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Hall

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Hall
Hall neighbouring systems
Hall neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -13.96 : -44.25[e]
Spectral class K1V[1]
Recharge time 192 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Hall
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
5.18 days[1]
Moons 1 (Luanda)[1]
Surface gravity 1.06[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3073[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Franco Reynolds (3077)[2]
Population 2,365,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Hall is an arid world divided into two continents - Urra on north and Wass on south with the capital city. The surface of planet is known to be one of the most spectacular - with various strange rock formations including rock walls over two hundred meters long and 5 meters wide and of various heights.[1]

The planet itself was located deeply within Terran Hegemony and was secure until the Amaris Civil War began and the later Succession Wars. The planet changed ownership several times, being a member of the Tikonov Free Republic during the 4th Succession War and eventually becoming part of the Federated Commonwealth. Sarna March helped rebuild the planet's industry, but when it collapsed the Chaos March took control over the planet.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

The Capellan Confederation seized Hall during the First Succession War; in late 2787 Captain-General Kenyon Marik launched an invasion of the Confederation, intent on capturing a corridor of worlds leading to Sarna. Having quickly seized Corey and Wazan, the Free Worlds League faced a two-year struggle to hold both worlds as the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces attempted to get reinforcements to both worlds. Chancellor Barbara Liao ordered an attack on New Delos, a major Free Worlds League Military staging ground, which disrupted supply lines, communications and repair facilities and killed twenty thousand civilians. In retaliation - and in an attempt to disrupt the flow of reinforcements to Corey and Wazan - Kenyon Marik ordered attacks on a number of Capellan worlds including Hall that saw the planets firebombed, with the attacks continuing until the Capellans were forced on the defensive following a failed attack on Calloway VI in 2789.[12]

The Jihad[edit]

Hall joined the Free Worlds League on the 10th of October 3067 despite efforts from the Allied Mercenary Command to persuade the government otherwise; the decision to join the League was suspected to be a result of machinations by the Word of Blake,[16] and Hall would soon find itself a member of the Word of Blake Protectorate during the opening stages of the Jihad.

It was on Hall on the 3rd of April 3073 that the mercenary unit the Martian Cuirassiers were destroyed by their own employers, the Word of Blake, as a result of a contract dispute. The unusually harsh response to the contract dispute was performed by the 52nd Shadow Division.[18][19]

On the 20th of November 3077 Hall was attacked by Coalition forces led by Stone's Lament and Stone's Stalwart. Unlike most of the worlds of the Word of Blake Protectorate, the governor installed by the Word of Blake simply surrendered the world to the Coalition troops and meekly accepted arrest. The defending Protectorate Militia forces also surrendered to the Coalition troops. The surrender was negotiated by Private Bethany Barratt; who under her own initiative contacted the Blakist governor and found him willing to discuss a cease fire. After years trapped within the Chaos March the people of Hall were war-weary, and by negotiating a peace Barratt and the governor arranged a surrender and disarmament that would avoid the bloodshed that would have otherwise occured as a result of a full military invasion. The campaign for Hall wasn't completely free of bloodshed - Precentor Hedwig Verona, the head of the Spiritual Enlightnment agency, was shot while attempting to evade capture and Precentor Andrew McFadden, commanding officer of the Hall Protectorate Militia, killed himself rather than be taken into captivity - but Barratt's initiative received praise from both Devlin Stone and General Belle Lee.[2][20]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Fourth Republican[24]

3055[edit]

3058[edit]

3062[edit]

3067[edit]

3067-3071[edit]

3073[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
Wasat 12.03 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Outreach 14.60 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Elgin 17.05 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Van Diemen IV 19.22 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Hsien 22.28 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Capolla 22.35 1 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Talitha 22.52 1 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Carver V 25.25 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Berenson 27.12 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tall Trees 27.12 1 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Menkalinan 30.10 2 TH CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Saiph 30.46 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Pollux 33.95 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Irian 35.07 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Procyon 35.37 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Graham IV 35.51 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
New Canton 36.62 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Devil's Rock 36.83 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Nanking 37.79 2 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Terra Firma 38.30 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
New Home 38.34 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Keid 38.49 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Castor 38.55 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Sirius 38.85 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Acubens 39.15 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zurich 39.34 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Epsilon Eridani 40.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Connaught 40.88 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alula Australis 41.25 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Bryant 41.59 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Oliver 41.65 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 42.78 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Hamilton (FWL) 43.34 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Aldebaran 44.09 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Augustine 44.49 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Terra 46.77 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
New Earth 47.76 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zavijava 48.34 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rigil Kentarus 48.52 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zion 49.19 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zosma 50.01 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Miaplacidus 50.67 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bordon 50.76 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bernardo 50.86 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Epsilon Indi 52.29 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alphard 52.49 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Caph 52.64 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Chara 53.39 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 53.56 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marcus 53.83 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Liao 53.89 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Nathan 53.96 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Acamar 54.28 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Lipton 54.92 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Genoa 55.70 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Callison 57.21 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Arboris 58.09 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Avellaneda 58.41 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Woodstock 59.17 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Sheratan 59.86 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Remulac 59.94 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 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 218, "Hall"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 54, "Hall Surrenders Without A Shot"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation After Age of War [2571]]"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 28-29, "The Collapse of Terra"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  15. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 11 & Blake Ascending, p. 171, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 44, "The Jihad In Review"
  17. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
  20. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  21. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  23. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  25. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Chaos March, p. 39
  27. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  28. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  29. Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 65, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  30. 30.0 30.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"

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