Buchlau

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Buchlau[edit]

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

Buchlau
Buchlau neighbouring systems
Buchlau neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 70.05:-68.80[e]
Spectral class F5II[1]
Planets 4[1]

The Buchlau system was home to at least one habitable world, Buchlau III, and as at 3145 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Buchlau system is located near the Algol and Conwy systems[4] and consists of a class F5II primary orbited by four planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Buchlau system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a part of the Tikonov Grand Union when the Capellan Confederation formed in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[5]

Buchlau III[edit]

Buchlau
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
15 days[1]
Moons 3 (Berchtold, Graf, Leopold)[1]
Surface gravity 1.2[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C[1]
Surface water 68%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Noelle Petrie (Governor)[1]
Lenis Knutowski (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Belgrade[1]
Population 1,045,650,000[1]

Buchlau III - more commonly known simply as Buchlau - is the third of four planets in the Buchlau system. Buchlau has three moons named Berchtold, Graf and Leopold.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Buchlau was settled for its fish. The planet only has a single continent, Vienna, which is surrounded by a massive ocean. This ocean is teeming with life. Fish are plentiful in these waters, some of them as large as Terra's killer whale. Shortly after it was settled, Buchlau started exporting its fish to nearby worlds. It was able to maintain these exports throughout the early Succession Wars for one simple reason: Buchlau has no military worth or strategic value. During the Fourth Succession War the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns took control of Buchlau. The Capellans made no move to recover the world until the chaos of Operation Guerrero, when pro-Capellan insurgents tried to stir up nationalist feelings. George Hasek spent a great deal of money to counter these insurgents and keep the world as part of the Capellan March.[1]

The capital of Buchlau is Belgrade, which is located on the large plateau in the center of Vienna. This plateau is surrounded by dense jungle. The landscape makes the name "Buchlau" amusing, as Buchlau was named after a Germanic style castle located in the Terran province of Moravia.[1]

After hearing how the Word of Blake treated Algol and Algot, the governor of the world contacted the Blakists and offered to surrender. This kept the world in one piece and able to provide food to neighboring systems. Buchlau was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate during the first two weeks of December 3069.[6]

In contrast to many worlds incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate, Buchlau was liberated without a shot on the 1st of September 3077 when Devlin Stone personally led a contingent of allied coalition forces to the world as a part of Operation SCOUR.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Noelle Petrie[1]
  • Planetary Legate Lenis Knutowski[1]

Geography[edit]

Buchlau has a single supercontinental land mass named Vienna which is surrounded by a massive ocean.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Belgrade: the planetary capital city.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Algol 5.3 Conwy 8.0 Halloran V 8.7 Kansu 9.3
Poznan 14.5 Ningpo 15.9 New Hessen 18.2 New Aragon 19.4
Slocum 20.4 Algot 21.1 Demeter 21.5 Pleione 21.6
Azha 23.8 Alrescha 24.2 Yangtze 25.5 Hamal 25.9
Hunan 27.2 Shensi 28.8 Bharat 29.3 Gan Singh 30.4
Menkar 31.1 Almach 31.6 Arboris 32.0 St. Andre 32.1
Genoa 32.3 Tianamon 32.3 Foochow 34.3 Angol 34.9
Liao 35.8 Mesartim 35.8 Achernar 37.2 Mira 37.3
Nopah 37.5 Jonathan 39.0 Tigress 39.6 Basalt 40.0
Styk 40.0 Woodstock 41.2 Tikonov 42.2 Kawich 42.5
Acamar 43.0 Shipka 43.0 Tsitsang 43.7 Bex 44.1
Aldebaran 45.4 Chesterton 45.6 Bhaktapur 46.6 Manennaia 47.2
Valexa 47.3 Rio 47.4 Ruchbah 47.7 Foot Fall 47.8
Zurich 50.2 Nanking 50.3 Wei 50.8 Fletcher 50.9
Tybalt 52.3 Sichuan 52.5 Ashkum 52.9 Bell 53.4
New Macao 54.1 Ingress 54.1 Hean 54.5 Zaurak 54.6
Tedibyhr 55.0 Sheratan 55.6 Deneb Kaitos 56.1 Zion 56.7
Ulan Batar 56.8 Mirach 57.1 Angelsey 57.5 Caselton 58.0
Highspire 58.8 Snailzar 58.9 Second Try 59.0 Terra Firma 59.2
Palos 59.2 Ankaa 59.6 Sonnia 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 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 97, "Buchlau World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War [2822]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War [2864]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War [3030]"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039]"
  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. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  32. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  33. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"

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