Schedar 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates117.863 : -21.246[e]
Spectral classG2III[1]

System Description[edit]

Schedar is located near the Mirach and Caselton systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Schedar II[edit]

Schedar II
System positionSecond[1]
Jump Point distance9 days[1]
Moons1 (Mali)[1]
Surface gravity1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature27°C[1]
Surface water20%[1]
Highest native lifeReptiles[1]
History and Culture
Population55,000,000 (3130)[1][65]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Gerry Janetzke (3130)[66]

The surface of Schedar II is cluttered with naturally occurring semiconductor-grade minerals. In the days of the First Star League, The Federated Suns invited the Terran Hegemony to jointly administer Schedar, partly to discourage encroachment by the Draconis Combine, but also to attract new investment. Chief among Hegemony-based investors was Rander Communications Equipment, Inc. The Rander family even managed to get the Hegemony to begin terraforming efforts. This was important because Schedar's lower atmosphere carries a fine mineral dust that can easily damage human lungs. However, terraforming was abandoned with the fall of the Star League. As a result, the population still must carry filter masks and other breathing equipment as matter of survival.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

Schedar served as a supply world for the SLDF's Second Army, particularly IX Corps. In addition, the Ninth Corps also used Schedar as its homeworld.[67]

The first Star League was in the middle of terraforming Schedar to remove the mineral dust when Stefan Amaris attacked. The Amaris Civil War obviously put a stop to the terraforming efforts, but the semiconductor industry lived on. Fortunately, the Rander family of the Hegemony had founded Rander Communications Equipment Incorporated, a company that produced military targeting and tracking systems, communications equipment, and electronic countermeasures equipment. A smaller division also produced consumer electronics on the planet's surface, but the majority of the factories for military production were located underground to avoid the worst of the environmental hazards.[1]

In 2783, the Federated Suns annexed Schedar.[15]

First Succession War[edit]

In February 2788, First Prince John Davion launched Operation SOLAR SHIELD, a desperate plan to try and disrupt the invasion of the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787. Prince John had been preparing to invade the Capellan Confederation when news of the Combine invasion reached him, and the forces he drew together for SOLAR SHIELD were based on those three 'Mech regiments nearby earmarked for the abortive invasion of the Confederation plus some six assorted regiments of armor and infantry provided by regional militias within the Marlette Combat Region. Prince John divided his forces into three groups and launched strikes at three occupied worlds on the Terran flank of the invasion, hoping to disrupt the thrust being led personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita.[18][68]

SOLAR SHIELD proved to be flawed from the outset; the units assembled lacked time to train together, Prince John's forces were limited in number, and he had only a handful of WarShips available to use to escort his forces. Senior officers advised against the operation, but Prince John felt that speed was of the essence, and ordered that the operation go ahead. Schedar was one of the worlds targeted by SOLAR SHIELD, and in May 2788 the Twenty-eighth Avalon Hussars jumped into the system, accompanied by supporting conventional forces and escorted by the Vincent-class corvette FSS Robespierre and the Carrack-class transport FSS Liverpool. With complete aerospace superiority in the system and ample warning of the Hussars' arrival, the DCMS forces in the system were well-prepared to resist the attack, and able to call on WarShip support to boost their defenses. While the Vincent-class corvette DCS Kaiten tied up the Robespierre, the Lola I-class destroyers DCS Minekaze and DCS Shiokaze ignored the Liverpool and attacked the Hussars transports, destroying them one at a time; while a swarm of aerospace fighters destroyed the Liverpool, the two Lolas destroyed so many of the Hussars transports that just two companies of Hussars managed to reach the ground, where the DCMS troops were dug-in and waiting. Combined with heavy defeats on Cartago and Elbar as well, SOLAR SHIELD was an abject failure that cost the AFFS men and resources it couldn't afford to lose.[18][68]


