Graham IV

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Graham IV
Graham IV neighbouring systems
Graham IV neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -23.52 : -10.38[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Planets 9[1]

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

Graham IV
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
9 days[1]
Moons 1 (Krakatau)[1]
Surface gravity 0.83[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 33°C[1]
Surface water 61%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Davide Kowlin (Governor)[1]
Edwin Ilner (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital New Dekirk City[1]
Population 1,060,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Graham IV was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[2] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[8]

Graham IV was initially settled by several Terran manufacturers because it possessed a great deal of raw materials useful in construction. Mitchell Vehicles and Dekirk Aerospace both established factories on the world to take advantage of these materials. Although the SLDF greatly benefited from Mitchell and Dekirk's presence on the world, Graham IV had at least six major corporations and countless smaller ones. Unfortunately this meant that Graham IV received a lot of attention from Stefan Amaris' troops during the Amaris Civil War.[1][25]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

Amaris was planning on using the significant manufacturing capabilities of Graham IV to replace the losses he knew his forces were likely to take during his coup. Graham IV was both a world that had historically been on the border between states, and this, combined with the importance of Graham IV's industrial base had resulted in the SLDF placing a Space Defense System in the Graham system and building five Castles Brian on the planet. The Rim Worlds Republic forces managed to secure three of the five Castles without firing a shot when the coup began on the 27th of December 2766. The other two Castles would pose a significantly greater challenge.[11]

The two remaining Castles Brian were Fort Baldwin, located near the planetary capital, DeKirk City, and Fort Ball. Each would take the better part of eight weeks to subdue; the Republican forces attempted to crack each with repeated nuclear strikes, although for the first four weeks the SLDF defenders managed to offer much more resistance in the air than the Republicans had anticipated, slowing the Republican campaign significantly. After eight weeks, the surviving SLDF troops in Fort Ball surrendered, only to be summarily executed by their Rim Worlds attackers. This prompted the surviving forces within Fort Baldwin to retreat into DeKirk City in an effort to continue the fight after the Fort Baldwin defenses were breached. The Republicans responded by giving DeKirk City one day to hand over the survivors, and when the population refused to comply, the Republicans levelled DeKirk City with a powerful nuclear weapon.[11]

The widespread nuclear bombardment had leveled most of the planet's surface and destroyed the manufacturing complexes.[26] The destruction of DeKirk City also revealed a secret Hegemony aerospace R&D facility built beneath the planet's capital, the Icarus Research Center, which was where most of the SLDF personnel had taken shelter; however, the nuclear strike had also caused the facility to collapse, not only destroying DeKirk City but turning the entire area into one large radioactive sinkhole. The radioactivity of the bombs used would prevent the search for lostech in its ruins for some time.[11][27]

The Succession Wars[edit]

During the Succession Wars and later eras, Graham IV still had a small mining presence on the world that focused on the few resources and ores that could be safely removed. A few cities remained after the Amaris troops left, being deemed too small to warrant a nuclear strike. Unfortunately most of the planet is radioactive even today, and most of the population lives in two massive space habitats that orbit Graham IV.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Graham IV was occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad, and on the 23rd of September 3075 Graham IV was one of three worlds in the Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiders damaged the defending Protectorate and Militia forces, and were rumoured to actually be drawn from the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[28][29] Allied coalition forces fighting on the Free Worlds League front of Operation SCOUR liberated Graham IV in March 3078,[23] although the campaign saw the Clan Nova Cat forces operating as a part of the Free Worlds League front forces on Graham suffer crippling damage to one of their vital supply ships when it was hit by an aircraft packed with conventional fuel-air explosives.[30]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3038[edit]

Industrial Centers[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
Alula Australis 5.79 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Oliver 9.01 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 9.63 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zavijava 13.56 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Devil's Rock 13.71 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 13.72 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
New Earth 17.59 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 17.90 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 18.51 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Procyon 18.77 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Castor 19.09 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Lipton 19.90 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carver V 21.02 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Sirius 21.57 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Rigil Kentarus 24.60 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra 25.92 1 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Muphrid 26.11 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Talitha 26.75 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Keid 26.86 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Zosma 26.87 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zollikofen 30.49 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Home 31.12 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Outreach 32.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Van Diemen IV 32.93 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Menkent 34.76 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yorii 35.46 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Hall 35.51 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Marcus 36.11 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Bryant 37.14 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Caph 38.37 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Callison 39.66 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Altair 41.20 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Wyatt 41.74 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Summer 42.41 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Milton 43.30 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alioth 43.33 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Connaught 43.34 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Epsilon Eridani 43.65 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Mizar 44.26 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Capolla 44.63 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Wasat 44.75 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Dieron 44.93 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Asta 45.74 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Bordon 46.17 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alchiba 46.25 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 47.02 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Fomalhaut 47.59 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Dubhe 47.82 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Elgin 48.13 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Lyons 49.55 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Imbros III 49.81 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Acubens 49.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Phecda 51.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Irian 51.90 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Terra Firma 52.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Wing 52.16 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hsien 53.24 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Epsilon Indi 53.46 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Galatea 54.26 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Saffel 54.39 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Dieudonne 54.46 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ko 55.04 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Nusakan 56.62 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alkalurops 57.45 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Chertan 57.85 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Remulac 57.98 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Northwind 58.65 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Athenry 58.82 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nathan 58.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dyev 59.46 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Alphard 59.57 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 59.62 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 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 238, "Graham IV World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [[2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 84-85, "Atrocities And Excesses"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 169, "Free Worlds League - Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  24. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  25. The Star League, p. 172
  26. The Star League, p. 172
  27. The Star League, p. 172
  28. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  30. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 80, "Terra's Doorstep"
  31. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  32. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"

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