Clipperton

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

Clipperton[edit]

Clipperton
Clipperton neighbouring systems
Clipperton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -248.98:-204.52[e]
Spectral class M1V[1]
Recharge time 202 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1]

The Clipperton system was home to at least one habitable world, Clipperton III, and as at 3145 was located in the Regulan Fiefs.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Clipperton system is located near the Gibson and Molokai systems[4] and consists of a class M1V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at both system jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Clipperton system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and by the end of the Age of War had been incorporated into the Free Worlds League.[5]

Clipperton III[edit]

Clipperton
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
2.96 days[1]
Moons 2 (Socorro, Revillagigedo)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 36°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Passion[1]
Population 210,080,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Clipperton VI - more commonly referred to simply as Clipperton - is the third planet in the system and has two moons named Revillagigedo and Socorro. Clipperton is home to an orbital Irian Technologies industrial facility.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The Jihad[edit]

Prior to the Jihad, Clipperton was a member of the three-world Principality of Gibson. When forces from the Principality of Regulus attacked Clipperton and the nearby Gibson Principality world of Molokai on the 1st of May 3078, the local forces on Clipperton tentatively welcomed the Regulans as liberators.[6] The Word of Blake responded by broadcasting footage of the Regulan Hussars using tactical nuclear devices on Futuna, Newcastle and Norfolk in 3077, an act that tarred both Hussars regiments with the very same brush the Blakists had been tarred with, resulting in the Hussars not being greeted as liberators by the civilian population, but instead provoking protests and riots. When protestors set up a burning barricade outside the barracks the Hussars were using, the two regiments found themselves having to actively deploy infantry in riot gear.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3078[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the Fifth Regulan Hussars were deployed across Molokai and Clipperton. The Fifth was at 90% of full strength.

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Clipperton has two continents named Revillagigedo and Sorocco.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Passion: The planetary capital city, located on Revillagigedo.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Gibson 11.1 Molokai 12.6 Tapachula 14.1 Ibarra 22.9
Tuamotu 23.3 Chagos 26.2 Mackenzie 26.8 Sparta 29.6
Aconcagua 30.0 Mohács 30.4 Hongqiao 35.6 Ankolika 36.0
Norfolk 36.6 Fadiffolu 38.6 Trinidad 39.1 Futuna 41.7
Cajamarca 42.0 Sardis 42.6 Jiddah 43.8 Isabela 43.8
Newcastle 46.8 Rzhishchev 48.8 Hiratsuka 49.8 Home 50.2
Wallis 51.3 Thirty Weight 51.7 Ellsworth 52.2 Atsugi 53.0
Panjang 53.8 Manihiki 55.3 Lengkong 55.4 Westover 55.8
Karakiraz 56.5 Katlehong 57.0 Gran 57.9 Karachi 58.2
Alta 59.3

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 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 12, "Clipperton"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League befor after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 79, "The Push Continues"
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  24. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  26. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  27. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  29. Field Report: FWLM, p. 9, "Principality of Regulus"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. 92, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Regulan Stategic Military Command"

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