Paxon 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-70.799 : 1879.644[e]
Spectral classK9V[citation needed]
Recharge time200 hours[citation needed]
Planet(s)9[citation needed]

The Paxon system was the location of a habitable world, Paxon IV, and a gas giant Krakau, and as of 3075 is located in the Deep Periphery region known as the Clan Homeworlds.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Paxon IV[edit]

Paxon IV
System positionFourth
Jump Point distance3.31 days
Surface gravity1.3
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)
Equatorial temperature35°C
Surface water60%

Planetary History[edit]

A rarity among the Clan Homeworlds, the lower castes of Paxon celebrate a holiday based on a natural phenomenon. The Star Festival occurs on Paxon every 6,407 days. The festival is a week long, and is held in anticipation of the flaring of the Theta Pyxidis binary star system lighting the night sky. The flaring of Theta Pyxidis is observable from some of Paxon's neighboring systems, but it is unclear if they celebrate the event.[14]

Wars of Reaving[edit]

In March 3070, Clan Steel Viper began targeting Clan Snow Raven possessions across the Clan Homeworlds, ostensibly to remove the "taint of the Inner Sphere". Eager to find a distraction in order to evacuate the Clan Homeworlds in safety, Loremaster Klaus Harper, working in concert with Clan Snow Raven's Watch and Outworlds Alliance Intelligence, discovered in May 3070 that Clan Diamond Shark had begun secretly trading prohibited Clan technology – Undine Battle Armor – with the Federated Suns. Khan Lynn McKenna promptly presented the Watch's findings to the Clan Grand Council, a finding corroborated by Clan Jade Falcon. However, all votes on an appropriate response beyond simply censuring the Diamond Sharks failed. Clan Snow Raven's machinations had worked, as Clans Steel Viper, Star Adder, and Cloud Cobra shifted their attention to the Sharks.[15]

Clan Star Adder immediately launched Trials of Possession for Diamond Shark holdings on Barcella. Clan Steel Viper targeted Diamond Shark holdings on Strato Domingo, Paxon, and Babylon, but were repelled after initial successes. Clan Steel Viper's difficulty in securing Clan Diamond Shark's possessions prompted the Vipers to unveil the newest addition to their fleet, the Leviathan Prime-class battleship CSV Perigard Zalman on 20 September 3070. While the Zalman initially engaged fleeing Clan Snow Raven assets,[9] the obvious escalation in Steel Viper aggression helped convince the Diamond Sharks to accelerate their evacuation, moving their population to temporary holdings outside the city of Thermopolis.[11]

In late 3070, Clan Wolf traded its holdings on Paxon to Clan Coyote. Clan Coyote received the CWS Provider, CWS Relentless Pursuit, five Stars of aerospace fighters, and the rest of Clan Wolf's Homeworld Possessions in exchange for Omicron Galaxy, ten sibkos of Coyote Warriors from minor Bloodhouses (mostly shared with Clan Wolf legacies), and five Stars of JumpShips.[10] For the next year, Clan Wolf holdings on Paxon were transferred to Clan Coyote, while all Clans on planet were beset by Bandit Caste rebels under the command of Commodus Van Houten. However, Clan Coyote's new colonies faced renewed, determined assaults shortly after Clan Wolf used the former Coyote Warriors in Omicron Galaxy to raid and steal the genetic legacies of Nicholas Kerensky, Andery Kerensky, and Jennifer Winson on 3 December 3071.[11]

In response to Clan Wolf's audacious theft, Clans Star Adder, Goliath Scorpion, Blood Spirit, and Fire Mandrill launched punitive Trials of Possession against Clan Coyote's former Wolf colonies of Hoard, Glory, and Paxon. Assaulting Paxon, Clan Blood Spirit landed the Scarlet Guards on 20 December, immediately defeating half of the Forty-ninth Battle Cluster in the Susquehanna River Valley. In an attempt to continue flanking the outmaneuvered Coyote forces, the Scarlet Guards trampled through the civilian evacuation encampment outside Thermopolis, killing over 600. This prompted Clan Diamond Shark to engage the Scarlet Guards with the Eighty-third Combined Strike Cluster, leaving the evacuees undefended. Star Colonel Daniel Levien quickly realized his opportunity and seized the undefended Shark property.[11]

With the Trial quickly becoming more complicated, the previously uninvolved Diamond Sharks withdrew to Thermopolis and armed all former Warriors among the city's lower castes, redeploying the stationed DropShips from evacuation to engaging the Blood Spirits. As the fighting between the Sharks and Spirits in the city intensified, the Coyotes continued their repair and rearmament efforts, until a Binary from the Sharks' Eighty-third slipped through the Coyote cordon and decimated the Forty-ninth's Command Star. In retaliation, the remnants of the Forty-ninth also entered Thermopolis. Facing forces from two Clans, Star Colonel Megan Clarke pulled the Eighty-third Combined Strike into the best defensive positions possible.[11]

After two days, the Blood Spirit forces on Paxon were reduced to a Binary of ProtoMechs, giving the exhausted Diamond Sharks the opportunity to attempt an evacuation. The Sharks' lower caste members embarked as quickly as possible, then lifted off. Seeing two Stars of DropShips beginning to depart, Scarlet Guards Star Colonel Stok Campbell ordered Blood Spirit aerospace forces to intercept, believing the DropShips were laden with isorla. Two vessels, the CDS Orson and Uther, were destroyed, killing 1,100 more civilians.[11]

As the last of the Diamond Shark DropShips lifted off, Levien's Forty-ninth Battle finished off the last of Clan Diamond Shark's Eighty-third Combined Strike Cluster, then turned their guns on the retreating Scarlet Guard. The Scarlet Guard was reduced to a single Star of ProtoMechs. Levien then quietly ordered Clan Coyote's own evacuation, departing with a Star-and-a-half of OmniMechs and Elementals, leaving Paxon defenseless. Clan Coyote would abandon several more of its colonies in the coming years.[11][16]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Susquehanna River[11]
  • Thermopolis: a city[11]


Moons2 or more

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]


Clan Diamond Shark

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (3 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Londerholm 29.4 Grant's Station 44.5 Barcella 50.0 Kirin 63.4
Tamaron 72.4 York 72.6 Zara 81.0 Strato Domingo 81.6
Vinton 85.0 Colleen 86.5 Albion 89.9 Delios 92.2
Priori 103.5 Hoard 110.2 Gatekeeper 111.3 Hellgate 116.9
Brim 120.3 Roche 139.0 Lum 143.8 Shadow 146.8


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 148: "Feeding Frenzy"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 135: Paxon does not appear on the Kerensky Cluster map
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 154: "12th Wolf Regulars"
  4. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 26
  5. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 71
  6. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 39: "Political Balance Table"
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 228: "Political Balance Table, 3067"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 51: "Closing the Net"
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Wars of Reaving, pp. 60–61: "The Wolf's Preparations"
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 The Wars of Reaving, pp. 78–83: "The Wolf at the Door"
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 248: "Political Balance Table, 3075"
  13. The Wars of Reaving, p. 249: "Political Balance Table, 3085"
  14. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 50
  15. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 48–51
  16. The Wars of Reaving, p. 148: "Feeding Frenzy"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 137
  18. Field Manual: Updates, p. 74: "Crusader Clans TO&E"
  19. The Wars of Reaving, p. 249: "Political Balance Table, 3085"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162