Cor Caroli

Cor Caroli
Cor Caroli 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-62.301 : 15.463[e]
Star namesTwo
Spectral classA0VI, F0V[1]

The Cor Caroli system was home to at least one habitable world, Cor Caroli II, and as of 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Cor Caroli system is located near the Alioth and Mizar systems[2][3] and is a binary star system with a hot A0VI-class Subdwarf star and a much cooler F0V-class star. The planets and asteroid belt orbit the cooler star. The dwarf star is nearly 680 AU away from the inhabitable worlds, but even over that great distance the electromagnetic radiation it emits interrupts communications and interferes with navigation systems.[1]

System History[edit]

The Cor Caroli system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus 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]

Cor Caroli II[edit]

Cor Caroli II
System positionSecond[1]
Jump Point distance52 days[1]
MoonsNone (asteroid ring)[1]
Surface gravity1.11[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature50°C[1]
Surface water71%[1]
Highest native lifeReptiles[1]
History and Culture
Population3,025,000,000 (3130)[40][1]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderMachas Hollebowitz, Legate (3130)[40][1]

Cor Caroli II - more commonly known simply as Cor Caroli - is the second planet in the system and, like the other planets in this binary system, orbits the F0V-class star.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The initial settlers were interested in the vast stores of minerals and metal ores available both on Cor Caroli itself and in the asteroid belt. Unfortunately these plans were interrupted when several nickel-iron asteroids were sent to the planet via Mass Driver. The computations used to plot the course of the asteroids were incorrect, and these asteroids landed on the planet's surface. These impacts destroyed several cities and launched a great deal of ash, dirt, and other planetary material into the atmosphere, creating a "limited nuclear winter" that lasted for several decades.[1]

Despite this setback Cor Caroli continued to attract new settlers. By the time of the Star League Cor Caroli was jointly overseen by the Lyran Commonwealth and Terran Hegemony. Both nations had corporations that held operations on the world. After the fall of the Star League the world became part of the Lyran Commonwealth. The Free Worlds League and Draconis Combine raided the world many times during the Succession Wars, but the mining operations continued to produce. Repairs and rebuilding to the plants kept them functioning, albeit at a lower rate. By 2950 however, nearly one-fifth (20%) of the mining operations production had been permanently lost.[1]

In 3039, Cor Caroli was raided by the Silver Hawks' Gryphons regiment. After refusing to pay a levy for nearly one month, under the threat of damage to their industry and counterinvasion, the planetary authorities finally conceded. The Gryphons returned home, wealthier and triumphant.[41]

Cor Caroli was annexed peacefully by the Word of Blake during the Jihad and incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate by the 1st of August 3068,[33] Having occupied Cor Caroli, the Blakists largely ignored the planet because of the great distance between the jump points and Cor Caroli.[1] Cor Caroli was the first target of the Lyran portion of Operation SCOUR, the invasion of the Protectorate by the allied coalition. Under the command of Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner allied forces invaded Cor Caroli on the 21st of January 3077 and liberated the world in less than a week.[35] The allied coalition forces assigned to the attack on Cor Caroli consisted of the Skye Guards, the First Crucis Lancers and the Seventh Free Worlds Legionnaires; Duke Kelswa-Steiner's campaign involved the Guards and the Lancers attacking the Blakist forces head on outside the city of Manovota, with the Legionnaires providing cover. The Blakists retreated after taking approximately twenty percent losses, with losses climbing up to fifty percent in subsequent skirmishes. Down to half strength, the Word forces evacuated Cor Caroli, leaving the planet in coalition hands after only a week. A victorious news broadcast covering the liberation of Cor Caroli was issued by Myra Kellison of Tharkad Media Associates.[42]

In contrast with many Blakist-occupied worlds Cor Caroli was almost undamaged at the end of the Jihad, and in 3081 the Lyran Alliance ceded the world to the Republic of the Sphere.[1]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Planetary Governor Kaitlyn MacDougal[1]
  • Planetary Legate Machas Hollebowitz[1]

Military Deployment[edit]




Cor Caroli has four major continents named Carboniri, Ferrini, Nikallini and Pluribi. Carboniri suffered a number of asteroid impacts soon after the planet was colonized as a result of misjudged orbital mining efforts. Carboniri and Ferrini are in the northern hemisphere, Carboniri in the northeast and Ferrini in the northwest. Nikallini lies in the southern hemisphere, while Pluribi is at the south pole.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Corriolas: the planetary capital city, located on Ferrini.[1]
  • Manovota: site of a major battle during Operation SCOUR.[42]
  • Maureen: the largest city on Nikallini and location of the headquarters of the Caroli Mining Corporation, the largest mining corporation active in the system in the thirty-second century.[1]

Companies and Industries[edit]

  • Caroli Mining Corporation[1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (67 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alioth 3.7 Mizar 9.3 Milton 12.8 Alchiba 14.7
Alcor 18.3 Haddings 18.3 Galatea 20.5 Summer 20.7
Phecda 20.9 Afleir 21.5 Syrma 24.1 Wyatt 24.3
Gacrux 24.7 Menkent 25.2 Zosma 28.6 Wing 29.4
Denebola 29.8 Lipton 29.8 Callison 30.5 Marcus 31.2
Dubhe 32.6 Shiloh 32.9 Chertan 33.4 Zollikofen 33.6
Zebebelgenubi 33.6 Chara 34.3 Zavijava 34.3 Muphrid 34.9
Alhena 36.1 Skye 36.3 Oliver 37.9 Castor 38.9
Nusakan 39.1 Thorin 39.5 Vindemiatrix 39.6 Alkalurops 39.7
Devil's Rock 40.3 Zaniah 41.0 Carsphairn 41.2 New Dallas 41.6
Xi Ursae Majoris 43.0 Dieudonné 43.3 Pollux 43.7 Alkaid 44.8
Lyons 45.7 Rocky 46.5 Graham 46.6 Kochab 47.4
Bordon 48.9 Alphecca 49.0 Skondia 50.4 Aquileia 50.6
Seginus 51.4 Tau Ceti 51.4 Ko 52.6 Algorab 52.6
Tabit 52.6 Laiaka 54.5 Yorii 54.6 Remulac 55.9
Connaught 56.4 Unukalhai 56.6 Killbourn 57.3 Talitha 57.5
Kalidasa 58.1 Atria 58.7 Catroxx 59.2 Rochelle 60.2


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