Chara

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Chara
Chara neighbouring systems
Chara neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -29.21 : 6.41[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Planets 10[1]

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

Chara
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 37°C[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Nadia Liberatore (Governor)[1]
Jordain Ariadness (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Farhaven[1]
Population 4,180,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Chara III (Pacifica) Planetary Description[edit]

Chara III, known locally as Pacifica, is among the most contradictory worlds in the Inner Sphere. The planet has highly fertile soil and large bodies of water which makes it something of a paradise among the millions of bare and irradiated rocks that pass for planets in other parts of the galaxy. It is, however, also prone to extreme weather changes, has an unusually fast rotation cycle (14 standard hours) and lacks a moon. [39]

Chara III (Pacifica) Notable Places[edit]

Chara III/Pacifica is home of the Pacifica Training School.[40]

One of its main settlements is known as Starpad. [41] Which is one of the worlds chief agricultural centers.

Chara III (Pacifica) History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Chara III was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[2] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[6]

Late Succession Wars Era[edit]

During the later years of the Succession Wars, Chara was raided a number of times by the Draconis Combine. One of the more notable events was during the early half of 3027, when elements from the 2nd Sword of Light began seeding the planet with resistance forces. The focus of this effort was to destroy the planet's garrison mercenary force, The Kell Hounds. Lt. Colonel Patrick Kell, however, had gotten wind of the Combine's ambitions to invade though leaks in the local Kurita's spy network. In March, the reinforced company of 2nd Light landed on planet while the FedSuns Colonel Ardan Sortek & Lt. Andrew Redburn was visiting. The two FedSun heroes would join the Hounds in a surprise ambush, blunting the invasion.[42]

By May, the Kurita forces that were left behind had mustered enough strength to again attack the Kell Hound's compound. The Hounds resisted, and managed to get to their 'mechs to repulse the enemy. However, they would be forced to abandon their post on planet to rescue Heir-Designate Melissa Steiner during the Silver Eagle Incident.[43]

Apocryphal information[edit]

In 3028, Pacifica was invaded and occupied briefly by House Kurita forces, which invaded the world in search of a Star League cache rumored to be on the planet. The invasion marked the formation of the famed Crescent Hawks unit, under the command of Jason Youngblood. The Hawks fought a guerilla war against the Kurita occupation forces, called in reinforcements and successfully kept the cache safe until the Lyran relief forces arrived. This subsequently caused the invasion to fail and forced the remaining Kurita forces off planet.[44]

The Jihad Era[edit]

Pacifica was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate during the early years of the Jihad, and the first attempt to liberate the world in September 3077 turned into a bloodbath for the attacking allied coalition forces. Faulty intelligence on the Chara system led to the Clan Wolf-in-Exile forces who made up the bulk of the assault force being savaged, with three allied WarShips included in the losses, victims of the functioning SDS network placed in the Chara system by the Blakists.[31] The plan for attacking Chara was dependent on information from the intelligence operative known as "Damocles", but the information supplied to the allied coalition forces was either lacking or deliberately misiniformative. The coalition forces arrived in the system to discover that the Word of Blake had not only placed a functioning SDS network in the system, but that the network was equipped with nuclear weapons. The damage inflicted by the SDS was enough to destroy the flagship of Clan Wolf-in-Exile, the McKenna-class battleship CWS Werewolf, as well as the largest WarShip in service with the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces, the Mjolnir-class battlecruiser LAS Fylgia, and a Carrack-class transport,[45] the NCS Perilous Vision,[46] operated by Clan Nova Cat during the initial approach to Chara.[45]

Despite the losses in space, the coalition forces managed to land Beta Galaxy of Clan Wolf-in-Exile on the surface of Chara. However, rather than facing just the anticipated two Militia units known to be stationed on Chara, the Clan forces found themselves also facing three line regiments from the former Free Worlds League - the 4th Free Worlds Legionnaires, the 13th Marik Militia and the Steel Guard. Beta Galaxy divided their forces in an attempt to fight against the much more numerous Blakist forces; the 16th Wolf Guards engaged the 4th Legionnaires and the 2nd Wolf Legion attacked the Steel Guard, while the remaining Clan Wolf-in-Exile forces concentrated on routing the Protectorate Militia forces. Despite inflicting heavy losses on the Blakist units, the Wolf-in-Exile forces simply couldn't hold against the overwhelming numbers, were ground down and forced to retreat. The Clan forces took significant losses, many of whom were not recovered; the highest-ranking casualty was Star Colonel Ranna Kerensky, slain by a hit to the cockpit of her 'Mech. Following the loss of their field commander, Beta Galaxy retreated in some haste, with Alexia Rhyde assuming temporary control of the galaxy as the task force retreated to Talitha to regroup and await reinforcements.[45]

