Chaine Cluster

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Chaine Cluster
System information
X:Y Coordinates -235.00 : 568.79[e]

The Chaine Cluster is a collection of seven systems in a single stellar cluster and as at 3145 was located in the Chainelane Isles.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Chaine Cluster is located near the Far Reach and Rondane systems[1][2] and was likely either the system that gave the Chainelane Isles its name, or was named for the minor Periphery region.[3] The Cluster consists of seven star systems: Turpin, Corell, Aeryn, Alnabog, Hillburg, Brekke, and Dark Mist.[4]

System History[edit]

The Chaine Cluster was settled at some point after the end of the First Succession War and the collapse of the Rim Worlds Republic.[5] There was nothing special about the Cluster, so the Rim Worlds Republic did not use it for anything other than a JumpShip recharge station. The only system to attract any development was Brekke: The Rim Worlds Republic used it to house a small WarShip and DropShip maintenance facility. This facility largely consisted of unpressurized repair bays and a components facility. The fall of the Republic saw the facility abandoned. Brekke was occupied by the Empire of the Stars, a small local polity, and they used it as their main government facility. However, by the late thirty-first century the Empire of the Stars had died off.[4] For many years a large number of pirate and smuggling bands used the Chaine Cluster systems as their base.[6]

In 3064 Clan Diamond Shark launched Operation SWEEP. The Diamond Sharks' Predator Galaxy spent the next five years claiming all seven systems. All the inhabitants of these systems were inducted into the Clan's Laborer Caste. The Sharks quickly established production facilities on Alnabog, Corell, and Hillburg. The Brekke naval yard was upgraded and improved with a mobile factory secured from Clan Snow Raven. By 3080 the facility was five times its original size and could repair most naval vessels. The Sharks used this facility to repair and rehabilitate WarShips from the Wolves and Jade Falcons; in exchange those two Clans provided resources and military production.[4]

The Chaine Cluster was the center of Diamond Shark activity in the Chainelaine Isles. The Sharks have paid little or no attention to the rest of the Isles.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3085[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Far Reach 18.2 Rondane 18.7 Tordenskjold 24.6 Paran 35.9
Haublan 36.3 Sentarus 47.7 Syrstart 50.3

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. vi, "Inner Sphere - October 3085"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 40
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  6. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 36
  7. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  15. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. vii, "Map of the Periphery"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  19. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Map of Periphery States"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  21. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 115, "Greater Valkyrate, Oberon Confederation & Elysian Fields"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  25. Field Report: Periphery, p. 24, "Last Known Deep Periphery"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  27. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 124, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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