Strana Mechty

Norfolk Boneyard and Exodus Fleet Station Five redirect here.
Strana Mechty
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Strana Mechty nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates32.3 : 1767.809[e]
Star names1 (Rodina)[1]
Spectral classG3VI[1][2]
Recharge time184 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Zenith (Unity station)[1]

System Description[edit]

Strana Mechty is located near the Huntress and Ironhold systems. There are 327 stars within thirty light years of Strana Mechty.[3]

Exodus Fleet Station Five aka the Norfolk Boneyard is located within the Strana Mechty system.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Strana Mechty IV[edit]

Strana Mechty IV
Strana Mechty Planetary Map.jpg
System positionFourth[2]
Jump Point distance8.53[1]
Moons2 (Petrograd, Magadan)
Surface gravity1.1[1][2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature25°C[1][2]
Surface water70%[1][2]
Highest native lifeMammal[2]
Landmasses4 (Kerensky Prime, Cameron, McKenna, Novy Terra)[1]
History and Culture
Population136,000,000 (3062)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
CapitalKatyusha City

Strana Mechty is a planet in the Kerensky Cluster. Its name is Russian for "Dream Country" (Страна Мечты). It is considered an almost sacred world to the Clans. It was the site where Nicholas Kerensky and his band of 800 others managed to escape, fleeing the chaos of the Pentagon Worlds, which the Exodus Fleet first settled. Nicholas Kerensky founded the rigid social structure of the Clans on Strana Mechty and the world can be seen as the birthplace of the Clans. The world has an enclave for each Clan and the Hall of Khans, a place where the different Clans can meet to debate issues and appoint an ilKhan. The Hall of Khans is surrounded by individual Clan Halls. Strana Mechty also contains a Gene Center that contains the genetic material of every Clan's Bloodnamed warriors as a backup in case a Clan's Gene Center is destroyed.[2]

Planet History[edit]

The planet was surveyed in 2792,[7][8] colonized in 2793,[6] and was prospering by 2795.[8] By the outbreak of the Pentagon Civil War in 2801, it had become a thriving colony world capable of sustaining several adapted Terran species which would become Clan totems.[5]

On 8 June 2802, the Second Exodus began landing on Strana Mechty. Almost overnight, Strana Mechty's population went from 55,000[1] to about a million. Work began on Katyusha City, named for the late Katyusha Kerensky.[9] The city was shaped like a giant five-point star, which eventually became home to one of the five castes. A new military academy, officially the Katyusha City Military Academy but often called the DeChavilier Military Academy, was formed, and scientific and exploration work began anew.[10]

Cultural changes were not always well-received, such as the fostering system.[11] The immense pressures placed on the industrial infrastructure led to many difficulties and tragedies before reforms could eventually be fully enacted.[12] Incentives were offered to those who took part in arranged reproduction, and the birthrate climbed significantly.[13] The final break with the old ways came in late December 2814, when an assassin wounded Nicholas Kerensky and wounded and killed others during a parade through Katyusha. After that, supporting the Kerensky vision was the only socially acceptable option.[14]

On 20 March 2821, the Clans gathered on Strana Mechty for the final time before Operation KLONDIKE.[15]

Military Deployment[edit]



Clan Cloud Cobra
Clan Coyote
Clan Diamond Shark
Clan Snow Raven
Clan Clan Steel Viper
Clan Blood Spirit
Clan Hell's Horses
Clan Ghost Bear
Clan Goliath Scorpion



Strana Mechty has four continents named Cameron, Kerensky Prime, McKenna, and Novy Terra.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bearcat: a city built by Clan Wolverine[29]
  • Cameron: a continent[1]
  • Forest of Gunsburg[30]
  • Katyusha City: the largest city in Clan space
    • Hall of Khans[1]
    • Inner Sphere Embassy: temporarily "built" after the Annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar[31]
    • Master Genetics Repository[1]
    • Svobodya Zemylya Park: location of the Hall of Khans[1]
  • Kerensky Prime: a continent[1]
  • Mars Field Proving Ground: site of the Trial of Refusal Clan Wolf conducted to halt Operation REVIVAL in 3048[32]
  • McKenna: a continent[1]
  • Minsk Mountains[33]
  • Newark Swamp: a swampland north of Bearcat[29]
  • Novy Terra: a continent[1]
  • Roth Plains[34]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Norfolk Boneyard[edit]

The Norfolk Boneyard, also referred to as Exodus Fleet Station Five, is one of the locations where the Clans store their mothballed spacecraft. It is located within the Strana Mechty systemy.[4]

In October 2823, Clan Wolverine saKhan Franklin Hallis raided Norfolk Boneyard and San Diego Boneyard to bolster the Clan's space forces before the start of Operation SWITCHBACK.

On 22 December 2824, the shuttle Shelby Foote carried a team including one Point Commander Darrow and technician Gaunt of Clan Ice Hellion to the Norfolk Boneyard on orders from the Grand Council to insert a virus to the navigation computers of all remaining jump-capable vessels there, to purge all copies of the Exodus Road of information on certain star systems including Barbados. The Aegis-class General Stuart was named as the third ship they visited, with "at least a dozen to go" (even after Clan Wolverine had broken several ships out of mothballs there).[4]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (10 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Huntress 19.6 Ironhold 26.7 Lum 28.3 Foster 36.6
Marshall 36.8 Shadow 38.7 Priori 49.2 Atreus 51.8
Gatekeeper 56.1 Brim 56.8 Delios 61.5 Tathis 69.2
Hellgate 75.9 Tokasha 85.4 Albion 86.0 Kirin 89.2
New Kent 90.1 Tranquil 93.0 Glory 95.3 Tamaron 95.6


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