Connaught 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-54.292 : -40.367[e]
Spectral classM2V[1]
Recharge time203 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1]

The Connaught system was home to at least one habitable world, Connaught III, and as of 3145 was located in the Covenant Worlds province within the Free Worlds League.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

Connaught is located near the Acubens and Bordon systems[2][3] and consists of a class M2V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at the nadir and zenith jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Connaught system was settled at some point during the First Exodus from Terra.[4] By the end of the Age of War Connaught had been incorporated into the Tyrfing Province of the Terran Hegemony.[5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Connaught III[edit]

Connaught III
System positionThird[1]
Jump Point distance2.86 days[1]
Surface gravity1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature30°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water48%[1]
Highest native lifeMammals[1]
Landmasses4 (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo)[1]
History and Culture
Population361,200,000 (3079)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
HPG ClassB[1]

Connaught III, more commonly known simply as Connaught, is the third planet in the system and has hosted facilities operated by the noted defense contractor Kong Interstellar.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, the Rookery Drydocks, an orbital facility over Connaught, served as the homeport of the Seventeenth Fleet of the Star League Defense Force.[31]

In 2775, Captain-General Kenyon Marik deployed the Second Marik Militia to Connaught, in a blatant attempt to secure the Terran Hegemony world for the Free Worlds League. Under the guise of "providing relief to the overextended Star League Defense Force," the Second made an attempt to take control of the Kong Interstellar Corporation plant on the planet. the Kong Interstellar plant was a key military supplier that was rebuilding to pre–Civil War production levels, and was considered an important piece of infrastructure by the SLDF. The SLDF had no intention of simply giving up the plant, and a standoff between the Militia and the SLDF troops began, broken when shots were fired. In the resulting skirmish two companies of the Militia were destroyed, and the SLDF disarmed the remainder of the regiment and interned the personnel. Initially held on Connaught, the regiment was subsequently shipped to an interment camp on Talitha that Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky ordered built specifically to hold the Second.[32]

Kenyon Marik demanded the release of the Second, as well as compensation for the damage the Militia had been taken, while FWLM regiments attempting to occupy four other recently-liberated Hegemony worlds issued ultimatums to the SLDF garrisons, demanding that they leave the worlds in the hands of the Free Worlds League forces. The SLDF responded by forcibly disarming and deporting each of the four regiments, although the SLDF troops allowed the aid workers who had traveled with them to remain; hostile communications between Kenyon Marik and Aleksandr Kerensky were exchanged for some time, causing Kerensky to commit more troops to defending worlds on the Free Worlds League border than he had originally planned. The personnel from the Second were repatriated, with most of the regiment back in Free Worlds League space by August, but five members of the regiment were tried and convicted for crimes against the SLDF. This included Colonel Lisl Stephenson, the Second's Commanding Officer. Those convicted received sentences of between eight and thirty years each.[32]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Using the Fourth Succession War, Cranston Snord's Irregulars would raid Connaught more than once. These raids were implemented to draw away Free Worlds League forces so they could not reinforce Procyon and Wasat against Tikonov Free Republic attacks. It was during the second such raid that Shalimar Windall gave his life against elements of the Gryphons in the Brass Hill so the Irregulars could escape.[33][34]


In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties—few of which were larger than a single Level III—struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang, and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation took the brunt of the fighting.[35][36]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • Eighteenth Marik Militia[38]



  • Eighteenth Marik Militia[41]
  • Romanov's Crusaders[42]


- At this point in time, the VII Protectors were at 60% of full strength, with 72% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.



Connaught has four continents named Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Brass Hills: region of the planet and site of an important engagement during the Fourth Succession War.[34]
  • Ranelagh: the planetary capital city, located on Galway[1]
  • Skellig: a city and the location on Leitrim of the Kong Interstellar manufacturing facilities. Skellig was also the site of the main planetary militia base.[1]
  • Rookery Drydocks: an orbital facility that served as homeport for the Star League Naval Forces[31]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (66 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Acubens 10.6 Bordon 11.2 New Dallas 14.9 Nathan 15.6
Alphard 16.1 Irian 17.8 Miaplacidus 18.5 Remulac 18.9
Talitha 20.9 Van Diemen 21.5 Tabit 24.4 Marcus 25.2
Dieudonné 25.4 Pliska 25.9 Savannah 26.1 Callison 26.6
Castor 27.4 Dubhe 29.2 Zosma 30.3 Devil's Rock 30.9
Chertan 32.1 Elbing 32.3 Pollux 33.7 Blue Sava 33.8
Wyatt 34.6 Wing 36.1 Aquileia 36.4 Catroxx 36.8
Wasat 37.2 Afleir 37.5 Augustine 38.0 Alhena 38.2
Hechnar 40.1 Oliver 40.2 Hall 40.5 Avellaneda 42.0
Denebola 42.1 Graham 43.0 Marik 43.1 Phecda 43.7
Alchiba 44.2 Milton 44.3 Hamilton 45.0 Zavijava 45.9
Xi Ursae Majoris 46.6 Mandal 48.1 Shiloh 49.0 Berenson 50.9
Lipton 51.0 Outreach 51.5 St. Gall 51.6 Adhafera 52.1
Grobin 52.4 Carver 52.7 Chara 53.1 Tania Borealis 53.9
Kalidasa 54.3 Alioth 54.5 Haddings 55.3 Cor Caroli 56.4
Chisholm 56.8 Bonaire 57.0 Thorin 57.3 Procyon 57.3
Abadan 57.8 New Hope 59.4 Tau Ceti 60.3 Gacrux 60.4


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