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Kimball
Kimball II neighbouring systems
Kimball II neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -35.68 : 99.73[e]
Spectral class G1V[1]
Planets 7[1]
Kimball II
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
10[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.10[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 57°C[1]
Surface water 74%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Founding 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Ubanda Tomakali (Governor)[1]
Felix Endarr (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Lorenzopolis[1]
Population 2,510,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Kimball II is the more marginally-habitable world of the Kimball system. First settled by a colonists supported by a wealthy twenty-first century industrial magnate interested in the mineral resources available on the world and in it's asteroid belt, Kimball II offered an ecosystem with abundant free water and support for Terran crops. These advantages made it the primary colonization target, as the friendly atmosphere made colonization efforts both cheaper and more likely to succeed.[1]

Kimball II quickly developed into an industrial powerhouse, converting the ores and minerals from Kimball IV into parts for agricultural vehicles, IndustrialMechs, BattleMechs, and other combat vehicles. This trade and industrial capability quickly made the Kimball family an economic power in the region. This high profile led to the Kimball family allying with the Ignota family based on Thorin; this alliance would later give birth to Ceres Metals.[1]

Third Succession war[edit]

The prosperity of the system led to frequent clashes between the Lyran Commonwealth and Draconis Combine after the fall of the Star League.[1] One such clash in 2932 saw the 11th Lyran Guards involved in the bitter fighting for control of the world, which had already changed hands repeatedly between the Commonwealth and the Combine by this point. In one notable engagement during the 2932 conflict Hauptmann Lisa Morgan, a Wolverine pilot from the Eleventh Lyran Guards commanding a recon company, downed a much heavier BattleMaster 'Mech belonging to the Tenth Rasalhague Regulars during a hazardous night mission. A battalion of the Tenth Rasalhague Regulars had managed to ambush the Guards' recon forces and looked set to encircle the lighter Lyran forces in a tightening cordon, but when Morgan's crippled Wolverine killed the enemy pilot the sudden loss of the assault 'Mech threw the Regulars into disarray, allowing the Eleventh's recon elements to escape - taking the fallen BattleMaster as salvage. Hauptmann Morgan was later awarded the BattleMaster as a replacement for her Wolverine.[46]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Kimball II was one of the worlds invaded by the Lyran Commonwealth during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. Attacked by the Fourth Skye Rangers during the exploitation phase of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG[47] following the order by Archon Katrina Steiner on the 21st of October 3028 to launch a second wave of attacks,[20] Kimball II was one of two worlds to be attacked simultaneously by the Rangers. The Rangers' First and Third Battalions were still busily subduing Kimball II when the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery launched a wave of counter-attacks - counter-attacks that included dropping the Third Dieron Regulars on Kimball II. The Rangers' Second Battalion and Lightning Company were on Komephoros at the time, and were also hit by a counter-attack in the form of the Seventeenth Benjamin Regulars. The Rangers were still holding their own when a lull in Lyran offensive operations began in early 3029, but being caught divided had negative effects on both the Rangers' ability to operate effectively and their pride.[21]

The Third Dieron Regulars were still recovering from the loss of almost a battalion of troops and their commanding officer in a raid on Lyons when they dropped on Kimball II; the Rangers used the lull in major combat operations well, resting their troops and preparing new plans, and when the orders were issued to restart offensive operations in May 3029 the Rangers were ready, well-rested and well-prepared. Pushing against the Third Dieron Regulars, the Rangers were led on a chase around Kimball II until the Regulars were recalled by the DCMS in July, despite still having the edge on the Rangers in terms of numbers.[22]

The Dark Age[edit]

Eventually after the Combine drove Word of Blake forces off the world, it became part of the Republic of the Sphere, but not before the Lyran Commonwealth and Draconis Combine had one more fight over the system. The Republic granted the Combine Favored Nation Trading Partner status to the output of Kimball II, and the Lyran Commonwealth objected. After granting Favored Nation Trading Partner status to the Lyran Commonwealth as well, Kimball II officially became part of the Republic.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3050[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the IX Principes was at 50% of full strength, with 75% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

Kimball VI[15]
Geophysical
System position 6
Founding 3021[15]
Infrastructure
Population 100,000[15]

Military Deployment[edit]

3021[edit]

  • Planetary Militia[15]

Planetary History[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

Kimball VI was the subject of a bandit raid in 3021; the ruler of Butte Hold, Redjack Ryan, tasked Wilson's Hussars to raid Kimball VI to obtain mining equipment and ore processing equipment, as Kimball VI appeared to be the perfect target. Kimball VI had only been settled because of the rich bauxite deposits present on the world, which were mined and processed to fuel the industries on the much more heavily populated Kimball II. With a population of only 100,000, Kimball VI had only a small local militia and a hired mercenary unit, the Laws Flight, equipped with helicopters for defense, leading Redjack Ryan to expect the planet to be easy pickings.[15]

The Hussars landed 30 kilometers south of a mountain range with active mines and moved north in company strength. By the time the Hussars reached the foothills they had been targeted by the mercenary garrison, who proceeded to ambush and harass the Hussars using their Warrior H-7 Attack Helicopters. The Hussars couldn't close with the fast VTOLs after the initial ambush against the Hussars' Recon Lance, but Wilson insisted on trying, leading his entire company in pursuit of the mercenaries. That pursuit ended in an ambush in Serval Canyon, a box canyon where the waiting planetary militia dropped SRMs and Infernos on the luckless Hussars on 31 May 3021.[51] After losing 3 'Mechs Wilson called for a general retreat, and his surviving 'Mechs were harassed constantly by the mercenary helicopters all the way back to their drop zone.[15]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Marfik 5.38 1 DC DC LC FC FC LA LA
Komephoros 7.98 1 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Ryde 11.95 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Baxter 13.77 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Konstance 16.01 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Yed Posterior 21.37 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Corridan IV 22.04 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alrakis 24.02 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Izar 24.63 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Wessex 27.24 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
La Blon 27.40 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alexandria 27.59 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kessel 28.01 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Freedom 30.06 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Unukalhai 32.08 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carnwath 32.71 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Vega 33.15 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cebalrai 34.01 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Eltanin 34.16 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Eaglesham 35.29 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yed Prior 36.17 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dromini VI 37.03 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Phalan 38.40 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alphecca 39.70 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Auldhouse 40.26 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alnasi 42.19 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Zebeneschamali 43.59 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skondia 44.77 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Australis 44.85 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shionoha 46.22 2 DC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Glengarry 47.40 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Eaton 47.47 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kaus Borealis 47.59 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Media 48.08 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Symington 48.59 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sabik 48.89 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Kochab 49.91 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Atria 52.40 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Accrington 52.44 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skye 53.23 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sakhalin (LC) 53.72 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alkalurops 55.03 2 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Moore 55.11 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Zebebelgenubi 55.26 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dalkeith 56.89 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carstairs 57.74 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Nekkar 58.52 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ko 59.05 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Ganshoren 59.46 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Seginus 59.47 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tsukude 59.72 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC

References[edit]

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