Hoff

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Hoff[edit]

Hoff
Hoff neighboring systems
Hoff neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 264.176 : 36.654[e]
Spectral class G4III[1][2]
Recharge time 185 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

The Hoff system was the location of at least one habitable world, Hoff IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Barlow's End Prefecture of the New Samarkand Military District within the Draconis Combine.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Hoff system is located near the Bettendorf and Sakhara V systems[5] and consists of at least four planets orbiting a class G64III primary. During the Thirty-first Century a recharge station was in place at the system zenith jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Hoff system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra[6] and had joined or been annexed by the Federated Suns by the end of the Age of War.[7][8]

Hoff IV[edit]

Hoff
Orbital View
Orbital View
Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
7.96 days[1]
Moons (1, Spad)[1]
Surface gravity 0.95[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 25°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 73%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2]
Reference Year 3050[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Bradley Cheel, Duke of Hoff (3025)[2]
Population 117,438,201 (3021)[1]
1,263,000,000 (3025, apocryphal)[9]
Socio-Industrial Levels F-B-B-C-E[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Lothec Live) (3025)[2]

Hoff IV - more commonly known simply as Hoff - is the fourth planet in the system and has a single moon named Spad.[1][2] Hoff IV was also home to at least one notable manufacturing complex.[10]

Planetary History[edit]

Hoff was an agricultural planet until it developed advanced industry prior to the Succession Wars. When the wars came the planetary industry was crippled, leaving it on a level equal to nineteenth century Terra.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Hoff was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[11] Hoff was liberated by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 2817, as part of the third and final major AFFS counter-offensive of the First Succession War against the Draconis Combine.[12]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3019 the New Avalon Institute of Science decided to place several research facilities on Hoff, particularly the Friden Aerospace Park that played a crucial role in the (re-)discovery of several technologies including Double Heat Sinks and the development of the Super Wasp and Super Griffin BattleMechs into prototype stage. The facility was sacked by the Black Widow Company[1] in 3022,[2] during the period in which Wolf's Dragoons were in the employ of the Draconis Combine.[1] The Friden Aerospace Park, a small spaceport on Hoff's northern continent, had been abandoned for a long time prior to the NAIS restoring and refurbishing the facility. After the Dragoons' raid, Hoff was heavily reinforced by the AFFS, and the Park was reopened again; ComStar believed that Team Banzai were testing a variant of the Hatchetman BattleMech at the facility in 3025.[2]

During the NAIS' introduction to Hoff the planet was ruled by Duke Bradley Cheel.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3085[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Bettendorf 10.9 Sakhara V 12.7 Tallmadge 13.0 Crossing 15.2
Benet III 21.5 Dahar IV 22.5 Fairfield 26.4 Glenmora 26.7
Franklin 29.1 Allerton 29.5 Nouveau Toulouse 31.4 Ballentine 31.5
Lima 33.3 Harrow's Sun 34.5 New Ivaarsen 37.3 Courtney 37.3
Swales 38.2 Bergman's Planet 38.3 Lucerne 40.4 Turkalia 41.3
Wapakoneta 41.6 Sauk City 41.7 New Aberdeen 42.2 Royal 42.3
Elidere IV 42.3 Emporia 43.8 McComb 46.8 Barlow's End 48.2
Misery 49.4 Rochester 50.1 Thestria 50.8 Tishomingo 52.3
Maynard 53.0 Robinson 53.4 Waunakee 57.5 Gandy's Luck 58.1
DeWitt 58.8 Marlowe's Rift 59.1 Charleywood 59.5

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 1.20 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 87, "Hoff Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 202, "Hoff"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding [2317] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. MechWarrior (1989 Video Game) (apocryphal)
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  12. 12.0 12.1 First Succession War, p. 98, "The Davion Counter-Offensives"
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  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
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  18. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
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  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  24. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  26. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  37. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  39. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  42. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  43. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  44. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  47. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  48. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  49. Field Manual: 3085, p. 160, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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