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System Information
X:Y Coordinates−183.072 : −12.971[e]
Spectral classK0IV[1][2][3]
Recharge time191 hours[1][2][4]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

The Gienah system was home to at least two habitable worlds, Gienah II and Phobos, and as of June 3152 was the capital of the Wolf Empire.[5]

System Description[edit]

The Gienah system is located near the Arcadia and Launam systems[6][7] and consists of a class K0IV primary orbited by at least two planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system's zenith jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Gienah 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.[8][9]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Gienah II[edit]

Gienah Orbital View.jpg
Also known asGienah II
System position2nd[1][2][3]
Jump Point distance8.03 days[1][2]
Moons4 (Corvis, Dobry, Mazel, Nando)[1][2]
Surface gravity1.08[1][2][3]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1][2][3]
Equatorial temperature41°C (Mild-Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water77%[1][2][3]
Highest native lifeBirds[2][3]
Landmasses3 (Carrabesto, Alliago Minor, Alliago Major)[2]
History and Culture
Population1,088,000,000 (3067),[1]
985,000,000 (3079),[2]
1,120,000,000 (3152)[3]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Gienah
HPG ClassB[1][2]

Gienah III, more commonly known simply as Gienah, is the second planet in the Gienah system and has four moons named Corvis, Dobry, Mazel, and Nando.[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Gienah was first colonized in 2159 by illegal "squatters" from anti-Terran Alliance nations, but these first denizens were later subsumed by the better-equipped Alliance-supported settlers from Israel, Scotland, and India who began establishing themselves in 2220. Gienah later joined the Federation of Skye in 2310 and benefited from Skye-sponsored industrialization which made Gienah an export center and attractive location for more settlers.[3]

First and Second Succession Wars[edit]

While forced to accept trade embargoes during the First Succession War, Gienah's government and corporations managed to establish trading links across the border with the Free Worlds League by the outbreak of the Second Succession War. Benefiting from this, both the League and Lyran Commonwealth governments accepted the world's status as a de facto neutral trade hub.[3]

Gienah Automotive, a major manufacturer of civilian ground vehicles, was established on Gienah shortly before the Second Succession War.[41] In addition to trading within the Commonwealth, Gienah Automotive also traded within the Free Worlds League.[42]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 2864, Gienah Automotive was contacted by the CEO of a Free Worlds League shipping company, DuraPaq Solutions, with a view to merge the capabilities of both companies. The talks took until the late twenty-ninth century, they ultimately led to the joint manufacture of a new line of cargo-transporting vehicles: Land Trains.[42] The fact that products from Gienah were sold to so many of the poorer worlds of the Free Worlds League led to the factories on Gienah being left untouched by both the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces and the Free Worlds League Military—a notable rarity amidst the savagery of the Succession Wars.[43]

In 3019, Wolf's Dragoons raided Gienah on their way to attack Hesperus II. Within 24 hours, the Dragoons had landed, took what supplies they needed and then moved to jump to Launam.[21]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In October 3028, the LCAF repositioned a number of front-line units as the FWLM launched Operation DAGGER. One of the units repositioned was the mercenary unit Gregg's Long Striders, who were relocated to Gienah; the LCAF strategic intent wasn't to prevent a League invasion, but rather to make invading forces pay more dearly for any gains and slow the progress of any breakthrough.[44]

The Jihad[edit]

Immediately prior to the Jihad, Gienah Automotive had expanded to three major manufacturing brands on Gienah, although only a third of the total sales came from Gienah Combat Vehicles Division. By 3067, the corporation had three factories on Gienah, however only one-third of its sales came from the Gienah Combat Vehicles Division.[43] Gienah was also home to a cold-weather combat training facility, located on Alliago minor.[1]

During the Jihad, Gienah was one of a number of worlds within the Lyran Alliance that began producing Primitive BattleMechs as the LAAF struggled to keep itself supplied; Gienah BattleMechs Ltd. produced such designs as the Griffin and Icarus, but in common with other facilities producing what became known as RetroTech, the Gienah facilities had shut down by 3079.[45] In the aftermath of the Jihad Gienah attempted to expand back into the military market through gaining capital via a stock sale, but fell short of the gains needed and as a result Gienah Combat Vehicles was pushed out of the defense industry. By 3067, the corporation had three factories on Gienah, however only one-third of its sales came from the Gienah Combat Vehicles Division.[46]

The Dark Age[edit]

Gienah became the capital of the Wolf Empire in 3142 after Clan Wolf carved out its new realm from conquered League and Lyran worlds. The Wolves took care to avoid alienating Gienah's native population, leaving local society unchanged and allowing the planetary government to rule Gienah itself in exchange for fulfilling the Clan's military needs and respecting the Wolves' overlordship.[3]

Combat vehicles were put back into production here, supplying the Empire with vehicles such as the Aesir Medium AA Vehicle.[47]

IlClan Era[edit]

At the dawn of the IlClan Era, Gienah became the headquarters of Star Colonel Othar, which directed the Empire from there, but the Battle of Gienah (3152) saw his defending forces decimated and heavy damage to the capital, Alliago City, by Wolf's Dragoons, though they retreated right after their victory.[48]

Military Deployment[edit]


Gienah has three continents: Alliago Major is the largest and lies on the equator, Carrabesto is in the northern hemisphere, and Alliago Minor is the southern polar continent.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Alliago City[53][54]
  • Molfette: the location of the Gienah Automotive manufacturing facilities on Carrabesto[2]
  • Ooessay: the planetary capital city, located on Alliago Major[1][2]

Industrial Centers[edit]



Phobos is a habitable planetoid in the Gienah system.[58]

Planetary History[edit]

By October 3067, Phobos had some long-term constructions, including a small base for the mercenary Bloody Stoats and a road and bridge system, parts of which had been around for some time.[59] There were plans for expansion, including the enlargement of the Stoats base for use in a planned Lyran invasion of the Free Worlds League.[60]

On 24 October 3067, the Bloody Stoats, on behalf of the Lyran Alliance, attempted to hijack the Avenger-class DropShip Requirement, attempting to capture League General Gurald Eichner alive. Due to the resistance of onboard Nellus Academy cadets, the hijacking failed, ending with the DropShip crash-landing on Phobos near the Stoats' base. Fighting continued in and around the base for two days, until a League force recovered the surviving cadets. In the end, the Stoats had, rather than capturing General Eichner as intended, killed Eichner and half of the cadets, lost most (if not all) of the hijackers, and allowed their commander's intelligence-filled noteputer to be taken by the League. The invasion plan was, as a result, exposed to the Free Worlds League. As well, the Stoats' base was severely damaged, effectively destroyed, in the battle.[58]

Military Deployment[edit]


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Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Arcadia 5.9 Launam 15.9 Nestor 18.0 Ford 18.5
Hyde 25.9 Giausar 28.2 Dar-es-Salaam 28.9 Pressby 32.3
McAffe 32.4 Senftenberg 33.2 Pardeau 34.3 Bondurant 38.1
Togwotee 38.3 Mariefred 38.6 Concord 39.4 Megrez 40.4
Uhuru 44.0 Sheridan 44.1 Danais 44.4 Rahne 46.8
Eilenburg 49.2 Gannett 50.7 Aigle 52.1 Hollabrunn 52.7
Cascade 52.9 Fianna 53.5 Loric 53.9 Pingree 55.2
Zwenkau 55.5 Thermopolis 55.6 Sarpsborg 56.2 Gniezno 56.3
Arganda 56.7 Amity 57.0 Sterling 58.6 Rexburg 59.2
Soilihull 59.4 Solaris 61.0 Colfax 61.6 Kolobrzeg 62.1


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