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Ilion nearby systems
Ilion nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -285.299 : -28.826[e]
Planets 5+

The Ilion system originally within the Free Worlds League. One of the autonomous worlds within the region described as the "Bolan Thumb" in 2571, Ilion is between Tylarzka and Malazan and vanished from maps during the Second Succession War.[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Ilion V[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

During the First Succession War, Ilion was taken by Lyran Commonwealth forces. During the fighting, tactical nuclear devices were deployed there in 2799.[19] The damage to the world's life support systems was so severe that it would eventually be evacuated,[20] though evidently only after the Free Worlds League managed to recapture it by 2821.[21]

The Twelfth Atrean Dragoons, following their surrender to loyalist troops on Calloway VI in the Marik Civil War in November 3014, withdrew to Ilion V with other disenchanted League troops[22] where it is noted they fought a final battle (against each other or an unspecified third party) before forming the famed Hansen's Roughriders mercenary unit.[23] This would imply the Ilion system to feature at least five planets, and the fifth being the primary habitable world; however, by 3014 Ilion was already long abandoned and not listed on contemporary starmaps.

IlClan Era[edit]

The new settlers of Ilion didn't arrive until a century and half later, and were totally unexpected ones: Wolf's Dragoons, after being decimated in the Battle of Terra, were led there by their new leader, Colonel Henry Kincaid. Ilion had been chosen by Jaime Wolf when the Dragoons were working for Janos Marik, as a rally point if Janos betrayed them.[24] Using the recharge station of Nockatunga as transshipment point, the Dragoons settled on Ilion, building a settlement of prefabricated buildings and 'Mech bays, which in a few months became a little city, a place to rest, repair and train their new units. They named the place Fort Joshua, probably in honor of Joshua Wolf.[25]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Third Bolan Defenders[27]



Planet Description[edit]

Ilion was a habitable planet, with a stable biosphere, but the system's blue-white star was too bright, with more than average ultraviolet light striking the planet, it was a little too hot for humans, so it wasn't attractive enough to be recolonized. It had a very wet atmosphere.[28]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (32 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rochers 14.6 Tylarzka 15.1 Malazan 15.3 Nockatunga 25.5
Zdice 27.0 Hornir's Keep 27.4 Bella 30.2 Cavanaugh 32.2
Dixie 32.4 Bolan 34.8 Kamenz 35.6 Alula Borealis 36.5
Altoona 36.5 Hell's Paradise 38.0 Trellisane 43.0 Millungera 43.4
Epsilon 43.5 Abramkovo 45.6 Finsterwalde 46.8 Promised Land 47.6
Penobscot 50.6 Aigle 51.5 Bobruisk 52.6 Gypsum 55.0
Loburg 55.5 Labouchere 55.7 Loric 55.9 Herzberg 56.0
Colfax 56.2 Tamarind 56.9 Timbiqui 57.2 Saltillo 59.4


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 34: "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 38: "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2822]"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16: "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24: "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25: "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 36: "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42: "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51: "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54: "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56: "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  16. Era Report: 3145, p. 10: "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  17. Era Report: 3145, p. 38: "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  18. Redemption Rites, ch. 13
  19. First Succession War, p. 71
  20. First Succession War, p. 115: Timeline entry for 2799
  21. First Succession War, p. 73
  22. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 79
  23. BattleTech (2nd Edition) rulebook, Hansen's Roughrider infobox
  24. Redemption Rites, p. 136
  25. Redemption Rites, p. 137
  26. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 12: "Regimental Status"
  27. 27.0 27.1 First Succession War, p. 138: "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  28. Redemption Rites, p. 136