Dustball

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Dustball[edit]

Dustball
Dustball neighbouring systems
Dustball neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -104.48 : 266.19[e]
Spectral class A9V[1][2]
Recharge time 170 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

The Dustball system was home to at least one habitable world, Dustball VI, and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Dustball system is located near the Blair Atholl and Koniz systems.[5] The Dustball system consists of a class A9V primary orbited by at least six planets.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Dustball system was colonised by the Lyran Commonwealth during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[6][7][5]

Dustball VI[edit]

Dustball
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 6th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
21.44 days[2]
Moons 1 (Mirage)[2]
Surface gravity 0.96[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 71°C (Desert)[2]
Surface water 20%[2]
Highest native life None[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Stefanie Wulfestieg, Duchess of Dustball (3025)[1]
Duke Gunnar Wulfesteig (3067)[2]
Population 833,000,000 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-D-C-C-F[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Lawrence Micone) (3025)[1]

Dustball VI - more commonly known simply as Dustball - is the sixth planet in the system and is orbitedby a single moon named Mirage.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Dustball was originally colonized because geographic surveys indicated the presence of large deposits of gemstones. When the surveys ended up being incorrect, many of the miners left, but a large, wealthy, and cunning family - the Malthus family - remained on the planet. Willing to work outside of legal bounds, the Malthus family started a series of casinos, nightclubs and hotels around the spaceport. As a result, the planet has the slogan "Where the elite meet, greet, and satisfy their most wicked desires".

There are five domed cities on the planet. Each one specializes in a separate variety of pleasure. The Malthus family has made a great deal of illicit money through their establishments on Dustball, and has been able to protect their investment due to a pervasive and complex campaign of blackmail against many high Lyran Commonwealth officials who have visited Dustball to sample the planet's manifold pleasures. Such abuses had become so pervasive that in 3005, Archon Alessandro Steiner established legalized and heavily-regulated "pleasure industries" on the model of Dustball on Kooken's Pleasure Pit in an attempt to break the Malthus family's stranglehold through direct competition. As of 3025, it was unclear if it had had any appreciable effect.[1]

The establishment of competing gambling concerns on the planet didn't have any effect on the Malthus family. The arrival of the Clans however, put a permanent end to the gambling industry on Dustball. Finding itself on the front lines of the Clan front, Dustball was frequently raided by Clan Jade Falcon and Clan Steel Viper.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Duchess Stefanie Wulfestieg[1]

3067[edit]

  • Duke Gunnar Wulfesteig[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

3054[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Blair Atholl 7.5 Koniz 13.5 Deweidewd 17.2 A Place 20.1
Graceland 20.5 Ballynure 29.8 Graus 31.2 Benfled 32.0
Bountiful Harvest 33.2 Sudeten 33.3 Pandora 37.1 Antares 37.5
New Exford 40.0 Morges 40.6 Kandersteg 41.5 Stonarboi 43.8
Dompaire 45.0 Montmarault 45.3 Crimond 50.5 Colmar 50.6
Babaeski 53.1 Esteros 53.2 La Grave 56.6 Baker 3 57.8
Summit 57.9 Cusset 57.8 Yeguas 58.2 Biota 59.9

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 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 172, "Dustball Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Handbook: House Steiner, pp. 85-86, "Dustball"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Republic Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealt Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  29. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: Clans, p. 26, "Clan Jade Falcon/Clan Wolf in Exile Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Objective Raids, p. 54, "Note of Unit"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 22, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  41. Field Report: Clans, p. 22, "Clan Wolf-in-Exile Deployment Status"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 160, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 129, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  44. Field Manual: 3145, p. 169, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"
  45. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 144, "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"

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