This article is about the planetary system. For the battlecruiser, see Coventry (Individual Tharkad-class WarShip).

Coventry 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-257.862 : 221.263[e]
Star names1
Spectral classF4V[1][2]
Recharge time175 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Nadir, Zenith[1][2]

The Coventry system was home to at least one habitable world, Coventry III, and as of 3151, it was the administrative capital of the Coventry Province of the Lyran Commonwealth.[3]

System Description[edit]

The Coventry system is located near the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Tsinan systems[4][5] and consists of a class F4V primary orbited by at least three worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the both the nadir and zenith jump points.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Coventry system was colonized at some point in the late twenty-fourth century, after the founding of the Lyran Commonwealth.[6][7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Coventry III[edit]

Coventry III
Coventry Orbital View.jpg
System positionThird[1][2]
Jump Point distance16.10 days[1][2]
Moons1 (Wellston)[1][2]
Surface gravity1.01[1][2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature35°C (Mild-Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water80%[1][2]
Highest native lifeMammals[1][2]
Landmasses4 (Auckland, Dunnigan, Sydnallia, Veracruz)[2]
History and Culture
Population1,549,000,000 (3025),[39]
3,721,000,000 (3058),[40]
3,785,000,000 (3067),[1]
3,623,000,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Coventry
Political LeaderPlanetary Chairman
CapitalPort St. William[1]
HPG ClassA[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Nora Baken (3025)[39]

Coventry III, more commonly referred to simply as Coventry, is the third planet in the system and has a single moon named Wellston. Coventry is a major industrial world and has served as the administrative capital of a province within the Lyran Commonwealth.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

During the last fifteen years of Archon Robert Marsden's rule the new wealth generated by the resurgent economy of the Lyran Commonwealth gave the military the resources to engage in new experiments, and those experiments in turn generated the inspiration for a large military sciences center on Coventry.[7]

In 2461, Coventry was the site of a Draconis Combine raid that secured the designs for BattleMechs, giving the Combine the technology that—for a brief period of time—was giving the Lyran Commonwealth the superior advantage in combat.[8][41]

Coventry grew to become a major trade center within the Lyran Commonwealth and both an industrial and agricultural powerhouse. At various points a number of major military manufacturers had facilities on Coventry but the planet managed to retain the look of a paradise and even had a moderate tourism business based around various islands.[40]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, Coventry was the host to a Star League Defense Force garrison. In an attempt to bond with the local populace and keep their skills up, the resident SLDF commander arranged a series of training missions with the local Coventry Military Academy. At first things went well, but as both sides grew more competitive, a brawl between the students and the SLDF soldiers broke out. This helped to create a divisive atmosphere.[42][43]

Succession Wars and Later[edit]

Coventry was target of many assaults; notable conflicts included: a deep raid by the Free Worlds League in 3006, highlighting the weakness of Archon Alessandro Steiner's Operation CONCENTRATED WEAKNESS,[44] Clan Jade Falcon's Incursion from 15 March to 10 May 3058, FedCom Civil War revolts in 3062, the Word of Blake's occupation of Coventry during the Jihad and the subsequent liberation of Coventry in 3074.

The Jade Falcon Incursion[edit]

Main Article: Battle of Coventry (3058)

Coventry was the final battle of the Jade Falcon Incursion of 3058. The Tenth Skye Rangers, Coventry Donegal March Militia, and Coventry Military Academy Training Battalion fought the Falcons for nearly a month, until being relieved by an Expeditionary Force of mostly mercenaries. The CEF was likewise battled to a standstill and faced a guerilla-style war, hoping to eventually wear the Falcons down, until a multinational relief force led by ComStar Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht arrived from Tukayyid. Prince Victor Davion extended hegira to Khan Marthe Pryde, who returned to the Occupation Zone with no territory changing hands, ending three months of fighting.

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake launched a raid on Coventry between 14 and 17 March 3068, while also launching raids on Donegal and Hesperus II; the three raids all featured support from Blakist WarShips or Pocket WarShips.[45] The Word of Blake later occupied Coventry, an occupation which would last until March 3074; the liberation began on the 16th of March, when a combined Clan Jade Falcon and Lyran Alliance Armed Forces task force[46] including the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CJF Red Talon[47] attacked the Word of Blake blockade of the world. Five days later, the task force had freed Coventry,[46][48] destroying the Aegis-class WoBS Immortal Spirit in the process.[49]

