This article is about the planetary system in the Federated Suns. For other uses, see Bristol (disambiguation).

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Bristol nearby systems
Bristol nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 179.097 : -65.984[e]
Spectral class K5V[1]
Recharge time 196 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Bristol system was home to at least one habitable world, Bristol II, and as of 3145 was located in the Markesan Operational Area of the Crucis March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Bristol system is located near the Manteno and Wroxeter systems[2][3] and consists of a class K5V primary orbited by at least two planets. During the late thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Bristol system was colonized during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was located close to the border of the Federated Suns when the Crucis Pact was signed in the early twenty-fourth century.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Bristol II[edit]

Bristol II
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
4.12 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.85[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 22°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Amphibians[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Cardiff[1]
Population 2,201,973,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-C-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Bristol was once a heavily industrialized world, but the ravages of the Succession Wars have reduced its importance to the single weapons manufacturer located on the planet, Jolassa-Kumbold Armored Weapons, whose plant is located outside the capital city, Cardiff.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Bristol was invaded during the second half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2791.[11] When word began to spread of the genocide being conducted on Kentares IV by Coordinator Jinjiro Kurita, Armed Forces of the Federated Suns units began to launch vengeful cross-border attacks and raids in retaliation against the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery. The first to cross the border were the Third Deneb Light Cavalry, the Seventh Crucis Lancers and the Twentieth Syrtis Fusiliers - all units with recent ties to Kentares. Hitting various worlds near Goderich in October 2797, by mid-November the three commands had liberated both Logandale and Marlette, breaking the DCMS defensive lines on both worlds. Other units were quickly following suit, with AFFS troops landing on Bristol in November, and in December AFFS units near New Avalon launched assaults on both Delavan and Odell, throwing themselves at the leading edge of the Combine invasion. These early attacks were heralds of the AFFS shaking off the low morale of earlier years, and the beginning of a resurgence that would see the AFFS recapture most of the systems lost to the Combine.[33]

Military Deployment[edit]



Bristol is a cold, dry and sandy world with low gravity.[35] It has two major continents named Cornwall and Cymru.[1]

The planet's large Ashwood Desert is used for military war games and maneuvers.[35]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Cardiff: The planetary capital city of Bristol, located on Cymru.[1]
  • Derby: a city near the Ashwood Desert.<ref name=THtF>

Industrial Centers[edit]


The names of the planet, continents and capital city on Bristol are a hodgepodge of names drawn from the southwestern regions of the United Kingdom. Bristol is a major city located in England, close to the border with Wales, and for much of British history was the second-largest city in the British Isles (after London, the capital). The continent named Cornwall is named for the most southwestern county of the British mainland; the name of the second continent, Cymru, is the name for Wales in Welsh. Bristol's capital city, Cardiff, is the capital city of modern Wales, although the Welsh name for Cardiff is written as Caedrygg.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (43 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Manteno 11.7 Wroxeter 14.4 Flushing 16.4 Beecher 16.5
McHenry 18.6 Amiga 23.2 Batavia 24.4 Barstow 26.5
Listowel 29.0 Versailles 32.0 Rosamond 32.3 Sanilac 32.5
Marlette 32.6 Scudder 34.5 Muskegon 36.3 Goderich 38.4
Everett 38.8 Avawatz 39.1 Farwell 40.8 Cholame 41.8
Tiskilwa 42.3 Markesan 43.3 New Valencia 43.9 Tawas 44.6
Chota 44.7 Acoma 45.5 Corydon 46.3 Johnsondale 46.7
Logandale 46.8 Reinhardstein 47.1 Beten Kaitos 48.4 Emerson 50.2
Layover 52.4 Goshen 52.9 Ulan Batar 53.2 Tedibyhr 54.4
Tecumseh 55.7 Waycross 57.5 Edwards 57.8 Exeter 58.7
Chebanse 59.0 Blandinsville 59.0 Angelsey 59.2 Sonnia 60.5


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