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Niven
Astronomy
Planets Niven Colony
Astrography
Affiliation Terran Confederation
Sector Enigma Sector

Niven is a star system in the Enigma Sector. The TCS Concordia visited that system during the Enigma Campaign where it was joined by TCS William Tell as a replacement for TCS Beowulf. Their purpose was to determine if the Kilrathi wer preparing for an assault there.[1] the Kilrathi moved through the system to Ghorah Khar.[2]

Pilots of the Concordia flew several mission while in that system.

In that mission, two P-64C Ferrets tagged Viper 1 and 2 are seen flying around Concordia and William Tell. It is not clear if these ships are piloted by Spirit and/or Banzai.
  • Because of sunspot activity, the Concordia lost contact with Niven, and Maverick flew a Ferret with a comm packet from Geoffrey Tolwyn to the Chief Officer at Niven and engaged a wing of Sarthas. Meanwhile on the Concordia, a traitor killed McGuffin while transmitting the ship's location to the Kilrathi.[3]
  • As Maverick returned to the Concordia, he was ordered by General Snell to escort Free Trader-class transports TCS Bhomis and TCS Excalibur carrying medical supplies for the outpost at Argarrio 2, to the jump point. Meanwhile Downtown escorted a food transport from Niven to Ghorah Khar.[4]
  • Reconnaissance near Niven indicated that the Kilrathi's target was Ghorah Khar and the Concordia prepared to follow. In a Ferret, Maverick flew scout to the Concordia's port side. He encountered phantom fighters but upon his return his flight recorder was stolen and could not prove it.[2] Concordia then jumped to Ghorah Khar.[5]

Trivia

It is possible that the Niven star system is named in homage to author Larry Niven. Niven was the creator of an extraterrestrial race of aggressive honor-bound felines named Kzinti, which have in turn been used as an inspiration for the Kilrathi.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 1)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 4)
  3. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 2)
  4. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Niven series (Mission 3)
  5. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi, Ghorah Khar series (Mission 1)
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