Foochow

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Foochow[edit]

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

Foochow
Foochow neighbouring systems
Foochow neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 88.92 : -97.50[e]
Spectral class F4V[1]
Planets 8[1]

The Foochow system was the location of at least one habitable world, Foochow IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Foochow system is located near the Jonathan and Menkar systems[2][3] and consists of a class F4V primary orbited by eight planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Foochow system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra in the late twenty-second century[1] and was a member of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

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Foochow IV[edit]

Foochow
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
16 days[1]
Moons 3 (Li-Lung, Lung-Wang, Pan-Lung)[1]
Surface gravity 0.7[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Xiao Ping Chen (Governor)[1]
Kathryn Eykemans (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Vashura[1]
Population 598,650,000[1]

Foochow IV - more commonly known simply as Foochow - is the fourth planet in the system and has three moons named Li-Lung, Lung-Wang and Pan-Lung.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Foochow was colonised in the late twenty-second century, having been discovered almost by accident. The colonists were escaping from China on Terra, and named Foochow after the capital of the Chinese province of Fujian. Having settled on Min-how, Foochow's only continent, the colonists spent the next fifty years fighting a combination of Dobars, native six-limbed carnivores the size of Terran black bears, and disease-bearing insects. By the time the population had managed to carve enough productive land from the jungles that were the predemoninant terrain feature of Foochow to expand, they had also managed to tame some of the Dobars.[1]

The inhabitants of Foochow didn't create much by way of industry until minerals were discovered on the southwest coast of Min-how; the discovery led to the founding of industries producing electronics using these newly-located mineral reserves. The main export from Foochow continued to be seafood, however, with the bulk of the exports leaving Foochow via Vashura, the planetary capital and largest seaport.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Foochow was conquered by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns during the Fourth Succession War.[1]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Thirty years after the Fourth Succession War Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao launched Operation GUERRERO in concert with the Free Worlds League and reclaimed a number of former Capellan worlds, including Foochow.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Foochow was initially undisturbed by the Jihad, until one of the Capellan Warrior Houses jumped into the system. The Word of Blake responded by deploying a small mercenary unit to Foochow, only for the mercenaries to be intercepted during their high-speed burn towards Foochow. The Warrior House had hidden among Foochow's three moons, and having detected the mercenaries, launched an aerospace attack that completely destroyed them.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Xiao Ping Chen[1]
  • Planetary Legate Kathryn Eykemans[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3069[edit]

Geography[edit]

The climate on Foochow resembles a greenhouse, and as a result there are no polar ice caps. Foochow's single continent, Min-how, lies on the planetary equator, and was predominantly covered in jungles when first discovered.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Redswan: the leading industrial city on Min-how.[1]
  • Vashura: the planetary capital city, located on the eastern coast of Min-how.[1]

Local Flora & Fauna[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Menkar 5.7 Jonathan 12.4 Foot Fall 13.6 Algot 15.1
Shipka 15.8 Tianamon 16.8 Hunan 17.8 Bell 19.6
New Aragon 21.5 Ashkum 23.3 St. Andre 23.5 Highspire 24.5
Halloran V 26.0 Valexa 27.1 New Macao 27.3 Demeter 28.0
Conwy 28.5 Mandate 28.7 Zaurak 30.5 Undra 30.9
Poznan 31.0 Wei 33.2 Menkib 34.2 Buchlau 34.3
Plataea 34.8 Shensi 35.5 Angelsey 36.5 Westphalia 36.9
Chesterton 37.6 Almach 37.8 Algol 38.2 Tsitsang 38.6
Matsu 40.2 Moravian 40.3 New Hessen 40.7 Axton 41.4
Pleione 41.5 Remshield 43.2 Kansu 43.3 New Athens 43.6
Ulan Batar 44.2 Mesartim (Conway) 45.1 Goshen 45.8 Ningpo 46.3
Styk 46.8 Palos 46.9 Heligoland 47.6 Mira 47.7
Alrescha 48.3 Tedibyhr 49.5 Aosia 49.7 Gan Singh 50.6
Tecumseh 51.0 Sakhalin 51.9 Acala 52.6 Sichuan 54.5
Farwell 54.7 Slocum 54.7 Yangtze 55.2 Anaea 55.4
Achilles 56.0 Tikonov 57.0 Kaifeng 57.4 Second Try 57.5
Lee 57.8 Tsingtao 57.8 Azha 57.9 Kek 58.0
Angol 58.7 Lacadon 58.8 Hamal 59.1

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 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 98, "Foochow World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p.vii, "Inner Sphere" - [2764] Map
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere- [3067] Map"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"

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