Blue Hole

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

Blue Hole
Blue Hole neighbouring systems
Blue Hole neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -186.65:348.67[e]
Spectral class K7V[1]
Recharge time 198 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Blue Hole system was home to at least one habitable world, Blue Hole IV, and as at 3145 was serving as the capital of the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Blue Hole system is located near the Chahar and Roadside systems[2][3] and consists of a class K7V primary orbited by at least four worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

Blue Hole was settled by the Lyran Commonwealth during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[4][5][6]

Blue Hole IV[edit]

Blue Hole
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
3.70 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.81[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 41° C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 67%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Wilhelm Stefanis[1]
Capital Lapiz[1]
Population 934,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Blue Hole IV, more commonly known simply as Blue Hole, is the fourth planet in the Blue Hole system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The preponderance of fresh water on Blue Hole immediately made colonists wealthy as they exported fresh water to any number of worlds in the Lyran Commonwealth. Tourism also formed a large part of the economy, but during the FedCom Civil War Blue Hole was on the front lines. Clan Jade Falcon forces attacked the world and destroyed several units - House and mercenary - on the planet before Clan Wolf-in-Exile forces drove the Falcons away. The Wolves remained as a garrison force after the Falcons were removed, but there was a great deal of tension between the local citizens and the Wolf-In-Exile forces.[1]

In late January 3069 Clan Jade Falcon forces attacked and captured Blue Hole.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Duke Wilhelm Stefanis[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Geography[edit]

Blue Hole has a geography unique in the Inner Sphere. Most of the world's continents consist of a series of giant rivers covering the land like a network or lattice. These rivers empty into lakes that are surprisingly deep. This lattice of rivers and lakes extends far underground and takes the place of seas found on other worlds. The underground channels are wide enough to pass submarines and BattleMechs.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Chahar 14.3 Roadside 20.2 Kooken's Pleasure Pit 21.6 Clermont 23.6
Kikuyu 24.7 Hot Springs 25.0 Pasig 26.8 Manx 32.0
Zhongshan 32.2 Goat Path 32.7 Machida 33.3 Blackjack 33.7
Biegga 33.8 Melissia 36.2 Mogyorod 39.5 Mkuranga 40.6
Black Earth 45.4 Deia 46.2 Jorvikland 47.4 Beta VII 47.8
Malibu 50.6 Alyina 52.3 Chapultepec 54.0 Annunziata 54.5
Waldorff 55.7 Blumenort 56.7 Golandrinas 58.4 Renren 59.2
Medellin 59.2 Kolovraty 59.4

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 1.20 1.21 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 81, "Blue Hole Planet Profile"
  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 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding [2341] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: Clans, p. 23, "Deployment Map [3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Objective Raids, p. 54, "Note of Unit"
  33. Shattered Sphere, p. 49, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  34. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 68, "Mercenary Employment Table"
  35. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  37. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 170, "Jonah JN-002 Submarine"

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