Mainz is a Core Systems-aligned planet in the Rhine System of Manticore Sector.

Planetary Data

Geographic Data

Mainz is an Earth-sized world with a heavily polluted atmosphere. Bodies of water account for less than 50% of the planet's surface area. Surface gravity is equal to 1g. Average planetary pressure is 1.2 atmospheres.


The planetary population is close to 4 billion citizens, most of whom are of recent Core Systems descent. However, the presence of a Spartan installation in orbit during the CS-Spartan War led to a small but growing population of Spartan lineage.


Mainz is a sector power in industrial might; nearly 40% of manmade constructions on the planet's surface are devoted to production. Companies like Inratech Consumer Production and Halcyon Pharmaceuticals dominate the private sector, making it difficult (if not impossible) for small start-ups to thrive in Manticore Sector. Mainz's natural resources fuel this immense production craze, but cannot fill all the needs; one niche that has been left open is the opening of shipping firms, which have bloomed in the vacuum of workable ships belonging to the planetbound corporations.


In the aftermath of the CS-Spartan War, the Spartan-appointed planetary government was removed by the Republic Armed Forces and a Spartan-imprisoned businessman named Carm Darion was appointed as planetary governor and representative to the Core Systems. However, their choice for governor was poorly thought out at best, as Darion proved to be loyal but corrupt to the bone. Mainz Planetary Authority under his oversight turned every cent they could scrounge towards Darion's coffers - strictly for planetary defense purposes, of course.

Travellers' Information


There are no major travel advisories in effect for planet Mainz. Travellers visiting the planet are recommended to have breather units on hand to avoid short-term respiratory distress.

Travellers' Resources

Mainz houses a Class-A landing facility - one hundred twenty berths for ships up to 2000 tons in displacement, and four landing zones for ships up to cruiser size. Several of the corporations on-planet have their own private docks (of up to Class-C rating), but those are rarely open for public docking. There is no TAS facility on Mainz - it was destroyed in the CS-Spartan War, and has yet to be rebuilt.


Mainz is within range of the following systems (for a ship equipped with a Jump-2 enabling drive):

  • Rhine System (In-system)
  • Ganges System (Jump-1)
  • Volga System (Jump-1)
  • Yangtze System (Jump-1)
  • Amur System (Jump-2)
    • Harbin B7A9644-9 Ni Consulate, Research, Scout, TAS Amber
  • Hudson System (Jump-2)
    • Hudson C666644-D Ga, Ri Consulate, TAS
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