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Thuban

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

Thuban
Thuban nearby systems (3151)
Thuban nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -196.264 : 117.823[e]

Two different and apparently mutually exclusive descriptions for Thuban exist:

  • According to the novel Operation Excalibur, Thuban (Alpha Draconis) is a binary star system of two blue-white A0-class stars circling each other at a distance of thirty-two million kilometers with a period of fifty-one standard days.[1] The radiation was described as "demonic" and uncomfortably high even out at the jump point. The inhabited "planet" in the Thuban system is a hollow, "inside-out" world built into a moon-sized asteroid by Star League engineers. Its spin had been hastened to the point where centrifugal forces provided gravity on the inside. The enclosed environment is entered through airlocks, and light is piped in as needed.[1]
  • Conversely, the short story Damage Control describes Thuban as a vast open-environment world with a breathable atmosphere and wide, lava-encrusted plains around Scorpius Mons, the planet's largest highest volcano.[2]

Political AffiliationEdit

Military DeploymentEdit

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Scorpius Mons: Volcano.[36]
  • Scorpius Planus: Flat, arid wasteland surrounding Scorpius Mons.[36]


Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 28 systems (27 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Gallery 9.8 Graz 22.3 Tetersen 27.8 Chukchi 31.5
Lintz 31.7 Dagda 33.8 Dresden 37.1 Tharkad 37.9
Colinas 40.1 Callisto 40.1 Gibbs 40.4 Turinge 41.4
Eutin 41.8 Donegal 43.7 Hegel 44.4 Forkas 44.7
Greenlaw 52.0 Aur 52.2 McKellan 52.4 Westerstede 53.4
Aristotle 54.2 Cameron 54.6 Bjornlunda 54.9 Horneburg 57.1
Smolnik 57.5 Jaumegarde 59.0 Mesa Verde 59.8 Ciotat 60.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Operation Excalibur, p. 104 (PDF edition; page number may vary for print edition)
  2. Damage Control
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "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. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  36. 36.0 36.1 Storms of Fate, Ch. 14

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