Branzoll

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Branzoll
System information
X:Y Coordinates 207.09 : -175.17[e]

The Branzoll system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 2750 was located in the Coreward Combat Theatre of the Crucis March within the Federated Suns.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Branzoll system is located near the Herat and Salem systems.[1]

System History[edit]

The Branzoll system was colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[2][1] Branzoll vanished from maps during the Third Succession War, indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated.[3][4]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2795, following the appointment of Sandol Quinn as regent to Ilsa Liao, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched an invasion of the Federated Suns intended to capture the politically-significant Chesterton system. Planned by Quinn, the operation was intended to take advantage of the AFFS' continuing focus on trying to resist the massive Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns, which stood poised to capture New Avalon itself. Quinn's plan involved encircling Chesterton by taking the systems around it, using mercenary units for the initial invasions - predominantly or exclusively former Star League Defense Force commands that had been recruited by the Confederation - and following up with CCAF line regiments to reinforce the assault and then secure the captured worlds. Whilst launching one or two planetary invasions aimed at systems around Chesterton, Quinn also had the CCAF copy tactics used by the Combine so effectively, leapfrogging over border systems to capture a number of systems further inside the Federated Suns to add pressure to the AFFS. Quinn's strategy worked well for several years; by 2797 the CCAF had occupied Branzoll, as well the Carmacks, Ogilvie, Salem, Sekulmun and Victoria, creating Capellan "islands" within the borders of the Federated Suns that forced the AFFS to spread it's already-stretched border forces even more thinly at a critical time.[5]

Quinn never managed to secure Chesterton, however; unwilling to launch a mass assault led by strategic weapons that would have had devastating effects on the planet and its population, Quinn attempted to negotiate Chesterton's surrender, but the dug-in AFFS forces were absolutely fanatical in their determination to resist, and Chesterton was self-sustaining, incapable of simply being blockaded into submission, even if the CCAF had sufficient WarShips available to blockade the system. With the CCAF clashing with the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery on a number of former Terran Hegemony worlds, Quinn withdrew his forces from the majority of the isolated worlds in 2800.[6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Herat 12.6 Salem 14.1 Victoria 18.7 Stockpoll 20.9
Skaslien 21.5 Fable 22.0 Kluane 26.5 Novaya Zemlya 27.6
Meinhof 29.4 Dol 29.4 Aggstein 30.6 Smythe 33.1
Dirk's Gulf 36.7 Brabent 37.4 Montcoal 41.4 Fortymile 41.4
Helixmar 42.1 Gravensteen 43.1 Monongahela 43.2 Kathil 44.5
Nis 44.6 Nahoni 45.3 Sekulmun 45.4 Turko 49.4
Gruyeres 51.8 Talcott 51.8 Noh-wan Hohm 52.2 Stein's Folly 53.6
Namen 53.6 Smolensk 53.7 Vecchio 55.7 Ogilvie 58.0
Bahl's Retreat 58.4

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 First Succession War, p. 81, "Quinn's War: The Confederation-Suns Front"
  6. First Succession War, p. 82, "Caught In The Capellan Crossfire"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"

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