Cebalrai

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Cebalrai[edit]

Cebalrai
Cebalrai neighbouring systems
Cebalrai neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -8.28 : 119.37[e]
Spectral class K2III[1]
Planets 3[1]

The Cebalrai system is home to at least one habitable world, Cebalrai III, and as at 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Cebalrai system is located near the Kannon and New Wessex systems[4] and consists of a class K2III primary orbited by three planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Cebalrai system was colonised at some point during either the late twenty-fourth century or the twenty-fifth century, before being depopulated during the Age of War and re-colonised during the Star League era.[5][1]

Cebalrai III[edit]

Cebalrai
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
22 days[1]
Moons 1 (Yonas)[1]
Surface gravity 0.84[1]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 53°C[1]
Surface water 48%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Kenshin Toriyama (Governor)[1]
Hans Jurgmann (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Wade (Age of War)[1]
New Wade[1]
Population 142,000,000[1]

Cebalrai III - more commonly known simply as Cebalrai - is the third planet in the system and has a single moon named Yonas.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

First settled at some point after 2340[5] but before 2499, Cebalrai was originally settled as a "rest stop" for travelers and colonists heading to other worlds. The planet itself had little to offer to settlers, having a thin atmosphere that lets large amounts of solar radiation through. To combat this, the early settlers raised reflective domes and screens over their cities. During the Age of War renegade forces attacked Cebalrai from a neighbouring system and devastated Wade with nuclear weapons; Cebalrai was subsequently depopulated or abandoned, but Star League engineers were able to restore the planet's ecosphere and remove the radiation from the water and air. This allowed the inhabitants of Cebalrai to thrive.[1]

Star League[edit]

Due to its location, Cebalrai was the host of a SLDF garrison during the final years of the Star League.[6]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Succession Wars didn't inflict much damage on Cebalrai; the world saw some battles between the Lyran Commonwealth and Draconis Combine that left visible marks on the landscape, but nothing to match the nuclear holocaust of the Age of War.[1]

Jihad[edit]

When the Word of Blake attacked Cebalrai in mid-May 3069 they conquered the world in a conventional campaign fought with a mixture of Blakist troops and hired mercenaries, soon incorporating the world into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[7]

Cebalrai remained a part of the Word of Blake Protectorate until the planet was targetted by Clan Ghost Bear in August 3075. The Ghost Bears landed forces from their Omicron Galaxy on Cebalrai in mid-August, with the initial landings on Lennori being conducted by the Sixth-ninth Provisional Garrison Cluster and the First and Seventh Bear Regulars.[8]

Having established landing zones the Ghost Bear forces swiftly pushed the Blakist forces off the continent of Lennori and continued to pursue them across Sarrina, a pursuit that culminated in a bloody three-day campaign to seize control of New Wade, the capital city of Cebalrai. New Wade was secured by the Ghost Bears on the 18th of August and the government re-established; concerns about rogue Blakist units and supporters led to the First Bear Regulars remaining in place to both act as guards and recuperate from their losses.[8]

The Seventh Bear Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC continued to harry the retreating Cebalrai Protectorate Militia and their supporting mercenary forces, pursuing them back to Dragga, where the Blakists still controled the three main cities. The main Blakist strength was at Kamrin, a heavily industrial city, and the Ghost Bear forces were driving deep into the city when the Blakists acted out of desperation and detonated a chain of five neutron bombs that had been concealed under the city. The results were devastating for the Seventh Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC, who were collectively reduced to just a handful of survivors.[8][9][10]

With the Ghost Bears still in control of the bulk of Cebalrai the Tenth Provisional Garrison Cluster was deployed to the planet to secure Dragga, a campaign that took until at least the 23rd of August;[8] even with the Blakists annihilated,[1] the casualties inflicted on the Seventh Regulars and the Sixty-ninth PGC were such that Omicron Galaxy halted offensive operations temporarily to reassess the campaign and attempt to recover its strength.[8]

The Republic of the Sphere established a memorial to the Ghost Bears who died liberating the world. A huge sculpture of a Ghost Bear, carved from obsidian, stands in the center of Kamrin, the location of the final conflict between the Ghost Bears and the Blakists.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor: Kenshin Toriyama[1]
  • Planetary Legate: Hans Jurgmann[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2821[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Second Dieron Regulars[51]

3050[edit]

  • Second Dieron Regulars[52]

3067[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Cebalrai has four continents named Dragga, Hellesdon, Lennori and Sarrina. The continent of Sarrina lies at the north pole; also in the northern hemisphere is the continent of Lennori, while Dragga lies in the southern hemisphere. Hellsdon is located at the equator but is little more than a barren, desert waste rendered uninhabitable by a combination of solar radiation and high temperatures.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Kamrin: a city located on the northwestern shores of Dragga; site of the last battle for control of Cebalrai during the Jihad.[1]
  • New Wade: the planetary capital city.[1]
  • Wade: the original planetary capital city.[1]

Notes[edit]

It was confirmed by the Line Developers that Cebalrai was colonised, depopulated and then repopulated between 2341 and 2499:

The planet was founded after 2341, but before 2499, was depopulated during the Age of War, and repopulated during the Star League.
  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 03 Oct 2012

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Kannon 6.2 New Wessex 7.2 Alnasi 11.6 Vega 13.6
Shionoha 15.2 Phalan 19.0 Eltanin 21.0 Baxter 24.0
Accrington 25.7 Konstance 25.9 Tsukude 28.4 Eaglesham 29.3
Corridan IV 29.8 Aubisson 29.9 Kaus Borealis 30.3 Kimball II 33.7
Yed Posterior 35.9 Sakhalin 35.9 Kessel 36.0 Komephoros 37.7
Kaus Australis 38.6 Talisker 38.9 Marfik 38.9 Alrakis 39.2
Alya 41.4 Symington 41.5 Balkan 42.2 Dalkeith 42.4
Kaus Media 42.4 Port Moseby 42.5 Buckminster 43.7 Ryde 46.2
Altais 46.5 Kingtribel 46.9 Camlann 47.1 Auldhouse 47.1
Nai-Stohl 48.0 Alexandria 49.5 Orestes 51.4 Rukbat 51.5
La Blon 52.1 Ganshoren 52.3 Ascella 53.6 Yed Prior 54.0
Dromini VI 54.7 Morningside 55.8 Izar 56.2 Shimosuwa 56.6
Moore 57.1 Freedom 57.2 Shitara 59.4 Glenlivet 59.7

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