Lopez 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-37.757 : -330.395[e]
Spectral classM0V, M5V[1][2]
Recharge time203 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Lopez is located near the Rosendal and Andurien systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Lopez I[edit]

Lopez I
Lopez Flag.jpg
System positionFirst[1][2]
Jump Point distance3 days[1][2]
Surface gravity0.85[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Tainted)[2]
Equatorial temperature50°C (Arid)[2]
Surface water25%[2]
Highest native lifeReptile[1][2]
Landmasses2 (Chickasaw, Puebla)[21]
History and Culture
Population2,260,000,000 (3025),[1]
2,600,500,000 (3067–3079)[2][21]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderSecretary General
HPG ClassB[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Debbie Loo-Yee (3025)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Lopez was one of the worlds contested between the Capellan Confederation and the Free Worlds League in the First Andurien War; occupied by the Capellans prior to the battle at Kwamashu in 2401, Lopez was abandoned by the Capellan forces when Captain-General Peter Marik launched a deep strike at the heart of the Confederation, intent on sacking Sian, Cordiagr, and Capella. In 2404, Chancellor Aleisha Liao negotiated a treaty with Peter Marik that saw the Andurien worlds returned to the Free Worlds League for a ten-year period followed by a formal vote by the populace on which state to join thereafter.[4]

In 2485, the First Regulan Hussars are defeated in battle by a Capellan Confederation Heavy Tank Regiment.[22]

Star League[edit]

The Star League Defense Force maintained a small base in the Foghorn Highlands, possibly acting as a training depot. Before departing the Inner Sphere the SLDF buried the entrance under tons of dirt which they also mined.[23] As no major SLDF commands were stationed on Lopez this was likely either an unmanned supply depot or part of the planetary garrison under Reserve Command.[24][25]

Succession Wars[edit]

In 2853, excavation of the above SLDF depot determined it still contained at least two companies of BattleMechs, two companies of vehicles, and storage containers of unknown contents. The excavation project was infiltrated by three ROM agents posing as manual labor, led by an agent known only as "Fleeting Mirage." This team contacted Precentor ROM on 12 August suggesting news of this find be leaked to the Capellan Confederation, and during the confusion of the inevitable raid the team would detonate the depot. Within three weeks of this communication an unknown battalion sized force of assault BattleMechs assaulted the world, destroying all known records of the excavation and leaving no survivors at the site. Despite the Eleventh Atrean Dragoons being stationed on Lopez at this time the attackers either avoided or brushed aside that medium-weight regiment operating at nearly a third strength.[26] No known communications occurred between Precentor ROM and the Capellans in this period of time but it should be noted Lopez is only a handful of jumps from one of ComStar's Hidden Worlds of Sharpe/Obeedah.[23]

The Jihad[edit]

Lopez was rendered uninhabitable in October 3080, following orbital bombardment by fourteen high-speed meteors on 12 October 3080. The meteors were delivered by manmade means, and the attack was widely considered to be the work of the Word of Blake vessel WoBS Erinyes, a ship believed to be responsible for asteroid strikes on various worlds during the course of the Jihad.[27]

Six weeks before the first of the asteroids struck Lopez, the nadir point jump monitoring station received a radio report from a prospector DropShip, the Ice Princess, reporting that a large K-F signature had been detected by the DropShip; the signature fell outside the ecliptical plane of the Lopez system.[28]

The first asteroid struck Lopez at 1:32 a.m., Terran Standard Time, on 12 October 3080. Thirteen more asteroids followed the first in quick succession, and by midnight the entire planet had been laid waste; of the 2.6 billion people who lived on Lopez, the only survivors were a scattering of people left in what had been wilderness areas and those who managed to escape from Lopez on spacecraft.[27][28]

A number of the spacecraft which managed to escape from Lopez during the bombardment conducted orbital scans, and those scans showed no trace of drive plumes pushing the asteroids, indicating that the method of bombardment was not the same as that which had struck Taurus several years before. In November 3080, the path taken by the asteroids as they approached Lopez was being backtracked by investigators; these investigators discovered remains of the Ice Princess DropShip lying along the same course as that taken by the asteroids. The Ice Princess had been destroyed by capital ship weapons, but the various sensor logs aboard the ship were intact and were recovered by the investigators. When examined, the logs showed that the K-F signal detected jumping into the system was a WarShip with a mass of at least one million tons, and also showed that the Ice Princess had been destroyed thirty seconds after the WarShip jumped in.[28]

The destruction of Lopez, combined with the logs recovered from the Ice Princess, are major contributing factors in the increasingly widespread acceptance of the rumor that the Word of Blake possessed a WarShip capable of killing a planet—believed to be the WoBS Erinyes.[27][28]

Military Deployment[edit]


  • Fifth Free Worlds Legionnaires[31]


  • Fifth Free Worlds Legionnaires[17]


Lopez has two continents named Chickasaw and Puebla.[21]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Coliman Sea[2]
  • Lake Léon: the smaller of the planet's two main bodies of water[2]
  • Miyama Jungles[2]
  • French Bluff: a tourist attraction[2][32]
  • Puebla Mountains[2]
  • Orton: capital city[2]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 52 systems (49 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rosendal 12.3 Andurien 15.6 Lurgatan 17.6 Borka 19.4
Aomen 20.3 Cursa 22.8 Katla 24.3 Ullieri 25.0
Athna 26.2 Sadurni 26.7 Xanthe 29.5 Naryn 30.8
Tengil 33.2 Dili 35.6 Conquista 36.6 Nukus 37.0
Leyda 37.2 Mattisskogen 37.4 Shiba 38.0 Ryerson 38.7
Shiro 39.0 Dansur 40.2 Kalmar 41.0 Claybrooke 41.3
Niomede 42.1 Karlstejn 42.3 Dì-fang 43.3 Konopiste 45.3
Pernik 46.2 Principia 46.7 Sigma Mare 46.8 Pilpala 47.2
Calseraigne 47.5 Furud 47.9 Betelgeuse 49.4 Itica 50.1
Alamagordo 50.8 Ingonish 52.2 Villanueva 53.1 Pell 54.0
Palladaine 54.8 Fagerholm 54.9 Antias 55.2 Mosiro 56.7
Buenos Aires 57.0 Sax 57.1 Dicon 58.1 Kupang 58.3
Deschenes 59.3 Granera 60.5 Latice 60.7 Hudeiba 60.8


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