This article is about the planetary system. For the patrol craft, see Tigress (Small Craft class).

Tigress 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates74.697 : -29.514[e]
Spectral classG7V[1][2]
Recharge station(s)None[1]

The Tigress system was home to at least one habitable world, Tigress IV, and as of 3151 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3]

System Description[edit]

Tigress is located near the Alpha Eridani and Basalt systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Tigress IV[edit]

Tigress IV
Also known asLaurel's World,[1]
System positionFourth[1][2]
Jump Point distance7 days[2]
Moons2 (Jarvic, Totalia)[2]
Surface gravity0.8[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature32°C[2]
Surface water70%[2]
Highest native lifeAmphibian (3025),[1]
Mammal (3130)[2]
History and Culture
Population3,290,000,000 (3025),[1]
2,850,000,000 (3130)[2][56]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerMandrissa of Tigress
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Gwen Bishop (3130)[56]
HPG ClassB[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Vincent duWenn (3025)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

The Capellan Confederation annexed the former Terran Hegemony world of Tigress after the fall of the Star League; the well-educated population of the planet and the highly industrialized economy made Tigress a significant asset, and House Liao declared the planet to be one of the personal fiefdoms of the Liao family. The Confederation was unable to prevent the Paulina Weapons facility located on Tigress and responsible for producing Cyrano-class gunships from being destroyed in the First Succession War, however.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

Strongly associated with Tigress was the Laurel family, several generations of whom had earned fame even outside the Confederation for the actions of the all-female mercenary unit they supported, Laurel's Legion.[2] Chancellor Tormax Liao granted Tigress to the family of Erika Laurel as a personal fiefdom in perpetuity in recognition of her abilities; Erika was one of the best military leaders to serve the Confederation during the Third Succession War. At the end of the Third Succession War the citizens of Tigress enjoyed the highest per capita income and the highest standard of living to be found in the Confederation, thanks in part to the high level of industrialization on the planet despite Tigress' small size. Towards the end of the Third Succession War Tigress gained additional defenders in the form of Warrior House Hiritsu, who relocated to the planet.[57]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Fourth Succession War saw Tigress invaded and conquered by the Federated Suns. Laurel's Legion fought against the invaders, but switched sides when a key battle being fought on the world put the huge fusion power plants key to the standard of living of those on the planet in direct risk. The Federated Suns and later the Federated Commonwealth retained control over Tigress until the Jihad. Some still referred to Tigress as Laurel's World even into the Dark Age.[2]


During the Jihad, the Word of Blake incorporated Tigress into their Protectorate. The allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone assaulted Tigress on 21 May 3077 only for the Delta Galaxy of Clan Nova Cat to take heavy casualties when a series of dirty nukes were detonated along a major transportation hub and in a number of surrounding cities. The nuclear attacks inflicted heavy casualties on the Tigress Protectorate Militia as well, and were eventually determined to have been orchestrated by Capellan guerrillas rather than the Blakists, who had been the initial suspects.[46] Local press in the Federated Suns was quick to place blame for the nuclear detonations on the Confederation after the event,[58] and Tigress wasn't the only world to be struck—a similar incident occurred on Nanking.[59] Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao blamed both incidents on Stone's Coalition publicly in an address to the Confederation on 20 April 3077, claiming that Stone's forces had attacked Capellan troops engaged in liberating both worlds from the Blakists.[60]

The fusion plants essential to Tigress were damaged during the Jihad, with more than three-quarters of their total production capacity destroyed; the Laurel family was forced into hiding by the Blakists, and the family remained out of sight until the incorporation of Tigress into the Republic of the Sphere restored the family to power.[2]

Dark Age[edit]

Under the renewed rule of the Laurel family Tigress rebuilt, with much of the planet's industrial base focusing on high-margin products to make the most of the reduced output from the planetary fusion plants. Underpinned by the production of such goods as exoskeleton suits and civilian helicopters, Tigress became a crossroads world within Prefecture IV; by 3130 much of the trade, higher education and scientific research undertaken within Prefecture IV was due to Tigress.[2]

Military Deployment[edit]










- At this time, the unit was at 90% of full strength with a "B" equipment rating.


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In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Kestrel Lancers Missions, Tigress is twice depicted as a jungle swamp biome with first poor visibility, and later good visibility.[69]

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Companies and Industries[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:
Alpha Eridani 3.8 Basalt 8.5 Yangtze 14.4 Hean 15.0
Angol 16.1 Hamal 17.1 Tybalt 17.7 Nopah 18.1
Ruchbah 18.6 Deneb Kaitos 19.4 Bharat 19.9 Ankaa 20.2
Rio 20.7 Kawich 20.9 Alrescha 22.2 New Florence 23.9
Ingress 27.3 Slocum 28.1 Fletcher 28.5 Addicks 29.0
New Hessen 29.1 Azha 30.3 New Rhodes 30.9 Tikonov 30.9
Kansu 31.0 Woodstock 31.3 Small World 32.2 Ozawa 33.8
Ronel 34.1 Mirach 34.2 Sheratan 34.8 Acamar 36.3
Mira 36.5 Mesartim 37.7 Towne 37.9 Arboris 38.4
Algol 39.5 Buchlau 39.6 Errai 39.8 Caselton 40.9
Almach 41.3 Conwy 41.9 Ningpo 42.5 Helen 43.1
Demeter 43.5 Schedar 44.0 Bex 45.6 Galatia 46.6
Genoa 46.8 Lockdale 47.1 Halloran 47.5 Epsilon Indi 47.6
Pokhara 48.0 Northwind 48.5 Murchison 49.4 Sonnia 50.4
Quentin 50.8 Mallory's World 51.0 Terra Firma 52.4 Poznan 53.1
Algot 54.4 Pleione 55.3 Cynthiana 56.2 Elbar 56.2
Nanking 56.5 Epsilon Eridani 57.0 Markab 57.1 New Stevens 57.4
Edwards 57.5 Chesterton 58.3 New Aragon 58.9 Tianamon 59.3
Skat 59.3 Gan Singh 60.1 Tedibyhr 60.5 Mara 60.6


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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 91: "Tigress"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shattered Fortress, pp. 102–103
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18
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  58. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 38: "Terror at Tigress"
  59. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 40: "Sandoval-Ito: A Study in Success"
  60. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 42: "We Stand Alone"
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  64. 20 Year Update, p. 24: "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  65. Objective Raids, p. 17: "FedCom Deployment Table"
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  69. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Kestrel Lancers Missions