This article is about the star system. For the DropShip class, see Danais (DropShip class).

Danais 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-148.084 : -40.367[e]

The Danais system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as of 3152 was located in the Free Worlds League.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Danais system is located near the Bondurant and Concord systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Danais system was colonized during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was incorporated into the Free Worlds League at some point in the late twenty-fourth or early twenty-fifth century.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Following a string of defeats between 2416 and 2418 at the hands of Captain-General Peter Marik, the Lyran Commonwealth launched a renewed attack on the Free Worlds League in 2420. Due to political maneuverings within the Free Worlds League Parliament the creation of the War Powers Act strongly curtailed the powers of the Captain-General, leaving Peter Marik unwilling to accept the role again; Parliament appointed one of Peter Marik's officers, a respected general named Joseph Stewart to the role, but while Stewart was a capable officer he lacked the grasp of strategy needed for interstellar warfare. As a result, the Lyran offensive captured Danais as well as the nearby world of Amity before routing Stewart's League forces in the Concord system.[5]

Second Succession War[edit]

For more information see Battle of Danais (2841).

The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces conquered Danais in February 2841 as the Free Worlds League Military attempted to mount a defense of the important industrial world of Irian in the face of highly successful offensives by both the Commonwealth and the Capellan Confederation that had begun years before while the Free Worlds League was under a communications interdiction during the ComStar War.[28] Danais would remain in the hands of the Lyran Commonwealth until FWLM forces retook the planet in 2843; one of the FWLM casualties during the battle was William Marik, a Marauder pilot and younger brother of future Captain-General Gerald Marik.[29]

During a lull in the conflict in 2863 that presaged the eventual armistice Captain-General Philippa Marik - who had assumed the title after the death of her brother Charles in 2861 - came under increasing pressure to disband part of the Free Worlds League Military to allow funding to be redirected to reconstruct the League's damaged industrial base, and to relinquish the powers available to her under Resolution 288. Philippa resisted both calls, but did dispatch some of her surviving enclaves of scientists to Danais to help rebuild the industrial base there, as well as to the worlds of Andurien, Rochelle and Ryerson. Danais - like Andurien and Ryerson - underwent a remarkable level of recovery as a result, and would remain an economically viable world into the thirty-first century entirely because of the assistance received.[30]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3007 the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces raided Danais, capturing the entire command staff of the Twenty-first Marik Militia in the process; this ignominious defeat led to the Twenty-first being disbanded as a command.[31] The Lyran forces responsible for capturing the command staff of the Twenty-first were the Thirty-second Lyran Guards and the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars using a mission that had been devised a planning session involving Cranston Snord and Archon Katrina Steiner in mid-3007 already. Cranston Snord's interest in Danais was actually a DropShip carrying valuable musical instruments which had been shot down over the world's jungles during the fall of the Star League. What Snord didn't know was that the Free Worlds League was building an aerospace fighter production facility on Danais and had reinforced the local garrison accordingly. Worse still, the two derelict DropShips that the Irregulars had identified actually contained the FWLM garrison HQ. Snord's Irregulars prevailed, however, and captured both the FWL command staff and a collection of instruments for their museum on Clinton.[32]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Sixteenth Marik Militia[34]


  • Sixteenth Marik Militia[34]




- At this point in time, the Falcons were deployed across Amity and Danais. The Falcons was at 60% of full strength.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Rand: A region of the planet covered in Jungles.[37]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (42 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Concord 12.5 Bondurant 15.6 Kolobrzeg 18.6 Amity 21.4
Helm 23.0 Tania Australis 25.4 Gannett 26.6 Nestor 26.8
Gniezno 27.5 Uhuru 29.3 Stewart 31.1 McAffe 33.5
Launam 33.8 Alkes 34.6 Sheridan 35.0 Pardeau 35.2
New Hope 35.7 Merak 36.1 Gallatin 36.4 Solaris 42.1
Rochelle 42.2 Tania Borealis 43.1 Bainsville 43.4 Bedeque 43.8
Adhafera 44.2 Gienah 44.4 Ford 44.6 Hyde 45.2
Kalidasa 45.7 Togwotee 49.1 Rahne 50.0 Arcadia 50.1
Autumn Wind 50.9 Sterling 53.1 Rasalas 53.6 Szombathely 55.5
Grobin 56.7 New Kyoto 56.8 Catroxx 57.4 Lancaster 57.7
Pingree 58.9 Rexburg 59.3 Aquileia 60.9 Fianna 61.4


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