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New Lorton, the capital city of Tarnby, butts up against the Blacklick River, which runs east and west. The river bank is, in essence, a massive cliff rising twenty meters up from the wide, fast-moving river. To the north of the city, past the river, is a massive swamp. A methane processing facility once stood here, providing power for half the planet during the Star League era, but it is now nothing but ruins and swamp.

The city itself is divided into sections. The newer sections of the city extend south of the river, in the wide green and open flatlands running down and away from the cliffs. The old sections of the city, Deep Ellum, climbs all the way up to the cliff overlooking the river. The buildings on the cliff are old, dating back to the time when Tarnby was the furthest extent of the old Star League.

The planet's HPG station is located literally on the edge of the cliff. Like many older ComStar stations, it boasts a vast park that extends into the city proper.

[3050] Clan Smoke Jaguar landed on Tarnby in March 3050. Defending the world were the Forth Pesht Regulars. Trinary Assault's heavy and assault OmniMechs launched a furious predawn raid against the inexperienced Fourth Regulars, whose attempts to match the Clan 'Mechs firepower in one-on-one combat failed miserably. The Elementals of Trinary Battle caused some Pesht Regulars to panic - they had never seen Elemental Battlearmor before, and the seemingly unkillable enemy prompted more than a few terrified Kurita soldiers to break and run. The defenders eastern flank swiftly collapsed, and Star Captain Bowen of Trinary Battle exploited this weakness to the utmost in the Jaguars' stunning victory.

[3059] During the second wave of Operation Bulldog, the Second and Third Battalions of the Sixth Ghost Regiment were assigned to re-take Tarnby. On landing, Star Colonel Larry Writh of the 153rd Garrison Cluster challenged them to a race up Mount Neyzari, for control of the planet. Chu-sa Meito Makura was pleased to accept, as his second company commander, Tai-i Jason Nakamura, was a passionate mountain-climbing hobbyist. After a grueling week, Tai-i Nakamura planted the flag of the Draconis Combine on the summit of Mount Neyzari.

System Info:

  • System Name: Tarnby
  • Coordinates: 269.15, 432.93
  • Time to Jump Point: 5.00 days

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 DC
2750 DC
3025 DC
3030 DC
3040 DC
3052 CNC
3057 CNC
3062 DC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Draconis Combine
3050-03-01 Clan Smoke Jaguar
3051-11-01 Clan Nova Cat
3059-07-07 Draconis Combine

System Star Maps:


There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Altona 286.10 425.36 1
Gravenhage 307.48 429.80 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.

Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters:
Impetus of War 5 Limited Availability