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

Otisberg nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -486.472 : 125.07[e]
Spectral class F9V[1]
Recharge time 180 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Otisberg system was the location of at least one habitable world, Otisberg IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Rim Commonality.[2][3]

System DescriptionEdit

The Otisberg system is located close to the Gillfillan's Gold and Wingzar systems[2][3] and consists of a class F9V primary orbited by at least four planets.[1]

System HistoryEdit

The Otisberg system was either colonised by the Rim Worlds Republic during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War or was an already-inhabited system that became significant enough during this era for the nations of the Inner Sphere to begin recording its location on maps.[4][5]

Otisberg IVEdit

System position 4th[1]
Jump point
11.19 days[1]
Moons 1 (Miloe)[1]
Surface gravity 1.03[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 23°C (Cool-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 47%[1]
Highest native life Avian[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Troy[1]
Population 35,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-C-A[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Otisberg IV - commonly referred to simply as Otisberg - is the fourth planet in the system and has a single moon named Miloe.[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Clan InvasionEdit

Otisberg was one of six former Rim Worlds Republic worlds to be involved in discussions in the 3040s about possibly forming a new nation as a result of the rising popularity of the Unification Movement. While the Movement had been steadily gaining popularity in the first half of the 3040s as a result of the lectures and speeches given by James Moroney in support of the cause, many were still very concerned that unifying would simply make them a more popular target for the pirates and bandits that already periodically raided the various worlds. A devastating pirate attack on Otisberg in November 3046 underscored this and nearly derailed the process completely, but with the arrival and support of the Able's Aces mercenary unit, led by an officer born on Otisberg, the collective populations of the six worlds agreed to form the Rim Collection in 3048.[6]

The JihadEdit

During the Jihad Otisberg devoted huge amounts of effort to excavating the buried remains of factories from the Star League era, and then repairing those assembly lines that could be repaired.[1] Rim Motors subsequently took advantage of the educated refugees who were fleeing the battles being fought in the nearby Circinus Federation, using their knowledge and skills to aid in the renovation of the ancient factory ruins.[7] As a result of these assorted efforts, by the closing stages of the Jihad Rim Motors had managed to operate a production line in Amarison on Salvation for several years, producing RetroTech Commando-class BattleMechs.[1] The quality of these Commandos was considered to be remarkably high, given the speed with which they were being constructed.[7] The production of RetroTech 'Mechs continued even after the end of the Jihad.[8]

Political AffiliationEdit


Otisberg has three continents named Ashland, Purgatory and Salvation. Otisberg is a volcanically active planet, and while the volcanic soil is fertile, working the soil was relatively dangerous because of the ongoing volcanic activity.[1]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Amariston: the location on Salvation of the Rim Motors manufacturing facilities.[1]
  • Troy: the planetary capital city, located on Salvation.[1]

Industrial CentersEdit


The Otisberg system doesn't appear on maps in Handbook: House Steiner, Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18 & 25 and Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, but does appear on maps of the same time period contained in other sources.

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 28 systems (25 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Gillfillan's Gold 16.3 Wingzar 21.3 Beckars 23.9 Malacca 26.9
Parvan 27.8 Merlynpede 30.4 Moroney 31.3 Zinal 32.7
Harlez 32.9 All Dawn 39.7 Apinzel 40.2 Heathville 40.6
Solor 41.1 Shalaine 43.0 Hinckley 43.1 Vortalcoy 43.3
Meghy 45.2 Halifax 45.7 Timbuktu 49.7 Viborg 49.7
Wiltshire 50.6 Able's Glory 52.3 Lande 54.1 Ceram 56.1
Waypoint 58.0 Pasemah 61.8 Sidon 62.5 Karkkila 62.9


  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 Objectives: Periphery, p. 28, "Otisberg"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map - [2596] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 173-174, "Beginnings"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objectives: Periphery, p. 28, "Industrial Update"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 117, "Lesser Periphery States"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  23. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Rim Collection & Circinus Federation"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms Map"
  26. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 174, "Rim Collection - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  28. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. Objectives: Periphery, p. 28, "Rim Motors"