Claybrooke

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Claybrooke[edit]

Claybrooke
Claybrooke neighbouring systems
Claybrooke neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -51.97 : -369.15[e]
Spectral class F2IV[1][2]
Recharge time 173 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]

The Claybrooke system was home to at least one habitable world, Claybrooke VI, and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Claybrooke system is located near the Itica and Mattisskogen systems[5] and consists of a class F2IV primary orbited by at least six planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Claybrooke system was colonized by the Capellan Confederation during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[6][5]

Claybrooke VI[edit]

Claybrooke
Planetary flag of Claybrooke
Planetary flag of Claybrooke
Geophysical
System position 6th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
18.75 days[2]
Moons 2 (Brana, Kurna)[2]
Surface gravity 1.1[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 41°C (Warm-Temperate)[2]
Surface water 62%[2]
Highest native life Amphibian[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lieutenant Colonel Carla Chestine (3025)[1]
Colonel Ravan Durant (3067)[2]
Population 3,592,000,000 (3025)[1]
3,601,000,000 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-C-B-D-A[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2](Precentor Davis Adderly)[1]

Claybrooke VI - more commonly referred to simply as Claybrooke - is the sixth planet in the system and has two moons named Brana and Kurna.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Claybrooke was one of some fifty-one heavily contested worlds to have been placed under Terran Hegemony authority as a jointly-administered world during the Age of War or Star League era. During the First Succession War Claybrooke once more became a flashpoint between the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation.[7]

Third Succession War[edit]

Claybrooke was one of a number of Free Worlds League worlds to be ruled by a military dictatorship in 3022 as a result of occupation by SAFE; other League worlds governed in the same fashion at that point included Cajamarca, Maxwell, Talitha and Zosma.[8] Claybrooke had adopted the military organization structure used by the Duchy of Andurien by 3025.[9]

Towards the end of the Third Succession War the military governor of Claybrooke came under pressure from Dame Catherine Humphreys of the Duchy of Andurien to join Claybrooke to the Duchy. Dame Humphries was interested in securing the natural gas and fossil fuel resources on Claybrooke as well as the ranch and dairy products produced on the world, and offered such economic incentives as favourable trade tariffs to try and influence Lieutenant Colonel Carla Chestine, the planetary ruler.[10]

Beset with problems relating to the mineral development of Claybrooke's two moons, a subject of furious political arguments between entrenched parties on the planet, Colonel Chestine was unwilling to entertain Dame Humphreys proposals; in fact, the pressure from Humphreys was used by Chestine as a rallying point on Claybrooke, as opposition to the threat of a takeover by the Duchy was one of the few points on which all of the factions on Claybrooke were united.[10]

Andurien Secession[edit]

The Duchy of Andurien seceeded from the Free Worlds League in 3030, allying itself with the Magistracy of Canopus before launching an invasion of the Capellan Confederation, which was still trying to recover from the losses suffered during the Fourth Succession War. The Anduriens viewed Claybrooke as a vital bridge to their Canopian allies, and as a result Claybrooke was occupied by Andurien troops.[11]

Dame Humphreys appointed a new military dictator, Charles Applebaum, in place of the ousted Colonel Chestine, but Applebaum found himself ostracized by the population of Claybrooke. Quickly forced to live almost entirely within the fortified mansion he owned in Sheridan, Applebaum's tenure as dictator lasted just eleven months. Anti-Andurien forces on Claybrooke led by Chestine and styling themselves the "Army of the Resistance" captured Applebaum and ended his reign by shooting and then hanging him.[11]

Killing Applebaum wasn't the Army of the Resistance's only success; the Army waged a guerrilla campaign across the lowlands of the Hastings continent and in the Muranga Hills on Hawthorne that kept several regiments of Andurien troops tied to Claybrooke for the better part of three years, and the Army of the Resistence's almost single-handed victory over the occupying forces earned them a number of plaudits after Free Worlds League Military forces liberated the planet during their campaign to bring the Duchy to heel.[11]

Chestine supported Duncan Marik as Captain-General and led a detachment of troops to support his forces on Xanthe III, only to perish alongside her troops during an ill-planned assault on the Andurien forces there.[11]

The various successors to Chestine lacked the drive and determination that had marked her out, but proved able enough at cashing in on the martial successes of the Army of the Resistance. A number of books were written and films made depicting the resistance against Andurien occupation that helped generate publicity for Claybrooke, publicity that made products originating on the planet popular across the League. During the 3040s cheese and beef from Claybrooke became commonplace in food outlets across League space, and a clothing line known as "Claybrooke Frontierwear" became popular in the late part of the decade.[11]

FedCom Civil War Era[edit]

During the 3060s the ruler of Claybrooke, Colonel Ravan Rudant, found herself having to deal with a range of polarising issues including long-running disputes over the rich deposits located on both of Claybrooke's moons - both mineral and petrochemical deposits - as well as political wrangling over farm subsidies for the Ermine Archipelago and Hastings. The wrangling proved acrimonious enough that Durant was reputed to have remarked that a new invasion of Claybrooke would be the more preferable crisis to deal with, because she would then at least be able to shoot her enemies.[11]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Colonel Ravan Durant[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

3033[edit]

3035[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Kristen's Krushers[54]

3059[edit]

  • Kristen's Krushers[55]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Claybrooke has at least two continents; those continents include Hastings and Hawthorne.[11]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Muranga Hills: the site of an extended guerilla campaign during the Andurien Seccession.[11]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mattisskogen 10.3 Itica 12.7 Naryn 16.8 Viribium 20.0
Cursa 20.5 Antias 24.8 Thurrock 26.0 Rosendal 29.0
Athna 29.0 Salardion 29.1 Pilpala 29.1 Katla 29.2
Leyda 29.3 Fagerholm 30.6 Aquagea 34.2 Zathras 38.5
Espia 40.6 Villanueva 41.2 Lopez 41.3 Xanthe III 41.4
Hibuarius 43.7 Calseraigne 43.7 Borka 43.8 Ingonish 44.0
Sadurni 44.5 Segerica 45.1 Hastur 45.4 Pernik 45.9
Piriapolis 48.0 Lurgatan 49.7 Banfora 50.0 Sax 50.7
Andarmax 51.6 Ryerson 53.1 Principia 53.2 New Roland 54.4
Andurien 54.9 Niomede 55.3 Jia Tian 55.4 Butzfleth 56.3
Aomen 56.7 Dansur 58.7 Tengil 58.8

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 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 162, "Claybrooke"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Handbook: House Marik, p. 74, "Planet Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra, Volume 2, p. 118, "Jointly Administered Worlds"
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Marik, p. 73, "Military Dictatorship"
  9. House Marik, p. 84, "Provincial Military Organization"
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Marik, p. 162, "Claybrooke"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Handbook: House Marik, p. 74, "Claybrooke"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  16. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  18. Field Report 2765: Free Worlds League, p. 25, "Free Worlds League Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  19. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  20. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  23. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  26. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  28. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League Map - [3025]"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. 31.0 31.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  32. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050]" Map
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052]" Map
  35. Objective Raids, p. 36, "Map of the Free Worlds League"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  37. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  38. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  40. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 61, "Free Worlds League Map"
  41. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  45. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August] 3079"
  46. Field Report: CCAP, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  47. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  49. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  50. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  51. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  52. 52.0 52.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p. 86, "Phase One: 3030-3034"
  53. 20 Year Update, p. 57, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  54. Objective Raids, p. 39, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  55. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  56. Field Manual: 3145, p. 200, "Chasseurs á Cheval"

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