Annapolis

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Annapolis[edit]

Annapolis
Annapolis neighbouring systems
Annapolis neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 164.65 : 130.74[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Recharge time 183 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Annapolis system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Annapolis II, and as at 3145 was located in the Irurzun Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District in the Draconis Combine.

System Description[edit]

The Annapolis system is located near the Monistrol and Vanern systems[2] and has a class G2V primary star.[1]

System History[edit]

The Annapolis system was colonised by settlers from the North American region of Terra during the First Exodus and was abandoned by the Terran Alliance following the Demarcation Declaration of 2242.[1]

Annapolis II[edit]

Annapolis
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1]
Moons 2 (Severn, Proctor)[1]
Surface gravity 0.95[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Tropical)[1]
Surface water 73%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3076[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Akemi Arakaki, Daimyo of Annapolis[1]
Capital Maryland[1]
Population 3,387,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels F-F-B-F-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Annapolis II - more commonly known simply as Annapolis - is a potential garden world colonised during the First Exodus from Terra and has two moons named Proctor and Severn.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

In the remote regions of Annapolis, the primitive indigenous people practice a DropShip cult (a faith based on a technological artifact, including a mythology of visitors from the sky). Apparently, Annapolis was one of the stopping points of the Exodus fleet led by Aleksandr Kerensky as he departed the Inner Sphere. Eight hundred kilometers from the home of the cult stands a six meter tall granite statue of Kerensky, a perfect likeness. There is no naturally occurring granite on Annapolis. The statue confirms that the DropShip cult actually idolizes the departing SLDF.[1]

Annapolis was originally settled by individuals from Terra's North American continent. Though initially successful, the world's Terran crops were smashed down by native microbes. This led to food shortages and drug-resistant plagues that affected the population. After the Terran Alliance evacuated their administrators and declared the Demarcation Declaration in 2242, Annapolis was left to its own devices. Surviving by the skin of their teeth, the residents were able to keep a late nineteenth century level of technology across most of the world, with late twentieth or early twenty-first century technology being confined to Maryland, the capital city. The Alliance of Galedon extended an invitation to join, which Annapolis eagerly accepted. Though they hoped for an immediate renaissance of their world, the Annapolians discovered that the Combine basically saw them as a glorified mining settlement.[1]

During the Succession Wars, raids by enemy forces destroyed the few native industries left on the world. This led to the planet's current condition. Though it possesses many features of other Garden Worlds, it cannot capitalize on them. As a result instead of the prosperous world it could be, Annapolis is more like a Skid Row world or prosperous Periphery planet. Most of the citizens survive by subsistence farming, and life for most is brutal and dirty.[1]

Medical care is currently at a mid-twentieth century level, with most health care overseen by village folk practitioners. These folk doctors are backed up by a series of clinics and hospitals that feature more advanced technology and better-educated medical personnel. Though the nobles live for nearly 100 years, the average lifespan on Annapolis is 53 years, the lowest in the Inner Sphere.[1]

Crime is nearly nonexistent on Annapolis. The Combine's tradition of strong community orientation along with the noble's habits of using criminals as the game in a "big game hunt" and severe penalties for violent crimes, keep crime to a minimum.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3076[edit]

  • Akemi Arakaki, Daimyo of Annapolis[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Maryland: capital city of Annapolis[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Monistrol 8.9 Vanern 11.7 Apriki 12.6 Falsterbo 17.9
Koping Chian 22.0 Valmiera 24.3 Mayadi 24.8 Saaremaa 26.6
Helsingfors 30.4 Minowa 32.7 Tamsalu 33.9 Ljugarn 34.9
Irurzun 40.1 Benjamin 40.9 Hildaman 40.9 Aldrecht 44.7
Hagiwawa 45.1 Osmus Saar 45.8 Cadiz 46.4 Tatsuno 46.6
Umijiri 47.5 Mersa Matruh 50.9 Reisling's Planet 51.4 Koumi 53.0
Vaajakoski 53.2 Ludwig 53.8 Fukuroi 54.1 Shaul Khala 54.9
Donenac 55.0 Arlington 57.2 Silkeborg 57.6 Havdhem 57.9
Junction 59.9

References[edit]

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  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
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  29. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
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  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  36. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"

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