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Saffel nearby systems (3151)
Saffel nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 25.586 : 11.846[e]
Spectral class K3VI[1]
Planets 6[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 3[1]
Jump point
5 days[1]
Moons 1 (Promina)[1]
Surface gravity 0.77[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 22°C[1]
Surface water 53%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Preston Ulganoff (Governor)[1]
Evander Yassir (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Iwanji[1]
Population 1,289,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Early History[edit]

Saffel is a cold world. When first discovered by humanity, the world had just entered an ice age. The first colonists landed on the northern continent, which they named Dovejin, and planned to mine the mineral resources that were locked away under the glaciers. Before they could do so, the Outer Reaches Rebellion occurred, and Saffel was left to its own devices. With no support from the core worlds near Terra and ill-equipped to deal with the arctic temperatures, many of the first wave of colonists died in Saffel's harsh winter. Those who survived did so by moving to the equatorial region, where it was (relatively) warmer. Able to scratch out a meager existence, the survivors began forming new smaller towns and cities.[1]

After a century of isolation, a second wave of colonists arrived from the Terran Hegemony. This second wave of colonists landed and claimed the polar cities that had been abandoned by the first colonists. The newly arrived colonists found themselves at odds with the survivors of the first wave, who resented the "intrusion." Tensions ran so high that a small brushfire war broke out between the two groups before the Terran Hegemony could negotiate a truce. Eventually the two groups joined forces, and by the time of the Star League, Saffel was a major exporter of valuable metals and one of the worlds that made up the Lone Star Province of the Hegemony. The other major draw to the world was the Saffel Medical Institute. The information and work done at this institute made Saffel an exporter of medical equipment as well.[1][8]

First Succession War[edit]

After the fall of the Star League, the Federated Suns took control of the world. The AFFS used Saffel as a staging area for an assault into the Draconis Combine. In April 2787 the Combine retaliated and tried to take the world, but the Sixth Benjamin Regulars soon discovered that the Twenty-first Rim Worlds Regiment - a former Rim Worlds Army and Amaris Empire Armed Forces regiment that had become a part of the Blue Star Irregulars mercenary unit - were active on Saffel. The Twenty-first was evidently attempting to secure a cache left behind by the Amaris Empire, and Warlord Jinjiro Kurita - son of the Coordinator had issued very specific instructions to his forces along the border with the Federated Suns and conducting operations inside the former Terran Hegemony; any encounters with the AFFS, mercenaries in AFFS employ or possible allies of the Federated Suns were to be met with the minimum necessary force, so as to preserve the illusion that the Combine was focussed on operations against the Lyran Commonwealth, while Jinjiro massed forces for an imminent invasion of the Federated Suns.[13]

The orders were galling to Tai-sa Shiro Knutesson, as it meant that the Sixth had to deliberately lose to the mercenaries, a particularly bitter pill given that the Regulars regarded the mercenaries as honorless dregs from the fallen Republic, but Jinjiro's orders left no room for misinterpretation. Knutesson acted accordingly, ordering his forces to disperse across multiple settlements, to give ground easily and to feign weakness and incompetence. Reminders of the consequences of Jinjiro's presence kept his command in line, and after ten days the Regulars retreated from Saffel, just days ahead of the launch of the Combine invasion of the Federated Suns.[13]

War of '39[edit]

Over the centuries of the Succession Wars, Saffel was frequently used as a staging area and invasion corridor, but the Federated Suns usually kept control of the world. In the War of 3039, however, when the Draconis Combine finally seized the world.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake used a mixture of their own forces and hired mercenaries to assault and conquer Saffel during the first half of March 3069, incorporating the world forcibly into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[50]

Saffel was evidently liberated by the end of 3077 by allied coalition forces, as the administration of the HPG facility on Saffel had reverted to ComStar by the end of November. However, in early December a press notice was issued by ComStar to other nearby ComStar facilities indicating that the Saffel HPG had been taken offline due to unspecified local technical difficulties.[60]

Military Deployment[edit]






  • Saffel Protectorate Militia[60]


Saffels has three continents, Awonera, Dowejin and Sophrati, the capital city is Iwanji. It can be found on Dovejin's southern coast.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Iwanji is the capital city, and it can be found on Dovejin's southern coast.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 84 systems (82 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Fomalhaut 8.0 Nirasaki 11.6 Styx 13.7 Dieron 13.7
Altair 16.9 Northwind 17.0 Lockdale 17.4 Caph 17.7
New Stevens 18.2 Quentin 20.4 Athenry 20.7 Deneb Algedi 21.0
New Britain 23.6 Asta 25.5 Epsilon Indi 27.6 Pike 27.9
Bryant 28.0 Sol 28.2 Errai 28.2 Rigil Kentarus 29.9
New Home 30.7 Killbourn 30.7 Nashira 31.0 Keid 31.4
Helen 31.9 Small World 32.2 Telos 33.8 Epsilon Eridani 33.9
Sirius 34.4 Yorii 34.9 Dyev 35.1 Kervil 35.2
Imbros 35.5 Chaville 36.0 Sheratan 36.7 Pokhara 37.1
Procyon 38.2 Ingress 38.8 Tau Ceti 39.0 Al Na'ir 39.6
Fletcher 41.3 Towne 43.9 Rocky 44.2 Carver 45.0
Terra Firma 45.6 Brownsville 45.8 Deneb Kaitos 46.3 Ruchbah 47.0
Lambrecht 47.3 Addicks 47.5 Lone Star 49.0 Thorin 49.3
Murchison 49.8 Kawich 50.0 Woodstock 52.0 Acamar 52.3
Miyazaki 52.5 Biham 52.5 Xi Ursae Majoris 52.6 Muphrid 53.1
Ankaa 53.5 Graham 53.9 Ko 54.2 Outreach 54.7
Kuzuu 54.8 Zollikofen 55.1 Chara 55.1 Nopah 55.4
Ancha 55.5 Lyons 55.5 Hean 55.7 Moore 55.9
Capolla 56.1 Hechnar 56.9 Basalt 57.6 Atria 57.6
Bex 58.3 Zavijava 58.7 Sabik 59.2 Agador 59.5
Lipton 59.7 Ozawa 59.9 Sadachbia 60.0 Oliver 60.4


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