Shensi 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates53.764 : -92.524[e]
Spectral classF6V[1]

System Description[edit]

Shensi is located near the Styk and Pleione systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Shensi IV[edit]

Shensi IV
System positionFourth[1]
Jump Point distance14 days[1]
Moons1 (Kung Pow)[1]
Surface gravity1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature30°C[1]
Surface water59%[1]
Highest native lifeAmphibians[1]
Landmasses3 (Klondike, Mogot, Kungara)[1]
History and Culture
Population1,654,799,000 (3130)[1][34]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Marjori Tarr (3130)[1][34]

Planetary History[edit]


Shensi was colonized during Terra's Exodus, where people from northern Chinese, Siberian Russia, and people from northwestern North America settled the world due to large swaths of forests. The settlers took pains when they arrived to avoid damaging the forests of the planet when they started to build their settlements. The Russian settlers were drawn to the planet's colder climates and settled in the mountainous areas of the continent of Mogot. There they began to mine the mountains for their rich resources of titanium, uranium and iron.

The planetary capital was established on the temperate continent of Klondike, in the city of Whitehorse.[1]

Under the administration of the Capellan Confederation[edit]

When the Capellan Confederation formed, the planet was annexed. It was brought into the Confederation as a means to add its agricultural and mineral strengths to the newly formed nation. Over the course of time, the planet was seen as very valuable, and the CCAF placed a number of strategic supplies in a series of caches.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

Shensi was one of a number of worlds to be hit by elements of an elite Free Worlds League Military strike force codenamed "Red Rover" between 2901 and 2910. Red Rover contained units from both the Defenders of Andurien and the Orloff Grenadiers and launched a series of raids targeting key Capellan Confederation Armed Forces supply depots, although the strong reserve forces established by Chancellor Otto Liao stopped the FWLM forces from remaining on any of the Capellan worlds.[35]

Regimental sized elements of Wolf's Dragoons raided Shensi in 3008.[14]

Fourth Succession War and FedCom[edit]

In 3028, the First Davion Guards RCT landed on Shensi as part of the first wave of the Fourth Succession War. Only defended by a poorly armed Home Guard Militia, the Militia commander employed desperate tactics to try and overturn the elite Federated Suns troops. The Guards overwhelmed the militia force, leaving a detachment of Armor and infantry battalions to garrison the planet.[36]

Operation GUERRERO and Return to Liao Rule[edit]

In 3057, the Confederation and Free Worlds League conducted joint invasion of the Sarna March of the Federated Commonwealth. Shensi was one of the first worlds to be recovered from Davion rule and placed in the Liao Commonality.[37] Once in Confederation hands, the natives revealed they had kept the secret of the CCAF's supply caches intact, however one had been discovered by pirates during FedCom rule.[1]

Jihad and Republic Era[edit]

The Word of Blake gambit to take over the central worlds of the Inner Sphere. Shensi was spared the onslaught of the fighting and remained firmly in Liao hands.[38] In early February 3079 Melissa Allard-Liao gave a speech to a crowd of several thousand on behalf of the Renascent Hegemony political movement. The speech took place in the People's Garden Amphitheater in the capital of Whitehorse and argued in favor of supporting the creation of a new Terran Hegemony from the remains of the Word of Blake Protectorate. Melissa's speech was one of twenty given in short order across former Word of Blake Protectorate worlds—eight of which were former Capellan Confederation worlds—and prompted an angry response from Capellan nationalists.[39]

After the signing of the Treaty of Tikonov, that the planet became part of the Republic of the Sphere.[citation needed]

HPG Blackout and Independence[edit]

In August 3132, Shensi and the rest of the Inner Sphere lost communication with rest of HPG grid. Plunged into a communication blackout, the planetary government stayed strong. By 3134, House Liao made gambit to again retake worlds lost to Republic of the Sphere. In November, Shensi was attacked by aerospace fighters, the raid damaging significant power grid locations and other important locations on planet. At the time, the government was neutral, but was friendly to House Liao. However, the attack prompted the government to sign a treaty with the pro-Davion military splinter group, Swordsworn in mutual defense pact to defend again Liao Incursion.[40]

After the Exarch Levin's announcement of end of the Republic of the Sphere, Shensi became an independent world despite the Liao's incursion as of 3135.[41]

Military Deployment[edit]




Shensi is an Earth-like world, which is most notable for its extensive forestry and mineral reserves. It has three continents (Klondike, Mogot, and Kungara), which are extensively forested.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Klondike: largest of the planet's continents, extending from the equator into the far north; it has a wide range of temperatures and is home to the planet's capital[1]
    • Whitehorse: planetary capital, located in center of the continent of Klondike[1]
      • Chung Military Airfield[44]
      • High Bluff: an affluent area of the city[45]
  • Kungara: the planet's agricultural center, where its broad plains have enough open land to support the planet's population[1]
  • Mogot: cold and mountainous regions of the planet; here in these reaches is found the planet's most accessible mineral wealth[1]


Shensi's moon may be misspelled. In the novel Fortress of Lies, which featured the world, the planet's moon was named Kung Pao.[46] WizKids' planet profile included the name of the moon, but spelled it Kung Pow.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (74 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Styk 12.7 Pleione 13.1 Poznan 14.3 St. Andre 14.4
Tsitsang 16.2 New Aragon 16.4 Gan Singh 17.7 Hunan 17.8
Sichuan 24.1 Halloran 24.6 Ningpo 25.8 Manennaia 26.3
Algol 27.1 Wei 28.5 Buchlau 28.8 Second Try 30.3
Cynthiana 30.9 Conwy 31.9 Shipka 32.0 Palos 32.3
Bhaktapur 32.5 Algot 33.5 Snailzar 33.9 Foochow 35.5
Kansu 35.6 Genoa 35.9 Zaurak 36.1 Menkar 37.0
New Athens 37.9 New Macao 38.1 Zion 39.6 Aldebaran 40.4
Slocum 40.5 Achilles 40.6 Azha 41.0 Arboris 42.4
Menkib 42.4 Yunnah 43.6 Suzano 43.6 Demeter 44.2
Foot Fall 44.4 Zurich 44.7 Tianamon 45.8 New Hessen 46.6
Jonathan 46.8 Mandate 48.3 Elnath 49.4 Asuncion 49.4
New Canton 49.5 Sakhalin 49.8 Matsu 50.1 Ulan Bator 50.2
Hamal 50.3 Kyrkbacken 50.4 Bharat 51.1 Bex 51.2
Nanking 51.2 Alrescha 53.0 Yangtze 53.2 Bell 53.3
Highspire 53.6 Corey 54.4 Saiph 54.9 Belluevue 55.3
Acamar 55.8 Almach 56.3 Woodstock 56.6 Menkalinan 58.1
Ashkum 58.8 Tall Trees 58.9 Nopah 59.0 Ventabren 59.1
Ilmachna 59.3 Quemoy 59.7 Valexa 60.3 Hsien 61.4


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