(References to Kobe)

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Kobe nearby systems
Kobe nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -15.01:281.453[e]
Spectral class G0V[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
8 days[1]
Highest native life None[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Ruler Sabina Haynes, Duchess of Kobe[1]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Tuv Stockdale)[1]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 1,009 million for Kobe and describes the environment as "ice" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert", "ice", or "tropical"). The description one-liner reads "Major producer of electronics and chemical engines."

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Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Kobe was originally settled in the early 25th century. At that time the planet had just settled down - the continents and seas had formed, and the volcanoes of a young world were silent for the first time. The founding population of Kobe had died out by the end of the Age of War, but Kobe would be repopulated during the Star League era; Kobe's inhabitants would turn their world into a beautiful garden paradise that featured flora and fauna from across the Inner Sphere. It became a popular vacation spot during the Star League era.[1]

All that changed after the fall of the Star League. Shortly after the Amaris Civil War started, Kobe entered a new phase of volcanic activity. This poured hundreds of tons of ash into the air, blocking sunlight. The world went from a tropical paradise to an arctic wilderness in just a few short years. The inhabitants were able to keep their industrial base producing computer parts, but the radical environmental shifts rendered three of the five continents uninhabitable.[1]

During the Second Succession War Kobe was one of many planets devastated by the Draconis Combine's search and destroy missions. [8]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During Operation Revival's Fifth Wave the planet was attacked by Clan Wolf in December 3051. The planet still held a special place in Clan mythology as one of the Inner Sphere's "paradise worlds" and thus the Wolves were disappointed to find it transformed from its former beauty. Under the command of saKhan Garth Radick the entire Beta Galaxy fought against the planet's defenders, the Twenty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT under the command of Hauptmann General Joy Corelli and the supporting 1st and 2nd Kobe Mechanized Brigades which contributed two battalions of 'Mechs to the fight. The two sides first met at Ash Valley, where an Elemental unit succeeded in infiltrating the Guards' lines and assassinating the general, causing their retreat. Leftenant General Jinders Green-Davion displayed remarkable skill in keeping the Guards' retreat from becoming a rout and proved himself an able commander in the subsequent battles at New Pompeii and Cinder Bay. Unfortunately the Guards took too many losses to keep the Wolves away from the planet's industrial and political center, and they were forced to retreat to Thun, ceding the planet to Clan Wolf.[27]


It was confirmed by one of the BattleTech Developers that Kobe's absence from maps prior to 2750 was due to the world being depopulated after the initial colonization and then subsequently repopulated.

As for Kobe - it was settled in the early 25th, died out for some reason, and was resettled during the Star League.
  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 09 Oct 2012

Planetary Garrison[edit]




Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (46 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Hyperion 6.2 Karston 6.4 Bessarabia 11.6 Thannhausen 12.4
Hainfeld 13.0 Volders 13.7 Heiligendreuz 18.7 Weingarten 19.4
Perrot 19.5 Maestu 21.7 Thun 21.9 Wheel 22.7
Rastaban 26.3 Gunzburg 28.8 Suk 29.0 Satalice 29.4
Galuzzo 30.5 Biota 31.3 Lamar 33.2 Tamar 33.4
Cusset 34.4 Memmingen 34.6 Laurent 36.2 Domain 37.8
Shardayne 39.5 Kandis 41.5 Moritz 41.8 Carse 42.4
Sevren 43.3 Vorarlberg 45.2 Stanzach 45.3 Montmarault 47.9
Skandia 48.2 Skokie 49.0 La Grave 49.9 Nox 50.3
Muswell 50.9 Bushmill 51.2 Quarell 51.3 Diosd 52.5
Colmar 54.2 Oyevaina 55.5 Orkney 57.4 Maule 59.2
Utrecht 59.2 Halesowen 59.4 Kufstein 60.1 Ramsau 60.7


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 171, "Kobe Planet Guide"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their founding in [2341]"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 64, "Jinjiro's last years"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  11. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 36039 [3040] Map"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  21. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  22. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  23. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  24. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  25. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  26. Shattered Fortress, p. 102-103: "Inner Sphere - [3151] Map"
  27. Clan Wolf Sourcebook, p. 67
  28. 28.0 28.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 67
  30. Field Manual: 3145, p. 167, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Hell's Horses"