Lushann 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates449.617 : 140.809[e]
Spectral classM3V[1][2]
Recharge time204 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Nadir[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Lushann VIII[edit]

Lushann VIII
Lushann Flag.jpg
System position8th[1][2]
Jump Point distance2.67[2]
Surface gravity0.95[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature6°C (Boreal)[2]
Surface water45%[2]
Highest native lifeMammal[1][2]
History and Culture
Population28,000 (3025)[1]
33,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
HPG ClassC (3025)[1]
B (3079)[2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Hudsenn Brax (3025)[1]

Lushann has a semi-arctic global climate, but due to its former geologic past, it enjoys an abundance of oil deposits, of which the planet's primary industry -the petrochemical companies- take full advantage. Close to two-thirds of the population works for the industry, and Lushann is the largest source of petrochemicals in the Outworlds Alliance.[2] The second largest industry is weapons manufacturing, as represented by Lushann Industries, which employs almost the remaining one third.[54]

Most of the workers live in underground facilities to protect them against the forbidding temperatures. Those who live on the surface must do so under one of the many domes that protect the larger cities. Since life on Lushann can be bleak, every summer the capital city Grimaldi holds MechWarrior games. This is one of the few exceptions to the Alliance's standing policy of forbidding non-Alliance military and paramilitary forces from entering the realm.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Lushann was a central and important industrial world within the Outworlds Alliance when Operation UNION HOLD began in 2581. After the major Periphery states rejected the Pollux Proclamation in 2575, the Star League began planning for the forced incorporation of all of the Periphery nations into the Star League. Operation UNION HOLD was the name given to the invasion of the Outworlds Alliance, which saw two corps of Star League Defense Force troops and a mixed brigade of DCMS forces begin systematically occupying Alliance worlds. Lushann escaped the attentions of the Star League and Combine forces - collectively referred to as the Outworlds Alliance Task Force - until early 2583 when three years of battles for control of the world began.[7]

The SLDF V Corps had conquered the nearby world of Ki Zoban in January 2583,[55] and the V Corps commander, Major General Victoria Zibler, ordered the entire Fifteenth Division to attack Lushann in March. The Fifteenth Division was tasked to destroy the defenders, in particular the Pitkin Lancers, who were equipped with advanced Star League BattleMechs captured after the surrender of the Thirty-seventh Royal Brigade on Haynesville in 2582.[56]

Cerberus, the most heavily industrialized planet in the Alliance, had just been attacked and occupied by II Corps under the command of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force, General Amos Forlough. With Cerberus occupied, the Alliance couldn't afford to lose an important industrial world like Lushann; Alliance President Grigori Avellar ordered the Pitcairn Legion to Lushann, with orders to defend the world at all costs. When the Legion arrived in late April, the planetary garrison had managed to stubbornly hold the cities of Rotta and Sanbornton against the Fifteenth Division, but were losing the battle elsewhere. Elias Pitcairn took the fight straight at the Fifteenth when the Legion arrived on-planet, to which Zibler responded by directly engaging the Legion forces, pinning them in place while Forlough continued a two-month campaign to destroy the Alliance's ability to resist.[7]

When leaked intelligence alerted the Outworlds Alliance Militia Chairman Welkens Nordd to the impending SLDF attack on Tellman IV, he had no choice but to withdraw the Pitcairn Legion from Lushann and try and blunt Forlough's campaign against other Alliance worlds, but Nordd ordered the Fourth Armored Division to Lushann to allow the Legion to extract itself from the ongoing battle.[57]

The conflicts on Cerberus, Tellman IV and Lushann in 2583 inflicted a heavy toll on those involved, reducing the level of conflict to a constant slow grind by late 2853/early 2584.[58] Lushann proved a source of embarrassment for Star League First Lord Ian Cameron when the first true Interstellar Aid Organization, Borderless Hope, not only had three separate aid expeditions to worlds within the Alliance refused permission to land by Amos Forlough in 2583 and 2584, but then had two dozen aid workers killed on Lushann in September 2583 when fired on by Forlough's troops.[59]

By the time Major General Franklin Barnex replaced Amos Forlough as commander of the Task Force in June 2584, the battle on Lushann had spent seven months smoldering rather than flaring; within weeks of taking over, a visit to the Star League forces on Lushann by Barnex had caused the conflict to briefly heat up again, but even the arrival of the Forty-second Brigade to join the Fifteenth Division forces after the Forty-second's raid on Loparri hadn't managed to give the Star League forces the impetus or strength needed to conquer Lushann.[60] Lushann remained a contested world up until peace was declared on 1 August 2585 with the Treaty of Cerberus.[8]

During the Jihad, Lushann suffered a surprisingly low amount of 'interest' by the Word of Blake. It has been opined that this may have been due to the degree of difficulty any attacks upon Lushann Industries Limited would have had, as all of its facilities are underground, while others speculated it was by the protection provided by the Fourth Alliance Air Wing, stationed on the southern continent, that persuaded the Blakists to look elsewhere.[54]

Military Deployment[edit]


Outworlds Alliance Militia[61]



  • Alliance Grenadiers[62]





The planet has four continents: Texas, Energia, Evergreen, and Hellas.[2]

Since Lushann has a semi-arctic global climate, most of the workers live in underground facilities to protect them against the forbidding temperatures.[1][2] Geologic ages ago, Lushann was covered in thick forests and swamps.[54]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • AGDA Training Facility Lushann: the site of an AGDA training facility in 3079[2]
  • Grimandi: capital city, located on Evergreen[2]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (26 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ki Zoban 9.2 Sevon 17.8 Alegro 20.1 Calish 20.4
Kinkaid 20.4 Dindatari 21.9 Mitchella 31.4 Morthac 34.3
Quatre Belle 35.4 Medron 36.7 Quiberas 37.8 Crestoblus 38.4
Dante 40.6 Dormandaine 42.0 Wittington 43.5 Banori 47.7
Tancredi 51.3 Valentina 51.8 Alpheratz 54.5 Niles 55.2
Brasha 55.6 Kennard 55.8 Cerberus 56.2 Santiago 58.7
Ramora 59.0 Jordan Wais 59.6 Bryceland 60.7 Bad News 61.1


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