Panpour 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates342.497 : -292.438[e]
Spectral classM0III[1][2]
Recharge time201 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

The Panpour system is home to at least one habitable world, Panpour III, and as of 3145 was located in the June Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

Panpour is located near the As Samik and Tentativa systems[3][4] and consists of a class M0III primary orbited by at least nine planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point.[1][2] A major orbital shipyard operated by Challenge Systems, the Challenge Yards, was in orbit above the ninth planet in the system - Panpour IX - during the thirty-first century.[2]

System History[edit]

The Panpour system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and was one of the first systems to form the interstellar proto-nation known as the United Hindu Collective.[5] Panpour was first surveyed in the mid-twenty-third century, more than half a century before it was actually colonized.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Panpour III[edit]

Panpour III
Panpour Flag.jpg
System positionThird[1][2]
Jump Point distance3.14 days[1][2]
Moons5 (Brach, Faub, Moch, Kraygor, Zeik)[1][2]
Surface gravity1.0[1][2]
Atmospheric pressureHigh (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature49°C (Tropical)[1][2]
Surface water88%[1][2]
Highest native lifeFish[1][2]
Landmasses13 (Aminidivi, Kongu Nadu, Laccadive, Maidan, Mestin, Minicoy, Mysore, Onattukara, Palanadu, Remig, Telangana, Valluvanadu, Venad)[2]
History and Culture
Population284,470,000 (3067),[1]
282,690,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Panpour
HPG ClassA[1][2]

Panpour III, more commonly known simply as Panpour, is the third planet in the system and has five moons named Brach, Faub, Kraygor, Moch and Zeik. Panpour was a heavily industrialized world for many centuries.[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Panpour was originally classed as a marginal world ill-suited to colonization when it was first surveyed, but half a century later it was colonized by settlers drawn largely from the Indian subcontinent on Terra.[1] These colonists also settled As Samik and Basantapur, forming the three-world nucleus of what would grow to become a new interstellar polity, the United Hindu Collective.[5] It wasn't until the eve of the Reunification War that Panpour's marginal status changed. Panpour had common ores in abundance, but the soil found on the planet needed significant modifications to make it arable; the SLDF and AFFS needed a logistical center near the Periphery, and decided that Panpour fit the bill. Directed terraforming efforts moved slowly, but industrial capability grew on the world almost overnight. Careful immigration and harsh population control measures were needed for centuries as Panpour slowly developed the agricultural base needed to feed the population, a process that took decades, and the restrictions on immigration were maintained after the terraforming process was complete to ensure that the planet could support the population. While the immigration laws may have been loosened, the custom of having few children lived on until at least as late as the thirty-first century.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

At the height of the Star League Panpour was the location of a significant percentage of the Federated Suns heavy naval manufacturing industry; by 2765 with the massive manufacturing facilities at Galax yet to come online, Panpour and the worlds of Delavan, Kathil and Layover were responsible for ninety percent of all large naval craft manufactured inside the Federated Suns. Panpour was also home to a significant proportion of the defense manufacturing that supplied the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. While the overall manufacturing base of the Federated Suns was highly dispersed and diversified, a core group of worlds—New Avalon, Crofton, Kathil, Panpour, Salem, and Talcott—supplied move than half of all the equipment used by the AFFS.[37]

Thirty-first Century[edit]

Panpour continued to serve the AFFS as the home of several military industries. Nearly every citizen of Panpour was either employed by these industries or in food-production efforts.[1] Thanks to Jalastar Aerospace, the aerospace elements of the planetary defense forces were some of the best-equipped to be found anywhere in the Federated Suns.[2]

Panpour was raided by forces from the Taurian Concordat on 11 February 3076, with the Taurians inflicting critical damage on the Jalastar Aerospace BattleMech production lines.[38][39][40] After the Jihad Panpour became part of the Periphery March.[2]

Military Deployment[edit]


  • AFFS Auxiliary Corps[41]



  • First Ceti Hussars[43]


  • First Ceti Hussars[43]



Panpour has no fewer than thirteen separate continents, named Aminidivi, Kongu Nadu, Laccadive, Maidan, Mestin, Minicoy, Mysore, Onattukara, Palanadu, Remig, Telangana, Valluvanadu and Venad.[2] The eleven major continents are spread across four distinct oceans; three of the continents lie in Panpour's polar regions, and the more temperate climes found at the poles are more agriculturally abundant. The continents of Mestin and Remig both lie in the southern equatorial region.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Challenge[45]
  • Remig: main continental mass in the southern equatorial[2][1]
    • Amritsar: the location of Jalastar Aerospace's BattleMech production facilities on Remig[2][1][46]
    • Matam: the planetary capital city[1][2]
  • Mestin: a continental landmass in the southern equatorial[2][1]
    • Kantara: the location of Jalastar Aerospace's aerospace and armor manufacturing facilities, and Joint Equipment System's manufacturing facilities[2][1]

Industrial Centers[edit]


The third planet in the Panpour system (Panpour III) is described as a regular planet in most sources. In the BattleCorps story The Theseus Knot, it is mentioned as a gas giant. This has officially been described as an oversight.[47] It stands to reason that a gas giant may exist at another orbit in the Panpour system (e.g. Panpour IV), but no canonical ruling exists to either confirm or deny this beyond stating that the story was apparently in error about Panpour III.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (35 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
As Samik 7.2 Tentativa 12.2 Songgang 16.4 Pierce 18.0
Belaire 19.8 Basantapur 23.4 Gambarare 26.9 Hecheng 28.1
Weippe 29.1 Traussin 30.8 Macintosh 31.8 Caldwell 34.2
Tegaldanas 34.7 Naka Pabni 35.4 Montour 36.7 Cohagen 38.1
Darwendale 42.6 Islamabad 43.6 Birmensdorf 45.9 Anaheim 47.3
Agliana 47.4 Mavegh 48.2 Enchi 48.3 Verdigreis 48.8
Cambiano 51.3 Marodzi 53.5 Tiruchchirappalli 54.8 Cyrton 55.2
Estuan 55.9 Organo 56.2 Celentaro 56.6 Warren 57.1
Kiserian 58.1 Die Moot 59.1 Chirikof 59.4 Alsek 60.6


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