Gouderak

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Gouderak
Gouderak neighbouring systems
Gouderak neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -116.87 : -354.68[e]

The Gouderak system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Duchy of Andurien.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Gouderak system is located near the Piriapolis and Umka systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

The Gouderak system was colonised at some point in the late Twenty-third or early Twenty-fourth century and became a part of the Magistracy of Canopus prior to the Reunification War.[5][6][3][7][8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Gouderak has the distinction of being the first planet in the Magistracy of Canopus to be targetted for invasion and occupation during the Star League conquest of the Magistracy following the rejection of the Pollux Proclamation by the Periphery nations.[10]

On the 10th of June 2577 Star League Defense Force and Free Worlds League Military WarShips jumped into the system and conducted simultaneous assaults on both the zenith and nadir jump points, quickly overwhelming the light pickets stationed there. The zenith cargo transfer station surrendered quickly, although the nadir station put up enough resistance to force a boarding action in response.[10]

Within a week, the SLDF Fifty-fifth Brigade were on the surface of Gouderak securing objectives under the command of General Camilla Sjölander. The Fifty-fifth secured both the industrial complexes on Halton and the planetary capital after the single company from the First Canopian Light Horse stationed on Gouderak departed following some token skirmishes, but occupying Gouda Prime proved problematic. While Gouda Prime had sufficient water purification facilities to support the native population, there was no way it could generate enough water for an entire Division of SLDF troops, resulting in occupying troops having to draw supplies from their DropShips. This highlighted a problem with supporting large troop movements from native resources that the SLDF task force hadn't considered in advance.[10]

Despite the potential water problems, numerous units were stationed on or moved through Gouderak in 2277 in addition to the Fifty-fifth Brigade. At one time or another, present on Gouderak were the SLDF Sixty-first Royal Brigade, a part of the Twenty-first Royal Division; the Fifth Marik Militia and the Second Oriente Hussars.[49]

The Magistracy of Canopus had 13 worlds annexed by the Free Worlds League, either during the Reunification War[11] or by Star League decree in 2602,[50] and Gouderak was one of these worlds.

Military Deployment[edit]

2577[edit]

2764[edit]

Geography[edit]

Gouderak has a very arid and oppressively hot climate, and has at least two major continents, named Ayles and Halton.[10]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Gouda Prime: the planetary capital city, located on Ayles.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Umka 14.5 Piriapolis 18.5 Watermael 18.7 Banfora 19.5
Butzfleth 21.1 Vakarel 24.7 Aspropirgos 26.0 Villanueva 29.9
Ingonish 30.6 Granera 30.6 Fagerholm 35.9 Manaus 36.3
Meadowvale 37.2 Pernik 38.2 Mangor 39.7 Scheuerheck 40.5
Fanardir 44.0 Leyda 46.4 Cap Rouge 47.5 Zathras 48.5
Canopus IV 50.4 Thurrock 50.5 Kanata 51.2 Eleusis 51.3
Ryerson 53.0 Bogrib 53.7 Xanthe III 55.1 Itica 55.9
Dansur 57.7 Hastur 58.5 Mattisskogen 58.6 Borgan's Rift 58.6
Katla 58.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Historical: Reunification War, p. 97, "Gouderak (June 2577)"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  12. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  14. Field Report 2765: Free Worlds League, p. 25, "Free Worlds League Militia Deployment Map 2765"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  24. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League Map - [3025]"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030]"
  27. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050]" Map
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052]" Map
  31. Objective Raids, p. 36, "Map of the Free Worlds League"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  36. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  38. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 61, "Free Worlds League Map"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  40. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  42. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  43. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  47. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  48. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  49. Historical: Reunification War, p. 148, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  50. Historical: Reunification War, p. 161, "Good Neighbours To The Magistracy"
  51. Historical: Reunification War, p. 150, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  52. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 127, "168th Mechanized Infantry Division"

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