Amity

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Amity[edit]

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

Amity
Amity neighbouring systems
Amity neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -128.96 : -30.81[e]
Spectral class M2V[1][2]
Recharge time 203 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]

The Amity system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Amity II, and as at 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Amity system is located near the Alkes and Gniezno systems[5] and has a class M2V primary star. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Amity system was colonised at some point between the late twenty-third and early twenty-fourth centuries.[6][7]

Amity II[edit]

Amity
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
2.84 days[2]
Moons None[2]
Surface gravity 1.1[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 34°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water 63%[2]
Highest native life Mammals[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler First Minister Raymond Richards (Political Leader)[1]
Capital Stryker[2]
Population 2,324,000,000 (3025)[1]
281,000,000[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]
(Precentor Farrell Akerfelds)[1]

Amity II - more commonly known simply as Amity - is the second planet in the Amity system. Lacking any moons, Amity has been home to a number of industrial facilities belonging to various companies including Imstar Aerospace.

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Amity joined the Free Worlds League in 2335. For most of the first 450 years it was a peaceful world that had a great deal of industrial capacity. In fact the variety of produced goods ranged from the Galleon light tank to recording studio equipment and musical instruments.[1]

Although Amity joined the Free Worlds League in 2335, by 2416 it was considered to be a semi-independent world with Lyran leanings; as such, it was one of the worlds conquered by Captain-General Peter Marik between the Lyran attack on Dieudonne and the armistice in 2418. The Commonwealth targeted Amity when they launched a new offensive against the Free Worlds League in 2420; the imposition of the War Powers Act by the League Parliament led to Peter Marik rejecting calls to return to service as Captain-General, and Parliament chose one of Peter's officers, General Joseph Stewart as Captain-General instead. Stewart was a capable officer but lacked the grasp of strategy needed for interstellar war, allowing the Lyrans to score several successes including the capture of Amity.[7]

Succession Wars[edit]

After the start of the Succession Wars Amity's fortunes changed. By 3025 the world had been raided no less than 23 times and actually been captured by the Lyran Commonwealth twice. These successive raids and occupation by a foreign power destroyed most of the industrial capability of the planet. This in turn led to a planet-wide economic recession. Fortunately for Amity, in 2863 Captain-General Phillipa Marik sent a team of engineers and scientists to Amity to help the population rebuild the industrial capability. This resulted in a dramatic improvement in the quality of life of the average Amity citizen.[1]

Amity was one of the worlds to sign the Concord of Danais in 2966 joining the Silver Hawks[8] (a coalition of independent worlds in the Free Worlds League).

Amity is also noteworthy as the home of Sir Charles Smith, a member of Parliament who called for peace between the Free Worlds League and the Lyran Commonwealth. He wrote a book, The Amity Initiative, that found widespread circulation in the Commonwealth and Federated Suns. He also led the negotiations that resulted in a peace treaty between Amity and the Lyran world Rahne.[9]

At some point between 3007 and 3017 was the site of a series of battles between Lyran and Free Worlds League forces; the mercenary unit known as Snord's Irregulars were active during the battles, assigned to perform a holding action to allow other units to escape. Although severla units did escape the operation against the Free Worlds League forces was considered a failure - the only notable failure in the early history of the Irregulars - but the Irregulars did manage to recover the lost Jewel of Sumatra, something that was considered to be a personal victory.[10]

The Jihad[edit]

In response to raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicting, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single Level III struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation took the brunt of the fighting.[11][12]

Apocryphal Content Starts

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.

The (apocryphal) German BattleTech novel Phoenix is set on Amity for the greater part, narrating the exploits of a mercenary unit defending Amity against a Lyran assault in 3033. The book does not provide a map, but includes a number of tidbits about the world:

  • Ice world with a climate and landscape similar to Tharkad. It is very cold and stormy, with frequent blizzards at typically around -50 centigrades, so that it is extremely difficult to operate aerospace fighters (the narrative is set in January 3033, but it is described as Summer on Amity)
  • At least 3 spaceports besides Freewheel; one spaceport near Ruhr
  • Named places: Lee-Glacier, Sheridan mountains, Grant mountains (with Mt. Franklin the highest mountain there until it broke up in the 2700s, giving rise to a local legend)

Apocryphal Content Ends



Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • First Minister Raymond Richards[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

  • Thirty-fourth Marik Militia[45]

3067[edit]

  • Thirty-fourth Marik Militia[46]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the Falcons were deployed across Amity and Danais. The Falcons were at 60% of full strength.

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Amity has three major continents named Ashmolean, Bodlein and Cambridge.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Freewheel: city and spaceport.[1]
  • Oxbridge: city.[1]
  • Ruhr: city.[1]
  • Stryker: planetary capital, located on Cambridge[2] and an island city large enough to be described as a megalopolis in the thirty-first century.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Gniezno 8.9 Alkes 14.2 Kolobrzeg 14.8 New Hope 15.9
Concord 17.9 Uhuru 21.0 Rochelle 21.3 Danais 21.4
Stewart 23.3 Kalidasa 24.5 Solaris 24.7 Helm 27.8
Tania Borealis 31.0 Adhafera 31.3 Merak 32.9 Pardeau 32.9
Tania Australis 35.8 Bondurant 36.9 Catroxx 38.5 Aquileia 40.6
Nestor 41.9 Rahne 42.1 Launam 42.4 New Kyoto 42.7
Zaniah 46.7 Bedeque 46.7 Algorab 46.8 Gannett 47.1
Hyde 47.2 Grobin 48.1 Shiloh 48.3 Alhena 49.3
Savannah 51.8 Fianna 52.9 Bainsville 53.9 Dieudonné 54.0
Gallatin 54.0 McAffe 54.2 Chertan 56.4 Sheridan 56.4
Remulac 56.4 Gienah 57.0 Wing 57.3 Lancaster 58.9
Gacrux 59.4

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 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 160, "Planet Guide"
  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 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 26, "Amity"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 15, "Struggle Between Marik and Parliament"
  8. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 64
  9. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 67
  10. Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 4
  11. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  12. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  15. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  33. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  35. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  38. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  41. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  43. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  44. Objective Raids, p. 38, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  45. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  46. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  47. Field Report: FWLM, p. 8, "Marik Commonwealth"
  48. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  49. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 26, "Imstar Aerospace"

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