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

Bone-Norman nearby systems (3151)
Bone-Norman nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -185.36 : 424.923[e]
Spectral class G6V[1]
Recharge time 187 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]
Planets 9[1]

The Bone-Norman system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System DescriptionEdit

The Bone-Norman system is located near the Erewhon and Renren systems.[4]

System HistoryEdit

The Bone-Norman system was either settled by the Rim Worlds Republic at some point during the Star League era or was an already-settled system that became significant enough during this era for Inner Sphere nations to record its location on maps.[5][6][4]

Political AffiliationEdit

Bone-Norman IIEdit

Bone-Norman II
Bone-Norman Orbital view
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
7.01 days[1]
Moons 1 (Devil's Pinch)[1]
Surface gravity 0.92[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)
Equatorial temperature 24°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 65%[1]
Highest native life None[1]
Capital Red Stone (2785)[37][1]
Population 6,500,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-D-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Bone-Norman was a part of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic and was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth War.[11]

Succession Wars EraEdit

The Draconis Combine sent a group of unmarked 'Mechs piloted by Azami Warriors[38] across the border in August of 2785 to attack Bone-Norman. This had the desired effect of causing the Lyran forces to react by sending troops towards the Periphery to thwart a threat that did not exist. This allowed the DCMS to take the worlds of Trolloc Prime and Gram.[12] The raiders that struck Bone-Norman had swiftly wiped out the paramilitary militia in place on the world before rampaging through a number of cities including Red Stone, the planetary capital; some cities were plundered for supplies - both military and industrial - while others were set on fire.[37]

Clan InvasionEdit

In March of 3050 Bone-Norman was targeted by Clan Jade Falcon forces as a part of their invasion of the Inner Sphere, Operation REVIVAL. The world was hit during the Jade Falcon's first wave of attacks. Defending the planet was the First Regiment of the mercenary group known as the Grave Walkers. The FedCom's new early warning satellite network notified the Grave Walker's commander, Colonel Dennis Merwin, of the Jade Falcons' approach. Feeling it would be the best way to weaken the enemy, Merwin dispatched Aerospace Fighter forces which concentrated on BattleMech forces being dropped on top of Red Stone Palace. The initial attacks by the aerospace forces and the mercenaries was able fight off the invaders; however, reinforcements were dispatched by the Jade Falcons, sealing the planet's fate. Colonel Merwin warned the Bone-Norman planetary militia of the escalating situation, which sent them into hiding; this lead to years of guerrilla warfare on the planet.[39]

The JihadEdit

Clan Ice Hellion launched an invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon holdings in the Inner Sphere in mid-3071, with Bone-Norman targeted in the early stages of the attack; however, by July the Ice Hellion invasion had bogged down, with Bone-Norman being one of the worlds still seeing heavy fighting between Ice Hellion and Jade Falcon forces.[30] The Ice Hellions invaded Bone-Norman using the 200th Attack Cluster, also known as the Lithe Kill Keshik, commanded by saKhan Connor Rood. The Ice Hellions underestimated the resistance that the defending Eleventh Provisional Garrison Cluster would offer to the Ice Hellion invasion. Operating under the command of Star Colonel Idris, the Eleventh knew that they wouldn't be able to defeat the 200th and would be heavily outnumbered; nevertheless, the Falcons were determined to tie down Connor Rood's forces for as long as possible, in the hopes that this would cause a delay to the overall Ice Hellion timetable for their invasion of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[40]

Idris called for a Trial for control of Bone-Norman, and deliberately designated the entire of the Hapsburg continent as his Circle of Equals. This negated the Ice Hellion fast-strike tactics, by allowing the second-line Jade Falcon units to choose their own engagements, and to mount ambushes that didn't break zellbrigen, allowing them to draw the Trial out without forfeiting. For two weeks, the Jade Falcon forces led the 200th around Bone-Norman in a series of frustrating engagements until Rood decided that he had to expose himself to draw the Jade Falcon forces out. The result was a battle on the Red Stone Plains where each force attempted to spring a trap on the other; Rood instructed a subordinate to begin a general melee, a tactic that allowed him to bring in an additional Trinary of troops that hadn't been a part of his original bid, only for Idris to bring a formation of Erinyes ProtoMechs to augment his own forces. The ProtoMechs nearly killed Rood, breaking through his cockpit and burning him badly shortly before the Hellions were able to declare the Trial a victory for themselves.[40]

While the 200th did capture Bone-Norman, the world would remain an Ice Hellion holding for just a few weeks - the weak garrison force left behind after the 200th left were overwhelmed by the Falcon Guards.[40]

Military DeploymentEdit



  • First Grave Walkers[42]


  • First Grave Walkers[43]


  • First Grave Walkers[43]


  • First Grave Walkers[44]






Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Red Stone: the planetary capital city.[37]
  • Red Stone Palace: site of a battle during Operation REVIVAL.[39]

Image galleryEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 28 systems (26 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Renren 19.5 Erewhon 20.9 Anywhere 21.3 Barcelona 23.6
Somerset 25.9 Illium 26.3 Lackhove 27.2 Black Earth 31.7
Golandrinas 35.7 Here 40.4 Ambrose 40.9 Gotterdammerung 41.1
Biegga 42.8 Wotan 46.3 Beta 50.8 Newtown Square 53.4
Ylemelke 55.7 Mogyorod 55.7 Roadside 56.1 Apollo 56.2
Vulture's Nest 56.8 Koskenkorva 57.3 Last Chance 58.1 Botany Bay 58.6
Hot Springs 59.0 Bensinger 59.9 Zertarum 61.0 Kikuyu 61.2


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