Ballad II

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

Ballad II
Ballad II neighbouring systems
Ballad II neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -269.75 : -465.07[e]

The Ballad II system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was an independent system on the border of the Magistracy of Canopus.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Ballad II system is located near the Cresson and Durabon systems.[3][4][5]

System History[edit]

The Ballad II system was either colonised by the Magistracy of Canopus during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War, or it was an already-settled system that joined the Magistracy during this era and became significant enough for Inner Sphere nations to begin recording its location on maps.[3][4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League era[edit]

During the Star League era Ballad II was the provincial capital of the Ballad Province of the Magistracy of Canopus.[8]

The Dark Age[edit]

Ballad II was raided by a slaver operation from the Marian Hegemony in 3144 or just before; the slavers abducted over a thousand people, prompting the Magistracy Armed Forces to dispatch the First Magistracy Highlanders on a series of punitive deep raids into the Hegemony. The Highlanders spent almost a year working independently, smashing the slaver operation on Baccalieu and recovering all of the abducted citizens.[27]

Military Deployment[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the Second Canopian Fusiliers were deployed across Ballad II and Weistheimer. The 2nd was at 70% of full strength.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Cresson 18.9 Durabon 25.8 Coopertown 33.4 Herrmaz 34.0
Bye's Ship 34.2 Kossandra's Memory 38.8 Luxani 46.8 Schmitt 49.4
Cayuga 49.9 Techne's Revenge 55.6 Wildwood 57.8 Weistheimer 59.5

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  7. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - 2765"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  11. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 157, "Map of the Periphery"
  12. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  14. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  15. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Magistracy of Canopus"
  16. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  17. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  19. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  20. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  21. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  22. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  24. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  25. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  26. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  27. Field Manual: 3145, p. 193, "Magistracy Highlanders"
  28. Field Report: Periphery, p. 10, "Regimental Status"

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