Alkaid

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Alkaid[edit]

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

Alkaid
Alkaid neighbouring systems
Alkaid neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -94.10 : 47.00[e]
Spectral class B1V & G2V[1]
Planets 2[1]

The Alkaid system is a binary star system with two planets, one of which - Alkaid II - is habitable, and as at 3145 Alioth was a part of the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Alkaid system has two stars, one type B1V and one type G2V.[1]

System History[edit]

The Alkaid system was discovered at an early stage during humanity's manned exploration of interstellar space, but wasn't settled until some years later due in part to the long transit time between the system jump points and the one habitable world.[1]

Alkaid II[edit]

Alkaid
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
124 days[1]
Moons 1 (Vishnu)[1]
Surface gravity 1.17[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 43°C[1]
Surface water 37%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Chandler Neville (Governor)[1]
Renee Zollern (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Verstigrad[1]
Population 126,762,000[1]

Alkaid II - more commonly refered to simply as Alkaid - is the second planet in the Alkaid system and has a single moon named "Vishnu". Alkaid has been home to a substantial chemical industry for centuries,[1] including hosting such companies as Toloy Chemicals.

Planetary History[edit]

Despite having been discovered at an early point in the human exploration of space, However, Alkaid was mostly desert with little to recommend it for colonization, particularly with more suitable worlds ready for settlement. Alkid's position in the system further discouraged colonization: Traveling from the standard jump points to the world takes four months, and the planet's orbit around the sun takes fifty-one Terran years. In the early twenty-fourth century, explorers from the Federation of Skye discovered a plethora of chemicals and ores located just beneath Alkaid's surface. With this economic impetus, colonization began and the first permanent settlements were established.[1]

During the Jihad a Lyran unit was trapped on the world by Word of Blake forces. The Lyrans fought as insurgents until the Blakists withdrew from the world.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Governor Chandler Neville[1]
  • Planetary Legate Renee Zollern[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Tenth Donegal Guards[43]

3079[edit]

- In 3079 the Nekkar SPM operating at 55% of full strength, with 45% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Verstigrad: the planetary capital city.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

  • Toloy Chemicals[46]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Carsphairn 8.3 Laiaka 9.7 Seginus 19.7 Vindemiatrix 21.6
Gladius 24.9 Alcor 26.5 Caledonia 28.7 Hesperus II 29.5
Kochab 30.1 Canonbie 34.4 Glengarry 34.6 Chaffee 35.4
Syrma 37.0 Gacrux 37.1 Skye 37.3 Algorab 39.2
Trent 39.3 Zaniah 40.2 Lamon 40.6 Zebebelgenubi 41.9
Galatea 42.3 Cor Caroli 44.8 Zebeneschamali 46.1 Carnwath 47.1
New Kyoto 47.3 Mizar 47.5 Laurieston 48.2 Alioth 48.3
Nekkar 49.4 Alphecca 49.6 Shiloh 52.3 Alchiba 52.4
Phecda 52.4 Unukalhai 53.0 Milton 53.3 Furillo 53.3
Summer 53.9 Fianna 54.2 Sarpsborg 57.5 Alkalurops 58.2
Nusakan 59.4 Haddings 60.0

Nearby Systems[edit]

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 174, "Alkaid World Profile"
  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. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  22. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  31. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  33. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  35. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  37. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  43. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  44. Field Report: LAAF, p. 17, "Regional Militas Regimental Status"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 168, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"
  46. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 144, "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"

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