Kaifeng

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Kaifeng
System information
X:Y Coordinates 71.85:-152.29[e]
Planets within 2 jumps
Kaifeng
Planetary System Info
Star Type Unknown
Position in System Unknown
Time to Jump Point 10 days
Recharging Station Zenith
HPG Facility Class B
Percent, Level of Native Life Jungle world
Planetary Capital Mahabodhi


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

X: 71.8 Y: -153.37 [e]


Owner History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Kaifeng is an agricultural world that exports its food surplus to feed a number nearby worlds, especially Sarna and Sakhalin. The system features an Olympus-class recharging station, Jodo Shinsa, at the Zenith Jump Point. The planet of Kaifeng has one moon, Nochen, which is described as very small (likened to an asteroid) and produces only the smallest lunar tides. The world has a gravity of 1.1g and a breathable atmosphere. Sixty percent of the land mass is covered with dense, heavy jungle; the other forty percent is among the most productive agricultural land in the Inner Sphere.[21] The main export product is rice, which alone was reported to amount to four hundred million metric tons in 3058.[22]

There are three large colonized and cultivated districts, each administered by a single large city: Franklin in the southern hemisphere, Beijing and Tarrahouse in the northern. Tarrahouse sits next to the large Lake Ch'u Yuan (which is described as an inverted "L") and the large Jinxiang river. The latter cuts through the Shé Shan Hills in a fairly straight east-westerly line three kilometers upriver from Tarrahouse. A road runs alongside the river, but the bulk transport is by river barges. The planet's capital (and largest city), Mahabodhi, is situated outside the Beijing district and has the only operable full-service spaceport on the planet. It is also the primary garrison center. Food from all districts is brought to the respective administrative centers and shipped to Mahabodhi from there to be moved off-world.[22]

Kaifeng culture has strong Chinese roots, having been held by the Capellan Confederation from the mid-24th century to the Fourth Succession War that ended in 3030.[22]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Despite ComStar placing the Federated Suns under a communications interdiction after the invasion of Sarna in mid-3029, the Capellan Operations Command of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns received enough positive reports from the fifth wave of Operation RAT to launch the sixth wave in the second week of August 3029. The decision to launch wave six was in part driven by contact from planetary governments in the unconquered region of the Sarna Commonality, indicating that the perceived threat of being annexed by the Free Worlds League was prompting a groundswell of opinion among those governments that being absorbed by the Federated Suns was a preferable alternative to being conquered by House Marik. The countless raids and invasions by the Free Worlds League Military over the centuries had embedded an intense hatred of House Marik among the planetary populations within the region, and confidence in the Capellan Confederation's ability to defend them was falling.[10]

Kaifeng was one of the targets of the sixth wave of attacks, and was defended by just the planetary militia. The COC assigned the invasion of Truth to the elite Davion Light Guards Regimental Combat Team, and the militia initially fought well against the invaders. Unfortunately for the defenders, a lack of supplies eroded the militia's ability to keep fighting; whereas the militia on other worlds chose to surrender when faced with the reality that continued resistance was impossible, the leader of the militia on Kaifeng was a fanatic and the militia resorted to suicide tactics.[10]

Recapture[edit]

Operation GUERRERO caused a massive shakeup in the Sarna March and the formerly Capellan territories that the Federated Suns had captured in the Fourth Succession War. With interstellar government power failing, the area became known as the Chaos March. The world of Sarna had repulsed an invasion attempt and subsequently reconstituted the ancient Sarna Supremacy. The little realm only encompassed three worlds including Kaifeng, which was the "breadbasket" world upon which the others relied for food imports.

In 3058 Kaifeng was invaded by Warrior House Hiritsu, a key part in the Confederation's efforts to bring the resurgent Sarna Supremacy to its knees. Defending Kaifeng was the bulk of the former Kaifeng Sarna March Militia under the command of Leftenant General Cynthia Fallon, along with some mercenary commands. (Kaifeng had been one of three administrative commands within the Palos Operational Area of the Sarna March prior to the formation of the Chaos March, and following the collapse of the Sarna March the Kaifeng Sarna March Militia had become a part of the military of the Sarna Supremacy without changing its name or commanding officer.)[22][23]

Planetary Garrison[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3058[edit]

3063[edit]

3067[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 3067
Truth 9.60 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Sakhalin 14.75 1 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS SS
Heligoland 16.10 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Sarna 17.15 1 TH CC FS FC FC SS SS SS
Matsu 17.43 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Minnacora 19.31 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Tsingtao 21.84 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Sarmaxa 21.88 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Menkib 23.75 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Randar 25.82 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Palos 25.82 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
New Sagan 26.81 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Quemoy 27.65 1 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Remshield 28.70 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Zaurak 29.21 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
No Return 29.75 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
New Macao 30.79 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Mandate 31.18 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Ares 32.31 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Bora 33.83 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Wei 34.34 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Relevow 36.28 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Capricorn III 37.93 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Ulan Bator 38.52 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Capella 40.00 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Nashuar 40.91 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Cammal 41.90 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Moravian 42.59 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Shipka 42.81 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Highspire 44.02 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Yunnah 44.86 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Lee 45.57 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Aldertaine 47.75 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Necromo 48.09 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Tsitsang 48.43 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Foot Fall 48.54 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Geifer 48.87 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Brighton 49.06 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC CC
Gei-Fu 49.34 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Raballa 50.89 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
St. Andre 52.53 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Second Try 52.74 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Corey 53.36 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC
Bell 53.78 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Monhegan 54.94 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC FS
Foochow 57.91 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC CC
Taga 58.16 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC CC
Elnath 59.38 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC CC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 51, "Sixth Wave"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  12. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  13. 13.0 13.1 20 Year Update, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  18. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  21. Chaos March, p. 13, "Alliances"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Binding Force
  23. 23.0 23.1 Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 12, "Unit Note"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 17, "Deployment Table - 3054"

Bibliography[edit]