Star Type: K5V
Position in System: 5
Number in System: 9
Number of Moons: 0
Days to Jump Point: 4
Percentage of Surface Water: 0.4
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Gravity: 0.9
Eq. Temperature: 31
Highest Native Life: Mammal
Population: 116,000,000
Capital: Gellen's Heights
Governor: Alex Ravenswood
Planetary Legate: Josef Sparrow
[3057] A sparsely inhabited, forest-covered world with thick jungles around the equator, Sheratan is one of the
most beautiful planets in the Sarna March.

The lush forests and jungles spring from fertile soil, ideal for growing fruits and vegetables from throughout the
Inner Sphere. Agribusiness's such as Addicks Enterprises bought up acres of it, stripped the land of trees, and
turned the bare tracts into huge farms. During the Marik-Liao invasion, it became one of the most bitterly

The Sheratan Knights, a single regiment of warriors utterly dedicated to the Federated Commonwealth, defended
Sheraton from both invading forces and internal rebellions. The planet had suffered a protracted terrorist
campaign by various groups set up and funded by the Capellan secret police since the Forth Succession War,
and so the Knights had superior training in dealing with guerrilla-style warfare. When the Capellan Chancellor
ordered his agents on Sheratan into action concurrent with the invasion, bombings and mass shootings became
commonplace in Sheratan's few large cities. The Sheratan Knights flushed out and destroyed many of the rebel
cells, but vast forests and jungles gave the surviving Liao guerrilla plenty of places to hide.

The arrival of the Fist of Mokal, mercenaries in the employ of the Free Worlds League, turned the tables in the
Liaoists' favor. Seeing that Sheratan was lightly defended, the mercenaries landed in the capital and claimed the
world a Capellan possession. The enraged Knights converged on the capital and engaged the Fist in a hit-and-run
battle, downing several mercenary 'Mechs. Stunned by the attack, Major William Jeffreys ordered two of his
companies to chase the Sheraton Knights into the forests and hunt them down while the third company held the
fort in the capital.

With the aid of the Liao guerrillas, the Fist MechWarriors found and destroyed a battalion of the Knights. The
remaining Knights set the forests ablaze, trapping the mercenaries in a burning hell. Major Jeffreys ordered his unit
to charge through the flames, but escaped with only a company intact. The inferno utterly destroyed the remaining
Liao forces. The mercenary company in the capital retaliated by slaying thousands of civilians. When word of the
brutal killings got out, the Fist of Mokal's contract was declared null and void and the unit itself was proscribed.

Before departing Sheratan, the Fist started fires of its own. Soon, vast tracts of land across the planet were
burning out of control. Unable to cope with the crisis, the planetary government collapsed. Various minor nobles
and other charismatic leaders rose up to fill the power vacuum, and numerous petty kings are constantly
contending with each other for control of the world. Meanwhile, the fires continue to burn, kept at bay only near
the cities. Most of the resources that could be used to fight the fires are instead spent on small-scale warfare
between the various factions. Smoke from the huge blazes makes the days hazy and the nights unnaturally dark.

The Sheratan Knights remain the only potential stabilizing force on the planet, but they control only the shattered
capital of Gellen's Heights and several square kilometers of surrounding territory. Rebel groups funded by the
Capellan Confederation still operate on Sheratan, but the departure of the Marik mercenaries has greatly
diminished their power.

[3132] Once the emerald jewel in the crown of the Terran Hegemony, Sheratan’s surface was a single landmass
blanketed by thick forests, lush jungles, and verdant farmland; dotted by a few, large, landlocked seas.

Sheratan’s ruling family, the Grensons, were staunch supporters of Terra’s Cameron family when they assumed
leadership of the Terran Hegemony and, later, founded the First Star League. In fact, First Lord Jonathan
Cameron married Lady Ludmella Grenson, a connection to the First Star League that Sheratan’s population
remains proud of to this day. During the fall of the First Star League, on the order of the Usurper Stefan Amaris,
the Grenson family was nearly wiped out for its association with the Camerons. With no hereditary rulers, the
Capellan Confederation easily claimed Sheratan after the fall of the First Star League.

Aside from its fertile soil, Sheratan lacks significant resources, so Sheratan’s small population and agriculture
were spared most of the ravages of the Succession Wars. When the Federated Suns invaded the Capellan
Confederation at the outset of the Fourth Succession War, Sheratan was one of many Capellan worlds near
Terra that were cut off from the Confederation and incorporated in the short-lived Tikonov Free Republic.
Sheratan reverted to the Federated Commonwealth when an assassin brought an end to the new Tikonov state.
The subsequent invasion by House Liao troops in the years before the FedCom Civil War left the world ravaged.
By the time of the founding of The Republic of the Sphere, Sheratan’s population had fallen to levels the planet’s
now-meager agricultural output could support and the economy stabilized. When a portion of the Wolf Clan
joined The Republic, interest in Sheratan’s ties to the First Star League led some to settle near Sheratan’s capital
of Gellen’s Heights, further boosting the planet’s economy.

[3132] Sheratan was originally part of the Chaos Marches until the creation of The Republic. Sheratan became
part of Prefecture IV 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] Sheratan was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Sheratan fell under the influence of the Tikonov territory.
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