Gacrux

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Gacrux
Gacrux neighbouring systems
Gacrux neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -86.50 : 10.72[e]
Spectral class M4III[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

Gacrux
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons 2 (Marcera & Worsca)[1]
Surface gravity 0.87[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 33°C[1]
Surface water 24%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Georgio Quentin (Governor)[1]
Yitzahk Faquir (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Fort Habersburg[1]
Population 1,067,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Gacrux is a world well on its way to extinction. Its sun is a red dwarf in the final stages of its life. The only reason the world was settled at all was to extract the radioactive materials needed for fusion engines and precious metals. Given its proximity to the Free Worlds League the citizens of Gacrux have always been supportive of House Steiner and the LCAF. In fact Gacrux is one of the few worlds in the Federation of Skye that didn't agitate for secession. On the other hand, this loyalty to House Steiner has become a hindrance in several situations. Gacrux was one of the most vocal opponents of the alliance with the Federated Suns, and the Brotherhood of Cincinnatus, a Lyran nationalist movement with ties to terrorism, has maintained a facility on the world for many years.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad Gacrux was attacked by forces loyal to the Free Worlds League. These FWLM units were tricked into attacking the world after Word of Blake forces struck them under false colors. This attack led to Gacrux's defenders being hopelessly outnumbered when the Word of Blake arrived later and offered Gacrux a place in the Word of Blake Protectorate.[1]

Gacrux was the second world to be targeted by the Lyran front of Operation SCOUR in late January 3077; troops under the command of Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner liberated the nearby world of Cor Caroli in a week before attacking Gacrux.[26] Attacked by Group III, the attack on Gacrux nearly stalled when the commanding officers of the 6th Benjamin Regulars, 1st Federated Suns Lancers and 31st Marik Militia were all killed in a targeted strike by the Word of Blake intended to remove the command organization of Group III. This left Leutnant-General Thomas Hogarth in charge of Group III, and under Hogarth the Group liberated Gacrux by May, although Hogarth was reticent to confirm details of how or what the next objective for Group III would be when interviewed later by the press.[33]

The Dark Age[edit]

In 3104 the leadership of the shadowy organization known as the Brotherhood of Cincinnatus was destroyed on Gacrux. The Brotherhood's leadership had been targeted by a sustained military campaign conducted by the LCAF at the orders of Archon Adam Steiner following a failed attempt to assassinate Hanse Steiner, the mentally handicapped son of Peter Steiner-Davion and Marie Hussfield, in 3098. Adam led the First Royal Guards and Fourteenth Lyran Guards personally on Gacrux, having received permission from Devlin Stone to cross the border of the Republic of the Sphere in pursuit of the Brotherhood.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the VIII Principes was at 65% of full strength, with 86% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[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
Chertan 12.07 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Shiloh 16.34 1 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zaniah 17.19 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alchiba 20.53 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alcor 21.21 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Vindemiatrix 21.25 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Milton 23.20 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 24.15 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wing 24.61 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 26.03 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alioth 27.28 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Algorab 28.69 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phecda 29.21 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wyatt 29.51 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carsphairn 30.04 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dubhe 31.41 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mizar 33.00 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Callison 35.29 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alkaid 37.21 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marcus 38.18 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Dieudonne 38.79 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rochelle 39.10 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Kyoto 39.41 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Galatea 39.81 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kalidasa 39.85 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Syrma 39.85 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Solaris 41.05 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zosma 41.99 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Caledonia 44.18 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Summer 44.39 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Laiaka 46.02 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Menkent 48.70 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skye 50.00 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zebebelgenubi 50.03 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bordon 50.38 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alkes 51.36 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Lamon 52.02 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Hope 52.24 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hesperus II 52.39 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Remulac 52.43 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Lipton 52.64 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Seginus 53.08 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Castor 53.46 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Kochab 54.85 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zavijava 55.60 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rahne 56.62 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Devil's Rock 56.71 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Fianna 56.89 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 57.31 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Oliver 57.48 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zollikofen 57.98 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Savannah 58.49 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Uhuru 58.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Muphrid 59.10 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 182, "Gacrux World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 39 [3040]"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 12, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Nao"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 64, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  33. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 27, "We Have Met The Enemy"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. 119, "Reconstruction"
  35. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  36. Shattered Sphere, p. 48, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 177, "Lyran Alliance Deploment Table"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  39. 39.0 39.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"

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