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

Firgrove nearby systems (3151)
Firgrove nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 249.955 : -298.878[e]
Spectral class F4V[1]
Recharge time 175 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Firgrove system is the location of at least one habitable world, Firgrove V, and as at 3145 was located in the June Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System DescriptionEdit

The Firgrove system is located near the Kautokeino and New Syrtis systems[4] and consists of a class F4V primary orbited by at least five planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1]

System HistoryEdit

The Firgrove system was colonized at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[5][6] On the 19th of June 3080 the Taurian Concordat attempted to strike at the Clyde Shipyards by raiding the Firgrove system with the Quixote-class WarShip TCS Vendetta.[7] A fragment of a news broadcast being recorded by the TNS reporter Joshua MacDermott indicated that the Vendetta had been hit by several explosions within a minute of beginning to maneuver after emerging from the jump point, with the First Officer of the Vendetta, Able Ritcher, indicating that the Vendetta had emerged into - or moved into - a minefield of some kind. In addition to the damage inflicted by the explosions, the footage indicated that the Vendetta was being targeted with capital missiles before retreating from the system.[8]

System position 5th[1]
Jump point
16.10 days[1]
Moons 1 (An Claí Fada)[1]
Surface gravity 0.80[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Tipperary[1]
Population 3,395,457,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-D[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political AffiliationEdit

Firgrove VEdit

Planetary DescriptionEdit

Firgrove V - more commonly known simply as Firgrove - is the fifth planet in the system and has a single moon named An Claí Fada. For much of its history an orbital shipyard has been in place above Firgrove.[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Star LeagueEdit

During the twenty-eighth century the significance of Firgrove and its shipyards was such that the planet would be home to the Ninth Syrtis Fusiliers for more than fifty years.[40]


In 3072 Firgrove was assaulted by an unknown Word of Blake force that attacked the replacement depot on that world. Firgrove had become the center of the replenishment system in the near Capellan March. Recent Capellan aggression and the still-turbulent fighting in and around the Pleiades worlds has kept normal Department of the Quartermaster operations stymied. Small units representing the Syrtis Fusiliers and the Avalon Hussars were known to be on-world, and small detachments from several mercenary commands, including the Illician Lancers and the Lexington Combat Group were thought to be in en route. The fate of any of these units is unknown, but presumed lost.

A Blakist Level III landed in force and breached the defensive perimeter before targeting the stored materiel and munitions. Initial reports indicate that they ignored the AFFS defenses until after they had destroyed the materiel in question, although no Blakist units were recovered during the salvage operations. Analysis of unit markings observed by the defenders yielded no known Word of Blake unit: the insignia was a Blake broadsword wearing a roaring lion's[41] (later they would be identified as the 46th Shadow Division).

During the Jihad the Geenock Flight Academy - a for-profit flight academy based at the Ormond Intercontinental Aeroport - reworked its existing maintenance facilities to allow for limited manufacturing, producing the ancient Vulcan aerospace fighter originally manufactured by the Rim Worlds Republic.[1] In the wake of the Jihad the Clyde Shipyards expanded their production, but as late as mid-3081 were still unable to produce at maximum capacity because of Blakist sabotage.[42]

Military DeploymentEdit


  • Seventh Royal Division [43]
  • Eighth Division [43]




  • Ninth Syrtis Fusiliers[46]




Firgrove is a nearly unique combination of environments. Along the equator it has one continent, Thurles, which is dominated by deserts. The second continent, Ormond, has an ecology based on vast peatbog plains.[1]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Tipperary: the planetary capital city, located on Ormond, as were most cities on Firgrove.[1]
  • Geenock: site of the Ormond Intercontinental Aeroport and location of the Geenock Flight Academy.[1]

Industrial CentersEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 36 systems (36 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Kautokeino 15.3 New Syrtis 19.0 Oltepesi 22.3 Drienfontein 22.8
Kaitangata 26.5 Keuterville 28.8 Brusett 29.6 Okains 31.5
Sanurcha 32.7 Zalzangor 32.7 Die Moot 34.6 Hobson 38.7
Fathepur 39.2 Pleiades Cluster 39.5 Kiserian 40.9 Lothair 41.6
Birqash 41.6 Electra 41.8 Maia 42.9 Merope 44.2
Enchi 45.8 Mordialloc 46.4 Werfer 46.9 Marodzi 48.6
Crawford 49.6 Anaheim 51.0 Taygeta 51.7 Victralla 52.8
Ridgebrook 52.8 Cumberland 54.7 Hobbs 55.1 El Kerak 55.9
Warren 56.4 Pietermaritzburg 56.9 Hyalite 58.4 Hè-shì 59.9


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 27, "Firgrove"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 61, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 28, "Vendetta Vengeance"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map [3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
  41. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [28/12/3072]: "Unknown Force Strikes Reorganizing Forces on Firgrove!"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97, "Crucis March"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Historical: Reunification War, p.64
  44. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  45. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  46. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  47. Field Manual: 3145, p. 94, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns - Deployment Table - 3145"
  48. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 302
  49. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 50-51, "RDL-01C Rondel"