Betelgeuse

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Betelgeuse[edit]

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

Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse neighbouring systems
Betelgeuse neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 5.67:-306.90[e]
Spectral class M2I[1][2]
Recharge time 196 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

The Betelgeuse system was the location of at least one habitable world, Betelgeuse II, and as at 3145 was located in the Sian Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Betelgeuse system is located close to the Latice and Sigma Mare systems[3][4] and consisted of a gargantuan class M2I primary orbited by at least two planets.[2]

System History[edit]

The Betelgeuse system was colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[5][6]

Betelgeuse II[edit]

Betelgeuse
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
2.86 days[2]
Moons None[2]
Surface gravity 0.95[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 35° C (Tropical)[2]
Surface water 43%[2]
Highest native life Amphibian[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lord Vincente Orloff (3025)[1]
Capital Bidan[1][2]
Population 3,792,0000,000 (3025)[1]
4,225,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-B-A-C[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Niyobo Saluci)[1]

Betelgeuse II - more commonly known simply as Betelgeuse - is the second planet in the Betelgeuse system and is an important industrial world.

Planetary History[edit]

Betelgeuse was an important Capellan factory world on their border with the Free Worlds League. Coveted by House Marik and especially Dame Catherine Humphreys of Andurien it was often the target of raids throughout its history, but remained firmly in Liao hands. Betelgeuse was home to Warrior House Kamata who vigorously guarded the weapon factories on the planet.[citation needed]

Up until the Fourth Succession War, over 20 different firms on Betelgeuse's northern hemisphere used to produce the greater part of all Capellan luxury goods and consumer goods. However, they were closed down after the war when the Capellans channeled all their resources into military production.

Betelgeuse was an important manufacturer of heavy tanks and BattleMech parts. During the Jihad the Chancellor sponsored the construction of a new Hellespont Industrials plant on Betelgeuse.[7]

A raiding party consisting of forces from both Andurien and Zion struck at Betelgeuse during the second week of November 3069.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Lord Vincente Orloff[1]

3031[edit]

  • Lord Alex Douglas Wilf

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Warrior House Kamata[31]

3067[edit]

[32]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time House Kamata is operating at 25% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Betelgeuse has two continents named Bulwark and Ecchi.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bidan: the planetary capital city, located on Bulwark.[2]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • In real life, Betelgeuse is one of the (or even the) biggest stars known, a bloated red supergiant with an estimated diameter of 697 million kilometers (compared to 1.4 million kilometers for our sun, Sol). As such, it is unlikely that it would have two or more planets, and even more unlikely that its second planet could be colonized by humans. Some scientists believe that Betelgeuse will go supernova within the next 1000 years, i.e. before the storyline of Classic BattleTech. The spectral class given for the star in BattleTech sources (M2 I) is correct and corresponds with real-life sources.
  • Betelgeuse is alternatively spelled Betelgeuze, Beteigeuze or Beteigeuse.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Sigma Mare 8.1 Latice 14.1 Conquista 15.3 Nukus 15.7
Kasdach 16.4 Dì-fang 18.0 Palladaine 20.9 Dicon 23.4
Shiba 24.9 Brest 25.3 Wright 26.2 Jungar Qi 26.9
Aomen 29.4 Pell 29.9 Ito 31.4 Westerhand 32.8
Lurgatan 35.3 Primus 36.3 Shiro III 36.7 Sumy 36.8
Ullieri 37.1 Buenos Aires 37.2 Nihal 38.5 Furud 38.5
Prix 39.0 Raphael 40.4 Scarborough 40.8 Housekarle 40.8
Grand Base 41.1 Amu Darya 41.8 Sadurni 42.8 Niomede 43.0
Claxton 43.8 Altorra 44.2 Andurien 47.7 Carmen 48.1
Lopez 49.4 Barras 49.7 Principia 51.3 Burl 52.1
Kujari 52.4 Konopiste 54.1 Castrovia 54.9 Sendalor 55.2
Kurvasa 56.1 Florarda 56.5 Fronde 56.5 Decatur 56.7
Homestead 57.2 Athna 57.6 Zanzor 57.6 Wallacia 58.8
Rosendal 59.3 Holloway 59.5 Toch Zu 59.5

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 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 134, "Planet Guide"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 16, "Betelgeuse"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 4
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  23. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - August 3079"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  25. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  26. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  27. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  28. 28.0 28.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 107, "Unit Deployment Table"
  29. 20 Year Update, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  30. 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  31. Objective Raids, p. 42, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  32. Field Manual: Updates, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  33. Field Report: CCAF, p. 9, "Warrior House Regimental Status"

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