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Kelenfold neighbouring systems
Kelenfold neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -57.392 : 198.214[e]
Spectral class F2V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
18.43 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.9[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 31°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 68%
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3076[1]
Ruler saKhan Ivan Kerensky (System Commander)[1]
Population 1,533,422,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Kelenfold is a largely unexceptional world; smaller than Terra, with a smaller nickel-iron core and correspondingly lower gravity, Kelenfold orbits a bright white star. Kelenfold also has a more eccentric orbit than Terra, with a more pronounced axial inclination and a weaker electromagnetic field, leading to more extreme seasons and considerably more cosmic radiation striking the surface of the planet. This has led to a markedly higher cancer rate among the population, and the thinner atmosphere combined with the lower air pressure means that visitors to Kelenfold are advised to avoid exertion, drink plenty of water and wait for their bodies to adjust to the lower pressure and gravity before attempting anything strenuous.[1]

Planetary History[edit]


Named for a neighbourhood of the city of Budapest on Terra that was itself named after a ninth century Hungarian chieftan, Kelenfold was settled primarily by Hungarian colonists, and despite the ethnic blending typical of Inner Sphere worlds Kelenfold is still noted for its excellent ghoulash as late as the thirty-first century.[1]

Star League[edit]

Due to its location, Kelenfold was the host of a SLDF garrison during the final years of the Star League.[33]

The Jihad[edit]

Clan Wolf attacked and conquered Kelenfold during the second half of January 3070 as one of a series of assaults into Lyran Alliance space, shadowing the path taken by Clan Jade Falcon, who were also using the disruption caused by the Jihad to annex a number of Lyran worlds.[24] Clan Wolf seized Kelenfold not for any particular merits the planet itself possessed, but rather for it's astrographical location; Kelenfold was ideally located to act as the jumping-off point for further Clan Wolf attacks into the heart of the Inner Sphere. The assault was conducted by the 1st Wolf Assault Cluster, led by Ivan Kerensky; the 1st Wolf Assault Cluster garrisoned Kelenfold until they were recalled back to Tamar, at which point the Silver Keshik of Beta Galaxy was rotated in to act as the garrison.[1] Ivan Kerensky would return to Kelenfold by 3075, replacing Marialle Radick after her death on Tamar during the scouring of that world.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]



3054 to 3067[edit]






Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Rasalgethi 21.06 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Blue Diamond 23.25 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tomans 25.12 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Borghese 25.69 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Fort Loudon 27.57 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Meacham 30.95 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Arcturus 31.79 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Karbala 33.95 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Surcin 34.33 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Crimond 34.65 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Fatima 34.77 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Jabuka 36.20 2 LC DC LC FRR CSV CSV CJF
Morningside 37.56 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Orkney 38.09 2 LC LC LC FC CSV CSV CJF
Al Hillah 39.73 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Grunwald 40.72 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ganshoren 42.81 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Apostica 43.35 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Leganes 43.51 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Orestes 43.90 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Quarell 44.04 2 LC DC LC FRR CJF CJF CJF
Pandora 46.01 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Garrison 49.54 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
La Grave 49.69 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Lothan 53.08 2 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Lucianca 53.21 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dalkeith 53.57 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Grumium 54.17 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Symington 54.30 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ballynure 54.59 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tukayyid 54.66 2 LC DC DC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Domain 56.11 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Sakhalin (LC) 57.76 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carse 58.83 2 LC LC LC FRR CW CW CW


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Tamar Pact world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
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  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
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  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
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  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
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  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 255, "SLDF - Lyran Commonwealth Military Command Map"
  34. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 123, "Beta Galaxy (The Shadow Wolves)"
  35. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 255, "SLDF - Lyran Commonwealth Military Command Map"
  36. 20-Year Update, p. 26
  37. Objective Raids, p. 55, "Note of Unit"
  38. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  39. Field Report: Clans, p. 21, "Clan Wolf Deployment Status"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. 168, "Epsilon Galaxy"