Twenty years later, the Star League returned to find a vibrant and flourishing community. Stunned beyond belief, officials soon realized that their information had been mistaken. Even with only one very large landmass, the continent of Insel Desteufels (Devil’s Island), named after the infamous prison island on Terra, the people had thrived. The continent was a virtual paradise, and they named their capital Utopia.
Inarcs had many island chains that would be exploited for their mineral resources. Huge iron-ore and precious metals were discovered in the Vespia Mountain ranges. The Star League pardoned the colonists and allowed industries to come to the planet. Blackstone Industries was first to set up mining operations, shipping refined metal to its other BattleMech plants, though dozens of others rushed to follow suit decades later. Today, Inarcs is an important cog in the Alliance military machine, providing BattleMechs as much as other war-fighting material to the LAAF.
 The Blackstone Highlanders mercenary unit was originally created more than 75 years ago to defend the Blackstone family's industrial holdings on Inarcs. The command's main financial support still comes from Blackstone Industries, and the unit often serves as the company's garrison force on Inarcs, which is effectively their homeworld. Additionally, the Highlanders act as field testers for the 'Mechs manufactured at Blackstone BattleMechs, which opened in 3053.
The Highlanders work for outside clients as well. The unit has a long-standing contract for pirate hunting in the Coventry Province, and recently the Highlanders completed at two-year contract with ComStar's Explorer Corps, helping to map the anti-spinward deep Periphery.
The Blackstone family has dominated the industrial landscape of Inarcs ever since the planet's accidental founding as a Star League-era penal colony ages ago. Over time, the family's wealth and influence became so great that they forged their own corporate security force and mercenary command, dubbed the Blackstone Highlanders, primarily to secure their interests at home and abroad.
In 3053, under a license with the Federated Commonwealth government, the Blackstones graduated to BattleMech production when they upgraded their Erewhon factories to produce the Star League- designed Enfield medium BattleMech. Just three years later, as the first run of the new 'Mechs had finally begun to roll off the assembly lines for assignment to FedCom border troops, Blackstone won a second government contract to produce the Talon, a light 'Mech not seen since the last Star League-era facility producing them was annihilated in the mid-2800s.
Though such strokes of luck made the Blackstones a household name almost overnight, the demand for both of the company's designs remains far greater than the actual output. Blackstone BattleMechs is years behind on orders to the Lyran Alliance and the Federated Suns governments, and new plant expansions are expected soon to alleviate the strain.
- System Name: Inarcs
- Coordinates: -297.83, 340.60
- Star Type: K9III
- Position in System: 5
- Time to Jump Point: 3.31 days
- Recharging Station: Nadir
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 655,300,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibians
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