Andurien’s heritage is filled with ironies and contrasts. It was a constant source of contention between Houses Marik and Liao during the Age of War, yet has been virtually unscarred by the violence of the Succession Wars. Over the last 150 years, it’s military forces have seldom seen combat, but wear more honors and decorations than the Marik Hall of Heroes. Although its leaders are descendants of men who helped forge the Free Worlds League, they often seem bent on tearing it apart.
Though much-contested, Andurien has the distinction of having never been heavily damaged by an invading force. Its defenders have traditionally been more willing to offer their services to attackers rather than to let them devastate the planet. The planet still has the appearance of a wealthy, populous world, though MechWarriors (and their war machines) are not an uncommon sight. Andurien is most famous for its extensive Botanical Gardens, which boast samples of rare plants and trees from across the Inner Sphere. It was built by the hypochondriac Duke Allard of Andurien in the late twenty-fifth century.
The primacy of the Humphreys family has never been seriously questioned, despite the sometimes erratic actions of its ruling scions. Even today, the political climate in the capital city Jojoken appears as serene as the famed botanical gardens that stretch to the north of the city. It appears likely, however, that the loyalty of the people of Andurien will be put to its strongest test ever if Dame Catherine goes through with her plans to secede from the League (with the help of Kyalla Centrella, the Magistrix of Canopus).
 Though there have been no major uprisings since Andurien's unsuccessful bid for independence in 3030, a certain amount of civil unrest is constant in the duchy. Enemies of the Free Worlds League will find vital military intelligence readily available here, along with other types of assistance. As a result, the regular units stationed here maintain a higher alert status.
- System Name: Andurien
- Coordinates: -39.90, -318.70
- Star Type: G0V
- Position in System: 5
- Time to Jump Point: 10.43 days
- Recharging Station: Zenith
- ComStar Facility Class: A
- Population: 4
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibians
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|2569-08-15||Terran Hegemony/Capellan Confederation/Free Worlds League|
|2821-12-31||Free Worlds League|
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