The Freehold system is one of the planetary systems connected to the Ring network. It was colonized by humans after this ancient network of wormhole gates was re-established by the Ring Station.

History[edit | edit source]

Freehold is a system where the settlers adhere to a strict policy of individual rights and responsibility. All first settlers came from Earth.[1]

Initially led by governor Payne Houston, he is unseated by Semple Marks after a dispute with the Transport Union.[2]

The Rocinante crew escape back to Freehold at the end of Persepolis Rising based on Clarissa's recommendation.

System Composition[edit | edit source]

Gravitational governor[edit | edit source]

  • Freehold's star

Orbiting bodies[edit | edit source]

  1. Freehold
  2. Planet (uninhabitable)[3][4]
  3. Gas giant #1 (called "Big Brother")[4]
    1. Moon with Draper Station
  4. Gas giant #2
  5. Gas giant #3
  6. Ring icon.pngFreehold Gate

See also[edit | edit source]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 2: Bobbie
  2. The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 4: Holden
  3. The Expanse Novel Persepolis Rising - Chapter 1: Drummer
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Expanse Novel Tiamat's Wrath - Chapter 37: Alex

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