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Basalt[edit]

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

Basalt
Basalt neighbouring systems
Basalt neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 66.16 : -29.00[e]
Spectral class G4IV[1]
Planets 10[1]

The Basalt system was the location of at least one habitable world, Basalt IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Basalt system is located close to the Nopah and Tigress systems[2][3] and consists of ten planets orbiting a class G4IV primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Basalt system was colonised at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War.[4]

Basalt IV[edit]

Basalt
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
8 days[1]
Moons 3 (Granite, Marble and Slate)[1]
Surface gravity 1.5[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 34°C[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Count Hector Germayne (Governor)[1]
Tawanna Thurin (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Manville[1]
Population 346,000,000[1]

Basalt IV - more commonly referred to simply as Basalt - was the fourth planet of ten in the Basalt system and had three moons named Granite, Marble and Slate.

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Basalt was one of the first worlds settled by explorers from the Terran Hegemony. With its vast stores of rare metals and minerals, mining companies eagerly sent employees out to the world. Despite the high gravity, incredible air pressure, and wild weather, the world has long been a source of excellent raw materials.[1]

Age of War[edit]

The Federated Suns invaded Basalt in or around 2445, attempting to capture the world from the Terran Hegemony. The defending Terran Forces were under the command of General "Mad Dog" Marceneaux and resisted the Federated Suns forces fiercely; on the 12th of April General Marceneaux was made aware that the Federated Suns had landed additional forces on the planet, augmenting their ranks with the addition of the Sixth Terran March Corps, a shock-corps consisting of six heavy divisions of troops, predominantly composed of tanks and artillery, threatening to overwhelm the defending Hegemony Armed Forces defenders. Unknown to the Federated Peacekeeping Forces a special unit of BattleMechs under the overall command of Major Gabriel Calhoun had also recently arrived on the planet. It was Major Calhoun who informed General Marceneaux at his bunker in Garamondia of the arrival of the Sixth Terran March Corps; even as the FPF forces overran the HAF Ninth Armored Cavalry command posts and continued to push forward, Marceneaux ordered Calhoun and his troops into action against the FPF. The shocking presence of BattleMechs on the field was enough to rally the defending HAF forces.[5]

Succession Wars[edit]

After the fall of the first Star League the Federated Suns grabbed Basalt. During the Succession Wars the Capellan Confederation tried several times to take the world, but was repelled each time. The most notable instance was during the Fourth Succession War, when the two major cities of the world were attacked by the CCAF in an attempt to halt the Davion advance. Elements of the First Kerr's Intruders, McCrimmon's Light Cavalry, and MacGregor's Armored Scouts landed outside Zander's Delight. They faced the Fourth Davion Guards RCT, taking serious losses, and surrendering to the AFFS after they discovered that the warehouses were empty.[6]

The second Capellan attack was headed by a half battalion from Warrior House Ijori supported by five companies of the 1st New Hessen Irregulars. They attacked unexpectedly, dropping forces directly on the warehouses in Controssa. The Fourth Crucis Lancers's Second Battalion bore the brunt of the Capellan's anger once they discovered the warehouses were empty. Unfortunately the Capellan's focus on destroying the Second Battalion allowed the rest of the Fourth Crucis to surround the Capellans. All the Capellan attackers were destroyed in the ensuing firefight.[6]

The Word of Blake conquered Basalt in September 3069, incorporating it into the Word of Blake Protectorate[7] and hoarding its mineral wealth for themselves. This resulted in a planet-wide economic depression that only started to lighten when the world became part of the Republic of the Sphere.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Count Hector Germayne[1]
  • Planetary Legate Tawanna Thurin[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3069 - 3071[edit]

Geography[edit]

Basalt has five continents named Amethyst, Garnet, Opal, Topaz, and Quartz, and three moons named Granite, Marble and Slate. Basalt is a high-gravity world with a dense atmosphere and wild weather patterns, but is rich in mineral resources.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Manville: planetary capital city.[1]

Local Fauna[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Tigress 8.5 Nopah 10.2 Ruchbah 10.8 Achernar 11.6
Kawich 12.4 Hamal 14.5 Bharat 14.6 Deneb Kaitos 16.1
Hean 16.8 Yangtze 17.6 Ingress 19.5 Fletcher 20.1
Ankaa 21.4 Woodstock 23.3 Angol 23.8 Slocum 24.6
Tybalt 25.3 Azha 25.7 Small World 26.3 Sheratan 26.4
Alrescha 27.5 Acamar 28.3 Addicks 28.8 Rio 29.2
New Florence 30.0 Kansu 30.8 Arboris 32.2 New Hessen 33.3
Errai 35.2 Ozawa 36.8 Towne 37.1 Bex 38.0
New Rhodes III 38.5 Algol 38.8 Tikonov 39.0 Epsilon Indi 39.3
Ronel 39.5 Ningpo 39.6 Buchlau 40.0 Helen 40.0
Lockdale 40.8 Genoa 41.0 Northwind 41.3 Mirach 42.7
Mira 43.8 Conwy 43.9 Terra Firma 43.9 Mesartim 44.8
Pokhara 46.0 Quentin 46.0 Almach 47.5 Demeter 47.8
Epsilon Eridani 48.4 Halloran V 48.5 Nanking 49.0 Caselton 49.4
New Stevens 49.5 Murchison 49.6 Galatia III 49.7 Liao 50.8
Schedar 52.3 Poznan 52.3 Pleione 52.8 Aldebaran 54.4
Bryant 55.3 Gan Singh 56.3 Fomalhaut 56.8 Mallory's World 57.1
Algot 57.3 Zurich 57.3 Saffel 57.6 Nirasaki 57.9
Sonnia 58.8 New Aragon 59.3 Capolla 59.5 Brownsville 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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 71, "Basalt World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
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  31. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
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  37. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
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  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
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  47. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
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  49. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  50. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  51. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  54. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"

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