Andurien

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

X: -41.31 Y: -315.25 [e]


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[edit] Planetary Data[1]

  • Star Type (Recharge Time): G0V (181 hours)
  • Position in System: 5
  • Time to Jump Point: 10.43 days
  • Number of Satellites: 2 (Mulhacen, Betic)
  • Surface Gravity: 1.2
  • Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
  • Equatorial Temperature: 45° C (Tropical)
  • Surface Water: 65 percent
  • Recharging Station: Zenith
  • HPG Class Type: A
  • Highest Native Life: 20% Amphibian

[edit] Era Specific Data

[edit] 3025[2]

  • Form of Government: Hereditary Oligarchy
  • Noble Ruler: Dame Catherine Humphreys, Duchess of Andurien
  • ComStar Representative: Precentor Franco Bando
  • Population: 4,950,000,000

[edit] 3067[1]

  • Noble Ruler: Duchess Dalma Humphreys
  • Population: 4,575,000,000
  • Socio-Industrial Levels: A-B-B-C-C

[edit] Planetary Garrison

[edit] 2765

[edit] 3025

[edit] 3050

[edit] 3054

[edit] 3059

  • First Free Worlds Legionnaires[8]

[edit] 3067

[edit] 3079

[edit] 3085

[edit] 3145

[edit] Manufacturing Centers

[edit] Owner History

[edit] Planetary History

Settled before the Age of War, Andurien was one of the worlds within the Sian Commonality when the Capellan Confederation came into being in 2367.[13] Andurien wouldn't remain a Capellan world for long, though; Allan Marik had been waging a war since 2366 to bring various worlds within the Capellan Zone into the Free Worlds League, and although the war ended in 2369 several Capellan worlds were annexed, including Andurien.[15] Chancellor Franco Liao was forced to trade worlds for time as he unified the various disparate Capellan Zone nations into the Capellan Confederation, but despite this Andurien and several other worlds on the anti-spinward border of the Confederation would be contested for a decade, changing hands numerous times.[41] This would prove to be just the beginning of decades or even centuries of warfare with Andurien as the focus.[15]

[edit] Age of War

The Free Worlds League and the Capellan Confederation fought no less than three wars over Andurien and surrounding systems during the Age of War; the peace treaty signed in 2556 between the League and the Confederation officially ended the Third Andurien War by placing Andurien within the borders of the Confederation, and paved the way for the League and the Confederation to sign the Treaty of Geneva, the document that formed a tripartite political and economic agreement between the League, the Confederation and the Terran Hegemony, laying the foundations for the future Star League. The beginning and the end of the Age of War are both commonly marked by wars for Andurien; while the Age of War ended with the peace treaty in 2556, the Age of War also began with a war for Andurien - the First Andurien War, launched by Kurnath Liao in 2398 as he attempted to wrest control of Andurien from the Free Worlds League.[16]

[edit] First Andurien War

The First Andurien War lasted from Kurnath Liao's declaration of war in 2398 until 2404, when Chancellor Aleisha Liao proposed a peace treaty that would see the various Andurien worlds remain under Free Worlds League control for ten years, to be followed by a referendum that would see the inhabitants of the various worlds decide for themselves which nation to join.[16]

[edit] Second Andurien War

Andurien had nearly changed hands during the tenure of Simone Marik, as part of a daring venture to try and tie House Marik and House Liao together; after several attempts to create marriages between the two Houses failed, Simone suggested to Chancellor Ursula Liao that the coveted Andurien worlds could be traded to the Confederation in exchange for Capellan support for a daring invasion of the Terran Hegemony. Ursula Liao rejected the plan,[17] and in 2578 war erupted between the Confederation and the League over Andurien for a second time. The Second Andurien War ultimately engulfed almost the entire League/Confederation border in three years of violence, with the border constantly changing and outnumbered Marik units beating back numerous assaults. In 2531 Director-General Ian Cameron managed to broker a peace between Captain-General Albert Marik and Chancellor Mica Liao that reaffirmed the result of the First Andurien War and resolved a number of border disputes in what became known as the Treaty of New Delos, one of the most comprehensive accords between the League and the Confederation.[18]

