Caselton

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Caselton[edit]

Caselton
Caselton neighbouring systems
Caselton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 115.46 : -32.66[e]
Spectral class K2IV[1]
Planets 7[1]

The Caselton system is home to at least one habitable world, Caselton II, and as at 3145 Caselton was located in the Robinson Operational Area of the Draconis March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Caselton system is located near the Mirach and Schedar systems[2][3] and consists of seven planets orbiting a class K2IV primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Caselton system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra.[4][5]

Caselton II[edit]

Caselton
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
5 days[1]
Moons None (Asteroid Belt)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 24°C[1]
Surface water 70%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Cathy Kyles (Governor)[1]
Johnetta Popadic (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Battlement[1]
Population 123,000,000[1]

Caselton II - more commonly known simply as Caselton - is the second planet of seven in the Caselton system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Despite being similar to Terra in several respects, Caselton was too dry and too cold to easily grow large amounts of Terran crops. Similarly it had enough mineral resources to support its population, but not enough to export. This resulted in a world with a low population that enjoyed zero population growth during the Dark Age.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The only real asset Caselton possessed was its proximity to Tikonov. Though the Capellan Confederation briefly held the world in the First Succession War, Caselton was under the control of the Federated Suns for most of its history. The AFFS took advantage of the system's proximity to Tikonov by establishing heavy defenses against CCAF raids, including several underwater and underground command centers and military bases.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Caselton was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[6] In 2795, following the appointment of Sandol Quinn as regent to Ilsa Liao, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched an invasion of the Federated Suns intended to capture the politically-significant Chesterton system. Planned by Quinn, the operation was intended to take advantage of the AFFS' continuing focus on trying to resist the massive Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns, which stood poised to capture New Avalon itself. The first worlds to be targeted were Caselton and Mirach; in April 2795 Quinn used elements of the Northwind Highlanders and the Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers, both ex-Star League Defense Force units turned mercenaries, to attack the two worlds. The defending forces were a mix of AFFS regulars and militia forces, and had suffered for years from broken supply chains while deploying a large part of their strength in efforts to aid forces still fighting on worlds occupied by the Combine. As a result, the defenders quickly crumbled in the face of the assault, and by August 2795 the CCAF had moved in line regiments to hold both worlds, freeing up the Highlanders and Rangers to launch invasions of Demeter and Farwell.[7]

The Jihad[edit]

The defenses built to resist Capellan raids stopped several Blakist assaults during the Jihad, but the Republic of the Sphere dismantled many of them during the post-Jihad peace.[1] The first Word of Blake assault on Caselton fell in September 3069, where mercenaries in the employ of the Blakists made several attacks on Caselton but failed to seize the world.[8] While the Blakists eventually managed to occupy Caselton during the Jihad, AFFS forces landed on Caselton as well as the nearby worlds of Mirach and Schedar on the 2nd of December 3076 and attempted to liberate the world. The AFFS forces were unsupported by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone, and the assaults were quickly slowed by the defending forces; it was reported that the assault was planned and launched by rogue elements within the AFFS command, explaining the lack of support from the coalition.[9][10]

The fact that the world was primarily settled for military reasons is reflected in the names of the continents and capital city. The capital, Battlement, is located on the continent of Embrasure while Merlon missed the opportunity to have the capital.[1] Battlement, Merlon, and Embrasure are all terms from military engineering, specifically fortifications.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Cathy Kyles[1]
  • Planetary Legate Johnetta Popadic[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

Geography[edit]

Caselton has two main continents named Embrasure and Merlon.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Battlement: the planetary capital city, located on Embrasure.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mirach 8.8 Schedar 11.7 Sonnia 12.3 Tikonov 15.8
Edwards 16.6 Rio 20.5 New Rhodes III 21.3 Mira 22.8
Mesartim 25.3 Elbar 27.0 Waycross 27.5 Logandale 27.9
Angol 28.3 Tybalt 28.3 Tawas 30.8 Tedibyhr 32.1
Almach 32.4 New Florence 32.6 Cartago 33.2 Goderich 33.5
Alrescha 35.2 Ronel 36.0 Achernar 38.2 Chesterton 38.4
Mallory's World 38.8 Kentares IV 39.1 New Hessen 39.8 Marlette 40.9
Tigress 40.9 Sanilac 41.3 Yangtze 41.6 Mara 41.9
Ulan Batar 43.2 Demeter 44.0 Hean 44.6 Johnsondale 46.3
Ozawa 46.9 Ankaa 47.0 Tallassee 48.2 Listowel 49.2
Basalt 49.4 Avawatz 49.5 Hamal 51.7 Galatia III 53.0
Farwell 53.3 Tianamon 53.8 Conwy 54.1 Valexa 54.2
Addicks 54.4 Deneb Kaitos 54.5 Kansu 54.9 Barstow 55.7
Angelsey 56.2 Bharat 57.3 Wroxeter 57.4 David 57.4
Olancha 58 Buchlau 58 Markab 58.2 Algot 58.2
Nopah 58.4 Cylene 58.5 Ruchbah 58.9

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