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System Information
X:Y Coordinates-20.939 : 66.122[e]
Spectral classK8IV[1]

The Dromini system was home to at least one habitable world, Dromini VI, and as of 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

Dromini is located near the La Blon and Sabik systems[2][3] and consists of a class K8IV primary orbited by eleven planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Dromini system was colonized at some point during the First Exodus from Terra and by the end of the Age of War had been incorporated into the Lyran Commonwealth.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Dromini VI[edit]

Dromini VI
System positionSixth[1]
Jump Point distance2 days[1]
MoonsNone (ringed world)[1]
Surface gravity0.74[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature45°C[1]
Surface water64%[1]
Highest native lifeFish[1]
Landmasses4 (Apokayik, Epoure, Kodersia, Vijave)[1]
History and Culture
Population839,000,000 (3130)[1][64]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Brian Wolfe (3130)[1][64]

Dromini VI is the sixth planet in the Dromini system, and while it lacks a moon, the planet is encircled by an impressive ring of dust and ice.[1] This asteroid ring is known as "Hell's Black Acre," and is implied to have inspired the name of the Hell's Black Aces aerospace-based mercenary unit.[65]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

Located on the border between the Draconis Combine and Lyran Commonwealth, Dromini VI was a frequent staging ground for raids into enemy territory during the Succession Wars. The world frequently changed hands, moving between Combine and Commonwealth several times during the Succession Wars. As a result, the population became a mix of German/Scottish and Japanese. Though there were frequent clashes between hotheaded members of both cultures, most of the population embraced a "live and let live" attitude.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In September 3021, three regiments of Wolf's DragoonsAlpha, Delta, and Epsilon—targeted the Franchelco province of Dromini. Meanwhile, three regiments of the Lyran Commonwealth's Donegal Guards remained hiding in orbit to await any incoming Draconis Combine reinforcements.

The initial stages of the invasion went well, with Alpha and Epsilon Regiments securing the landing zones, Delta Regiment remaining in reserve. Epsilon Regiment then moved toward the strategic city of Bali where they engaged and pushed back the Third Dieron Regulars. Meanwhile, Alpha Regiment was sparring with the Twenty-second Dieron Regulars. With everything proceeding smoothly, and Lyran intelligence stating they only expected the Third and Twenty-Second Dieron Regulars to be defending Dromini, the commander of Delta Regiment, Colonel Kathleen Dumont, seized the initiative and advanced on the city of Draschau without adequately scouting it first. When the Dragoon forces reached the city, they discovered that the Second Sword of Light was also on world. They had set a trap for the Dragoons and Delta walked straight into entrenched infantry and vehicles in an urban environment.

Kathleen Dumont ordered an assault on Draschau to drive out the Kuritan defenders, but it would be a Pyrrhic victory. Jaime Wolf personally reprimanded Dumont and warned that her actions should not be repeated or she would be demoted back to battalion commander. Meanwhile, the battle for Dromini raged on.[66]

Under constant pressure, the Combine forces were pushed back. Jaime Wolf and his command lance moved to keep up with the Dragoons' pursuit of the fleeing enemy and arrived at a small valley they thought was cleared of hostile forces. Several Combine light 'Mechs plus a company of the Dromini Ducal Armored Hussars were sheltering in a ravine nearby. When the Combine forces saw Jaime Wolf's unit, they attacked. With the number of enemy unknown, Jaime Wolf ordered his lance to scatter. Soon the rest of the lance was cut off from Jaime. During the confusion, the Second Sword of Light launched a counterattack. While Jaime Wolf survived the initial attack from the forces in the ravine, his Archer was heavily damaged and overheating. As he turned to confront the incoming Sword of Light attack, his machine shut down and he was left helpless. However, instead of advancing and destroying him, the approaching Combine forces stopped. Then the external speaker of the lead Panther broadcasting the following message:

- "Warrior, I, Minobu Tetsuhara, tai-i of Reconaissance Company Gold of the Second Sword of Light Regiment, samurai of House Kurita, and soldier of the Draconis Combine, honor your prowess and your courage. We shall not kill you now. Return to your forces, if you can. Die in battle as a true warrior."

This brief event had significant ramifications.

Within hours, the Second Sword of Light's counterattack was faltering. By the next day, the Combine forces were in full retreat. When the expected Combine reinforcements arrived in-system, the waiting Lyran units joined the battle and dealt them a heavy blow as they were offloading. The Dragoons were then able to withdraw from Dromini without further losses.[67]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the success achieved by the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran offensive launched in late 3028,[68] a lull settled over the front while the LCAF consolidated its gains, rested and resupplied its troops and fought counterattacking Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery units. General Jack Sphire, Margrave of the Ryde Theater of the Commonwealth, was responsible for devising a plan to break the deadlock with the Combine in the Ryde area of operations. Sphire's plan, dubbed Operation HOLDUR, was to seize further systems by deploying all available troops, up to and including planetary militia forces. HOLDUR was risky, but Sphire hoped that by launching quick and forceful attacks using the BattleMech regiments available to him, the DCMS would be left with too little time to make further counterattacks. Archon Katrina Steiner approved the plan and mobilized additional 'Mech regiments to support HOLDUR, deploying regiments that had previously been held in reserve. When assigning these additional forces, the Archon dictated that these forces had to be used at the Terran end of the Ryde area, so that they could respond to any attacks originating from the Free Worlds League. This led Sphire to adjust his plan somewhat, but on the 1st of June 3029, Operation HOLDUR began, with the better part of a hundred regiments deploying from the Federation of Skye to attack eight Combine systems.[34]

