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Hellgate nearby systems (3151)
Hellgate nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 40.343 : 1843.328[e]
Spectral class F7la[1]
Planets 1[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]


History and Culture
Population 250,000 (3067)[6]
Government and Infrastructure

Planetary Data[edit]

  • Surface Water: 20%
  • Atmosphere: Standard (Tainted with Sulfur)
  • Surface Gravity: 0.7g
  • Equatorial Temperature: 40 °C
  • Highest Native Life: Plants

Era Specific Data[edit]


  • Political Control: Clan Snow Raven (100%)[1]
  • Population: 250,000

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]


Planetary Description[edit]

Hellgate is a planet located in the Kerensky Cluster, known for the harsh conditions on the planet's surface. However, it is situated along JumpShip routes within the Kerensky Cluster, and boasts large germanium deposits.[2]


Life can only exist on Hellgate within huge, translucent domes that cover most major installations.

The planet was an important enclave of Clan Snow Raven until Clan Steel Viper conducted a number of aggressive Trials of Possession starting in 2897, which ultimately led to the seizure and control of the entire planet by the Vipers in 2899.[11][2]

In 3051, Clan Steel Viper sought revenge for loss of took enclave on Hellgate, by advantage of weakness Jade Falcon's forces from Battle of Tukayyid.[12]

In the year after the death of ilKhan Leo Showers, Clan Jade Falcon traded their foothold on the planet to Clan Steel Viper, in exchange for fleet assets to the Snow Ravens. The deal provoked protest within the Raven touman and both Raven khans had to defend their positions multiple times.

Even when the deal was struck down by the Ravens because the Jade Falcon khan Elias Crichell was not releasing Nerran McKenna to fulfill his obligation to his house and so attempted to meddle in another Clan's internal affairs, and "offering" so a good reason to do that to end the Ravens internal struggle, and two following Falcon raids, the Ravens retained the world.[13]

Post-Wars of Reaving[edit]

Hellgate remained the holding of Clan Cloud Cobra after the cessation of the Wars of Reaving. Sometime after 3075, the Bandit Pierce, a former leader with the Clan Coyote Scientist Caste and the Society, began reaching out to former colleagues to restart his smuggling operations. While Pierce had been involved in major trafficking across five systems, most of his operations trafficking in human body parts and blood samples (taken from Blood chapels) were destroyed during the Wars of Reaving. Arriving aboard a Hunter-class JumpShip in 3077, Pierce established a new cell of about 15 members. The cell was discovered by the Clan Cloud Cobra Watch late in 3079. After being tortured for three days for more information, Pierce died of his injuries.[14]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (9 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Hoard 36.4 Roche 38.3 Tamaron 44.5 Strato Domingo 47.6
Priori 50.9 Marshall 54.8 Tathis 55.1 Tiber 59.4
Glory 59.5 Kirin 64.2 Delios 68.8 Strana Mechty 75.9
Vinton 76.2 Barcella 83.2 Huntress 85.9 Londerholm 87.6
Gatekeeper 89.7 Lum 92.1 Ironhold 98.5 Sheridan 98.7


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 113: "Planetary data for Hellgate in 3062"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 119: "Clan Snow Raven: Absolute Power (2825-2976)"
  3. Clan Homeworlds 3052 Poster (Kickstarter)
  4. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 121: "Bird of Prey (3048-3058)": Jade Falcon exchanges Hellgate for use of Raven's WarShip and other fleet services
  5. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114: "Political Balance Table": Table for 3062, show planet 100% under control of Snow Ravens
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 39: "Clan Political Balance Table"
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 228: "Political Balance Table, 3067"
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248: "Political Balance Table, 3075"
  9. The Wars of Reaving, p. 249: "Political Balance Table, 3085"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  11. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 31: "The Secret History of the Clans/Comparative Timeline": 2897 - Steel Vipers begin three years of Trial of Possession for Raven's world of Hellgate and succeed
  12. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 92: "Clan Jade Falcon/Taking Wing: Operation Revival and Beyond (3048-3057)": Vipers took advantage of Falcon's bulk of Falcon forces being in Inner Sphere and took planet
  13. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 121: "Bird of Prey (3048-3058)": Hellgate deal that brought the planet back to 100% control of Clan Snow Raven
  14. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 4: "Pierce"