Styk 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates42.128 : -97.499[e]
Spectral classK2IV[1][2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Styk is located near the Shensi and Sichuan systems. The system is also located Rimward from Terra. There are nine planets orbiting a K2IV class star and a Recharge Station circa 3025.[3][1]

System History[edit]

The Styk system was colonized during the late twenty-second century.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Styk II[edit]

Styk II
System positionSecond[1][2]
Jump Point distance4 days[1]
Moons2 (Dianthus, Pantheons)[2]
Surface gravity1.1[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature30°C[2]
Surface water78%[2]
Highest native lifeReptile[1][2]
Landmasses9 (Panozzo South, Panozzo North, Burtnick, Young, Shaw, Sucherman, Deyoung, Gowan, Curulewski)[2]
History and Culture
Population4,725,000,000 (3025),[1]
1,028,687,000 (3130)[2][42]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Styk
Political LeaderDiem of Styk
Planetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Daria Heivilin (3130)[42][2]
HPG ClassB[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Aldus MacAbee (3025)[1]

The world of Styk II, commonly known as Styk, is heavily industrialized world. The world is also orbited by two moons, Dianthus and Pantheons.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Styk was colonized late in the twenty-second century and became a heavily industrialized world,[2] closely linked to the nearby world of Gan Singh.[4] Although Styk was evidently claimed by the Sarna Supremacy at various points[6] both Styk and Gan Singh were worlds associated with the Tikonov Union and later the Tikonov Grand Union, and were incorporated into the later Capellan Confederation on that basis.[4]

Styk grew in prominence over time, eventually becoming the second-largest trading and industrial center in the entire Capellan Confederation as well as home to the manufacturing company Tao 'Mechworks, once the third-largest BattleMech producer in the Confederation. All nine continents on Styk developed DropPorts, with one of the largest being located near the Tao 'Mechworks plant and the planetary capital, Lorelei.[2] As was the case throughout the history of the two worlds, Styk produced the industrial output while Gan Singh supplied Styk's industrial base with the vast quantities of resources required.[4]

Third Succession War[edit]

An unknown unit of the Marik Militia attacked the world in the Battle of Styk (2934).[43]

In November 3006, Jaime Wolf in command of Alpha Regiment led a raid on Styk. This raid was preceded by infiltration units from the Seventh Kommando. These units caused power outages and small fires around the area of Hegemony Bay. This encouraged the defending Fourth Confederation Reserve Cavalry to believe that local rebels were planning an uprising. So when the Seventh Kommando attacked the Russell River Dam thirty kilometers away with maximum noise and pyrotechnics to be noticed, the Liao defenders rushed to crush the "rebels." That's when the Dragoons attacked Hegemony Bay on November 22.

The Dragoon DropShips Chieftain, Duke Steingrim, and Talleyrand landed around Hegemony Bay and unloaded their BattleMechs and Combat Vehicles. There they smashed the remaining defenders that had not been drawn away and damaged the 'Mech production facilities located within the city. The Reserve Cavalry, realizing they had been deceived, began a frantic dash back to Hegemony Bay. However, Dragoon aerospace fighters delayed their advance. Meanwhile, Liao naval craft tried to bombard the Dragoons forces around the city, but hovercraft of the Seventh Kommando engaged them. The fighting around the city lasted two hours.

As the Fourth Federation Reserve Cavalry and other Capellan reinforcement neared the city, the Dragoons quickly boarded their DropShips and left the planet with minimal losses.[20]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Both Styk and Gan Singh were captured by the Federated Suns during the Fourth Succession War as a part of the hugely successful invasion of the Confederation. Both worlds recovered from the damage inflicted during the war whilst under the governance of the new administrations put in place by the Federated Commonwealth government.[4]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Styk was one of the worlds abandoned during the invasion and subsequent fragmentation of the Sarna March of the Federated Commonwealth following the discovery of the death of the son of Captain-General Thomas Marik. Left to their own devices within the region that became known as the Chaos March, Styk and Gan Singh formed the Styk Commonality Defense Alliance.[4][44]

The Jihad[edit]

Styk was attacked by the Blakists in December 3067.[2]

The Syn Hussars, a mercenary unit that allegedly included members of the AMC, was accused by the WoB of being behind the Styk raid that resulted in the death of thousands. Events began with a peaceful rally in downtown Styk turning tragic near the end of December 3067 when the Word of Blake fired upon a large unarmed crowd near the HPG station, killing hundreds of civilians. Several explosions occurred shortly after the Blakist attack when elements of the Syn Hussars engaged the HPG garrison and a gas line was severed, destroying several city blocks and setting fire to half of the capital. The death toll was unknown the day after the attack (23 December 3067), though casualty estimates have risen into the thousands. The WoB accused the Hussars of being responsible for all that had happened.[45]

The population of Styk put up a fierce defense of their world, but were unable to resist the chemical weapons used liberally by the Blakist forces. The defending forces were annihilated, and many of the major cities on Styk were also hit with chemical weapons; of all the cities, the planetary capital was the hardest-hit, with ninety percent of the total population of the capital killed during the attack. By the time Lorelei fell and Styk surrendered half of the population of the planet were dead, a stark symbol of the determination of the population to resist the Blakists—and of the Word of Blake's determination to take the planet.[2]

