Halstead Station

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Halstead Station
Halstead Station neighbouring systems
Halstead Station neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 78.05 : 43.44[e]
Spectral class M4II[1]
Planets 8[1]

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

Halstead Station
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 3[1]
Jump point
3 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.62[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Toxic)[1]
Equatorial temperature 17°C[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Trevor Stewart-Green (Governor)[1]
Charles Imurra (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Sapporo[1]
Population 756,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Information[edit]

Halstead Station is a world settled exclusively for its vast mineral resources. Unfortunately the planet's surface is completely unsuited to human life, featuring an atmosphere filled with argon and toxic cyanide. To overcome this the Ozawa Mercantile Association established a vast series of underground cities, factories, and domed cities that covered approximately 3% of the planet's surface.[1] After the world joined with the Draconis Combine, it found new use as a military staging area, military prison, and punishment duty station.[1]

During the Star League era, Halstead Station served as the homeport for the 4th Fleet (SLDF) of the Star League Navy. To prevent friction with the local population, the naval component keeps a low profile on world.[41]

Though these features made Halstead Station interesting it is best known for the raid First Prince Hanse Davion executed on the world in 3014. Halstead Station first came to the attention of Prince Ian in 3012 when news of Coordinator Takashi's choice to build a supply depot was discovered. By building a supply depot so close to Davion lines, the DCMS would be able to deliver parts to their front line troops much more quickly. Prince Ian saw this as much of a threat as Coordinator Takashi saw it as a boon and quickly drew up plans to attack the planet. The death of Prince Ian caused the attack to be delayed, and Prince Hanse was advised to cancel the attack all together. He knew however that there was a recently discovered university from the Star League Era. This changed the object of this raid to obtain documents, books, and memory storage devices from a recently uncovered Star League university.[42]

On January 4th, 3014, Hanse Davion landed on the planet with three 'Mech regiments. Although House Kurita had reinforced the planet after discovering the university, it still was not enough to keep the Davion forces from reaching the university. The Davion mechs punched their way into a sealed vault, and were pleased to discover a treasure trove of ancient books. With their forces under fire, they could only loot the books quickly, scooping them up in their 'Mechs hands, and dumping them in large sacks, then burning everything they couldn't loot. These books were later used to form the core library for the New Avalon Institute of Science.[42][43]

Early in the War of 3039 Halstead Station was taken by the green 5th FedCom RCT supported by a unit of the Fighting Urukhai. After the Fifth took the world they began constructing elaborate bunker systems and ammunition dumps on the icy world.[44] In August 3039, the DCMS responded by sending the 1st Sword of Light and 7th Sword of Light regiments to the system. There the First pinned the Fifth in place, while the Seventh landed behind them. The experienced Kuritan forces began to grind the green Fifth FedCom between them. A battalion of MechWarrior under the command of Major Donald Trent chose to mutiny, seized four Union-class DropShips and an Invader-class JumpShip, and subsequently established themselves as a mercenary unit named the Outlaws in service to the Free Rasalhague Republic.[45] The remainder of the Fifth was able to break contact with the elite Sword of Light regiments when the Urukhai regiment slammed into the Sword's flank.[46]

Military Deployment[edit]


3055 to 3062 to 3067[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
Ancha 8.25 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sadachbia 8.40 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Biham 9.62 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shinonoi 10.33 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Yance I 11.43 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Al Na'ir 22.07 1 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Skat 23.10 1 DC DC DC FC FC FC FC
Ashio 24.19 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Murchison 24.50 1 TH DC DC FC FC FC FC
Markab 28.78 1 DC DC DC FC FC FC FC
Kurhah 29.39 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nashira 31.13 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Galatia III 32.12 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Chichibu 33.70 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cylene 34.00 2 FS DC DC FC FC FC FC
Piedmont 34.16 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Helen 34.57 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Telos IV 34.61 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Albalii 35.64 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lapida II 35.96 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Towne 37.33 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Algedi 41.41 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shimonita 41.99 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ozawa 42.02 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Dabih 44.35 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kervil 44.38 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Addicks 44.56 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Quentin 45.37 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Tannil 46.37 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Errai 47.68 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Waddesdon 49.74 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ronel 50.19 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Nirasaki 50.56 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mallory's World 51.01 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Algedi 53.27 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ankaa 53.84 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fellanin II 55.65 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Styx 55.84 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mara 56.58 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Shitara 57.40 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Small World 57.86 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Pike IV 58.61 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Deneb Kaitos 58.96 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hean 59.04 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC


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