Bessarabia

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Bessarabia
Bessarabia neighbouring systems
Bessarabia neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -25.61:276.80[e]

The Bessarabia system was the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Bessarabia system is located close to the Hyperion and Shaula systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Bessarabia system was colonised during the Star League era by the Lyran Commonwealth at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In December 3051 Bessarabia was attacked by Clan Wolf during the Fifth Wave of the resumed Operation REVIVAL. With the entire Alpha Galaxy and Golden Keshik invading the planet, under the command of ilKhan Ulric Kerensky himself, the defending Fifth Davion Guards RCT under Hauptmann General William Galloway decided to erect defensive positions along the sand dunes of Sirocco's Den so as to defend both the capital Lothas and the important mining and industrial center Cintosh. Unfortunately dividing their focus between the two important cities gave the ilKhan all the opening he needed. By launching probing attacks at both cities as his warriors advanced closer, striking the Guards at Jinnah Rift, Wallah City and Ruebhan, he forced the defenders to assume a reactionary position. At a critical juncture when the Fifth Davion attempted to second-guess the ilKhan by sending reinforcements to Cintosh, the Wolves instead attacked Lothas and overwhelmed the city's defenders. The Guards' losses at Lothas were so heavy that the unit was forced to retreat to La Grave.[25]

Jihad[edit]

In early March 3069 Clan Wolf took advantage of the Clan Jade Falcon attacks on the Lyran Alliance to launch their own attacks on several Falcon-held worlds. Bessarabia was one of the worlds the Wolves conquered in the first two weeks of March.[19]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3050[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Cintosh: city and important mining and industrial center.[25]
  • Jinnah Rift: site of a battle during Operation REVIVAL.[25]
  • Lothas: planetary capital city.[25]
  • Ruebhan: site of a battle during Operation REVIVAL.[25]
  • Wallah City: city and site of a battle during Operation REVIVAL.[25]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Hyperion 6.2 Shaula 8.6 Kobe 11.6 Wheel 12.9
Hainfeld 14.7 Volders 15.1 Karston 15.3 Maestu 15.6
Rastaban 16.1 Thun 18.8 Biota 19.8 Suk II 21.0
Thannhausen 22.9 Weingarten 24.3 Cusset 24.8 Galuzzo 27.7
Heiligendreuz 29.0 Domain 29.6 Laurent 32.1 Satalice 35.4
Montmarault 36.3 Carse 39.0 La Grave 39.2 Tamar 39.4
Gunzburg 40.3 Sevren 41.0 Shardayne 42.3 Moritz 43.2
Quarell 44.5 Memmingen 45.2 Colmar 46.4 Orkney 47.8
Skokie 48.5 Kandis 49.1 Benfled 49.9 Diosd 51.8
Nox 53.6 Dompaire 54.3 Skandia 54.6 Stanzach 55.9
Vorarlberg 56.7 Jabuka 57.5 Lothan 58.3 Bushmill 59.8
Sudeten 59.9 Ramsau 59.9 Vulcan 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 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their founding in [2341]"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 36039 [3040] Map"
  12. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  16. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  17. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  20. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  21. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  22. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  23. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  24. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 65
  26. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 116, "Unit Deployment Table"
  27. 27.0 27.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  28. 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  29. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. 167, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Hell's Horses"

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