Franklin

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

Franklin
Franklin neighbouring systems
Franklin neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 250.74 : 10.81[e]

The Franklin system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Sirdar Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Franklin system is located near the Allerton and Ballentine systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Franklin system was colonised during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

In May 2787 the Draconis Combine launched a massive invasion of the Federated Suns. The invasion was so swift and targeted communications and JumpShips so effectively that many border systems didn't have a chance to transmit warnings or alerts, leading to widespread confusion on the part of the AFFS. A second wave followed three days after the first, led personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita and his son, Warlord Jinjiro Kurita, striking through the Clovis Combat Region and Dahar Combat Region in two thrusts, and proved devastatingly effective. The death of Field Marshal Grover Simons on Clovis caused the AFFS defensive line to collapse,[50] and the DCMS adopted a strategy of leapfrogging worlds, smashing some AFFS units while leaving others isolated and cut-off, to be subsequently destroyed later.[51]

The majority of the AFFS units left behind enemy lines had been destroyed by mid-2789, but Gorgon battalion of the Fourth Robinson Chevaliers was one of a handful of commands that managed to survive longer, through a combination of good luck, resourcefulness and sheer resilience. Made up from remnants of the Fourth and those supporting units that had managed to escape destruction, Gorgon battalion went to ground for years after Franklin fell, causing as much havoc as they could for the DCMS garrison and raiding for supplies to survive.[51]

Despite the efforts made by Gorgon battalion, liberation would be a long time coming for Franklin. Targetted during the third Federated Suns counter-offensive, AFFS troops began an assault on Franklin in November or December of 2817,[52] and the campaign to liberate the planet stretched on into 2818.[16]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Allerton 13.2 Ballentine 17.8 Emporia 18.3 Lucerne 18.9
Bettendorf 20.7 Robinson 25.0 Rochester 25.0 Hoff 29.1
Sauk City 29.4 Dahar IV 30.2 DeWitt 33.3 Courtney 33.5
New Ivaarsen 33.6 Sakhara V 34.8 Crossing 36.5 Carnac 38.7
Tallmadge 40.0 Charleywood 41.0 Royal 43.9 Le Blanc 44.3
Lima 45.7 Bogard 47.0 Klamriz V 48.8 Benet III 48.8
Dobson 49.1 Blandinsville 49.2 Fairfield 51.8 Doneval II 52.0
Maynard 54.4 Glenmora 54.5 McComb 54.8 Saltural 54.8
Turkalia 55.1 Larned 55.3 Layover 55.8 Swales 57.0
Colchester 59.7 Wapakoneta 59.7

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 54, "The Dragon Strikes"
  15. First Succession War, p. 44, "Draconis Combine-Federated Suns Front 2786-2796"
  16. 16.0 16.1 First Succession War, p. 97, "The Davion Counter-Offensives"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 63, "Round Two Begins"
  22. 22.0 22.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 71, "Slow Down"
  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  25. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  28. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  33. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  38. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  40. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  44. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  50. First Succession War, p. 38-39, "The Battle For Clovis"
  51. 51.0 51.1 First Succession War, p. 40, "Rout"
  52. First Succession War, p. 115, "Timeline of the First Succession War"
  53. 53.0 53.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"

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