Timbuktu 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-446.638 : 154.763[e]
Spectral classK0V[1][2][3]
Recharge time191 hours[2][3]
Recharge station(s)None[1][2][3]

The Timbuktu system was home to at least one habitable world, Timbuktu II, and as of 3151 was part of the Timbuktu Collective.[4]

System Description[edit]

Timbuktu is located near the All Dawn and Wiltshire systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Timbuktu II[edit]

Also known asTimbuktu II
System position2nd[1][2][3]
Jump Point distance4.47 days[2][3]
Surface gravity0.94[2][3]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature52° C (Warm-Temperate)[2][3]
Surface water63%[2][3]
Highest native lifePlants[1][2][3]
Landmasses2 (Saharius, Hades)[3]
History and Culture
Population479,000,000 (3067),[2]
431,000,000 (3079)[3]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Timbuktu
Political LeaderPrime Minister
HPG ClassB[1][2][3]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Michael Milalo (3025)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

By 2571, after the Age of War, Timbuktu was the provincial capital of the Timbuktu Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[6]

Reunification War[edit]

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 Rim Provisional Government.[43] By 2581, Timbuktu was garrisoned by the Seventh Amaris Dragoons under the command of Colonel Samuel Macao, a regiment which had chosen to remain loyal to Amaris.[44] The Star League eventually decided to intervene in support of Amaris and assembled Task Force MAILED FIST, a multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, but atrocities such as the one performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584 resulted in the Rim Worlders putting aside their differences to focus on the common enemy.[45]

The Seventh Amaris Dragoons were still the main defensive force on-planet when Battlegroup Timbuktu arrived at the start of July 2588 and the SLDF strategy had shifted to reducing the Rim Worlds Army, no matter their loyalties. Duke Narinder Selaj assigned the SLDF IV Corps' Eleventh Royal Division to the conquest of Timbuktu and they were accompanied by all four regiments of the despised Draconis Auxiliary Corps. The first week of the campaign saw the elite Eleventh Royal and the brutal Draconis regiments easily smash their way through the bulk of the defenses prepared by Macao's forces. This made Macao pull his troops back to the continent of Hades, which was lightly populated with a number of mining complexes that the Seventh could use as prebuilt defenses.[46]

While the Seventh Amaris Dragoons could have drawn the campaign out substantially by switching to guerrilla warfare, the harsh treatment the Timbuktu civilian population was enduring at the hands of the Draconis troops enraged Macao, provoking him into launching a number of retaliatory rash attacks that sorely weakened the Seventh. With the civilian population of Hades being small enough that it was effectively negligible for the SLDF to consider, Battlegroup Timbuktu forces resorted to wholesale bombardment of the Seventh's positions. After nineteen days, Macao surrendered the few surviving elements of the Dragoons, which ended major combat actions on the planet on the 29th of July.[46]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

Timbuktu was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 27732775 Republic-Commonwealth War.[16]

Succession Wars era[edit]

Situated near the Lyran Commonwealth's Periphery border, Timbuktu suffered heavily from pirate attacks throughout the Succession Wars. In 3023, Neo-Smallpox struck over half the population. By 3025, Timbuktu had little industry and could barely produce enough food due to its harsh environment and relative lack of minerals.[1][2]

FedCom Civil War era[edit]

By 3067, Timbuktu had recovered from the effects of the pirate raids and plague, its people promoting their world as a nexus of Lyran Alliance–Rim Collection trade.[2]

Dark Age[edit]

In the aftermath of the Jihad, Timbuktu served as a coordination hub for anti-pirate missions and trade with the nearby Rim Collection.[3]

As the Lyran Commonwealth suffered setback after setback during the 3140s and grew seriously weakened, Timbuktu and a number of neighboring worlds decided to secede in June 3148 and merge with the Rim Collection to create a new nation: the Timbuktu Collective.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Draconis Auxiliary corps[49]




  • 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]





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

The planet is a trading hub and a source of germanium.[2]

Apocryphal Content Starts

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," and "tropical").

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Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (30 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
All Dawn 12.7 Wiltshire 13.8 Janina 19.1 Parvan 22.0
Halifax 26.4 Pocologan 27.0 Sapienza 29.7 Wingzar 31.1
Stirling 33.2 Sidon 34.5 Coldbrook 37.7 Ormstown 39.6
Solor 40.1 Apinzel 41.1 Kladnitsa 41.7 Moroney 46.5
Malacca 47.3 Firenze 49.3 Otisberg 49.7 Kerman 50.0
Gillfillan's Gold 50.5 Waypoint 51.1 Alekseyevka 52.0 Marisura 53.9
Stanley 54.8 Hinckley 56.4 Ferihegy 56.9 Amminadav 57.1
Kitopler 57.8 Kaumberg 59.7 Harlez 64.2 Merlynpede 64.8


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