Blackstone

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Blackstone
System information
X:Y Coordinates -123.88 : 473.52[e]

The Blackstone system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Periphery region known as The Barrens.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Blackstone system was located near the Oberon VI and Zertarum systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

Blackstone was either settled during the Star League era by the Rim Worlds Republic or was an already-settled system that became significant enough during this era for Inner Sphere nations to record it's location on maps.[5][6][3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Blackstone was a part of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[14] By 3025 it was a part of the Oberon Confederation and was subsequently annexed by Clan Wolf during Operation REVIVAL.[16][17][25]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Following the declaration by ilKhan Leo Showers that the Periphery worlds were open territory for attacks during the opening stages of Operation REVIVAL, Khan Ian Hawker of Clan Diamond Shark immediately submitted a bid to conquer Blackstone using the Diamond Keshik, the only Diamond Shark unit involved in REVIVAL at that point. Hawker's request was rebuffed by Showers, who subsequently limited the attacks to only the four primary invading Clans, although Showers did condescendingly offered a spot to Showers in a Clan Smoke Jaguar raid during the first wave of REVIVAL - an offer Hawker rejected. The exchange of insults between Hawker and Showers went a long way towards reviving traditional loathing between the Diamond Sharks and Smoke Jaguars and would subsequently prompt a number of damaging battles between the two Clans.[35] On August 3049 Clan Wolf's Silver Keshik and Beta Galaxy attacked the planet Blackstone. The defending Blackstone Guards company in their aging machines were destroyed by the superior Clan troops.[36]

Jihad[edit]

The Clan Wolf troops withdrew from Blackstone after the Jihad, but several Clan merchants arranged for technical support to be sent to Blackstone. These technicians helped to rebuild several fortresses on the world, creating a modern Castle Brian.[37]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Darnin Hills: The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[36]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Oberon VI 12.5 Zertarum 17.7 Placida 18.3 Sigurd 20.9
Butte Hold 25.6 New Ålborg 28.5 Bensinger 29.4 Beowulf 33.7
Cryfder 35.8 Last Chance 36.1 Here 38.9 Drask's Den 40.5
Crellacor 41.2 Apollo 41.5 Toland 42.9 Iron Land 45.2
The Rock 49.6 Dirkel 50.8 Paulus Prime 51.3 Lackhove 51.5
Steelton 54.3 Botany Bay 54.8 Von Strang's World 55.7 Gotterdammerung 56.3
Anywhere 57.3 Gustrell 57.7 Star's End 58.0 Somerset 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 157, "Map of the Periphery"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  25. 25.0 25.1 The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 115, "Greater Valkyrate, Oberon Confederation & Elysian Fields"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf/Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 43
  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  35. Invading Clans, p. 138, "Periphery Action"
  36. 36.0 36.1 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 56, "Wolf Clan Occupation Zone - The Periphery - Blackstone"
  37. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 42

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