Mesartim 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates102.876 : -54.593[e]
Spectral classG6V[1]
Recharge station(s)None[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Mesartim III[edit]

Mesartim III
Mesartim Flag.jpg
System position3[1]
Jump Point distance7 days[1]
Highest native lifeReptile (20%)[1]
History and Culture
Population2,471,000,000 (3025)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
HPG ClassB[1]
HPG RepresentativeHelmut Knopf (3025)[21]

Planetary History[edit]

Pre–Star League[edit]

Mesartim was originally an independent world that became swept up in conflicts between the newly-formed Tikonov Grand Union and the Marlette Association in the late twenty-third and early twenty-fourth centuries. Although Mesartim was claimed by both states at the end of the twenty-third century, the Marlette Association was the first to forcibly annex Mesartim, taking the planet along with several others between 2302 and 2306.[2]

With the election of General Diana Chinn to the Tikonov Tetrarchy in 2307, the Tikonov Grand Union began an ambitious gamble against the Marlette Association, and a number of Marlette Association worlds were invaded and annexed in short order. Tikonov Grand Union forces commanded by Diana Chinn conquered Mesartim in December 2308;[3] the world remained in Tikonov Grand Union control until 2344, when the Federated Suns occupied several Tikonov worlds including Mesartim[4][22] (which was referred to as Conway by the Federated Suns).[4]

In 2345 the Tikonov Grand Union was forced to sign the Almach Accords, which ceded Mesartim and a number of other worlds to the Federated Suns.[22] Reynard recognized Mesartim as an independent member world within the Federated Suns - giving Mesartim a higher standing than it had enjoyed as a member of the Chesterton Trade Worlds under the Grand Union - and founded a number of settlements there.[23]

The Tikonov Grand Union later renounced the Almach Accords in 2363 and attacked a number of Federated Suns worlds, although the Federated Suns was still in control of the Mesartim system when the Tikonov Grand Union joined the Capellan Confederation in July 2367.[5][24][25]

By the end of the Age of War, the Capellan Confederation had recaptured Mesartim along with several other systems, and Mesartim was one of the six systems that formed the Chesterton Commonality in fact, although nine worlds were claimed to be a part of the Chesterton Commonality in name by the Confederation.[7][26]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

The Capellan Confederation retained control of Mesartim during the First Succession War despite the protracted conflicts between the Confederation and the Federated Suns around the Chesterton worlds, but lost control of the system during the Second Succession War, either to Federated Suns conquest or the concessions of Dainmar Liao.[12][14] Sung's Cuirassiers recaptured Mesartim for the Capellan Confederation in 2978, attempting to relieve some of the pressure from the Federated Suns on Tikonov,[27] but the Federated Suns recaptured Mesartim at some point prior to 3023. It was in 3023 that Mesartim is described as a Davion stronghold and was raided by McCarron's Armored Cavalry during their infamous deep raid into Federated Suns space.[28][29]

Dark Age Era[edit]

The Federated Suns controls Mesartim, despite many neighboring worlds being incorporated into the Republic of the Sphere[18]


The original settlers of Mesartim found a world perfectly suited for growing grapes, and many vineyards were located here. These wines were shipped to the most powerful citizens and enjoyed by those who loved the luxurious life. The fact that it's under the control of the Federated Suns has long been a sore point for the inhabitants of Tikonov. In fact in early 3025 the Prefect of Tikonov, Waldemar Teng, vowed that he would retake the planet from the Federated Suns specifically to return the vineyards to the Confederation.[1] Unfortunately for Prefect Teng the Fourth Succession War put an end to that plan.

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Eighth Chesterton Cavalry[32]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Mira 2.6 Almach 7.3 Tikonov 12.4 Demeter 18.8
New Hessen 19.0 Alrescha 19.1 Chesterton 20.8 Angol 21.8
Tedibyhr 23.6 Sonnia 24.2 Caselton 25.3 Rio 26.9
Mirach 28.3 Yangtze 29.4 Tianamon 29.5 Conwy 30.3
Ulan Batar 30.9 Tawas 32.9 Algot 32.9 Alpha Eridani 33.9
Valexa 34.0 Kansu 35.5 Buchlau 35.8 Tybalt 36.5
Schedar 36.6 Edwards 36.7 Halloran 37.4 Tigress 37.7
Jonathan 38.6 New Rhodes 38.8 Menkar 39.4 Hamal 39.6
Angelsey 39.8 Algol 40.2 Goderich 41.9 Logandale 44.4
New Florence 44.7 Sanilac 44.7 Basalt 44.8 Slocum 44.8
Foochow 45.1 Farwell 45.3 Bharat 45.8 New Aragon 47.3
Ashkum 47.4 Poznan 48.3 Hean 49.0 Listowel 49.0
Azha 49.2 Waycross 49.7 Ningpo 50.1 Nopah 50.3
Goshen 51.1 Hunan 52.1 Elbar 52.3 Ronel 52.5
Marlette 52.7 Ankaa 53.3 Westphalia 54.0 Kawich 55.1
Bell 55.3 Ruchbah 55.5 Foot Fall 55.9 Deneb Kaitos 56.5
Pleione 57.2 Cartago 57.8 St. Andre 59.2 Everett 59.6
Arboris 59.8 Ozawa 60.2 Shipka 60.5 Mallory's World 61.1


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 21
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 22
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 23
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 13: "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17: "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 25: "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War, p. 25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 31: "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  13. First Succession War, p. 113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39: "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40: "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49: "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68: "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  21. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 155
  22. 22.0 22.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 21: "Taking the Initiative"
  23. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 27: "The War Leader"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 21: "Pushing Towards Confederation"
  25. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 25: "The Aris Crisis"
  26. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 152: "Chesterton Commonality"
  27. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 85: "Sung's Cuirassiers"
  28. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 54: "McCarron's War"
  29. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 95: "McCarron's Armored Cavalry"
  30. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 7: "Regimental Status"
  31. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 10: "Regimental Status"
  32. 32.0 32.1 First Succession War, p. 135: "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"