Capolla 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates8.003 : -41.409[e]
Spectral classF6VI[1]

The Capolla system was the location of at least one habitable world, Capolla VI, and as of 3145 was located in the Republic of the Sphere.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Capolla system is located close to the Brownsville and Elgin systems[4] and consisted of a class F6VI primary orbited by nine planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Capolla system was colonized during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra,[5] following the discovery of the habitable world of Capolla VI in the twenty-second century.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Capolla VI[edit]

System positionSixth[1]
Jump Point distance14 days[1]
Moons1 (Nobel)[1]
Surface gravity0.83[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature33°C[1]
Surface water77%[1]
Highest native lifeBirds[1]
Landmasses4 (Konowalchuk, Dominus, Matlabor, New Australia)[1]
History and Culture
Population1,764,820,000 (3130)[1][37]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderProvost General Maxwell Young (3068),[38]
Legate Erin Hwang (3130)[1][37]

Capolla VI, more commonly known simply as Capolla, is the sixth planet of nine in the Capolla system and has a single moon named Nobel.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Capolla had a long and productive relationship with the neighboring world of Terra Firma. The two worlds often worked together to meet their mutual needs. Capolla's large ore deposits and other raw materials made it well-suited for industrial production. Combined with Terra Firma's agricultural output the two worlds formed a strong economic block in their area. Their economic power was so great that they were given significant freedom of action when they joined the Terran Hegemony.[1]

This relative independence would be honored by every interstellar power who later tried to claim the two worlds;[1] Capolla was one of some fifty-one heavily contested worlds to have been placed under Terran Hegemony authority as a jointly administered world during the Age of War or Star League era. During the First Succession War Capolla once more became a flashpoint between the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation.[12]

Third Succession War[edit]

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In the last decade of the Third Succession War, the Black Inferno mercenary unit pillaged sites all around the Inner Sphere, driving people from their lands to unearth lost Star League facilities. One of their stops was in Marik space near the Liao border, creating an international crisis when refugees had no choice but to cross into Liao territory. The local governor on Hsien refused to allow them passage home, prompting Marik to hire a mercenary group to assassinate the governor to teach House Liao a lesson and open up the border. Instead, Liao doubled down and launched raids against border posts, forcing Marik to respond in kind and destroy a urban military logistics center on Capolla to weaken the CCAF enough to allow the refugees to return.[39]

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Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following negotiations between Colonel Pavel Ridzik, chief military advisor to Chancellor Maximilian Liao, and AFFS Lieutenant General Ardan Sortek, conducted in February 3029 Ridzik created a new nation, the Tikonov Free Republic. The Republic was created by incorporating those worlds of the Tikonov Commonality that hadn't already been conquered during the first half of the Fourth Succession War. Ridzik returned to Elgin, the new capital of the Tikonov Free Republic, on the 3rd of March 3029 and swiftly began implementing a new government consisting of family members, friends and other appointees loyal to himself, purging dissident elements on the various Republic worlds and taking the opportunity to settle old scores. Capolla was one of the systems incorporated into the Republic.[20]

The Jihad[edit]

After the chaos of Operation GUERRERO Terra Firma and Capolla joined forces to form the Terracap Confederation. This small organization existed until the Word of Blake established their Protectorate and encouraged the two worlds to join. Even the Blakists only administered the world with a light hand. In exchange however the Capollians allowed the Blakists to station troops and build "reeducation centers" on the world. The Capollians studiously ignored the rumors and rumblings that came from those facilities for most of the Jihad.[1]

An interview conducted by Cristen Gardner of MERCNET in early 3077 gave the mercenary unit Deliah's Gauntlet the opportunity to speak about the incorporation of Capolla into the Protectorate, and the reasons behind the Gauntlet fleeing from Capolla in 3076. Finn indicated that the Blakists had initially treated the population and the mercenaries well, giving the population substantial liberties and a feeling of freedom, but from 3072 onwards the Word had actively cultivated a restrictive, paranoid attitude among the population, similar to that of the days when Capolla had been a part of the Capellan Confederation. This reached a peak in 3075, when paranoia and suspicion combined with rumors of the presence of weapons of mass destruction led elements of the civilian population and local Militia to treat the resident population from the One Star Faith as scapegoats, based on the advanced technology the Faithful possessed.[31]