The heavy losses taken in the attempt to liberate Chara led to widespread questioning of Damocles' loyalty, identity and motivations, with some claiming in public that he was a Blakist double agent, intentionally feeding the coalition false intelligence.[47]

The second allied coalition assault on Pacifica was launched on the 16th of October and led personally by General Belle Lee; even though the Blakists resorted to the use of WMDs to try and prevent the liberation of Chara, the combination of damage taken during the abortive first allied assault and insufficient supply lines led ultimately to the Word of Blake forces surrendering.[48] The fierce resistance put up by the Blakist forces led to General Lee authorising the use of orbital bombardment, but it wasn't enough to prevent a number of coalition units from being badly mauled; General Lee ended up disbanding a number of allied commands and folding the survivors together into a new unit, which was given the name Stone's Revenants. The damage inflicted on Chara by the combination of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as orbital bombardments left the planetary infrastructure badly damaged and created a significant humanitarian crisis unfolding.[49]

While the bulk of the Word of Blake forces left Chara, a large portion of the Protectorate Militia managed to escape into the wilderness while continuing to contest the advance of the coalition forces into the Myanmar Highlands and maintain control over the Scarlet Sea. Prompted by the Word of Blake ROM, the local Blakist forces used a natural disaster - a large earthquake which struck near the port city of Charon - to create a bastion from which the Protectorate forces could continue to operate. The recently deployed Chaffee Militia dispatched a relief column to Charon, but the Blakists intercepted and engaged the column, destroying it and the only major bridge connecting the coalition forces to Charon. The Word of Blake then endeared itself to the locals by flying in relief supplies on Karnovs and Planetlifters, securing their base of operations for the near future.[50]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3077[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Lipton 4.69 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 5.95 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zavijava 6.78 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Muphrid 9.06 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alula Australis 12.25 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zollikofen 13.04 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Oliver 13.81 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Menkent 17.14 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 17.29 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Graham IV 17.90 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 18.43 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 22.29 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Devil's Rock 23.01 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Summer 25.09 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yorii 26.05 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Castor 26.82 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Rigil Kentarus 26.89 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zosma 27.09 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Mizar 29.31 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Procyon 29.80 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Terra 30.18 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Sirius 30.56 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alioth 30.93 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lyons 33.20 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 34.61 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Milton 35.66 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carver V 36.40 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Keid 36.62 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Marcus 37.29 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Galatea 37.32 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Asta 38.78 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Imbros III 39.10 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Alchiba 39.14 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wyatt 39.35 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ko 39.45 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Altair 39.59 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alkalurops 39.70 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Callison 40.00 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
New Home 41.53 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Talitha 41.77 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Nusakan 42.82 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Caph 42.93 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Dieron 43.43 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Syrma 44.89 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chertan 46.80 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bryant 47.14 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Dubhe 47.50 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zebebelgenubi 47.52 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Atria 47.54 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Van Diemen IV 48.65 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Outreach 49.13 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Dyev 49.43 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Wing 49.60 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Skondia 49.62 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Fomalhaut 50.60 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Phecda 50.74 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alcor 51.20 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bordon 52.73 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Athenry 53.31 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Hall 53.39 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Connaught 53.55 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Skye 53.77 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sabik 53.78 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Epsilon Eridani 55.52 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Saffel 55.56 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Dieudonne 56.72 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gacrux 57.31 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alhena 57.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alphecca 58.81 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Styx 58.81 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Pike IV 59.82 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 177, "Chara World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
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  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
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  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
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  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
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  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
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  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
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  32. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Map [3079]"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  35. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
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  39. Warrior: En Garde, p. 22, "Brief planetary description"
  40. Crescent_Hawks#History
  41. Warrior: En Garde, p. 22, "Brief planetary description"
  42. Warrior: En Garde, pp. 125-136, "The Kell Hounds' Second Skirmish with Kurita forces invading Chara III"
  43. Warrior: En Garde, pp. 176-180, 247-253, 260-265, "The Kell Hounds' Second Skirmish with Kurita forces invading Chara III"
  44. BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Inception & Crescent Hawks mercenary history
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 48-49, "Chara Operational Report"
  46. Field Report: Clans, p. 16, "Fleet Assets"
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  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  49. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 60-61, "Chaos Eternal: Charred Victory"
  50. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 61-62, "Chaos Eternal: Bridge To Oblivion"
  51. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"

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