Shiro (system)

This article is about the planetary system. For other uses, see Shiro.

Shiro III
Shiro (system) 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-28.186 : -292.636[e]
Spectral classF5V[1]
Recharge time176 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)None[1]

The Shiro system is the location of at least one inhabited planet, Shiro III, and as of June 3152 was located in the Duchy of Andurien.[2]

System Description[edit]

Shiro is located near the Furud and Ullieri systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Shiro III[edit]

Shiro III
System positionThird[1]
Jump Point distance14.97 days[1]
Surface gravity1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature39°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water70%[1]
Highest native lifeReptile[1]
Landmasses1 (Miya)[1]
History and Culture
Population5,200,800,000 (3079)[1]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerBaron of Shiro III
HPG ClassB[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

During the founding of the Capellan Confederation, the nascent nation was under heavy pressure from the Federated Suns, who were contesting or occupying border worlds along the shared spinward border. The Free Worlds League capitalized on this; as Chancellor Franco Liao worked to unify the various nations of the Capellan Zone, Free Worlds League units occupied a number of worlds on the Confederation's anti-spinward border. The first to be occupied were Berenson and Zion; Shiro soon followed, along with other water-rich worlds such as Andurien and Hassad. While Franco initially traded worlds for time, all of the worlds occupied by the Free Worlds League during these first few years would be contested for more than a decade, changing hands between the League and the Confederation numerous times.[6]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3012, the Free Worlds League offensive that had taken Wallacia, Scarborough and Furud in the previous months was stopped with the Battle of Shiro III. Wolf's Dragoons performed with distinction and the accompanying Capellan forces destroyed the invading Marik forces. It was during the fighting on Shiro III, that the Dragoons' Zeta Battalion commander, Frank Wells, died. One Major Mary Terrell would assume command of Zeta. Also, Colonel Sarah Weisz, commander of Delta Regiment, would earn the nickname "The Ghost" for her hit-and-run tactics.[17]

Sometime after 3012, Marik forces would be successful in taking Shiro away from the Capellan Confederation.[18]

Dark Age[edit]

Pirates suspected of being CCAF units in disguise raided Shiro III in 3112, concentrating their efforts on the capital city, Shimagata, in an effort to draw the defenders of the nearby 'Mech factory away from their posts. The Shimagata militia repelled the pirates, in part due to the role played by a pair of the highly agile Stalking Spider II BattleMechs assigned to the militia; while the pirates were able to snatch some equipment from the factory, the militia salvaged enough matériel from fallen pirate units to recoup their own losses.[40]

In 3139 forces from the Free Worlds raided Shiro III, which was a member of the independent Duchy of Andurien. The target of the raid was the Grumman Amalgamated plant, and the defending Andurien forces quickly pressed Lamprey Transport Helicopters into service, first by using their SRM launchers to ignite fires to channel and slow the League forces, and then to deploy battle armor squads in the rear area of the League echelons. With the infantry deployed, the Lampreys then engaged the League BattleMech forces, forcing one 'Mech to retreat and destroying a second despite taking several direct hits from heavy weapons.[36]

Military Deployment[edit]





- The unit was deployed across Shiro III and Conquista and was at 95% of full strength.


Shiro has one landmass named Miya.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Columbia Isles: the rainy, coastal location of the planetary militia[1]
  • Shimgata: planetary capital[1]
  • Shimgata Mesa[46]
  • Timothy: a small town on the Shimata Mesa[46]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (55 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Furud 9.0 Ullieri 13.9 Konopiste 17.4 Dì-fang 19.2
Conquista 23.6 Scarborough 24.2 Karlstejn 24.4 Palladaine 25.5
Andurien 26.2 Wallacia 26.8 Dili 27.6 Kujari 27.7
Westerhand 28.1 Kupang 29.9 Aomen 31.9 Betelgeuse 36.7
Nukus 38.2 Altorra 38.6 Latice 38.8 Dalian 38.8
Mosiro 38.8 Lopez 39.0 Lurgatan 39.1 Ito 39.5
New Troy 40.0 Kalmar 40.6 Sigma Mare 41.2 Tengil 41.8
Cronulla 41.9 Borka 43.5 El Giza 44.7 Jungar Qi 45.0
Frondas 46.1 Fronde 46.7 Shiba 47.9 Iknogoro 49.4
Hudeiba 50.9 Rosendal 51.2 Dansur 51.9 Claxton 52.1
Goodna 52.4 Klayne 52.9 Kasdach 53.2 Sadurni 53.4
Xanthe 54.5 Wright 54.6 Kwamashu 54.7 Ryerson 55.4
Nam Dinh 56.4 Katla 57.7 Castrovia 57.9 Dicon 58.3
Deschenes 59.1 Java 59.5 Brest 59.9 Cursa 60.6


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