[3062] Though only a regional militia, the Lyons FTM shot to fame when Peter Steiner-Davion, younger sibling of
Archon Katherine and Prince Victor, chose to serve with them rather than a front-line regiment. However, the
young duke's presence also brought unwanted attention to the unit in the form of the Free Skye Militia, the militant
arm of the Free Skye movement. This attention culminated in the Bellerive incident, which claimed the lives of
almost six hundred Free Skye sympathizers.

Though the LIC believed the incident was staged by Free Skye to provoke outrage against the Archon-Prince,
the absence of hard evidence wither way prompted Victor to seal all records of the incident and reassign Peter
and his lance. Though this action slowed the spread of rebellion in Skye, it did not halt it, with accusations of a
cover-up rife. Furthermore, with the heavy LIC presence associated with Peter removed and among widespread
rumors of the Bellerive incident, the militia, once free of Skye influence, has drifted into Robert Kelswa-Steiner's

[3132] Lyons was a modest world when first discovered, with ample resources but few features that truly stood
out among the hundreds of worlds being colonized at the time. Warm, with a very terrestrial climate, fertile soil,
and a host of common metals within easy reach of mining interests, only the unusually high amount of volcanic
activity, particularly along the central mountain ranges of the primary continent of Fedkirk, makes the world
distinctive. To avoid the worst of the chronic eruptions and lava flows of the so-called Fedkirk Fire Chain,
settlements on Fedkirk were established on the farthest coasts, leaving much of the interior region unspoiled and
sparsely populated. Additional cities grew up on the smaller continents of Glastone, Leuben, and Pairse, including
the planetary capital of Clovis' Point (originally named David's Point, but renamed to honor one of Lyons most
outstanding citizens), which occupies the end of Glastone's northernmost peninsula. With mining and
manufacturing concerns limited in scope, Lyons developed only a modest commercial industry, but enough to
attain self-sufficiency in short order.

When the Terran Alliance fell, the people of Lyons hardly felt the loss until the Terran Hegemony rose in its place
and annexed the planet with ease. The Lyran Commonwealth, however, took an active interest in Lyons as a
potential center for trade, and negotiated with the Hegemony for joint administration during the Star League era.
Unfortunately, with the fall of the League, Lyons's prominence seemed to come to an end. In the Succession
Wars that followed, the world was raided several times, as might be expected for a Lyran/Draconis border
planet, but a dedicated aerospace defense force based on its single moon often discouraged the casual raiding
force. After the Succession Wars, Lyons rose in stature again as the linchpin world of the so-called Lyons
Thumb, a region of Lyran-occupied space extending into the Draconis Combine that remained under constant
threat from House Kurita for decades. Unfortunately, the rise of the Free Skye movement hindered defensive
operations, and some experts say contributed to the planet's eventual fall to the Combine at the onset of the
FedCom Civil War. Remarkably, Lyons came through all the collective fighting of the Star League's fall, the
Succession Wars, the FedCom Civil War, and even the Jihad with minimal damage. Today, the planet is home to
a diverse mix of Republic citizens whose origins include the Draconis Combine, the Free Worlds League, and
even Clan Ghost Bear, as well as a healthy dose of the native Lyran-descendant population.

[3132] Lyons was originally part of the Draconis Combine until the creation of The Republic.  Lyons became part
of Prefecture IX under the control 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.
[3135] Lyons was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Lyons joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: F8V
Position in System: 2 (of 4)
Number of Moons: 1 (Bier)
Days to Jump Point: 12
Surface Water: 77%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 0.99
Equatorial Temp: 46° C
Highest Native Life: Reptiles
Population: 957,000,000
Capital: Clovis' Point
Governor: Nancy Carter
Planetary Legate: Ulga Jarmann
Continents: Elise, Ballay, Renaria
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