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

Political Affiliation[edit]

Kelenfold IV[edit]

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]

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]

Age of War[edit]

Founded sometime prior to 2319, Kelenfold was named for a neighborhood of the city of Budapest on Terra that was itself named after a ninth century Hungarian chieftain. It was settled primarily by Hungarian colonists, and despite the ethnic blending typical of Inner Sphere worlds Kelenfold was still noted for its excellent goulash as late as the thirty-first century. It was an early member of the Tamar Pact, and joined the Lyran Commonwealth in 2341.[1][2][36]

Star League[edit]

Due to its strategic location, it was garrisoned by the Star League's 184th Mechanized Infantry Division in the final years of the Star League.[37]

Succession Wars[edit]

In the Second Succession War, Kelenfold was initially the subject of a 2855 raid by the Draconis Combine which discovered such uncoordinated defenses that it was followed shortly afterward by an invasion as part of the "Marathon Offensive." After a six-month campaign in 2856 the Commonwealth successfully retook the world, one of the few successful counterattacks in that theater. The fighting would leave the world ruined.[38][39]

3042 saw a raid by Combine forces against a Kelenfold TMM supply depot by Marge Sippers, a protégée of "Charge of the Horde" advocate Mercer Ravannion. The raid was successful in gathering some supplies and destroying the rest, but at the cost of six Combine 'Mechs for two Lyran ones.[40]


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.[25] Clan Wolf seized Kelenfold not for any particular merits the planet itself possessed, but rather for its 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.[41]


In 3151, after the fall of the Republic of the Sphere, Hauptmann-General Sarah Regis, commander of the 26th Arcturan Guards, decided to ignore orders from Tharkad and liberate the world of Kelenfold and others. She dispatched elements of her RCT to secure Kelenfold but rather than return the world she had secured to the Commonwealth, she would go it alone, resurrecting the ancient Tamar Pact with a claim that she would one day liberate all of its worlds. On 13 August 3151, Sarah Regis renounced her LCAF rank and overthrew the Arcturus council, declaring herself the Governor-General of a new Tamar Pact.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]



3054 to 3067[edit]






Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Qualip 17.7 Rasalgethi 20.9 Blue Diamond 23.0 Tomans 24.9
Borghese 25.1 Fort Loudon 27.3 Meacham 30.7 Arcturus 31.5
Karbala 33.6 Surcin 33.9 Crimond 34.3 Fatima 34.4
Jabuka 35.9 Morningside 37.2 Al Hillah 37.5 Orkney 37.7
Grunwald 40.4 Ganshoren 42.4 Apostica 43.0 Leganes 43.1
Quarell 43.6 Orestes 43.8 Ueda 44.4 Pandora 45.6
Garrison 49.1 La Grave 49.2 Dalkeith 51.0 Lothan 52.6
Lucianca 52.7 Grumium 53.7 Symington 53.8 Ballynure 54.1
Tukayyid 54.3 Domain 55.6 Sakhalin 57.2 Carse 58.3
Auldhouse 59.4 Summit 60.6 Ramsau 62.1 Carstairs 62.1


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