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Alya[edit]

Alya
Alya neighbouring systems
Alya neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 26.35:96.62[e]
Spectral class G2IV[1]
Planets 9[1]

The Alya system is home to at least one inhabited world, Alya II, and as at 3145 is located in the Algedi Prefecture of the Dieron Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Alya system has a class G2IV star and nine planets; one of the outer planets in the system is an abnormally large gas giant that has a strong gravitational influence on the other planets within the system.[1] The Alya system is located near the Altais and Kaus Borealis systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Alya system had been settled by the mid-twenty-fourth century[4] and may have been settled during the First Exodus from Terra.

Alya II[edit]

Alya
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Moons 1 (Xanadu)[1]
Surface gravity 1.16[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C[1]
Surface water 38%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Harrison Durand (Governor)[1]
Frederich Schlager (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital LeSabrea[1]
Population 1,659,000,000[1]

Alya II - more commonly known simply as Alya - is the second of nine planets in the Alya system. Alya and its single moon, Xanadu, are characterised by both the unusual elongated revolutionary cycle around the system primary and by Xanadu's unusual orbital path, both of which are the result of the gravitational influence of the huge gas giant in the outer reaches of the Alya system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Alya was first settled for its mineral and fuel resources. The planet has a hostile atmosphere, and as such cannot grow crops in the soil. To survive the Alya's residents used hydroponic farms to grow their crops. Making things more interesting for the colonists was the presence of a large gas giant in the outer orbit of Alya's primary star. The immense gravity from this gas giant affects all the members of the Alya system, resulting in an unusually complicated day/night and seasonal cycle. The population created calendars and day planners for their world that adjusted for the unusual day/night and yearly cycles, and these calendars remained in use for at least a thousand years.[1]

Despite these challenges, Alya's rich petroleum resources allowed local plastics and petrochemical industries to thrive. The refined fuels produced on this world were be used in any number of internal combustion engines. Alya was considered a low priority for conquest, and was left largely untouched by the Succession Wars.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

A mixture of Word of Blake troops and Blakist-employed mercenaries conquered Alya in a two-week campaign fought in mid-May 3069 using conventional means; Alya was then incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[5] In late August 3075 forces from Clan Ghost Bear[6][7] led by Delta Galaxy and designated Delta Wave by the Ghost Bears[8] arrived and launched a campaign to liberate the planet, ignoring all hails from Draconis Combine forces[6][7] and securing the flank of the Ghost Bear push towards Terra.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Harrison Durand[1]
  • Planetary Legate Frederich Schlager[1]

Geography[edit]

Alya has a number of continents. The northern continent of Paroasis is dominated by rocky badlands under which lie abundant fuel and mineral resources; Paroasis also has a landlocked sea named the Saline Sea. Two continents lie in the southern hemisphere, Desije and Zenishli, and both are characterized by their abrupt mountain chains, rolling hills and unspoiled evergreen wilderness.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Flerise City: center of Alya's planetary industry; located five hundred kilometers east of LeSabrea.[1]
  • LeSabrea: planetary capital city and commercial center, located on the western shore of the Saline Sea on Paroasis.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Kaus Borealis 15.0 Altais 17.1 Shitara 18.0 Rukbat 19.9
Ascella 22.9 Tsukude 23.6 Kaus Australis 24.5 Kaus Media 24.9
Eltanin 28.4 Kuzuu 30.2 Alnasi 30.5 Vega 31.6
Elix 32.1 Talisker 33.7 Nai-Stohl 34.7 Dabih 36.1
Moore 38.6 Algedi 39.7 Lambrecht 41.1 Cebalrai 41.4
Kessel 41.6 New Wessex 42.3 Minakuchi 42.4 Shimosuwa 43.5
Kingtribel 46.2 Miyazaki 46.5 Konstance 46.5 Kannon 47.3
Albalii 48.2 Alrakis 48.6 Shionoha 49.5 Chaville 50.5
Kervil 51.3 Aubisson 54.5 Gram 55.4 Sabik 55.6
Lone Star 55.7 Ashio 55.9 Dromini VI 56.3 Piedmont 56.3
Pike IV 57.7 Buckminster 58.7 Telos IV 59.0 Dyev 59.5
Phalan 59.7 Baxter 59.8

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. 7, "Alya World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding (2341)"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Alpha Galaxy"
  9. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - 2319
  10. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - 2571"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  12. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - 2822"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  19. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - 2864"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  23. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 68, "Hanging On"
  24. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine - Map"
  25. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - 3025"
  27. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), Lyran Commonwealt Map [3025]
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - 3030"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  31. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - 3040"
  33. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - 3052"
  37. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  40. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - 3067"
  41. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  44. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "DCMS Deployment Table [3079]"
  45. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  50. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"

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