Borgan's Rift

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Borgan's Rift[edit]

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

Borgan's Rift
Borgan's Rift neighbouring systems
Borgan's Rift neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -105.06:-412.09[e]
Spectral class F1V[1]
Recharge time 172 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Borgan's Rift system was home to at least one habitable world, Borgan's Rift II, and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Borgan's Rift system is located near the Early Dawn and Fanardir systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Borgan's Rift system was settled at some point during the Age of War.[4][5]

Borgan's Rift II[edit]

Borgan's Rift
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
20.26 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.91[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 53%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3049[1]
Infrastructure
Population 198,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-C-B-C-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Borgan's Rift II - more commonly known simply as Borgan's Rift - is the second planet in the Borgan's Rift system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

During the Reunification War Borgan's Rift became a target for the SLDF invasion of the Magistracy of Canopus during the fourth year of the military campaign. The Star League Defense Force task force commanded by Captain-General Marion Marik launched their attack on Borgan's Rift in September 2581 and while the planetary invasion force was smaller than those used during 2578 and 2579, it still consisted of a complete SLDF brigade - the Fifty-eighth - supported by the 402nd Independent Regiment and the Third Marik Militia.[6][7]

Two mercenary regiments were defending Borgan's Rift at the time, Kincani's Dragoons and The Red Hand, and following the pattern used by the defending Magistracy Armed Forces units on Aspropirgos and Gallis the year before, the mercenaries stung the invading forces enough to contest the invasion and then retreated before the SLDF could mount an effective pursuit, preserving their strength as part of a general refit and rearmament campaign both sides were conducting.[6]

In the thirty-first century Borgan's Rift was suffering from the crippling of interstellar economies and dramatic technological decline that characterised the Succession Wars. Up until 3040 Borgan's Rift was regularly pillaged by pirates and economically stagnant. Eventually Borgan's Rift was sold to Shanti Magliss of Magliss Spirits who built warehouses and distribution centers all over the planet, yet the pirate attacks continued.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the firebombing of the city of Crimson on Canopus IV the Blakist Forty-first Shadow Division launched a series of attacks on other worlds within the Magistracy of Canopus between 3071[8] and 3073.[9] The Forty-first's rampage hit Bass before moving on to hit Lindenmarle, Megarez, Adherlwin and finally Borgan's Rift;[8] the Forty-first was then caught and hammered by a joint Canopian-Capellan task force in the Aspropirgos system in Free Worlds League space, ending their rampage.[8][9] During the Blakist campaign against the Magistracy the various Canopian military academies were specifically targeted, with the Canopian Institute of War on Canopus IV being destroyed along with the provincial academies on a number of worlds including Borgan's Rift.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2578[edit]

2581[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Fanardir 18.7 Early Dawn 20.4 Hastur 24.1 Adherlwin 30.0
Zathras 30.2 Aspropirgos 34.5 Lockton 36.2 Butzfleth 38.4
Brixtana 40.3 Thurrock 42.8 Canopus IV 45.4 Joyz 47.3
Aquagea 49.0 New Abilene 51.0 Piriapolis 54.1 Fagerholm 54.3
Viribium 56.4 Umka 56.4 Itica 56.6 Palm 57.9
Gouderak 58.6 Trip 59.7

References[edit]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding [2366]"
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  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
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  44. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  47. Field Manual: 3145, p. 201, "Magistracy Highlanders"

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