Crellacor

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Crellacor
System information
X:Y Coordinates -82.87 : 469.85[e]

The Crellacor system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Periphery region known as The Barrens.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Crellacor system is located near the Gustrell and Paulus Prime systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Crellacor system was colonised at some point during or prior to the Age of War and was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic by the end of the Age.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarised around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[37]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[38] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[39]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.[40]

General Nathan Isaacson assigned responsibility for Crellacor to the 2nd Marik Auxiliary Corps, which assigned three regiments - the Second and Sixth Marik Militias and the First Brigade of the Fusiliers of Oriente - to conquering the system in 2595. The Star League forces successfully took control of Crellacor and remained in place as the local garrison until the end of Operation MAILED FIST in late 2596.[41]

Fall Into Darkness[edit]

With the collapse of the Rim Worlds Republic during the waning years of the Star League many Republican worlds were conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth. Crellacor was not one of these worlds; instead of being absorbed, Crellacor joined the neighboring worlds of Oberon VI and Sigurd in founding the Oberon Confederation with the intention to hold on to the ideals of the old Republic. Good intentions couldn't protect against the numerous pirate raids and the downfall of technology and as a consequence the Confederation crumbled after two decades.[13] Only few of the world's settlements survived until the Third Succession War just to see them reintegrated into the new Oberon Confederation which was now a bandit kingdom and a far cry from the former alliance.

Invasion of the Clans[edit]

Clan Wolf overran Crellacor on September 3049 with the Seventh Battle Cluster. The planetary defenders, the Third Oberon Guards and Crellacor Guards were defeated after two fierce battles with the Clan warriors.[42] The world remained a part of the Wolf Clan Occupation Zone until the early Jihad when the Wolves' Periphery holdings were annexed by Clan Hell's Horses.[29]

Republic of the Barrens[edit]

Clan Hell's Horses withdrew their administrative support to Crellacor in 3085. Crellacor's inhabitants reached out to nearby systems that found themselves also bereft of Clan support. Through 3086 the systems negotiated and eventually created a polity called the Republic of the Barrens.[43]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Paulus Prime 14.3 Gustrell 16.6 Butte Hold 19.4 Drask's Den 19.7
Sigurd 23.2 Iron Land 24.9 Oberon VI 28.7 The Rock 30.6
New Ålborg 36.9 Star's End 37.7 Placida 40.6 Blackstone 41.2
Taran's World 42.4 Ferris 45.7 Elissa 45.8 Toland 50.6
Bensinger 52.4 Steelton 52.7 Zertarum 53.5 Ichmandu 55.4
Beowulf 55.7 Icar 56.1 Dirkel 59.2 Apollo 59.9

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. vii, "Map of the Periphery"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  26. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 115, "Greater Valkyrate, Oberon Confederation & Elysian Fields"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31, "Clan Occupation Zones [3072]"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf/Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 44, "Republic of the Barrens"
  35. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  37. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130, "The Spark"
  38. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  40. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  41. Historical: Reunification War, p. 153, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  42. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 56, "Wolf Clan Occupation Zone"
  43. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 44

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