[edit] Third Andurien War

Despite the Treaty of New Delos war broke out again between the League and the Confederation over Andurien in 2551; the Third Andurien War lasted five years, and once again ended with a treaty negotiationed by Ian Cameron. The settlement negotiated by Cameron between Captain-General Albert Marik and Chancellor Terrence Liao in 2556 ended the Third Andurien War and paved the way for the formation of the Star League.[19]

[edit] Reunification War

In the buildup to the Reunification War the Star League Defense Force began assembling SLDF Task Force Canopus, the large military formation consisting of SLDF and Free Worlds League Military units which it was planned would be responsible for annexing the Magistracy of Canopus once war between the Star League and the Magistracy became inevitable. It was determined that Andurien had the best infrastructure and communications for the SLDF operation to conquer the Magistracy, and it was originally intended that Andurien would be the site of the Task Force headquarters. However, Chancellor Ursula Liao of the Capellan Confederation refused to allow the presence of a Free Worlds League Captain-General - Marion Marik was the commanding officer of the task force - or any FWLM units on Andurien. Even if the units were operating under the auspices of the SLDF, the perception was that their very presence was an attempt to undermine the agreement that had ended the Third Andurien War. Ursula Liao refused to budge from her position and as a result the Task Force HQ had to instead be established on the world of Cole Harbour, delaying the operation.[42]

[edit] First Succession War

Andurien was one of some fifty-one heavily contested worlds to have been placed under Terran Hegemony authority as a jointly-administered world during the Age of War or Star League era. During the First Succession War Andurien once more became a flashpoint between the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation.[43]

[edit] The Jihad

On the 25th of April 3075 Naomi Centrella-Liao visited Andurien as an envoy of both the Magistracy of Canopus and the Capellan Confederation. The tense visit involved both reminders of the shared history between Canopus, Andurien and House Liao, but also some pointed warnings against the Duchy of Andurien pursuing "ambitions of the past." The visit was ultimately successful, with Naomi leaving Andurien on the 1st of May with a signed non-aggression pact covering all three states.[44][45]

[edit] Nearby Systems

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Lopez 18.7 Ullieri 18.9 Borka 25.7 Tengil 27.3
Rosendal 27.5 Dili 29.7 Aomen 30.4 Konopiste 32.4
Dansur 33.4 Karlstejn 35.7 Shiro III 35.8 Lurgatan 36.8
Kalmar 38.5 Conquista 39.9 Ryerson 40.5 Xanthe III 41.3
Cursa 43.5 Katla 44.1 Nukus 44.6 Furud 47.1
Sigma Mare 48.1 Di-fang 49.4 Naryn 50.0 Wallacia 50.5
Kupang 51.6 Athna 53.3 Betelgeuse 55.3 Sadurni 55.4
Shiba 57.5 Mosiro 58.3

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 66, "Planet Profile"
  2. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 155, "Planet Guide"
  3. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 7, "Regimental Status"
  4. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 8, "Regimental Status"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 109, "Unit Deployment Table"
  6. 20 Year Update, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objective Raids, p. 118 , "Unit Note"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 110, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  10. Field Report: FWLM, p. 12, "Duchy of Andurien"
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 17, "Timeline: Ancient History"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 15, "Out Of The Frying Pan..."
  17. 17.0 17.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 21, "The Successful Failure"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 21-22, "Paradigm Shift"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 22, "Creating The Star League"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  21. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  22. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  23. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  24. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  35. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  41. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 29, "Liao Against Marik"
  42. Historical: Reunification War, p. 97, "Over The Edge (2577)"
  43. Historical: Liberation of Terra, Volume 2, p. 118, "Jointly Administered Worlds"
  44. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 16, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"

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