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

Hunan nearby systems (3151)
Hunan nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 71.209 : -95.949[e]
Spectral class F9VIII[1]
Planets 4[1]

The Hunan system is the location of at least one habitable world, Hunan IV, and, as of 3145, was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Hunan system is located near the New Aragon and St. Andre systems[4] and consists of four planets orbiting a class F9VIII primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Hunan system was colonised at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra, and was a member of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[5]

Hunan IV[edit]

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 4[1]
Jump point
11 days[1]
Moons 1 (Nefari)[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[1]
Surface water 54%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Vimla Katara, Governor (3130)[6][1]
Maria-Luisa Cavanna, Legate (3130)[6][1]
Capital Hunan City[1]
Population 754,465,000 (3130)[6][1]

Hunan IV - more commonly known simply as Hunan - is the fourth planet in the system and has a single moon named Nefari.[1]

Planetary History[edit]


Hunan was colonised because of the massive deposits of metals and ores found across the various continents, and soon earned itself the reputation for being possibly the last place in the Inner Sphere anyone would want to visit, let alone live. Hunan City, the planetary capital city, was established close to the Hellfire Mountains; the hot springs and volcanoes found throughout the region make infrared scanning largely impossible, while the sulphor vapors interfere with both magscans and radar, making most sensor systems useless.

Over the centuries the population of Hunan managed to bring the fire lizard population on Bandar, Roc and Zeka under control and established a small number of domed cities on the island continents, allowing for more mining operations.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Hunan was largely ignored in the Jihad, until the aftermath of the Battle of Sian; one of the Word of Blake units retreating from Sian landed on Hunan, and swiftly discovered it was unprepared for operating on the planet. Unprepared for the natural defenses provided by the climate and volcanic activity, the Blakists captured one of the dome cities on Roc after a week; the Hunanites responded by destroying the dome several days later, killing the majority of the Blakists. The survivors of the destruction of the city were soon killed by the predatory fire lizard population.[1]

In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single Level III - struck at the Hunan, along with the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang and Wei.[7][8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Planetary Governor Vimla Katara[1]
  • Planetary Legate Maria-Luisa Cavanna[1]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • Warrior House Fujita[37]


Hunan IV is a deeply unpleasant planet to live on, due to the extensive volcanic activity. The main continent, located in the equatorial zone, is named Hell, in large part due to the hundreds of volcanoes there that spew tonnes of sulphur vapor compounds into the atmosphere. Hell itself is completely uninhabitable; three of the other continents, Bandar, Zeka and Roc, are also inimical to human life, although a native species known as the fire lizard evolved to live in these regions. The fire lizards are also a generally unpleasant phenomenon, being capable of spitting a caustic liquid up to ten metres with startling - and deadly - accuracy, causing intense burns to whatever they hit. The only continent that can support human life outside of domed settlements is Karmala, although the surface of Karmala consists predominantly of a frozen reddish-brown lava flow, marked with occasional half-melted purple hillsides and geysers that rise up through the thick brown surface soup to belch yellow, sulphur-tainted steam into the atmosphere.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Hunan City: the planetary capital city. Located close to the Hellfire Mountains, a chain of active volcanoes and hot springs.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (71 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
St. Andre 7.3 New Aragon 7.9 Poznan 17.1 Shipka 17.2
Foochow 17.8 Shensi 17.8 Halloran 19.0 Algot 19.7
Menkar 19.9 Tsitsang 23.0 Wei 24.4 Conwy 25.5
Pleione 25.6 New Macao 27.2 Buchlau 27.2 Foot Fall 27.2
Zaurak 27.4 Algol 28.9 Styk 29.1 Jonathan 29.5
Tianamon 30.0 Demeter 33.3 Menkib 33.3 Ningpo 33.8
Gan Singh 33.8 Mandate 34.8 Palos 35.3 Bell 35.8
New Athens 35.9 Kansu 36.4 Highspire 37.2 Sichuan 37.8
New Hessen 40.9 Matsu 40.9 Ashkum 41.0 Second Try 41.9
Valexa 43.6 Manennaia 44.0 Achilles 44.7 Almach 45.4
Slocum 45.6 Cynthiana 46.0 Sakhalin 46.7 Undra 46.9
Azha 47.8 Alrescha 48.4 Genoa 48.4 Plataea 49.6
Bhaktapur 49.9 Snailzar 50.5 Chesterton 50.9 Remshield 51.2
Heligoland 51.3 Mesartim 52.1 Yangtze 52.2 Moravian 52.5
Arboris 52.6 Hamal 52.9 Angelsey 53.6 Yunnah 53.9
Mira 54.5 Westphalia 54.6 Bharat 55.7 Ulan Bator 56.0
Aldebaran 56.1 Kaifeng 56.3 Zion 57.4 Suzano 58.3
Axton 58.6 Ulan Batar 59.4 Angol 59.5 Zurich 60.7


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  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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