Gram

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

Gram
Gram neighbouring systems
Gram neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 54.28 : 144.45[e]

The Gram system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Buckminster Prefecture within the Benjamin Military District of the Draconis Combine.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Gram system is located near the Chimpaw and Shimosuwa systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Gram system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Lyran Commonwealth by the end of the Age of War.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

In 2784 the Lyran Commonwealth reclaimed the military outposts and administrative centers on Gram that had been operated by the Star League. Gram wasn't the only world where this happened; using a similar process on all three worlds, the Lyrans also reclaimed similar facilities on both Lovinac and Stanzach. In all three cases the non-Lyran personnel working within these facilities were offered jobs within the local government bureaucracy, a reflection of Archon Jennifer Steiner actively attempting to retaining the expertise possessed by those personnel left within the dwindling, isolated Terran Hegemony agencies that still existed through treating them with respect.[42]

Succession wars[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Gram was successfully conquered by the Draconis Combine in November of 2785 following a diversionary raid on the planet of Bone-Norman[10] and similar raids on Barcelona and Somerset; the raids had persuaded the General of the Armies, Paul Steiner, to redeploy more Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces units to the Periphery border in case the raids were indications of either resurgent Rim Worlds Republic forces or a potential invasion from the Combine. As a result, the Sixth Donegal Guards had been redeployed away from Gram, shortly ahead of the arrival of the Seventh Proserpina Hussars and the Twelfth Benjamin Regulars. The planetary militia's infantry and armor were swiftly decimated by the lighter elements of the DCMS forces.[43]

Dark Age[edit]

The gojo berries harvested on Gram earned a degree of fame and were noted not just for their sweetness but also for the potent alcoholic spirit that could be produced from the berries. The gojo harvest attracted traders each year, and in 3136 the harvest saw a Circle of Equals fought between Warrior-Merchant Najeh Hammond, a Clan Sea Fox ristar and Tiburon pilot, and a renegade Clan Jade Falcon MechWarrior employed by a pair of Draconis Combine with a ruthless reputation named the Yung Brothers. Hammond won, despite his Tiburon being heavily outweighed by his opponent's Ryoken II.[44]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2785[edit]

  • Sixth Donegal Guards (until August)[43]

2786[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 5th Ghost operating at 55% of full strength, with 65% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Shimosuwa 12.3 Chimpaw 13.5 Osumi 20.6 Kingtribel 21.8
Sendai 23.3 Aix-la-Chapelle 28.8 Talisker 29.0 Minakuchi 29.5
Trolloc Prime 33.7 Kajikazawa 34.2 Rukbat 37.7 Buckminster 38.1
Altais 38.6 Dove 39.8 Otho 40.0 Sulafat 40.2
Sutama 41.9 Tsukude 42.4 Awano 44.8 Glenlivet 49.9
Aubisson 49.9 Baldur 50.6 Algedi 50.9 Caldrea 53.0
Tok Do 53.3 Port Moseby 53.3 Alya 55.4 Numki 56.8
Fukuroi 57.3 Camlann 57.8 Shirotori 57.9 Grootfontein 58.4
Shitara 58.7 Alnasi 58.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - 2319
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - 2571"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 53, "Bujitsu"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - 2822"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - 2864"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  18. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - 3025"
  20. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), Lyran Commonwealt Map [3025]
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - 3030"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - 3040"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - 3052"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - 3067"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map [October 3067]"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  36. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
  37. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. First Succession War, p. 29, "Lyran Commonwealth Gains"
  43. 43.0 43.1 First Succession War, p. 21, "The Commonwealth Incursions"
  44. Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 30, "Tiburon"
  45. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  46. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  47. Field Report: DCMS, p. 15, "Ghost Regiments Profile"

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