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Robinson nearby systems
Robinson nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 232.72 : -6.482[e]
Star names 1
Spectral class G5IV[1][2]
Recharge time 186 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

The Robinson system is the location of at least one habitable world, Robinson III, and as of 3151 is the provincial capital of the Federated Suns' Draconis March.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Robinson III[edit]

Robinson III
Planetary flag of Robinson
Planetary flag of Robinson
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
7.47 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Bethel)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.0[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Hot)[1][2]
Surface water 70%[1][2]
Highest native life 40%, Mammal[1][2]
Reference Year 3079
Ruler Prince Charles Leighton (2514)[59]
Prince Nikolai Rostov (2515)[59]
Prince Dmitri Rostov (2528)[59]
Duke Aaron Sandoval (3025)[60]
Duke Tancred Sandoval (3067)[1]
Capital Beuller[1][2]
Population 3,428,000,000 (3025, apocryphal)[61]
5,675,350,000 (3067)[1]
5,675,350,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-B-B-C (3067)[1]
A-A-B-B-C (3079)[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]

The planet has several orbital stations first, among them the Sharon habitat with 11,000 souls aboard.[62]

Planetary History[edit]

Colonization and Rise of the Sandoval family[edit]

The planet was first settled by colonists from the First Terran Exodus, who were attracted by its rich black soil and pleasant living conditions. The majority of the land's early settlers were farmers who soon discovered the world was rich in mineral and oil deposits. However, off planet corporations seeking to exploit the mineral wealth soon arrived and came into conflict with the farmers, who had already claimed the majority of the planet's available land. The resulting political crisis fueled by conflicts with major mining concerns in the Terran Hegemony led to the collapse of the planetary government. The Robinson planetary militia commander, David Sandoval, stepped forward and took control of the failed government.[1] Declaring himself "Lord Protector", he seized the foreign companies' assets and lands to stabilize the situation. He forged a land-reform bill which shifted control of all land transactions to his new government. This resulted in the Sandoval family becoming incredibly rich. Though new policies eventually came into place to weaken this arrangement, the Sandoval family would eventually become the planet's ruling nobility.[63]

Age of War[edit]

In a deep raid to the planet made by DCMS forces, its Heavy 'Mech Battalion encountered Estevez Tanks. The Kuritan commander was a firm believer in the Ares Conventions and when he was informed of the forces facing him, he suggested that the combat be fought using simulated munitions. This concession was not enough for the defenders to stop the Combine forces which easily won their objectives, but it saved their lives as after action reports calculated that with live ammunition, not even a full Regiment of tanks could have stopped the kuritan forces.[64]

Founding of the Federated Suns & Davion Civil War[edit]

With the founding of the Federated Suns, Robinson became one of the five seats of power under House Davion. Robinson became the capital world of the Terran March, one of five Marches within the Federated Suns; the Princes of the Terran March were members of the Leighton family until Prince Charles Leighton and his family were killed in 2515[59] in a raid by the Hegemony Armed Forces.[65][66] As a result of political maneuverings within the Council of Regents General Nikolai Rostov, one of the Federated Suns' most celebrated military leaders and serving member of the Council of Regents, was named Prince of the Terran March.[59]

Nikolai Rostov would continue to serve as Prince and then later as First Marshal while Robinson and the Terran March saw invasions from first the Terran Hegemony and then the Draconis Combine between his election in 2515 and the outbreak of civil war in 2524. Nikolai Rostov lead the forces of the Terran March in conjunction with the Draconis March forces led by Laura Davion on an assault into the Capellan March in an attempt to remove Cassandra Davion and David Varnay from power, sparking the civil war. When Nikolai Rostov was killed in battle on Quitticas, his son Dmitri became Prince of the Terran March.[67]

Dmitri led the Terran March forces in support of First Prince Alexander Davion initially,[68] fighting against the Varnays forces in the Capellan March and then Laura Davion's forces in the Draconis March.[69] With the defeat of the Varnays and Laura Davion, Alexander Davion began to restructure the political layout of the Federated Suns; Dmitri Rostov openly opposed Alexander's reforms, culminating in Dmitri leading the military forces of the Terran March against Alexander in battle and a botched attempt to kidnap Cynthia Davion that saw Alexander's wife killed. The net result was a massive military response from Alexander which ended with a battle on Robinson in November 2540 in which Alexander killed Dmitri.[70] The Terran March was abolished soon after when Alexander reorganized the Federated Suns into just three Marches and Robinson became the capital of the new Draconis March.[71]

