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Bell[edit]

Bell
Bell neighbouring systems
Bell neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 104.16 : -109.87[e]
Spectral class A8V[1]
Recharge time 169 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Bell system was the location of at least one habitable world, Bell X, and as at 3145 was located in the Kathil Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Bell system is located close to the Foot Fall and Highspire systems[2][3] and consisted of a class A8V primary orbited by at least ten planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Bell system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra and by the early twenty-fourth century was a member of the Capellan Hegemony.[4]

Bell X[edit]

Bell
Geophysical
System position 10th[1]
Jump point
distance
25.77 days[1]
Moons 3 (Dhammazedi, Mingun, Rovereto)[1]
Surface gravity 1.20[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 20%[1]
Highest native life Amphibious[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Mycroft[1]
Population 469,620,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-B-D[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Bell X - more commonly known simply as Bell - is the tenth planet in the Bell system and has three moons named Dhammazedi, Mingun and Roverto. Bell has been contested repeatedly during its history as an inhabited world and has been home to significant defence manufacturing facilities.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

As a world within the Capellan Hegemony, Bell was subject to heavy attacks from hired Kluanian pirates in 2305. Hired by the Sarna Supremacy, the pirates inflicted heavy damage on a number of Capellan border worlds, forcing the Hegemony to constantly redeploy troops to defend its worlds rather than continuing to stage attacks on Sarna.[4]

At some point after the end of the war, Bell became a member of the Chesterton Trade Federation; Bell then changed hands again later during the absorption of the Trade Federation by the Sarna Supremacy.[5] In 2357 a large force from the Federated Peacekeeping Forces - the armed forces of the Federated Suns landed on Bell and claimed it in the name of the Federated Suns, with Prime Minister Reynard Davion also demanding that the Supremacy cede the worlds of Chesterton and Highspire to the Federated Suns.[5] The Supremacy had no choice but to comply;[5] the Sarn garrison had been easily overrun, and the use of atomic weapons had been threatened to enforce the Federated Suns claim to the three worlds.[6] A combined relief force from the Capellan Commonality, Sarna Supremacy and Tikonov Grand Union arrived at Bell in 2358 to recapture the world,[6] only to discover that the entire civilian population had disappeared.[6][7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Thirteenth "Jonathan" Lancers[43]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • First Bell Training Battalion[44]

3038[edit]

  • First Bell Training Battalion[45]

3050[edit]

  • First Bell Training Battalion[27]

3067[edit]

  • First Bell Training Battalion[46]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 1st Kestrel Grenadiers were deployed across, Bell, Demeter and Moravian. The 1st was at 90% of full strength, with 90% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

  • First Kestrel Grenadiers[48]

3145[edit]

  • First Bell Training Battalion[49]

Geography[edit]

Bell has three continents named Cambridge, York and Umbria.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Mycroft: the planetary capital city, located on Cambridge.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Foot Fall 9.6 Highspire 10.1 Undra 11.3 Ashkum 11.7
Plataea 15.5 Jonathan 17.1 Foochow 19.6 Westphalia 22.0
Menkar 22.3 Mandate 22.7 Moravian 23.0 Axton 23.3
Shipka 24.1 Valexa 25.0 Tianamon 26.6 New Macao 29.4
Angelsey 29.5 Remshield 30.8 Aosia 32.4 Algot 32.7
Acala 33.3 Goshen 34.1 Zaurak 34.2 Menkib 34.5
Tecumseh 35.5 Hunan 35.8 Matsu 36.9 Anaea 37.6
Lacadon 39.2 Heligoland 39.6 St. Andre 39.6 Lee 40.3
Chesterton 40.5 New Aragon 40.9 Wei 41.4 Ulan Batar 41.9
Demeter 42.2 Perkasie 43.1 Kek 43.3 Genf 44.9
Halloran V 45.4 Tsingtao 46.6 Conwy 46.8 Farwell 47.3
Almach 48.4 New Athens 48.7 Everett 49.2 Poznan 50.5
Tedibyhr 50.8 Vintru 51.1 Tsitsang 52.2 Oli 52.5
Sakhalin 53.0 Shensi 53.3 Kaifeng 53.3 Buchlau 53.4
Mytilene 53.6 Mesartim 55.3 Palos 55.5 Cammal 55.6
Caria 55.7 Truth 55.8 Lhasa 56.5 New Hessen 56.5
Algol 57.6 Mira 57.9

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 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 6, "Bell"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Handbook: House Davion, p. 22, "Pushing Towards Confederation"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 24, "Friends And Other Enemies"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 14, "Commonality"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War [2571]"
  12. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War [2822]"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War [2864]"
  21. 21.0 21.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War [3030]"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  27. 27.0 27.1 21 Year Update, p. 21, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  34. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  36. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  37. Field Report: CCAF, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces - August 3079"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 12, "Regimental Status"
  43. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  44. 44.0 44.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  45. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  46. Field Manual: Updates, p. 137, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  47. Field Report: AFFS, p. 8, "Independent Commands Regimental Status"
  48. Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  49. Field Manual: 3145, p. 89, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"
  50. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 120, "Clint Profile"
  51. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 7, "Industrial Systems"

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