Touring the Stars: Ionus

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Touring the Stars - Ionus
Product information
Type Sourcebook Companion
Development Joshua C. Perian
Primary writing Michael Miller (Writing)
Herbert A. Beas II (Editing)
Pages 16
Cover Artwork David Allen Kerber-(Design & Layout)
Illustrations Ray Arrastia (Maps)
David Allen Kerber (Maps)
Patrick Wynne-(Maps)
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35SN211
First published September 2, 2016
MSRP $2.99
Era Dark Ages
Timeline 3150
Series Touring the Stars
Preceded by Touring the Stars: Butte Hold
Followed by Touring the Stars: Tyrfing


Touring the Stars: Ionus (abbreviated TtS:Ionus) is the eleventh in a series of supplemental Sourcebooks designed to detail worlds featured in the BattleTech Universe. The book is part of a series of in-universe profiles of articles written by Professor Bertram Habeas, in his series of books collectively known as Touring the Stars.

In this book, Mr. Habeas writes up the world of Ionus. Tells the tough beginnings of the world during the Terran Alliance, where it was kept off the book of worlds to be colonized due to its environmental issues, to its ascendance to becoming a great important in the Aerospace Industry for the original Free Worlds League and its Dark Age reincarnation.

This book gives the world's history and current situation during the Late Republic Era or better known as the Dark Age era.

This book marks the beginning of a line of PDF web-exclusive products produced by Catalyst Game Labs both for players using the A Time of War RPG rules and players using the Total Warfare series of books as a backdrop for their game.

Publisher's Description[edit]

'An introverted, self-contained world of modest technology, Ionus was originally a poor candidate for human colonization. However, recovery of the Helm Memory Core brought new importance to Ionus as the Free Worlds League’s premier WarShip producer. A lucky survivor of the Word’s Jihad, today Ionus’s advanced shipyards remain a tempting target for any world-be conqueror.

Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.


  • Atlas - History of Ionus
  • A Time of War Seed (RPG Tracks)
"Under Pressure”
"In Space, No One Can Hear Your Engines Roar"
  • Rules Annex
Sugarbombs (Plant)
Dry Rice (Plant)
  • Optional Rules
  • Four page BattleForce 2 map of Ionus


  • Unlike other sourcebooks, Touring the Stars - Ionus lacks an explicit table of contents. The list shown here was assembled from page headings.