Mirach 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates108.822 : −26.926[e]
Spectral classM1V[1]

The Mirach system is home to at least one habitable world, Mirach VII, and as of June 3152 was located in the Robinson Operational Area of the Draconis March within the Federated Suns.[2]

System Description[edit]

Mirach is located near the Caselton and Schedar systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Mirach VII[edit]

Mirach VII
System positionSeventh[1]
Jump Point distanceThree days[1]
Moons4 (Arit, Batn, Kalb, Kuton)[1]
Surface gravity0.8[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature25°C[1]
Surface water60%[1]
Highest native lifeMicrobes[1]
Landmasses2 (Musasalah, Ventrale)[1]
History and Culture
Population468,000,000 (3130)[1][71]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor

Mirach VII is the seventh planet in the Mirach system. The mineral-rich planet lacks any significant soil layer, the thick glaciers that once covered the ground having only recently (on a geological scale) thawed.[1]

Problems caused by its sun's proton storms resulted in Mirach having an unusual planetary communications system. Unable to run communication satellites to move messages around the planet, the residents of Mirach used the HPG as a workaround. Messages would be sent to other systems by HPG, then sent back across Mirach. In 3133, in the wake of the Blackout, the planetary government granted All World Comm funding to build a new planetary communications system, Span-Net, using lunar relay stations instead of satellites.[72][73]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Mirach VII was originally settled to take advantage of the large amounts of minerals and metal ores that were simply lying on the surface of the world. Easy access to these minerals rapidly boosted the planet's economy.[1] During the early twenty-third century the Terran Alliance was waning, leading the Tikonov Union to occupy Mirach as part of a campaign that also netted the Union the nearby worlds of Algol, Rio, Ruchbah, and Tybalt.[4] Although Mirach was notionally an independent world on the border of the Tikonov Grand Union and the Marlette Association in the late twenty-third and early twenty-fourth centuries, Mirach was claimed by both states at the end of the twenty-third century, and at some point between 2302 and 2306 the Marlette Association annexed the world along with several other border worlds.[5]

A campaign was launched by Tikonov forces in late 2308 to conquer the various worlds the Marlette Association had captured, but the Tikonov forces hadn't captured Mirach by the time the campaign ended, following the death of the commanding officer, General Diana Chinn.[74] Despite this, by the time Reynard Davion came to power in the Federated Suns, the Tikonov Grand Union had gained control of Mirach. In 2344 Reynard Davion used two Federated Suns task forces to stage demonstrations of strength around Mirach to keep the attention of the Grand Union and its armed forces on Mirach; Reynard then used this distraction to launch a highly successful attack on Almach, another world that had been contested between the Tikonov Union and the Marlette Association.[7] By the time the Capellan Confederation formed in 2366, the Grand Union had lost control of Mirach to the Federated Suns.[8]

These frequent raids prevented most heavy industry from forming on the world's two continents: Musasalah and Ventrale. The world's capital city is Cingulum.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

Mirach served as a supply world for the Star League Defense Force's Second Army, particularly IX Corps.[75] In 2783, the Federated Suns annexed Mirach.[20]

First Succession War[edit]

Mirach was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[23] In 2795, following the appointment of Sandol Quinn as regent to Ilsa Liao, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched an invasion of the Federated Suns intended to capture the politically significant Chesterton system. Planned by Quinn, the operation was intended to take advantage of the AFFS' continuing focus on trying to resist the massive Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns, which stood poised to capture New Avalon itself. The first worlds to be targeted were Caselton and Mirach; in April 2795 Quinn used elements of the Northwind Highlanders and the Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers, both SLDF units turned mercenary, to attack the two worlds. The defending forces were a mix of AFFS regulars and militia forces, and had suffered for years from broken supply chains while deploying a large part of their strength in efforts to aid forces still fighting on worlds occupied by the Combine. As a result, the defenders quickly crumbled in the face of the assault, and by August 2795 the CCAF had rotated in line regiments to hold both worlds, freeing up the Highlanders and Rangers to launch invasions of Demeter and Farwell.[24] In 2810, the AFFS returned to Mirach, attempting to recapture the planet during two years of conflict in the systems around Chesterton.[26][25]


The Word of Blake conquered Mirach during September 3069 and incorporated it into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[59]

In 3072, the Protectorate Militia of the planet helped when a Scale-9 earthquake struck the Mandinka region of Mirach.[76]

AFFS forces landed on Mirach as well as the nearby worlds of Caselton and Schedar on 2 December 3076 and attempted to liberate the world. The AFFS forces were unsupported by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone, and the assaults were quickly slowed by the defending forces; it was reported that the assault was planned and launched by rogue elements within the AFFS command, explaining the lack of support from the coalition.[77][78]

Dark Age[edit]

The Blackout did not treat Mirach well. The collapse of the HPG network, central to Mirach's planetary as well as interplanetary communications,[72] caused an economic crisis that rippled through all planetary industries. Mining suffered immediately, leading to layoffs and losses across many businesses. Minister of Information Elora Rimonova worsened the resulting unrest, using official broadcasts to agitate against the government and spread conspiracy theories. Amidst this crisis, the Mirach Business Association covertly formed its own armed force, arming IndustrialMechs in case of emergency.[79]