Having struck against the Faithful, the Militia then mustered to attack the Gauntlet, who managed to flee into the jungle before the Militia engaged. Supported with supplies and information from the local population, the Gauntlet managed to fight a guerrilla war against the Militia forces, avoiding major confrontations and engagements, until the Militia massed to strike against them. The Gauntlet defeated the militia at the cost of a lance of their own 'Mechs and one of their MechWarriors; the Gauntlet then managed to seize a Union-class DropShip from the Militia and escape off world, although they were unable to rescue the surviving One Star Faithful left on Capolla.[31]

When Operation SCOUR came to the world, the militia split nearly evenly down pro-Blakist and anti-Blakist lines. The resulting combat heavily damaged the cities, which required significant rebuilding.[1]

Dark Age[edit]

In a deal between Clan Sea Fox and the Republic of the Sphere a factory to produce ClanTech units, specifically the Roadrunner but potentially others, was inaugurated in 3112. It was scheduled to pass from Sea Fox control to Republic regulations in 3127.[40] Capolla was captured by the Capellan Confederation during Operation BÀOYÌNG in 3150[36]

Military Deployment[edit]





  • Deliah's Gauntlet (Company)[31]


  • Deliah's Gauntlet (Company)[46]



Capolla has four major landmasses; two of these continents, Dominus and Konowalchuk, lie on the equator, while Matlabor is at the south pole. The fourth continent, New Australia, is a large island continent located in the northern hemisphere. Much of the three warmer continents on Capolla are covered with jungles.[1]

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In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Campaign Mission "Collateral Damage," Capolla is depicted as a lush canyon biome with good visibility.[39]

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Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Parisia: a notable city located on New Australia and home to Thaddeus Enterprises[1]
  • Stockdale: the planetary capital city, located on either Dominus or Konowalchuk[1]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (79 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Chisholm 11.5 Brownsville 11.7 Outreach 13.0 Hsien 13.1
Terra Firma 16.5 Nanking 18.0 Hall 22.1 Mandal 22.2
Epsilon Eridani 22.7 Carver 24.7 Bex 24.7 Zurich 24.9
Tall Trees 26.3 Saiph 26.8 Aldebaran 28.5 Bryant 28.7
New Home 28.7 Hechnar 29.2 Menkalinan 30.3 Wasat 30.9
New Canton 31.5 Keid 31.7 Acamar 31.7 Procyon 33.0
Epsilon Indi 33.4 Sirius 35.2 Genoa 36.0 Woodstock 36.5
Arboris 36.6 Berenson 36.8 Cynthiana 37.8 New Stevens 38.1
Sheratan 38.4 Belluevue 39.3 Bhaktapur 40.6 Van Diemen 40.8
Caph 41.1 Sol 42.2 Zion 42.5 Talitha 42.7
Fletcher 42.7 Tabit 43.2 Graham 44.2 Rigil Kentarus 45.3
Kristiandsund 45.5 Northwind 46.5 Azha 46.9 Pollux 47.2
Kawich 47.3 Ingress 47.4 Blue Sava 48.5 Fomalhaut 48.5
Xi Ursae Majoris 48.9 Tau Ceti 48.9 Nopah 49.7 Bharat 50.9
Gan Singh 50.9 Slocum 51.3 Devil's Rock 51.3 Manennaia 52.0
Oliver 52.6 Ningpo 52.8 Ruchbah 52.8 Kyrkbacken 53.1
Myrvoll 53.7 Castor 54.4 Lockdale 54.5 Altair 55.2
Small World 55.6 Killbourn 56.1 Saffel 56.1 Dieron 56.5
Irian 56.6 Hamal 56.9 Zavijava 57.2 Pleione 57.9
Thorin 58.6 Hamilton 59.2 Basalt 59.5 Asuncion 60.3


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