- This article is about the system. For the Commonwealth (WarShip class)-class WarShip, see Donegal (Individual Commonwealth-class WarShip).
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
Donegal nearby systems
|X:Y Coordinates||-182.405 : 159.288[e]|
|Recharge time||171 hours|
|Recharge station(s)||Zenith, Nadir|
The Donegal system was home to at least one habitable world, Donegal IV, and as of 3151 was the administrative capital of the Donegal Province of the Lyran Commonwealth. Prior to the formation of the Lyran Commonwealth Donegal was the capital of the Protectorate of Donegal.
- 1 System Description
- 2 System History
- 3 Political Affiliation
- 4 Donegal IV
- 5 Map Gallery
- 6 Nearby Systems
- 7 References
- 8 Bibliography
The Donegal system is located near the Cameron and Gibbs systems and consists of a class F0V primary orbited by at least four planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at both the nadir and zenith jump points.
- 2301 - Independent world
- 2314 - Protectorate of Donegal
- 2340 - Protectorate of Donegal
- 2341 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2571 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2764 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2765 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2767 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2786 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2822 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3054 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3057 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3063 - Lyran Alliance
- 3067 - Lyran Alliance
- 3071 - Disputed world (Lyran Alliance/Word of Blake)
- 3075 - Lyran Alliance
- 3079 - Lyran Alliance
- 3081 - Lyran Alliance
- 3085 - Lyran Alliance
- 3135 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3145 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3151 - Lyran Commonwealth
- 3152 - Lyran Commonwealth
Planetary flag of Donegal
|Moons||1 (Seth's Jewel)|
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Equatorial temperature||40°C (Warm-Temperate)|
|Highest native life||45%, Reptile|
|Ruler||Duke of Donegal|
New Marsdenville, post-Jihad
|Socio-Industrial Levels||A-A-A-A-B (3067)|
Precentor John Lamathis (3025)
Donegal IV - more commonly known simply as Donegal - is the fourth planet in the system and has a single moon named Seth's Jewel. A major industrial and commercial world, Donegal is home to numerous major and minor industrial and business concerns. And has been a national or regional capital world since at least as early as the early twenty-fourth century. Orbiting above Donegal during the thirty-first century were two space settlements known as "The Tin Cans", which were as well developed as the planet below.
In 2301 Seth Marsden arrived on Donegal, having recently departed the world of Skye. Marsden had been the most trusted advisor to Ian McQuiston, the owner of the vast Skye Traders conglomerate and ruler of the Federation of Skye; whatever the reasons for their quarrel - some believed that Marsden had deliberately initiated the argument, to give himself a pretext to leave - Marsden planned on establishing his own realm in a fashion similar to that of his former employer. Beginning with the Donegal Freights and Goods company, Marsden took Donegal - a generally pleasant world with abundant resources and an amiable climate - and followed in McQuiston's footsteps; by 2314 Marsden had brought Donegal enough influence in the region that it became the capital of a new state, the Protectorate of Donegal.
The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 3,651 million for Donegal and describes the environment as "tropical" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert": "ice", or "tropical"). The description one-liner reads "Rich in diamonds, rare metals, and traders."
The Word of Blake launched a raid on Donegal between the 14th and 17th of March 3068, while also launching raids on Coventry and Hesperus II; the three raids all featured support from Blakist WarShips or Pocket WarShips. The WoB deployed the Blake's Redemption, a Vincent-class corvette that with precise marksmanship with its capital ship weapons and a few nuclear devices was able to reduce to rubble in less than two days Nashan Diversified's and Lockheed/CBM's complexes, and all key infrastructures and landmarks of the planet's major cities despite a fervent resistance by the First Donegal Jaegers aerospace wing. After that the ship went silent though still in orbit. The Word of Blake then took advantage of the reduced defenses on Donegal to launch a full assault on the 27th of February 3070, attempting to occupy the world in a fashion similar to that already used against Hesperus II.
In 3070 a small Lyran Alliance relief force attempted to break the Blakist blockade of Donegal; led by the Ian McQuiston, the relief force was forced to withdraw by the WoBS Blake's Redemption.
In February 3070, the Word dropped the Second Division on Donegal. Having already hidden several Level IIs, the 1st Donegal Jaegers lasted for one week after surrendering, with the Ian McQuiston trying to escort a relief force to the planet but suffering heavy damage in the failed attempt.
The Blakists quickly converted any industrial capacity left to further the Blakist war effort. Over the last half of 3070, the Word transferred in the Eighteenth Division under Precentor Ernst Regan. The Command had issues as the planet was still full of rebels.
After more than one year of blockage; on the 14th of February 3072 a coalition of forces from ComStar, Clan Wolf-in-Exile and the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces all under the command of Precentor Martial Victor Steiner-Davion successfully broke the blockade and liberated Donegal.
In December 3076 it was speculated by the media that Donegal was the site of planning or troop movements in support of an anticipated invasion of the Word of Blake Protectorate due to a combination of factors, which included the arrival of the Monarch-class DropShip Little Big Horn, believed to be the command vessel of General Belle Lee of the allied coalition. The Little Big Horn arrived with almost no notice at a cargo port near Wytheville operated by General Dynamics on the 2nd of December; the Wytheville port which was then promptly placed under a security lockdown for all traffic other than allied coalition forces. All civilian traffic was routed to the Meridian drop facility, roughly 1,000 km away, while at least three secure convoys landed at Wytheville in the next 24 hours.
