Nusakan 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates−34.772 : 43.29[e]
Spectral classK0V[1]

The Nusakan system is home to at least one inhabited world, Nusakan III, and as of June 3152 was an independent world in the Hinterlands.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Nusakan III[edit]

Nusakan III
System positionThird[1]
Jump Point distanceFive days[1]
MoonsThree (Harsholdt, Niki, Xanthe)[1]
Surface gravity1.08[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature27°C[1]
Surface water42%[1]
Highest native lifeAmphibian[1]
History and Culture
Population1,670,000,000 (3130)[41][1]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderCarson Lorenzo, Legate (3130)[41][1]
CapitalJobs City[1]

Planetary History[edit]

In the novel Warrior: Coupé, chapter 34, a reference in internal monologue is made to the desert world Nusakan IV as the place where the Kell Hounds and the Genyosha plan to have their showdown. From the context, this seems to be in error and referring to Nusakan III as described below.

Early History[edit]

Nusakan, with its tundra and low water supply, probably would've been bypassed for colonization if it weren't for the high grade silicon and other minerals that are widely used in electronics. With these elements available, it was almost inevitable that computer and electronics manufacturers would settle the world.[1]

The Terran Hegemony and Lyran Commonwealth split administrative duties for the world, and by the time of the Star League Nusakan was heavily industrialized. Interstellar Business Computers and Pottor Light Computers had their headquarters on the world, and the electronics produced were so important to the Star League that the SLDF established ten fortresses and spaceports on the world, including three Castles Brian.[1]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

During the Amaris Civil War, traitorous elements inside the SLDF brought the fighting into the secured areas of two of the Castles Brian. The underground fighting lasted for several weeks, sending shockwaves through the ground. These earthquakes were registered on seismic sensors in Jobs City and Holden City, the closest civilian cities to the affected bases. The third Castle Brian, Fort Romas, held out against the Rim Worlds forces for over a year. The fort and its defenders became a symbol of SLDF resistance. Unfortunately this symbol was destroyed when the Rim Worlds Army used nuclear weapons to destroy the defenders. The inherent area of effect of these weapons destroyed or severely damaged most of the cities and towns surrounding Fort Romas.

When the SLDF moved to liberate Nusakan, things got worse for the world. The Rim Worlds Army had established defenses on the world, and the SLDF faced a desperate battle against the defenders. Two WarShips, the SLS Havana and SLS Dularam, were so badly damaged that they crashed into the planet's surface.[1]

Though the world was badly damaged during the Amaris Civil War and Liberation, during the Succession Wars it was largely ignored. This attracted the electronics and computing industries to the world. The rebuilding efforts focused on the areas around the two crashed WarShips. The cities that sprang up near these ships bear the name of the ships. Havana City is currently the capital of the world, and located near the ruins of the SLS Havana.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

In 3068 the Word of Blake Sovetskii Soyuz-class WarShip WoBS Stalwart Defender was destroyed in the Nusakan system,[42] possibly a casualty of what was reported as a battle being fought by unknown ships in the system on the 24th of February by Skye Broadcasting.[43]

By the end of December 3079 Nusakan was one of more than twenty planets to have suffered an outbreak of the Redburn Virus, and one of eight to suffer from an infection rate of more than 150 out of every 100,000 people, as well as a mortality rate of more than 30 per 100,000 from the virus.[44]

Dark Age[edit]

Nusakan was the base of operations for Jasek Kelswa-Steiner and his Stormhammers between March 3133 and September 3134 before he joined in the defense of Skye.[45]. After the battle ended in Skye's fall to the Jade Falcons, Kelswa-Steiner led the remaining defenders back there.[46]

During their migration prior to Operation HAMMERFALL, Clan Wolf's diversionary force under Alaric Wolf briefly seized control of Nusakan after crushing Verena Wolf's force of defenders, though they soon left the world once more.[36][37] By 3145 Nusakan had been annexed to the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[38]

ilClan Era[edit]

By June 3152, following Clan Jade Falcon's defeat on Terra and the collapse of the Falcon OZ into anarchy, Nusakan had become an independent world once more.[2]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • First Lyran Guards[49]


  • First Lyran Guards[49]



Nusakan had at least two continents, one located in the south, and experienced pleasant summers in at least part of the world.[46] The city of Cheops was sculpted into evenly divided Rises and Hills across three sides of a mountain.[45]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Cheops: A mountain city.[45]
  • Fortress Ashai:[51]
  • Jobs City:[1]
  • The Great Flatlands forest, which caught on fire in 3064.[50]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (72 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alkalurops 2.2 Skondia 12.6 Lyons 12.6 Ko 16.7
Zebebelgenubi 18.0 Summer 19.8 Atria 20.5 Menkent 20.6
Galatea 21.1 Alphecca 22.2 Syrma 23.5 Skye 23.7
Zollikofen 24.6 Rocky 25.9 Sabik 26.0 Dromini 26.7
Unukalhai 28.9 Muphrid 29.0 La Blon 29.7 Mizar 30.1
Haddings 30.8 Lone Star 30.9 Imbros 34.0 Yorii 34.7
Lipton 36.9 Thorin 37.1 Chara 37.3 Alioth 38.0
Kochab 38.6 Cor Caroli 39.1 Dyev 40.5 Alrakis 41.4
Balkan 41.8 Killbourn 42.3 Alcor 42.4 Asta 42.8
Zavijava 43.7 Denebola 45.0 Moore 45.5 Kessel 45.8
Tau Ceti 46.0 Nai-Stohl 46.5 Carnwath 48.3 Komephoros 48.7
Xi Ursae Majoris 49.1 Afleir 49.1 Ryde 49.6 Milton 50.2
Lambrecht 50.3 Oliver 50.4 Seginus 51.4 Rigil Kentarus 51.8
Chaville 52.3 Altair 52.7 Alchiba 53.0 Athenry 53.8
Glengarry 53.9 Marfik 54.7 Graham 54.8 Dieron 54.9
Konstance 55.1 Pike 55.1 Sol 55.5 Zosma 55.8
Kaus Media 56.2 Kimball 56.5 Kaus Australis 57.0 Devil's Rock 58.6
Pollux 58.9 Alkaid 59.4 Izar 59.7 Phecda 59.9


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