Sarna News: Bad 'Mechs - Rifleman


← 3135
Lyons nearby systems
Lyons nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -23.01 : 38.727[e]
Spectral class F8V[1]
Planets 4[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Lyons II[edit]

Lyons II
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 2[1]
Jump point
12 days[1]
Moons 1 (Bier)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 46°C[1]
Surface water 77%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Duke Edward Regis (3025)[45]
Nancy Carter, Governor (3130)[46][1]
Ulga Jarmann, Legate (3130)[46][1]
Capital Clovis' Point [1]
Population 957,000,000 (3130)[46][1]

Planetary History[edit]

Lyons was settled early in humanity's expansion across the stars. It featured a warm climate and arable land that readily supported crops imported from Terra. Lyons greatest claim to fame was the large number of volcanoes and volcanic activity that rocked the surface periodically. To avoid the problems presented by volcanoes, the inhabitants originally settled on the edges of the Fedkirk continent, leaving the center of the continent largely abandoned. The other continents (Glastone, Leuben, and Pairse) were settled the same way. Shortly after the immigrants arrived, the local mining industry produced enough for other industries to function. This let Lyons achieve self-sufficiency in short order.[1]

Early History[edit]

Lyons was one of the worlds that was abandoned by the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242.[2] Having become independent as a result of the Demarcation Declaration, Lyons was subsequently added to the resurgent Terran Hegemony; whilst some worlds joined the Hegemony during its early years as a result of diplomatic and trade incentives, many more were conquered in "campaigns of persuasion" launched by Director-General James McKenna, the first of which began in 2316 and ended with the capture of Towne in 2317. Lyons was one of the worlds added to the Hegemony during or around the time of this first military campaign.[47][2][48] By the end of the Reunification War Lyons had become one of the worlds within the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony.[6]

Succession Wars[edit]

In 2966, the Draconis Combine conducted a raid on Lyons. However, a Lyran aerospace force was hidden on Lyon's moon, Bier. Once the Kuritan forces were committed, the Steiner forces dove through the attacking force causing tremendous damage and chaos. Only one Kuritan ship escaped the attack.[49]

In 3025, Lyons was the primary base for the 12th Star Guards, a mercenary unit with a lineage dating to the collapse of the Star League. Two regiments were based on the planet - the 3rd Regiment, commanded by Hauptmann-General Mitch DeChavilier, and the 7th Regiment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Scovy.

During the Fourth Succession War, the 12th Star Guards had moved off-world, participating in attacks on Combine space and in 3029, the Kell Hounds mercenary unit, commanded by Colonel Morgan Kell established a base there, including the town of New Freedom. The town was home to numerous members of the underground Heimdall movement. The town was destroyed in a raid by the Third Dieron Regulars and most of the population was murdered by the Kuritan unit. The Kell Hounds returned to New Freedom and completely routed the Kurita forces, returning the planet to relative peace.


Lyons was captured by the Word of Blake during the Jihad. In September 3076, however, a Clan Ghost Bear/Clan Snow Raven task force liberated the world,[50][51] with the Ghost Bear's Xi Galaxy conducting the ground campaign.[52] The Clan troops in November, left shortly after liberating the world, leaving two Inner Sphere units to help rebuild.[51][53]

Unfortunately tensions between the 6th Pesht Regulars and 7th Donegal Guards boiled over, and the traditional enemies fought with each other, inflicting damage on both units. Eventually General Belle Lee arrived on the world and transferred both the House units off-world. The 31st Battalion of the Com Guard Sixth Army was transferred in to replace them.[51][53][54]

The clashes between the 7th Donegal Guards and 6th Pesht Regulars began with the Donegal Guards launching an air raid followed by an airborne infantry assault on the primary base used by the Pesht Regulars on the 12th of December 3076; the bulk of the Pesht Regulars were conducting war games on the Alterland continent, and the Donegal Guards' forces took less than an hour to capture the facility. The Pesht Regulars retaliated the next day, assaulting the Donegal Guards forces at the Federated-Boeing International DropPort, the beginning of a series of skirmishes throughout the day. Ernestine Chiery, an aide to Governor Michael Bloomsworth, confirmed later the same day that the planetary authorities had requested assistance from the allied coalition command to try and defuse the situation even as they evacuated civilians from the effected areas. General Lee and her forces arrived in early January, and by the 5th of January had stopped the fratricidal combat, removed both units from their posts and replaced them with the Com Guard forces.[54]

Dark Age[edit]

Following the Jihad Lyons became part of the new Republic of the Sphere when that state arose in 3081.[35]

