Bearclaw

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Bearclaw[edit]

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

Bearclaw
System information
X:Y Coordinates 149.36:1,722.12[e]
Spectral class M6V[1]
Recharge time 208 hours[1]
Planets 4[1]

The Bearclaw system is the location of a habitable world, Bearclaw II, and as at 3085 was located in the Deep Periphery region known as the Clan Homeworlds.

System Description[edit]

In relation to the capital of the Clan Homeworlds, Strana Mechty, Bearclaw is located at the coordinates 120:-48.[2] The Bearclaw system consists of an M6V class primary orbited by four worlds.[2][1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Bearclaw II[edit]

Bearclaw
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
2.34 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 20°C[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3062[1]
Infrastructure
Population 41,000,000 (3062)[1]

Bearclaw II - more commonly known simply as Bearclaw has been held by - and contested by - several Clans at the same time for the majority of its history as a settled world[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Bearclaw was once the capital of Clan Ghost Bear with a sizable enclave of Clan Nova Cats also present. When Clan Ghost Bear moved from Clan Space to their Occupation Zone, they left possession of their enclave to Clan Snow Raven for their assistance in moving to the Inner Sphere. After Clan Nova Cat decided to join the Second Star League, Clan Snow Raven came into full possession of the world after negotiations with Clan Nova Cat. However, Clan Hell's Horses quickly launched an offensive on this world capturing a third of the world from the Snow Ravens. After several clashes, the Snow Ravens and the Hell's Horses reached an accommodation to share the world.[citation needed]

The Wars of Reaving[edit]

In 3068 Khan James Cobb of Clan Hell's Horses entered into negotiations with Clan Snow Raven for the production of a compact, mobile shipyard, which Cobb intended to use as a part of his long-term plans for the Hell's Horses in the Inner Sphere. The Hell's Horses holding on Bearclaw played a part in the negotiations, with Cobb using the enclave as a bargaining point in the negotiations.[9]

The Snow Raven's actions in the Galedon system in the Inner Sphere were reported to the Grand Council by Clan Diamond Shark and became the subject of a Grand Council meeting on the 2nd of March 3070. The shocking casualty figure caused by the Ravens led to calls for a Trial of Absorption against the Snow Ravens by Clan Steel Viper, an action that only failed to pass a vote due to a number of abstentions and a series of votes cast against the motion by Clan Star Adder and their supporters, who had also been looking to Absorb the Snow Ravens.[5]

The failure of the vote to pass led ilKhan Brett Andrews to call for a vote of no confidence in the Grand Council, which also failed; this in turn led to an agreement between the leaders of the Cloud Cobras, Star Adders and Steel Vipers to act together to punish the Snow Ravens for their departure from the Honor Road. The three allied Clans selected a number of Snow Raven enclaves on Bearclaw, Brim and Hellgate as targets for retaliation and bid amongst themselves for the right to attack the various enclaves. The Steel Vipers won the right to attack holdings across all three worlds, while the Star Adders won the right to attack holdings on Bearclaw and Circe while the Cloud Cobras won the right to attack enclaves on Brim and Hellgate.[5]

The Star Adders were successful in their battles on Bearclaw, and went on to further successful Trials of Possession on Brim using the same forces. The Steel Vipers also managed to successfully seize a Summoner production facility on Bearclaw that the Snow Ravens had successfully defended against Star Adder Trials.[5]

Following the Society uprising in the Homeworlds and the two years of chaos that followed, in 3075 the reconvened Grand Council formally abjured four Clans: the Diamond Sharks, Ghost Bears, Jade Falcons and Snow Ravens. One of the justifications used for the Abjurement was the lack of assistance provided by the four Clans during the events of the previous two years, a political measure that conveniently ignored actions taken by the Homeworld Clans against the four clans, including the massacre perpetrated against the Snow Ravens on Bearclaw.[10]

Post-Wars of Reaving[edit]

An extensive trade agreement between Clan Cloud Cobra, Clan Star Adder and Clan Coyote in 3086 provided the impetus for Clan Stone Lion to launch an aggressive series of Trials of Possession for all of the Cloud Cobra enclaves on Bearclaw in 3088. Clan Stone Lion bid the bulk of their Psi Galaxy, and in some of the harshest terrain to be found on the planet they inflicted a string of defeats on the Cloud Cobra's Omicron Galaxy as well as seizing the York-class destroyer CCS Brimstone as isorla. The Stone Lion actions were impressive enough that Khan Hollyann Kardaan would subsequently support a Stone Lion call for resources to be spent rebuilding and repairing enclaves damaged or destroyed during the Wars of Reaving and launch at least one joint operation alongside the Stone Lions.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

3062[edit]

  • Clan Hell's Horses (30%)[3]
  • Clan Snow Raven (70%)[3]

3067[edit]

3070[edit]

  • Clan Hell's Horses[5]
  • Clan Snow Raven[5]
  • Clan Star Adder[5]
  • Clan Steel Viper[5]

3075[edit]

  • Clan Cloud Cobra (50%)[6]
  • Clan Stone Lion (50%)[6]

3085[edit]

  • Clan Cloud Cobra (50%)[7]
  • Clan Stone Lion (50%)[7]

3088[edit]

  • Clan Stone Lion (100%)[8]

Military Deployment[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Niles 34.7 Tokasha 41.6 Tranquil 42.2 Hector 46.3

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 The Wars of Reaving, p. 232, "The Wars of Reaving Campaign"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 112, "Planetary info"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 114
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual Update p. 39
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Wars of Reaving, p. 48-49, "The Raven Absorption"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Wars of Reaving, p. 248, "Political balance Table, 3075"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Wars of Reaving, p. 249, "Political Balance Table, 3085"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 8, "Recent Happenings"
  9. Wars of Reaving, p. 33, "Secret Moves, Secret Worlds"
  10. Wars of Reaving, p. 49, "The Measure of No Confidence"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 228, "Political balance Table, 3067"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Field Manual: Updates, p. 71, "Crusader Clans TO&E"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 79, "Warden Clans TO&E"

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