Gouderak

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

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

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Gouderak is a world with at least two major continents; the capital of Gouderak, Gouda Prime, is located on the continent of Ayles, while the continent of Halton is home to Gouderak's major industries. Ayles is noted as having a very arid, oppressively hot climate.[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

Within a week, the SLDF 55th Brigade were on the surface of Gouderak securing objectives under the command of General Camilla Sjölander. The 55th secured both the industrial complexes on Halton and the planetary capital after the single company from the 1st 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.[7]

Despite the potential water problems, numerous units were stationed on or moved through Gouderak in 2277 in addition to the 55th Brigade. At one time or another, present on Gouderak were the SLDF 61st Royal Brigade, a part of the 21st Royal Division; the 5th Marik Militia and the 2nd Oriente Hussars.[48]

The Magistracy of Canopus had 13 worlds annexed by the Free Worlds League, either during the Reunification War[8] or by Star League decree in 2602,[49] and Gouderak was one of these worlds.

Military Deployment[edit]

2577[edit]

2764[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
Umka 14.70 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Piriapolis 18.61 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Watermael 18.85 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Butzfleth 21.24 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Vakarel 24.95 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Aspropirgos 26.19 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Villanueva 30.13 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ingonish 30.86 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Granera 30.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Fagerholm 36.18 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Meadowvale 37.59 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Scheuerheck 40.91 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Fanardir 44.24 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Leyda 46.82 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cap Rouge 47.95 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
El Giza 50.48 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Canopus IV 50.87 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Thurrock 50.89 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kanata 51.61 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Eleusis 51.68 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ryerson 53.44 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Xanthe III 55.64 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Borgan's Rift 58.94 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC

References[edit]

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  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Historical: Reunification War, p. 97, "Gouderak (June 2577)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
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  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
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  29. Objective Raids, p. 36, "Map of the Free Worlds League"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
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  39. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  40. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
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  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  44. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
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  47. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  48. Historical: Reunification War, p. 148, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  49. Historical: Reunification War, p. 161, "Good Neighbours To The Magistracy"
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  51. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 123, "245th BattleMech Division"

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