During the Jihad, Schedar's population hid out in cave systems, only leaving after the worst of the fighting was over.[1] The Word of Blake successfully conquered Schedar in September 3069 and incorporated it into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[54] AFFS forces landed on Schedar as well as the nearby worlds of Caselton and Mirach on the 2nd of December 3076 and attempted to liberate the world. The AFFS forces were unsupported by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone, and the assaults were quickly slowed by the defending forces; it was reported that the assault was planned and launched by rogue elements within the AFFS command, explaining the lack of support from the coalition.[56][57] It was noted at the time that the battle for Schedar was particularly brutal; the mercenary unit Wilson's Hussars were wiped out completely attempting to blunt the advance of Word of Blake troops counterattacking the AFFS forces, although the sacrifice made by the Hussars gave the Second Federated Suns Armored Cavalry the opportunity needed to regroup and force the Blakists back.[69]

Dark Age[edit]

In June of 3085, Lamenkov's Liability would be dispatched to the world of Schedar, where it was ordered to put down a well-armed but minor insurgency. The Lance operated out of the Rander Communications Equipment facility, which would serve as their base of operations. On the second day of their mission, the Liability engaged a Trebuchet attacking a mining complex in the Luyten's Pan area. However, the situation turn out that insurgent group, the Schedar Enlightenment and Liberation Force (SELF), had prepared an ambush. SELF's force consisting of several 'Mechs and a mix of combat vehicles attacked the unsuspecting Republican lance. Lt. Lamenkov would order her force in fighting withdrawal but not before receiving considerable damage while they were trying to elude their pursuers. Once they had returned to base, they soon learned that SELF had Schedar's HPG compound blockaded.[70]

Planetary Governor Hamilton Rander provided little support during the crisis, as the planetary economy would become erratic from the interdiction of its HPG complex. Rander would offer little aid, including resources from Schedar's weakened Militia.[71]

After a month of fighting, the Lamenkov's Liability would conduct series of skirmishes to attempt to weaken SELF' assets and try to find its base of operation. Despite being cut off from the HPG and potential reinforcements from the Republic the Liability used innovation to get by. The unit received little help from Governor Rander, who had been exploiting the situation for political gain. The Liability would finally spot the insurgency's base in a cave system outside of the Sino Forest. SELF's surviving engages the Liability in the heavily wooded area. The Liability's skills prevailed and decimated SELF's military assets to the point that the organization had to cease their insurgency on Schedar.[72]

During the late Dark Age, there was a raid by Kal Radick's Steel Wolves to capture Rander Communication Equipment that led to a fight with defending forces from Bannson's Raiders.[66]

Military Deployment[edit]


Schedar is a cool, desert world with many small salt lakes dotting the surface.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Jacksonville: planetary capital[1][82]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 60 systems (58 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Mirach 10.7 Caselton 11.7 Elbar 15.9 New Rhodes 16.4
Edwards 18.1 Sonnia 21.5 Waycross 23.3 Rio 23.7
Cartago 24.6 Tikonov 25.8 Mallory's World 27.9 Tybalt 27.9
New Florence 28.9 Ronel 29.0 Logandale 29.3 Mara 30.2
Kentares 32.5 Mira 34.0 Angol 34.8 Mesartim 36.6
Tallassee 38.3 Goderich 38.8 Tawas 39.0 Ozawa 40.9
Alpha Eridani 42.1 Tedibyhr 42.7 Johnsondale 43.0 Marlette 43.5
Alrescha 43.6 Hean 43.7 Almach 43.8 Tigress 44.0
Galatia 44.7 Ankaa 44.8 David 46.2 Avawatz 47.8
Cylene 47.8 Sanilac 47.9 Yangtze 48.1 Markab 48.4
New Hessen 49.3 Chesterton 49.8 Addicks 50.8 Olancha 51.5
Basalt 52.3 Raman 53.3 Ulan Batar 53.9 Deneb Kaitos 53.9
Skat 54.0 Demeter 55.1 Fellanin 55.9 Barstow 56.3
Listowel 56.4 Towne 56.7 Alnadal 57.2 Hamal 57.5
Murchison 59.6 Okaya 60.0 Ruchbah 60.5 Wroxeter 61.5


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