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Karachi nearby systems
Karachi nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -292.397 : -243.278[e]
Spectral class F8V[1]
Recharge time 179 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

System History[edit]

The Karachi system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 3151 was located in the Rim Commonality in the Free Worlds League.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Karachi II[edit]

Planetary Flag
Karachi II
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
12.01 days[1]
Moons 1 (Clifton Beach)[1]
Surface gravity 1.08[1]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 24°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 17%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
History and Culture
Population 120,700,000[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble Ruler Duke of Karachi
HPG Class B[1]

Karachi is the second planet in the Karachi system and has one moon, Clifton's Beach.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

While known of as a habitable world for some time prior to its colonization, Karachi was not settled until 2287 due to its less than ideal environment. Free Worlds League refugees fleeing conflicts along the Lyran and Capellan borders were desperate enough to make a new home for themselves on this world, with a Pakistani Terran named Aban Kayani providing the financial support to do so. While its environment was harsh, Karachi also possessed enough accessible mineral wealth to become a regional industrial center situated far away from the Age of War violence endemic to the Inner Sphere.[4]

Throughout the Age of War and the Star League era Karachi provided the safe haven its first colonists had hoped for. Never attacked, its location near the Magistracy of Canopus enabled Karachi to serve as a supplier to the SLDF and FWLM during the Reunification War, resulting in a boost to military industry and the construction of BattleMech factories by Brigadier Corporation. Karachi's biggest threat during these centuries was economic dominance from the its provincial overlords in the Principality of Regulus, and the Camlann v. Free Worlds decision enabled the planet to leave its parent province during the early twenty-eighth century.[4]

War finally came to Karachi after the Star League's collapse. During the First Succession War a deep raid by the LCAF resulted in Karachi's two industrial centers being destroyed by 100-megaton nuclear warheads, killing twenty million people and the planet's industrial economy. While Karachi itself otherwise suffered minimal damage from this attack, the destroyed factories had provided items essential to keeping neighboring planets habitable, and many of these would become dead worlds in the decades to come.[4]

From the 2830s onward Karachi slowly recovered its position as an industrial hub and suffered no further attacks from other Successor States. Pirate raids were a different matter but Karachi's defense force proved capable of repelling most of these incursions. The nearby Marian Hegemony, established in 2920, proved a wilier foe, as the Marians resorted to successful smuggling operations to steal what they needed from Karachi to ensure the viability of their new state.[4]

While distance prevented Karachi from benefiting from the boom in trade with the Federated Commonwealth during the 3050s, its industries were able to take advantage of the renaissance sparked by the Helm Memory Core's discovery. In 3064 the planet began limited trade with the Magistracy of Canopus, although domestic development was prioritized. As a result of this reticence and its isolation, Karachi was spared the ravages of the Jihad.[4]

Forced into independence by the League's dissolution in 3079 Karachi joined the neighboring Rim Commonality at some point prior to 3130, ensuring that it would join the resurrected Free Worlds League in 3139.[28] [33]

Military Deployment[edit]



Karachi is primarily a rocky desert world with only 17 percent surface water and a thin atmosphere. However it is not especially hot but rather prone to sharp diurnal temperature changes. Rather than distinct continents, the planet's notable features are the Southern Ocean and Arctic Sea. The bulk of the population is concentrated around the shores and islands of the former, with most of the rest living close to the Arctic Sea.[4]

Surprisingly for a desert world, the bulk of long-range travel is done via watercraft due to the population being clustered around rivers and bodies of water.[4]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Lyari: the capital city[4]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (30 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Jiddah 14.9 Ghaziabad 16.3 Tohelet 20.7 Rzhishchev 21.3
Isabela 21.5 Negushevo 31.0 Tematagi 31.7 Turov 32.9
Lesnovo 32.9 Chagos 33.4 Westover 35.0 Hiratsuka 35.4
Mackenzie 39.2 Goth Khakar 40.1 Tapachula 44.2 Karakiraz 45.8
Prato 46.5 Mankova 48.7 Fadiffolu 48.9 Campoleone 49.1
Bismarck 51.8 Gibson 54.4 Izmir 54.5 Lengkong 55.6
Cerignola 55.9 Gatchina 56.2 Aconcagua 56.4 Jubka 56.7
Clipperton 58.2 Corbeanca 58.6 Molokai 61.0 Panjang 61.8


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