The Basilisk System was a star system in the galactic north of the Manticore System, containing a terminus of the Manticore Wormhole Junction. It was annexed by the Star Kingdom of Manticore to secure the terminus, which brought in a lot of civilian traffic.
After the discovery of the wormhole terminus, the Manticoran government pushed for the annexation of Basilisk, a move that was opposed by several anti-expansionist factions in Parliament, led by the Conservative Association. King Roger III was eventually able to win a majority for the plan by blackmailing the Earl of Summercross, who had been caught taking illegal campaign contributions. (Companion)
The system was offically annexed by Manticore in 1865 PD to control the terminus. Manticore built a station in the system and assigned Royal Manticoran Navy vessels to protect the system. However, due to muddled politics, the Act of Annexation limited the picket and no fixed fortifications were permitted. Being assigned to the post was soon considered a banishment.
By 1905 PD, the local picket had been increased to three battle squadrons. Basilisk was a target of the Havenite Operation Perseus I, which had the goal of gaining control of the Basilisk Terminus. (HH3)
- See also: Basilisk Station
- Basilisk Traffic Control at the mouth of the Basilisk Terminus (HH1, HH2)
- Medusa Gold and orbital warehouses on the orbit of Medusa (HH8)
- Medusa is mentioned as being within three light minutes of a drone envelope deployed at ten light minutes distance.