In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties—few of which were larger than a single Level III—struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang, and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation worlds like Styk took the brunt of the fighting.[46][47]

By the end of December 3079, Styk was one of more than twenty planets to have suffered an outbreak of the Redburn Virus, and one of eight to suffer from an infection rate of more than 150 out of every 100,000 people, as well as a mortality rate of more than 30 per 100,000 from the virus.[48]

The Tao 'Mechworks plant on Styk was nationalized by the Capellan government on the 1st of September 3080; the nationalization was a punishment for acts of industrial espionage between various companies on Styk during the Jihad.[49] As of April 3081, the Styk plant was in a perilous position; damaged by raiders employed by Earthwerks Incorporated in retaliation for the earlier Tao 'Mechworks raid, the Word of Blake raid in 3076 and another Blakist raid in 3080, the extent of the damage inflicted on the plant was such that another raid may well have resulted in it being completely destroyed.[50] It was also suspected that in the immediate wake of the Jihad the CO of Ambermarle's Highlanders had resorted to pilfering from the Tao 'Mechworks shipments intended for supply to Marshigama's Legionnaires to make up for the Highlanders' low priority for supplies within the Capellan military.[51]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the Dark Age Styk began to recover from the damage inflicted by the Blakists, but even half a century after the end of the Jihad estimates were still that the planet would take centuries to recover completely. Despite the devastation inflicted the luxury ocean liners that were one of Styk's well-kept secrets continued to sail the vast oceans covering the planet, traveling from port to port as they had done for centuries.[2]

In 3133, a few months after the Blackout, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces attempted to infiltrate onto Styk; the insertion force included a platoon of Leonidas battle armor and arrived by DropShip, but wasn't aware that the Republic of the Sphere forces on the planet had picked up and tracked the DropShip as it made landfall near the capital city, Lorelei. The Republic militia attacked the grounded troops aggressively, keeping in contact and preventing the Leonidas squads from being able to deploy effectively, leading to the swift destruction of the infiltrators.[52]

Military Deployment[edit]


  • Third Donegal Guards[59]


  • Third Donegal Guards[60]


  • Several smaller mercenary commands (total strength 2 battalions)[61]




- The unit was operating at 25% strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


- The unit was at 45% strength, with 74% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.




Twenty-two percent of the surface is covered with nine continents named after the original explorers who discovered the planet. The largest continent, Burtnick, is where the planetary capital is located. The other continents are Curulewski, Deyoung, Gowan, Panozzo South, Panozzo North, Shaw, Sucherman, and Young.[2]

The remaining 78 percent of the surface is covered with saltwater oceans. In one of the planet's best kept secrets, a fleet of luxury liners operate on the planet sailing from port to port.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Burtnik (continent)
    • Lorelei: planetary capital[2]
    • Tao 'Mechworks: Industrial Center[2]
  • Devonshire: a city (ruins by 2934)[68]
  • Hegemony Bay: location of 'Mech production facility[55]
  • Lake Wio[69]
  • Russell River Dam: located 30 km east of Hegemony Bay[55]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (73 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Shensi 12.7 Sichuan 12.7 Tsitsang 14.8 Manennaia 16.5
Gan Singh 17.8 Second Try 19.9 Pleione 20.1 Snailzar 21.5
St. Andre 23.7 Bhaktapur 25.9 Poznan 26.1 Palos 28.5
New Aragon 28.9 Hunan 29.1 Cynthiana 30.0 Zion 30.4
Wei 30.7 Suzano 31.1 Ningpo 33.1 Yunnah 33.1
Achilles 34.7 New Athens 36.9 Halloran 37.0 Asuncion 37.2
Aldebaran 37.3 Algol 37.4 Genoa 37.9 Elnath 37.9
Kyrkbacken 38.8 Zaurak 40.0 Buchlau 40.0 Shipka 40.2
Zurich 40.8 New Canton 41.8 Ulan Bator 42.4 New Macao 43.3
Corey 43.9 Conwy 44.1 Kansu 45.6 Belluevue 45.7
Menkib 45.9 Arboris 46.0 Algot 46.1 Ventabren 46.6
Ilmachna 46.8 Foochow 46.8 Azha 47.5 Saiph 47.7
Slocum 48.0 Sakhalin 48.4 Menkar 48.9 Nanking 49.7
Menkalinan 50.0 Jilin 51.4 Tall Trees 51.5 Bex 52.4
Phact 52.7 Matsu 53.0 Kristiandsund 53.2 Foot Fall 53.9
Quemoy 54.0 Mandate 54.5 Wazan 56.3 Hsien 56.5
Demeter 56.7 New Hessen 58.2 Tianamon 58.2 Bharat 58.3
Jonathan 58.6 Hamal 58.6 Sarna 58.8 Acamar 59.0
Old Kentucky 59.6 Bora 60.3 Myrvoll 60.5 Woodstock 60.8


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