Adding credence to the media speculation was the arrival of the security detachment associated with Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner; it was rumored that the other two private convoys to land at Wytheville were bringing Field Marshal Katheryn Sandoval-Ito and Tai-shu Isoroku Kurita and their attached entourages to Wytheville from Bladensburg, where both parties had been staying in seclusion for several weeks. While this wasn't confirmed, the planetary Civilian Space Transit department did confirm that at the time, there were more than 70 assorted vessels present at the local zenith jump point, with several other DropShips inbound.
By October 3150 Malvina Hazen had assembled several Jade Falcon Clusters in nearby systems, intending for Donegal to be her next conquest, and the LCAF reinforced the planet's garrison. The anticipated invasion never occurred, as news that Alaric Ward and Clan Wolf were closing on Terra prompted Hazen to abandon the invasion plan and divert Clan Jade Falcon's efforts towards humanity's homeworld instead.
- Twenty-fourth Lyran Guards RCT
- Twenty-fourth Lyran Guards RCT
- First Donegal Jaegers
- - At this point in time the Seventh was operating at 35% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- Alliance Supreme court
- Chekswa: A small town located near Media City.
- Chekswa School of Literature: One of the Lyran Commonwealth's largest fine arts schools, located in Chekswa. Graduates include some of the most prominent journalists and screenwriters in the Commonwealth.
- Donegal Stock Exchange
- Doons School of Business on Donegal: The pinnacle of Lyran corporate education programs, located in East Marsdenville. Emphasizes every area and facet of business and economics, and offers its best students internships with local businesses.
- East Harlow: A small town located north of Media City.
- Marsdenville: Planetary capital city prior to the Jihad, located on Lockenar.
- East Marsdenville: location of Doons School of Business.
- Marin Isle: A notorious prison for the most dangerous criminals held by the Commonwealth. Unlike most of Donegal, the environs of this island are very inhospitable.
- Martial College of Donegal: The Martial College of Donegal was the oldest academy in Lyran space, but as of 2765 its facilities were looking increasingly outdated. Despite this, its status as one of the few Lyran academies with programs geared towards WarShips and black navy crews kept it operational all the same.
- Ohav Shalom: Largest rabbinical institute in the Lyran Commonwealth, consisting of a synagogue and teaching facilities. Located in the Piety Range on the Hinterlands continent.
- University of Washington on Donegal: One of five major nonmilitary research universities in the Lyran Commonwealth, specializing in computer technology and communications. Equipped with some of the Inner Sphere's best computer science facilities, outside of ComStar and the Word of Blake. Located in the Queen Anne Hills on the continent of Seattle.
- Wytheville: location of a DropPort.
- Assault Tech Industries
- Commonwealth-Grand Hotel Interstellar
- Commonwealth Press
- Lockheed-CBM Corporation (destroyed during the Jihad)
- Mauser and Gray Firearms
- Nashan Foods
- Nashan Architectural of Donegal
- Nashan Shipping
- Nashan Pharmaceuticals
- SeraVideo Entertainments Incorporated
|Closest 28 systems (28 within 60 light-years)|
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- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 84: "Planet Profile"
- Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 22: "Donegal"
- Tamar Rising, poster map
- Shattered Fortress, p. 102: "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 12: "Birth of a Nation"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 38: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 10: "Founding Fathers"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13: "Protectorate of Donegal world within the Lyran Commonwealth before  and after their founding in "
- Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18: "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War -  Map"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
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- Era Report: 2750, p. 36: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - "
- Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 31: "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - "
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104: "Rim Worlds Republic -  Map"
- First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War -  Map"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War  Map"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii: "Lyran Commonwealth Map - "
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 -  Map"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 132: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 10: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61: "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion -  Map"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 21: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Objective Raids, p. 12: "Major Industrial Worlds of the Federated Commonwealth"
- Era Report: 3062, p. 10: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Era Report: 3062, p. 28: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Inner Sphere, p. 75: "Lyran Alliance Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70: "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War -  Map"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 12: "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 49: "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 21: "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50: "The Jihad In Review"
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- Field Report: LAAF, p. 21: "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - August 3079"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 10: "Inner Sphere -  Map"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 166: "Planet Guide"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45: "The Jihad In Review"
- Total Chaos, pp. 110–112: "Donegal"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 24: "Operation: Steel Hammer" - Donegal
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, pp. 16–17: "Big Doings On Little Big Horn"
- Shattered Fortress, p. 26
- Shattered Fortress, pp. 91–92
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- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11: "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
- First Succession War, p. 139: "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119: "Unit Deployment Table"
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44: "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 137: "Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update, p. 29: "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- Objective Raids, p. 21: "FedCom Deployment Table"
- Shattered Sphere, p. 49: "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 178: "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
- Field Report: LAAF, p. 11: "Regimental Status"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 108: "Deployment Table - 3085"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 133: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Donegal Province"
- Other Perspectives, p. 22
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 118
- BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [20/04/3068]: "As War Spreads, IE Emerges as Unlikely Employer"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 119
- Other Perspectives, p. 20
- Second Succession War, p. 43: "Black Holes and Deportations"
- Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 5
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 122: "Judaism"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 117
- Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, pp. 28–29: "Jaguar"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 141: "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 142: "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 134: "Nashan Diversified"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 141: "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"
- 20 Year Update
- BattleCorps Solaris Broadcasting Co., 20/04/3068: "As War Spreads..."
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Manual: SLDF
- Field Manual: Updates
- Field Report: LAAF
- Field Report 2765: LCAF
- Field Report 2765: Periphery
- First Succession War (sourcebook)
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Handbook: Major Periphery States
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)
- Inner Sphere (sourcebook)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- MechWarrior (1989 Video Game)
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1
- Objective Raids
- Other Perspectives (short story)
- Shattered Fortress
- Shattered Sphere
- Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth