Mira 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates103.393 : -52.004[e]
Spectral classF6III[1]
Recharge station(s)None[1]

The Mira system was home to at least one habitable world, Mira IV, and as of 3151 was located in the Chesterton Commonality within the Capellan Confederation.[2]

System Description[edit]

Mira is located near the Mesartim and Tikonov systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Mira IV[edit]

Mira IV
Mira Flag.jpg
System positionFourth[1]
Jump Point distance10 days[1]
Highest native life15% Mammal[1]
History and Culture
Population2,976,000,000 (3025)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
HPG ClassB[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Shoko Takosuka (3025)[1]

Planet History[edit]

Mira was originally an independent planet that became swept up in conflicts between the newly-formed Tikonov Grand Union and the Marlette Association in its early history. Although Mira was claimed by both states at the end of the twenty-third century, the Marlette Association annexed Mira by 2306.[3] 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 invaded Mira in 2309; Tikonov forces took sixteen weeks to capture the capital of Mira, killing the local commandant of the Marlette forces, before taking another seven Marlette strongholds in four weeks. The Tikonov campaign stopped in mid-May 2309 when Dianna Chinn died under mysterious circumstances, leading to the Tikonov Expeditionary Force withdrawing from Mira.[40]

At some point between 2309 and 2343 the Tikonov Grand Union successfully annexed Mira, but in 2344 the Federated Suns occupied Mira.[4] The Federated Suns President, Reynard Davion, used two task forces as a distraction at the world of Mirach to launch an attack using a third, reserve force, mustered in secret in the Achernar system, against Almach. Not only is Almach close to Mira, but at this point in time the lines of communication and support for Mira and the nearby world of Mesartim ran through Almach, leaving both worlds vulnerable. When the Tikonov Grand Union was forced to sign the Almach Accord in 2346, the Grand Union accepted Federated Suns ownership of Mira.[5][41] Reynard recognized Mira as an independent member world within the Federated Suns—giving Mira 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.[42]

Mira had been split up into multiple separate land grants for various Capellan nobles from the Tikonov Grand Union, and after the world was taken by the Federated Suns, these estates were converted into museums.[1] By 3025, Mira was known for its textile production, sea-based mining operations, and some light and heavy industry. The sea mines were the most widely known industry, and Mira was home to the inventor of the Molotosky purification process. This process economically converts seawater into fresh water and minerals that can be sold for further industrial processes.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In 3028, all eight Crucis Lancers regimental combat teams, totaling over eighty regiments, massed on Mira in preparation for the Fourth Succession War.[43]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

Among the forces to mass on Mira was the apocryphal Sixth Armored Cavalry Regiment.

The formerly canonical but now apocryphal BattleTechnology magazine provides a detailed write-up on Mira in issue #0203, as part of its "Worldbook" series of articles. The article also provides details on an unsuccessful reconnaissance raid by Northwind Highlanders forces in 3028, who suffered heavy losses after encountering a much stronger than anticipated resistance from House Davion forces.

In these articles and scenarios, Mira is described as a relatively hot world with exceptionally dense jungles and a gravity above the norm.

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Military Deployment[edit]


A rather detailed apocryphal description of the planet was published in BattleTechnology, Issue #0203 (#5) as part of that magazine's "Worldbook" series. It establishes Mira as a high-gravity world (1.8g) with exceptionally dense jungles and very high ambient temperatures.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Mesartim 2.6 Tikonov 9.8 Almach 9.9 Alrescha 19.0
New Hessen 20.1 Angol 20.4 Demeter 21.2 Sonnia 22.5
Chesterton 22.6 Caselton 22.8 Tedibyhr 24.2 Rio 24.6
Mirach 25.7 Yangtze 29.1 Tianamon 32.1 Conwy 32.2
Ulan Batar 32.2 Tawas 32.5 Alpha Eridani 32.7 Schedar 34.0
Tybalt 34.3 Edwards 34.8 Algot 35.4 New Rhodes 36.2
Valexa 36.3 Tigress 36.5 Kansu 36.5 Buchlau 37.3
Halloran 39.4 Hamal 39.5 Goderich 41.2 Jonathan 41.2
Algol 41.6 Angelsey 41.8 Menkar 42.0 New Florence 42.3
Logandale 42.9 Basalt 43.8 Sanilac 44.5 Slocum 45.2
Bharat 45.7 Farwell 46.4 Hean 47.2 Waycross 47.7
Foochow 47.7 Listowel 49.3 New Aragon 49.6 Azha 49.6
Elbar 49.7 Nopah 49.8 Ashkum 49.9 Ronel 50.0
Poznan 50.2 Ningpo 51.3 Ankaa 51.4 Marlette 51.7
Goshen 52.9 Hunan 54.5 Kawich 54.5 Ruchbah 54.5
Deneb Kaitos 55.0 Cartago 55.5 Westphalia 56.1 Bell 57.9
Ozawa 57.9 Mallory's World 58.5 Foot Fall 58.5 Pleione 58.9


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  44. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 10: "Regimental Status"
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  46. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 134: "Unit Deployment Table"
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