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Morgan's Holdfast

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Morgan's Holdfast
Morgan's Holdfast nearby systems (3151)
Morgan's Holdfast nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 672.605 : -192.835[e]

The Morgan's Holdfast system is the location of at least one inhabited world or construct and as of 3145, was located in the bandit kingdom known as the Tortuga Dominions.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Morgan's Holdfast system is located near the Fletcher's Feast and New Port Royal systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Morgan's Holdfast system was one of five systems to be colonized between the early twenty-seventh century and the early twenty-eighth century. The capital world of the Tortuga Dominions, Tortuga Prime, was colonized by the remains of the 237th Light Cavalry Regiment in the closing stages of the Reunification War. The 237th being an Armed Forces of the Federated Suns regiment that took heavy damage in a wasteful military operation against Sterope, leading to the survivors deserting the Federated Suns. A generation after settling Tortuga Prime, the settlers embraced a new identity, the Pirates of Tortuga, and conducted pirate raids against the Federated Suns to seize equipment and machinery to expand their initial holdings; this worked well enough that within a century, the stable and self-sufficient colony on Tortuga was well-established enough to begin the colonization of other worlds, leading to the settlement of Morgan's Holdfast and four other worlds.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Many of the names associated with the Tortuga Dominions appear to be drawn from real-life pirates and associated locations from history. Morgan's Holdfast is most likely named for the seventeenth century pirate and privateer Sir Henry Morgan.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (5 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
New Port Royal 23.1 Fletcher's Feast 26.6 Tortuga Prime 41.4 New Hati 57.8
Pegasi 58.7 New Gascony 69.1 Bamburgh 86.2 Valois 87.3
Carcri 87.3 Mackolla 89.8 Ulvskollen 91.4 Bartrock 93.3
Merowinger 96.2 Arundel 105.4 Cephei 113.6 Gamlestolen 114.2
Kenilworth 115.3 Frankson 117.5 Fugeres 119.0 Giverny 119.4


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. The Periphery, First Edition, p. 14, "Tortuga Dominions"
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  6. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  12. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
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  20. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  21. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"