Sabik 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-12.675 : 57.082[e]
Spectral classA2V, A5V[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Sabik IX[edit]

Sabik IX
System positionNinth[1]
Jump Point distance43 days[1]
Surface gravity0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature44°C[1]
Surface water31%[1]
Highest native lifePlants[1]
History and Culture
Population97,050 (3130)[1][69]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderTimothy Jarra, Legate (3130)[1][69]

Sabik is a smallish world orbiting between two stars that are each approximately 3.5 times as large as Terra's Sol. The world is a combination of harsh deserts, rugged mountains, and jagged cliffs. There are only a few mineral resources, and these are locked away deep in the mountain ranges which makes extraction difficult and not economically viable.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

By 2341 Sabik had been colonized[4] and would become a part of the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony,[8] but only the Star League saw any real use for Sabik: The SLDF established two testing, training, and evaluation facilities on the world. The Harsh Terrain Test Center (HTTC) evaluated the performance of new infantry weapons, BattleMechs, and combat vehicles under the harshest desert conditions. The SLDF also created the Special Armed Services Training Center (SASTC) on the world. Here, the SLDF's Special Armed Services teams underwent training and evaluation.[1]

Other than the SLDF presence on Sabik the major population of the planet was largely transitory, being composed mainly of those working on five or ten year contracts as a part of the mining industry. The contracts tended to be lucrative, to reflect the high-risk nature of the mining industry within the harsh Sabik environment, working the rich mineral deposits found across the planet.[12]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

As with every other planet in the Terran Hegemony, Sabik was caught up with the coup launched by Stefan Amaris on the 27th of December 2766. Rim Worlds Republic forces attacked the single Castle Brian on Sabik and the SASTC with nuclear strikes, but while the two facilities were damaged, being nuked failed to destroy them completely; the SASTC took heavier damage than the Castle Brian, but the underground bunkers and hangars beneath the SASTC survived.[12]

Visiting the SLDF troops for the holiday season on Sabik was General Koji Talasko, Director of the SLDF Special Forces Command; the attacks caught him and the SLDF units on Sabik by surprise, but Talasko survived the initial attacks and personally planned and then led the SLDF counterattack against the Republican forces that had landed. Talasko and his troops weren't able to stop the Republicans from looting the bulk of the raw materials stored on Sabik, but within a few days the SLDF had pushed the Rim Worlds forces off the planet.[12]

Faced with the prospect of bringing in WarShips or drafting in additional ground forces to hunt down Talasko and his relatively small force of Special Forces personnel, the Rim Worlds forces instead decided to disable the planetary HPG and removed every JumpShip in the system. They then left a handful of sentry vessels in place to monitor the system, and left Talasko and his forces isolated, in control of Sabik, but with no way to leave the system and with Sabik cut off from the rest of the Hegemony. Talasko had brought his own assault DropShip with him, which had survived the attacks, and the SLDF still had a number of other intact DropShips available to them, but the SLDF troops had nowhere to go, and had no options other than to try and repair the HPG and to wait for reinforcements.[12]

In 2783 the Lyran Commonwealth annexed Sabik.[16]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Draconis Combine took control of the world after the fall of the first Star League. ComStar also established one of their bases on the world. Unbeknownst to the Dragon, ComStar found a hidden SLDF facility below the HTTC that contained two mixed companies of BattleMechs and tanks, but more importantly, detailed files on every Commonwealth and Combine world within five jumps of Sabik.[1]

The Lyran Commonwealth captured Sabik as one of their conquests during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in the Fourth Succession War, although the mercenary unit Barrett's Fusiliers would lose half its strength to the defending Kingston Caballeros during the struggle.[70] Having pushed the Caballeros off Sabik, the Fusiliers assumed that it would take the Caballeros some time to rebuild. What the Fusiliers didn't realize was that the Caballeros has a substantial stockpile of matériel on Moore, along with enough technical manpower to rebuild quickly. While the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces launched the final wave of attacks made under GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG the DCMS launched a series of counterattacks, and Sabik was one of the worlds hit. The rebuilt Caballeros returned in strength, and the Fusiliers were reduced to a single battalion in strength before they finally retreated from Sabik, conceding the world to the Combine.[34]

