Fletcher (FWL)

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Fletcher[edit]

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

Fletcher
Fletcher (FWL) neighbouring systems
Fletcher (FWL) neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -67.73 : -209.97[e]
Spectral class G2IV[1][2]
Recharge time 182 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

The Fletcher system was home to at least one habitable world, Fletcher II, and as at 3067 was located in the Duchy of Oriente province of the Free Worlds League.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Fletcher system is located near the Loeches and Oriente systems[5] and consists of a class G2IV primary orbited by at least two worlds.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Fletcher system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Federation of Oriente prior to the formation of the Free Worlds League.[6] Fletcher vanished from maps during the Dark Age,[7][8] indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated.

Fletcher II[edit]

Fletcher
Planetary Flag
Planetary Flag
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Quarrel)[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.95[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water 55%[1][2]
Highest native life Birds[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Count Christof Nials (3067)[1]
Capital Torrance[2]
Population 550,000,000 (3067)[1]
530,600,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-C-A-D[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Fletcher II - more commonly known simply as Fletcher - is the second planet in the system and has a single moon named QUarrel. During the thirty-first century Fletcher was home to manufacturing facilities operated by at least two military manufacturers.[1][2] One of those facilities, an orbital dry-dock, was located at the L1 Lagrange Point above the planet.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Fletcher was settled by colonists eager to exploit the mineral and metal ores located in the many mountain ranges that cover the world. These mountains served not only to provide the raw materials used by factories, but also provided some of the most impressive winter sports venues in the Free Worlds League. The downside to these vast mountain ranges was Fletcher's lack of arable land to grow crops. Only a few "boutique" farms existed, growing their luxury crops in small terraced farms. The population as a whole relied on imported foodstuffs.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Succession Wars were devastating to Fletcher reducing it's population dramatically not through direct combat, but from emigration. Few enemies could penetrate the vast mountain ranges, and as a result industries on the world have always thrived. During the Clan Invasion the population increased as the factories hired more workers and expanded. Free-Flight, Limited opened a pressurized dry-dock facility in low orbit around Fletcher in the mid-3060's.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The Jihad was devastating to the system, but for a different reason. Instead of military action directly on the planet, holovid broadcasts describing the Word of Blake's actions on the Fletcher system in the Terran Corridor led many to believe that the Oriente system was devastated. The local government undertook a massive public relations campaign to clear up the confusion, but even in 3079 the depressed local economy led many natives to emigrate to other systems to find work.[2]

During the closing years of the Jihad rumors abounded on the planet that the Flame Tech plant was going to close, with the company moving production to their facility on Campbelton due to diminishing levels of demand. In contrast to the Flame Tech facilities, the pressurized orbital dry-dock operated by Free Flight, Ltd went from being a burden on the company to a viable industrial concern during the same period. Free Flight, Ltd had been unable to procure any government contracts for manufacturing WarShips in the years prior to the Jihad, but with so many large shipyards destroyed during the devastating conflict the dry-dock found itself servicing a constant stream of JumpShips that needed repair and maintenance.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Count Christof Nials[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3054[edit]

  • First Marik Militia[31]

3059[edit]

  • First Marik Militia[32]

3067 to 3068[edit]

Geography[edit]

Fletcher has four continents named Bariki, Koro, Lautoko and Norusp.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Torrance: the planetary capital city, located on Koro; home to the Flame Tech manufacturing facilities during the thirty-first century.[2]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Oriente 8.7.0 Loeches 11.1 Calloway VI 14.1 Fujidera 17.9
Salur 19.1 Anegasaki 19.6 Lukla 21.0 Maritgues 28.4
Milnerton 28.5 Daneshmand 29.3 Ipswich 30.1 Shenwan 30.8
Aodh 31.2 Sappho 31.7 Shuen Wan 31.9 Ragusa 35.6
Les Halles 36.2 Jasmine 37.5 Matheran 39.6 Carbonis 39.9
Pella II 40.9 Nam Dinh 41.5 Iknogoro 42.3 Jouques 42.9
Kiyev 43.4 Tintavel 45.6 Calpaca 47.8 Dayr Khuna 48.0
Semenyih 48.8 Goodna 49.6 New Praha 50.3 Kwamashu 50.3
Vanra 50.6 Mansu-ri 51.9 Dalton 52.0 Elektrougli 52.3
New Troy 52.6 Eom 52.9 Cronulla 53.7 Exedor 54.6
Chengdu 55.0 Boardwalk 55.4 Bithinia 58.1 Dalian 58.2
Kievanur 58.8

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 Handbook: House Marik, p. 65, "Fletcher 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 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 17, "Fletcher"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Federation of Oriente world within the Free Worlds League befor [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  9. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  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. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  24. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  26. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - August 3079"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  30. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108
  31. Objective Raids, p. 124, "Unit Note"
  32. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  33. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"
  34. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 18

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