Aix-la-Chapelle

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Aix-la-Chapelle[edit]

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

Aix-la-Chapelle
Aix-la-Chapelle neighbouring systems
Aix-la-Chapelle neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 76.599 : 162.627[e]
Spectral class A2V[1][2]
Recharge time 163 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

The Aix-la-Chapelle system was the location of at least one inhabited world, Aix-la-Chapelle IV.[2] and as at 3145 Aix-la-Chapelle is located in the Benjamin Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

By the thirty-first century the Aix-la-Chapelle system had recharge stations at both permanent jump points.[2]

System History[edit]

Aix-la-Chapelle was settled during the First Exodus from Terra.[5]

Aix-la-Chapelle IV[edit]

Aix-la-Chapelle
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
43.02[1][2]
Moons 3 (Wester, Julich, Burtscheid)[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.90[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure High (Tainted)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 43°C (Tropical)[1][2]
Surface water 81%[1][2]
Highest native life None[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler District Governor, Cantor Hasegawa (3067)[1]
Capital Rheinphalia[2]
Population 469,500,000 (3067)[1]
500,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-D[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Aix-la-Chapelle IV is the fourth planet in the Aix-la-Chapelle system; the planet has three moons, named Burtsheid, Julich and Wester, and was home to a manufacturing plant owned by Diplan 'Mechyards.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Aix-la-Chapelle IV - more commonly known simply Aix-la-Chapelle - was colonized despite being inhospitable to human life, due to its huge mineral reserves. Within a century of human settlement the planet had been extensively mined and industrialized; by 2600 it was completely self-sufficient in manufacturing. Attempts to raise local livestock, on the other hand, all failed due to the harsh environment and the planet has always needed to import non-agricultural foodstuffs.[1]

Aix-la-Chapelle was a Terran Alliance colony at the time of the Outer Reaches Rebellion of 2236, during which it was subject to harsh repression and struggled to rebuild after being granted independence. By 2250 the planet was still badly off, enough that native business leader Samantha Calderon, who had thrown her money and energy into the reconstruction effort, finally decided to leave Aix-la-Chapelle and went on to found a future Periphery power far from the Inner Sphere.[5]

Aix-la-Chapelle was later incorporated into the expanding Draconis Combine at some point between 2319 and 2571.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the 7th was at 35% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Aix-la-Chapelle has a single landmass named Aachen that dominates the northern hemisphere. With frequent volcanic eruptions underground, and harsh windstorms and tornadoes constantly scouring the surface, Aachen's terrain can be best described as 'hellish'. Nearly all of the planet's cities and settlements are domed and situated in close proximity to magma pockets. Those habitats built outside the domes resemble fortresses.[2] [46]

The planet was home to the Ousi-Uma species.[47]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Belnet: city and location of the Diplan 'Mechyards.[2]
  • The original Kensai Kami school, situated in the wilderness.[46]
  • Old Lyons: city wiped out by an underwater tsunami in 3063.[46]
  • Rheinphalia: the capital city of Aix-la-Chapelle.[2]

Industrial Centers[edit]

  • Diplan 'Mechyards[2]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Otho 13.8 Sendai 14.9 Awano 19.4 Kajikazawa 23.2
Osumi 23.9 Tok Do 24.5 Baldur 25.7 Gram 28.8
Chimpaw 32.5 Sulafat 35.6 Arkab 38.2 Shimosuwa 41.0
Sutama 41.3 Vaajakoski 42.6 Darius 43.6 Trolloc Prime 43.8
Fukuroi 44.4 Shibukawa 45.0 Dove 45.8 Numki 47.3
Cadiz (DC) 47.4 Minakuchi 47.8 Kingtribel 48.4 Ogano 48.9
Odabasi 51.4 Caldrea 52.6 Chandler 53.5 Sakai 54.3
Mersa Matruh 54.6 Benjamin 55.1 Talisker 57.5 Paracale 57.8
Meilen 59.4 Kiesen 59.5 Buckminster 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 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 84, "Aix-la-Chapelle"
  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 2.20 2.21 2.22 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 18, "Aix-la-Chapelle"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "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: Major Periphery States, p. 14, "Strange New Worlds: The Taurian Concordat"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571]"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
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  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  19. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
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  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  31. 31.0 31.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  34. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  37. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  39. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  40. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "DCMS Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [March 3081] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [October 3085] Map"
  43. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 84-85, "Aix-la-Chapelle"
  47. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 171, "Ousi-Uma"

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