Benfled

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

Benfled
Benfled neighbouring systems
Benfled neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -72.91:260.77[e]

The Benfled system was the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Benfled system is located close to the Ballynure and Montmarault systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Benfled system was colonised at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

On 21st November 3051, Clan Steel Viper's 400th Assault Cluster attacked the planet Benfled as part of the Fifth Wave of Operation REVIVAL. The seasoned mercenary unit Narhal's Raiders met the Steel Vipers at Monument Hill but found themselves unprepared for the swiftness and firepower of the invading Cluster. After just four hours of combat fully two-thirds of the Raiders' forces had been destroyed and the mercenaries abandoned the planet. Seeing no further opposition the Steel Vipers declared victory.[27]

It was at this point the Clan received a transmission from Rene Duchesne of the Benfled 10th Cadet Corps, informing the Steel Vipers his forces still stood in opposition to their rule, and that he wished to bid against them in Clan fashion in a Trial of Possession over the planet. The Steel Vipers agreed and for several hours bargained with Rene, eventually reducing their bids down to a single unarmed and unarmored warrior. For their champion Rene presented Tony Bernson, a massive cadet standing just over two meters in height weighing almost 114kg of solid muscle. The Steel Viper champion, Star Commander Janine, was unfazed by her opponent's build. In a short but brutal contest which earned a mention in the Steel Viper Remembrance, Janine defeated Tony and took both him and Rene as bondsmen.[27]

Military Deployment[edit]

3054[edit]

3054 to 3061[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Montmarault 13.9 Ballynure 17.2 Koniz 19.7 La Grave 25.7
Blair Atholl 27.8 Pandora 28.5 Biota 30.2 Crimond 30.5
Graceland 31.4 Dustball 32.0 Cusset 32.9 Sudeten 33.0
Orkney 35.5 Colmar 39.1 Dompaire 39.3 Rastaban 39.3
Deweidewd 41.1 Domain 42.0 Wheel 42.6 Shaula 43.2
Suk II 43.9 Tomans 44.3 Graus 45.8 Maestu 46.9
Bessarabia 49.9 Borghese 50.6 Quarell 50.9 Laurent 51.0
A Place 52.1 Thun 55.1 Stonarboi 55.5 Hyperion 55.9
Rasalgethi 57.7 Volders 57.9 Kandersteg 58.0 Galuzzo 58.2
Sevren 59.7 Hainfeld 60.0

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding [2341] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  11. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  21. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  22. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Map [3079]"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  24. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  25. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  26. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Invading Clans, p. 88
  28. 28.0 28.1 Objective Raids, p. 58, "Unit Note"
  29. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  30. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. 169, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"

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