Aitutaki

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Aitutaki[edit]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Aitutaki
Aitutaki neighbouring systems
Aitutaki neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -164.64 : -166.56[e]
Spectral class K8II[1][2]
Recharge time 199 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

The Aitutaki system had at least one habitable world[1][2] and as at 3145 was an autonomous system within the Free Worlds League.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Aitutaki system had at least one recharge station by 3079, which was located at the zenith jump point within the system.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Aitutaki system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra[5] by the natives from the Principality of Regulus who founded a commercial waystation on a habitable world within the system.[1]

Aitutaki III[edit]

Aitutaki
Planetary flag of Aitutaki
Planetary flag of Aitutaki
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
3.47 days[2]
Moons None[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.15[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 45°C (Tropical)[1][2]
Surface water 70%[1][2]
Highest native life Reptiles[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke James Kalka (3067)[1]
Capital Ladakh[2]
Population 925,000,000[1][2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-B-B-C[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Aitutaki III - more commonly known simply as Aitutaki - is the third planet in the Aitutaki system. Aitutaki was home to a prestigious military academy, the Aitutaki Academy and has long been associated with the Free Worlds League.

Planetary History[edit]

The commercial waystation founded by the Principality of Regulus on Aitutaki was replaced over time with a thriving agricultural community. In 2414 the Principality adopted Aitutaki as its main military training grounds and dedicated much of the planet to military training, replete with exercise grounds and live-fire ranges. The continent of Simla was given over to the Aitutaki Academy for training, and various facilities were constructed on the island to support that training, including a number of series of fortifications used for both offensive and defensive training and anumber of articial towns used for urban combat training. Simla continued to remain dedicated to supporting the Academy until at least the mid-thirty-first century.[1]

The inhabitants of Aitutaki deliberately seperated planetary governance from the main financial and commercial concerns on the planet, going so far as to place their government in the spaceport city of Ladakh, while making the city of Srinigar some two hundred and fifty kilometers east the main center for finance and manufacturing. Srinigar would grow over time to be home to a tenth of the population by the eve of the Jihad.[1]

The two cities were connected by a high-speed rail link that made it possible to travel between the two cities in approximately an hour. In April 3067 a derailment occured on the line that caused severe disruption despite inflicting no loss of life; the incident was originally believed to be an accident, but after further investigation evidence of sabotage by an unknown organization or entity was discovered.[1]

The Dark Age[edit]

After the shattering of the original Free Worlds League in 3079, Aitutaki would become independent world by the early thirty-second century, breaking away from the newly formed Regulan Fiefs. During its decades of independence Aitutaki ended up being contested between independent nation-states who sometimes warred for control of the planet. The Regulan Fiefs briefly held the world in 3124 after the Fourth Regulan Hussars conducted a daring landing which was disguised as a raid. It would take the neighboring Marik-Stewart Commonwealth's First Free Worlds Guards to force the Fourth Hussars to abandon their claim to the planet.[6] Aitutaki soon fi#ound itself reunited with the newly reformed Free Worlds League in 3139.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3079[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Aitutaki has two continents; one is named Andrine, and the other is an island named Simla.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Aitutaki Academy: a prominant military academy located near or in Srinigar on Andrine.[1]
  • Ladakh: The planetary capital city.[2]
  • Srinigar: city located in the Koram Shan uplands of Andrine.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Regulus 18.4 Köln (FWL) 19.2 Harmony 23.4 Ionus 23.4
Hellos Minor 25.3 Tongatapu 26.1 Atreus (FWL) 26.6 Muscida 29.6
Cameron (FWL) 31.0 Ngake 33.3 Hódmezovásárhely 37.4 New Olympia 39.1
Alterf 41.1 Faleolo 41.2 Manihiki 42.7 Wallis 43.6
Kirkenlaard 45.0 Tiber 45.1 Laureles 45.7 Newcastle 46.2
Heart Fjord 47.1 Avior 47.9 Futuna 51.1 Keeling 51.7
Elektrougli 54.4 Campbelton 54.6 Zempoatlepetl 54.9 Dickinson 56.8
Alta 58.0 Zara 58.1 Norfolk 58.7 Pec 58.8
Dayr Khuna 59.0 Drusibacken 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Handbook: House Marik, p. 63, "Aitutaki Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 15, "Aitutaki"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Principality of Regulus world within the Free Worlds League befor [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3145, p. 28 Sarath - 'Mech's history includes brief occupation of the Regulan Fiefs and MS Commonwealth liberation in 3124 showing the planet was no longer under domination of Regulans.
  7. Era Report: 3145, p. 21 & 38 Timeline & Inner Sphere Map 3145 - Free Worlds League is reborn in July 3rd, 3145 map shows Aitutaki within it border.
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  26. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - August 3079"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135] (Aitutaki is shown laying between Marik-Steward Commonwealth and the Regulan Fief.
  33. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  34. Field Report: FWLM, p. 9, "Principality of Regulus"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Military"

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