This article is about the planetary system. For the battleship, see Rasalhague (Individual Leviathan-class WarShip).

Rasalhague 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates39.275 : 389.766[e]
Spectral classK4V
Recharge time195 hours
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

The Rasalhague system is the location of at least one habitable world, Rasalhague VI, and as of June 3152 was the national capital of the Rasalhague Dominion, located in the Rasalhague Province.[3]

System Description[edit]

The Rasalhague system contains at least six planets as of 3151. It is located next to the Hermagor and Leoben systems Coreward from Terra.[4]

System History[edit]

The Rasalhague system was colonized at some time during the twenty-fourth century.[5][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Rasalhague VI[edit]

Rasalhague VI
Rasalhague flag.png
System positionSixth[1]
Jump Point distance4.31 days[1]
Moons1 (Sigurd)[1]
Surface gravity1.10[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature25°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water75%[1]
Highest native life35%, Mammal[1][39]
LandmassesAt least 2 (Hammerfest, Ystad)[24]
History and Culture
Population4,068,000,000 (2750),[1]
4,957,000,000 (3025),[39]
5,390,000,000 (3076)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Rasalhague
HPG ClassA (Clan)[2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Zilya Armanovitch (3025)[39]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Colonists from the Federal Democratic Republics of Finland, Norway and Sweden emigrated in significant numbers after the end of the War Damage Tax payments levied on them as a part of the international rebuilding effort following the Second Soviet Civil War. Choosing a world far from Terra and the oppressive bureaucracy that went with it, the first colonists left in the mid-twenty-third century and within sixty years had settled Rasalhague and eight other nearby worlds.[5] In the late twenty-third century these worlds created a joint government to oversee the development of the worlds, creating the Rasalhague Consortium. Contact with other interstellar nations led to the Consortium evolving into the short-lived Principality of Rasalhague, prior to the Principality being conquered by the Draconis Combine in the early to mid-twenty-fourth century.[5]

In 2333, the Draconis Combine invasion of the Principality of Rasalhague was in full swing, with the Combine forces led by Urizen Kurita leapfrogging from world to world in a relentless campaign. Much to the surprise of the citizens of the Principality, the Combine forces actually bypassed Rasalhague in 2333/2334 despite it being the capital world of the Principality - instead, the Combine forces continued to annex worlds such as New Bergen instead.[6]

Star League[edit]

At some time during the Star League era, an armed group almost certainly in the employ of a Lyran corporation seized control of one of Rasalhague's recharging stations. They were attempting to disrupt the exports of Draconis Combine products into the Lyran Commonwealth. The 168th BattleMech Division of the Star League Defense Force responded to this act by deploying a battalion of BattleMechs to the surface of the station. With the station's defenses unable to fire upon the SLDF machines, the attackers were able to secure the station with minimal loss of life and collateral damage.[40]

Clan Invasion[edit]

The planet was conquered by Clan Wolf after the Battle of Rasalhague in July 3050, with most of the fighting taking place in the national capital of Reykjavik. The Wolves, impressed with the Rasalhagians' devotion to their heritage, willingly assisted in rebuilding the heavily damaged capital, which became a fusion of Clan and Inner Sphere cultures.[24][28]

After a war with Clan Hell's Horses that had been instigated by the Wolves, and as part of efforts to further integrate its Clan and native Spheroid populations, the Ghost Bear Dominion retaliated in 3066 by mounting its own invasion of Rasalhague. The planet was taken by a combined force of Ghost Bear warriors from Alpha Galaxy and Rasalhagian natives from the First Rasalhague Bears. With the allocation of resources to improve Rasalhague's infrastructure, and the aid of Ragnar, the popular heir to the throne of Rasalhague, the Bears were able to win the planet's inhabitants over.[28]


By the mid-3070s, Rasalhague had been built up into a major shipping and manufacturing hub of the Dominion.[28]

Military Deployment[edit]


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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Rasalhague Missions, Rasalhague is twice depicted as a lush canyon biome with good visibility.[55]

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Planetary Locations[edit]

Planetary Map of Rasalhague
  • Fire Mountain Chain[2]
    • Akureyri: resort city, home to the renowned Fire Pits[2]
  • Freda Sea: home to an uninhabited island chain[2]
  • Great Glacier Park[1]
  • Scandislum: birthplace of Haakon Magnusson[56]
  • Hammerfest: southern polar continent with blizzards and periods of perpetual night[24]
  • Ymir: city and vital industrial center[24]
  • Unnamed Continent: main continent of Rasalhague
  • Asgard City: planned new capital city under construction in 3050[24]
  • Klaraven River: major river north of the city of Reykjavik north of the rugged forests overshadowed by the[citation needed]
  • Jotunheimen Mountains: major mountain range to the south of the Klaraven River[citation needed]
  • Reykjavik: planetary capital[2][24][39]
  • A large forested central park in Reykjavik with fountains and lakes; destroyed in the fighting of 3050[24]
  • Palace Hall: the government building[39]
  • Riksdag Complex: building for the legislative branch of the Rasalhague government[2][24]
  • Skand: heavy forest forty kilometers from the capital[57]
  • Northern Icelandia Ocean: home to the massive schools of majarfisch, a staple food since colonization[2]
  • Ystad: tropical continent with thick jungles[24]
    • Tyr: a city[24]
      • Firebase Tyr: a series of fortifications in and around the city of Tyr; an important battle site during the Clan Invasion[24]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Companies and Sports Teams[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (30 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Hermagor 15.5 Leoben 15.6 Dawn 17.6 Radlje 22.4
New Bergen 23.9 New Oslo 24.3 Balsta 25.2 Vipaava 29.1
Svelvik 30.9 Pomme De Terre 31.8 Christiania 32.2 Susquehanna 33.4
Predlitz 35.4 Tovetin 36.5 Trondheim 36.8 Ferleiten 38.5
Last Frontier 40.9 Outpost 43.9 Bruben 45.0 Skallevoll 46.2
Unzmarkt 46.5 Spittal 49.4 Alleghe 51.7 Pinnacle 52.5
Jezersko 52.7 St. John 53.9 Holmsbu 55.3 Engadin 56.7
Alsace 56.7 Goito 57.1 Casere 60.0 Liezen 61.0


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  3. 3.0 3.1 Dominions Divided, p. 85
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