First Succession War[edit]

Robinson was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[15] Robinson was liberated by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 2814 as part of the third and final major AFFS counteroffensive of the First Succession War against the Draconis Combine.[16]

Second Succession War[edit]

During the Second Succession War Robinson was one of a number of worlds assaulted by the Draconis Combine in 2840 as part of a Combine plan to freeze AFFS forces in a contested area of the border between the two realms. A large raid was sent against Robinson in order to try and draw off Davion forces, but the assault was quickly repelled and had little effect in misdirecting the Federated Suns forces. [21]

During the Marathon Offensive of Miyogi Kurita in the 2850s the Suns lost only one world to the Draconis Combine, Robinson, but it was an symbol to the people of the Federated Suns. The Coordinator led 4 of his best 'Mech units (Sword of Light) against 3 defending Davion 'Mech regiments on the planet. The invasion was early decided because the DCMS had attacked Kentares IV simultaneously with Robinson and the Federation High Command have no reserve units available as reinforcements. The AFFS retreated off-world and swore to came back.[72]

The planet lost portions of its rich soil to heavy mining during this period, limiting its ability to feed itself. However, its exports of raw materials allowed construction of DropShips and JumpShips, making the world wealthy and able to afford food imports. Following the fall of the Star League, House Kurita forces invaded and occupied the world for a number of decades. As a result, Robinson suffered a prolonged period of starvation and the destruction of many of its heavy industries. Only in the thirty-first century has the planet's economic wealth been restored.

By the end of the Succession Wars Robinson was the center of Judaism within the Federated Suns.[1]


In January 3071 the Word of Blake attacked Robinson.[46][47] The first shots destroyed the orbital stations, and among them the Sharon habitat.[62] It would be more than a year before Robinson was liberated at the hands of a joint Com Guard-AFFS force. Robinson was finally free on the 2nd of February 3072.[48][49] Luckily for the Draconis March - and the Federated Suns as a whole - the decision by the Word of Blake to make use of Robinson Standard BattleWorks, combined with quick thinking and action on the part of the liberating forces prevented the complete destruction of the manufacturing facilities.[73]


In 3079 Robinson was still recovering from the Jihad; the Robinson Standard Battleworks plant had less than half of its production lines operating, while the Robinson Battle Academy, also located in the city of Tiberias, was being rebuilt in underground concrete bunkers.[2] While the Robinson Battle Academy suffered heavy damage during the Jihad and had yet to reconstitute its training battalion,[74] the Combat Training Center in Osis Minor on Solomon was still operating, training students via its Infantry, Battle Armor, Conventional Armor and Conventional Fighter training programs. [75]

Dark Age[edit]

The planet was attacked by the Draconis Combine some time in 3144 and was conquered by the invading forces.[76]

Era Specific Data[edit]


Military Deployment[edit]








  • First Robinson Rangers[87]
  • Robinson Battle Academy Training Battalion[88]




  • Robinson DMM (2nd and 3rd Battalion)[93]






Robinson has three major landmasses, Canaan, Megiddo and Solomon. The capital city, Beuller, is located on Canaan.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]


Handbook: House Davion lists the years of 2879 and 2891 as the year that Robinson is reclaimed by the Federated Suns. Based on supporting information within the sourcebook, 2891 appears to be the correct year. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) also lists the date as 2891.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rochester 11.1 Carnac 17.6 Lucerne 18.9 Emporia 23.9
Franklin 25.0 Blandinsville 26.8 Klamriz 26.9 Ballentine 28.3
DeWitt 29.3 Layover 31.5 Allerton 33.6 Le Blanc 35.7
Corydon 36.1 Doneval 37.2 Cholame 39.2 New Ivaarsen 41.5
Saltural 42.6 Dobson 43.5 Sauk City 44.0 Exeter 44.3
Bogard 44.8 New Valencia 45.4 Bettendorf 45.6 Charleywood 45.6
Chota 48.6 Saunemin 51.7 Royal 51.9 Courtney 52.3
Hoff 53.4 Clovis 53.4 Dahar 53.7 Kestrel 53.8
Acoma 56.4 Crossing 57.6 Batavia 58.2 Breed 59.4
Sakhara 59.7 Lima 60.5 Rosamond 60.5 Xhosa 62.4


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