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Ctesiphon nearby systems (3151)
Ctesiphon nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 321.685 : 1044.936[e]
Spectral class M2III[1]
Recharge time 203 hours[1]

The Ctesiphon system was a Deep Periphery system in which a cargo way station was active on the surface of a planet in the system during the Operation REVIVAL era.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Ctesiphon system is located close to the Salonika and Suda Bay systems and consists of a class M2III primary orbited by at least one planet. The surface colony is three days transit from the jump point.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Ctesiphon was a surface trading post located in the Deep Periphery. During Operation REVIVAL, Ctesiphon was operated by Clan Nova Cat. The Ctesiphon facility was located 3 days from the Jump Point, orbitting a type M2III star, leading to a recharge time of 203 hours.[1] By the time of the Wars of Reaving Ctesiphon had come to be controlled by Clan Diamond Shark - possibly after the Abjuration of the Nova Cats in the 3060s. The Diamond Sharks lost contact with Ctesiphon and two other Deep Periphery facilities, the small colony at Suda Bay and the fleet base and orbital trading post at Attenbrooks, all in the space of a ten-day period in 3072.[2]

The only information the Diamond Sharks had over the sudden silence came from a trade convoy, which had been ordered to return to the Inner Sphere following a loss of contact with the Diamond Shark enclaves on Vinton in the Clan Homeworlds. The trade convoy only managed to send a relatively brief communication before being lost, but it reported contact with a small armed fleet in the Ctesiphon system including a modified Davion-class destroyer (which had identified itself as the Nikolai Tesla) before suffering a crippling fighter strike and exploding.[2] The Nikolai Tesla was operated by either the Bandit Caste or the faction known as the Society and was likely responsible for the silence from all three systems.

By 3095 Ctesiphon was considered to be a destroyed facility.[3]

Military Deployment[edit]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (0 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Suda Bay 123.8 Salonika 134.8 Ghent 162.8 Trelleborg 246.2
Gwithian 263.6 Nouveaux Paris 278.0 Star Cluster P12 331.4 Transfer Facility 4 377.0
Attenbrooks 397.8 Bazaar 415.9 Transfer Station P9 437.2 Epsilon Pegasus 450.8
Transfer Station P3 462.4 Harris 522.6 Star Cluster A51 550.7 Wolf Orbital 82 558.1
Knutstad 564.4 Hofn 571.8 Trondheim 577.6 Theta Carinae Cluster 581.2


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Explorer Corps, p. 54, "Known Nova Cat Facilities"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 97, "Dark Periphery"
  3. Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3 , p. 32