After a lull the Commonwealth went on the offensive again with Operation HOLDUR. The Commonwealth attacked Sabik for a second time, this time deploying the fresh Twenty-fourth Lyran Guards. Although adverse weather conditions on Sabik forced the Twenty-fourth to redeploy to secondary landing zones rather than being able to make their primary landing zone, the Twenty-fourth deployed in the middle of a blizzard and began closing on the Caballeros. The militia on Sabik used the ice caves to launch surprise hit-and-run attacks on the Guards, but were unable to prevent the Guards from closing on the town of Zoa, where the Caballeros were based. Despite being outnumbered the Caballeros squared off against the Guards bravely, wiping out Alpha Company of the Guards' First Battalion before being forced to retreat before the full weight of the RCT could be brought down on them.[35]


During the Jihad the Word of Blake sent in special forces to capture the world.[1] The attack on Sabik began during the first week of April 3069, and soon saw Sabik added to the Word of Blake Protectorate.[57]

As the allied coalition created by Devlin Stone began striking against Word of Blake Protectorate worlds the combined Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Snow Raven task force which had agreed to support the coalition struck at a number of Blakist worlds on the 21st of July 3076.[71][72] Sabik was one of the worlds targeted by the Clan Ghost Bear Delta Wave, led by Delta Galaxy - who struck at both Sabik and the nearby world of Kervil[73] - whilst Xi Galaxy took Ko.[74] Simultaneously, the Ghost Bear Alpha Wave struck at Dyev, led by Alpha Galaxy[75] and supported by Omega[76] and Pi Galaxies[77] whilst the Ghost Bear Beta Wave struck at Lambrecht with Rho Galaxy[78] and Moore with Theta Galaxy.[79][71][72]

During Operation SCOUR Sabik was finally liberated by Lyran and Combine special operations troops.[1] However, according to later media reports many Blakists simply blended in with the local population and carried on the battle as insurgents.[80] Shortly after Sabik had been liberated the local population rose up and stormed the planetary HPG station, critically damaging the transmission equipment and killing most of the staff before the coalition forces could respond.[81] After the liberation of Sabik, the allied coalition deployed various units to garrison the planet, units which included the Ninth Sword of Light and the Carnwath Militia. Colonel John Mather of the Carnwath Militia subsequently filed a report in early 3077 with Lyran intelligence alleging that the Ninth Sword of Light committed atrocities against the prisoner of war population.[59]

The earlier destruction of the HPG station made the news that a massive flu pandemic was sweeping across Sabik in January and February 3078 spread slowly, and more than 30,000 people died from the virus, for which no clear origin was determined.[82] It was later identified by local scientists that the flu-like pandemic was actually Downing-Poltur's Disease, a virulent and incurable form of viral encephalitis, a neurological disorder that attacked the logic centers of the brain and provoked violent activity before brain swelling killed those infected. Downing-Poltur's Disease was believed to have been extinct for centuries before it erupted in Mofestos, the only major city on Sabik.[80]

Sabik has absolutely no resources that cannot be exploited in other systems. In fact, it appears that the SLDF found the only real use for the world when it established the HTTC and SASTC.[citation needed]

Military Deployment[edit]







  • Eleventh Lyran Regulars[88]



Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (66 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Atria 6.4 Lone Star 10.4 Dromini 12.2 Ko 14.3
Skondia 19.2 Moore 19.6 Nai-Stohl 20.9 Lyons 21.1
Dyev 24.5 La Blon 24.8 Imbros 25.3 Alrakis 25.8
Nusakan 26.0 Lambrecht 26.1 Alkalurops 26.1 Kessel 26.6
Kaus Media 30.8 Chaville 31.7 Kaus Australis 32.1 Rocky 32.6
Alphecca 34.5 Balkan 34.5 Asta 35.7 Unukalhai 35.9
Yorii 36.2 Kuzuu 36.9 Pike 37.4 Ascella 37.8
Athenry 40.0 Konstance 40.0 Zebebelgenubi 40.7 Komephoros 41.0
Zollikofen 41.1 Menkent 42.7 Eltanin 43.6 Muphrid 44.4
Summer 44.4 Killbourn 44.6 Skye 44.7 Kaus Borealis 46.1
Galatea 47.1 Ryde 47.6 Kervil 48.1 Altair 48.4
Kimball 48.5 Syrma 48.7 Dieron 49.0 Marfik 49.3
Styx 49.8 Thorin 50.3 Vega 50.4 New Britain 52.0
Chara 53.3 Haddings 53.3 Tau Ceti 54.0 Lipton 54.9
Rigil Kentarus 55.4 Mizar 55.5 Alya 55.6 Kochab 55.8
New Wessex 56.3 Carnwath 56.4 Sol 58.5 Baxter 58.6
Telos 59.1 Saffel 59.2 Elix 60.0 Nirasaki 60.3


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