Fort Loudon

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Fort Loudon[edit]

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

Fort Loudon
Fort Loudon neighbouring systems
Fort Loudon neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -32.33:209.08[e]
Spectral class G6III[1]
Recharge time 187 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Fort Loudon system was the location of at least one inhabited world, Fort Loudon III, and as at 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Fort Loudon system is located near the Jabuka and Karbala systems[2][3] and consists of a class G6III primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Fort Loudon system was colonised in 2460 by the Lyran Commonwealth.[1] Fort Loudon subsequently disappeared from maps during the Age of War,[4] reappearing during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War,[5][6] suggesting that the system had been abandoned or depopulated and then later re-colonised.

Fort Loudon III[edit]

Fort Loudon
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
7.01 days[1]
Moons 1 (Prècis)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C (Jungle)[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Claudius Taylor-Kelswa[1]
Capital Palos[1]
Population 1,350,780,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Fort Loudon III - more commonly known simply as Fort Loudon - has a single moon named Prècis and was an important strategic world for the Lyran Commonwealth for much of its history.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Fort Loudon was first settled in 2460. The planet was initially named LC/T-2395, but was renamed to honor Captain Calvin Loudon for his actions on Nox in 2465, wherein he saved his command at the cost of his life.[1] Although Fort Loudon was colonised in 2460,[1] by 2571 it had vanished from maps, suggesting that it had been abandoned or depopulated during the Age of War.[4]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the SLDF stationed the 123rd Infantry Division at Fortress Loudon, a Castle Brian that remained operational through the Succession Wars and Clan Invasion.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The LCAF made extensive use of Fortress Loudon and Fort Loudon's strategic position to raid the Draconis Combine and the Clan occupation zones.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Clan Wolf attacked and conquered Fort Loudon during the second half of January 3070 as one of a series of assaults into Lyran Alliance space, shadowing the path taken by Clan Jade Falcon, who were also using the disruption caused by the Jihad to annex a number of Lyran worlds.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Blue Star Irregulars[34]
  • Twenty-first Rim Worlds[34]

3050[edit]

  • Blue Star Irregulars[35]
  • Twenty-first Rim Worlds[35]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

3061[edit]

3062[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Fort Loudon has three continents named Anderssen, Brunei and Tunisonda. All three are located largely in the equatorial regions of the planet; Brunei has substantial deposits of rare metals within its jungle mountains, while the foothills of the Dover Mountains range on Anderssen have veins of gold and platinum. The largest cotninent, Tunisonda, has the most arable land of the three continents.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Bjornlunda 16.2 Ciotat 17.8 Canonbie 18.9 Jaumegarde 20.2
Trent 20.9 Halmyre Deans 22.9 Eidsfoss 25.3 Enkoping 25.4
Turinge 29.8 Svinngarn 33.0 Laurieston 34.3 Hesperus II 34.4
Colinas 35.9 Clinton 37.6 Mesa Verde 38.3 Gladius 41.9
Whittington 41.9 Chaffee 42.1 Laiaka 43.8 Caledonia 44.2
Chukchi III 45.1 Lamon 45.2 Arganda 45.6 Nekkar 47.3
Sarpsborg 47.6 Aristotle 48.1 Callisto V 49.5 Veckholm 50.4
Alkaid 53.3 Carsphairn 56.8 Aur 56.9 Seginus 57.0
Fianna 57.8 Edasich 58.9

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 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 197, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth 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 Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040]
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  35. 35.0 35.1 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  36. Objective Raids, p. 54, "Note of Unit"
  37. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 48, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"

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