Alhena

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Alhena[edit]

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

Alhena
Alhena neighbouring systems
Alhena neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -82.47 : -14.52[e]
Spectral class A5VI & G2V[1]
Planets 4[1]

The Alhena system was a binary star system with four planets, one of which was habitable - Alhena II - and as at 3145 was located in the Republic Remnant.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Alhena system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Alhena II[edit]

Alhena
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
33 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.91[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C[1]
Surface water 16%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Urvane Quinneton (Governor)[1]
Nabila Callah (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Focci's Point,[1]
Population 5,467,000[1]

Alhena II - more commonly referred to simply as Alhena - is the second planet of four in the Alhena system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Alhena is a world that travels between two suns via an eccentric orbit. This orbit leads to long winters and short summers. The lack of arable land on the surface and a lack of free water on the surface meant that Alhena's residents needed to import most of their food. The importance of trade for the population cannot be overemphasized: during the Jihad Alhena's trade was so badly disrupted that nearly ten percent of the world's population starved to death during the long winter.[1]

Shortly after the world was inducted into the Republic of the Sphere, scientists detected several instabilities in the smaller, innermost sun. These instabilities are reminiscent of other stars that have gone nova. As a result, the Alhenan government has drafted a series of evacuation plans in case the worst comes to pass and the star does explode.[1]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the mid-3140s the Wolf Empire launched an attack on Alhena, in which the Clan Wolf forces replicated tactics the forces of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth used when attempting to fight off the invasion by the Wolf forces a little while earlier; the Wolf units deployed Xiphos Assault Battle Armor squads a few hundred meters behind the defending forces, with orders to savage the artillery supporting the defenders. The only factor that prevented the tactic from being a complete success was the relative inexperience of the Wolf Empire forces - without that, the Remnant forces would have suffered a major defeat.[5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Governor Urvane Quinneton[1]
  • Planetary Legate Nabila Callah[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Focci's Point: The planetary capital city.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Chertan 7.8 Wing 8.1 Shiloh 11.1 Dubhe 12.0
Dieudonné 13.5 Aquileia 14.6 Phecda 15.2 Wyatt 16.4
Callison 19.9 Alchiba 22.0 Catroxx 23.4 Marcus 23.6
Kalidasa 24.8 Milton 25.0 Gacrux 25.6 Remulac 26.5
Bordon 27.1 New Dallas 29.6 Zaniah 30.0 Rochelle 31.3
Savannah 32.2 Zosma 32.6 Afleir 33.3 New Hope 35.8
Cor Caroli 36.1 Alkes 36.2 Alioth 36.9 Nathan 37.9
Connaught 38.2 Solaris 40.5 Alphard (FWL) 41.2 Castor 42.1
Algorab 43.0 Adhafera 43.2 Alcor 44.1 Vindemiatrix 44.7
Mizar 44.9 Tania Borealis 45.1 Gniezno 45.7 Devil's Rock 46.3
Denebola 46.5 Miaplacidus 46.8 Acubens 47.2 Haddings 47.8
Amity 49.3 New Kyoto 50.6 Pollux 50.9 Oliver 51.2
Tyrfing 51.2 Talitha 52.4 Stewart 52.4 Zavijava 52.6
Lipton 52.9 Irian 55.2 Carsphairn 55.2 Summer 55.6
Grobin 56.1 Galatea 56.4 Van Diemen IV 56.6 Uhuru 56.6
Kolobrzeg 57.0 Chara 57.2 Menkent 57.9 Elbing (FWL) 58.6
Alula Australis 59.0 Syrma 59.0 Graham IV 59.1

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 172, "Alhena World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 8, "Xiphos Assault Battle Armor"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their founding in [2341]"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
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  14. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
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  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
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  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
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  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  32. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  37. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  38. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  40. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  42. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  45. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  46. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Deployment Map"
  47. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  48. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  49. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  50. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  51. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 140, "Mercenary Combat Commands - (LCAF)"
  52. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  53. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Republic Remnant"

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