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Timbuktu neighboring systems
Timbuktu neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -446.638 : 154.763[e]
Spectral class K0V[1][2][3]
Recharge time 191 hours[2][3]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2][3]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 2nd[1][2][3]
Jump point
4.47 days[2][3]
Moons None[2][3]
Surface gravity 0.94[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature 52° C (Warm-Temperate)[2][3]
Surface water 63%[2][3]
Highest native life Plants[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[3]
Ruler Duke of Timbuktu
Capital Greene[3]
Population 479,000,000 (3067)[2]
431,000,000 (3079)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-B-C-D[2][3]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2][3] (Precentor Michael Milalo) (3025)[1]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 879 million for Timbuktu and describes the environment as "desert" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert", "ice", or "tropical").

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Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

The planet has two continents, Hades and Saharius where the capital city Greene is located.[3]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Timbuktu was the provincial capital of the Timbuktu Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[5]

Civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarized around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[42] Timbuktu was garrisoned by a the Seventh Amaris Dragoons from at least 2581 onward, a regiment which had chosen to remain loyal to Amaris.[43] The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[44] until a destructive raid on Alarion by forces from the Fourth Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, and the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[45]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584. Duke Narinder Selaj of Battle Group Timbuktu assigned the Eleventh Royal Division - the greater part of the SLDF IV Corps - to the conquest of of Timbuktu in 2588, along with all four regiments of the Draconis Auxiliary Corps.[46]

The main defensive force on Timbuktu was the Seventh Dragoons, led by Colonel Samuel Macao. The first week of the campaign saw the elite Eleventh Royal and the brutal DCMS regiments smash their way through the bulk of the defenses prepared by Macao's forces, leading Macao to pull his troops back to the continent known as Hades, which was a lightly populated continent with a number of mining complexes that the Seventh could use as pre-built defenses.[47]

While the Seventh could have drawn the campaign out substantially by switching to guerilla warfare, the harsh treatment the civilian population of Timbuktu were undergoing at the hands of the Draconis Combine troops enraged Macao who launched a number of precipitous raids in retaliation that sorely weakened the Seventh. With the civilian population of Hades being small enough that it was effectively negligible for the SLDF, the Task Force Timbuktu forces resorted to wholesale bombardment of the Seventh's positions; after nineteen days of sustained bombardment Macao surrendered the few surviving elements of the Dragoons, ending major combat actions on the planet on the 29th of July.[47]

Star League Era[edit]

Timbuktu was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth war.[15]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Draconis Auxiliary corps[46]




  • Fifth Lyran Regulars[51]



  • Eleventh Arcturan Guards[53]


  • Eleventh Arcturan Guards[54]


  • Eleventh Arcturan Guards RCT[55]


  • Eleventh Arcturan Guards RCT[56]


  • Eleventh Arcturan Guards RCT[57]




Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
All Dawn 12.75 1 RWR LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Algenib 12.79 1 N P P P P P P P
Wiltshire 13.75 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Halifax 26.45 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Pocologan 27.41 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Sapienza 29.93 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Coldbrook 37.88 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Ormstown 40.15 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Kladnitsa 41.95 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Firenze 49.73 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Otisberg 49.95 2 N P P P P P P P
Baccalieu 49.98 2 N P P P P P P P
Gillfillan's Gold 50.78 2 RWR P P P P P P P
Islington 50.79 2 N P P P P P P P
Waypoint 51.63 2 N P P P P P P P
Alekseyevka 52.58 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Stanley 55.14 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Hinckley 56.62 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Ferihegy 57.54 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Amminadav 57.76 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA


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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 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 75, "Timbuktu Planet Profile"
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  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
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  32. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  35. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
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  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
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  44. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  45. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
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  48. Historical: Reunification War, p. 154, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (Jump-off - 2587)"
  49. Historical: Reunification War, p. 155, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
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  56. Objective Raids, p. 20, "FedCom Deployment Table"
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