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System Information
X:Y Coordinates-84.553 : 234.789[e]
Spectral classB7V[1][2]
Recharge time158 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Pandora is located near the Ballynure and Crimond systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Pandora VII[edit]

Pandora VII
System positionSeventh[1][2]
Jump Point distance68.25 days[2]
Moons1 (Hope)[1][2]
Surface gravity1.02[1][2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature40ºC (Tropical)[1][2]
Surface water69%[1][2]
Highest native lifeMammal[1][2]
Landmasses7 (Kaos, Limbo, Nirvana, Vestiga, Haven Islands, Megara, Hyginus)[2]
History and Culture
Population4,092,000,000 (3076–3079)[1][2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerBaron of Pandora
CapitalNeedgate (–3052),[2] Deliverance (3052)[2]
HPG ClassA[1][2]

Though Pandora was originally settled to be a paradise where colonists could get back to nature, the original colonists were too eager to get just a little bit more. Wars and battles raged over the world for most of its early history until the Lyran Commonwealth annexed the system. The Commonwealth used a series of economic initiatives and martial law to restore order and make Pandora a prosperous member of the nation.[1]

The largest continent, Kaos, is home to the planet's capital city and the Red Devil plant. Limbo is the second largest continent, and was the site of some of the most damaging battles from Pandora's pre-Commonwealth history. Though Star League engineers began a project to fix the damage, the Succession Wars and the corresponding loss of technology greatly slowed the project. The terraformers were lucky to maintain the fixes that they'd already made. Only with the discovery of the Helm Memory Core and the assistance of Clan Jade Falcon's Scientist Caste has the recovery effort begun to make progress. Echo and Nirvana produce a great deal of food for the rest of Pandora's population as well as light industry. Nirvana is also home to a large number of communes that live according to their own beliefs. Clan Jade Falcon has largely left these communes alone, both because they are isolated from the main population and they produce some trade goods.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3052, the Gray Death Legion was charged with Pandora's security. When the 5th Wave of the Clan Invasion began, the Gray Death Legion found themselves once again facing the superior forces of Clan Jade Falcon. Deploying upgraded battle armor suites (modified by Legion techs), the Gray Death Legion were able to hand Clan Jade Falcon a rare defeat, thus keeping Pandora out of Jade Falcons hands temporarily.[39]

For many years, the capital city was Needgate. The city was heavily damaged in 3052 by fighting between the Falcons and the Gray Death Legion mercenary force. The city was so damaged that the local governmental functions were moved to Deliverance and Needgate was left as a monument to the dezgra behavior of mercenaries.[2]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War, after the Third Lyran Guards were transferred to defend other worlds closer to the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone, Clan Jade Falcon struck in 3064. With only the Pandora College Training Battalion and a few militia regiments on world, while the Lyran Alliance defenders fought valiantly the Falcon's 124th Striker and Jade Falcon Eyrie Clusters defeated them within three weeks, simultaneously capturing the Pandora Theater's command center intact. [1]

Unfortunately for the Falcons they paid no attention to the effects their assault had on the ecology, angering the residents. Rather than openly oppose the Falcons, however, most of the Pandorans used passive resistance methods like sick-outs and working half-heartedly for their new governors. Strikes and sick-outs were common at Red Devil Industries. The Falcons tried to use force to improve production, but this backfired when riots and sabotage became common. Finally the Watch determined the cause of the problem: The Pandorans were both proud of and ashamed of their planet and its ecological problems. Khan Marthe Pryde assigned several scientists to restart the Star League reclamation project, and relations between the natives and the Falcons improved.[1]

Dark Age[edit]

In December 3109, Clan Wolf raided Pandora, relying on intelligence provided by Katherine Steiner-Davion. The raid ran into more trouble than the raiders expected, but weakened the Jade Falcon defenders. The Lyran Commonwealth successfully invaded soon afterwards, in early 3110.[33]

At some time during the Dark Age when the planet was held by Clan Jade Falcon, Wolf's Dragoons, under contract from the Lyran Commonwealth raided the planet and were able to take some 'Mech with them.[40]

Military Deployment[edit]


Pandora is a world with seven continents: Kaos, Limbo, Nirvana, Vestiga, Haven Islands, Megara, and Hyginus.[2] The polar continent of Vestiga has little to offer besides ice caps and sparse wildlife.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Arcadia: a rainy, flatlands location on the continent of Limbo; home of the planetary militia[2]
  • Athena: a snowy, mountainous location on the continent of Haven Islands; home to a Quikscell factory[2]
  • Kaos (continent)
    • Deliverance: planetary capital city after 3052[1][2]
    • Needgate: planetary capital until 3052[2][50]
  • Resen Badlands[51]
  • Vandmaal: a town in the jungle[50]
  • Vandmaal Crossing: a crossroads near Vandmaal[50]

Companies and Industries[edit]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (33 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ballynure 11.7 Crimond 16.6 Graceland 19.6 Borghese 24.8
Koniz 26.2 Benfled 28.5 Grunwald 34.2 La Grave 35.6
Tomans 35.9 Orkney 36.0 Matahari 36.8 Dustball 37.2
Montmarault 38.0 Surcin 38.0 Blair Atholl 39.0 Summit 41.0
Kelenfold 45.6 Qualip 47.1 Rasalgethi 48.3 New Exford 53.4
Domain 53.4 Deweidewd 53.5 Quarell 54.1 A Place 54.2
Biota 54.2 Sudeten 57.3 Garrison 57.5 Lyndon 57.7
Rastaban 58.1 Jabuka 58.2 Fort Loudon 58.2 Bountiful Harvest 58.9
Suk 59.3 Cusset 60.3 Arcturus 60.7 Odessa 61.1


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