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Asta[edit]

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

Asta
Asta neighbouring systems
Asta neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 4.13:25.54[e]
Spectral class K2VI[1]
Planets 7[1]

The Asta system is the location of at least one habitable world, Asta II, and as at 3145 was located in the Republic of the Sphere.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Asta system is located near the Altair and Imbros III systems[2][3] and consists of a class K2VI primary orbited by seven worlds, at least one of which is habitable.[1]

System History[edit]

The Asta system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and remained a part of the Terran Alliance after the Demarcation Declaration was issued.[4]

Asta II[edit]

Asta
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
5 days[1]
Moons 2 (Arowhena, Eddelle)[1]
Surface gravity 0.74[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 32°C[1]
Surface water 77%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Anfernee van Lark (Governor)[1]
Illyana Petchenko (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Excaliba (3077)[5]
Logan (3130)[1]
Population 1,619,000,000[1]

Asta II - more commonly referred to simply as Asta - is the second planet in the Asta system and is a temperate, agrarian world with two moons named Arowhena and Eddelle.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Asta was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[4] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[6] Temperate and beautiful, Asta was a trading world for both the Draconis Combine and Free Worlds League and was famous for the crystalline rock formations found in the desert canyons dotted across the supercontinent of Balerdo.[1]

Prior to the Jihad, Asta was a primarily agricultural world with an economy based on exported textiles and food. Tourism was also a smaller part of the economy, with tourists and geologists arriving to examine the strange crystal rock formations in the desert canyons of the main continent, Baldero. The Blakists attacked the world via orbital bombardment, destroying the small Draconis Combine military unit stationed there, and forcibly integrated it into the Word of Blake Protectorate[1] between the 19th and 21st of June 3068.[7] Having occupied Altair the Blakists then established several "re-education" camps on the planet.[1]

It was from a prison camp on Asta that the noted military officer Andrew Redburn was liberated on the 18th of March 3077; Redburn had been presumed dead since the attack on Tukayyid at the beginning of the Jihad, but was rescued alive by allied coalition forces led by Clan Ghost Bear, and promptly joined the general staff of the coalition leader, Devlin Stone.[8] The forces from the Draconis Combine front of Operation SCOUR that liberated Asta were led by Tai-shu Isoroku Kurita, and began by securing what was left of the planetary capital, Excaliba, in the face of stiff resistance that finally broke with the arrival of the Second Genyosha. The main Combine force then rolled up the remaining Blakist presence on the Balerdo continent while the Ghost Bear forces cleared the Moolai continent. The Combine forces benefitted from an uprising in a Blakist reeducation camp near the port city of Logan which had spread through other camps a week or so before the coalition forces arrived. The uprisings, led by Andrew Redburn, weakened and distracted the Blakist forces, something the coalition forces were able to take advantage of, shortening the campaign for Asta by at least a week if not more.[5]

During the Dark Age the Desert Ice Fields of the Balerdo Grande canyon became home to the planet's memorial to those killed on Asta during the Jihad. The damage to Excaliba inflicted during the Jihad was so severe that the city was effectively destroyed, and Logan became the new planetary capital.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Governor Anfernee van Lark[1]
  • Planetary Legate Illyana Petchenko[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3050[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Asta has two major continents, a supercontinent named Balerdo located in the northwest and a smaller continent named Moolai located in the south. One of the most distinctive geological features on the planet are the Desert Ice Fields of Balerdo Grande.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Charbyllis: largest city on Moolai and center of the planetary textile industry, located to the south and west of the agricultural plains on Moolai.[1]
  • Excaliba: The planetary capital city prior to its destruction during the Jihad.[1]
  • Logan: Port and planetary capital city after the destruction of Excaliba; located on Logan.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Imbros III 10.6 Altair 12.7 Yorii 12.9 Dieron 13.4
Athenry 14.5 Dyev 15.3 Killbourn 15.5 Rocky 20.8
Pike IV 21.1 Styx 21.7 Rigil Kentarus 24.0 Chaville 25.2
Saffel 25.5 Terra 25.9 Fomalhaut 26.2 Lone Star 26.4
Caph 27.5 New Earth 27.9 Ko 28.8 Lyons 30.2
Nirasaki 30.9 Inglesmond 30.9 Thorin 32.8 Atria 33.0
Muphrid 33.2 Lambrecht 33.4 Zollikofen 33.7 Sirius 34.1
Keid 35.7 Sabik 35.7 Kervil 36.3 New Stevens 36.5
Deneb Algedi 37.0 Procyon 37.7 New Home 38.4 Chara 38.4
Moore 38.5 Bryant 39.8 Northwind 41.3 Alula Australis 41.5
Telos IV 42.5 Menkent 42.5 Lipton 42.5 Nusakan 42.8
Lockdale 42.8 Quentin 43.9 Zavijava 44.3 Nashira 44.3
Alkalurops 44.6 Kuzuu 45.2 Graham IV 45.3 Skondia 46.8
Nai-Stohl 46.9 Liberty 47.2 Dromini VI 47.7 Epsilon Indi 48.1
Oliver 48.5 Summer 48.6 Epsilon Eridani 48.9 Haddings 49.5
Denebola 50.0 Ascella 51.7 Errai 53.2 Pollux 54.4
Kaus Media 54.7 Brownsville 55.4 Helen 55.5 Hechnar 55.7
Al Na'ir 56.3 Miyazaki 57.1 Devil's Rock 57.4 Small World 57.6
Kaus Australis 57.9 Galatea 58.5 Pokhara 58.9 Mizar 58.9
La Blon 59.4 Sheratan 59.7

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 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 230, "Asta 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 4.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 32, "Official Update 2"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 36039 [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  29. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  30. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  36. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  37. 20 Year Update, p. 40, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  38. 20 Year Update, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Stone's Brigade"

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