Athenry

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Athenry[edit]

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

Athenry
Athenry neighbouring systems
Athenry neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 17.57:30.97[e]
Spectral class F8IV[1]
Planets 2[1]

The Athenry system is the location of at least one habitable world, Athenry I, and as at 3145 was located in the Dieron Prefecture of the Dieron Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Athenry system is located near the Pike IV and Styx systems[2][3] and consists of a class F8IV primary orbited by two planets, the innermost of which has been inhabited for an extended period of time.[1]

System History[edit]

The Athenry system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra[4] although the date on which the system was first settled is uncertain and may be as early as the fourth quarter of the twenty-second century.[1]

Athenry I[edit]

Athenry
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
12 days[1]
Moons 4 (Batha, Illusa, Kylos, Zule)[1]
Surface gravity 1.04[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C[1]
Surface water 88%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Franklin Yamaguchi (Governor)[1]
Taro Winters (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital New Senna[1]
Population 1,789,567,000[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Athenry was one of the worlds abandoned by the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[4] but by the end of the Reunification War Athenry had become one of the worlds within the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony.[5]

Most of the plants and animals on Athenry have medicinal value, and this led to the foundation of the Athenry Institute of Medicine during the Star League-era, but the Institute wouldn't survive the Succession Wars; the Institute was destroyed by a nuclear strike during the First Succession War. After the Jihad colonists found the ruins of the Institute and uncovered them. They also uncovered ruins from an earlier time, but no one knows who created the ruins under the ruins of the Institute. These ruins, the "City of the Lost", have become a popular tourist attraction.[1]

In 2681, a small quantity of germanium ore was discovered on planet, spurring a highly valued mining industry. Airships would end up being employed to convey the ore from ocean platforms due to the corrosive high-sulfure content of the water.

By the early Succession Wars, the local concerns would end up pressuring the Draconis Combine's government to station a company of BattleMechs and infantry regiment of troops on planet. However the frequency of the raids by now hated House Davion forces and lack of reinforcements over the years, would lead the government to a brief declare independence in early 2802. Athenry being a vital source of water during the Succession Wars, caused the Combine to dispatch the Fourth Sword of Light to planet to end the rebellion. The planetary government would forced to commit to a seppuku ceremony, to redeem their honor lost in their betrayal to the Draconis Combine. By the last decade of the 30th Century, Athenry's germanium ore deposits would end up being mined out and its importance interstellar-wise would decline only having singular raid for the valuable ore in 2999.[6]

In 3039 Athenry was a world covered in oceans, with many archipelagos. During the War of 3039 two regiments of the Blue Star Irregulars landed on the world. The garrison units surrendered quickly and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces appointed a military governor. The Blue Star Irregulars then began to build a rapport with the local citizens by not acting like the stereotypical mercenary unit depicted by the Voice of the Dragon.[7] The DCMS counterattack landed several months later, and consisted of the Twelfth Dieron Regulars and Twenty-seventh Dieron Regulars. The DCMS units had a rough landing, with the Irregulars AeroSpace assets heavily damaging two DropShips and forcing an Excalibur-class DropShip to ditch in the Hoboken Sea.[8] The DCMS units were equipped with submarine and hydrofoils, and used these speedy assets to strike at Irregular's bases across the planet. The Irregulars were eventually pushed back into a small area of the world, and the Regulars began a siege. This siege lasted for three months, but the Irregulars couldn't remain in place without inflicting heavy civilian casualties. To avoid this, the Irregulars arranged a truce with the Dieron Regulars and left the world to the Dragon.[9]

By 3050, Athenry's government had devised new means to bring revenue to its depleted coffers. Number of its fleet of airship would end up being converted into luxury tourist aircruise liners. These ships would draw tourists to Athenry throughout the Dieron Prefecture to less expensive vacation cruises, helping to bolster the planet's sagging industries.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Franklin Yamaguchi[1]
  • Planetary Legate Taro Winters[1]

Geography[edit]

The bulk of the landmass on Athenry lies in the four large island chains dotted amongst the vast oceans; each island chain has a number of active volcanoes, contributing to the oppressive atmosphere of the planet. Most of the island chains consist of steep, rocky mountains and tropical foliage the planet is too warm and too close to the system primary for polar ice caps to form.[1]

