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Ares
Planets within 2 jumps
Planets within 2 jumps
System information
X:Y Coordinates 95.38 : -173.99[e]
Spectral class M1IV[1]
Recharge time 202 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Ares system is the location of at least one inhabited world - Ares VIII - and as at 3145 is located in the Capellan Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Ares system is located near the Lhasa and Staffin systems[4] and consists of a class M1IV primary star orbited by at least eight planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point within the system.[1]

System History[edit]

The Ares system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra[5] and became a member of the Capellan Hegemony when that early interstellar nation formed in 2270.[6]

Ares VIII[edit]

Ares
Planetary Flag of Ares
Planetary Flag of Ares
Geophysical
System position 8[1]
Jump point
distance
2.96 days[1]
Moons 1 (Aphrodite)[1]
Surface gravity 0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 42°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 36%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lady Mariette Dunbar (3025)[7]
Lord Adrian Dunbar (3067)[1]
Capital New Olympia (3079)[8]
Population 4,227,000,000 (3025)[7]
4,500,000,000 (3067)[1]
4,520,000,000 (3079)[9]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-C-A-D (3067)[1]
A-A-C-A-D (3079)[9]
HPG (Representative) B (3067)[1]
Precentor Ri Weng Fan (3025)[7]

Ares VIII - more commonly known simply as Ares - is the eighth planet in the Ares system and has a single moon named Aphrodite. Ares has been home to a number of facilities belonging to various defense industries and is associated with the interstellar treaty known as the Ares Convention.

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

During the era of the Terran Alliance Ares was one of the founding members of the Capellan Co-Prosperity Sphere negotiated by the Capellan ruler Jurdan Aris between 2220 and 2225.[5][10] In exchange for the continued free and open exchange of information with Capella, Ares and the other nations of the pact - which included Kurragin and Bandora - would come to the defense of Capella if it found itself under attack from hostile parties.[10]

That prophesied attack came in 2225 when Emmanuel Denevieve Brunn, the third Premier of the Sarna Supremacy, responded to fears that the growing strength of the Capellan Republic threatened the Supremacy, launched an attack on Capella. Just five days after landing and securing key installations across Capella, Brunn found forces from Ares and the other Co-Prosperity Sphere members arriving in orbit, and just two weeks later the Sarna forces had been driven off Capella.[10]

As a member of the Capellan Co-Prosperity Sphere, Ares became a de facto member of the Capellan Hegemony when the Hegemony came into being in 2270.[6]

Ares is the site where the Ares Conventions were signed on June 13, 2412.[11]

Succession Wars[edit]

During the Succession Wars, Ares was a commercial free port. The world was known for its exemptions from local import duties, which in turn stimulated trade. As a result Ares was one of the few smaller worlds that was prosperous.[7] Ares was also the birth place of Talon Zahn.[12]

Jihad[edit]

In the Jihad era, it also housed a CCAF Regional Training Facility that trained tankers and infantry.[9]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Lady Mariette Dunbar[7]

3067[edit]

  • Lord Adrian Dunbar[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

27786[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dracon[40]
  • 1st Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion
  • 3rd Battalion

3050[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dracon (1st Battalion)[24]

3054[edit]

  • Fifteenth Dracon[27]

3063[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Fourth McCarron's Armored Cavalry[42]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the 3rd Confederation Reserve Cavalry were deployed across Tsingtao, Ares and Capricorn III. The 3rd was at 75% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The Green Machine operating at 75% of full strength, with 20% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- The 1st operating at 75% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

- The unit operating at 80% of full strength.

Geography[edit]

Ares has two continents named Anteros and Harmonia.[9]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • New Olympia: planetary capital city, located on Harmonia.[9]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Lhasa 9.7 Staffin 11.2 Capricorn III 14.6 New Sagan 15.9
Necromo 16.3 Cammal 18.4 Minnacora 18.4 Tsingtao 18.9
Truth 22.5 Kek 22.9 Monhegan 23.0 Alto 23.0
Gahral 25.4 Vintru 25.5 Nashuar 28.2 Relevow 28.9
Heligoland 30.4 Brighton 31.0 Kaifeng 32.0 Lee 33.6
Randar 33.7 Armaxa 33.7 Hurgh 33.8 Taga 34.0
Remshield 34.2 Daniels 36.9 Aosia 37.1 Gallitzin 37.7
No Return 39.2 Dowles 39.8 Matsu 41.4 Alcyone 41.7
Finnalon 42.5 St. Ives 42.8 Sarmaxa 43.5 Moravian 43.8
Sarna 44.7 Gei-Fu 45.3 Sharpe 46.1 Bethel 46.4
Perkasie 46.6 Scituate 46.6 Sakhalin 46.6 Ilmar 46.7
Oli 47.0 Mandate 48.3 Menkib 49.2 Andro 49.4
Vestallas 49.9 Khi 50.1 Kittery 51.7 Shoreham 52.1
Laong 52.7 Weekapaug 52.9 Aldertaine 53.5 Knutdor 53.9
Lacadon 54.3 Plataea 54.5 New Macao 54.6 Highspire 55.0
Bahl's Retreat 55.4 Zaurak 55.5 Quemoy 55.7 New Athens 56.7
Gurnet 57.1 Capella 57.3 Orbisonia 57.9 Bora 58.9
Geifer 59.1 Redfield 59.2 Overton 59.7 Noh-wan Hohm 59.8
Bhykov 59.9

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 Handbook: House Liao, p. 72, "Planet 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. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 12, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 13, "Capturing The Markets"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 143
  8. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 6, "Ares"
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 6-7, "Industrial Systems, Ares"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 13, "A Precious Commodity"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 18
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 103
  13. 13.0 13.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  15. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  24. 24.0 24.1 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Objective Raids, p. 42, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  32. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  33. 33.0 33.1 Field Report: CCAF, p. 20, "Irregular Forces Regimental Status"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 64, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  38. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 7, "Regimental Status"
  39. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  41. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Updates, p. 32, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  43. Field Report: CCAF, p. 11, "Confederation Reserve Cavalry Regimental Status"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 44, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3145"

Bibliography[edit]