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System Information
X:Y Coordinates-2.016 : 1749.942[e]
Spectral classK8V[1]
Recharge time199 hours<[1]

System History[edit]

Shadow was part of the earliest colonization effort in the Kerensky Cluster.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Shadow I[edit]

Shadow I
System positionFirst
Jump Point distance62.07 days
Surface gravity0.7
Atmospheric pressureStandard (virally tainted)
Equatorial temperature35°C
Surface water40%
Highest native lifeReptiles
History and Culture
Population42,000,000 (3062)[8]

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According to an apocryphal source,[9] Shadow is a large moon orbiting a gas giant with such a high gravity that the libration point (Lagrange point) forms a stable "pirate point" a few hundred thousand kilometers from Shadow some three times per month, close enough even for aerospace fighters and small craft to make the trip. The system's sun is only a slightly larger star in Shadow's dark sky which is dominated by the gas giant. The world is in twilight most of the time, with no discernible day-night-cycle but strong polar lights, and has surface temperatures between –80° and –160° Celsius. The same source also cited a surface gravity of almost 0.9g.

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Planetary History[edit]

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As of 3053, Shadow was apocryphally noted[9] to have previously been a Clan Smoke Jaguar holding, but large areas had been ceded to the other invading Clans as a jump-off world on the way to the Inner Sphere with the provision that large-scale live-fire exercises could be carried out there before troops embarked on the year-long journey.

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The world is reportedly completely controlled by factionalist Clan Fire Mandrill as of 3062, and noted as their capital world.[10]

In 3002, Clan Fire Mandrill traded the design of their Viper OmniMech and control of the manufacturing facility Upsilon Plant 2J to Clan Ghost Bear in exchange for several production runs of the Executioner OmniMech, in part because of the ongoing problems they were suffering with the OmniPod technology on the Viper. The Ghost Bears were unwilling to maintain a single small enclave on Shadow, surrounded by warring Kindraa, and chose to dismantle the plant and move it to their holdings on Strana Mechty.[11]

The planet was historically a Clan Fire Mandrill holding. When Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline-Sainze was marked to be Reaved, Clan Coyote took it in 3072 during what was identified as the Battle of Shadow.[12]

Military Deployment[edit]


Manufacturing Center[edit]

The Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga enclave produces the Salamander at one its manufacturing centers.[15]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]


Distance between worlds was measured using "Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster (2821)" shown in Historical: Operation Klondike. This map presented a light-year scale measurement. These are proximate distances.[20]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (9 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lum 11.2 Brim 29.2 Gatekeeper 35.9 Strana Mechty 38.7
Ironhold 48.5 Foster 49.1 Huntress 51.8 Delios 56.9
Priori 58.2 Albion 64.0 Marshall 74.9 Atreus 75.5
York 89.4 Kirin 90.0 Zara 91.0 Hellgate 102.5
Tamaron 107.1 Grant's Station 107.2 Tathis 107.3 Tokasha 112.2


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 236
  2. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 79
  3. Clan Homeworlds 3052 Poster (Kickstarter)
  4. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114: Political Balance Table
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 39
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 38
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248
  8. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 113: Clan-Space Worlds Table
  9. 9.0 9.1 Katze unter Bären, p. 81
  10. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 78: "Fire Mandrill Demographics": Shadow shown at 100% controlled by Fire Mandrills and is the Clan's capital world
  11. 11.0 11.1 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 28: "Dragonfly"
  12. The Wars of Reaving
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 148: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  15. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 46–47: "Salamander": Fluff includes its being manufactured on Shadow. No specific name of complex given
  16. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 140: "Mandrill": BattleMech produced at Kindraa Sainze in limited numbers
  17. Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 144, 166: "Predator tells story of old manufacturing plant being reconditioned on Shadow to increase production of Predator and reintroducing the Clan unifying totem 'Mech, the Mandrill"
  18. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 164: "Triton ProtoMech Profile"
  19. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 38: "Spartan C"
  20. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 135: Brim measurements between existing colonized worlds