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

Zurich nearby systems (3151)
Zurich nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 20.153 : -63.126[e]
Spectral class K5V[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Zurich system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Zurich IV, and as of 3145 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Zurich system features a single class K5V primary star and at least four planets.[1] The Zurich system is located near the Aldebaran and Nanking systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Zurich system was colonized during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Zurich IV[edit]

Planetary Flag of Zurich
Planetary Flag of Zurich
System position 4[1]
Jump point
6 days[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Ruler Syovo Kebodushi (Planetary Diem)[1]
Population 1,841,000,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Zurich IV - more commonly referred to simply as Zurich - is the fourth planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

A contemporary of the nearby world of Liao, by 2202 Zurich was importing considerable quantities of cattle, sheep, thoroughbred horses and cattle from Liao, or, as it was known until the death of Elias Liao, Cynthiana.[4] As one of the worlds outside the boundary of the Terran Alliance following the Demarcation Declaration issued in 2240 Zurich became an independent world.[5] Between 2310 and 2320 Zurich was one of several worlds that all applied to Emile Liao for Protectorate status, after forces from Liao had successfully defended the world of Arboris when it seceded from the Capellan Hegemony. Zurich joined Emile Liao's nation at the same level as that enjoyed by Arboris, and helped bring about the rise of the Duchy of Liao, a realm that would survive intact until the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[6][7]

Succession Wars[edit]

Zurich was one of Maximilian Liao's favorite worlds. The planet's leaders took advantage of that by capitalizing on favored trade agreements and tax breaks they received. Though it lacks economic resources and strategic position, the presence of a Star League era DropShip with three unique BattleMechs aboard increased the tourist trade to the world.[1]

Zurich was conquered by the Federated Suns in the Fourth Succession War. It remained part of the Federated Commonwealth until the Word of Blake Jihad.

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Zurich was attacked in the CCAF's first wave of Operation GUERRERO by the Zhanzeng de Guang; the defending militia didn't last long. The Zhanzeng de Guang overthrew the local Davion government,[8] But the tyrannical government fell, after been destroyed key facilities, killed the Capellan leader and even crippled a entire mercenary regiment, changing the course of history, not only in Zurich, also in Nanking. All this was co ducted by a single rebel group lead by the assassin called Dancing Joker, the best hitman in Inner Sphere, who signs their actions leaving behind a poker card of a Joker. This group wasn't the only one fighting the Capellan oppression. There are many others, but the only one really successful was the one lead by Jacko Diamond, a secret agent of Free Capella, under orders of Tormano Liao. The planet eventually was retaken by pro-Federated Suns forces.[9]

The Jihad[edit]

Zurich was liberated by the CCAF in December 3077 according to the Capellan government, after a two-month military campaign. However, the publication Is This Freedom? distributed via the Zurich Underground presented a different picture, indicating that while the major military battles appeared to now be over with, Blakist agents were still active among the population. The article cited footage of Word of Blake BattleMechs attacking a Capellan garrison in the city of Kuanchan, as well as the deaths of hundreds of civilians when Blakist sympathizers took over the People's Justice Center and went on a killing spree before being rooted out by security forces.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


Planetary Diem Syovo Kebodushi[1]

Military Deployment[edit]








- At this point in time Marshigama's Legionnaires operating at 70% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- Devon's Armored Infantry operating at 70% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Daosha: a city.[49]
  • Kuanchan: a city and site of a battle between Blakist and Capellan forces during the Jihad.[10]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (77 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Aldebaran 4.8 Nanking 11.7 Cynthiana 15.2 New Canton 15.4
Bhaktapur 16.0 Saiph 16.3 Hsien 16.9 Genoa 19.2
Tall Trees 19.7 Zion 20.7 Bex 20.9 Menkalinan 21.5
Chisholm 22.2 Capolla 24.9 Arboris 25.8 Belluevue 26.2
Gan Singh 27.1 Manennaia 27.4 Terra Firma 29.6 Mandal 29.8
Acamar 31.3 Ningpo 34.3 Berenson 34.8 Kyrkbacken 35.4
Pleione 35.4 Azha 35.6 Woodstock 35.7 Kristiandsund 35.8
Brownsville 36.0 Outreach 36.7 Snailzar 38.3 Hall 39.0
Slocum 39.5 Styk 40.8 Wasat 41.0 Asuncion 41.3
Epsilon Eridani 41.9 Bharat 44.3 Shensi 44.7 Algol 45.0
Myrvoll 45.6 Poznan 46.1 Sheratan 46.5 Nopah 47.3
Kawich 47.5 Fletcher 47.7 Kansu 47.7 Sichuan 47.8
Epsilon Indi 48.4 Hamal 48.9 Carver 49.5 Buchlau 50.2
Bryant 50.4 Ilmachna 51.1 Suzano 51.1 Bernardo 52.0
New Home 52.0 Hechnar 52.4 Ingress 53.3 Blue Sava 53.6
Halloran 54.5 Second Try 54.6 Ruchbah 54.9 New Aragon 55.4
Tsitsang 55.5 Keid 55.7 Ibstock 56.5 New Stevens 57.1
Van Diemen 57.2 Basalt 57.3 Procyon 57.8 Conwy 58.1
Jilin 58.1 Yangtze 58.6 Hamilton 58.7 St. Andre 59.0
Sirius 59.8 Hunan 60.7 Talitha 61.3 Northwind 61.8


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 8, "New Beginnings"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 17, "Loosening Up"
  8. Shattered Sphere, p. 68, "The Sarna Invasion"
  9. Shattered Sphere, p. 68, "Zurich and Nanking"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 55, "Free?"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  13. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  14. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  15. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  21. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  22. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  42. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  43. Bloodright, p. 46, "Zurich"
  44. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  45. Shattered Sphere, p. 30, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  46. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  47. Field Report: CCAF, p. 17, "Capellan Brigade Regimental Status"
  48. Field Report: CCAF, p. 19, "St. Ives Sentinels Profile"
  49. Assumption of Risk, Ch. 9