Bass

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Bass
Bass neighbouring systems
Bass neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -218.51 : -353.60[e]

The Bass system was the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Bass system is located close to the Afarsin and Restitution systems[3] and is home to a JumpShip manufacturing facility operated by the Alliance Aerospace Group.[4]

System History[edit]

The Bass system was colonised at some point prior to the end of the Age of War.[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Settled at some point prior to the end of the Age of War[3] Bass was a member of the Magistracy of Canopus when a Star League Defense Force task force under the command of Captain-General Marion Marik was assigned to conquer the Magistracy in 2577. Bass was targetted by the SLDF in 2584 following capture of Canopus IV, and was conquered quickly by VII Corps' Fifty-fifth Brigade in early 2584 with the support of the Second Orloff Grenadiers, with only a token resistance offered by forces on the planet before surrender.[7][39]

Bass would be occupied by the SLDF for the remainder of the war; once the Reunification War ended, a number of Magistracy worlds were annexed by the Free Worlds League, but Bass remained a part of the Magistracy.[7][8]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the firebombing of the city of Crimson on Canopus IV the Blakist Forty-first Shadow Division launched a series of attacks on other worlds within the Magistracy of Canopus between 3071[40] and 3073.[41] The Forty-first's rampage hit Bass before moving on to hit Lindenmarle, Megarez, Adherlwin and Borgan's Rift;[40] the Forty-first was then caught and hammered by a joint Canopian-Capellan task force in the Aspropirgos system in Free Worlds League space, ending their rampage.[40][41]

Dark Age[edit]

In July 3085 the Third Company of the recently rebuilt Raventhir's Iron Hand were on Bass, gaining experience by garrisoning various border worlds within the Magistracy, when the planet was struck by a raiding party. Numbering at least two companies in strength, the raiders, believed to originate from Astrokaszy, expected Bass to be unguarded and had arrived with the intent of capturing and enslaving a number of the locals. The Third Company violently disabused the raiders of this notion, slamming into the enemy landing zone and pushing them back. The raiders tried to fall back to their DropShips, only to have the Iron Hand attack and disable the DropShips in turn. Choosing to surrender, the raiders were subsequently executed outside the rebuilt provincial academy in Majestrix Square.[42]

In 3118 assistance from the Duchy of Andurien enabled the Alliance Aerospace Group to construct a new manufacturing facility in the Bass system; the new facility was producing Scout-class JumpShips until at least 3145.[4]

Military Deployment[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the Second Raventhir Cuirassiers were deployed across Bass and Gallis. The Second was at 85% of full strength.

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Restitution 16.1 Afarsin 16.4 Cranston 18.3 Booker 19.6
Ceará 30.8 Bethonolog 30.9 Lindenmarle 33.2 Marantha 33.6
Obrenovac 35.9 Payvand 39.8 Ildlandet 39.9 Tarol IV 47.0
Royal Foxx 47.3 Tellman's Mistake 49.6 Glevakha 51.2 Gallis 52.3
Eleusis 53.3 Gambilon 53.7 Ruschegg 54.1 Rohinjan 57.7

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "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 3.3 3.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 187, "Magistracy of Canopus"
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 105, "Mopping Up (2584-2588)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. 17.0 17.1 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]"
  18. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 152, "Map of the Periphery"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030]"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Map of Periphery States"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  33. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 30, "Canopus United"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 104, "41st Division unit profile".
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 137, "Magistracy Royal Guards Brigade"
  43. Field Report: Periphery, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 149, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 200

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