Old Kentucky

Old Kentucky
Old Kentucky 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates2.063 : -141.685[e]
Spectral classG3V[1][2]
Recharge time184 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)None[1][2]

The Old Kentucky system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 3151 was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3]

System Description[edit]

Old Kentucky is located near the Wazan and Phact systems and is Rimward from Terra.[3]

System History[edit]

The first scientific teams arrived in The Old Kentucky system in 2133 with the colonization beginning in 2138.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Old Kentucky IV[edit]

Old Kentucky IV
Old Kentucky Orbital View.jpg
System positionFourth[1][2]
Jump Point distance8.53 days[2]
Moons2 (Foster, Rowan)[2]
Surface gravity1.1[2]
Atmospheric pressureHigh (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature45°C (Very Hot)[2]
Surface water56%[2]
Highest native lifeMammal[1][2]
Landmasses3 (Argos, Dargo, Nugget)[2]
History and Culture
Population845,000,000 (3025),[1]
923,000,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderDiem of Old Kentucky
HPG ClassB[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Dingus Vallorey (3025)[1]

Planetary Description[edit]

Old Kentucky IV, or simply Old Kentucky, was an important logistical and combat training facility for the Capellan Confederation. The world was orbited by two moons: Foster and Rowan.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Colonization and Early Years[edit]

Old Kentucky was first examined by scientific teams from the Terran Alliance in 2133 and within five years the planet would be settled by colonists from Terra. Early colonists came from the old United States of America, which at the time was a rich nation-state and could afford to fund a first wave of early colonists to settle distant worlds such as Old Kentucky. The settlement was due to the United States' disdain for the need of the Alliance to administer far off colonies.

These early colonists initially set up the world to recreate what they thought was way of life that old US province/state by the same name had been like before US had changed. However the world would be devastated by the Terran Alliance's Demarcation Declaration in 2242. Old Kentucky's settlers had not prepared for sudden independence that Demarcation had granted them and its population had rendered joblessness being cut off by the Terran Alliance's stipends which kept the citizens of Old Kentucky financially stable. Once free of Terra, the planetary government began shifting ownership of the planet's important Terran-owned farming lands to political supporters. The planet's politics would end up in unrest until a third generation colonist named Silviu Capreanu took to the political stage and ended the Old Kentucky's governmental dead lock. He would court the planet to join the Sarna Supremacy.[4]

The Sarna Supremacy and the War with Confederation[edit]

Silviu Capreanu would begin the process to convince his world to join the Supremacy, as he became the designated Ambassador to Sarna. The process of joining the Supremacy soon bore fruit, as Capreanu's efforts would result in revival of Old Kentucky's devastated industries and by 2248 the planet would be an official part of the Supremacy with the election of Capreanu as planetary president. During the development of the planet through its relationship with the Supremacy, it would be home for new colonists and it would culturally change. By the end of the twenty-third century, Old Kentucky would become a loyal supporter to its new interstellar nation state and Silviu Capreanu would be commemorated with a statue to the prosperity he brought to the world after dying in 2297.[4]

War with the neighboring Capellan Commonality broke out in 2305, many citizens of the planet would come to the defense of the Supremacy. The Capellan-Supremacy War would be harsh for the world's citizens as both the Capellan and Free Worlds League would invade the planet and its citizens resorted to guerrilla warfare to fend off the invaders. By 2309 war had ended with Capellans and the Supremacy along with Old Kentucky becoming part of the new Capellan Confederation. With joining the Confederation, Old Kentucky's early culture would be erased by Norman Aris' changes to the Confederation's social order.[4]

The Star League and Succession War Eras[edit]

During the later years of the Star League, residents of the planet built domed cities in the hotter latitudes of the planet, set up for the extraction of minerals from the planet. For century, Old Kentucky's extraction business would prove be successful and continued until the 2787 when the Free Worlds League attacked the planet. The people of the equatorial cities perished as power from the planetary wind farms was shut down by WarShip orbital bombardment. The League ships carried out the Inner Sphere's only known deployment of a gigaton-range nuclear device. The attack was an attempt by the League to create widespread fear in the Confederation. The attack caused Old Kentucky's militia to be scattered, unable to stop the Free Worlds League's conquest of the planet. Occupation by the League was uneventful until the Confederation's Maskirovka finally stir enough resistance among the planet's citizens to free the world to rejoin the House Liao by 2888.[4]

