Port Moseby

Port Moseby 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates3.354 : 160.222[e]
Spectral classF9V[1]
Recharge time180 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1]
Planet(s)4[citation needed]

The Port Moseby system was the location of at least one inhabited world, Port Moseby IV, and as of June 3152 was located within the Buckminster Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District in the Draconis Combine.[2]

System Description[edit]

Port Moseby is located near the Camlann and Aubisson systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Port Moseby IV[edit]

Port Moseby IV
Port Moseby Flag.jpg
System position4[1]
Jump Point distance11.19 days[1]
Moons1 (Kiwi)[1]
Surface gravity1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature20°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water65%[1]
Highest native lifeMammal[1]
Landmasses2 (Aberrant, Java)[1]
History and Culture
Population2,733,000,000 (3079)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Port Moseby
Political LeaderPrime Minister
HPG ClassB (3079)[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Carl Stor (3025)[46]

Planetary History[edit]

The planet itself is very plain. Typical weather, terrain and resources focus life into the cities where the Lyran merchants have their colorful bazaars.[46] The capital city of Port Moseby, Feintuch, is on the Aberrant continent; the only other continent is named Java.[1]

A sprawling business center, Port Moseby is part major spaceport and part busy city. With a steady traffic of JumpShips flashing in and out of the system, this system is a hub of commerce. Being almost completely surrounded by the Draconis Combine enables it to be a port where Lyran and Draconis Combine merchants can buy and sell. It would be easier to list what is not traded on Port Moseby than what is.[46] The Draconis Combine has many needs and wants and the merchants from the Commonwealth are more than willing to help them, with the usual fees, of course.

Second Succession War[edit]

During the darkest days of the Second Succession War, the Lyran Commonwealth was losing worlds steadily to both the Draconis Combine and the Free Worlds League, and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces neared the point of collapse, particularly in the 2860s and 2870s. As the 2870s drew to a close, the LCAF regained some of its confidence and launched a number of attempts to recapture some of the worlds that had been lost to the Commonwealth's neighbors, but still couldn't keep pace with the rate at which worlds were being captured. The Combine continued to push towards the important world of Skye, and by 2884 Port Moseby had been captured along with the worlds of Balkan, Kessel, Ryde, Skondia, and Vega and the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery was on the verge of being able to threaten Skye directly.[18]


During the Jihad, Port Moseby's inhabitants viewed the Word of Blake as a distant threat, after a history of being under constant threat from the Draconis Combine and, more recently, the Clans. After the Jihad, Port Moseby continued to serve as an important linchpin in the Lyran national defenses; while the planet lacks a standing garrison from the LAAF, the planetary militia are confident that they can defend the world. Given the logistical and command importance of Port Moseby, it isn't surprising that the attitude of the militia is bolstered by the widely held belief that if the Clans should begin attacks on the Lyran Alliance again, Port Moseby will once more become the jump-off point for LAAF units.[1]

Dark Age[edit]

Port Moseby found itself isolated from the wider Commonwealth after Clan Jade Falcon's all-out invasion of that state. The Rasalhague Dominion intended to annex the world, as it would several other Lyran systems in 3144, but the Forty-third Benjamin Regulars beat them to it and seized Port Moseby on 10 September 3143. The Forty-third would then repulse a raid from the Dominion's 300th Battle Cluster a year later.[41][42]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Eighth Donegal Guards[48]


  • Eighth Donegal Guards[48]




  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[52]




  • Planetary Militia[1]

The planetary militia's training programs focus on MilitiaMechs, vehicles and unarmored infantry.




Port Moseby has two continents named Aberrant and Java.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Fort Ian Training Center[57]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (46 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Camlann 6.1 Aubisson 13.7 Buckminster 15.3 Glenlivet 18.1
Accrington 20.3 Shionoha 27.4 Grumium 27.9 Sakhalin 28.7
Juniper 29.2 Dalkeith 29.9 Orestes 30.4 Trolloc Prime 32.1
Shirotori 32.9 Al Hillah 34.2 Kingtribel 34.2 Phalan 34.8
Dove 35.4 Fatima 38.0 Dehgolan 38.8 Kannon 38.9
Talisker 39.5 Morningside 39.8 Meacham 42.0 Chimpaw 42.2
Cebalrai 42.5 Symington 43.7 Tsukude 44.2 Gamma Sagittarius 44.2
Eaglesham 44.7 Caldrea 45.0 Fefferfer 45.2 Karbala 45.4
Ganshoren 46.8 Shimosuwa 49.3 New Wessex 49.4 Blue Diamond 49.7
Ueda 50.8 Tukayyid 50.8 Sulafat 51.0 Gram 53.3
Vega 54.1 Pilkhua 55.1 Corridan 56.7 Auldhouse 58.3
Baxter 58.8 Sendai 59.1 Najha 60.3 Fort Loudon 60.5


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