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

Brisbane neighboring systems
Brisbane neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 154.953 : -398.782[e]
Spectral class G2[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Brisbane system was home to at least one habitable world, Brisbane III, and as at 3145 was located in the Victoria Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Brisbane system is located near the Laconis and New Vandenburg systems[4] and consists of a class G2 primary orbited by at least three planets. During the late thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Brisbane system was colonized by the Taurian Concordat at some point during the Star League era[5][4] and by the end of the Star League era Brisbane was a part of the Hyades Union of the Taurian Concordat.[6]

Brisbane III[edit]

System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
9.11 days[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Temperate)[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3028[1]
Ruler Edward Calderon[1]
Population 15,288,000[1]
HPG (Representative) C[1]
(Precentor Braxton Horrowitz)[1]

Brisbane III - more commonly known simply as Brisbane - is the third planet in the Brisbane system. Brisbane is notable for being the home of the Brisbane Virus, a degenerative nerve disease without a known cure [7] One of the most high-profile victims of the Brisbane Virus was Janice Calderon, the eighteen-year old heir to Protector Thomas Calderon, who contracted the Virus in 3038.[8] Rumors were circulating in the 3060s that the Federated Suns had developed a cure for the Brisbane Virus, although there had been no official confirmation of this by 3067 and the rumors were circulating against a backdrop of resentment against the Federated Suns as an example of the perfidious behavior of House Davion.[9]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

Brisbane was colonized at some time during the reign of the Star League. Thanks to loans from the Terran Hegemony, the world soon became the center of a high-tech electronics industry that helped supply aerospace fighters and BattleMechs of the Nineteenth Army (Star League) with replacement components.[10]

Succession Wars[edit]

4th Succession War[edit]

Brisbane was located in the border region between the Magistracy of Canopus and the Taurian Concordat, a region where the boundaries between nations were less than clearly defined. The abundant reserves of sea life and quantities of water purification plants that had survived the first three Succession Wars made Brisbane a prized Taurian world and the scene of numerous clashes between Taurian, Magistracy and independent forces, particularly during the early thirty-first century.[11]

The unusual geography of Brisbane led to the Taurian Defense Force coming up with unorthodox methods for defending the world; a garrison of BattleMechs and infantry protected the main planetary starport, located in the northern archipelago, while the only Taurian sea-going naval contingent in the Concordat was also located on the planet.[11]

Civil War Era[edit]

The white-sand beaches found on the archipelagoes of Brisbane were a popular destination for visitors, although all visitors intending to visit the beaches were required to provide documentation proving that they had been vaccinated against the Brisbane Virus. Other popular tourist attractions on Brisbane were half-day cruises spotting the native dolphins and deep sea-fishing expeditions, although patrol boats had to maintain constant vigilance to prevent the dolphins being hunted by poachers following rumors that their skin, when dried, was a potent aphrodisiac. Whilst being found guilty of poaching only attracted a fine and loss of the guilty party's boat in the first instance, a second offense attracted a ten-year prison sentence.[12]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Edward Calderon[1]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Second Battalion[56]


Brisbane is a lush water world rich in fresh-water marine life. More than eighty percent of the landmass on Brisbane is represented in small island chains and archipelagos.[11] Among the lifeforms native to Brisbane was the Brisbane dolphin, a playful and intelligent creature with iridescent skin that had a taste for human company.[12]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Laconis 6.5 New Vandenburg 6.9 Rollis 16.0 MacLeod's Land 18.6
Pinard 21.2 Landmark 21.7 Bromhead 21.8 Girondas 23.0
Brinton 24.0 Aea 27.4 Corodiz 30.7 Non Diz 30.8
Flaum 32.1 Kern 32.3 Menion 32.4 Ishtar 34.7
Zangul 35.3 Jansen's Hold 35.5 Parian 36.2 Umgard 36.7
Larsha 37.0 Taurus 37.2 Hyades Cluster 37.5 Merlin 37.6
Burton 37.6 Enkra 37.6 Maldive 38.1 Qalzi 38.7
Samantha 38.9 Megaris 41.3 Jamestown 41.4 Regis Roost 43.5
New Vallis 43.6 Horsham 43.8 Smithon 44.3 Bergtatt 44.6
Ina 44.7 New Ganymede 47.6 Zanzibar 49.0 Mechdur 49.1
Midale 50.3 Paf 50.3 Muridox 51.2 Yuris 52.4
Katinka 52.5 Ichlangis 53.4 Mendham 54.4 Bringdam 54.5
Mangzhangdian 55.4 Illiushin 57.0


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