Thorn (system)

This article is about the planetary system. For the BattleMech, see Thorn (BattleMech).

Thorn (HL) 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates−774.43 : 666.562[e]

The Thorn system was the location of at least one habitable world or construct and as of 3141 was located in the Scorpion Empire.[1] It is approximately 1,022 light-years from Terra in the coreward/anti-spinward direction.

System Description[edit]

Thorn is located near the Lynn and Gateway systems.

System History[edit]

Thorn was one of the systems that formed a part of the Deep Periphery nation known as the Hanseatic League.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]



Planetary History[edit]

During Escorpión Imperio's conquest of the League in 3140–3141, Thorn was the last system to surrender, roughly fifteen months after the invasion began on 3 January 3140.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]


- Deployment shared with Gateway and Greifswald[3]

Image gallery[edit]


  • It is highly likely that the planet's name derives from the city of Toruń in Poland, which, in the Middle Ages, was called Thorn when it was ruled under Teutonic Knights (also, it was the member of real Hanseatic League in years 1264–1411).

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (2 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lynn 21.8 Gateway 58.5 Bergen 75.6 Visby 82.5
Köln 88.0 Greifswald 107.1 Dortmund 123.0 Goslar 138.4
Stralsund 141.0 Bremen 141.7 Anklan 144.3 Tomalov 158.0
Elbing 163.1 Lübeck 167.3 Falsterbo 177.5 Kalmar 202.6
Braunschweig 203.5 Hamburg 205.4 Riga 213.0 Bruges 220.2


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade, p. 13: "Mopping Up"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report: Periphery, p. 24: "Last Known Deep Periphery Deployment Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade, pp. 14, 25: "Wave 1 - Deployment Table, Hanseatic Crusade"