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Nusakan neighbouring systems
Nusakan neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -34.772 : 43.29[e]
Spectral class K0V[1]
Planets 6[1]

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

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 3[1]
Jump point
5 days[1]
Moons 3 (Harshold, Niki, Xanthe)[1]
Surface gravity 1.08[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 27°C[1]
Surface water 42%[1]
Highest native life Amphibian[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Salazar Paulo (Governor)[1]
Carson Lorenzo (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Jobs City[1]
Population 1,670,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

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 it's 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,[38] 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.[39][40] The DropShip sent to investigate was the Bison.[41]

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.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • First Lyran Guards[45]


  • First Lyran Guards[45]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Alkalurops 3.06 Skondia 15.21 Lyons 16.32 Ko 17.28 Menkent 23.86
Summer 26.93 Atria 27.10 Syrma 27.29 Galatea 28.22 Zebebelgenubi 28.68
Zollikofen 29.76 Skye 30.35 Alphecca 30.72 La Blon 32.53 Muphrid 35.45
Sabik 35.89 Rocky 36.59 Dromini VI 36.67 Lone Star 37.37 Lipton 37.78
Unukalhai 37.96 Haddings 38.58 Imbros III 41.91 Chara 42.43 Mizar 42.44
Dyev 42.95 Balkan 43.88 Zavijava 46.56 Thorin 46.57 Denebola 47.98
Yorii 48.89 Komephoros 49.32 Kochab 52.69 Oliver 53.28 Alrakis 53.46
Alioth 53.55 Alcor 54.32 Cor Caroli 55.35 Chaville 55.93 Asta 56.65
Kimball II 57.35 Alula Australis 58.45 Pike IV 58.97 Ryde 59.02 Killbourn 59.83


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  39. Blake Ascending, p. 92, "News Downloader v3.7"
  40. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 92, "News Downloader v3.7"
  41. Mystery Ships Battle In Nusakan System
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 13, "Plagued By Blake"
  43. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 255, "SLDF - Lyran Commonwealth Military Command Map"
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