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

Fletcher
System information
X:Y Coordinates 46.77 : -23.56[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Data[edit]

  • Star Type: G4V
  • Position in System: 7 (of 10)
  • Number of Moons: None
  • Time to Jump Point: 8 days
  • Surface Water: 90%
  • Atm. Pressure: High (Breathable)
  • Surface Gravity: 1.3
  • Equatorial Temp: 30° C
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B

Era Specific Data[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Planetary Diem (3025): Lady Allison Maraby
  • Com Star Representative (3025): Precentor Nekros Kigh
  • Population (3025): 2,371,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 20%, Amphibian

3067[edit]

  • Noble Ruler: None
  • Highest Native Life: Amphibians
  • Population: 536,000,000
  • Socio-Industrial Levels: C-C-B-C-B

3130[edit]

  • Population (3130): 586,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 20%, Amphibian
  • Governor: Deli Wolfe
  • Planetary Legate: David Fouche
View of Fletcher in 3130

Planetary Info[edit]

A dense atmosphere with a great deal of cloud cover causes a damp, chilly climate.[49]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Initially founded under the auspices of the Terran Hegemony before the Age of War, settled by House Fletcher after the first world of that name was attacked by House Oriente in 2368. During this period, the world became the burial site of many Capellan Chancellors, beginning with Aleisha Liao, the Chancellor best remembered for authoring the Ares Conventions.[50] As a holding of the Terran Hegemony, Fletcher was a major industrial world, active in the arms trade with factories for companies such as StarCorps Industries and Flame Tech.[49]

Star League Era[edit]

Fletcher was one of some fifty-one heavily contested worlds to have been placed under Terran Hegemony authority as a jointly-administered world during the Age of War or Star League era. During the First Succession War Fletcher once more became a flashpoint between the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation.[51]

Succession Wars[edit]

Following the fall of the Terran Hegemony, Fletcher was occupied by the Capellan Confederation.[52] The amount of force involved was apparently sufficient to convince the Hegemony militia forces garrisoning the world not to forcibly resist.[53] It was also the site of a major battle between Kingston's Legionnaires and the 42nd Avalon Hussars in 2985 that saw the Legionnaires suffering over 60% casualties.[54] Lockhardt's Ironsides and St. Cyr's Armored Grenadiers were also involved in the engagements on Fletcher that year, with the Grenadiers receiving heavy losses of their own.[55] Like many Hegemony worlds, the numerous conflicts over Fletcher caused the destruction of much of the planet's industrial infrastructure.[49]

Operation Guerrero and the Chaos March[edit]

Only lightly garrisoned by the Federated Commonwealth due to the limited industrial value of the world and military commitments in light of the Clan Invasion, Fletcher was a ripe target for attack by the Capellan-backed Zhanzeng de Guang terrorists. An attempted unsupported conquest by the guerrillas during the Operation Guerrero attacks on the Federated Commonwealth destroyed the planetary HPG station, plunging the world into a communications blackout relative to most Inner Sphere planets.[49]

In the wake of that destruction and the failure to impose outside order, Fletcher has devolved into a series of city-states but also created an opportunity for illicit activities, including under-the-table contracts to mercenaries. The capital of Royce is one of the few areas with some degree of stability due to control by militia units who are inspired by the ideal of the Federated Commonwealth but are not loyal to the government of that (now defunct) state. The spaceport is maintained, permitting space-based trade with other city-states and even offworld, a situation considered safer due to the presence of heavily-armed pirates and bandits on overland routes.[49]

Following the FedCom Civil War, Capellan-aligned irregulars have once again attempted to seize control of Fletcher, successfully taking over some outlying areas. While the Confederation has declared itself victorious due to the breadth of territory controlled, the matter is still contested in some quarters.[49]

Mercenary Trade[edit]

As it often does, chaos has created opportunities on Fletcher, turning the site of the destroyed HPG into an illicit hiring hall frequented by disreputable mercenaries who often find themselves taking on work that the MRBC would refuse to sanction. The Royce Hiring Center has a strict no-weapons policy enforced by a large, well-armed security force and permits discreet meetings between commands looking for work and the employers who offer it. Negotiations are not guaranteed by any party and betrayal is apparently common. In addition, there are no provisions for training new mercenaries.[49]

Jihad Era[edit]

The planet was attacked by the Word of Blake in late 3067, part of a campaign that saw the Blakists incorporate Fletcher into the Word of Blake Protectorate by the 30th of December, along with the nearby worlds of Epsilon Indi and Tall Trees.[40] Shortly after crushing the opposition, the Word shut down all mercenary hiring and converted the Hall to a detention center.[56]

In late 3077, the world was liberated during the Federated Suns thrust toward Terra by the 1st Davion Guards and ComStar's 2nd Army. Operating as a part of Group II on the Federated Suns front of Operation SCOUR, the 1st Davion Guards were commanded by Connor Sortek, while Galen Cox led the Com Guard forces; the campaign for Fletcher is recorded as having been brief by the media in the Federated Suns, with the allied coalition forces delivering far more damage than they received, crushing the defending Blakist forces.[57]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3067[edit]

3075[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Ingress 5.72 1 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Sheratan 6.34 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Kawich 9.26 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ruchbah 10.73 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Woodstock 13.55 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Nopah 14.57 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Acamar 16.80 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Small World 17.41 1 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Epsilon Indi 19.48 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Basalt 20.31 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Kaitos 20.94 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bharat 21.99 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Northwind 24.46 1 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Terra Firma 26.54 1 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Hamal 27.14 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Arboris 28.41 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Errai 28.69 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Epsilon Eridani 28.78 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Tigress 28.80 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Azha 29.04 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Hean 29.61 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Slocum 31.14 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ankaa 31.61 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Achernar 32.03 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Addicks 34.68 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Yangtze 35.23 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Bryant 35.47 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Quentin 36.26 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Genoa 37.34 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Nanking 37.37 2 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Towne 39.07 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fomalhaut 39.16 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
New Home 41.38 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Saffel 41.64 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Caph 41.89 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Kansu 42.18 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Capolla 43.06 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Tybalt 43.67 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ningpo 44.21 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Angol 44.23 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nirasaki 45.06 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Keid 46.11 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Liao 46.14 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Alrescha 46.15 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ozawa 46.66 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Aldebaran 46.79 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Zurich 48.11 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Algol 48.19 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Rio 49.32 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Helen 50.02 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Hessen 50.26 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Algedi 50.40 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Buchlau 51.33 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Outreach 51.57 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Hsien 51.79 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Dieron 51.94 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Murchison 52.09 2 TH DC DC FC FC FC FC
Sirius 52.12 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Carver V 52.76 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Terra 52.83 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Elgin 53.36 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Altair 53.47 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ronel 53.63 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Procyon 53.83 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Styx 53.86 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Rigil Kentarus 56.58 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Rhodes III 56.62 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Pleione 56.79 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Gan Singh 56.84 2 TH CC FS FC FC SC SC
Al Na'ir 56.93 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Galatia III 58.79 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Halloran V 59.61 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tikonov 59.63 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Nashira 59.74 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC

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