Callison

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Callison[edit]

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

Callison
Callison neighbouring systems
Callison neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -62.56:-15.04[e]
Spectral class G5V[1]
Planets 8[1]

The Callison system was home to at least one habitable world, Callison II, and as at 3145 was located in the region known as The Remnant or the Republic Remnant.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Callison system is located near the Dubhe and Marcus systems.[2][3] The system consists of eight worlds orbiting a class G5V primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Callison system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra by the Federation of Skye,[1] but became a part of the Terran Hegemony soon after the founding of the Hegemony.[4]

Callison II[edit]

Callison
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
7 days[1]
Moons 1 (Yngve)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 33°C[1]
Surface water 84%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130
Infrastructure
Ruler Governor: Allison Stewart[1]
Planetary Legate: Nehemiah Leif[1]
Population 5,167,000,000[1]

Callison II - more commonly referred to simply as Callison - is the second of eight planets in the Callison system and has a single moon named Yngve.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Callison was originally settled by the Federation of Skye but after the Age of War it was controlled by the Free Worlds League. During the rise and fall of the first Star League Callison was jointly administered by the Free Worlds League and the Terran Hegemony. It only reverted to complete League control after the fall of the first Star League.[1] The Terran Hegemony considered Callison to be a part of the Tyrfing Province of the Hegemony.[5]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following Operation DAGGER, the Free Worlds League Military offensive against the Lyran Commonwealth, the League anticipated an alliance with the newly-formed Tikonov Free Republic and re-positioned a number of units in anticipation of a new offensive against the Commonwealth. One of the units re-positioned was the elite Marik Guard, a lightweight unit and significant source of Marik pride, noted for the high numbers of rare Land-Air 'Mechs within its ranks.[6]

Captain-General Janos Marik was caught completely by surprise when Supreme Lord Pavel Ridzik chose to lead the Tikonov Free Republic Army against the League, launching attacks that seized several League worlds near Terra. Also shocked was the FWLM, with many units left in limbo as they waited to learn if the offensive against the Commonwealth would go ahead. In July 3029 the Marik Guard began preparations to leave Callison to travel to Talitha to fight against the TFRA when General of the Armies Edward Regis personally led the newly-hired Hsien Hotheads mercenary regiment in a surprise attack specifically targetting the Guard. Aware that the LCAF wasn't in a position to launch a major offensive but hoping to score a critical moral victory by humbling the prestigious Marik Guard, Regis had recruited the Hsien Hotheads and offered them triple the normal level of danger pay to launch the attack, led by Regis in his Catapult.[6]

Emerging from a risky pirate point and navigating an asteroid field on approach to Callison, Regis expected a stiff fight from the Marik Guard, but the Lyrans were aided by confusion on Callison; mistaken for transport vessels due to arrive and relocate the Guard, the only aerospace forces that engaged the Hotheads during their approach to Callison were a trio of aerospace fighters from the Guard, who were easily pushed back by the Hotheads' fighters. On the ground, the bulk of the Guard were at the Fallosha Spaceport with supplies and spares stacked around the various runways, in anticipation of boarding transports. Half of the Guard were already aboard DropShips, leaving Colonel Takei Bryce-Marik with a scratch battalion of the Guard ready to fight. Bryce-Marik split his forces; launching half his available LAMs into the air to harass the dropping Hothead 'Mechs, he led the rest of his troops east into the Fallosha Valley, hoping to delay the Hotheads at their drop zones long enough for the rest of the Guard to disembark and reinforce him.[6]

Despite constant harassing hit-and-run attacks from the Guard LAMs, Regis managed to lead the Hotheads to the spaceport, with the more dispersed formation Regis deployed the Hotheads in allowing them to launch effective anti-aircraft fire against the light LAMs attacking them. Once the Hotheads were able to engage some of the Guard on the ground the thin armor of the LAMs caused many to become combat casualties within the opening minutes of the battle, and soon the Hotheads were able to use the piles of precious supplies at the spaceport as cover. Unwilling to use their full strength and risk destroying the rare parts, the gunners on the League DropShips and the remaining elements of the Guard found themselves in an uneasy stalemate. Regis proposed to Bryce-Marik that the remaining Guard forces be allowed to leave Callison in exchange for leaving the supplies and salvage at the spaceport for the Hotheads, ceding control of Callison to the Commonwealth. With little choice other than to agree, the Marik Guard left the planet.[6]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

To defend itself against Lyran predation, Callison joined the Silver Hawks Coalition in 2966.[1] Though this didn't stop the Lyrans from invading, it did make Callison a much more powerful world. Callison was able to repulse most Lyran aggressors until the Fourth Succession War when it was finally taken by mercenaries employed by the Commonwealth. After only a few decades however, Callison was liberated from the 11th Lyran Guards during Operation Guerrero by the 4th Free Worlds Legionnaires, 1st Free Worlds Guards, and Silver Hawk Irregular's Falcons regiment, who faced nearly no opposition.[7]

Jihad[edit]

Callison avoided the worst of the Jihad but was attacked by mercenaries in the employ of the Word of Blake.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Allison Stewart[1]
  • Planetary Legate Nehemiah Leif[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Twenty-eighth Marik Militia[40]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Eleventh Lyran Guards RCT[43]

3055[edit]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • First Free Worlds Guards[46]

3130 to 3135[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Fallosha Spaceport: a major spaceport on the surface of Callison.[6]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Marcus 3.7 Dubhe 8.1 Wyatt 8.2 Chertan 12.2
New Dallas 12.9 Zosma 13.2 Wing 13.3 Afleir 16.5
Dieudonné 16.7 Alchiba 17.6 Milton 17.9 Phecda 18.0
Bordon 18.4 Alhena 19.9 Castor 22.2 Devil's Rock 26.4
Remulac 26.5 Connaught 26.6 Shiloh 27.5 Denebola 28.1
Aquileia 28.9 Alioth 29.2 Cor Caroli 30.5 Pollux 31.0
Oliver 31.8 Tyrfing 32.3 Zavijava 34.1 Haddings 34.4
Nathan 34.4 Talitha 34.6 Gacrux 35.2 Catroxx 35.4
Lipton 35.8 Savannah 35.9 Mizar 36.6 Alphard 37.1
Acubens 37.1 Graham IV 39.3 Alula Australis 39.6 Chara 39.7
Van Diemen IV 39.9 Miaplacidus 41.9 Kalidasa 43.9 Irian 44.3
Summer 44.9 Menkent 45.1 Thorin 45.3 Alcor 45.6
Zaniah 46.1 Muphrid 46.4 Hechnar 47.0 Zollikofen 48.1
Galatea 49.9 Rochelle 51.2 Pliska 52.5 New Earth 53.3
New Hope 53.7 Syrma 54.4 Alkes 54.6 Elbing 55.7
Adhafera 56.0 Vindemiatrix 56.1 Hall 56.7 Liberty 57.4
Procyon 57.7 Tania Borealis 57.9 Wasat 58.2 Blue Sava 59.5
Algorab 59.7

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 178, "Callison World 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 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 86-87, "Callison"
  7. Shattered Sphere, p. 74
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]]"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation After Age of War [2571]]"
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  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
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  21. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  32. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  35. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Map [3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  40. 40.0 40.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  41. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  42. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  43. Objective Raids, p. 19, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  44. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  45. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 110, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  46. 46.0 46.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  47. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Republic Remnant"

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