The four island chains of Athenry are named the Espalar Chain, Larsen Chain, Wandessa Chain and Zubeckis Chain. The largest island in the Espalar Chain is Lisbon and the largest island in the Larsen Chain is Golas. Of the four island chains the Wandessa Chain is located in the equitorial regions of Athenry, while the Zubeckis Chain in the southern hemisphere and the Espalar Chain lies in the southern polar regions. The Larsen Chain lies in the northern hemisphere.[1]

Athenry also was notable for its heavy seas and the high sulfur content of its waters.[29][30]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Athenry Institute of medicine: a research institute located on Golas until the institute was destroyed with a nuclear strike during the Succession Wars.[1]
  • City of the Lost: primary ruins from the first planetary colonization attempt, located on Vasquez, the second largest island in the Zubeckis Chain.[1]
  • New Senna: planetary capital city, located in the mountains of Lisbon.[1]
  • Ricobar: a seaport city and the largest settlement in the equitorial Wandessa Chain.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Pike IV 8.7 Styx 9.9 Asta 14.5 Dyev 15.4
Chaville 16.0 Inglesmond 16.6 Dieron 16.9 Altair 19.3
Imbros III 19.9 Nirasaki 20.4 Saffel 20.7 Kervil 22.3
Deneb Algedi 24.0 Fomalhaut 25.8 Lambrecht 26.9 Yorii 27.4
Telos IV 28.0 Killbourn 28.9 Lone Star 29.5 Nashira 30.2
Caph 31.9 Quentin 34.0 Rocky 34.8 Rigil Kentarus 35.0
Moore 35.2 Terra 35.6 Kuzuu 36.1 Lockdale 36.4
New Stevens 37.3 Northwind 37.7 Ko 37.9 Atria 39.5
Sabik 40.0 New Earth 41.0 Lyons 41.3 Al Na'ir 42.5
Miyazaki 43.0 Ascella 43.6 Keid 43.6 Sirius 43.7
Bryant 44.4 Nai-Stohl 44.4 Errai 44.5 New Home 44.9
Helen 45.0 Pokhara 47.0 Thorin 47.1 Muphrid 47.7
Procyon 47.7 Zollikofen 48.0 Epsilon Indi 48.0 Elix 48.9
Kaus Media 50.1 Small World 51.1 Dromini VI 52.1 Epsilon Eridani 52.2
Chara 52.8 Nusakan 53.8 Kaus Australis 53.8 Biham 54.6
Alula Australis 55.0 Skondia 55.1 Alkalurops 55.4 Yance I 56.2
Menkent 56.4 Liberty 56.6 Towne 56.6 Lipton 57.0
Sheratan 57.4 Ancha 58.1 Murchison 58.2 Graham IV 58.3
Zavijava 58.4 Ingress 59.1

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 26, "Athenry 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 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p.104 Dawn Treader Cargo Airship - Vehicle fluff briefly gives history of Athenry which isn't covered in other source books.
  7. Historical: War of 3039, p. 34
  8. Historical: War of 3039, p. 79
  9. Historical: War of 3039, p. 80
  10. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p.104 Dawn Treader Cargo Airship - later years on Atherny prior to Clan Invasion to 3067, Tourism becomes the new planetary industry.
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth 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. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 11 & 23, "Inner Sphere - 3050 & 3052 - Atherny shown as part of Dieron Military Distract of the Draconis Combine between 3050-3052.
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 11 & 23, "Inner Sphere - 3057 - Atherny shown as part of Dieron Military Distract of the Draconis Combine in 3057.
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3063 - Atherny shown as part of Dieron Military Distract of the Draconis Combine still up to 3063.
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  22. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map" - [October 3067]
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  24. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "DCMS Deployment Table [3079]"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  26. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  27. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  29. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 94 Dawn Treader Cargo Air Ship - Fluff indicates its not completely a paradise, high-sulfur is noted.
  30. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p.104 Dawn Treader Cargo Airship - New source indicades the planet does indeed have sulfur in its ocean waters.

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