Pike (system)

This article is about the planetary system. For the combat vehicle, see Pike (Combat Vehicle).
Pike IV
Pike (system) 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates20.153 : 39.24[e]
Spectral classK9IV[1]

System Description[edit]

Pike is located near the Chaville and Athenry systems.

System History[edit]

Pike was one of the systems abandoned by the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[2] but by the end of the Reunification War Pike had become one of the systems within the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Pike IV[edit]

Pike IV
Pike IV.jpg
System positionFourth[1]
Jump Point distance3 days[1]
Surface gravity0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressureHigh (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature38°C[1]
Surface water37%[1]
Highest native lifeMammals[1]
Landmasses3 (Erubis, Blight, Karasia)[1]
History and Culture
Population1,207,000,000 (3130)[1][44]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Carl Snuka (3130)[1]
CapitalRolfshire & Stratopolis[1][44]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the Star League-era, the Terran Hegemony sent negotiators to work out a compromise during the worst conflict. An argument escalated into a brushfire war on the world with highlanders pitted against lowlanders. Though they worked out a compromise, these tensions affected their defenses from the fall of the Star League until the current time. In 3012 for example, raiders met resistance from highlanders and lowlanders, but local politics hampered the command structure and allowed the raiders to inflict millions of C-bills of damage on Paramus.[1]

War of 3039[edit]

In the War of 3039, the Thirtieth Lyran Guards and Hansen's Roughriders landed on Pike IV. They faced a few battalions of armor and a regiment's worth of IndustrialMechs with jury-rigged weaponry. Though they drove off the militia armor with direct combat, the Lyran forces used artillery to destroy the regiment of armed IndustrialMechs.[45] The local population had no love for the Lyrans, but didn't really like the Combine either. In any event when the Fifth Sword of Light and Twenty-fourth Dieron Regulars arrived, the LCAF units had to fight hard. The LCAF forces put up stiff resistance, and the arrival of the Seventeenth Skye Rangers provided more strength for the Lyrans. The battlefront eventually stabilized and the DCMS troops were in a poor position when two things changed the situation: First the Roughrider's contract expired and they withdrew from the field. The other factor was the arrival of a recall order from the LCAF High Command. Though Pike might've fallen to the Lyran Commonwealth, the LCAF forces on world retreated.[46]


Pike IV was occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad; forces from Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Snow Raven acting in support of Devlin Stone's allied coalition assaulted Pike IV in September 3076, one of three campaigns fought that month by the combined Clan forces.[47][48] The Ghost Bears assigned Theta Galaxy to the attack; Theta was a primarily defensive Galaxy that had been moved into an offensive role due to the heavy damage other elements of Beta Wave took during an attack on Ascella the year before. Pike IV was the second attack to be launched by Theta, which had attacked Moore in July 3076; the attack on Moore had gone poorly, with Theta taking heavy casualties that could've been avoided, but the Pike IV campaign was an even poorer showing on Theta's part. Of particular concern to the Dominion Council was the destruction of the Seventh Phalanx, which was lost after elements of the Thirtieth Provisional Garrison Cluster refused to come to the assistance of the Seventh.[49]


Pike IV was settled originally for its large amounts of mineral wealth. The scarcity of water and the high atmospheric pressure made colonization difficult, but the sheer amount of ore available made the effort worthwhile. The different conditions in the two main population bands has created a unique society divided into "highlanders" and "lowlanders." The "highlanders" founded their cities in the mountains of Blight and Erubis, the two northern continents. These mountains were lashed by frequent windstorms; to protect their cities the highlanders built thick walls around them. In contrast to the approach taken by the highlanders, the "lowlanders" settled in low-slung sealed buildings that let the less powerful windstorms flow over them. The two very different lifestyles led to an "us vs. them" mentality that led to symbolic fights between the two groups as each tried to maximize their resources. The supercontinent of Karasia, just south of Blight, stretches all the way to the southern pole and claims the majority of the planet's landmass, metal ores, and gemstones.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Rolfshire: capital city of the lowlanders[1]
  • Stratopolis: capital city of the highlanders[1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (72 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Chaville 8.2 Athenry 8.7 Dyev 14.6 New Britain 14.7
Styx 14.8 Kervil 15.5 Lambrecht 19.5 Asta 21.1
Imbros 22.8 Telos 23.8 Nirasaki 24.5 Deneb Algedi 24.7
Dieron 25.6 Lone Star 27.2 Kuzuu 27.5 Altair 27.9
Saffel 27.9 Nashira 28.1 Moore 28.7 Yorii 33.5
Fomalhaut 33.9 Ascella 35.2 Miyazaki 36.2 Killbourn 36.3
Quentin 37.3 Sabik 37.4 Nai-Stohl 38.0 Atria 38.3
Ko 38.5 Rocky 39.6 Caph 40.5 Al Na'ir 40.7
Elix 40.8 Lockdale 41.8 Kaus Media 42.7 Lyons 43.2
Rigil Kentarus 43.3 Sol 44.1 Northwind 44.4 New Stevens 45.4
Kaus Australis 46.5 Helen 47.4 Pokhara 47.8 Errai 48.2
Tau Ceti 48.7 Dromini 49.1 Agador 51.2 Biham 51.8
Keid 52.2 Sirius 52.3 Shitara 52.5 Bryant 52.9
Zollikofen 53.0 Muphrid 53.3 New Home 53.5 Thorin 53.7
Skondia 54.4 Nusakan 55.1 Ancha 55.4 Epsilon Indi 55.5
Kessel 55.5 Small World 56.0 Procyon 56.3 Alkalurops 56.4
Alya 57.7 Kaus Borealis 57.8 Murchison 57.9 Halstead Station 58.1
Towne 58.2 Alrakis 58.5 Chara 59.3 Dabih 59.5


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