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X:Y Coordinates-142.138 : 408.366[e]

The Wotan system is the location of at least one habitable world or construct and as of June 3152 was located in the Clan Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.

System Description[edit]

Wotan is located near the Derf and Golandrinas systems. It was also Coreward from Terra.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Wotan system was settled before the Age of War started. By the end of the Age of War Wotan was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Wotan was one of the worlds targeted by Maxwell Rowe during his efforts to build up the Rim Worlds Republic, beginning in 2330; Rowe began by negotiating a series of trade and barter pacts with worlds like Wotan, carefully avoiding any suggestions of a military alliance, defensive or otherwise. Rowe added offers of social and technological favors including access to new Rim Worlds Republic university facilities over time, and through guile and slow but steady progress persuaded the natives of Wotan to join the Republic.[4]

Star League[edit]

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 Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[47]

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,[48] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[49]

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.[50]

General Nathan Isaacson of Battle Group Apollo assigned a division from VI Corps, the Seventeenth Royal Division, to the conquest of Wotan in 2590. The Star League forces successfully took control of Wotan, defeating the local militia forces, and remained in place as the local garrison until the Seventeenth was redeployed for the invasion of Bensinger in 2594.[51]

Rebellions of 2630[edit]

In 2630, a series of rebellions broke out on Wotan. The Rim Worlds' authorities requested the assistance of the Fifty-first Hussar Regiment of the XXX Corps (Star League) to help deal with the situation. In response, a unit of ten Hussar BattleMechs, known as "The Fingers of Death", were dropped behind enemy lines. Their mission was to disrupt enemy activities for as long as possible. During their three week campaign, the Fingers destroyed several communications stations and supply depots. When the rebels tried to engage the SLDF unit, they were able to sprint away at incredible speeds. By the end of the fighting, only three of the ten Hussars had been destroyed and the rebellions had been crushed.*see Notes*[52][53]

Reign of the Star League[edit]

The world of Wotan was the host to a Star League Defense Force garrison. This garrison left after the "Birthday Proclamations" of 2755.[54]

Fall of the Star League[edit]

Wotan was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth war.[14]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

In May of 3050, Clan Jade Falcon invaded Wotan as part of the Second Wave of Operation Revival. The entire Gyrfalcon Galaxy was sent to conquer the world, defended only by the Wotan Tamar March Militia and the surviving elements of the 12th Star Guards' 1st and 2nd Regiments. The Falcons attacked the Star Guards first, which responded by splitting their forces to conduct lightning raids against the invaders. This effort was successful until a Jade Falcon aerospace fighter killed their commanding officer, Colonel Franklin Pierce-Marinetti; lacking effective coordination the scattered Star Guards units were wiped out. When it came time to confront the militia forces, the Wotan Tamar March Militia put up such a lackluster effort that Khan Elias Crichell later referred to it not as a battle but an execution.[25]

The Refusal War[edit]

By the Refusal War of 3057, Wotan had become the Occupation Zone capital of the Falcons and was where the final battle of the conflict with Clan Wolf took place. In the capital city of Borealtown, saKhan Vandervahn Chistu staged an ambush of Ulric Kerensky that slew the Wolf Khan and ended the Refusal War with a Pyrrhic victory for the Falcons. It was also on Wotan shortly after that the sole survivor of that ambush, Vladimir Ward, killed both Falcon Khans and made himself leader of a "new" Clan Wolf. Following these events, the Jade Falcons shifted their OZ capital to Sudeten.[55][56][57][58][59]


Wotan was conquered again during the Jihad, when Clan Ice Hellion launched an invasion of Clan Jade Falcon holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071. Wotan was invaded by the Ice Hellions between the 7th and 28th of June 3071, but the Ice Hellion invasion stalled as heavy fighting continued on Wotan and other worlds throughout July 3071.[34] Galaxy Commander Philippe Lienet led elements of the Ice Hellion Zeta Galaxy to Wotan in early October 3071, which was being defended by the Eighth Falcon Regulars and the Seventy-eighth Garrison Cluster in an attempt to defeat the two garrison Clusters, where other Ice Hellion forces had failed. The Ice Hellion forces had been unable to counter the defenders' unorthodox tactics, but the Ice Hellions needed a quick win due to a severe shortfall of supplies after the capture of a major Ice Hellion supply convoy in the Deep Periphery. While Lienet attempted to capture Wotan, two Clusters from Zeta were dispatched to capture Götterdämmerung and Here in an effort to find more isorla.[60]

The Ice Hellion Watch had identified that the forces of the Seventy-eighth Garrison Cluster were operating through the city of Borealtown, although the Watch believed that the Seventy-eighth was actually based somewhere outside the city, and using the city as a cover to mask their movements. When the Watch provided Lienet with this information, Lienet responded by having Borealtown razed by aerospace fighters.[60] Lienet's actions on Wotan were one of the key factors in the Jade Falcons declaring the Ice Hellions to be dezgra and leading a ferocious counterassault that destroyed most of the Ice Hellion touman in the Inner Sphere.[61]

