Gibson

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Gibson
Gibson neighbouring systems
Gibson neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -245.81 : -215.12[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Recharge time 183[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Gibson
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Moons 2 (Unity, Understanding)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 38°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 59%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3072[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Principal Jonathan Argoulis (3025)[2]
Prince Ballala Patekar/Precentor William Blane (3067)
Precentor Apollyon (3072[3][4]-3076[5])
Population 4,137,000,000 (3025)[2]
4,220,000,000 (3067)
4,241,000,000 (3072)[1][3][4]
4,250,000,000 (3076)[5]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-B-C-C (3067)
B-C-B-C-C (3076)[5]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]
Precentor Mildred Apanno (3025)[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Gibson was terraformed from nearly-dry rock into a thriving, habitable planet. At the beginning only 20% of planet was covered by water, but when the Ryan Ice Cartel begun the transformation process the planet reached nearly 70% water coverage, and the new lands become great agricultural centers and so population of this planet begun to growth daily. When Gibson become known from their tolerance to various cultures the process accelerated reaching over 4 billion citizens by 3072.[1]

The famous tolerance of Gibson caused the Word of Blake to use it as a refugee after the ComStar Schism. Soon they began to impose their beliefs on the locals, as well as cooperating with Gibson companies, notably using Gibson Federated BattleMechs to produce the Grand Crusader.

The Jihad[edit]

On the 9th of August 3071, the government of the Free Worlds League rump state on Atreus formally ceded control of Gibson to the Word of Blake - or, more specifically, to Precentor Apollyon of the Manei Domini.[3][4]

Almost two years to the day after the Word of Blake officially took control of Gibson, the planet was attacked by forces from the Principality of Regulus. The Regulan fleet attacked on the 13th of August 3073, initially meeting no resistance as they entered the system; however, the ground forces landed by the Regulans were almost completely eradicated by the planets defenders. Leading the Word of Blake defense were two of the infamous Shadow Divisions, the 49th and 52nd. With the Regulan ground offensive firmly defeated, Word of Blake WarShips appeared in-system and shattered the Regulan naval forces, with only a few survivors escaping.[6][7] Among those units destroyed or badly mauled were the Fourth Regulan Hussars, the Thirteenth Stalking Horse and the Wild Geese; a few damaged units managed to escape from the surface of the planet by DropShip after the Wild Geese sold themselves dearly to buy time, but the losses taken by the Regulan forces overall was compared to the casualties taken in the earliest days of the Clan Invasion.[8]

Forces from the Principality of Regulus returned to the Gibson system on the 21st of December 3078. A task force consisting of numerous JumpShips loaded with assault DropShips, troopships and fighter carriers entered the system via a pirate point, and four days later the Regulan task force began a planetary bombardment. The bombardment was conducted on a global basis and eradicated the bulk of the Word of Blake leadership; the Regulans targeted every major population center and industrial site on the surface, scouring the world. Despite the massive bombardment, the Word of Blake figure known as The Master managed to escape off-world, allegedly making for the nearby world of Paradise.[9] The Regulan task force did manage to destroy the Eagle-class Bedevere and the Impavido-class Impavido in the Gibson system, two of the former Free Worlds League Navy WarShips that the Blakists had suborned early in the Jihad.[10]

The Regulans then conducted a conventional assault on the planet, beginning on the 5th of January 3079 and continuing through to the 23rd of February. The Regulans specifically hunted for any surviving Manei Domini forces; despite Gibson having been reduced to a ruined, hellish world by the extended planetary bombardment, several surviving Blakist units were found and destroyed by the Regulan forces.[9] By 3085, Gibson was recorded as a dead or dying world[11] and both the 41st and 52nd Shadow Divisions had been destroyed.[12]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

3050[edit]

3071[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Companies[edit]

Gallery[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
Clipperton 11.15 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tapachula 15.10 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Chagos 21.21 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Molokai 23.56 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hongqiao 25.83 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Fadiffolu 28.00 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ankolika 29.62 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mackenzie 30.87 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tuamotu 31.60 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ibarra 34.18 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Isabela 37.47 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Jiddah 39.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hiratsuka 40.65 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Aconcagua 40.69 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Norfolk 42.97 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ellsworth 43.48 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Futuna 43.98 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Lengkong 44.85 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Atsugi 46.75 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Katlehong 46.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Trinidad 47.30 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rzhishchev 49.53 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bismarck 50.33 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Newcastle 51.12 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wallis 52.16 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cajamarca 52.75 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Karachi 54.87 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tematagi 57.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mankova 57.83 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Westover 59.39 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL

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 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 215, "Planet Info"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 156, "Planet Guide"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 49, "The Jihad In Review"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 221, "Word of Blake Key Worlds"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 31, p 34, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  7. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 41-42, "Chaos Overwhelming: Dante's Daydream"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60, "The Jihad in Review"
  10. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  12. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 125, "Shadow Divisions"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League founding - [2271] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds Leage after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  15. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  16. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  17. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds Leage after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  21. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  22. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds Leage after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League - [3025] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds Leage after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds Leage after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  31. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: FWLM, p. 19, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  42. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  43. 20 Year Updage, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"

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