Alcyone

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Alcyone
Alcyone neighbouring systems
Alcyone neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 129.76:-197.58[e]
Spectral class K0[1]
Planets 2+[1]

The Alcyone system is home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Sirdar Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Alcyone system has been inhabited since at least 2306; it was during early 2306 that groups of pirates from Kluane who had been raiding Capellan Hegemony border worlds during the war fought between the Hegemony and the Sarna Supremacy were defeated in a decisive naval victory. That victory was only possible because forces from the St. Ives Mercantile League and the Chesterton Trade Federation had entered the conflict in support of the Hegemony.[4]

During the years between the defeats suffered by the Federated Suns over worlds such as Beten Kaitos and Emerson in 2321 and Lucien Davion's retirement in 2332, other worlds with important resources—such as Alcyone—came into dispute. Federated Suns forces were pushed off-world,[5] most probably by forces from the St. Ives Mercantile League, as Alcyone was affiliated with the Mercantile League when the Capellan Confederation came into being in 2367.[6]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

According to the apocryphal writeup for Duke Leopold Ransom of Alcyone in BattleTechnology #0101, p. 4 ("Hiring Hall"), the world Alcyone was discovered by Captain Alfred Daniels of the Terran Survey Ship Seeker in 2214 and named after his daughter Alcyone Daniels.

The system, although commonly referred to as Alcyone after its primary inhabited planet, is in fact called Alsun or Al's Sun by the natives, and listed in navigational ephemerides as "NSC E 4-008, 332". The planet Alcyone is thus formally Alsun II.

The planet Alcyone is rated earthlike, described to feature a terrestrial ecosystem and standard nitrogen-oxygen atmospere. The given population as of 3027 amounts to several hundred million inhabitants.

Raided several times by Capellan Confederation warfleets, Alcyone suffered heavy destruction including several cities that were never rebuilt during the first and second succession wars and is marginally self-sufficient as of 3027. Most notably, it features the Hobson-Redeye factory outside of the capital city of Gratura which manufactures core assemblies for medium and large lasers.

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Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

3085[edit]

- In 3085 the Alcyone CMM was at 90% of full strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Daniels 5.3 Khi 9.4 Knutdor 15.7 Dowles 16.1
Bethel 17.3 Redfield 18.4 Monhegan 19.2 Shoreham 21.0
Gahral 22.9 Alto 23.5 Armaxa 24.7 St. Ives 26.2
Hurgh 26.6 Royalston 27.5 Necromo 28.4 Adler 28.7
Andro 28.8 Laong 29.7 Stein's Folly 30.1 Staffin 30.9
Turko 31.2 Noh-wan Hohm 31.7 Nashuar 32.5 Gallitzin 34.2
Weekapaug 35.5 Quittacas 35.9 Cammal 37.4 Bahl's Retreat 39.5
Vintru 40.4 Maharet 41.1 Ares 41.7 Taga 42.0
Mentasta 42.7 Capricorn III 43.6 Haappajarvi 43.8 Brabent 44.6
Namen 45.9 Helixmar 46.1 Beid 46.5 Oli 46.8
Orbisonia 47.1 Monongahela 47.4 Scituate 47.5 Gurnet 49.4
Lhasa 50.0 Zindao 50.2 Brighton 50.7 Kek 50.8
Lee 51.1 Novaya Zemlya 52.9 New Sagan 53.7 Perkasie 53.8
Atlas 54.1 Maladar 54.3 Kittery 54.4 Spica 54.7
Corella 55.1 Tsingtao 55.9 Wappingers 56.6 Blida 57.5
Aosia 58.9 Minnacora 59.0 St. Loris 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 BattleTechnology #0101, p. 4 ("System overview" entry)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 24, "Muskegon"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Founding [2317]" (tip of outline barely visible at the edge of the page between Gallitzin and Redfield)
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War [2571]"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War [2822]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War [2864]"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  30. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  36. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated SunsDeployment Table [3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  41. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  42. 42.0 42.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11, "Operation RAT"
  43. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  44. 20 Year Update, p. 21, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  45. Objective Raids, p. 14, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  46. 46.0 46.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 31, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"

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