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System Information
X:Y Coordinates3.096 : -10.127[e]
Spectral classG6IV[1][2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1]

System Description[edit]

Keid is located near the New Home and Sirius systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Keid V[edit]

Keid V
System positionFifth[1][2]
Jump Point distance7 days[1][2]
Surface gravity0.94[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature27°C[2]
Surface water73%[2]
Highest native lifeMammal[2]
Landmasses3 (Keid Prime, Mirange, Acitaratna)[2]
History and Culture
Population5,300,000,000 (2766),[44] 4,573,000,000 (3025),[1]
3,294,000,000 (3130)[2][45]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Keid
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Daria Skoglund (3130)[2][45]
HPG ClassB[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Alvin Gemont (3025)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Keid was one of the first worlds settled when humanity took to the stars,[2] and 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] later becoming one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[10] With its huge fields of arable land, Keid quickly established itself as a major exporter of foodstuffs and became the homeworld of several Terran Hegemony agribusinesses, including Dukempic Foods. In the twenty-fifth century, large deposits of metal ores and minerals were found on the world, prompting major companies such as Krester's Ship Construction to build manufacturing centers to exploit this wealth.[2][44]

Star League Era[edit]

The Star League Defense Force also established several bases on the planet. Chief among these were two Castles Brian, Fort Grissom and Fort Settlemyer, and the Fleet School of Keid. During the Amaris Civil War the Rim Worlds Republic troops assigned to Keid destroyed these SLDF facilities, along with several cities, college campuses, and all the orbital facilities, including factories and a shipyard. The Republican troops did not employ nuclear or biological weapons however, which allowed Keid's inhabitants to make a relatively quick recovery after the Amaris Civil War.[2][44]

In the aftermath of the Civil War one of Keid's nobles, hoping to undermine his local competitors in the grocery franchise business, sent false reports to the shattered Hegemony government on Terra claiming that famine was endemic on Keid. Despite Keid's well-known status as a food exporter, the postwar Hegemony government was so incompetent that it took the reports at face value and ordered food stripped from the American Midwest region on Terra for shipment to Keid.[46]

First Succession War[edit]

Keid was taken by the Capellan Confederation sometime between 2785 and 2800.[47] After taking control of the world, the Capellans established a series of Maskirovka training facilities, scientific establishments, and noble landholdings.[48]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following negotiations between Colonel Pavel Ridzik, chief military advisor to Chancellor Maximilian Liao, and AFFS Lieutenant General Ardan Sortek, conducted in February 3029 Ridzik created a new nation, the Tikonov Free Republic. The Republic was created by incorporating those worlds of the Tikonov Commonality that hadn't already been conquered during the first half of the Fourth Succession War. Ridzik returned to Elgin, the new capital of the Tikonov Free Republic, on 3 March 3029 and swiftly began implementing a new government consisting of family members, friends and other appointees loyal to himself, purging dissident elements on the various Republic worlds and taking the opportunity to settle old scores. Keid was one of the systems incorporated into the Tikonov Free Republic.[22]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Keid became part of the Chaos March after Operation GUERRERO.[30]


In February 3066, Keid was one of several Chaos March worlds that requested military aid from the Word of Blake in response to that region's chronic instability.[49] The next month Keid was listed in an announcement as being among the new members of the Word of Blake Protectorate and became a recipient of Blakist aid.[32][50]

In September 3067, a strike force made up of mercenaries wearing Allied Mercenary Command colors hit the Kallon Industries warehouse district in Keid City, destroying millions of C-bills of technology and vital equipment and parts for the intercontinental maglev railway construction project. The mercenaries also started a fire that engulfed four high-rise apartment buildings, burning them to the ground. The death toll was at 312 and was still rising as emergency crews searched the still-smoldering wreckage for survivors. The mercenaries escaped the planet relatively unscathed, though Kallon Security forces did attempt to intervene.

Precentor Alvarez held a brief press conference to announce that the WoB would send immediate assistance in helping Kallon import the necessary material to get the magrail project completed. He also announced the creation of the Keid Emergency Fund to assist those who were harmed and/or lost property due to the "callous disregard of AMC forces."[51]

The WoB would activate the Keid Protectorate Militia, the only unit created from the planet as per 3075.[51]

The Dark Age[edit]

Keid became part of the Republic of the Sphere's Prefecture X following the Jihad. After centuries of administration by the Capellan Confederation and Federated Suns, Keid is once again home to many large mining and agricultural concerns.[2]

In the turbulent years after the Blackout Keid was one of the Republic's core systems isolated within Fortress Republic after 3135.[40] After The Wall was lifted in 3149, however, the planet was seized later that year by the Capellan Confederation during Operation TIAMAT.[52]

Military Deployment[edit]


Keid has three continents named Keid Prime, Mirange, and Acitaratna.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • DuGatts: the planet's largest mining community on Mirange[2]
  • Fort Grissom: a Castle Brian, destroyed during the Amaris Civil War[2][44]
  • Fort Settlemyer: a Castle Brian, destroyed during the Amaris Civil War[2][44]
  • Fleet School of Keid: Star League Defense Force naval academy, destroyed during the Amaris Civil War[2][44]
  • Keid City: a city[51]
  • Kitimat: a city; destroyed by AEAF troops using strategic weapons during the Amaris Civil War[61]
  • Liuben: a city; destroyed by AEAF troops using strategic weapons during the Amaris Civil War[61]
  • New Clairton: a city[51]
  • New Leningrad: the largest city on Keid Prime[2]
  • Normandy: planetary capital[2]
  • Ramey's Point: a subterranean city on Acitaratna[2]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 84 systems (83 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
New Home 4.9 Sirius 6.1 Procyon 8.2 Bryant 10.5
Sol 10.6 Carver 13.6 Caph 13.7 Rigil Kentarus 14.0
Epsilon Eridani 18.9 New Stevens 19.7 Brownsville 19.9 Tau Ceti 20.4
Fomalhaut 23.6 Altair 24.6 Killbourn 24.6 Outreach 25.3
Hechnar 25.5 Graham 26.6 Dieron 26.6 Epsilon Indi 26.7
Xi Ursae Majoris 27.9 Terra Firma 30.5 Saffel 31.4 Capolla 31.7
Northwind 31.9 Thorin 32.2 Yorii 33.2 Oliver 35.0
Pollux 35.1 Asta 35.7 Zavijava 36.3 Chara 36.3
Hall 38.1 Lockdale 39.3 Sheratan 39.4 Devil's Rock 39.6
Muphrid 39.6 Rocky 40.1 Lipton 40.5 Tabit 40.5
Chisholm 40.9 Denebola 41.8 Styx 42.3 Nirasaki 43.0
Zollikofen 43.5 Athenry 43.6 Castor 44.0 Hsien 44.3
Imbros 44.5 Talitha 44.6 Fletcher 45.7 Nanking 46.0
Acamar 46.2 Bex 46.3 Ingress 47.3 Mandal 47.4
Van Diemen 47.8 Quentin 48.4 Small World 48.7 Woodstock 49.0
Wasat 50.1 Dyev 51.0 Errai 51.3 Pike 52.2
Deneb Algedi 52.5 Haddings 52.9 Menkent 53.0 Zosma 53.3
New Britain 53.8 Kawich 54.3 Afleir 54.8 Lyons 55.4
Zurich 55.7 Ruchbah 55.7 Tall Trees 56.7 Arboris 57.6
Saiph 57.9 Helen 58.0 Ko 58.0 Aldebaran 58.5
Chaville 58.8 Nopah 58.9 Summer 59.8 New Dallas 60.1


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