In the post-Jihad era the Coventry Metal Works factories began the daunting task of rebuilding; of all of the facilities across the Lyran Alliance that had been damaged but which could potentially be repaired, Coventry Metal Works was the most heavily damaged.[50] While Coventry Metal Works had escaped the sheer level of damage inflicted on some other industrial complexes, the Blakists had conducted so many different acts of sabotage on the facilities that the facilities were undergoing constant repair from their liberation onward, a cycle that lasted for years.[51] During this period Coventry continued to operate a refit facility at Trumbley Station based around a Coventry Metal Works warehousing location that developed into a refit facility during the struggle to liberate Coventry. While the site was only performing small-scale assembly work, the refit facility was still producing Scarabus and Stinger BattleMechs in 3079 as well as ensuring that the local garrison equipment was being maintained in peak condition.[2]

Coventry Military Academy was rebuilt following the liberation of Coventry, with an expanded program that included a technician track, launched in cooperation with Coventry Metal Works because of the company's need for trained, experienced workers. As of 3079, it was common to find senior classmen interning at either the main Coventry Metal Works plant or the Refit Facility at Trumbley Station for periods of a month at a time as a part of the final stages of their education.[2]

Dark Age[edit]

Main Article: Battle of Coventry (3148)

In 3148, Clan Jade Falcon invaded Coventry and engaged the defending Seventeenth Arcturan Guards with seven Clusters. The Fifteenth Arcturan Guards and Second Royal Guards arrived as reinforcements. Though Hauptmann-General Jasek Kelswa-Steiner was killed in the fighting, the Falcons were once more forced to accept hegira to defend their holdings against Clan Wolf.

Military Deployment[edit]



- At this point in time the Third was operating at 50% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.




Coventry has four major continents named Auckland, Dunnigan, Sydnallia, and Veracruz.[2] Dunnigan and Veracruz form a single landmass separated by the Cross-Divide Mountains. The world has several large seas and mild seasons making for ideal agricultural production.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Amman: small island subcontinent, a popular tourist destination[1]
  • Auckland: a cool southern continent[2][1]
  • Dunnigan: a continent[2]
    • Cross-Divide Mountains: a north-south mountain chain near Port St. William riddled with cave complexes and mine workings large enough for BattleMechs to negotiate. It separates the continents of Veracruz and Dunnigan.[67][1][68]
    • Port Lawrence: located on the edge of the Cascade Heights of the Cascade Valley, with a Windy Climate[2][1]
    • McKenzy Molecular Smelter: industrial site located roughly 100 km north of Port Lawrence[67]
  • Sydnallia: a large island continent southeast of Dunnigan[2][1]
  • Veracruz: a continent[2]
    • Bradford Uplands: an area of rough terrain within 2 km west of Coventry Metal Works[69]
    • Colivette: a small town near the Cross-Divide Mountains[70]
    • Cross-Divide Mountains: a mountain chain near Port St. William riddled with cave complexes and mine workings large enough for BattleMechs to negotiate. It separates the continents of Veracruz and Dunnigan.[67][1]
    • The Dales: a wild hilly region between Lietnerton to the east and Port St. William to the west/northwest with many Coventry fir trees[71][72]
      • Parish Highway: a highway that runs along the south edge of The Dales and runs east into Lietnerton[73]
    • Guite: a town twenty kilometers southwest of Port St William, just south of the Ochoa River[74]
    • Lietnerton: a city north of Port St Willaim. 150km southwest of here are the woods Waco's Rangers used as an LZ in 3058[75][76][77]
    • Ochoar River: a river south of Port St William and just north of Guite. A single highway bridge connects the two.[74]
    • Port St. William: the planetary capital city with a Mild climate[2]
    • Ridesein River Valley: North of Port St. William[79]
      • Ridesein River: a river
    • Trumbley Station: Located in woodlands with a mild climate[2]
    • Whitting: a city with a small river running through it from the east. Site of several battles during the Jade Falcon Incursion, destroyed in 3148.[80][81]
  • Vestal: small island subcontinent, a popular tourist destination[1]

Unspecified locations:

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Image gallery[edit]


  • Handbook: House Steiner gives the recharge time of ships in the Coventry system as 210 hours.[1] This differs from the recharge time given in other publications for class F4V stars and from the entry on Coventry in Objectives: Lyran Alliance, which instead state a recharge time of 175 hours.[2] The time quoted in Objectives: Lyran Alliance has been used in this article.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (25 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig 16.6 Tsinan 20.8 Caledea 26.1 Prydain 28.4
Krievci 33.0 Guatavita 33.1 Pobeda 34.6 Saravan 38.8
New Capetown 39.9 Conley's Patch 40.7 Biuque 42.1 Goetville 42.8
Vorzel 47.1 Upano 48.1 Richvale 49.4 Commonwealth Mining Outpost 26 49.7
Tapihue 50.0 Wrociaw 50.5 Jatznik 53.4 Loxley 54.5
Bayis 54.9 Ellengurg 55.1 Windsor 57.1 Incukalns 57.4
Storfors 58.1 Recife 60.3 Reese Station 61.2 Sargasso 62.4


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