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

Ward nearby systems (3151)
Ward nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 72.103 : -408.2[e]
Spectral class F6V[1][2]
Recharge time 177 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

The Ward system was home to at least one habitable world, Ward VI, and as at 3145 was located in the Victoria Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Ward system is located near the Hurik and Weldry systems[5] and consists of a class F6V primary orbited by at least six planets.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Ward system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra,[1][2] but was too insignificant to be recorded on maps until some point during the Star League era after the end of the Reunification War.[6][5]

Ward VI[edit]

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 6th[1][2]
Jump point
13.87 days[2]
Moons 1 (Courage)[2]
Surface gravity 0.91[2]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 34°C (Arid)[2]
Surface water 89%[2]
Highest native life Amphibian[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Ruler Lord Whitt Ricardo (3025)[1]
Lord Dagmar Ricardo (3067)[2]
Population 1,573,000,000 (3025)[1]
2,267,000 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-D-C[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Hies Bilaro)[1]

Ward VI - more commonly referred to simply as Ward - is the sixth planet in the system and has a single moon named Courage. Ward has been home to at least one facility operated by Irian Technologies and a large navel station was put in orbit above the north pole of courage in the 3050s.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Ward was originally settled during the First Exodus by Utopians. This experimental community based itself on the ideas of harmony and cooperative activity. Though an excellent idea, the First Ward Constitution was replaced in 2644 for a document that allowed for free trade and more military activity. Despite this, the original Utopian ideals remained strong in the minds of the population and the First Ward Constitution remained one of the most widely studied political documents from the First Exodus.[1][7]

Ward's greatest export during the thirty-first century was skilled construction workers. Frequently contracted to build roads through harsh terrain on other worlds, the Wardians used a proprietary formula to create a road surface that was weather-, stress-, and temperature-proof to a degree that isn't seen in any other similar material.[1] As a result Wardian built roads tended to last much longer than their non-Wardian counterparts. The Wardians would retain this competitive edge up until information recovered from the Helm Memory Core revealed an alternative materiel of equivalent efficiency to that designed on Ward.[7]

After the creation of the Trinity Alliance, Ward thrived and became a busy, active crossroads world for both trade and travel between the Confederation and its Periphery allies, the Taurian Concordat and the Magistracy of Canopus.[8] Even before this increase in prosperity, Ward had long been a waypoint for prospectors and explorers and merited a large naval station in orbit above the north pole of Ward's single moon, Courage. The naval station generated a substantial portion of the trade profit produced by Ward, but the bulk of the population were largely unconcerned by its presence, and the station itself was managed by a crew of non-Wardians brought in by the planetary ruler.[7]

When the naval station was constructed in the 3050s the Maskirovka took the opportunity to expand their watch station located beneath the ice at Ward's north pole; the Maskirovka watch post was originally created to monitor traffic moving between the Periphery and the Confederation, but the expansion saw it become a full-sized installation charged with responsibility for all rimward Periphery activities. The facility would expand again with the inception of the Trinity Alliance to allow major wings to be added for the use of bureaus dedicated to the two Periphery nations involved.[7]

In 3067 rumors reached the local Maskirovka director that weapons were being smuggled through Ward, using the innocence of the local Utopian population as a cover; while smugglers had always been a presence within the system, reports of unsanctioned weapon sales to worlds within the Fronc Reaches were new, although the director hadn't taken action by the end of 3067.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]



  • Kamakura's Hussars (Second Battalion)[37]


  • Kamakura's Hussars (Second Battalion)[38]


- At this point in time Sung's Rangers were deployed across New Roland, Renown and Ward. The Rangers where at 90% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 52 systems (49 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Weldry 9.2 Hurik 13.2 Sunnywood 13.3 Fjaldr 16.6
Lyreton 18.1 Ryans Fate 19.9 Kimi 20.4 Cavalor 23.2
Midthun 24.3 Herotitus 25.7 Panzyr 26.0 Merdal 26.4
Bringdam 29.4 Ichlangis 30.4 Untran 31.5 Renown 32.2
Pojos 33.6 Murris 35.1 Mandalas 35.9 Payia 36.9
Egress 38.2 Huanghuadian 38.2 Itrom 40.0 Gunthar 41.3
Borden 42.8 Mechdur 43.1 Muridox 43.1 Valdives 45.3
Hansii 46.0 Nuncavoy 46.4 Enkra 47.3 Mangzhangdian 47.3
Zangul 48.0 Thamel 48.1 Larsha 48.6 Quimberton 50.1
Sacromonte 52.4 Kazu 52.7 Vard 53.3 Umgard 53.4
Ordino 54.5 Drozan 56.0 Bergtatt 56.0 Repulse 56.9
Tyrlon 58.0 Linhauiguan 59.0 Kern 59.2 Bellatrix 59.3
Smithon 59.6 Coromodir 61.7 Polybius 61.9 Ghorepani 62.1


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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 2.17 2.18 Handbook: House Liao, p. 88, "Ward"
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  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
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  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  36. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106, "Unit Deployment Table"
  37. 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  38. Objective Raids, p. 41, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  39. Field Report: CCAF, p. 14, "Victoria Commonality Rangers Regimental Status"
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