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Thorin and the many other planets in close proximity to Terra, were the first planets colonized during latter part of the 23rd century, known as the Exodus period. Even horror stories, like that of bull-sized predators who devoured the entire colony on Thorin, did not dampen the widespread desire to flee the politics and pollution of Terra.

The Hegemony library on Thorin was the largest library ever built. Just outside Ecol City, it was constantly expanded until it filled more than 100 buildings clustered around the huge domed Central Library. The proud people of Thorin boasted that it contained a copy of every published book. Though that claim may not be true, the library was a mind-boggling warehouse of information. During the coup, the Second Amaris Dragoons set it on fire. That single act of wanton violence, consuming every building of the Hegemony Library, set mankind back hundreds of years.

The University of Thorin, one of the "Golden Ten" universities of the Star League, was nestled in the dark forests of Thorin's northern continent. The focus was on economics. The university was severely damaged during the Amaris coup and was later abandoned. The forest has since taken over the deserted campus.

Ecol City is the capital of Thorin, and is situated on the southern most of the two continents.

The Dublin Swamps, which run south and west of Ecol City, are notorious for their difficulty of navigation and as the breeding ground of insects of phenomenal size. The equatorial swamps are nearly two hundred kilometers in diameter, with island-like hills that rise from the shadowy mire.

[3062] Founded in 2832, the Flight Academy of Thorin gained a reputation for producing excellent aerospace pilots and DropShip crews. However, the academy sustained heavy damage during the Succession Wars, limiting its enrolment. The resulting repairs were deemed prohibitively expensive, and so the school limped on without them. As a result, even when the demand for naval crews increased in the '40s and '50s, there was never any likelihood of upgrading the Thorin facility. Instead, the LAAF chose to build a new facility at Alarion and slowly downgrade Thorin. The last class entered the academy in summer 3060 and will graduate in June 3063. At that point, the remaining equipment will relocate to Alarion, as will most of the instructors. Those choosing to retire from the LAAF have been offered employment with Christifori Express, a Thorin-based shipping company.

System Info:

  • System Name: Thorin
  • Coordinates: -23.73, 8.08
  • Star Type: G7V
  • Position in System: 5
  • Time to Jump Point: 6.52 days
  • Recharging Station: Zenith
  • ComStar Facility Class: A
  • Population: 2,159,975,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Avian

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH
2750 TH
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-09-18 Lyran Alliance
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Alioth -59.46 14.08 2
Alkalurops -40.26 45.64 2
Altair 9.39 14.08 2  
Alula Australis -24.52 -4.69 1
Asta 4.17 25.82 2
Athenry 17.73 31.30 2
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 2  
Callison -63.11 -15.13 2
Caph 13.04 -0.52 2
Carver V -5.48 -20.86 2
Castor -41.47 -17.47 2
Chara -29.47 6.52 1
Cor Caroli -62.85 15.65 2
Denebola -13.04 -1.83 1
Devil's Rock -36.51 -15.39 1
Dieron 13.04 15.39 2  
Dyev 5.74 41.21 2
Epsilon Eridani 18.52 -21.39 2  
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Galatea -54.25 34.43 2
Graham IV -23.73 -10.43 1
Imbros III -2.09 34.43 2
Keid 3.13 -10.17 2
Ko -18.26 44.34 2
Lipton -34.16 6.52 1
Lyons -23.21 39.12 2
Marcus -59.46 -15.65 2
Menkent -38.86 20.86 1
Mizar -55.03 20.86 2
Muphrid -27.64 15.39 1
New Earth -12.52 3.13 1  
New Home 7.30 -12.78 2
Nusakan -39.39 44.34 2
Oliver -32.08 -7.04 1  
Outreach -3.13 -34.95 2  
Pollux -31.82 -15.65 1
Procyon -4.96 -10.43 1
Rigil Kentarus -2.87 2.61 1
Saffel 25.82 12.00 2
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 1  
Skye -57.90 52.16 2  
Summer -44.86 26.34 1
Syrma -59.20 40.16 2
Talitha -34.43 -34.95 2  
Terra 0.00 0.00 1  
Van Diemen IV -33.12 -41.99 2
Wyatt -65.46 -9.39 2  
Yorii -8.08 21.39 1
Zavijava -32.08 0.26 1
Zebebelgenubi -52.68 47.99 2
Zollikofen -29.21 19.56 1
Zosma -50.60 -10.43 2

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Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters: Amazon.com:
Measure of a Hero 27 Limited Availability
Endgame 3 Limited Availability