Camlann (FWL)

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This article is about the anti-spinward planet. For the coreward planet, see Camlann (DC).


Camlann[edit]

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

Camlann
Camlann neighbouring systems
Camlann neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -153.87:-233.88[e]
Spectral class M0III[1][2]
Recharge time 201 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]

The Camlann system was home to at least one habitable world, Camlann I, and as at 3145 was located in the Regulan Fiefs.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Camlann system is located near the Nullarbor and Pec systems[5] and consists of a class M0III primary orbited by at least one planet. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Camlann system was colonized by the Principality of Regulus during the first half of the twenty-seventh century.[6]

Camlann I[edit]

Camlann
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 1st[1][2]
Jump point
distance
3.14 days[7]
Moons None[1][2]
Day length 36 hours[2]
Surface gravity 0.81[2]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 38°C (Arid)[2]
Surface water 60%[2]
Highest native life Reptile[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Valentino Korcinski (3025)[1]
Castellan Frederica Nix (for Duke Mikhail Korcinksi) (3067)[2]
Population 3,428,000,000 (3025)[1]
3,428,000,000 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-C-C-D-C[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2](Precentor Nging Sho Tang (3025))[1]

Camlann I - more commonly known simply as Camlann - is the first planet in the Camlann system.[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Originally a very arid world, Camlann has five continents, no moons and a 36-hour day.[2] Camlann was one of many worlds to be colonized after the widespread adoption of the Laranth water-purification process in the 2630s, technology that made the terraforming of planetary ecologies easier by reducing or removing the requirement for the importing of massive quantities of pure water by ice ship.[6]

Like many worlds colonised in this era, Camlann was settled by a commercial venture with little or no backing from the parent government within which that venture operated; in the case of Camlann, that parent government was the Principality of Regulus. Many of these newly-colonized worlds became increasingly resentful of their relationship with the parent government once the colony had become settled and profitable, and in movements echoing the drive for independence from the Terran Alliance that had occurred four centuries before, those colonies often rose up violently in an attempt to separate themselves from their parent government and become independent. Camlann was an important exception to that trend, however.[6]

Camlann sought to gain its independence from Regulus via the legal courts; in a case that was brought in 2683, less than fifty years after Camlann had first been settled, Camlann successfully argued in Camlann vs Free Worlds, H. G. Duke of Regulus et al. that it should be an independent and voting member of the Free Worlds League parliament, based upon its self-sufficiency. The nature of the case and the precedents used by Camlann set it apart from the violent wave of uprisings that had occured on otherworlds in the 2660s and 2670s, and the resulting decision was seen as a pragmatic solution in line with the spirit in which the League founded.[6] Justice Nkwameh Mbili ruled accordingly, legislating that having demonstrated its planetary adulthood, Camlann had to be allowed to pursue its own goals.[8] The Camlann vs. Free Worlds case was used as a precedent by numerous other worlds in a wave of cases that saw more than three dozen new provinces formed by the early 2730s, with each petitioning for the same status as Camlann once they had demonstrated their individual viability as independent states.[6] After the ruling from Justice Mbili there was a flurry of investment in Camlann alongside considerable interstellar interest in the world.[2]

Another result of the victory in the Camlann vs Free Worlds case was the people of the planet adopting a me-against-them mentality. An example of this was the protestation against building a SLDF base on world due to concerns that to do so violated the sovereignty of Camlann. In the final years of the Star League, the resident garrison force, the 190th Jump Infantry Division, were called on at least once a year to stop riots from the restless population. This reinforced the hated of the SLDF by the people of Camlann.[9]

Succession Wars[edit]

Having gained its independence, Camlann developed a healthy economy - in part due to its location within the League, away from any major invasion roues - but otherwise did little to distinguish itself. One continent in the western hemisphere remained free of terraforming intentionally, and was designated a wildlife preserve, where native reptile life - including species as large as the dinosaurs of ancient Terra - roamed freely during the eighteen-hour nights. The settled regions of Camlann developed standard industries in areas such as farming, food processing and manufacturing, although the planet largely became known for its exports of high-tech communication devices, some of which were sufficiently sophisticated to be purchased by ComStar.[8] The economy of Camlann did suffer with the fall of the Star League, with local industry dropping to a subsistence level with relatively limited exports, although the economy did recover to its Star League-era levels in the mid-thirty-first century.[2]

