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Kirin nearby systems (3151)
Kirin nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -23.601 : 1837.315[e]
Spectral class M9IV
Planets 1

The Kirin system is the location of at least one habitable world, Kirin III, and was located in the Kerensky Cluster in the Clan Homeworlds.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Kirin III[edit]

Kirin III
System position First
Surface gravity 0.9
Atmospheric pressure Low (Tainted)
Equatorial temperature 20°C
Surface water 30%
Highest native life Amphibians
Population 8,800,000 (3062)

Planetary History[edit]

The planet was originally an exclusive Clan Hell's Horses colony. Around 3010 Clan Smoke Jaguar seized control over part of the world and retained their enclave until the Jaguars' annihilation in 3060 by the Second Star League Defense Force. During the Wars of Possession that followed Clan Hell's Horses once more claimed exclusive control over the planet.[3]

In late 3068 Clan Fire Mandrill's Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline attacked Kirin hoping to take advantage of supposed Horse weakness. By the end of the year they had claimed Kirin MechWorks, the nearby city, and other territory, amounting to almost a third of the Horse enclaves. Several Horse Clusters from Delta Galaxy then arrived and regained nearly all of the conquered areas except for KM City[7]

During the Wars of Reaving Kirin with its merchant and laborer caste inhabitants were traded to Clan Coyote after March 3070 as the Hell's Horses prepared for their invasion of Clan Wolf's Inner Sphere holdings.[8] In September 3072 it was one of the Clan Homeworlds with an HPG unaffected by the SLOT virus, due to Clan Coyote's collusion with The Society.[11]

In the aftermath of the Wars of Reaving Kirin became the capital world of Clan Coyote as well as its exclusive holding, and with it the largest remaining naval shipyard in the Clan Homeworlds.[9][12] By 3085 Clan Stone Lion had been gifted two former Hell's Horses enclaves on the planet, making it one of their primary support worlds.[10][13][14]

Military Deployment[edit]


Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Kirin City
  • Mojave continental shelf[9]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (10 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Tamaron 29.2 Delios 33.1 Londerholm 40.0 Priori 40.2
Grant's Station 43.3 Albion 52.4 Strato Domingo 55.3 York 56.1
Gatekeeper 57.9 Barcella 59.1 Paxon 63.4 Hellgate 64.2
Zara 67.1 Brim 68.8 Hoard 75.9 Vinton 81.1
Lum 84.7 Strana Mechty 89.2 Shadow 90.0 Marshall 94.9


Planetary distances determined with the 2821 Pentagon & Kerensky Cluster Map, which has a lightyear distance scale included. Some distances have not been included due to some worlds not having been discovered.[21]


  1. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 133: "Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster (2821)" (Map)
  2. Era Digest: Golden Century, pp. 7–8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 85: "Possessions"
  4. Clan Homeworlds 3052 Poster (Kickstarter)
  5. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 39
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Wars of Reaving, pp. 36–37
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 53: "The Coyote Prowls"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 248
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 249
  11. The Wars of Reaving, p. 109: "Communication Breakdown"
  12. The Wars of Reaving, p. 165: "WarShips"
  13. The Wars of Reaving, p. 163
  14. The Wars of Reaving, p. 170
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 151: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 152: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  17. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 180: Thunder Stallion - Produced as of 3060 on Kirik
  18. Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 52, 56, 62: Ares, Enyo, Hachiman, Ishtar Combat Vehicles & Components produced on world as of 3060
  19. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 168: Xerxes Aerospace Fighter
  20. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 67: "201st Mechanized Assault"
  21. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 135: Map shows distances between worlds