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Dromini nearby systems (3151)
Dromini nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -20.939 : 66.122[e]
Spectral class K8IV[1]
Planets 11[1]

The Dromini system was home to at least one habitable world, Dromini VI, and as at 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System DescriptionEdit

The Dromini system is located near the La Blon and Sabik systems[2][3] and consists of a class K8IV primary orbited by eleven planets.[1]

System HistoryEdit

The Dromini system was colonized at some point during the First Exodus from Terra and by the end of the Age of War had been incorporated into the Lyran Commonwealth.[4][5]

Dromini VIEdit

Dromini VI
System position 6[1]
Jump point
2 days[1]
Moons None (ringed world)[1]
Surface gravity 0.74[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[1]
Surface water 64%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Roland Focht, Governor (3130)[1][6]
Brian Wolfe, Legate (3130)[1][6]
Capital Franchelco[1]
Population 839,000,000 (3130)[1][6]

Dromini VI is the sixth planet in the Dromini system, and while it lacks a moon the planet is encircled by an impressive ring of dust and ice.[1] This asteroid ring is known as "Hell's Black Acre", and is implied to have inspired the name of the Hell's Black Aces aerospace-based mercenary unit.[7]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Succession WarsEdit

Located on the border between the Draconis Combine and Lyran Commonwealth, Dromini VI was a frequent staging ground for raids into enemy territory during the Succession Wars. The world frequently changed hands, moving between Combine and Commonwealth several times during the Succession Wars. As a result the population became a mix of German/Scottish and Japanese. Though there were frequent clashes between hotheaded members of both cultures, most of the population embraced a "live and let live" attitude.[1]

During the Third Succession War Dromini VI was probably best known as the site of Wolf's Dragoons assault into the Combine in 3021. That attack smashed the forces gathered by the Dragon for an invasion of the Commonwealth.[1]

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Following the successes achieved by the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran offensive launched in late 3028,[8] a lull settled over the front while the LCAF consolidated its gains, rested and resupplied its troops and fought with counter-attacking Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery units. General Jack Sphire, Margrave of the Ryde Theater of the Commonwealth, was responsible for devising a plan to break the deadlock on offensive operations against the combine in the Ryde area of operations. Ryde's plan, dubbed Operation HOLDUR, was designed to seize further systems by deploying all available troops, up to and including planetary militia forces. HOLDUR was risky, but Sphire hoped that by launching quick and forceful attacks using the BattleMech regiments available to him, the DCMS would be left with too little time to make further counterattacks. Archon Katrina Steiner approved the plan and mobilized additional 'Mech regiments to support HOLDUR, deploying regiments that had previously been held in reserve. When assigning these additional forces, the Archon dictated that these forces had to be used at the Terran end of the Ryde area, so that they could respond to any attacks originating from the Free Worlds League. This led Sphire to adjust his plan somewhat, but on the 1st of JUne 3029 Operation HOLDUR began, with the better part of a hundred assorted regiments deploying from the Federation of Skye to attack eight Combine systems.[9]

Dromini VI was one of the worlds targeted by Operation HOLDUR; the attack on Dromini VI was unusual, in that only conventional forces were deployed. Dromini VI was garrisoned by eleven assorted DCMS militia regiments, but at the time of the attack many of the defenders were helping to bring in the rice harvest; when ten assorted LCAF armor and infantry regiments landed alongside three militia infantry regiments from Kochab they were able to take advantage of the importance of the rice harvest, making their victory easier than originally anticipated.[9]

The Lyran hold on Dromini VI was soon tested; Tai-sa Theodore Kurita had been responsible in large part for the lack of progress Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG had made in the Dieron Military District, and while Sphire was planning HOLDUR, Theodore had been planning his own counterattack. Dubbed Operation Contagion, Theodore's plan called for the capture of a lightly defended planet inside the Commonwealth's borders to use as a springboard for offensives against vulnerable worlds behind the front lines. Theodore selected Dromini VI as the ideal world, and with the support of the other senior officers in the region - aided by a proposal from Duke Aldo Lestrade to trade a few worlds in exchange for support from Theodore in declaring the Federation of Skye independent of the Commonwealth - and on the 5th of August ISF commandos dropped on Dromini VI. Within a week the ISF troopers had organized guerilla forces, overpowered the small Lyran garrison and begun impersonating them, using Commonwealth uniforms and codes to deceive Lyran ships in the system.[10]

Desperate to halt any Combine invasion, the LCAF sent the elite Frederick Steiner-led Tenth Lyran Guards and associated Loki support on a suicide mission, successfully inflicting heavy losses and crippling many of the Combine JumpShips, Frederick trading his life for those of his men. Following this with a more conventional invasion attempt by the heavily outnumbered First Royal Guards and the mercenary Barrett's Fusiliers, the threat of being trapped behind enemy lines finally convinced Theodore to pull his troops back.[11]

Dark AgeEdit

The generally peaceful coexistence managed by the local population on Dromini VI and a number of other worlds was the inspiration for the relocation directives imposed by Devlin Stone on the Republic of the Sphere during the Dark Age. By the mid-thirty-second century the inhabitants of Dromini VI were a heterogeneous mix of descendants from all of the Successor States bar the Capellan Confederation, as well as having some Clan heritage. The cosmopolitan lifestyle enjoyed by those living on the planet was a model for others throughout the Republic, as well as making Dromini VI an excellent venue for trade between the Republic and its neighbors. Whilst the planetary capital city, Franchelco, was the main trade hub on the planet, other major shipping ports and commercial centers could be found on every continent.[1]

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary RulersEdit


  • Planetary Governor Roland Focht[1]
  • Planetary Legate Brian Wolfe[1]

Military DeploymentEdit


Dromini VI has four continents named Apokayik, Epoure, Kodersia and Vijave.[1]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Franchelco: the planetary capital city, located on Vijave.[1]
  • Franchelo Province:[72]


Some publications refer to Dromini IV. [73] This is likely a typographical error referring to Dromini VI.

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 64 systems (62 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sabik 12.2 La Blon 12.8 Skondia 15.2 Atria 15.3
Alrakis 15.8 Kessel 19.2 Balkan 22.3 Ko 22.4
Lone Star 22.6 Nai-Stohl 23.3 Unukalhai 25.6 Alkalurops 25.7
Alphecca 26.2 Nusakan 26.7 Moore 26.7 Lyons 27.5
Komephoros 29.0 Konstance 30.3 Kaus Australis 31.8 Kaus Media 31.9
Ryde 35.4 Lambrecht 35.4 Zebebelgenubi 36.4 Kimball 36.7
Dyev 36.7 Marfik 37.2 Imbros 37.2 Eltanin 38.3
Skye 39.0 Rocky 41.6 Ascella 42.7 Chaville 42.9
Kuzuu 44.0 Vega 44.0 Kaus Borealis 44.3 Carnwath 45.2
Syrma 45.8 Galatea 45.9 Summer 46.5 Menkent 46.5
Yorii 46.8 Kochab 47.4 Zollikofen 47.5 Baxter 47.7
Asta 47.7 New Wessex 48.1 Pike 49.1 Izar 50.0
Muphrid 51.3 Athenry 52.1 Cebalrai 54.7 Alnasi 55.3
Killbourn 55.3 Alya 56.3 Mizar 56.6 Glengarry 56.9
Haddings 57.1 Yed Posterior 57.9 Corridan 57.9 Thorin 58.2
Kervil 58.6 Kannon 59.0 Freedom 60.1 Altair 60.2


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