Perched on the Davion-Kurita border, the planet Cussar has seen more than its fair share of raids by
military forces sporting the Dragon symbol. During the First Succession War, one battalion of the 38th Avalon
Hussars was stationed on the planet, under the command of Colonel Michael Barlow. A native of the planet, he
knew its mountainous terrain well.
When the Kurita offensive began, Cussar was one of its first targets. Fight as they might, the defenders slowly lost
control of the planet while the Draconis forces destroyed every building, shot every farm animal, burned all the
After receiving news that the Commander of the Combat Region has been killed on Clovis, Colonel Barlow's
superior gave the ROW (Retreat Off-World) order. Colonel Barlow refused to abandon his homeworld. His
commanding officer said this would be folly, and so all the AFFS Dropships left Cussar. Nearly all of Barlow's
battalion remained behind.
Barlow led his battalion into the mountains circling the planet's three major cities. For the next three years, his
'Mechs attacked and harassed the Kurita forces, and Barlow's forces managed to scavenge enough parts and
supplies to keep their machines up and attacking. When their 'Mechs could no longer stand, Barlow and his men
took up rifles and fought on for another ten years.
After almost 14 years of struggle in which Barlow's men had killed countless Kurita soldiers and destroyed tons
of enemy equipment and supplies, the Kurita garrison on Cussar finally killed the last of the guerrilla forces. To
their dismay, however, the Kuritans found that the bravery of Barlow's battalion had renewed the spirit of
rebellion among the citizens of Cussar. Numerous new guerrilla actions were conducted in the name of Colonel
Barlow. It had been difficult enough to battle a clever enemy hidden within the mountains, now the Kuritans faced
enemies hidden within every civilian crowd.
To this day, Colonel Barlow is remembered on Cussar. As the civilian population is still rebellious, three times the
normal number of Draconis troops are stationed there to prevent all-out revolt. Soldiers dread being assigned to
this planet because of the constant terrorism being aimed at them.
Even the planet's name has changed. As the tales of Colonel Barlow's bravery spread throughout the Inner
Sphere, people began to call Cussar "Barlow's Folly." The Draconis Combine itself has bowed to convention and
now identifies Cussar by its new name.
[Aug. 7-14, 3068] FedSuns' commandos perform raids on Barlow's Folly in an attempt to free FCCW-era
[Sept. 20, 3068] Reports that Draconis troops have struck back at House Davion in retaliation for attacking
Barlow's Folly and other undefended worlds along the DC/FS border. House Kurita takes David, followed by
Xhosa VII, Benet III, and Cassias.
 Barlow's Folly was originally part of the Draconis Combine. After the creation of The Republic it
remained so. Barlow's Folly never became part of The Republic. After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress
Republic was created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
 Barlow's Folly witnessed the release of many planets from the control of The Republic.
 Barlow's Folly remains part of the Draconis Combine, House Kurita.
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