Strana Mechty

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Strana Mechty
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Strana Mechty nearby systems (3151)
Strana Mechty nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 32.3 : 1767.809[e]
Star names 1 (Rodina)[1]
Spectral class G3VI[2][1]
Recharge time 184 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Unity Station (zenith)[1]
Planets 7[2][1]

System Description[edit]

System History[edit]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Strana Mechty IV[edit]

Strana Mechty IV
Planetary map of Strana Mechty
Planetary map of Strana Mechty
System position 4th[2]
Jump point
Moons 2 (Petrograd, Magadan)
Surface gravity 1.1 G[2][1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2][1]
Equatorial temperature 25°C[2][1]
Surface water 70%[2][1]
Highest native life Mammal[2]
Capital Katyusha City
Population 136,000,000[2]

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,[4][5] colonized in 2793,[6] and was prospering by 2795.[5] 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.[3]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Cultural changes were not always well-received, such as the fostering system.[9] The immense pressures placed on the industrial infrastructure led to many difficulties and tragedies before reforms could eventually be fully enacted.[10] Incentives were offered to those who took part in arranged reproduction, and the birthrate climbed significantly.[11] 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.[12]

On 20 March 2821, the Clans gathered on Strana Mechty for the final time before Operation KLONDIKE.[13]

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



Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bearcat: A city built by Clan Wolverine.[27]
  • Cameron: Continent[1]
  • Forest of Gunsburg:[28]
  • Katyusha City: the largest city in Clan space.
    • Hall of Khans[1]
    • Inner Sphere Embassy: Temporarily "built" after the Annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar[29]
    • Master Genetics Repository[1]
    • Svobodya Zemylya Park: location of the Hall of Khans.[1]
  • Kerensky Prime: Continent[1]
  • McKenna: Continent[1]
  • Minsk Mountains[30]
  • Newark Swamp: A swampland north of Bearcat.[27]
  • Novy Terra: Continent[1]
  • Roth Plains:[31]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Local Fauna[edit]

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


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 139
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 110: "Planet Information"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 4: "Strana Mechty"
  4. Visions of Rebirth, Prologue
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 19
  6. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 102
  7. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 24
  8. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 25
  9. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 27
  10. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 28
  11. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 29
  12. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 30
  13. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 33
  14. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 149: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  16. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 153: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  17. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 155: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 157: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  19. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 158: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 161: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162
  22. 22.0 22.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  24. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 148: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  25. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164
  26. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 72–73
  27. 27.0 27.1 Betrayal of Ideals, ch. 3
  28. Betrayal of Ideals, ch. 5
  29. MechWarrior's Guide to the Clans, p. 104: "Vendettas"
  30. Roar of Honor, Prologue
  31. Betrayal of Ideals, ch. 11
  32. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 164
  33. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 166
  34. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 172
  35. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 28: "Dragonfly"
  36. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 121
  37. Vector
  38. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 129
  39. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 106