Herotitus

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Herotitus[edit]

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

Herotitus
Herotitus nearest neighbours
Herotitus nearest neighbours
System information
X:Y Coordinates 58.73 : -430.11[e]
Spectral class G3IV[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Herotitus system is home to at least one habitable planet, Herotitus II, and as of 3145 is located in the Fronc Reaches.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Herotitus system is located near the Lyreton and Mandalas systems[4][5] and consists of a class G3IV primary orbited by at least two planets. During the thirty-first century, a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Herotitus system was either settled during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War,[6][4][5] of was an already-inhabited system that became significant enough during this era that Inner Sphere nations began recording its location on maps.

Herotitus II[edit]

Herotitus
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
8.52 Days[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3025
Infrastructure
Ruler Gabriel Fur' Seng-Gang, President of the Council of Herotitus Libertines[1]
Capital New Hedron (3090)[7].
Population 240,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1] (ComStar Representative: Precentor Mawxell Klanis)[1]

Herotitus II - more commonly known simply as Herotitus - is the second planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Settled jointly by the Taurians and Canopians in the late twenty-sixth century just prior to the Reunification War, Herotitus was an agrarian world that prospered due of its proximity to Periphery trade routes, and escaped being engulfed in a full-scale war during the Succession Wars.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

In 2997, a hedonistic group from the Taurian Concordat, the New Hedons, arrived on planet and overthrew the government. Without touching the agrarian settlements, the Hedons established a large "pleasure industry", providing customers with physical and/or spiritual indulgence, to the point of excess. Taxation from the pleasure industry was reinvested to allow Herotitus to support increased traffic and demand. Concurrently, profits from export of foodstuffs also remained lucrative. The planet maintained these two distinct industries in strict isolation, and achieved economic success as a result.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The 3060s saw a decline in prosperity on Herotitus, due to nascent hostilities between puritanical groups within the agrarian culture of Herotitus and the New Hedons. Though not wide-spread or intense, these hostilities had started to hurt the economies of both the pleasure industry and agricultural trade.[8]

The 3060s were also marked by a new wave of morality that grew on Herotitus as a result of the work perfomed by Dr Meschach Bronson, a former priest of the New Avalon Catholic Church. Bronson had left the NACC in the 3030s due to a doctrinal dispute arising during the Argyle Diet; on Herotitus, he led the Church of the Living Christ, a movement that made considerable headway in taming the excesses of the population and with them the planet's reputation. In 3067 the Church of the Living Christ was responsible for "taking back" three major cities on the world, successfully having laws passed that banned a number of the more seedier activities that had been permissable in the past.[9]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 9th of December 3070 the President of Herotitus, Allison Carver, was assassinated by an unknown party. No group ever claimed responsibility for the assassination.[10]

In the wake of the Jihad a number of large and small Periphery nations established hiring halls on Herotitus, including the Magistracy of Canopus, Marian Hegemony, Calderon Protectorate, Filtvelt Coalition and Fronc Reaches. The Fronc Reaches went so far as to guard their hiring hall with a permanent detachment from the Colonial Marshals, something that had a noticeable effect on the local black market. The Taurian Concordat was also going to some lengths to snatch up reliable mercenaries from Herotitus due to the poor standard of those looking for work in the Concordat itself, a legacy of the governing military junta's poor treatment of mercenaries during the Concordat's war with the Federated Suns.[11]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Gabriel Fur' Seng-Gang, President of the Council of Herotitus Libertines[1]

3070[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

  • Second Fronc Air Wing
  • Second Fronc Armor

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • New Hedron: the planetary capital city during the Dark Age.[7]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Lyreton 9.49 Mandalas 15.89 Huanghuadian 16.45 Untran 17.42
Ward 25.79 Sunnywood 29.66 Payia 33.45 Ryans Fate 34.23
Itrom 35.97 Renown 36.68 Thamel 37.42 Hurik 38.99
Fjaldr 39.17 Appian 39.61 Cavalor 42.69 Linhauiguan 43.19
Detroit 45.56 Bringdam 47.59 Coromodir 49.55 Gunthar 51.15
Kalindam 51.56 Repulse 53.89 Ghorepani 54.14 Rockwellawan 54.25
Zhaomaon 57.33 Tyrlon 59.27 Pojos 59.43

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 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 132, "Herotitus"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "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 4.3 4.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Marshal Way - Part 2, p. 6
  8. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 11
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 198, "Lesser Periphery States"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  11. Field Manual: 3085, p. 156, "State Halls"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation - [2366] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  16. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation After First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 157, "Map of the Periphery"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  29. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  34. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 66, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 161, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. 203, "Fronc Reaches"

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