Helm

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Helm
Helm neighbouring systems
Helm neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -133.52:-58.61[e]
Spectral class K4IV[1]
Recharge time 195 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

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

Helm
Planetary flag
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Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
4.31 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.95[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Cold-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Landholder Halina Elin[1]
Population 22,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-D-C-D-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Garrison[edit]

2765[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

The capital city of the planet is Helmsdown. Other notable locations include the ruins of the former capital city of Freeport, which was an SLDF logistical depot, and the SLDF weapons depot that it eventually became. This weapons depot was combined with a Castle Brian complex under Nagayan Mountain.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

One of five worlds to be a part of the Stewart Confederation in 2271,[2] Helm was suffering alongside the other worlds following the withdrawal of Terran authority, and by 2288 the Stewart Confederation was barely able to organize itself to order basic replacement parts for factories. The rise to power of David Genovese in 2288 marked a significant improvement in productivity across the Confederation, with his five-year rule as dictator making the state work more efficiently.[27] Genovese was overthrown when forces from the Free Worlds League led by Juliano Marik invaded in 2293, following Genovese's rebuffing offers to join the League.[3] Helm and the other worlds of the Stewart Confederation were inducted into the League Parliament in 2295 when the Parliament declared the former Confederation to be a Province of the Free Worlds League.[28]

Succession Wars[edit]

At the dawn of the First Succession War, Minoru Kurita sent troops to raid Helm and commandeer the SLDF stockpile. Unable to find the materials left behind by the SLDF, Kurita flew into a rage and ordered his forces to punish the people of Helm. Nuclear weapons rained down on the world, killing over 80% of the population and leaving huge swathes of the planet radioactive deserts. A few AeroSpace Fighter bays located in some asteroids are the only remaining parts of the SLDF fleet base.[1]

The planet was best known for being site of the discovery of the Helm Memory Core in 3028. Helm was granted to the Gray Death Legion as their landhold. Rogue elements from the League and ComStar attempted to manipulate the mercenaries into destroying the Memory Core, but were unsuccessful.[1] The Helm Memory Core was taken to many universities across the Inner Sphere, triggering the technological renaissance of the mid-31st century.

Helm remains a largely agrarian world. Enough of the land has been decontaminated to grow food, and the events of 3028 returned the Yehudan Sea to its place on the surface. (The SLDF had locked the seawaters underground for some reason.)[1]

Manufacturing Center[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
Tania Australis 9.60 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Merak 14.93 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Stewart 15.89 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bedeque 21.35 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Danais 23.18 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bainsville 26.48 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tania Borealis 27.72 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Amity 28.04 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Adhafera 29.53 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gallatin 31.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gannett 32.17 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bondurant 32.23 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Hope 32.83 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Concord 33.18 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alkes 33.56 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Lancaster (FWL) 35.20 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rasalas 39.90 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Regulus 40.48 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Angell II 44.24 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ariel 44.48 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Autumn Wind 45.12 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kalidasa 45.29 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sheridan 45.66 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Uhuru 46.48 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rochelle 47.25 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Keystone 48.50 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Nestor 49.54 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
McAffe 49.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Washburn 50.86 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Solaris 52.90 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Savannah 55.75 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dickinson 56.55 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Marik 57.15 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Launam 57.28 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

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 Handbook: House Marik, p. 68 "Helm"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 11, "The Rule of 75"
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  12. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  14. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  15. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  18. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  19. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Deployment Map"
  20. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  21. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  22. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  23. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  24. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  25. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  26. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  27. Handbook: House Marik, p. 10, "A Fool And His Kingdom"
  28. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 59, "Parliamentary Membership"

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