Farwell

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Farwell
Farwell neighbouring systems
Farwell neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 140.62 : -79.67[e]

The Farwell system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Markesan Operational Area of the Crucis March within the Federated Suns.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Farwell system is located near the Everett and Ulan Batar systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Farwell system was colonised during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The world of Farwell was originally one of the Chesterton worlds, but the border wars between the various states in the area saw Farwell in the hands of the Federated Suns by the time the Capellan Confederation came into being.[19][48]

Star League Era[edit]

Prior to the fall of the Star League, a SLDF commander used the equipment at his disposal to build large, open air green houses full of Terran vegetation on Farwell. They were built in a effort to combat low morale by allowing soldiers an opportunity to walk among plants and not be completely confined indoors.[49]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2795, following the appointment of Sandol Quinn as regent to Ilsa Liao, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched an invasion of the Federated Suns intended to capture the politically-significant Chesterton system. Planned by Quinn, the operation was intended to take advantage of the AFFS' continuing focus on trying to resist the massive Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns, which stood poised to capture New Avalon itself. The first worlds to be targeted were Caselton and Mirach; Quinn assigned mercenary commands to the invasions, units that had originally been Star League Defense Force commands, and the defending forces were in a brittle state thanks to the damage the Combine invasion had inflicted on supply lines and constant efforts to aid forces fighting on Combine-occupied or contested worlds. The result in both cases was a swift victory for the Confederation, with the mercenaries taking the worlds and then CCAF line regiments moving into secure them; by August the invasion forces were ready to launch fresh attacks. The second wave of attacks targeted Demeter and Farwell; elements of the Northwind Highlanders were assigned to attack Farwell, where they once again found themselves fighting demoralized and understrength AFFS forces. By April 2796 Farwell was securely held by Capellan forces, allowing the CCAF to move on to the invasion of the nearby Sanilac system.[14]

Farwell was one of several worlds the Confederation managed to capture and hold during the First Succession War, despite a heavy counter-attack by the Federated Suns after Chancellor Ilsa Liao offered to withdraw her claim to the title of First Lord of the Star League and to instead support Paul Davion's claim if the Federated Suns would return Chesterton to the Confederation.[19][48] His response was to reject the proposal and dispatch the Third and Fifth Crucis Lancers to assault Ulan Batar and Farwell, igniting two years of active warfare throughout the Chesterton region.[50]

The Federated Suns recaptured Farwell in March 2809, and battles in the region would continue between the second and third waves of the AFFS counter-offensive against the Draconis Combine.[17] Although the Confederation managed to recapture Farwell and the nearby Mirach and Ulan Batar systems by the time the First Succession War ground to a halt, the AFFS recaptured and held the more significant worlds of Chesterton and Demeter.[51]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

Geography[edit]

Farwell is a harsh, cold world. The high oxygen and low temperatures take a heavy toll on machinery and manpower. Life is only possible with specialized equipment and habitats. However, the rare earth and petrochemical deposits on world, and the crews that run the mines, are highly valuable and thus need to be protected.[citation needed]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Everett 14.8 Ulan Batar 15.0 Listowel 15.5 Goshen 16.1
Angelsey 18.5 Sanilac 21.8 Tedibyhr 22.7 Tawas 24.3
Amiga 25.0 Tecumseh 25.4 Chesterton 26.4 Valexa 27.7
Westphalia 28.5 Goderich 30.5 Muskegon 30.9 Wroxeter 33.1
Ashkum 35.8 Anaea 36.0 Axton 36.2 Marlette 37.8
McHenry 39.1 Bristol 40.8 Sonnia 41.4 Tianamon 42.1
Jonathan 42.3 Beten Kaitos 42.5 Almach 43.7 Logandale 43.8
Genf 44.0 Acala 45.1 Mesartim 45.3 Undra 45.4
Mira 46.4 Bell 47.3 Emerson 47.4 Edwards 48.1
Caria 48.5 Barstow 49.0 Manteno 49.2 Demeter 50.1
Plataea 50.9 Menkar 51.4 Beecher 52.3 Tikonov 53.2
Caselton 53.3 Foochow 54.7 Algot 54.9 Foot Fall 55.0
Avawatz 55.7 Lacadon 56.3 Highspire 56.5 Flushing 56.8
Waycross 56.9 Mytilene 56.9 Scudder 57.9 Rosamond 59.7

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 First Succession War, p. 81, "Quinn's War: The Confederation-Suns Front"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 30, "Timeline: First Succession War"
  16. First Succession War, p. 98, "The Davion Counter-Offensives"
  17. 17.0 17.1 First Succession War, p. 115, "The First Succession War"
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  21. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
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  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
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  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  31. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  35. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  38. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  39. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  41. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  42. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  43. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  46. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  48. 48.0 48.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 29, "Ilsa Liao and Chesterton - A Gamble"
  49. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 53, "215th Mechanized Infantry Division"
  50. First Succession War, p. 93, "Far Enough: The Confederation-Suns Front"
  51. First Succession War, p. 97, "Liao's Last Play: The Battle For Chesterton"
  52. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  53. 53.0 53.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  54. 54.0 54.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"

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