Lackhove 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates−166.222 : 444.215[e]
Recharge time210 hours[1]

The Lackhove system is the location of at least one habitable world, and as of June 3152 was located in the Clan Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.[2]

System Description[edit]

Lackhove is located near the Anywhere and Here systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]



Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Lackhove was one of seven worlds settled by colonists from the Rim Worlds Republic between 2334 and 2338 as an attempt by Maxwell Rowe to create a buffer zone between the Republic, the Draconis Combine, and the Tamar Pact.[3]

Star League Era[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Lackhove was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[41] In 2573 discontent was simmering, and First Consul Gregory Amaris tried to tamp it down with the Universal Act of Loyalty. A group of miners on Lackhove who had placed an embargo on all Inner Sphere goodshad to be starved into submission before they would sign it.[42][43] It proved not to be sufficient as civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarized around those loyal to Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[44]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled a multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic.[45] Assigned to the conquest of Lackhove in 2593 was a division from IV Corps, the Eleventh Royal Division. The SLDF successfully took control of Lackhove,[46] defeating the local militia forces, and remained in place as the local garrison until the Eleventh was redeployed for the invasion of Anywhere in 2594.[47]

Third Succession War[edit]

In late July 3025, pirates from Lackhove attacked Anywhere, but this time plundered nearly fifty people, including the governor's daughter, in addition to physical loot. The governor of Anywhere drew the line at that, and launched a rescue mission. After hitting the pirate base on 3 August, they rescued the people only to run into a Combine force as they were preparing to withdraw.[48]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

As an insurance policy against possible duplicity by Hendrik Grimm III in negotiations Maria Morgraine positioned her DropShip Winged Vengeance on Lackhove with orders to leapfrog across Grimm's realm causing as much damage as possible if something untoward happened to her.[49]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon conquered Lackhove during the opening stages of Operation REVIVAL, the Clan invasion of the Inner Sphere. Khan Elias Crichell would then order that most of the Jade Falcon supplies be stationed on Lackhove to free up as much space on the Falcon's JumpShips for the next waves of Operation REVIVAL.[50]

Operation Ice Storm[edit]

Lackhove was invaded for a second time in mid-3071, when forces from Clan Ice Hellion captured the world from the Falcons as part of the Operation ICE STORM: the invasion of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[51][52] The Ice Hellions were only able to hold Lackhove until October, however, when the world was recaptured by the Jade Falcons.[52]

ilClan Era[edit]

Lackhove was hit by heavy raiding from pirates bearing the markings of the New Oberon Confederation, led by Abdoun Ricol.[53]

Military Deployment[edit]




Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 24 systems (23 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Anywhere 8.2 Here 16.1 Erewhon 19.7 Somerset 19.7
Götterdämmerung 25.2 Bone-Norman 27.2 Last Chance 33.5 Zertarum 34.6
Bensinger 37.5 Apollo 38.4 Renren 38.8 Botany Bay 40.6
Illium 41.5 Wotan 43.2 Golandrinas 44.4 Barcelona 50.6
Cryfder 51.3 Blackstone 51.5 Toland 52.1 Black Earth 52.5
New Ålborg 54.1 Koskenkorva 56.8 Battaraigi 58.5 Derf 60.9


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