Sakhalin (CC)

This article is about the Capellan Confederation planetary system. For the Lyran Commonwealth system, see Sakhalin (LC).

Sakhalin (CC) 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates61.773 : -141.685[e]
Spectral classK2II[1]
Recharge time196 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Nadir, Zenith[1]

The Sakhalin system was home to at least one habitable world, Sakhalin V, and as of 3151 was a part of the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Sakhalin system is located near the Kaifeng and New Athens systems[5] and has a class K2II primary. During the thirty-second century recharge stations were in place at the system jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Sakhalin system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Sakhalin V[edit]

Also known asSakhalin V
System positionFifth[1]
Jump Point distance4.85 days[1]
Moons3 (Lopatina, Nogliki, Okhotsk)[1]
Surface gravity1.02[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature13°C (Boreal)[1]
Surface water43%[1]
Highest native lifeMammals[1]
History and Culture
Population85,020,000 (3111)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Lerato Nazarov (3111)[1]
HPG ClassA[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Despite ComStar placing the Federated Suns under a communications interdiction after the invasion of Sarna in mid-3029, the Capellan Operations Command of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns received enough positive reports from the fifth wave of Operation RAT to launch the sixth wave in the second week of August 3029. The decision to launch wave six was in part driven by contact from planetary governments in the unconquered region of the Sarna Commonality, indicating that the perceived threat of being annexed by the Free Worlds League was prompting a groundswell of opinion among those governments that being absorbed by the Federated Suns was a preferable alternative to being conquered by House Marik. The countless raids and invasions by the Free Worlds League Military over the centuries had embedded an intense hatred of House Marik among the planetary populations within the region, and confidence in the Capellan Confederation's ability to defend them was falling.[20]

The Fifth Crucis Lancers Regimental Combat Team was assigned to capture Sakhalin as a part of wave six, and were under the impression that the only garrison on the planet was the planetary militia. The initial landing parties from the Fifth were stunned when they came under attack from the First Battalion of Kamakura's Hussars; the Hussars lived up to their reputation for a lack of battlefield discipline by launching a rash, almost suicidal attack against the Fifth's drop zones. Breaking into lances and dispersing when they met heavy resistance, the Hussars were able to inflict damage and retreat while the bemused Lancers concentrated on securing their drop zones. The Hussars then fought for three weeks before enough damage was inflicted on them to convince them to abandon their hit-and-run attacks and abandon Sakhalin.[21]

Operation GUERRERO, Xin Sheng and the Jihad[edit]

After a generation of House Steiner-Davion's rule, Sakhalin found itself freed from the Federated Commonwealth in 3057 when Operation GUERRERO resulted in the Sarna March dissolving into the Chaos March. After the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces' attempt to retake Sarna failed, that world swiftly annexed Sakhalin for its mineral resources. Together with agricultural Kaifeng, the three worlds made up the reborn Sarna Supremacy.[36]

A year later, raiders from Menkib hit Sakhalin in July to create a diversion while Warrior House Hiritsu infiltrated and subdued Kaifeng.[37] The fall of Kaifeng to Capellan troops left Sakhalin without its primary food source and vulnerable to Capellan influence.[38]

Over the following years the resulting food shortages and rationing of exports to Sakhalin were leveraged by the Capellan government to wean that world back into the Confederation. In 3062 it and Sarna became a Capellan protectorate; in 3066, Sakhalin was absorbed as a full-fledged Confederation world.[39]

Throughout the Word of Blake, Jihad Sakhalin remained unscathed.[40]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the post-Jihad years, Sakhalin provided a base for Capellan-backed piracy against the Republic of the Sphere after the failure of Operation GOLDEN FORTRESS. By the time the Capellan Crusades broke out, it had become a key border world.[40]

During that war, Kai Allard-Liao landed on 14 January 3113 with the remnants of the Fifth Hastati Sentinels and engaged the Red Lancers and Death Commandos at Bedlam's Barrow. There, the legendary MechWarrior met his end, falling to a stray missile. Only the timely intervention of Stone's Lament saved the remaining Republic troops.[41]

In 3133,[42] the local militia fended off a raid by the pirate band Liliana's Latrones.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry[44]



  • Kamakura's Hussars (First Battalion) (until October)[21]



- At this time, the Seventh was at 80% of full strength, with 75% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.



What little is known about Sakhalin describes it as a frozen waste where crops can only be grown in expensive greenhouse environments; the population is concentrated in mining settlements along the equator that depend on food imports from elsewhere.[48]


The system's name is alternately spelled Sachalin (especially in German sources), probably to differentiate it from the Lyran Commonwealth world that also bears the name Sakhalin. For that world, see Sakhalin (LC).

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
New Athens 11.9 Kaifeng 14.6 Sarna 14.8 Matsu 17.4
Menkib 18.7 Achilles 19.4 Quemoy 19.9 Palos 20.3
Zaurak 21.4 Wei 22.6 Sarmaxa 23.3 Truth 24.2
Heligoland 24.5 New Macao 24.9 Ulan Bator 26.0 Bora 28.1
Mandate 30.8 Ilmar 31.6 Minnacora 32.8 Randar 34.1
Tsingtao 34.3 Tsitsang 34.5 Remshield 35.7 Shipka 36.0
No Return 36.1 Yunnah 37.6 Second Try 37.7 Lhasa 38.0
Capella 38.6 New Sagan 40.3 Corey 40.7 St. Andre 41.2
Sichuan 42.4 Raballa 43.2 Highspire 44.6 Kek 44.8
Elnath 45.5 Foot Fall 45.7 Aer 46.4 Ares 46.6
Hunan 46.7 Relevow 47.4 Moravian 48.2 Styk 48.4
Shensi 49.8 Geifer 50.7 Aosia 50.9 Phact 51.0
Capricorn 51.6 Foochow 51.9 Aldertaine 52.2 Chamdo 52.5
Chitwan 52.9 Bell 53.0 Suzano 53.7 New Aragon 54.1
Plataea 54.8 Cammal 54.8 Lee 55.4 Wazan 55.8
Lesalles 56.9 Staffin 57.1 Snailzar 57.3 Vintru 57.4
Menkar 57.4 Gei-Fu 57.5 Undra 57.8 Old Kentucky 59.7


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