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Roche nearby systems (3151)
Roche nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 67.865 : 1869.935[e]
Spectral class F2V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours
Planets 1

Political Affiliation[edit]

Roche I[edit]

Roche I
Jump point
18.75 days[1]
Moons 7[1]
Surface gravity 0.8[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Population 51,000 (2834)[1]
31,000,000 (3062)

Planetary Description[edit]

Roche is a world located in the Kerensky Cluster in Clan space.

Planetary History[edit]

Roche was the capital of the former Clan Widowmaker. During the last battles of the Trial of Absorption of Clan Widowmaker by Clan Wolf in 2834, several Scorpion warriors watched as Clan Wolf forces pursued the remaining forces of Clan Widowmaker into the abandoned city of Porthos. There the Widowmakers sprung a trap on the unsuspecting Wolf forces and taunted them with their imminent death. Ethan Moreau, the Goliath Scorpion Loremaster, driven by his own surkairede to defend Nicholas Kerensky and his kin (aka Clan Wolf) charged his Black Knight 'Mech into the city to attack the Widowmakers and save the Wolf unit. Both Wolf and Scorpion forces joined against the Widowmakers and were able to escape the trap, but with heavy casualties. At first, Clan Wolf was furious at the Scorpions for interfering with the Trial of Absorption, but Wolf Khan Jerome Winson eventually accepted Moreau's interference as an honor debt to Nicholas Kerensky. Clan Wolf later ceded the Scorpions much of the Widowmaker enclave on Roche, including the Widowmaker's military headquarters in the massive fortress of Spiderholm.[citation needed] Spiderholm was converted by Clan Goliath Scorpion into a massive underground museum, where relics and items from the Star League, captured from rival clans or brought from the Inner Sphere, are displayed.[8] Roche would soon become the capital of Clan Goliath Scorpion.

The Wars of Reaving[edit]

Following the exile of Clan Goliath Scorpion from the Clan Homeworlds during the Wars of Reaving Roche was seized by Clan Cloud Cobra, and by 3090 was the primary stronghold of the Cloud Cobras within the Homeworlds. Beginning in 3086 the Cloud Cobras began trading with Clan Star Adder and Clan Coyote; with three-quarters of the Cloud Cobra's total military production originating on Roche, some of the ProtoMechs manufactured on Roche were traded to the Star Adders while the Coyotes received supplies of germanium; in exchange, the Cloud Cobras received DropShips and aerospace fighters.[7]

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]




Planetary Locations[edit]

  • The Temple of the Nine Muses - Previously referred to as Spiderholm, the headquarters of Clan Widowmaker, Clan Goliath Scorpion converted the subterranean complex into a large, underground museum. Its collections are procured by Clan Goliath Scorpion Seekers[8]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (5 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Tiber 22.7 Hoard 30.1 Hellgate 38.3 Glory 46.6
Strato Domingo 58.1 Tathis 60.7 Tamaron 71.1 Vinton 73.5
Marshall 78.2 Priori 89.2 Barcella 95.3 Sheridan 95.4
Kirin 97.1 New Kent 100.6 Delios 106.7 Strana Mechty 108.1
Londerholm 110.1 Huntress 113.6 Tranquil 125.7 Ironhold 126.8



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption, p. 5
  2. Clan Homeworlds 3052 Poster (Kickstarter)
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 39, "Clan Political Balance Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 228, "Political Balance Table, 3067"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248, "Political Balance Table, 3075"
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 249, "Political Balance Table, 3085"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 8, "Recent Happenings"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 105-107, "Clan Goliath Scorpion: Seeking the Past"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
  10. Field Manual: Updates, p. 75, "Crusader Clans TO&E" and p.78, "Warden Clans TO&E"