Hardcore

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Hardcore[edit]

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

Hardcore
Hardcore neighbouring systems
Hardcore neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -198.284 : -473.209[e]
Spectral class G3[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Hardcore system was home to at least one habitable world, Hardcore IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Hardcore system is located near the Harminous and Novo Tressida systems[4][5] and consists of a class G3 primary orbited by at least four planets. During the Thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system zenith jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Hardcore system was either colonized or absorbed by the Magistract of Canopus at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[4] During the Star League era Hardcore was a part of the Canopus District of the Magistracy.[6]

Hardcore IV[edit]

Hardcore
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
8.52[1]
Highest native life Avian[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Kyalla Centrella[1]
Population 54,500,000[1]
HPG (Representative) C (Precentor Therese Hinton)[1]

Hardcore IV - more commonly known simply as Hardcore - is the fourth planet in the system,[1] and during the Thirty-first[7] and Thirty-second centuries was home to a notable defense manufacturer.[8]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Hardcore was a member of the Magistracy of Canopus when a Star League Defense Force task force under the command of Captain-General Marion Marik was assigned to conquer the Magistracy in 2577. Hardcore was one of the last worlds within the Magistracy to be conquered by the SLDF in the closing stages of the war.[9]

Invaded in 2588, there were no major MAF units on Hardcore to contest the invading forces, and the SLDF landed the VII Corps' Fifty-sixth and Fifty-ninth Brigades and the 401st Independent Regiment to take possession of the world. Local forces put up a token resistance before surrendering.[9][10]

Succession Wars[edit]

By the Thirty-first century Hardcore was known throughout the Magistracy for being one of the most successful entertainment worlds. Targeting the upper crust of Magistracy and Inner Sphere society, the various entertainments available ranged from the tame (like ballet) to terrifying (including blood sports). Every spring, Hardcore hosted a series of BattleMech duels in the northern hemisphere. The citizens and visitors viewed these matches either on private monitors or on large public monitors. In 3025 Hardcore also began relying on the film industry to assist its economy.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3058[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Hardcore is a warm and temperate world.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Harminous 31.3 Novo Tressida 32.8 Kossandra's Memory 33.9 Wildwood 38.4
Trznadel Cluster 41.2 Crawford's Delight 47.4 Krimari 49.5 Herrmaz 50.8
Candiear 54.1 Nobel 56.4 Bye's Ship 56.5 Techne's Revenge 58.9

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 The Periphery, First Edition, p. 103, "Hardcore"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators, p. 12, "Produced Gray Death Scout variant"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 105, "Mopping Up (2584-2588)"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  12. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - 2765"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Second Succession War, p. 18-19, "Inner Sphere - 2830"
  20. Second Succession War, p. 78-79, "Inner Sphere - 2864"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 157, "Map of the Periphery"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Magistracy of Canopus"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  28. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  30. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  38. Periphery (2nd Edition), pa. 41, The Magistracy Armed Forces - Deployment as of 3058
  39. Field Manual: 3145, p. 200

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