Carnwath 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates−63.082 : 82.416[e]
Spectral classK5IV[1]

The Carnwath system was home to at least one habitable world, Carnwath III, and as of 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Carnwath system is located near the Glengarry and Izar systems[2][3] and consists of seven planets orbiting a class K5IV primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Carnwath system was colonized at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Federation of Skye prior to the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Carnwath III[edit]

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 3[1]
Jump point
4 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.16[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 54°C[1]
Surface water 53%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Victor Xianglo, Governor (3130)[31][1]
Justin O'Mallory, Legate (3130)[31][1]
Capital Carnwath City[1]
Population 963,000,000 (3130)[31][1]

Carnwath III - more commonly known simply as Carnwath - is the third planet in the Carnwath system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Carnwath had little to recommend it. It lacked both the resources and strategic location that made other worlds targets during the Succession Wars. Its only claim to fame was the Ruins of Carnwath, which some people believed were the remnants of an alien civilization and which had caused a brief wave of panic when first discovered during the early days of human space exploration.[1]

The Ruins - which consisted of five rough pyramid shapes in a crater ringed by rock formations resembling vaguely humanoid faces - were the subject of an archaeological study to determine their origin. Although the rock formations bore a resemblance to the carved statues found on Easter Island on Terra, the archaeologists took less than six months to confirm that the structures were simply a product of the local natural process of erosion from wind and water exposing the remains of a long-ago asteroid strike. The rock formations and the pyramids were composed mainly of metallic ores, including unusual but naturally occurring radium deposits, and were the remnants of an asteroid that had partially liquefied whilst falling to the surface of Carnwath before fragmenting on impact. The humanoid remains discovered nearby that had also been cited as proof of the link between the pyramids and alien intelligence were similarly disproven by a brief exobiological expedition that determined that the remains were actually those of an indigenous amphibian desert scavenger that resembled the prehistoric velociraptors, and had likely been killed when the asteroid struck. Despite these scientific studies, visitors who believed in alien intelligence continued to visit Carnwath to see the ruins well into the thirty-second century, almost eight hundred years after Carnwath was first explored.[1]

Carnwath has a humid atmosphere which caused insects to become a daily problem and forced the natives to wear protective outfits.[32]

Dark Age[edit]

Carnwath's people were known for their savvy business sense. Their business savvy was put to use in 3134, while the Republic was failing, the business people of Carnwath cut a deal with neighboring worlds to form a coalition of worlds. Carnwath became the capital of the Carnwath Coalition.[citation needed]

The Carnwath and the other Coalition worlds people struck a deal with Clan Jade Falcon when the Falcons invaded later in 3134, so that they could coexist within the aegis of Clan Jade Falcon's territory. Carnwath offered tribute to the Falcons while continuing to control their internal affairs while they were ruled by the Falcons.[citation needed]

During the Dark Age the northern continent of Wartholi was considered to be the center of Carnwath's commerce and industry, although three quarters of the planetary population actually lived on Carnwath's two southern continents.[1]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Planetary Governor: Victor Xianglo[1]
  • Planetary Legate: Justin O'Mallory[1]

Military Deployment[edit]



Carnwath has three major landmasses, a continent named Wartholi in the northern hemisphere and the continents of Blanith and Kormyri in the southern hemisphere.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Carnwath City: the planetary capital city, located on Wartholi.[1]
  • Ruins of Carnwath: located on Wartholi, 300 km west of Carnwath City.[1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 52 systems (50 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Glengarry 14.7 Izar 15.3 Zebeneschamali 16.6 Ryde 20.0
Kochab 20.6 Unukalhai 21.0 Freedom 25.4 Alphecca 26.1
Marfik 27.2 Seginus 27.5 Balkan 30.3 Komephoros 30.5
Skye 31.6 Chaffee 32.3 Kimball 32.4 La Blon 32.7
Nekkar 33.5 Alexandria 34.0 Gladius 34.5 Eaton 35.1
Zebebelgenubi 36.5 Skondia 41.2 Yed Posterior 41.3 Yed Prior 41.6
Alrakis 43.2 Syrma 43.6 Baxter 43.9 Laurieston 44.9
Konstance 45.1 Dromini 45.2 Alkalurops 46.1 Corridan 46.4
Laiaka 46.9 Alkaid 47.1 Nusakan 48.3 Galatea 49.2
Whittington 49.4 Kessel 50.0 Edasich 50.7 Carsphairn 54.6
Alcor 54.8 Kirkcaldy 55.8 Atria 56.2 Sabik 56.4
Auldhouse 58.1 Carstairs 58.6 Ko 59.2 Lyons 59.3
Summer 59.4 New Wessex 59.4 Eaglesham 60.1 Canonbie 60.9


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