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The Basilisk System was a star system in the galactic north of the Manticore System, containing a terminus of the Manticore Wormhole Junction. It was annexed by the Star Kingdom of Manticore to secure the terminus, which brought in a lot of civilian traffic.

Star GeographyEdit

Basilisk was bordered by the Republic of Haven to the east, the Silesian Confederacy to the west. Manticore was 210 light years to the south.

The system consisted of a G5 star and had a single habitable planet, Medusa, which orbited it at a distance of about seven light minutes.[1] (HH1, HH3)

HistoryEdit

After the discovery of the wormhole terminus, the Manticoran government pushed for the annexation of Basilisk, a move that was opposed by several anti-expansionist factions in Parliament, led by the Conservative Association. King Roger III was eventually able to win a majority for the plan by blackmailing the Earl of Summercross, who had been caught taking illegal campaign contributions. (Companion)

The system was offically annexed by Manticore in 1865 PD to control the terminus. Manticore built a station in the system and assigned Royal Manticoran Navy vessels to protect the system. However, due to muddled politics, the Act of Annexation limited the picket and no fixed fortifications were permitted. Being assigned to the post was soon considered a banishment.

In 1901 PD, a larger RMN force was stationed at the system, after the People's Republic of Haven attempted to take over the system through a native uprising. (HH1)

By 1905 PD, the local picket had been increased to three battle squadrons. Basilisk was a target of the Havenite Operation Perseus I, which had the goal of gaining control of the Basilisk Terminus. (HH3)

See also: Basilisk Station

Local peerage Edit

A peerage for the system, the Duchy of Basilisk, was created and given to then-Crown Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth III. (HHA2.3: QG) ("House of Steel")

The planet Medusa eventually became a peerage in its own right, the Barony of Medusa. It was given to Estelle Matsuko for her exemplary work as the planet's governor. (SI1)

Stations Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Medusa is mentioned as being within three light minutes of a drone envelope deployed at ten light minutes distance.

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