Emerson

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Emerson
Emerson neighbouring systems
Emerson neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 171.57 : -115.57[e]

The Emerson system is the location of at least one inhabited world and as at 3145 was located in the Kathil Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Emerson system is located near the Beten Kaitos and Smolensk systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Emerson system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and was a part of the Muskegon Empire and the Chesterton Trade Federation before the founding of the Federated Suns.[3][4][4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Emerson is a harsh and marginably habitable world but rich in resources, first discovered by explorers from Muskegon in 2177. Despite how unwelcoming Emerson was, it was still marginally more habitable than Muskegon, and became the site of a colony created by deportees - a mixture of criminals and political prisoners - from Muskegon, ruled with an iron fist by the Commander of Muskegon via his appointed governor.[3]

The colony on Emerson managed to survive and grow, with the raw materials from both Emerson and the nearby world Muskegon colony of Beten Kaitos fuelling the founding of colonies on other worlds. In 2195 a trade ship from the Chesterton Trade League made contact with the colony on Emerson, and the governor of Emerson gave permission for the colony to become a member of the Trade League. The Commander of Muskegon hoped that Emerson's entry into the Trade League would allow the world to act as a port of entry for trade between the Muskegon Empire and the worlds of the Trade League. The Commander anticipated that the resulting funds obtained from high government tarrifs on trade would make the venture worthwhile.[3] Emerson would continue to be ruled by the Commander and his descendents, although discontent at the harsh governance of the world continued to grow and finally reached a breaking point in 2318. That year, Commander Jehan Achmeed decided to merge the seven-world Muskegon Empire into the newly-formed Federated Suns; this was the catalyst that saw Emerson rise up in revolt, declaring their independence and petitioning to join the nearby Chesterton Trade Federation. The population of Beten Kaitos elected to declare their independence as well, joining Emerson's petition for membership of the Federation.[4][5]

The Federated Suns moved to occupy both worlds, only to find that they couldn't hold either world when troops from the Chesterton Trade Federation landed. Three years of warfare followed, with both Beten Kaitos and Emerson changing hands several times, before the worlds were finally and firmly in the hands of the Trade Federation. This military defeat at the hands of a smaller nation - although the Chesterton forces were assisted by Tikonov troops under the auspices of the Tikonov Grand Union - generated a reputation for weakness which would mark the Federated Suns for decades.[5]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Beten Kaitos 5.1 Smolensk 15.8 Caria 16.7 Muskegon 17.8
Reinhardstein 21.0 Boeotia 23.3 Genf 25.7 Mytilene 28.6
Talcott 29.4 Anaea 30.3 Scudder 31.5 Amiga 31.6
McHenry 32.0 Paches 32.1 Everett 32.6 Kathil 33.0
Tecumseh 33.9 Acala 38.4 Meinhof 40.6 Goshen 42.4
Lacadon 42.8 Axton 44.5 Orbisonia 45.0 Manteno 47.1
Farwell 47.4 Westphalia 47.8 Versailles 49.0 Tiskilwa 49.2
Perkasie 49.6 Oli 50.0 Bristol 50.2 Monongahela 50.6
Gravensteen 51.4 Listowel 52.6 Bahl's Retreat 52.7 Angelsey 54.7
Stockpoll 55.0 Chebanse 55.1 Flushing 56.2 Wroxeter 56.8
Salem 57.6 Undra 58.0 Plataea 58.9

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 23, "Muskegon"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 24, "Muskegon"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Handbook: House Davion, p. 19, "Muskegon and Chesterton"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 30, "Timeline: First Succession War"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  22. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  37. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map [3079]"
  38. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  41. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"

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