Balsta

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

Balsta
Balsta neighbouring systems
Balsta neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 28.93 : 412.77[e]

The Balsta system was home to at least one habitable planet or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Rasalhague Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Balsta system is located near the New Bergen and Svelvik systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Balsta system was colonised by the Draconis Combine at some point during the Star League era after the end of the Reunification War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Balsta was conquered by Clan Wolf during Operation REVIVAL in April 3050. Clan Wolf's Seventh Battle Cluster attacked with it's Trinary Elemental and Bravo Striker Star, while the planet was defended by the First and Second Mechanized Militia Divisions. Both divisions were able to put up stiff resistance at the Coson Hills, Bishop Crossing and Denning Fjord until Star Captain Mario Sradac located an opening in their defensive lines and exploit it to split the defenders in two.[41]

Jihad[edit]

Balsta was conquered again during the Jihad when Clan Hell's Horses launched a invasion of the Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. Balsta was seized by the Hell's Horses at some point in March or early April, who then consolidated their hold on the world.[31] During August, the Hell's Horses invasion had stalled, and Clan Ghost Bear staged trails for three worlds bordering their space - Balsta, Hermagor and Dawn.[32][33]

Military Deployment[edit]

3085[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bishop Crossing: site of a battle during the Clan invasion.[41]
  • Coson Hills: site of a battle during the Clan invasion.[41]
  • Denning Fjord: site of a battle during the Clan invasion.[41]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Svelvik 11.7 New Bergen 13.7 Leoben 14.5 Tovetin 15.7
Outpost 19.4 Hermagor 24.3 Susquehanna 24.5 Skallevoll 24.6
Rasalhague 25.2 New Oslo 29.9 Dawn 37.5 Alleghe 39.4
Holmsbu 40.9 Bruben 42.3 St. John 44.0 Trondheim 44.3
Radlje 46.0 Pinnacle 46.6 Christiania 48.1 Rodigo 50.2
Vipaava 53.1 Unzmarkt 55.9 Last Frontier 56.9 Pomme De Terre 56.9
Ferleiten 59.0 Liezen 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  31. 31.0 31.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 15, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 49, "The Jihad In Review"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  35. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "DCMS Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Clan Wolf /Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 58, "First Wave"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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