In 3025 the MP for Camlann in the Free Worlds League Parliament was Dame Adrienne Gaynor, described as a mild-mannered bureaucrat with few political enemies within Parliament. Gaynor was also serving as Minister of Intelligence - a portfolio that included monitoring the activities of SAFE, the League's civilian intelligence service, although the sitting Captain-General could easily circumvent Gaynor's oversight by designating SAFE activities as vital to the security of the Free Worlds.[10] Camlann was also notable for being governed by an oligarchy at the time, a system of government it shared with various other worlds including such provincial capitals as Andurien, Gibson and Orloff.[11]

FedCom Civil War Era[edit]

In the sixty years prior to the Jihad Camlann's economy recovered, although the major export from the planet remained communications gear and associated components. The Word of Blake replaced ComStar as the largest single customer for comms equipment manufactured on Camlann, and in the 3060s the Blakists exerted pressure on the federal government to allow them control over the communications industry on Camlann to "ensure its purity", but this pressure was resisted by both the local authorities and the federal government on Atreus.[2]

In 3067 the hereditary ruler of Camlann was Duke Mikhail Korcinksi, who inherited the title of Duke at the age of six, but his castellan, Frederica Nix, was actually ruling as regent. Four of the five continents were host to a substantial human population - the four continents being Badon, Cameliard, Dolorous Garde and Sauvage - while the island-continent Joyous Garde remained an un-terraformed wildlife preserve on which the larger native life forms like the Mordred lizard continued to roam freely. Badon and Sauvage were still largely agricultural in nature, producing cereals and fruit in large quantities, while Cameliard and Dolorous Garde were home to the greater part of the industry found on the planet. Outside of Joyous Garde the native reptiles and other native fauna had been pushed back from human habitats, with the exception of a creature known as the chalice hunter, a rat-like critter that continued to present a problem in many regions and ensured the continued survival of numerous pest-control companies. Larger lizards could still be found outside of Joyous Garde, but they were rare and those interested in them had to travel long distances to see them.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Duke Valentino Korcinski[1]

3067[edit]

  • Castellan Frederica Nix (for Duke Mikhail Korcinksi)[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Camlann has five continents named Badon, Cameliard, Dolorous Garde, Joyous Garde and Sauvage.[2]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Pec 9.5 Nullarbor 17.1 Zara 19.3 Olafsvik 23.3
Keeling 25.8 Diass 29.0 Cirebon 30.1 Chilung 33.0
Heart Fjord 35.7 Vikindu 35.8 Cameron 37.3 Cree 38.1
Dalton 38.3 Fieferana 39.8 Alta 40.6 Ngake 40.6
Barlaston 44.6 Marathon 45.0 Atsugi 47.7 Faleolo 48.0
Jouques 48.6 Kearny 48.7 Vosloorus 49.7 Mauripur 49.8
Muscida 53.5 Regulus 53.9 Dayr Khuna 54.8 Hindmarsh 56.2
Tintavel 56.4 Al Jubaylah 56.5 Ellsworth 56.9 Yanchep 57.2
Shenwan 58.9

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 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 162, "Camlann (FWL)"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 Handbook: House Marik, p. 77, "Camlann Planet Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 63, "Camlann vs. Free Worlds"
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 75
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 162, "Camlann vs. Free Worlds"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 131, "190th Jump Infantry Division"
  10. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 70, "Intelligence"
  11. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 74, "Oligarchy"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League befor after at their founding in [2271]"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  14. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  19. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 169, "Free Worlds League - Map"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3057"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - 3063"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  27. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  29. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - August 3079"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  34. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 254, "SLDF - Free Worlds League Military Command Map"
  35. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  36. Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Regulan Stategic Military Command"

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