Bountiful Harvest

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Bountiful Harvest[edit]

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

Bountiful Harvest
Bountiful Harvest neighbouring systems
Bountiful Harvest neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -137.28:261.03[e]
Spectral class F2IV[1]
Recharge time 173 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Bountiful Harvest system was home to at least one habitable world, Bountiful Harvest IV, and as at 3145 was in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Bountiful Harvest system is located near the A Place and New Exford systems[2][3] and consists of a class F2IV primary orbited by at least four worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point in the system.[1]

System History[edit]

The Bountiful Harvest system was colonised during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra,[4] and by the end of the Age of War had been incorporated into the Lyran Commonwealth.[5]

Bountiful Harvest IV[edit]

Bountiful Harvest
Planetary flag of Bountiful Harvest
Planetary flag of Bountiful Harvest
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
11.48 days[1]
Moons 1 (Scarecrow)[1]
Surface gravity 1.05[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Mild-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 77%[1]
Highest native life 55%, Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3067
Infrastructure
Ruler Steven Halsf III (Noble Ruler, 3025)[6]
Coordinator Edward Brownawel (Political Leader, 3025)[6]
Duke Elijah Halsf (3067)[1]
Capital KevGlen City, Grandeur
Population 3,477,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-B-A[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]
Precentor Joseph Kikuchi (3025)[6]

Bountiful Harvest IV - more commonly referred to simply as Bountiful Harvest - is the fourth planet in the system, orbited by a single moon named Scarecrow.[1]

Slightly larger than Terra, Bountiful Harvest lives up to its name in almost every regard, blessed with fertile soil, bright beautiful oceans, amazingly temperate climate and abundant fauna and aquatic life. The largest agricultural planet within the Lyran Commonwealth, Bountiful Harvest has huge tracts of flat and arable lands that cover over 70 percent of its five main landmasses - Amber, Abundance, Grandeur, Lush and Vibrant - and two large oceans, the entire word an agricultural haven able to support its own needs as well as more than a dozen neighboring systems.[6] [1]

Planetary History[edit]

Discovered by the Protectorate of Donegal shortly after that realm's formation but quite close to the borders of the Tamar Pact, Bountiful Harvest soon became the center of considerable tension between both realms, both sides nearly going to war over control of the breadbasket world. Ultimately the Commonwealth government settled the dispute by opening Bountiful Harvest up to three separate companies from the Protectorate of Donegal, Tamar Pact and Federation of Skye, all three corporations eventually merging to form Bountiful Delicacies, the single largest agricorp on the planet and arguably the Commonwealth as a whole.[1]

Bountiful Harvest was an example of one of the many worlds impacted by the military conscription of civilian transport JumpShips during the brutal First Succession War, the planetary economy plunging towards collapse as the planet's argicorps were unable to export all but a fraction of their normal volumes, the bitter irony of Bountiful Harvest choking on its excesses, forces to wipe out entire crops and herds of food animals it could not sell to neighboring worlds like A Place and Hegel, worlds which now began to starve due to the same lack of commercial transportation.[7] [8]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 29th of December 3073 the Word of Blake's Fiftieth Shadow Division raided Bountiful Harvest. Defending Bountiful Harvest at the time were the Second Wolf Strike Grenadiers and the Fourth Wolf Guards Cluster from Clan Wolf-in-Exile, who put up a fierce resistance, forcing the Fiftieth Shadow Division to retreat after taking heavy damage.[9][10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Steven Halsf III (Noble Ruler)[6]
  • Coordinator Edward Brownawel (Political Leader)[6]

3067[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3059[edit]

3073[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
A Place 17.5 New Exford 17.8 Esteros 21.7 Morges 22.5
Yeguas 31.2 Dustball 33.2 Kandersteg 37.0 Atocongo 37.1
Deweidewd 37.3 Antares 38.7 Graceland 39.6 Blair Atholl 39.8
Zanderij 41.1 Hamilton 41.3 Koniz 44.8 Babaeski 46.8
Arc-Royal 47.8 Graus 51.5 Great X 54.2 Summit 55.3
Ballynure 57.0 Deia 57.6 Pandora 58.9

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 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 85, "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 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding [2341] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 168, "Planet Guide"
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 52, "First Succession War - Terms of Exhaustion - Tragic Ironies"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 38, "History of the Lyran Alliance - Dawn of the Succession Wars - First Succession War (2786-2821) - Total War"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 38, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52, "The Jihad In Review"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  12. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  13. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Map [3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  36. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  37. Field Report: Clans, p. 22, "Clan Wolf-in-Exile Deployment Status"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. 109, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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