Dark Age[edit]

Around 3130, Wotan became the scene of one of Malvina Hazen's earliest atrocities while she was still an unBlooded Star Captain. When a famine claimed a thousand civilian lives due to a warrior's incompetence, laborer caste members mutinied and were brutally crushed by Malvina. In an episode which earned her the sobriquet "the Butcher of Wotan", Malvina arranged for the deaths of five thousand civilians.[62][63][64]

ilClan Era[edit]

After the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone was left practically defenseless following the Battle of Terra, Clan Hell's Horses easily annexed Wotan.[44]

Military Deployment[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Asgard: a city that in 2990 was considered quite modern by Near Periphery standards.[71]
  • Boreal Heights[40]
    • Borealtown: A sprawling hilltop city and site of an important battle during the Refusal War.[40] Extensively bombed by Clan Ice Hellion forces in October 3071.[60] The city was nearly empty by 3130.[40][59]
  • Government Hill: Place where Ulric Kerensky died.[72]
  • Hevrol Aero Base: Star League era base, site of the Hevrol Aero Base Incident[54]
  • Lake Borea: east of Borealtown[40]
  • Oslo: a city, home of Wotan Mining Systems.[40]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (32 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Derf 17.8 Golandrinas 19.1 Somerset 24.5 Apollo 27.1
Beta 27.2 Treeline 30.6 Malibu 30.7 Toland 35.0
Renren 35.3 Trell 35.4 Persistence 35.9 Butler 36.7
Here 37.3 Anywhere 37.3 Bensinger 38.6 Steelton 39.0
Black Earth 41.0 Lackhove 43.2 Bone-Norman 46.3 Blackjack 46.4
New Ålborg 49.3 Maxie's Planet 49.4 Hot Springs 49.6 Waldorff 50.7
Zertarum 52.2 Biegga 54.3 Twycross 54.8 Goat Path 56.1
Erewhon 57.6 Roadside 58.4 Icar 58.9 Romulus 59.9


Both Technical Readout: 2750 and Technical Readout: 3025 Revised mentions Wotan as being a "Lyran World" as of 2630. As all other sources have Wotan as a Rims Worlds Republic world at this time, these references are considered to be in error.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18: "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 18: "From Rim to Tamar"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25: "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 36: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38: "Rim Worlds Army Deployment - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment - [2765] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104: "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37: "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  15. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864]"
  20. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii: "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 39: "Wotan"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61: "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 22: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  28. Objective Raids, p. 31: "Map of the Jade Falcon Territory"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 28: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  31. Inner Sphere, p. 75: "Lyran Alliance Map"
  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. 34.0 34.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 16: "Timeline of the Jihad"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 26: "Clan Jade Falcon/Clan Wolf in Exile Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19: "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 Dark Age: Touring the Stars (3130), pp. 31–32: "Volume XVI: Turkina’s Chosen – Clan Jade Falcon Today"
  41. Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 48: "Burrower/Ground Pounder MODs"
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  43. Shattered Fortress, pp. 102–103: "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  44. 44.0 44.1 Tamar Rising, p. 60: "The Ground Trembles at the Horde's Approach"
  45. Tamar Rising, poster map
  46. Tamar Rising, p. 72: "The Hinterlands June 3152" (Map)
  47. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130: "The Spark"
  48. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132: "Case Apollo"
  49. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133: "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  50. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134: "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  51. 51.0 51.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 153: "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  52. Technical Readout: 2750, p. 24: "Capabilities"
  53. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p. 16: "Overview"
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 233: "370th BattleMech Division"
  55. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 93
  56. Era Report: 3062, pp. 133–134: "Touchpoint: Wotan"
  57. Era Report: 3062, p. 23: "Timeline of Events (cont.)"
  58. Malicious Intent, chs. 9–10 (PDF version)
  59. 59.0 59.1 The Falcon and the Wolf, p. 32: "Aftermath"
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 Operation ICE STORM Part Two: Winds of Spring, pp. 13–20
  61. Operation ICE STORM Part Two: Winds of Spring, p. 25
  62. Era Report: 3145, p. 101: "Malvina Hazen"
  63. Flight of the Falcon, ch. 20 (PDF version) - Wotan massacre mentioned as being "a few years" before 3134
  64. BattleTech: Legends, p. 142
  65. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 19: "Republican Guards - Divisional Status"
  66. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 37
  67. 67.0 67.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 153: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  68. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 72–73
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  70. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126: "Deployment Table - 3085"
  71. Golden Rule
  72. The Battle of Coventry, p. 6: "Seeds of Invasion"
  73. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 298: "PX-3R Phoenix"
  74. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 142: "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"