New Hope

This article is about the planetary system. For the DropShip, see New Hope (Individual DropShip).

New Hope
New Hope 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-113.194 : -32.874[e]

The New Hope system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 3152 was located in the Silver Hawks Coalition of the Free Worlds League.[1]

System Description[edit]

New Hope is located near the Alkes and Kalidasa systems. The system is Anti-Spinward from Terra.[1]

System History[edit]

The New Hope system was colonized at some time during the 2100s.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

New Hope[edit]

New Hope

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

New Hope was colonized during the twenty-second century and, along with Tania Borealis, served as the base from which Helm was discovered and settled.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

New Hope would fall under the control of the Lyran Commonwealth in 2818 as part of Operation SPIDERWEB.[10]

Second Succession War[edit]

Captain-General Charles Marik attempted to overcome intelligence blind spots due to the poor condition of SAFE by asking his sister, Jeannette Marik, to use her ComStar ties to provide Lyran and Capellan military information in 2830. He did not realize that Jeannette would immediately inform the Primus Conrad Toyama of his request.[32]

Recognizing he had an opportunity beyond merely dragging the League into the Second Succession War, Toyama provided Jeannette with a document supposedly from the Lyran high command containing plans for the invasion of Graham IV, Castor, and Callison. Jeannette passed on the seemingly important transmission to her brother in mid-June, never questioning its authenticity. Charles then refused to accept Lyran denials that such attacks weren't planned and ordered his troops into a state of readiness to launch his own attack against House Steiner, forcing the LCAF to respond in kind and create the threat the faked documents claimed.[32]

Charles Marik would have Free Worlds League forces attack New Hope and Dieudonné in the summer of 2830 as part of Operation TALON. The Second Succession War had officially begun.[33][34]

On 19 August 2830, the New Hope system was again under the control of the Free Worlds League.[34] However, in 2831, a Lyran Commonwealth counterattack on New Hope would bring the system back into Commonwealth control where it would stay through the remainder of the Second Succession War.[13][14]

Third Succession War[edit]

The New Hope system was reclaimed by the Free Worlds League in 2869.[35]


Despite having been occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad and incorporated into the Protectorate, New Hope was free before the allied coalition forces prosecuting the Free Worlds front of Operation SCOUR arrived on the planet on 10 June 3077. The coalition troops arrived only to discover that the local government had already removed their Blakist rulers.[25]

Dark Age[edit]

After the formation of the Republic of the Sphere via the Republic Formation Treaty of 15 March 3081, forces from the Silver Hawk Coalition would seize New Hope. The response from the Republic was to launch a swift counter attack. Alys Rousset-Marik created several contingency plans in case of acts of aggression from her former homeland. Thus in April 3081, Operation GOLDEN DAWN was launched by Republic military forces against eight worlds, including New Hope. By the end of April, New Hope was firmly back in Republic control.[36]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Seventeenth Skye Rangers[38]



Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (53 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alkes 2.6 Kalidasa 12.3 Amity 15.9 Rochelle 17.1
Gniezno 18.0 Stewart 20.0 Adhafera 20.0 Tania Borealis 20.7
Kolobrzeg 21.3 Catroxx 22.6 Aquileia 25.2 Solaris 27.4
Merak 30.1 Helm 32.5 Uhuru 33.0 Concord 33.8
Danais 35.7 Alhena 35.8 Savannah 36.3 Shiloh 37.5
Grobin 38.2 Dieudonné 38.6 Remulac 40.5 Zaniah 42.0
Tania Australis 42.0 Chertan 42.2 Wing 43.9 Pardeau 45.8
Dubhe 45.8 Bedeque 45.9 New Kyoto 46.4 Algorab 46.7
Nathan 48.8 Phecda 49.8 Bordon 50.1 Rahne 51.0
Gacrux 51.1 Bondurant 51.2 Alphard 51.5 Wyatt 52.1
Angell 53.3 Callison 53.7 Marik 54.1 Lancaster 55.4
Miaplacidus 56.1 Marcus 57.0 Alchiba 57.2 Launam 57.7
Bainsville 57.8 Nestor 57.8 New Dallas 58.7 Gannett 59.1
Connaught 59.4 Milton 60.5 Fianna 60.5 Hyde 60.6


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Price of Glory, ch. 4 (PDF version)
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
  9. First Succession War, p. 25
  10. 10.0 10.1 First Succession War, p. 78: "The Solaris Bulge"
  11. First Succession War, p. 113
  12. Second Succession War, p. 31: "Tightening the Screws (2830–2840)"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Second Succession War, p. 40: "The Eagle Swoops"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Second Succession War, p. 79
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 66
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29
  24. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56
  25. 25.0 25.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57: "The Jihad in Review"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 11
  29. To Ride the Chimera, ch. 51
  30. Field Manual: 3145, p. 272
  31. Shattered Fortress, p. 103
  32. 32.0 32.1 ComStar, pp. 24–27: "ComStar War"
  33. Second Succession War, p. 31: "The Quite Eagle"
  34. 34.0 34.1 Second Succession War, p. 39: "The Eagle Swoops"
  35. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 66
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. 16: "Golden Dawn"
  37. First Succession War, p 139: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Second Succession War, p 99: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
  39. Field Manual: 3145, p. 116: "Free Worlds League and Non-Affiliates Military Forces"