On 22 November 3132, raiders attacked Mirach.[80] The raiders struck at a number of industrial sites located on the Ventrale continent, but were easily defeated by the First Cossack Lancers - an elite militia unit - particularly after a series of unfortunate accidents befell the raiders. Although the identity of the raiders was never proven, the general sentiment among the population was that they had been hired or employed by Jacob Bannson, who had taken an interest in the planet.[70][81]

That December, Citizens for Tomorrow, a secessionist pro-Federated Suns group, made its first public appearance.[82]

In April 3133, Elora's efforts to undermine the government grew bolder. She ordered a series of assassinations, eliminating planetary heir Dale Ortega and his girlfriend Hanna Leong, while keeping Legate Calvilena Tortorelli under her influence. Eventually, on 3 May, intending to hand the planet to the Steel Wolves, Elora had Tortorelli launch a military coup. In the face of opposition from Governor Sergio Ortega's loyalists and the Mirach Business Association - the latter led by All World Comm's Marta Kinsolving, paid by Ortega to replace Mirach's communications system - it collapsed within ten days. Elora was stripped of her position and exiled on one of Mirach's moons, while Tortorelli remained legate in name only, his role handed off to Ortega loyalist Manfred Leclerc.[65]

Weakened, Legate Tortorelli could not prevent Bannson from acquiring All World Comm in 3135.[83]

ilClan Era[edit]

After the establishment of Fortress Republic, Mirach joined the Federated Suns, at least on paper, but saw to their own defense. Around 3150, they suffered a devastating attack by raiders suspected of Republic origins, who struck the defending Home Guard hard. This forced them to contract a mercenary unit to protect them, the Eridani Light Horse's Eleventh Recon Battalion. For more than a year, they protected the planet while the planetary militia rebuilt. In 3151, when the Home Guard had finished rebuilding and the Eleventh's contract was to end, the planet was the site of a meeting of several Eridani Light Horse factions. A battle ensued when another faction tried to kill Colonel Amelia Donovan, the Eleventh's leader. They failed, and almost all groups united under her command before departing, making Mirach their home base.[84]

Military Deployment[edit]


Mirach has two continents named Musasalah and Ventrale.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Marabot Ocean: east of the continent of Musasalah[88]
  • Musasalah: a continent[1]
    • Blood Hills Barracks: a Home Guard barracks active as of 3133, located north of Cingulum[88]
    • Cingulum: capital of Mirach[1]
      • Borzoi Tavern: a tavern decorated to resemble a Russian hunting lodge,[89] burnt down in 3133[90]
      • Café Galactica: a café active as of 3133[91]
      • Czar Alexander Fountain[89]
      • Mirach DropShip Field[92]
      • The Republic Tower: the tallest building on Mirach as of 3133[91]
    • Governor's Park: a thousand-hectare area ten kilometers away from Cingulum, serving as the center of planetary government[93]
      • Palace of Facets: The residence and office of the governor of Mirach.[93] The Palace of Facets was an expanded replica of the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg, Terra. One hall featured a ceiling covered thinly cut precious gems, light running multicolored through them, giving the palace its name.[81]
      • Museum of Modern Mirach: a museum, active as of 3133, dedicated to the history of Mirach and the Republic of the Sphere[93]
    • Sardanaplus Highlands: an area about 1250 kilometers east of Cingulum[94]
  • Ventrale: a continent[1]
  • Mandinka region: site of a Scale-9 earthquake in 3072[76]
    • Akibo: the unofficial capital of the Mandinka region[76]
  • University of Mirach[95]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Other Businesses[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 64 systems (63 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Caselton 8.8 Schedar 10.7 New Rhodes 12.9 Rio 13.6
Tikonov 16.4 Tybalt 19.9 Sonnia 21.0 New Florence 23.8
Edwards 23.9 Angol 24.1 Mira 25.7 Elbar 26.0
Ronel 27.6 Mesartim 28.3 Alpha Eridani 32.0 Waycross 32.6
Mallory's World 32.9 Alrescha 33.1 Tigress 34.2 Cartago 35.3
Logandale 35.5 Almach 35.6 Hean 36.3 Yangtze 37.4
Mara 37.9 Ozawa 38.2 Ankaa 38.4 New Hessen 39.1
Tawas 39.5 Tedibyhr 39.8 Goderich 42.2 Basalt 42.7
Kentares 42.8 Chesterton 44.6 Galatia 45.0 Addicks 45.7
Demeter 46.0 Deneb Kaitos 46.4 Hamal 47.0 Tallassee 48.9
Marlette 49.0 Sanilac 50.1 Ulan Batar 50.7 Markab 50.9
Ruchbah 51.6 Bharat 52.0 Cylene 52.0 Johnsondale 52.1
Nopah 52.1 Kansu 52.6 Towne 52.7 Conwy 54.2
Kawich 55.1 David 55.8 Skat 56.0 Avawatz 56.1
Slocum 56.6 Buchlau 57.1 Tianamon 57.8 Murchison 57.9
Listowel 57.9 Ingress 59.8 Algol 60.0 Valexa 60.1


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