Brighton

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Brighton[edit]

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

Brighton
Brighton neighbouring systems
Brighton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 79.09:-200.36[e]
Spectral class F9III[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Brighton system was home to at least one habitable world, Brighton IV, and as at 3145 was located in the St. Ives Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Brighton system is located near the Relevow and Taga systems[2][3] and consists of a class F9III primary orbited by at least four planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point.[1] The Brighton system was also home to the notorious prison moon known as Brazen Heart.[4]

System History[edit]

The Brighton system was colonised at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a part of the St. Ives Mercantile League prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[5]

Brighton IV[edit]

Brighton
Planetary flag of Brighton
Planetary flag of Brighton
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lady Yvette Brazeau[1]
Population 3,998,000,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Helga Orr)[1]

Brighton IV - more commonly known simply as Brighton - is the fourth planet in the Brighton system[1] and has at least one moon, an arid satellite used as a prison for political prisoners and known colloquially as Brazen Heart.[4]

Planetary History[edit]

Brighton was originally settled by miners looking to exploit the copper and silver ores on the world. These miners later joined the St. Ives Mercantile Association, and later the Capellan Confederation. The Capellan industrial complex made good use of the refined ores from Brighton. Brighton's other claim to fame was that it is the site of the only official Capellan political prison.[1]

In 2998 the Brighton militia held off superior AFFS forces for several weeks, long enough for Warrior House reinforcements to arrive. Though this was successful, the population suffered.[1]

Brazen Heart[edit]

Brazen Heart is a satellite of Brighton.[4] Frequently described as a world with fierce deserts, it was primarily used as a prison colony, featuring several copper mines where prisoners work.[6] The local flora is edible, but provides no nutritional value. Many escaped prisoners have been found dead from starvation with full stomachs of local plants.[7]

Maximillian Liao was always worried that an uprising by the prisoners would take control of the moon. He ordered the creation of the Hong Lung Interdiction Station which was a space station designed to destroy any shuttles and DropShips that might carry escaping prisoners.[8]

Prior to the Fourth Succession War, the Capellan Confederation maintained Brazen Heart as a supposedly secret prison colony for political dissidents.[9] However, there was an active network of dissidents throughout the Confederation who were able to travel from and to Brazen Heart even then.[9] Hanya No Cha was born on Brazen Heart to a commoner's family. Following her secret marriage to Tormana Liao Chancellor Maximilian Liao, Tormana's father, annulled her marriage to his son by decree.[10] Fearing that her life might be in jeopardy, Tormana had her secretly smuggled back to Brazen Heart in or just prior to 3021.[9] The world remained one of the established homes of the couple after the Fourth Succession War.[11]

When the St. Ives Commonality seceded from the Confederation to become the independent St. Ives Compact after the war, the Brazen Heart prison was closed. It was reopened when the Compact rejoined the Confederation three decades later.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Lady Yvette Brazeau[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Raymond's Armored Infantry[25]

3059[edit]

  • Raymond's Armored Infantry[39]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Taga 12.1 Relevow 14.9 Capricorn III 16.4 Sharpe 17.0
Nashuar 18.6 Vestallas 19.1 Gei-Fu 21.5 Scituate 21.5
New Sagan 22.7 Kittery 23.8 Necromo 26.6 Finnalon 27.1
Armaxa 27.9 Alto 28.1 Bhykov 29.4 Minnacora 29.8
Randar 30.1 Ares 31.0 No Return 32.4 Milos 32.8
St. Ives 33.6 Overton 33.7 Gurnet 33.9 Runrig 34.5
Staffin 34.8 Aldertaine 35.6 Denbar 36.3 Lhasa 37.6
Weekapaug 38.1 Dowles 38.6 New Crete 39.3 Spica 39.6
Monhegan 40.4 Truth 41.0 Laong 42.1 Ilmar 42.5
St. Loris 43.0 Tunlmar 43.5 Geifer 43.9 Harloc 44.3
Sarmaxa 45.1 Daniels 45.7 Tsingtao 47.4 Gahral 47.9
Cammal 47.9 Shoreham 48.0 Kaifeng 48.6 Ovan 48.9
Zindao 48.9 Indicass 49.1 Capella 49.7 Alcyone 50.7
Mentasta 51.0 Hustaing 51.3 Sarna 51.5 Glasgow 52.9
Kek 53.8 Khi 55.2 Vintru 55.3 Cordiagr 55.6
Heligoland 55.7 Maladar 55.9 Tantara 57.0 Bogerth 57.2
Ambergrist 57.4 Hurgh 57.9 Hexare 58.2 New Westin 58.3
Kohlman 58.5 Bora 58.7 Quemoy 59.9

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 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 150, "Brighton"
  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 4.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 82
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 126
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 125
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 165
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Think like a Liao
  10. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 126
  11. 20 Year Update, p. 90
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  14. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  15. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Objective Raids, p. 43 - "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3057"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - 3063"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  32. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Deployment Map - August 3079"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  35. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  37. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  38. 20 Year Update, p. 29, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 110 - "Mercenary Deployment Table"

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