Dromini VI was one of the worlds targeted by Operation HOLDUR; the attack on Dromini VI was unusual, with only conventional forces deployed. Dromini VI was garrisoned by eleven assorted DCMS militia regiments, but at the time of the attack many of the defenders were helping to bring in the rice harvest; when ten LCAF armor and infantry regiments landed alongside three militia infantry regiments from Kochab, they were able to take advantage of the importance of the rice harvest, making their victory easier than originally anticipated.[34]

The Lyran hold on Dromini VI was soon tested; Tai-sa Theodore Kurita had been responsible in large part for the lack of progress Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG had made in the Dieron Military District, and while Sphire was planning HOLDUR, Theodore had been planning his own counterattack. Dubbed Operation CONTAGION, Theodore's plan called for the capture of a lightly defended planet inside the Commonwealth's borders to use as a springboard for offensives against vulnerable worlds behind the front lines. Theodore selected Dromini VI as the ideal world and – with the support of the other senior officers in the region, aided by a proposal from Duke Aldo Lestrade to trade a few worlds for support from Theodore in declaring the Federation of Skye independent of the Commonwealth – on the 5th of August, ISF commandos dropped on Dromini VI. Within a week, the ISF troopers had organized guerrilla forces, overpowered the small Lyran garrison and begun impersonating them, using Commonwealth uniforms and codes to deceive Lyran ships in the system.[35]

Desperate to halt any Combine invasion, the LCAF sent the elite Tenth Lyran Guards under Frederick Steiner, with associated Loki support, on a suicide mission, successfully inflicting heavy losses and crippling many of the Combine JumpShips, Frederick trading his life for those of his men. Following this with a more conventional invasion attempt by the heavily outnumbered First Royal Guards and the mercenary Barrett's Fusiliers, the threat of being trapped behind enemy lines finally convinced Theodore to pull his troops back.[36]

Dark Age[edit]

The generally peaceful coexistence managed by the local population on Dromini VI and a number of other worlds was the inspiration for the relocation directives imposed by Devlin Stone on the Republic of the Sphere during the Dark Age. By the mid-thirty-second century the inhabitants of Dromini VI were a heterogeneous mix of descendants from all of the Successor States bar the Capellan Confederation, as well as some having Clan heritage. The cosmopolitan lifestyle enjoyed by those living on the planet was a model for others throughout the Republic, as well as making Dromini VI an excellent venue for trade between the Republic and its neighbors. While the planetary capital city, Franchelco, was the main trade hub on the planet, other major shipping ports and commercial centers could be found on every continent.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]


Dromini VI has four continents named Apokayik, Epoure, Kodersia, and Vijave.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bali: city and site of a battle in 3021
  • Draschau: a small settlement and site of a battle in 3021
  • Franchelco: the planetary capital city, located on Vijave[1]
  • Franchelco Province[74]


  • Some publications refer to Dromini IV.[75] This is likely a typographical error referring to Dromini VI.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 64 systems (62 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sabik 12.2 La Blon 12.8 Skondia 15.2 Atria 15.3
Alrakis 15.8 Kessel 19.2 Balkan 22.3 Ko 22.4
Lone Star 22.6 Nai-Stohl 23.3 Unukalhai 25.6 Alkalurops 25.7
Alphecca 26.2 Nusakan 26.7 Moore 26.7 Lyons 27.5
Komephoros 29.0 Konstance 30.3 Kaus Australis 31.8 Kaus Media 31.9
Ryde 35.4 Lambrecht 35.4 Zebebelgenubi 36.4 Kimball 36.7
Dyev 36.7 Marfik 37.2 Imbros 37.2 Eltanin 38.3
Skye 39.0 Rocky 41.6 Ascella 42.7 Chaville 42.9
Kuzuu 44.0 Vega 44.0 Kaus Borealis 44.3 Carnwath 45.2
Syrma 45.8 Galatea 45.9 Summer 46.5 Menkent 46.5
Yorii 46.8 Kochab 47.4 Zollikofen 47.5 Baxter 47.7
Asta 47.7 New Wessex 48.1 Pike 49.1 Izar 50.0
Muphrid 51.3 Athenry 52.1 Cebalrai 54.7 Gamma Sagittarius 55.3
Killbourn 55.3 Alya 56.3 Mizar 56.6 Glengarry 56.9
Haddings 57.1 Yed Posterior 57.9 Corridan 57.9 Thorin 58.2
Kervil 58.6 Kannon 59.0 Freedom 60.1 Altair 60.2


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