The Alioth system is notable as the home of the Alliance, one of the galaxy's three superpowers. The system was the focus of conflict between the Federation and the Empire in the 3200s due to its tremendous mineral wealth, but the expulsion of Federal and Imperial forces by Alioth's indigenous population led to the creation of the Alliance in 3230. The permit for this system can be obtained from the Alioth Independents.

— In-Game Description

Alioth, also known as Epsilon Ursae Majoris, is the capital system of the Alliance. Access to Alioth is restricted, and the permit can only be obtained by becoming Allied with the Alioth Independents minor faction in any system where it has a presence.

The Asp Explorer and the Orca can be purchased at a 20% discount at the starport Irkutsk, provided they are in stock.[1]


After the war between Achenar and the Federation concluded in 2380, the Federation looked to find new resources elsewhere. In 2398, the first of a new wave of colonial missions was sent to the outermost sectors in the opposite direction to the Empire and Lave.[2]

Alioth was colonised in 2452. Survey data and reports had already indicated the rich resources of the system before settlement, but the resources proved richer than expected.[2]

The first colonial settlement in the system was known as 'Fruitcake', the name given owing to the loamy consistency of the planetary surface and its propensity for small mineral deposits.[2]

System Layout

  • Alioth
    • Alioth A Belt
    • Alioth 1
    • Alioth 2
      • Alioth 2 A
      • Alioth 2 B
      • Alioth 2 C
      • Alioth 2 D
      • Alioth 2 E
      • Alioth 2 F
    • Alioth 3
      • Alioth 3 A
      • Alioth 3 B
      • Alioth 3 C
        • Alioth 3 C A
      • Alioth 3 D
    • Alioth 4
    • Alioth 5
    • Bifrost
      • Golden Gate (Coriolis Starport)
      • Mackenzie's Legacy
      • Ousey Rock
        • Irkutsk (Orbis Starport)
      • Miller Rock
        • Melbourne Park (Orbis station)


  • The name Alioth comes from the Arabic word "alyat", meaning a fat tail of a sheep. This star name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2016 and replaced the original name of Epsilon Ursae Majoris.[3] The system first appeared in the Elite series in Frontier: First Encounters, which was released in 1995 and used Alioth as the system's name.



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