Beta VII
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Beta nearby systems
Beta nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -154.824 : 384.33[e]

The Beta VII system was the location of at least one habitable world and as of 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Beta VII system is located close to the Golandrinas and Malibu systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Beta VII system was colonized during the First Exodus from Terra.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Beta VII[edit]

Beta VII

Planetary History[edit]

Beta VII was one of four worlds acquired by the Rim Worlds Republic between 2347 and 2371 as an attempt by Arabella Rowe to expand the capabilities of the Republic armed forces; Beta VII was intended to be a "hedgehog", a giant fortified firebase that Republican forces could use to slow the advance of any invading force.[3] The Lyran Commonwealth annexed Beta VII during the 2773-2775 Commonwealth-Republic War.[10]

During the late Third Succession War the world of Beta VII maintained a Commonwealth base.[31]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Beta VII was conquered by Clan Jade Falcon during the Third Wave of Operation REVIVAL in June 3050. At the time the planet was defended only by the ill-equipped Beta VII Militia, composed of a lance of Locusts and Valkyries, a company of tanks and an infantry battalion. When the 124th Striker Cluster attacked they made short work of the defenders: Star Colonel Abraham Chi-Li personally destroyed the light 'Mech lance by himself, stating later that he had found his Trial of Position to have been a more difficult fight, and the infantry were easily routed by the battle armored Elementals. Only the tank company gave any good account of themselves, destroying three OmniMechs before being wiped out. While a few militiamen escaped into the woods to continue resistance, the majority returned to civilian life.[32]

Military Deployment[edit]





  • The novel Decision at Thunder Rift, a very early product, mentioned a number of worlds that were not mentioned elsewhere in BattleTech canon for decades to come. In the novel's German edition, these were exchanged for other (canonical) worlds. Drune II thus became Beta VII in the German edition, leading to some speculation if they might be the same system in BattleTech canon proper. However, the existence and location of Drune II has been confirmed in canon since, establishing it as a different world from Beta VII.[31]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (31 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Malibu 11.5 Golandrinas 16.7 Blackjack 20.0 Hot Springs 22.8
Derf 26.1 Wotan 27.2 Black Earth 27.2 Butler 30.0
Goat Path 30.8 Renren 32.0 Roadside 34.0 Waldorff 34.4
Biegga 35.0 Kookens Pleasure Pit 39.9 Trell 40.9 Somerset 41.6
Alyina 47.8 Blue Hole 47.8 Treeline 47.9 Twycross 50.2
Bone-Norman 50.8 Kikuyu 52.0 Pasig 52.7 Anywhere 53.2
Persistence 53.3 Apollo 54.3 Denizli 55.8 Barcelona 56.9
Apolakkia 58.4 Maxie's Planet 58.6 Mogyorod 59.6 Here 60.7


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 19: "Mishka's Diplomacy"
  4. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18: "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
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  8. Field Manual: SLDF, Map: Inner Sphere 2764
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, Map: Inner Sphere 2765
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  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
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  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 22: "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 10: "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 154: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 28: "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70: "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  24. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  25. Field Report: Clans, p. 22: "Deployment Map - [3079]"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62: "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  29. Shattered Fortress, p. 102-103: "Inner Sphere - [3151] Map"
  30. Tamar Rising, poster map
  31. 31.0 31.1 Decision at Thunder Rift, p. 174: (see Notes)
  32. 32.0 32.1 Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 39
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. 169: "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"