Deia

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Deia[edit]

Deia
Deia neighbouring systems
Deia neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -176.05:303.69[e]
Spectral class G5V[1]
Recharge time 186 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Deia system was home to at least one habitable world, Deia VI, and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Deia system is located near the Great X and Manx systems[4][5] and consists of a class G5V primary orbited by at least six planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Deia system was settled during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[6][4][5]

Deia VI[edit]

Deia
Planetary flag of Deia
Planetary flag of Deia
Geophysical
System position 6[1]
Jump point
distance
7.47 days[1]
Moons 1 (Honor)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 24°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 79%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3055[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Archon Melissa Steiner-Davion[1]
Landgrave Emmet Horn (Appointed Ruler)[1]
Population 235,900,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-B-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Deia VI - more commonly known simply as Deia - is the sixth planet in the system and is a paradisical world with one moons named Honor.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The hardships involved in colonising a new world proved too much for many of those involved in founding the first colony on Deia; whilst the colonists had been a multicultural group, the greater part of the survivors after a short period were Deists, a generally pragmatic group who went on to influence the Deia's growth over the following centuries.[1]

The population of Deia remained generally a hard-working but quiet group of people, who choose early in their history to keep their birthrates low, thereby helping Deia to remain a beautiful - and peaceful - world. Even as late as the thirty-first century Deia was a lightly-populated planet in comparison to many Lyran worlds, a consequence of the low birthrate and a lack of immigration; the natural reticence of the average Deian wasn't typically understood by outsiders.[1]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

Deia managed to weather the Succession Wars largely intact, thanks to its location within the interior of the Lyran Commonwealth, far from the borders. This changed when the Clans launched Operation REVIVAL; driving a wedge deep into the Lyran region of the Federated Commonwealth, the hostile Clan forces captured enough systems that Deia found itself uncomfortably close to the front line.[1]

With the Clans so close, the population of Deia had little choice but to accept larger garrisons from the Armed Forces of the Federated Commonwealth, along with a number supporting mercenary commands. This period of heavy military garrisoning only lasted until the Battle of Tukayyid; the resulting Truce saw the AFFC reposition its forces, attempting to compensate for its weakened state by shoring up the garrisons on worlds directly on the border, leaving second-tier systems like Deia with greatly diminished garrisons.[1]

The government of Deia responded to the drop in AFFC forces on their world by offering garrison contracts to a number of mercenary units, keeping at least a battalion of mercenaries on the planet at all times as the planetary militia grew; the Deian government also secured emergency response contracts from nearby mercenary units such as the Kell Hounds.[1]

Red Corsair Raid[edit]

In June 3055, the planet was struck by the Red Corsair pirate band. Fighting a number of battles at locations such as Shasta and Burton’s Redoubt, Deia's defending militia and its mercenary defenders, Zimmer’s Zouaves, were savaged and forced to withdraw to defensive positions. Deia's Militia command had notified the embattled forces that Clan Wolf's Thirty-first Wolf Solahma Cluster had sent to help fight off the Corsair's raid, but the Wolves instead landed on top of the defenders and engaged the mercenary and militia forces, ignoring the pirates.[7] June 16, 3055Fourth raid by the Corsairs. The Corsairs easily escaped with minimal damage thanks to the 31st Wolf Cluster who challenged and fought the other defenders for a position on the battlefield.The CorsairsPlanetary Militia, Zimmer's Zouaves, 31st Wolf Solahma ClusterCorsair Victory, Militia and Zimmer's Zouaves heavily damaged both by the Corsairs and the newly arrived Wolf Cluster

The Jihad[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon attempted to conquer a number of Lyran Alliance worlds during the Jihad, and Deia was one of their targets, attacked during the first two weeks of July 3069. The defenders on Deia held out against the Jade Falcon forces for several weeks, but Deia was finally conquered by the Falcons on the 15th of August.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3055[edit]

  • Landgrave Emmet Horn[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3055[edit]

3079[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Burton's Redoubt: located on the Speke River, this formation was the site of a battle during the Red Corsair campaign.[22]
  • Shasta: site of a battle during the Red Corsair campaign.[22]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Manx 14.6 Great X 17.8 Mkuranga 20.5 Yeguas 26.8
Pasig 30.9 Blumenort 33.6 Jorvikland 34.7 Zhongshan 36.3
Beta Regulus II 37.3 Zanderij 38.3 Babaeski 38.7 Esteros 39.6
Morges 40.2 Chahar 43.3 Kooken's Pleasure Pit 43.5 Blue Hole 46.2
Parakoila 47.7 Mississauga 49.7 Santana 50.7 Antares 51.5
Sargasso 54.0 Machida 54.2 Goat Path 54.4 Alyina 55.5
Mahone 57.0 Bountiful Harvest 57.6 Atocongo 58.7 Clermont 59.5

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 1.24 Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair p. 4, "Deia Planetary Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  7. Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair p. 8, "The Path of the Corsair" - Brief of Deia invasion of the Corsairs and Clan Wolf forces.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  11. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  12. Era Report: 3052, p. 10-11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 22-23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  14. Era Report: 3062, p. 10-11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  15. Era Report: 3062, p. 28-29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  16. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  17. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64-65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  18. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62-63, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  19. Field Manual: 3085, p. VII, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  20. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  21. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair, p. 1, "Unexpected Guests"
  23. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"

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