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Kikuyu neighboring systems
Kikuyu neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -203.689 : 366.491[e]
Spectral class G7V[1]
Recharge time 188 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

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

System position 3[1]
Jump point
21.94 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 60°C (Desert)[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Ruler None (Clan-controlled)[1]
Population 185,150,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]


Originally discovered shortly after the fall of the Terran Alliance, Kikuyu was first colonized by New Zealanders, Australians, and Tasmanians. They found a world with a large continent (named Queensland) which was home to the Great Victorian Desert. Around this large desert continent were two large archipelagos. The Great Victorian Desert was the reason the planet was settled, or rather, what was under the desert was the reason: Large amounts of radioactive ores and rare metals.[1]

The two archipelagos were set up as independent nation states, one settled by New Zealanders and one by Tasmanians. One is named Auckland Archipelago while the other is named New Tasmania.[1]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Kikuyu was a part of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[2] In 2584 civil war had been raging within the Rim Worlds Republic for nine years, fought between supporters of First Consul Gregory Amaris and supporters of the Rim Provisional Government, and Kikuyu was the garrison posting of the First Amaris Dragoons. The First Dragoons had lapsed into sectarian violence against each other, an internecine conflict sparked by the divided loyalties expressed within the Dragoons; when the Star League Defense Force launched the second wave of planetary campaigns as a part of Operation MAILED FIST, the Star League intervention in the civil war to restore Gregory Amaris to power, the internal conflict within the First Dragoons led the SLDF to believe that the conquest of Kikuyu would be a relatively short and easy affair.[38]

The SLDF assigned the Sixteenth Mechanized Infantry Division from VI Corps to the attack on Kikuyu; the Sixteenth landed on Kikuyu in March 2584 to begin combat operations, only to discover that their presence united the disparate elements of the First Dragoons by providing them with a common cause. Aided by irregulars raised from the civilian population, the heavily outnumbered First Dragoons turned the battle for Kikuyu into an extended campaign that didn't end until January 2585, almost a year after the initial landings. Casualties were high on both sides; the Rim Worlds losses amounted to thirty thousand people in total, two-thirds of whom were people who had joined the irregular formations that rose up after the SLDF landing. The Sixteenth had suffered two and a half thousand fatalities and another five and a half thousand injuries before the weary division finally secured the planet.[39]

Star League Era[edit]

Kikuyu was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth War.[12]

The Dark Age[edit]

In the early years after the Jihad the Lyran Alliance invaded both Kikuyu and the nearby world of Newtown Square, provoking an aggressive response from Clan Jade Falcon and the counter-invasion of Mogyorod, Clermont and Machida by the Jade Falcon Epsilon Galaxy[40] in 3080.[41]

Military Deployment[edit]






  • Eighth Deneb Light Cavalry RCT[47]
  • Sixth Donegal Guards[47]


Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Brandtford Heights: a city near to Fort Telemar that has a starport.[49]
  • Fort Telemar: Base used by the Eridani Light Horse in 3058.[50]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mogyorod 14.94 Clermont 15.41 Roadside 18.93 Blue Hole 24.90
Chahar 26.60 Melissia 28.03 Machida 32.42 Hot Springs 33.41
Black Earth 36.07 Newtown Square 36.55 Annunziata 37.59 Kolovraty 38.25
Zhongshan 43.64 Chapultepec 43.70 Kookens Pleasure Pit 44.10 Barcelona 45.39
Pangkalan 46.72 Blackjack 47.25 Goat Path 51.49 Pasig 51.74
Beta VII 52.47 Medellin 56.14 Golandrinas 56.18


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 200, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864]"
  16. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  26. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  30. Field Report: Clans, p. 26, "Clan Jade Falcon/Clan Wolf in Exile Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  31. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 154, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (Jump-off - 2587)"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Helbrent to Nightwish (July 2582 - November 2584)"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 117, "Epsilon Galaxy"
  41. Field Manual: 3085, p. 123, "Beta Galaxy"
  42. Historical: Reunification War, p. 128, "Reunification War: Rim Worlds Republic Front Deployments (2581)"
  43. Historical: Reunification War, p. 152, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (Jump-off - 2587)"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Objective Raids, p. 55 - "Note of Unit"
  45. The Hunters, pp. 46-47
  46. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109 - "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  47. 47.0 47.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 50 - "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  48. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  49. The Hunters, Ch. 4
  50. The Hunters, Ch. 3