David

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David[edit]

David
David neighbouring systems
David neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 140.08 : 19.23[e]
Spectral class F8IV[1]
Planets 2[1]

The David system was home to at least one habitable world, David II, and as at 3145 was located in the Proserpina Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The David system is located near the Fellanin II and Tallassee systems[4] and consists of a class F8IV primary orbited by two planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The David system was colonised at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War.[5]

David II[edit]

David
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
12 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.84[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 43°C[1]
Surface water 37%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Dimitri Endicott (Governor)[1]
Reinaldo Levis (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Polis[1]
Population 9,156,000[1]

David II - more commonly known simply as David - is the second planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Forty percent of David's surface is covered with water. This would not be a problem except for the fact that a microbe in the water table causes severe allergic reactions to anyone who isn't immune to it. The early settlers weren't immune, and some rapid medical engineering was needed to create an effective inoculation. As of 3025, the local population was completely immune to the microbe, but any visitors from other worlds still needed to take inoculations to eat or drink any of the local foodstuffs.[1]

David has many minerals and metal ores in the crust, which attracted the early settlers and which fuelled local light industry. David also maintained a small farming operation which provided enough food to feed the population, but not enough to export, even if the presence of the microbe in all plants and animals from David wouldn't have rendered such an export operation futile.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

An Armed Forces of the Federated Suns raid struck David in February 2787. Jinjiro Kurita, Warlord and son of the Coordinator, had been massing forces for an invasion of the Federated Suns for some time, and had issued strict orders to his forces that in advance of the invasion, any encounters with the AFFS were to be met with the minimum possible force, to maintain the deception that the Dragon was focussed on the Lyran Commonwealth - even if that meant losing personnel or worlds.[6]

In accordance with Jinjiro's instructions, the Third Arkab Legion used only half its forces to battle the raiders - a mixed force consisting of elements of the Fourteenth Avalon Hussars, supported by a battalion from the 1894th Light Horse Regiment, a former Star League Defense Force unit operating now as a part of the Blue Star Irregulars mercenary unit - giving the impression of resistance without revealing either the true strength of the Legion or the presence of the Third Dieron Regulars on the planet. After an hour-long battle near the port city of Sassari the AFFS raiders apparently forced the Legion to withdraw, allowing the raiders to loot supplies and munitions from warehouses, although in truth the withdrawal was simply a show, and the stores contained within those warehouses had been reduced deliberately after the DCMS detected the inbound raiders.[6]

The AFFS forces only remained on David for a week, as they lacked the numbers to turn the raid into a full invasion, and whilst they conducted a number of air patrols during that week, they failed to detect the hidden bases in the depths of the Northern Andropo badlands, or any of the vehicle bunkers that had been constructed to resemble transient villages along the Fatima River Basin, leaving the AFFS content that it had adequately tested the Combine's border defenses.[6]

The Jihad[edit]

Having been subject to a number of deep raids across several worlds by Federated Suns commandoes and Draconis March forces seeking POWs from the FedCom Civil War in early August 3068[7], the Draconis Combine retaliated by launching a series of raids and attacks against Federated Suns worlds. The retaliatory attacks took place in the second week of September, and David was one of the worlds captured by Combine forces.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Dimitri Endicott[1]
  • Planetary Legate Reinaldo Levis[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Third Arkab Legion[47]

2787[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • Forty-first Avalon Hussars RCT[50]

3038[edit]

  • Forty-first Avalon Hussars RCT[51]

3039[edit]

3050[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 1st Sword operating at 40% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

David has two continents named Andropo and Geronomis as well as a number of large islands that ring the two major continents.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Polis: the planetary capital city and major spaceport, located on Geronomis.[1]
  • Sassari: a port city.[6]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Fellanin II 15.7 Tallassee 16.7 Alnadal 17.3 Mara 21.1
Proserpina 23.6 Raman 23.7 Sadalbari 23.7 Cartago 29.4
Elbar 30.4 Mallory's World 31.6 Homam 33.3 Kentares IV 33.8
Xhosa VII 34.2 Cylene 34.6 Scheat 36.3 Okaya 36.4
Klathandu IV 37.2 Olancha 37.4 Lapida II 41.9 Waycross 42.0
Tannil 42.2 Markab 42.5 Matar 43.1 Clovis 43.2
New Sumatra 45.2 Schedar 46.2 Johnsondale 47.1 Skat 47.4
Ronel 49.5 Galatia III 49.6 New Rhodes III 51.5 Kurhah 51.7
Edwards 52.2 Avawatz 54.7 Logan's Land 55.3 Exeter 55.5
Mirach 55.8 New Mendham 56.0 Caselton 57.4 Ozawa 57.7
Barlow's Folly 58.0 New Florence 58.3 Paris 58.9 Breed 59.0
Doneval II 59.6 Junction 59.8

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 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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 48, "David World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 First Succession War, p. 37, "Holding Back: The Battles for David and Saffel"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Map at their founding - [2317] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  11. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  15. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "DCMS Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  21. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  32. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  35. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  37. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  39. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  40. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
  41. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  44. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  46. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  47. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  48. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  49. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
  50. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11, "Operation RAT"
  51. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135, "Deployment Table"
  52. 52.0 52.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  53. 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  54. Field Report: DCMS, p. 13, "Sword of Light Regimental Status"

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