Crofton

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Crofton[edit]

Crofton
Crofton neighbouring systems
Crofton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 522.91 : -78.11[e]
Spectral class F9V[1]
Recharge time 180 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1]

The Crofton system was home to at least one habitable world, Crofton III, and as at 3145 was located in the Anjin Muerto Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Crofton system is located near the Steinhatchee and Zolfo systems[2][3] and consists of a class F9V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at both the system nadir and zenith jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Crofton system was colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[4][5]

Crofton III[edit]

Crofton
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
11.19 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.02[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30Β°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Insects[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Marcus[1]
Population 6,987,375,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-C-A-C[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Crofton III - more commonly known simply as Crofton - is the third planet in the system and for centuries has been home to significant manufacturing facilities belonging to StarCorps.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

By the height of the Star League Crofton was the location of a significant percentage of the defense manufacturing that supplied the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. While the overall manufacturing base of the Federated Suns was highly dispersed and diversified, a core group of worlds - New Avalon, Crofton, Kathil, Panpour, Salem and Talcott - supplied move than half of all the equipment used by the AFFS.[6]

The massive StarCorps Industries plant on Crofton began as a satellite site for the Terran Hegemony-based manufacturer, but such was the quality and technical expertise available within the Federated Suns manufacturing industry that the StarCorps facility continued to expand, and by 2765 it was considered likely that the facility would eventually rival the main StarCorps manufacturing plant on Fletcher.[6]

The world was also known for a sizable infantry recruitment center for the SLDF. [1][7]

The Dark Age[edit]

Given its prime location between the Filtvelt Coalition and the Outworlds Alliance, Crofton served as a logistical hub for Armed Forces of the Federated Suns forces in the region. It was also home to one of the largest StarCorps Industries production plants in the Federated Suns. The devastation or destruction of other major industrial complexes on planets such as Galax and New Avalon during the Jihad had increased the importance of the Crofton manufacturing facilities substantially by the end of the Jihad.[1] Despite the rebuilding and reconstruction work going on in the wake of the Jihad the StarCorps plant was unable to expand because of issues with supply lines.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Tenth Tancredi Loyalists[38]

2821[edit]

  • Tenth Tancredi Loyalists[38]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 1st Royal Cavaliers operating at 85% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

  • Elements of First Royal Cavaliers[41]

Geography[edit]

The continents on Croton are named Annesland, Churchill, Edwards and Lowther.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Farrarrah: site of the primary StarCorps manufacturing facility on Crofton; located on Annesland.[1]
  • Marcus: the planetary capital city, located on Edwards.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Zolfo 7.6 Steinhatchee 18.9 Yamoussoukra 21.4 Metter 22.4
Des Arc 26.9 McRae 30.9 Hoyleton 31.3 Shawnee 32.6
St. Cyr 34.5 Hahira 35.3 Bayeux 38.6 Mermentau 38.8
Symsonia 40.2 Brockton 42.1 Vandalia 46.8 Jesup 48.9
Kublenz 49.0 Wedderborg 51.2 Rentz 51.6 Rosiclare 53.6
Humansville 54.7 Offerman 56.6 Sherwood 57.6 Vibrunum 58.0
Neosho 59.0

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 1.21 1.22 1.23 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 26, "Crofton"
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 Field Report 2765: FS, p. 6, "Infrastructural Integrity"
  7. ↑ Field Manual: SLDF, p. 62, "LXVI Corps"
  8. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97, "Crucis March"
  9. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  10. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. ↑ Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  15. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  16. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  19. ↑ House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  20. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  21. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  22. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  23. ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  25. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  26. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  27. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  28. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  29. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  32. ↑ Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  33. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  34. ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  35. ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  37. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 20, "Regimental Status"
  38. ↑ 38.0 38.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  39. ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 140, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  40. ↑ Field Report: AFFS, p. 8, "Regimental Status"
  41. ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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