Novo Franklin

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Novo Franklin
Novo Franklin neighbouring systems
Novo Franklin neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 667.892 : 61.542[e]
Spectral class F6V[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Novo Franklin
Planetary flag
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System position 8th[1]
Jump point
13.87 Days[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Ruler Various petty kings[1]
Population 100,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1] (ComStar Representative: Precentor Hadror Ninn)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Novo Franklin is a hot, agricultural world settled in 2598 by Reunification War refugees fleeing the Outworlds Alliance. Unwilling or unable to establish a central government, Novo Franklin's settlers split off from one-another. Over the next four hundred years, all of these splinter groups had developed feudal states, as many as 55 different kingdoms. Technology, medicine, social progress, education and science have all but been forgotten, and low-level warfare was constant - mostly in the form of ritualized BattleMech combat jousts and public executions of dissident peasants - maintains the status quo.[1]

The First Succession War had relatively little effect on Novo Franklin; the original settlers from the Outworlds Alliance were drawn from numerous worlds, and had no interest in forming a central government. The collapse of the Star League had no significant impact on the world; whereas other worlds began to decline due to damage, technological decline or trade disruption, Novo Franklin declined through its own internal factionalisation. The First Succession War did generate the occasional arrival of outsiders, either small groups of refugees, pirates, or other wandering souls, but their effect on Novo Franklin was minimal.[24]

In the 3060s Clan Snow Raven and the Outworlds Alliance began forging a close relationship, but the inhabitants of Novo Franklin apparently remained ignorant of the political changes within their nearest neighbour. By 3067 a number of Alliance traders were attempting to build closer connections with Novo Franklin.[25]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Fiefdom Military Forces[27]


  • Fiefdom Military Forces[28]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mica I 55.0 Mica V 56.0 Mica VII 58.2 Delos IV 56.1


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 129, "Novo Franklin"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  3. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  6. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  7. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 157, "Map of the Periphery"
  8. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  9. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  10. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  11. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  12. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Outworlds Alliance Region"
  13. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  14. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 150, "Outworlds Alliance - [3067] Map"
  15. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  16. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  17. Field Report: Periphery, p. 22, "Filtvelt Coalition Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  18. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  19. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  20. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  21. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  23. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  24. First Succession War, p. 105, "Novo Franklin"
  25. Field Manual: Updates, p. 198, "Lesser Periphery States"
  26. Field Manual: Updates, p. 203, "Lesser Periphery States"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. 152, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  28. Field Manual: 3145, p. 203, "Periphery Military Forces Deployment Table - 3145"