Azha

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Azha[edit]

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

Azha
Azha neighbouring systems
Azha neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 53.76:-51.49[e]
Spectral class K8IV[1]
Planets 7[1]

The Azha system is home to at least one habitable world, Azha IV, and as at 3145 is located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Azha system is located near the Arboris and Slocum systems[2][3] and consists of a class K8IV primary orbited by seven planets, at least one of which is habitable.[1]

System History[edit]

The Azha system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and in the years immediately before the founding of the Capellan Confederation was fought over by the Sarna Supremacy and the Tikonov Grand Union.[4][1]

Azha IV[edit]

Azha
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 53°C[1]
Surface water 43%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lynn Torsello (Governor)[1]
Kay Veigel (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Casella[1]
Population 578,350,000[1]

Azha IV - more commonly referred to simply as Azha - is the fourth planet in the Azha system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

By the 2350s the Tikonov Grand Union - of which Azha was a member - was experiencing severe turmoil due to internal economic problems and external conflicts. Having lost a war with the Terran Hegemony over the worlds of the Chisholm Protectorate in the late 2330s,[5] the Grand Union then found itself battling the Federated Suns in the 2340s.[4] The nearby Sarna Supremacy looked to capitalise on the Grand Union's problems by annexing various Grand Union worlds, initiating a brutal two-year war.[4] Azha suffered badly in the war,[1] and in 2358, the new president of the Capellan Commonality, Selek Tucas, declared himself the arbitrater of the dispute between the Supremacy and the Grand Union and awarded ownership of several worlds including Azha to the Supremacy;[6] despite this, by 2366 Azha would be a member of the Tikonov Grand Union again.[7]

Succession Wars[edit]

Azha was very important to the CCAF because even though it's a small world it possesses an excellent strategic location. The Strategios placed Procurement Division offices that served the Tikonov and Sarna Commonalities on Azha. Though it has enough farmland to support its population, the world still had to import foodstuffs for visitors and guests. The near desert environment made it difficult to farm, but the vast stores of minerals and metals beneath the surface gave birth to a thriving electronics industry.[1]

The main continent, Castellan, holds the planetary capital of Casella. The CCAF warehouses are located in this city. The smaller continents are Brasilia (to the south) and Ortega. Brasilia is the location for most of Azha's farms. Ortega is abandoned, and has been since the Tikonov-Sarna War that happened between 2351 and 2352. The sheer amount of damage inflicted by the war marked it as a haunted place that no one dares venture into.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake did apparently land on the world, but didn't stay long. The local militia unit set out to face the Blakists, but vanished. No trace of them was ever found.[1] During the last two weeks of October 3069 the Word of Blake launched a fresh wave of planetary assaults, further expanding the borders of the Word of Blake Protectorate. The assaults saw a number of new planets incorporated into the Protectorate, often after the threat - or use - of orbital bombardment or biological, chemical or nuclear weapons to destroy local defences; Azha was one of the worlds brought into the Protectorate in this fashion.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Lynn Torsello[1]
  • Planetary Legate Kay Veigel[1]

Geography[edit]

Azha has three major continents. The largest continent on Azha is named Castellan; the other two continents, Brasilia and Ortega, are smaller than Castellan. Brasilia is located north of Castellan.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Casella: the planetary capital city, located on Castellan.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Slocum 4.5 Arboris 10.6 Bharat 11.1 Hamal 13.7
Ningpo 15.3 Kansu 16.2 Genoa 16.9 Woodstock 17.6
Nopah 18.2 Acamar 19.2 Algol 19.7 Kawich 22.0
Bex 22.2 Yangtze 23.0 Buchlau 23.8 Basalt 25.7
Liao 25.9 Pleione 28.3 Fletcher 28.8 Ruchbah 28.9
Achernar 30.3 Tigress 30.3 Gan Singh 30.7 New Hessen 30.8
Alrescha 30.8 Poznan 31.0 Nanking 31.0 Conwy 31.1
Aldebaran 31.7 Halloran V 31.9 Sheratan 32.7 Ingress 33.1
Zurich 35.6 Terra Firma 36.0 Angol 36.4 Bhaktapur 39.9
New Aragon 39.9 Deneb Kaitos 40.0 Shensi 41.0 Demeter 41.9
Hean 42.5 Epsilon Indi 43.5 Small World 44.5 Algot 44.8
Manennaia 46.1 Epsilon Eridani 46.6 Capolla 46.9 Ankaa 47.0
Rio 47.4 Styk 47.5 Tybalt 47.7 Hunan 47.8
Almach 48.1 Hsien 48.2 Mesartim 49.2 Mira 49.6
Tikonov 49.9 Zion 49.9 New Canton 50.3 St. Andre 50.6
Saiph 51.8 Brownsville 52.0 Elgin 52.2 Northwind 52.4
Addicks 53.8 New Florence 54.3 Menkar 54.9 Errai 55.0
Tall Trees 55.1 New Stevens 55.2 Tianamon 55.3 Lockdale 55.7
Bryant 55.8 Menkalinan 57.1 Tsitsang 57.1 Foochow 57.9
Outreach 59.3 Snailzar 59.7 Sichuan 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. 96, "Azha 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 4.3 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 23, "Friends And Other Enemies"
  5. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 19, "Terra Resurgent"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 24, "Tucas Takes Over"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War [2864]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War [3030]"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039]"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  32. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  33. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  35. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"

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