Castor

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(References to Castor)

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

Castor
Castor neighbouring systems
Castor neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -40.40:-16.80[e]


Although no exact stellar data is known for the Castor system, transit from the nadir jump point to the planet is an eight days journey at 1g acceleration and the system has (at least) six planets. Castor VI, which may or may not be inhabited, has several moons, with a pirate jump point existing just beyond the most distant moon.[1]

Planetary Garrison[edit]

3055[edit]

3079[edit]

3145[edit]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Reunification War, Castor was a world within the Tyrfing Province of the Terran Hegemony.[7]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

The Castor system became the resting place of the SLS Nelson, a Black Lion-class battlecruiser and winner of the Star League Defense Force Martial Olympiad in 2732; the Nelson played an important part in the liberation of Oliver, but took heavy damage in the process. The crew of the Nelson managed to nurse her as far as the SLDF fleet station in the Castor system, only for the SLDF command to declare that the Nelson wasn't considered a viable candidate for repair. As a result of this decision the Nelson was scuttled and abandoned in a long elliptical orbit around Castor.[28]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

With the assistance of the Word of Blake the Free Worlds League discovered the location of the Nelson in the Castor system and retrieved her, transporting her to the Ionus system to be repaired in secret at the Illium Shipyards before returning her to active service under a new designation, that of the FWLS Xanthos.[28]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Castor was invaded in the second wave of Operation Guerrero by the 3rd Sirian Lancers. The few planetary militia units on planet were easily defeated.[29]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 23rd of September 3075 Castor was one of three worlds in the Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiders damaged the defending Protectorate and Militia forces, and were rumoured to actually be drawn from the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[30][31]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Devil's Rock 5.38 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 9.82 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zosma 11.53 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Oliver 14.03 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Marcus 18.08 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Talitha 18.84 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Graham IV 19.09 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zavijava 20.06 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alula Australis 21.23 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Callison 21.77 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Lipton 25.08 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wyatt 25.31 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Van Diemen IV 25.90 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Connaught 26.75 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Chara 26.82 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bordon 27.44 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dubhe 29.76 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Milton 31.06 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 31.10 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Denebola 32.45 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alchiba 33.07 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phecda 33.69 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wing 35.03 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Acubens 35.47 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dieudonne 35.48 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Earth 35.53 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Muphrid 35.65 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carver V 36.15 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alioth 36.32 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Procyon 37.18 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Menkent 38.42 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Hall 38.55 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Zollikofen 39.01 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Remulac 39.21 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cor Caroli 39.42 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Irian 39.76 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sirius 40.36 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Mizar 40.66 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Nathan 41.51 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 41.83 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Outreach 42.14 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alphard 42.69 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wasat 43.22 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Rigil Kentarus 43.51 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Summer 43.94 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra 45.00 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Keid 45.19 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Miaplacidus 45.40 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Chertan 47.39 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Savannah 48.77 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Home 48.99 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Shiloh 49.08 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Yorii 51.23 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Galatea 53.45 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Gacrux 53.46 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Elgin 54.79 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Bryant 54.93 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Capolla 55.17 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Caph 57.40 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Alcor 57.69 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lyons 59.46 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Altair 59.85 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC

References[edit]

  1. The Kell Hounds, p. 5
  2. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  3. Field Report: FWLM, p. 14, "Regimental Status"
  4. Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 24, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  20. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  21. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  22. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  24. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  25. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  26. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  27. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  28. 28.0 28.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 119, "Renovation/Construction"
  29. Shattered Sphere, p. 75, "Operation Guerrero, Second Wave"
  30. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"

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