral classF8IV[1]

The Athenry system is the location of at least one habitable world, Athenry I, and as of 3145 was located in the Dieron Prefecture of the Dieron Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Athenry system is located near the Pike IV and Styx systems[2][3] and consists of a class F8IV primary orbited by two planets, the innermost of which has been inhabited for an extended period of time.[1]

System History[edit]

The Athenry system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra[4] although the date on which the system was first settled is uncertain and may be as early as the fourth quarter of the twenty-second century.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Athenry I[edit]

Athenry I
System positionFirst[1]
Jump Point distance12 days[1]
MoonsFour (Batha, Illusa, Kylos, Zule)[1]
Surface gravity1.04[1]
Atmospheric pressureHigh (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature40°C[1]
Surface water88%[1]
Highest native lifeBirds[1]
History and Culture
Population1,789,567,000 (3130)[1][44]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderTaro Winters, Legate (3130)[1][44]
CapitalNew Senna[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Athenry was one of the worlds abandoned by the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[4] but by the end of the Reunification War Athenry had become one of the worlds within the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony.[9]

Most of the plants and animals on Athenry have medicinal value, and this led to the foundation of the Athenry Institute of Medicine during the Star League-era, but the Institute wouldn't survive the Succession Wars; the Institute was destroyed by a nuclear strike during the First Succession War. After the Jihad colonists found the ruins of the Institute and uncovered them. They also uncovered ruins from an earlier time, but no one knows who created the ruins under the ruins of the Institute. These ruins, the "City of the Lost", have become a popular tourist attraction.[1]

In 2681, a small quantity of germanium ore was discovered on planet, spurring a highly valued mining industry. Airships were being employed to convey the ore from ocean platforms due to the corrosive high sulfur content of the water.

By the early Succession Wars, the local concerns would end up pressuring the Draconis Combine's government to station a company of BattleMechs and an infantry regiment of troops on planet. However the frequency of the raids by now hated House Davion forces and lack of reinforcements over the years, led the government to a brief declare independence in early 2802. Athenry being a vital source of water during the Succession Wars, caused the Combine to dispatch the Fourth Sword of Light to the planet to end the rebellion. The planetary government was forced to commit to a seppuku ceremony, to redeem their honor lost in their betrayal to the Draconis Combine. By the last decade of the thirtieth century, Athenry's germanium ore deposits would end up being mined out and its importance interstellar-wise would decline only having singular raid by Federated Suns for the valuable ore in 2999.[14]

In 3039 Athenry was a world covered in oceans, with many archipelagos. During the War of 3039 two regiments of the Blue Star Irregulars landed on the world. The garrison units surrendered quickly and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces appointed a military governor. The Blue Star Irregulars then began to build a rapport with the local citizens by not acting like the stereotypical mercenary unit depicted by the Voice of the Dragon.[45] The DCMS counterattack landed several months later, and consisted of the Twelfth Dieron Regulars and Twenty-seventh Dieron Regulars. The DCMS units had a rough landing, with the Irregulars' aerospace assets heavily damaging two DropShips and forcing an Excalibur-class DropShip to ditch in the Hoboken Sea.[46] The DCMS units were equipped with submarine and hydrofoils, and used these speedy assets to strike at Irregulars bases across the planet. The Irregulars were eventually pushed back into a small area of the world, and the Regulars began a siege. This siege lasted for three months, but the Irregulars couldn't remain in place without inflicting heavy civilian casualties. To avoid this, the Irregulars arranged a truce with the Dieron Regulars and left the world to the Dragon.[47]

By 3050, Athenry's government had devised a new means to bring revenue to its depleted coffers. A number of its fleet of airships were converted into luxury tourist air cruise liners. These ships would draw tourists to Athenry throughout the Dieron Prefecture to less expensive vacation cruises, helping to bolster the planet's sagging industries.[14]

Military Deployment[edit]



The bulk of the landmass on Athenry lies in the four large island chains dotted among the vast oceans; each island chain has a number of active volcanoes, contributing to the oppressive atmosphere of the planet. Most of the island chains consist of steep, rocky mountains and tropical foliage; the planet is too warm and too close to the system primary for polar ice caps to form.[1]

The four island chains of Athenry are named the Espalar Chain, Larsen Chain, Wandessa Chain and Zubeckis Chain. The largest island in the Espalar Chain is Lisbon and the largest island in the Larsen Chain is Golas. Of the four island chains, the Wandessa Chain is located in the equatorial regions of Athenry, while the Zubeckis Chain in the southern hemisphere and the Espalar Chain lies in the southern polar regions. The Larsen Chain lies in the northern hemisphere.[1]

Kaona Island is the largest island of the Wandessa Chain.[49]

Athenry also was notable for its heavy seas and the high sulfur content of its waters.[50][14]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Athenry Institute of medicine: a research institute located on Golas until the institute was destroyed with a nuclear strike during the Succession Wars.[1]
  • City of the Lost: primary ruins from the first planetary colonization attempt, located on Vasquez, the second largest island in the Zubeckis Chain.[1]
  • New Senna: planetary capital city, located in the mountains of Lisbon.[1]
  • Ricobar: a seaport city and the largest settlement in the equatorial Wandessa Chain.[1][51]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (74 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Pike 8.7 Styx 9.9 Asta 14.5 Dyev 15.4
Chaville 16.0 New Britain 16.6 Dieron 16.9 Altair 19.3
Imbros 19.9 Nirasaki 20.4 Saffel 20.7 Kervil 22.3
Deneb Algedi 24.0 Fomalhaut 25.8 Lambrecht 26.9 Yorii 27.4
Telos 28.0 Killbourn 28.8 Lone Star 29.5 Nashira 30.2
Caph 31.9 Quentin 34.0 Rocky 34.8 Rigil Kentarus 35.0
Moore 35.2 Sol 35.6 Kuzuu 36.1 Lockdale 36.4
New Stevens 37.3 Northwind 37.7 Ko 37.9 Atria 39.5
Sabik 40.0 Tau Ceti 41.0 Lyons 41.3 Al Na'ir 42.5
Miyazaki 43.0 Ascella 43.6 Keid 43.6 Sirius 43.7
Bryant 44.4 Nai-Stohl 44.4 Errai 44.5 New Home 44.9
Helen 45.0 Pokhara 47.0 Thorin 47.1 Muphrid 47.7
Procyon 47.7 Zollikofen 48.0 Epsilon Indi 48.0 Elix 48.9
Kaus Media 50.1 Small World 51.1 Dromini 52.1 Epsilon Eridani 52.2
Chara 52.8 Nusakan 53.8 Kaus Australis 53.8 Biham 54.6
Xi Ursae Majoris 55.0 Skondia 55.1 Alkalurops 55.4 Agador 56.2
Menkent 56.4 Carver 56.6 Towne 56.6 Lipton 57.0
Sheratan 57.4 Ancha 58.1 Murchison 58.2 Graham 58.3
Zavijava 58.4 Ingress 59.1 Kessel 61.0 Shitara 61.1


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