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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
Brighton nearby systems (3151)
|X:Y Coordinates||79.087 : -200.359[e]|
The Brighton system is located near the Relevow and Taga systems and consists of a class F9III primary orbited by at least four planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point. The Brighton system was also home to the notorious prison moon known as Brazen Heart.
The Brighton system was colonised at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a part of the St. Ives Mercantile League prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.
Planetary flag of Brighton
| Jump point
|Highest native life||Mammal|
|Ruler||Lady Yvette Brazeau|
|HPG (Representative)||B (Precentor Helga Orr)|
Brighton IV - more commonly known simply as Brighton - is the fourth planet in the Brighton system and has at least one moon, an arid satellite used as a prison for political prisoners and known colloquially as Brazen Heart.
Brighton was originally settled by miners looking to exploit the copper and silver ores on the world. These miners later joined the St. Ives Mercantile Association, and later the Capellan Confederation. The Capellan industrial complex made good use of the refined ores from Brighton. Brighton's other claim to fame was that it is the site of the only official Capellan political prison.
Brazen Heart is a satellite of Brighton. Frequently described as a world with fierce deserts, it was primarily used as a prison colony, featuring several copper mines where prisoners work. The local flora is edible, but provides no nutritional value. Many escaped prisoners have been found dead from starvation with full stomachs of local plants.
Maximillian Liao was always worried that an uprising by the prisoners would take control of the moon. He ordered the creation of the Hong Lung Interdiction Station which was a space station designed to destroy any shuttles and DropShips that might carry escaping prisoners.
Prior to the Fourth Succession War, the Capellan Confederation maintained Brazen Heart as a supposedly secret prison colony for political dissidents. However, there was an active network of dissidents throughout the Confederation who were able to travel from and to Brazen Heart even then. Hanya No Cha was born on Brazen Heart to a commoner's family. Following her secret marriage to Tormana Liao Chancellor Maximilian Liao, Tormana's father, annulled her marriage to his son by decree. Fearing that her life might be in jeopardy, Tormana had her secretly smuggled back to Brazen Heart in or just prior to 3021. The world remained one of the established homes of the couple after the Fourth Succession War.
When the St. Ives Commonality seceded from the Confederation to become the independent St. Ives Compact after the war, the Brazen Heart prison was closed. It was reopened when the Compact rejoined the Confederation three decades later.
- 2366 - St. Ives Mercantile League 
- 2367 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2571 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2596 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2750 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2765 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2822 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2864 - Federated Suns 
- 3025 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3030 - St Ives Compact 
- 3040 - St. Ives Compact 
- 3050 - St Ives Compact 
- 3052 - St. Ives Compact 
- 3054 - St Ives Compact 
- 3057 - St. Ives Compact 
- 3058 - St Ives Compact 
- 3063 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3067 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3075 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3079 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3081 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3085 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3130 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3135 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3145 - Capellan Confederation 
- Lady Yvette Brazeau
- Raymond's Armored Infantry
- Raymond's Armored Infantry
| Closest 72 systems (71 within 60 light-years)|
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 150, "Brighton"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 82
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 126
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 125
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 165
- Think like a Liao
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 126
- 20 Year Update, p. 90
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War "
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
- Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War "
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War "
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War "
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War "
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
- Objective Raids, p. 43 - "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
- Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3057"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero "
- Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - 3063"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War "
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere "
- Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Deployment Map - August 3079"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update, p. 29, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 110 - "Mercenary Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Manual: Mercenaries
- Handbook: House Liao
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130 (fan made)
- Objective Raids
- Think like a Liao (Shrapnel anthology)
- Warrior: Coupé