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Crossing nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 253.313 : 47.262[e]
Spectral class G4V[1]
Recharge time 185 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Crossing system was home to at least one habitable world, Crossing IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Barlow's End Prefecture of the New Samarkand Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System DescriptionEdit

The Crossing system is located near the Benet and Hoff systems[4] and consists of a class F9V primary orbited by at least four planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system's zenith jump point.[1]

System HistoryEdit

The Crossing system was colonized during or shortly before the Age of War and was a member of the Federated Suns by the end of the era.[5][6]

Crossing IVEdit

Planetary flag of Crossing
System position 4[1]
Jump point
7.96 days[1]
Moons 4 (Wayfarer, Journeyman, Trinket, Scope)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 37°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 78%[1]
Highest native life Insects[1]
Reference Year 3028[1]
Ruler Baron of Crossing
Population 282,730,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-D-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Crossing IV - more commonly known simply as Crossing - is the fourth planet in the system and has four moons named Journeyman, Scope, Trinket and Wayfarer.[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Succession WarsEdit

Two of Crossing's moons were AFFS military reservations. Trinket was home to a hostile environment training center, where infantry units were trained in xenoplanetary, vacuum, and zero-gravity environments. Typically two regiments were present at any time. Wayfarer was used by the Department of the Quartermaster as a regional AeroSpace proving ground. The Quartermaster used the Wayfarer facility to test missile ammunition and seeker systems developed by new military contractors.[1] Crossing was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[7] Crossing was liberated by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 2817-18, as part of the third and final major counter-offensive of the First Succession War against the Draconis Combine. Crossing was one of the last six worlds to be liberated by the Federated Suns.[8]

During the Second Succession War Crossing was targeted by the DCMS in Operation AKAI KAZE - also known as Operation RED WIND - an offensive against the Federated Suns launched in April 2830. The Thirty-ninth Galedon Regulars dropped onto Crossing, which was defended by three AFFS training cadres - the First NAMA and First and Fourth Sakhara Academy Training Battalions - and a mercenary regiment, the Eighth Striker Regiment of the Fighting Uruk Hai. The Commanding Officer of the Thirty-ninth was dismissive of all his opponents; he believed that the Eighth would lack commitment, being mercenaries, while he anticipated the training cadres' lack of experience would mean they had little value. He was proven wrong on all counts; despite a lack of experience, the cadres were determined, stubborn opponents, while the Eighth Striker Regiment proved itself entirely willing to take risks to defend the planet. By the time the Thirty-ninth withdrew, it was lucky to escape with a third of its original strength.[9]

Crossing was home to a large civilian population. Many of these civilians were retired AFFS members, and so the MIIO maintained a presence on the world to look for activity that supported the Warrior's Cabal or other anti-Federated Suns movements. By the end of the Third Succession War the designated ruler of Crossing, Baron Caine, was actively pushing for the Draconis March Militia to be expanded via the raising of an additional command from Crossing. It was uncertain whether Duke Sandoval, the ruler of the Draconis March would have been able to obtain the vehicles and BattleMechs needed for such an expansion given the number of commands engaged in combat across the March at any given time, but whereas in the past the suggestion of such an expansion had been fruitless given the combination of strong aerospace defenses on Wayfarer and the constant military traffic through the system, the advent of the Fourth Succession War made the idea more appealing.[1]

Political AffiliationEdit

Military DeploymentEdit



  • Sixteenth Avalon Hussars[51]



  • First NAMA Training Battalion[9]
  • First Sakhara Academy Training Battalion[9]
  • Fourth Sakhara Academy Training Battalion[9]
  • Fighting Uruk Hai[9]
  • Eighth Striker Regiment[9]



  • Tenth Deneb Light Cavalry RCT[54]



The two major continents on Crossing are named Charon and Ganse; Charon is located in the southern hemisphere, while Ganse is in the western hemisphere. Notable geographical features on Crossing include the Tartarus Caldera, a large bowl-shaped caldera, and a sea known as the Averrant Sea that has crystal-clear water due to an analogue of a monocellular plankton unique to the seas of Crossing and a complete lack of predators.[1]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Averrant City: the planetary capital and site of the largest non-military spaceport on Crossing; located on Ganse.[1]
  • Crassus: a city on Crossing notable for having an extremely high population of retired military veterans.[1]
  • New Rhodes: a city on Crossing notable for having an extremely high population of retired military veterans.[1]
  • The Shores: a popular tourist destination some fourteen kilometers south of Averrant City.[1]

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 44 systems (41 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Benet 14.5 Hoff 15.2 Lima 18.8 Tallmadge 23.4
Bettendorf 24.4 Harrow's Sun 25.3 Wapakoneta 26.6 Sakhara 26.7
New Ivaarsen 29.3 Bergman's Planet 30.4 Ballentine 30.7 Royal 30.9
New Aberdeen 31.2 Glenmora 32.6 McComb 32.7 Nouveau Toulouse 33.8
Fairfield 35.7 Franklin 36.5 Dahar 37.7 Elidere 39.1
Lucerne 41.0 Allerton 41.3 Misery 43.2 Marlowe's Rift 44.6
Gandy's Luck 45.9 Marduk 46.7 Deshler 46.9 Thestria 49.8
Swales 50.6 Rochester 51.5 Courtney 52.2 Harpster 53.3
Dobson 53.4 Barlow's End 53.6 Emporia 53.9 Tripoli 54.1
Le Blanc 54.6 Turkalia 55.2 Sauk City 55.5 Robinson 57.6
Breed 58.4 Paris 61.5 Tishomingo 62.3 Goldlure 62.9


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