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Cartago[edit]

Cartago
Cartago neighbouring systems
Cartago neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 139.83 : -10.12[e]
Spectral class F3V[1]
Recharge time 174 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Cartago system is home to at least one habitable world, Cartago XIII, and as at 3145 Cartago was located in the Proserpina Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Cartago system is located near the Kentares IV and Waycross systems[4] and consists of a class F3V primary orbited by at least thirteen planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Cartago system was colonised at some point during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra[5] and had been incorporated into the Federated Suns by the end of the Age of War.[6]

Cartago XIII[edit]

Cartago
Geophysical
System position 13th[1]
Jump point
distance
17.36 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.25[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 42°C (Tropical)[1]
Surface water 70%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Cartago[1]
Population 3,697,431,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-C-D-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Cartago XIII - more commonly known simply as Cartago - is thirteenth planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In May 2787 the Draconis Combine launched a massive invasion of the Federated Suns. The invasion was so swift and targeted communications and JumpShips so effectively that many border systems didn't have a chance to transmit warnings or alerts, leading to widespread confusion on the part of the AFFS. Three days after the initial attacks another large wave of attacks was launched by the DCMS, based around two salients; one, under the overall command of Coordinator Minoru Kurita, struck into the Clovis Combat Region, beginning with invasions of Cartago, Clovis and Olancha. By the end of May almost all of the Clovis Combat Region was in Kuritan hands, along with half of each of the Robinson and Dahar Combat Regions and a chunk of the Fairfax Combat Region; Minoru Kurita himself stood on Cartago at the head of the Third Sword of Light.[7]

In February 2788 First Prince John Davion launched Operation SOLAR SHIELD, a desperate plan to try and disrupt the invasion of the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787. Prince John had been preparing to invade the Capellan Confederation when news of the Combine invasion reached him, and the forces he drew together for SOLAR SHIELD were based on those three 'Mech regiments nearby earmarked for the abortive invasion of the Confederation plus some six assorted regiments of armor and infantry provided by regional militias within the Marlette Combat Region. Prince John divided his forces into three groups and launched strikes at three occupied worlds on the Terran flank of the invasion, hoping to disrupt the thrust being lead personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita.[8][9]

SOLAR SHIELD proved to be flawed from the outset; the units assembled lacked time to train together, Prince John's forces were limited in number, and he had only a handful of WarShips available to use to escort his forces. Senior officers advised against the operation, but Prince John felt that speed was of the essence, and ordered that the operation go ahead. Cartago was one of the planets targeted by SOLAR SHIELD, and Prince John led the First Davion Guards to the system himself, escorted by the Davion II-class destroyers FSS Duke Henry and FSS Edmund Davion. The strike initially appeared to go well, with the First encountering a small naval picket consisting of two Baron-class destroyers in orbit above the planet that only briefly contested the Guards' landing before retreating.[8]

In the belief that his forces held the upper hand, Prince John landed in the valley near the capital city's spaceport along with the Guards, but became suspicious as soon as his troops had disembarked, just five kilometers away from the spaceport. When he observed that the majority of the DropShips sitting at the spaceport were civilian vessels in obvious disrepair, rather than DCMS military transports, he quickly ordered the Guards to fall back - barely ahead of a nuclear explosion that consumed the site. The Guards lost a company of 'Mechs and a squadron of aerospace fighters to the blast, but Prince John was able to board a DropShip before the blast hit, ordering his troops to evacuate rapidly. As the Guards and their supporting conventional forces lifted off, hostile fighters swept over the landing area, attempting to down the Guards transports, while above the planet the two Barons returned to attack the Duke Henry and Edmund Davion again, this time with the addition of the DCS Omodaka, a Narukami II-class destroyer that had been lurking in hiding on the far side of Cartago.[8]

The presence of the Omodaka turned an orderly retreat from Cartago into a bloody pursuit that only broke off after the Duke Henry and Edmund Davion managed to destroy the two Barons - an action that cost Prince John the Duke Henry. Operation SOLAR SHIELD was an abject disaster that cost the AFFS men and equipment it couldn't afford to lose, and the action on Cartago alone nearly saw the First Prince lost in action not once, but twice.[8]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The various continents on Cartago are covered by vast tropical jungles filled with dangerous wildlife. While the local flora and fauna has always done its best to reduce the average lifespan of the planet's human population, the jungles have also produced a wealth of different pharmacological compounds responsible for hundreds of medical breakthroughs since the planet was first colonized. As a consequence, numerous interstellar biopharmaceutical companies have their research and development departments based on Cartago, and the average citizen of Cartago enjoys one of the longest average lifespans to be found anywhere in the Federated Suns.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Ninth Robinson Chevaliers[51]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

Geography[edit]

Cartago has five continents named Cartago, Jiménez, Oreamuno, Paraíso and Turriabla.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Cartago: the planetary capital city, located on the continent of Cartago.[1]
  • San Rafael: the location of the Joint Equipment Systems plant on Jiménez.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Kentares IV 10.1 Waycross 12.7 Elbar 13.3 Tallassee 15.7
Edwards 23.5 Johnsondale 24.6 Schedar 24.6 Logandale 26.1
Mara 26.1 Olancha 27.6 Raman 29.1 David 29.4
Avawatz 31.7 Mallory's World 32.6 Caselton 33.2 Alnadal 35.0
Mirach 35.3 Sonnia 35.7 Marlette 37.4 New Rhodes III 37.9
Goderich 39.6 Xhosa VII 42.0 Clovis 42.4 Barstow 43.5
Fellanin II 43.6 Ronel 44.8 Rosamond 45.4 Tawas 45.9
Proserpina 48.1 Rio 48.2 Chota 48.3 Exeter 48.6
Cylene 48.8 Tikonov 49.0 New Florence 49.2 Sanilac 49.4
Tybalt 50.9 Sadalbari 53.0 Markab 53.4 Klathandu IV 54.6
Galatia III 54.8 Tedibyhr 55.4 Mira 55.5 Wroxeter 55.6
Ozawa 56.6 Okaya 57.2 Mesartim 57.8 Listowel 58.3
Angol 59.4 Scheat 59.4 Skat 59.4 Beecher 59.5

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 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 22, "Cartago"
  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 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
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  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 First Succession War, p. 40-41, "Fighting The Tsunami"
  9. First Succession War, p. 41, "An Expensive Learning Curve"
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  27. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
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  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
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  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
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  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  38. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
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  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  44. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  47. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  49. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  50. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  51. 51.0 51.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
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  53. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  54. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  55. 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  56. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 48
  57. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 109

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