A false-flag operation run by the RAF was used to deal with a Republic-loyal militia that in actuality was run by a separatist faction.[55]

Following the raising of Fortress Republic in October 3135 Lyons was cut off from the Republic government. Lyons quickly tried to shore up their defenses with mercenaries, with mixed results. The infamous Lyons Incident in August 3136 did little to lessen the world's resolve. Despite their efforts, their independence was lost when the world fell to Clan Jade Falcon in September 3145.[38] [39] [41]

Lyons was one of the target worlds when the Republic mounted Operation SHOFAR. In January 3149 the Third Falcon Velites garrisoning Lyons were surprised by the arrival of a new RAF unit, the Eleventh Hastati Sentinels. After three days of resistance the Velites evacuated Lyons to inform Khan Malvina Hazen of the Republic's reemergence on the galactic scene.[42]

In November 3050 Lyons was taken once more by the Jade Falcons, during their final drive towards Terra. Using scorched-earth tactics the Falcons drew the Republic defenders into making headstrong attacks, which the Clan warriors exploited to defeat them.[43]

Military Deployment[edit]





  • Twelfth Star Guards[59]







  • Lyons Freedom Theater Militia[64]


  • Lyons Freedom Theater Militia[65]



  • Thirty-first Battalion[54]


Planetary Locations[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (78 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ko 7.1 Nusakan 12.6 Alkalurops 14.5 Atria 14.7
Rocky 15.4 Skondia 19.0 Zollikofen 20.3 Sabik 21.1
Imbros 21.4 Lone Star 21.8 Menkent 22.0 Yorii 23.1
Muphrid 23.9 Summer 24.9 Dromini 27.5 Dyev 28.8
Asta 30.2 Zebebelgenubi 30.5 Thorin 30.8 Galatea 31.1
Killbourn 31.3 Haddings 32.5 Chara 32.9 Alphecca 33.3
Lipton 34.1 Syrma 34.9 La Blon 35.2 Skye 36.3
Mizar 36.4 Tau Ceti 37.2 Moore 38.3 Unukalhai 38.8
Zavijava 40.0 Altair 40.5 Lambrecht 41.0 Chaville 41.2
Athenry 41.3 Rigil Kentarus 41.4 Nai-Stohl 41.6 Dieron 42.5
Denebola 43.0 Pike 43.2 Alrakis 43.3 Xi Ursae Majoris 43.4
Alioth 43.7 Sol 45.0 Cor Caroli 45.7 Kessel 46.1
Oliver 46.6 Balkan 47.3 Graham 49.1 Afleir 50.4
Styx 50.6 Sirius 50.9 Kochab 51.1 Kaus Media 51.5
Alcor 52.6 Procyon 52.9 Kaus Australis 53.1 Caph 53.2
Kuzuu 53.8 Komephoros 54.4 Milton 54.8 Pollux 55.0
Fomalhaut 55.2 Keid 55.4 Saffel 55.5 Devil's Rock 55.6
Zosma 56.1 Ascella 56.6 New Britain 57.1 Ryde 57.5
Kervil 57.6 Konstance 57.7 Alchiba 58.0 Castor 58.1
Carnwath 59.3 New Home 59.7 Nirasaki 60.6 Marfik 61.5


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 217, "Lyons World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [[2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  12. First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  19. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  20. A Rock and a Hard Place, prologue
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  29. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  34. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  37. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 12, "Map of the Inner Sphere - 3130"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  39. 39.0 39.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 19, "Timeline of Events (cont.)"
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 25, "Timeline of Events (cont.)"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 62, "Blowing the Ram's Horns"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 92, "The Falcon Storm"
  44. Shattered Fortress, p. 103, "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  45. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "The Commonwealth Army"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 20 "Prefecture IX"
  47. The Star League, p. 16, "Terra's Errant Flock"
  48. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding [2319]"
  49. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 162
  50. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  52. Field Report: Clans, p. 10, "Xi Galaxy"
  53. 53.0 53.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 23, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21, "Cracks In The Façade"
  55. Technical Readout: 3145, p. 18, "Deployment"
  56. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 251, "SLDF - Terran Hegemony Military Command Map"
  57. First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  58. 58.0 58.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  60. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  61. 20 Year Update, p. 26
  62. Objective Raids, p. 19, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  63. ComStar, p. 85
  64. Shattered Sphere, p. 47, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  65. Field Manual: Updates, p. 177, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  66. Field Manual: 3145, p. 168, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"
  67. 67.0 67.1 Assumption of Risk, Ch. 20
  68. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 43
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 Warrior: Coupé, Ch. 15