Graham IV
Graham 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates−23.526 : −10.386[e]
Spectral classG2V[1]
Recharge station(s)None[2]

System Description[edit]

Graham is located near the Xi Ursae Majoris and Oliver systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Graham IV[edit]

Graham IV
Graham IV.jpg
System positionFourth[1]
Jump Point distance9 days[1]
Moons1 (Krakatau)[1]
Surface gravity0.83[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature33°C[1]
Surface water61%[1]
Highest native lifeMammals[1]
Landmasses2 (Barvionne, Palothica)[1]
History and Culture
Population200,000,000 (2766),[2]
3,000,000 (3025),[2]
1,060,000 (3130)[1][38]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Edwin Ilner (3130)[1][38]
CapitalNew DeKirk City[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Graham IV was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[3] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[9]

Graham IV was initially settled by several Terran manufacturers because it possessed a great deal of raw materials useful in construction. Mitchell Vehicles and DeKirk Aerospace both established factories on the world to take advantage of these materials. Although the Star League Defense Force greatly benefited from Mitchell and DeKirk's presence on the world, Graham IV had at least six major corporations and countless smaller ones. Unfortunately this meant that Graham IV received a lot of attention from Stefan Amaris' troops during the Amaris Civil War.[1][2]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

Amaris was planning on using the significant manufacturing capabilities of Graham IV to replace the losses he knew his forces were likely to take during his coup. Graham IV was both a world that had historically been on the border between states, and this, combined with the importance of Graham IV's industrial base had resulted in the SLDF placing a Space Defense System in the Graham system and building five Castles Brian on the planet. The Rim Worlds Republic forces managed to secure three of the five Castles without firing a shot when the coup began on 27 December 2766. The other two Castles would pose a significantly greater challenge.[12]

The two remaining Castles Brian were Fort Baldwin, located near the planetary capital, DeKirk City, and Fort Ball. Each would take the better part of eight weeks to subdue; the Republican forces attempted to crack each with repeated nuclear strikes, although for the first four weeks the SLDF defenders managed to offer much more resistance in the air than the Republicans had anticipated, slowing the Republican campaign significantly. After eight weeks, the surviving SLDF troops in Fort Ball surrendered, only to be summarily executed by their Rim Worlds attackers. This prompted the surviving forces within Fort Baldwin to retreat into DeKirk City in an effort to continue the fight after the Fort Baldwin defenses were breached. The Republicans responded by giving DeKirk City one day to hand over the survivors, and when the population refused to comply, the Republicans levelled DeKirk City with a powerful nuclear weapon.[12]

The widespread nuclear bombardment had leveled most of the planet's surface and destroyed the manufacturing complexes.[2] The destruction of DeKirk City also revealed a secret Hegemony aerospace R&D facility built beneath the planet's capital, the Icarus Research Center, which was where most of the SLDF personnel had taken shelter; however, the nuclear strike had also caused the facility to collapse, not only destroying DeKirk City but turning the entire area into one large radioactive sinkhole. The radioactivity of the bombs used would prevent the search for lostech in its ruins for some time.[12][2]

The Succession Wars[edit]

During the Succession Wars and later eras, Graham IV still had a small mining presence on the world that focused on the few resources and ores that could be safely removed. A few cities remained after the Amaris troops left, being deemed too small to warrant a nuclear strike. Unfortunately most of the planet is radioactive even today, and most of the population lives in two massive space habitats that orbit Graham IV.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the sudden invasions of several League worlds by the Tikonov Free Republic and a daringly successful invasion of Callison by mercenaries employed by the Lyran Commonwealth in mid-3029, Captain-General Janos Marik found himself in the midst of an unanticipated crisis. In addition to the conquest of Callison, LCAF communications traffic and movements had spiked sharply, creating the impression of an impending offensive against the League. Faced with what he believed to be the plausible threat of a large-scale attack aimed at the region of the League near Terra, Janos was more concerned with saving the six or seven assorted BattleMech regiments present within the region than he was with retaining the worlds, as he believed that the offensive would most likely be aimed at snipping off the corner of the League closest to Terra - and to both the Federated Suns and the Tikonov Free Republic. Graham IV was one of the systems abandoned by Janos, who would learn later that he had been deceived by an effective campaign of smoke and mirrors arranged by the Commonwealth General of the Armies, Edward Regis, to deter the League from launching an invasion of the Commonwealth while the LCAF was heavily committed to its invasion of the Draconis Combine.[39][40][41]

The Jihad[edit]

Graham IV was occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad, and on 23 September 3075 Graham IV was one of three worlds in the Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiders damaged the defending Protectorate and Militia forces, and were rumored to actually be drawn from the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[42][43] Allied coalition forces fighting on the Free Worlds League front of Operation SCOUR liberated Graham IV in March 3078,[30] although the campaign saw Clan Nova Cat forces operating as a part of the Free Worlds League front forces on Graham suffer crippling damage to one of their vital supply ships when it was hit by an aircraft packed with conventional fuel-air explosives.[44]

Military Deployment[edit]





Graham has two continents named Barvionne and Palothica.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • DeKirk City: location of DeKirk Aerospace during the Star League era[1]
  • Fort Baldwin Castle Brian
  • Fort Ball
  • GreenVale City: the headquarters of Mitchell Vehicles[47]
  • Keystone: a city[48] in the southern reaches of Palothica and containing the planet's primary spaceport[1]
  • New DeKirk City: a large space habitat serving as the planetary capital[1]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 84 systems (83 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Xi Ursae Majoris 5.7 Oliver 8.9 Pollux 9.5 Zavijava 13.0
Devil's Rock 13.6 Denebola 16.8 Hechnar 17.1 Tau Ceti 17.4
Chara 17.7 Castor 18.0 Thorin 18.3 Procyon 18.5
Lipton 19.7 Tabit 20.3 Carver 20.8 Sirius 21.1
Rigil Kentarus 24.4 Sol 25.7 Muphrid 25.9 Talitha 26.5
Keid 26.6 Zosma 26.6 Afleir 28.7 Killbourn 29.9
Zollikofen 30.2 New Home 30.8 Outreach 31.7 Haddings 31.8
Van Diemen 32.6 New Dallas 34.9 Yorii 35.1 Hall 35.2
Brownsville 35.7 Rocky 35.8 Marcus 35.8 Menkent 36.5
Bryant 36.8 Caph 37.7 Callison 39.3 Altair 40.4
Summer 42.0 Milton 42.9 Alioth 42.9 Connaught 43.0
Epsilon Eridani 43.3 Dieron 43.8 Wyatt 43.8 Mizar 43.9
Capolla 44.2 Wasat 44.4 Asta 45.3 Bordon 45.8
Alchiba 45.8 New Stevens 46.1 Cor Caroli 46.6 Fomalhaut 47.2
Dubhe 47.4 Chisholm 47.7 Mandal 47.9 Lyons 49.1
Imbros 49.4 Acubens 49.5 Irian 51.4 Chertan 51.4
Terra Firma 51.6 Phecda 51.7 Wing 51.7 Hsien 52.8
Epsilon Indi 53.0 Galatea 53.8 Saffel 53.9 Dieudonné 54.0
Ko 54.6 Nusakan 54.8 Alkalurops 56.9 Blue Sava 57.3
Remulac 57.5 Northwind 58.1 Athenry 58.3 Nathan 58.4
Dyev 58.9 Alphard 59.0 Alhena 59.1 Syrma 60.3


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