Diik

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Diik[edit]

Diik
Diik neighbouring systems
Diik neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 531.01 : -464.28[e]
Spectral class G7V[1]
Recharge time 198 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Diik system was home to at least one habitable world, Diik III, and as at 3145 was located in the Calderon Protectorate.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Diik system is located close to the Gaul and Oscar systems[2][3] and consists of a class G7V primary orbited by at least three planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Diik system was colonised in the mid-thirty-first century by the Taurian Concordat.[4][5]

Diik III[edit]

Diik
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
6.57 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.05[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Diik City[1]
Population 7,500,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-C-C[1]
HPG (Representative) None[1]

Diik III - more commonly known simply as Diik or Damned If I Know[6] is the third planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

When originally colonised, Diik attracted primarily those settlers of an independent nature, such as hunters, trappers, loners and explorers, but by 3079 new and more socially-minded colonists had begun arriving.[1]

Calderon Protectorate Secession[edit]

When Baron Cham Kithrong led four worlds to form the secessionist Calderon Protectorate in late 3066, Diik remained on the sidelines until Kithrong held a media interview in which he explained his reasons for forming the Protectorate in December of that year. The interview prompted Diik and three neighbouring worlds to join the Protectorate,[7] with the military production factories on the planet becoming an important part in keeping the military of the fledgling Protectorate going.[8]

Jihad[edit]

In the wake of the Jihad the factories on Diik continued to produce RetroTech BattleMechs and AeroSpace Fighters at a respectable rate; the majority of this production went to the Protectorate's military forces, but the Protectorate also sold excess production to both the Fronc Reaches and the Filtvelt Coalition. In addition to the equipment sold to the two nearby Periphery realms, the Fiefdom of Randis also bought small quantities of the Star Dagger aerospace fighter for their own local defense forces.[9]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3105 the mercenary unit Clean Kill arrived covertly on Diik. The Clean Kill were in the employ of the Taurian Concordat at the time, and had arrived clandestinely to conduct raids; for months, the Clean Kill managed to evade detection while striking at Protectorate targets. The Clean Kill were finally tracked down when Captain Jere MalDonaldo of the Protectorate military assembled an entire regiment of battle armor-equipped infantry using Spectre suits manufactured at the nearby Protectorate Arms Conglomerate plant. MalDonaldo passed the location of the Clean Kill to the Second Taurian Pride, but then rather than fading out and waiting for the arrival of the Pride, MalDonaldo had his troops infiltrate the Clean Kill encampment and launch a surprise attack.[10]

The opening wave of the attack by the Protecorate forces was very successful, killing the a large part of the Clean Kill's command and support staffs, but as the Clean Kill's defenses tried to react to the sudden attack MalDonaldo was killed by a Clean Kill Locust. The loss of MalDonaldo shattered the ad hoc Protectorate formation, most of whom were gunned down by the Clean Kill before the Second Taurian Pride arrived and routed the mercenaries.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

  • Third Calderon Guard[33]

3105[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Diik has three continents named Overland, Netherland, and Northland.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Diik City: planetary capital city, located on Overland.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Notes[edit]

Diik's name has been spelled out in a canonical source (in-universe date of 3145) as "Damned if I know", which may or may not be its official registered name.[6]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Oscar 21.6 Gaul 28.8 Marknick 37.4 Albaracht 38.9
Lastpost 40.0

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 Objectives: Periphery, p. 13, "Diik"
  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 4.2 4.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 198; according to a forum posting on the official BattleTech Forum by BattleTech writer Aaron "Gravedigger" Pollyea, he decided this was the meaning behind "Diik" when he wrote the entry. (Forum posting also archived on this article's Talk page.)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 128, "Calderon Protectorate"
  8. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 129, "Under Siege: Economics In A Breakway Nation"
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 117, "Calderon Protectorate"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Technical Readout: 3145, p. 4, "Spectre Stealth Battle Armor"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765] Map"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere -[3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  22. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Nearby Periphery Kingdoms"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - October 3085"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere- [3135] Map"
  32. Field Report: Periphery, p. 13, "Calderon Protectorate Regimental Status"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. 151, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. 202, "Calderon Protectorate"
  35. Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 5
  36. Objectives: Periphery, p. 13, "Protectorate Defense Conglomerate"

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