Brockway

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Brockway[edit]

Brockway
Brockway neighbouring systems
Brockway neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 218.17 : -355.97[e]
Spectral class K7IV[1]
Recharge time 198 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Brockway system was home to at least one habitable world, Brockway IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Taurian Concordat.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Brockway system is located near the Desolate Plains and Mithron systems[4][5] and consists of a class K7IV primary orbited by at least four worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Brockway system was settled at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[4]

Brockway IV[edit]

Brockway
Planetary flag of Brockway
Planetary flag of Brockway
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
3.70 days[1]
Moons 2 (Colbert, Jurissa)[1]
Surface gravity 1.16[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 48Β°C (Tropical)[1]
Surface water 57%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duchess Persephone Norinn[1]
Population 748,245,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-D-B-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Brockway IV - more commonly known simply as Brockway - is the fourth planet in the Brockway system and has two moons named Colbert and Jurissa.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Though Brockway has a harsh, rugged environment that would normally cause colonists to bypass the world the presence of rich mineral resources and ores brought miners to the system. After they landed the colonists discovered that the plants and animals that lived here were excellent sources of nutrition. Commercial agricultural operations soon began, and exports of Brockway's foodstuffs enabled colonization of several nearby worlds that were otherwise marginal.[1]

Brockway was originally a world held by the Taurian Concordat, but the Federated Suns occupied it during the Reunification War. For centuries afterwards the AFFS used the world as the cornerstone of their defense against Taurian aggression. Persistent rumors suggested that the AFFS and DMI placed a listening post on the world.[1] During the FedCom Civil War it was also the site of several conflicts between the Eleventh Avalon Hussars and components of the Lexington Combat Group.

The Jihad[edit]

In response to the asteroid bombardment of Taurus and evidence that implicated the Federated Suns, the Taurian Concordat launched a second invasion of the Federated Suns during the Jihad. Brockway was an early target, captured during late June 3074. The Taurian conquest of Brockway involved using nuclear weapons against AFFS pickets, as did the campaigns on Bromhead and Midale, resulting in more than ten million Federated Suns civilian and military deaths[6][7]

The Dark Age[edit]

In 3119 Brockway was raided by pirates. The pirates first target was the Monterey-Lapland viaduct, the twenty-kilometer infrastructure link between the Lapland Archipelago and the rest of the continent; destroying a section of the viaduct left those elements of the Pleiades Hussars who had been engaged in wargames on the Archipelago cut off from the mainland so far as the pirates knew. Believing they now had freedom of movement, the pirates then began looting the Monterey spaceport in a relaxed fashion, failing to establish a viable security perimeter as they did so.[8]

What the pirates didn't know was that the Pleiades Hussars had access to two lances of Lamprey Transport Helicopters; the first notice the pirates had of the presence of the Lampreys was when the eight VTOLs flew over the spaceport, deploying squads of battle armor via combat drops and attacking every pirate BattleMech they could see with SRM volleys. It took the Hussars' infantry ten minutes to capture the pirate DropShip and begin turning its guns on the pirate forces as well.[8]

The pirates retreated into the hills around Monterey, attempting to use the thick forests for cover; the two lances of Lampreys worked in tandem, one lance deploying conventional infantry while the other harassed the pirate forces; the airmobile infantry herded the pirates towards a box canyon, where they were comprehensively destroyed. One lance of pirate 'Mechs was destroyed, while another was salvaged by the Hussars - who lost no Lampreys in the action.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Duchess Persephone Norinn[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2578[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fourth Dragonlords[50]

2821[edit]

  • Fourth Dragonlords[50]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Lexington Combat Group[51]
  • Frederic's Gazelles[51]

3050[edit]

  • Lexington Combat Group[52]
  • Frederic's Gazelles[52]

3054[edit]

  • Lexington Combat Group[53]
  • Frederic's Gazelles[53]

3059[edit]

  • Lexington Combat Group[54]
  • Frederic's Gazelles[54]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3119[edit]

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mithron 9.9 Desolate Plains 12.4 Lindsay 13.1 Carmichael 19.9
Atreus Prime 20.0 Werfer 22.5 Diefenbaker 24.6 Midale 29.4
Renfield 29.6 New Ganymede 29.8 New Vallis 32.9 Merope 32.9
Maia 33.0 Electra 33.7 Flintoft 35.0 Pleiades Cluster 36.4
Brusett 39.1 Jamestown 39.4 Samantha 39.6 Ina 40.0
Ridgebrook 40.1 Parian 40.7 Jansen's Hold 40.8 Centavido 41.6
Illiushin 42.0 Hyades Cluster 43.0 Ishtar 44.1 Taurus 44.1
Megaris 45.4 Camadeierre 45.5 Merlin 48.6 Menion 49.5
Robsart 49.9 Kautokeino 50.1 Hyalite 50.7 Flatspin 51.5
Lothair 51.6 Sanurcha 53.1 Amber Grove 55.1 Pinard 55.4
Zalzangor 56.3 Wrentham 56.5 Woogi 56.8 MacLeod's Land 57.8
Hè-shì 57.9 Landmark 58.2 Mandaree 59.0

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 Handbook: House Davion, p. 87, "Brockway"
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 52, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 53, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 14, "Lamprey Transport Helicopter"
  9. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  10. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 64
  12. ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  13. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  14. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. ↑ Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  22. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  23. ↑ The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  24. ↑ House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  25. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  28. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  29. ↑ 29.0 29.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 74, "Federated Suns After War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  31. ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  32. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  33. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  34. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  35. ↑ 35.0 35.1 35.2 Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns After Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  36. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  37. ↑ The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  38. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  39. ↑ Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  41. ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map - [3075] Map"
  42. ↑ Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  43. ↑ Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  45. ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  46. ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  47. ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  48. ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p.64
  49. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 15, "Regimental Status"
  50. ↑ 50.0 50.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  51. ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  52. ↑ 52.0 52.1 20 Year Update, p. 21, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  53. ↑ 53.0 53.1 Objective Raids, p. 15, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  54. ↑ 54.0 54.1 Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 108, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  55. ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 32, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  56. ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 138, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"

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