Firgrove

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Firgrove[edit]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Firgrove
Firgrove neighboring systems
Firgrove neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 249.96 : -298.88[e]
Spectral class F4V[1]
Recharge time 175 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Firgrove system is the location of at least one habitable world, Firgrove V, and as at 3145 was located in the June Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Firgrove system is located near the Kautokeino and New Syrtis systems[4] and consists of a class F4V primary orbited by at least five planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Firgrove system was colonized at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[5][6] On the 19th of June 3080 the Taurian Concordat attempted to strike at the Clyde Shipyards by raiding the Firgrove system with the Quixote-class WarShip TCS Vendetta.[7] A fragment of a news broadcast being recorded by the TNS reporter Joshua MacDermott indicated that the Vendetta had been hit by several explosions within a minute of beginning to maneuver after emerging from the jump point, with the First Officer of the Vendetta, Able Ritcher, indicating that the Vendetta had emerged into - or moved into - a minefield of some kind. In addition to the damage inflicted by the explosions, the footage indicated that the Vendetta was being targeted with capital missiles before retreating from the system.[8]

Firgrove V[edit]

Firgrove
Geophysical
System position 5th[1]
Jump point
distance
16.10 days[1]
Moons 1 (An Claí Fada)[1]
Surface gravity 0.80[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Tipperary[1]
Population 3,395,457,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-D[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Firgrove V - more commonly known simply as Firgrove - is the fifth planet in the system and has a single moon named An Claí Fada. For much of its history an orbital shipyard has been in place above Firgrove.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the twenty-eighth century the significance of Firgrove and its shipyards was such that the planet would be home to the Ninth Syrtis Fusiliers for more than fifty years.[9]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Geenock Flight Academy - a for-profit flight academy based at the Ormond Intercontinental Aeroport - reworked its existing maintenance facilities to allow for limited manufacturing, producing the ancient Vulcan aerospace fighter originally manufactured by the Rim Worlds Republic.[1] In the wake of the Jihad the Clyde Shipyards expanded their production, but as late as mid-3081 were still unable to produce at maximum capacity because of Blakist sabotage.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2578[edit]

  • Seventh Royal Division [42]
  • Eighth Division [42]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Ninth Syrtis Fusiliers[45]

3079[edit]

Geography[edit]

Firgrove is a nearly unique combination of environments. Along the equator it has one continent, Thurles, which is dominated by deserts. The second continent, Ormond, has an ecology based on vast peatbog plains.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Tipperary: the planetary capital city, located on Ormond, as were most cities on Firgrove.[1]
  • Geenock: site of the Ormond Intercontinental Aeroport and location of the Geenock Flight Academy.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Kautokeino 15.3 New Syrtis 19.0 Oltepesi 22.3 Drienfontein 22.8
Kaitangata 26.5 Keuterville 28.8 Brusett 29.6 Okains 31.5
Sanurcha 32.7 Zalzangor 32.7 Die Moot 34.6 Hobson 38.7
Fathepur 39.2 Pleiades Cluster 39.5 Kiserian 40.9 Lothair 41.6
Birqash 41.6 Electra 41.8 Maia 42.9 Merope 44.2
Enchi 45.8 Mordialloc 46.4 Werfer 46.9 Marodzi 48.6
Crawford 49.6 Anaheim 51.0 Taygeta 51.7 Victralla 52.8
Ridgebrook 52.8 Cumberland 54.7 Hobbs 55.1 El Kerak 55.9
Warren 56.4 Pietermaritzburg 56.9 Hyalite 58.4 Hè-shì 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 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 27, "Firgrove"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 61, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 28, "Vendetta Vengeance"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 18, "Syrtis Fusiliers"
  10. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97, "Crucis March"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  12. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  14. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  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. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  21. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  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] Map"
  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. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Historical: Reunification War, p.64
  43. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  44. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  45. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  46. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 302
  47. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 50-51, "RDL-01C Rondel"

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