The Succession Wars had left Old Kentucky's industries and tech base reduced to primitive conditions. With repetitive raids by the Free Worlds League, the Confederation abandoned serious efforts to rebuild the planet's infrastructure.[4]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the speech given by First Prince Hanse Davion on 16 November 3029, the official day of thanks in the Federated Suns, contained a number of revelations including the creation of the St. Ives Compact and was taken by many as an open sign that the Fourth Succession War was close to ending.[29] The Armed Forces of the Federated Suns launched the Seventh Wave of Operation RAT shortly after, in a determined effort to secure as many systems as possible before an armistice was declared. The Seventh Wave capitalized on negotiations that had been conducted in secret between the Federated Suns and various planetary governments in the remnants of the Sarna Commonality who lacked defenses and were far more fearful of being annexed by the Free Worlds League, a state hated for centuries of raids and invasions, than they were the Federated Suns. In the last week of November the AFFS occupied thirteen systems, including Old Kentucky. The AFFS encountered little resistance, and relatively few troops were needed to provide a garrison to maintain calm.[17]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Old Kentucky was recaptured by the Capellan Confederation during Operation GUERRERO; the mercenary unit Barrett's Fusiliers fought for House Liao during the campaign, having been loaned to the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces by the Free Worlds League.[30]

The Jihad[edit]

In 3079, Old Kentucky is the site of one of the CCAF Duchy Regional Training Centers that trains vehicle crews and conventional infantry.[2]

At an unknown date the Forty-eighth Shadow Division made a minor raid against the planet.[4]

The Dark Age[edit]

By 3130, the planetary population had recovered the old equatorial cities from the Star League Era. The planetary government would resort to using criminals to work in these hot and deadly environments in efforts to recover the cities.[4]

Military Deployment[edit]


  • Twelfth Vegan Rangers[33]


  • Twelfth Vegan Rangers[20]


  • Twelfth Vegan Rangers[21]


- The unit was deployed across Old Kentucky, Tsinghai and Campertown.



Old Kentucky World Map

Old Kentucky is a very hot world with water covering 56% of its surface. The land area is divided among three continents named Argos, Dargo, and Nugget.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Lexington: city and planetary capital located on the continent of Dargo[2]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 64 systems (64 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Wazan 4.0 Phact 9.0 New Sarna 11.7 Shui-pào 12.3
Chamdo 13.4 Ventabren 18.4 Campertown 19.2 Harsefeld 19.9
Corey 20.1 Elnath 22.0 Lesalles 24.5 Raballa 25.4
Ohrensen 27.1 Second Chance 27.5 Gorki 27.9 Jilin 28.0
Yunnah 29.1 Suzano 30.9 Ingersoll 31.4 Ramen 32.1
Ilmachna 33.7 Ulan Bator 33.9 Chitwan 35.0 Hassad 37.2
Bandora 37.4 Bora 40.1 New Delos 40.1 Asuncion 40.2
Second Try 41.4 Bithinia 42.3 Chengdu 42.7 Quemoy 43.5
Achilles 43.9 Park Place 44.0 Masterson 44.1 Snailzar 44.5
Propus 44.5 Ibstock 46.0 Capella 47.2 Sichuan 47.2
Kyrkbacken 47.4 Ling 50.4 Palos 51.5 Bernardo 52.5
Gomeisa 53.5 Eom 54.0 Cordiagr 54.1 Sarna 54.6
Vanra 54.8 Ilmar 54.9 Sarmaxa 55.6 Myrvoll 56.6
Geifer 57.0 Boardwalk 58.1 Manennaia 58.1 Kievanur 58.5
New Athens 58.9 Kristiandsund 59.2 Kohlman 59.6 Kashilla 59.6
Styk 59.6 Sakhalin 59.7 Zion 59.9 Tsitsang 59.9


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