Dieudonne

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Dieudonne[edit]

Dieudonne
Dieudonne neighbouring systems
Dieudonne neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -75.22 : -25.89[e]
Spectral class F3V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Dieudonne system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Covenant Worlds province of the Free Worlds League.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Dieudonne system is located near the Chertan and Dubhe systems[2][3] and consists of a class F3V primary orbited by at least two planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Dieudonne system was colonized during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Dieudonne II[edit]

Dieudonne
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
17.36 days[1]
Moons 5 (Runes, San Palo, Mary, École and Marie Theresa)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 67%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Charles, Vicompte d'Arrene[1]
Population 630,538,750[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-B-D-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Dieudonne II - more commonly known simply as Dieudonne - is the second planet in the system and has five moones named École, Marie Theresa, Mary, Runes and San Palo.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Dieudonne possessed extensive mineral wealth, and the native lifeforms were tasty and nutritious. These were the leading reasons that the world was settled, and these exports provided much of the world's economy. The world's location at the intersection of three realms - Terran Hegemony, Lyran Commonwealth, and Free Worlds League - insured that the three powers would constantly squabble over who had the rights to the world. Eventually the Terran Hegemony was made the administrator and placed numerous SLDF facilities on the world.[1]

One of the early battles for control of Dieudonne was fought in 2416, when the Lyran Commonwealth tried to seize control of Dieudonne from the Free Worlds League. The response of the Free Worlds League parliament was to recall Peter Marik to service as Captain-General, and the resulting short military campaign saw Peter capture several Lyran border worlds before the 2418 armistice ended the attacks.[5]

Star League[edit]

Elements of the Thirty-fifth Royal CAAN Marine Regiments aerospace fighter contingent engaged and destroyed a pirate DropShip over the ocean in 2764.[6]

Amaris Civil War & Succession Wars[edit]

The Amaris Civil War destroyed most of the SLDF complexes on the world, and during the Succession Wars the planet changed hands several times, moving back and forth between the Commonwealth and the League. In the 2850's the FWLM brought the world completely into the League. By 2912, the LCCC recognized the world's strategic position by making it the command center for all operations in the Terran region. The FWLM headquarters building is named New Bastogne, and is heavily fortified to survive a siege or direct assault. In the face of this military might, other factions started to use intelligence agents to explore the world and exploit any opening. SAFE had identified agents of the LIC, MIIO, and Maskirovka on the world by the mid-thirty-first century.[1]

The Lyran Commonwealth launched a notable attempt to capture Dieudonne in 3011, dispatching a force from the Arcturan Guards along with the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars, under the overall command of Colonel Arthur Flade. Cranston Snord had volunteered the Irregulars for the mission in hopes of recovering the sacred Tome of Rigo, which he believed to be hidden on Dieudonne. Flade was openly disdainful of the Irregulars and went out of his way to make sure they drew the most dangerous assignments while under his command. During the attack they were dropped off-target, landing in the middle of the Jarvis Military Proving and Training Grounds, an area surrounded by a heavy minefield. Present at the Proving Grounds at the time were a veteran infantry regiment accompanied by a number of supporting 'Mechs. The Irregulars had to fight their way past several veteran units to link up with the Arcturan Guards in the legitimate dropzone several kilometers away. Colonel Flade had proclaimed Snord’s Irregulars lost immediately after the drop and later accused them of having gone astray to go looting. This led to a falling-out between Flade and Cranston Snord who believed, but could not prove, that Flade had deliberately ordered the Irregulars be dropped off-target, and Snord refused to work with Flade in any future operations.[7]

The Jihad[edit]

In August 3077 allied forces fighting for the coalition as a part of Operation SCOUR were forced to retreat to Dieudonne after the Word of Blake launched a counter-offensive to recapture the nearby world of Marcus.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Charles, Vicompte d'Arrene[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3039[edit]

  • Thirty-first Marik Militia (from October)[68]

3040[edit]

  • Thirty-first Marik Militia[68]

3050[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[69]

3054[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[70]

3059[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[71]

3067[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[72]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Jarvis Military proving and Training Grounds: a significant military training installation.[7]
  • New Bastogne: the reinforced headquarters of the local FWLM garrison.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Chertan 10.4 Dubhe 10.9 Aquileia 13.4 Alhena 13.5
Remulac 13.6 Bordon 14.3 Wing 15.0 Callison 16.7
Catroxx 18.8 Wyatt 19.3 Marcus 19.3 New Dallas 20.2
Savannah 21.1 Phecda 24.3 Shiloh 24.6 Nathan 24.6
Connaught 25.4 Alphard 27.9 Alchiba 28.7 Zosma 29.5
Kalidasa 30.7 Milton 30.7 Afleir 33.1 Miaplacidus 33.5
Acubens 33.8 Castor 36.0 Gacrux 38.3 New Hope 38.6
Adhafera 39.3 Alkes 39.9 Rochelle 39.9 Devil's Rock 40.4
Tania Borealis 41.3 Irian 41.9 Talitha 42.0 Tyrfing 42.2
Alioth 43.0 Cor Caroli 43.3 Zaniah 43.4 Denebola 44.6
Pollux 44.9 Van Diemen IV 45.2 Elbing 45.8 Oliver 47.3
Pliska 48.0 Grobin 48.4 Marik 49.6 Zavijava 50.4
Haddings 50.6 Solaris 50.7 Mizar 50.9 Stewart 51.1
Gniezno 52.5 Lipton 52.5 Amity 54.0 Graham IV 54.0
Alcor 54.8 Alula Australis 55.2 Algorab 56.1 Pacifica (Chara) 56.2
Merak 57.3 Vindemiatrix 58.0 Hechnar 58.4 Kolobrzeg 58.4
Blue Sava 58.6 Avellaneda 59.0 Augustine 59.9

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