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Kaus Borealis

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Kaus Borealis
Kaus Borealis neighbouring systems
Kaus Borealis neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 11.37 : 96.37[e]
Spectral class K1IV[1][2]
Recharge time 192 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]
Planets 10[2]

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

Kaus Borealis
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1][2]
Jump point
distance
5.18 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Bluefish)[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.87[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 55°C (Desert)[1][2]
Surface water 71%[1][2]
Highest native life Mammals[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3130[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Kari DerRaff (Governor)[2]
Austin Siles (Planetary Legate)[2]
Mark Thompson, Planetary Chairman (3067)[1]
Capital Iamda[2]
Population 35,370 (3067)[1]
430,000 (3130)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels F-F-F-D-F[1]
HPG (Representative) None[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

When it was originally settled, Kaus Borealis was a paradise of green plants, fresh water, and beautiful seasons. In the past 300 years, however, a series of volcanic eruptions and other geological events have spewed massive amounts of ash, methane, and sulfur into the atmosphere, tainting it. Residents now need to have respirators to walk around outside, and acid rain is a common occurrence. More and more volcanos broke through the planet's surface, pumping more hostile compounds into the air and further destroying the ecosphere. At this time nearly 10% of the surface is covered by an active lava flow.[2]

Today, scientists believe that Kaus Borealis has only a few centuries left before it completely loses the ability to support humans. They also theorize that the continents will settle into a new pattern eventually and humans may be able to recolonize the planet after that occurs. In the meantime, many inhabitants are looking to relocate to new planets, leaving the many geologists and their scientific expeditions to their studies.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Jihad[edit]

Kaus Borealis was occupied by the Word of Blake during the Jihad; in late August 3075[38][39] Alpha and Omega Galaxies[48][49] of Clan Ghost Bear arrived and launched a campaign to liberate the planet, ignoring all hails from Draconis Combine forces. In mid September the allied coalition leader Devlin Stone travelled to Kaus Borealis with a small diplomatic party to meet with Clan Ghost Bear and attempt to enlist their support for the coalition. On the 21st of September, the Ghost Bears agreed to assist the coalition, and soon launched another wave of attacks against nearby worlds occupied by the Blakists.[38][39] The Ghost Bear forces attacking Kaus Borealis were supported by WarShips, including the Leviathan-class battleship CGB Leviathan, but after a Blakist ambush in the nearby Ascella system cost the Ghost Bears almost a full Cluster of troops the CGB Leviathan was redeployed to Ascella to hunt down the remaining Blakist Pocket WarShips and aerospace fighters.[50]

The struggle to control Kaus Borealis evidently continued for some time, as scouts from the allied coalition raided Kaus Borealis (along with a number of other worlds) on the 25th of March 3076.[51][52]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

Gallery[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
Eltanin 13.73 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Australis 14.25 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alya 15.12 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Media 16.83 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Vega 18.53 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alnasi 21.61 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ascella 24.18 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tsukude 24.84 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kessel 28.00 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Altais 29.39 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
New Wessex 29.53 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cebalrai 30.53 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shitara 31.77 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Konstance 31.82 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kuzuu 32.20 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Moore 33.10 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Rukbat 33.46 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alrakis 34.78 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lambrecht 39.18 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Shionoha 42.03 2 DC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Dromini VI 44.66 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Baxter 46.07 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Komephoros 46.12 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Sabik 46.47 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Kimball II 47.59 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
La Blon 49.60 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phalan 49.66 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dabih 50.60 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Aubisson 51.08 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Marfik 52.45 2 DC DC LC FC FC LA LA
Shimosuwa 52.65 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Atria 52.92 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Accrington 53.60 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Algedi 55.29 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kervil 55.80 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Corridan IV 55.88 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dyev 56.36 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Minakuchi 56.71 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nusakan 56.91 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ryde 57.24 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Pike IV 58.32 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Buckminster 59.27 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Eaglesham 59.38 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skondia 59.96 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC

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 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 96, "Kaus Borealis"
  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 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 12, "Kaus Borealis World Profile"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - 2319
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding (2341)"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - 2571"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - 2822"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - 2864"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  18. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 68, "Hanging On"
  19. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine - Map"
  20. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - 3025"
  22. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), Lyran Commonwealt Map [3025]
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - 3030"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - 3040"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  31. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - 3052"
  32. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  35. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - 3067"
  36. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  40. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  41. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
  42. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  44. Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 9
  45. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  46. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  48. Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Alpha Galaxy"
  49. Field Report: Clans, p. 9, "Omega Galaxy"
  50. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 47, "Cebalrai Free, But At What Cost?"
  51. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  52. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 55, "The Jihad In Review"
  53. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"

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