Illium

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Illium
System information
X:Y Coordinates -207.38 : 439.23[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Illium was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic[1] and a personal holding of the Amaris family, famed for the ornate "topless towers" built in the capital city, Troy.[33] In 2575, one of the closing years of the Age of War, civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic, with the factions polarised around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[34] Befitting its status Illium was garrisoned by the Tartan Brigade, a contingent of troops originally of Free Worlds League origin but now household troops of the Amaris family. The Tartan Brigade and their commanding officer, Colonel Gordon,[33] remained loyal to Amaris throughout the civil war, and the Brigade spent the next decade in place on Illium.[35][36][37]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[38] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[39]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.[40]

General Nathan Isaacson of Battle Group Apollo assigned the Sixteenth Mechanized Infantry Division to the conquest of Illium in 2589.[41] The Sixteenth was one of three divisions that made up VI Corps and landed on Illium in March 2589, meeting immediate resistance from the Tartan Brigade. However, when faced with the prospect of bitter battles in the very streets of Troy itself, Gordon made the pragmatic decision to surrender his forces to the Sixteenth, rather than risk damaging the city; Gregory Amaris subsequently approved of the decision, personally decorating Gordon after the war.[33]

Succession Wars[edit]

Illium vanished from maps during the 1st Succession War.[4][11]

Military Deployment[edit]

2581-2589[edit]

2589[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  9. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Nao"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 136, "Illium to Barcelona (March 2589 - August 2591)"
  34. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130, "The Spark"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 128, "Reunification War: Rim Worlds Republic Front Deployments (2581)"
  36. 36.0 36.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 154, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (Jump-off - 2587)"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 155, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  38. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  40. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 153, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"

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