Nova Roma

Nova Roma
Nova Roma 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-83.252 : -133.95[e]
Spectral classF6IV[1]
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1]
Planet(s)3[citation needed]

The Nova Roma system was home to at least one habitable world, Nova Roma III, and as of June 3152 was located in the Oriente Protectorate of the Free Worlds League.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Nova Roma III[edit]

Nova Roma III
System position3[1]
Jump Point distance14 days[1]
Atmospheric pressure(Breathable)
Highest native lifeReptiles[1]
History and Culture
Population2,662,000,000 (3025)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerMarquis of Nova Roma
Political LeaderStanton de Beer (3025)[1]
HPG ClassA[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Alex Dumarov[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Nova Roma was colonized during the first half of the twenty-seventh century by the Indrus Corporation. Possessing a great deal of arable land, the planet quickly became one of the "breadbasket worlds" in the Free Worlds League. Lacking anything of strategic importance Nova Roma avoided any military attacks for the first four centuries after its settlement, remaining a sleepy if somewhat successful backwater.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In early June 3014, Nova Roma was the first world attacked in Anton Marik's Revolt. Elements of the Wolf's Dragoons mercenary unit, Beta Regiment, the Seventh Kommando, the Special Recon Group, and Zeta Battalion took the defenders off guard. In fact, mention of Wolf's Dragoons threw many of the militia members into a panic. Within 72 hours, Nova Roma had fallen and give Duke Anton Marik his first victory.[19]

During the attack, the Bounty Hunter operated alongside Wolf's Dragoons on Nova Roma to hunt down Janos Marik loyalists for Anton Marik's rebels. During a mop-up operation following the conquest of the planet he signaled to Natasha Kerensky (then a regular lieutenant with the Beta Regiment of Wolf's Dragoons) that a certain ravine in the Dawn River region which he had inspected was safe. When Kerensky's lance entered, they were ambushed and destroyed by enemy forces and Kerensky had to eject, being knocked unconscious. Her Marauder was salvaged by the Bounty Hunter, who went on to use her 'Mech as his new signature 'Mech. With only one other member of her lance, Colin Maclaren, surviving the ambush, this began a long and bitter personal feud between Kerensky and the Bounty Hunter.[20]

Not long after securing the planet, Anton Marik arrived on Nova Roma and gave an inflammatory speech on June 25th. He also had rounded up many of the planets leaders to stand with him to create a fake show of support for his revolt. This event would help spark resistance in the Marik Loyalists to resist Anton Marik and bring about his downfall. It would also bring destruction to Nova Roma later as Marik Loyalists destroyed many of the planet's farms and mines in retaliation for their perceived support of Anton's Revolt.

The time since has seen the military governor of the planet ruthlessly investigating any rumor of rebellion or unrest, while the population tries to rebuild their farms.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]




Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Constantinople: a city[23]
  • Dawn River: location where the Bounty Hunter betrayed Natasha Kerensky[20]
  • Forest of Thorns[23]
  • Golden Horn River[23]
  • Saluant: a city[23]
  • Saluant General Aviation Airfield[23]


On page 18 of Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), it states that the Dragoons attacked Nova Roma in September 3014. However, later in the book on page 124, it references the Black Widow's encounter with the Bounty Hunter in a mop-up operation in June 3014. The later publication Historical: Brush Wars confirms that Nova Roma was attacked and conquered in June 3014, thus the reference to the attack in September is in error.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (42 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lungdo 12.2 Fuentes 15.4 Emris 16.5 McKenna 17.1
Sophie's World 19.5 Sorunda 21.2 Asellus Borealis 23.4 Jászberény 23.9
Kyeinnisan 24.1 Asellus Australis 26.2 Pavia 28.1 Semenyih 29.0
Oceana 29.0 Kievanur 33.4 Gomeisa 34.6 Sarkel 36.6
Kiyev 38.1 Abadan 40.1 Matheran 40.5 Ling 41.4
Drusibacken 41.4 Tiber 42.7 Avior 44.6 August 44.7
Vanra 45.5 New Delos 45.7 Holt 45.9 New Praha 46.9
St. Gall 47.0 Ariel 48.1 Daneshmand 48.4 Keystone 50.6
Angell 52.1 Bonaire 54.3 Carbonis 54.8 Lancaster 56.1
Avellaneda 57.7 Elektrougli 58.4 Ramen 58.4 Park Place 58.5
Marik 58.8 Hassad 59.6 Second Chance 60.6 Salur 61.6


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 158: "A Brief Atlas" – Nova Roma entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 Empire Alone, p. 78: "The Free Worlds League June 3152" (Map)
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
  7. First Succession War, p. 25
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34
  9. First Succession War, p. 113
  10. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
  11. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62-63, "Inner Sphere - March 3081" (Map)
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. vi-vii, "Inner Sphere - October 3085" (Map)
  13. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 12, "Map of the Inner Sphere - 3130"
  14. Era Report: 3145, p. 10-11, "Inner Sphere - 3135" (Map)
  15. Map of Free Worlds League at time of 3139 reformation
  16. Era Report: 3145, p. 38: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  17. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  18. Shattered Fortress, p. 103
  19. Wolf's Dragoons, p. 18: "First Victories"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Wolf's Dragoons, p. 124: "The Bounty Hunter"
  21. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 19: "Regimental Status"
  22. 22.0 22.1 First Succession War, p. 138: "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 The Color of the Sky