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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Gibbs nearby systems (3151)
Gibbs nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -201.11 : 157.892[e]
Spectral class G9V[1]
Recharge time 190 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Gibbs system was home to at least one habitable world, Gibbs III, and as at 3145 was located in the Donegal Province of the Lyran Commonwealth.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Gibbs system is located near the Forkas and Tetersen systems[2][3] and consists of a class G9V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the Thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Gibbs system was colonized at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra, and was a member of the Protectorate of Donegal prior to the foundation of the Lyran Commonwealth.[4]

Gibbs III[edit]

System position 3[1]
Jump point
5.82 days[1]
Moons 1 (Weatherly)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C (Warm)[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Rolfson[1]
Population 68,340,000 (3079)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-B-B-B (3079)[1]
HPG (Representative) B (3079)[1]

Gibbs III - more commonly known simply as Gibbs - is the third planet in the Gibbs system, and has a single moon named Weatherly. In orbit above Gibbs at the L1 Lagrange Point is a major manufacturing complex, Ioto Orbital One, operated by Ioto Galactic Enterprises.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Gibbs was the home of the Lockheed Corporation, until the Lockheed Corporation merged with CBM AeroSpace of Donegal to form the Lockheed-CBM Corporation at some point after the two companies formed an alliance in 2487 to build Thunderbird-class aerospace fighters for the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.[5]

Succession Wars[edit]

In the 24 of August 3029, the Nickel's Boys pirates raided the cities New Davies and Bainbridge killing more than two thousand civilians in one of the worst atrocities of the Fourth Succession War era. In the city of New Davies the pirates used some of their BattleMechs to distract the city police and militia while the rest of the band looted every bank and repository in the city. On the way out of the city the 'Mechs walked through three hospitals and one school. In Bainbridge the Boys tried a new tactic. Instead of cowing the police and militia with their 'Mechs, they detoured around the city and destroyed the electrical junctions at the fusion plants that supply Bainbridge with electrical power. They then proceeded directly to the food storage facilities and set them ablaze, which drew most of the emergency responders away from the city itself. They were able to loot with impunity. The Boys were finally brought to justice in 3038 by a detachment of the Eighth Lyran Regulars, and all of them were executed after being convicted by tribunal for crimes against humanity.[6]

The Jihad[edit]

With the destruction of Alarion and the shipyards there, Gibbs was a critical industrial site for the Lyran Alliance during the late Jihad, as the shipyards here represented the Alliance's only JumpShip production facilities, as well as the only facilities capable of supporting the Alliance's diminished WarShip fleet.[7][8][1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]




Gibbs has three continents named Murray, Pablo and Perrette. Gibbs is a very dry world because its atmosphere is very thin and doesn't hold onto much water.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bainbridge: the largest city on Gibbs, located on Perrette, and base for the planetary militia and also attacked by Nickel's Boys.[1][6]
  • Rolfson: the planetary capital city, located on Perette; site of the Lockeed/CBM Corporation manufacturing plant.[1]
  • New Davies: A city that suffered a raid by pirates known as Nickel's Boys.[6]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (27 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Forkas 10.3 Tetersen 13.3 Tharkad 13.4 Westerstede 13.8
Donegal 18.8 Eutin 23.1 Horneburg 25.9 Greenlaw 26.4
Cameron 29.6 Alma Alta 33.2 Graz 34.7 Lintz 34.9
Warrumbungle 38.0 Upano 39.0 Thuban 40.4 Vorzel 40.5
Gallery 49.7 Hegel 50.1 Conley's Patch 51.6 Bayis 53.7
Pobeda 53.8 Minderoo 54.6 Incukalns 55.1 Callisto 56.1
Eschenberg 56.9 Dukambia 59.0 Aur 59.2 Pherkad 60.4


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 24, "Gibbs"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Protectorate of Donegal world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 123, "Weapons Industries" - [Lockheed-CBM Corporation]
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [24/08/3071]: "Memory of Attack Still Vivid"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 85, "Alarion (Buena) Province"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 85, "Donegal Province"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  11. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  12. Field Manual: SLDF, p.vii, "Inner Sphere" - [2764] Map
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057]"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  30. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [3081] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. 108, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  36. Field Manual: 3145, p. 133, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Donegal Province"
  37. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 286, "Produced Thunderbird Components on Gibbs"
  38. Objective Raids, p. 81
  39. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 143, "Ioto Galactic Enterprises"