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Kooken's Pleasure Pit
Planetary Neighbors
Planetary Neighbors
System information
X:Y Coordinates -165.23 : 345.81[e]
Spectral class G5V[1][2]
Recharge time 186 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

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

Kooken's Pleasure Pit
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
7.47 days[2]
Moons 1 (Joy)[2]
Surface gravity 1.0[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Arid)[2]
Surface water 43%[2]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3055[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke K. C. Meyers (3025)[1]
Duke Abelard Meyers (3055)[2]
Population 192,340,000 (3055)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-D-C-B[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Sherri Dun) (3025)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Kooken's Pleasure Pit is a world with a robust rest and relaxation industry. The planet was noted for entertainment industries and pleasant climate, but having poor mineral wealth.

Planetary History[edit]

Settlement[edit]

The Planet was settled during the Star League era[33][34] The planet gained its present name from name of a infamous novel written by native Michael Kooken. Kooken's book was a tale of his mis-adventures & numerous bedding of women. The book became so popular, that the planet was renamed for his famous mansion described in the novel.[35]

Creation of the Pleasure Industries[edit]

In 3005[36], Archon Alessandro Steiner fostered what became euphemistically known as "pleasure industries" in an attempt to break the back of the Malthus organize crime syndicate that operated out of Dustball. Many in his own government protested the plan. However, the Archon felt that if the industries could not be stamped out, it would at least be as well that they were not in the hands of organized crime.

The establishment of the pleasure industry, including legalized -- albeit extremely strictly regulated -- prostitution, fostered a boom in tourism for the planet. The industries are strictly controlled by the Lyran government, and age-of-consent, health, wage and working condition laws were heavily enforced. The industries were also restricted to special zones on the planet. Most other areas on the planet not connected with these zones were officially declared out-of-bounds to off-world tourists. [37]

The planet has also gained a reputation as a producer of holo-entertainment, ranging from romance and other mainstream entertainment films to pornography, mostly through the large vid-concern Holo Entertainments from Kooken. [38]

As of 3025, it was unclear how much of an impact that the heavily-regulated legalization on Kooken's had on the Malthus family, with some commenting that the organized crime syndicate was too large and too well-entrenched for even House Steiner to pose any credible competition in Malthus' chosen businesses. [39]

The Clan Invasion Era[edit]

Military Buildup[edit]

The Clan Invasion and the Truce of Tukayyid, Kooken's Pleasure Pit became a favorite destination for soldiers on Rest & Relaxation. The Commonwealth had established logistic & training base on the planet. The planet had suddenly founded itself on the border with the Clans, frontline military units were then stationed on the planet. Soldiers whom had been station there, returned to the planet after retirement and settled their families there. The planet's defense forces were built up to include BattleMechs among its Militia forces.

The Red Corsair Raid[edit]

In February of 3055, the mysterious pirate band The Corsairs attacked the Planet. Lead by a woman claiming to be the Red Corsair, her regiment sized force challenged and caused heavy damage to the battalion of Robinson Rangers & Grave Walkers that were defending the planet. The Kooken’s Reserve Militia lead by Kommandant Nelson Geist tried to stall for time as the Rangers & Walkers attempted to reach the battle. The fierce fighting, ended in the Militia's defeat. It was suspected that the survivors were taken as slaves after pirate took their booty and left the planet.[40] February 15, 3055The mysterious pirate band known as the Corsairs, led by the Red Corsair, attack the planetThe Corsairs lead by the Red CorsairRobinson Rangers, Grave Walkers, and the Kooken's Reserve Militia led by Kommandant Nelson GeistCorsair victory and Nelson Geist taken prisoner

Jade Falcon Incursion[edit]

During the rage of the FedCom Civil War, Clan Jade Falcon conducted an Incursion in 3064. Khan Marthe Pryde and her Turkina Keshik & 3rd Falcon Swoop conducted a Trial of Possession for the planet against its Lyran mercenary defenders, the Grave Walkers. Within a hours worth of fighting, the mercenaries had lost battalion worth of troops to Falcons. Despite their experienced being stationed on border and surviving being destroyed by them in initial clan invasion of 3052, its commander Colonel Akru Kirah conceded that he would not be able to hold the planet. The Colonel fought & won personal trial of possession for right of invoking hegira leaving the planet in the hands of the Falcons.[41]

After being taken control of the planet, over course of the years the planet' pleasure industries diminished, however some of its casinos were still operational as of 3076.[42]

Companies[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3054[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2571 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067 3072 3077
Pasig 13.30 1 LC LC LC LC FC FC AR AR LA CJF CJF
Goat Path 13.46 1 UK LC LC LC FC CSV CSV CJF CJF CJF CJF
Blackjack 20.55 1 LC LC LC LC FC CSV CSV CJF LA CJF CJF
Blue Hole 21.84 1 UK LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA CJF CJF
Hot Springs 22.84 1 LC LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Mkuranga 29.03 1 UK LC LC LC FC FC AR AR LA LA CJF
Roadside 30.69 2 LC LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF LA CJF CJF
Alyina 30.91 2 UK LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Chahar 34.04 2 LC LC LC LC FC FC LA LA CJF CJF CJF
Waldorff 36.08 2 LC LC LC LC FC CSV CSV CJF CJF CJF CJF
Malibu 38.07 2 RWR RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Beta VII 40.24 2 RWR RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Parakoila 40.44 2 LC LC LC LC FC CSV CSV CJF CJF CJF CJF
Deia 43.90 2 UK LC LC LC FC FC AR AR LA CJF CJF
Kikuyu 44.10 2 RWR RWR LC LC FC FC LA LA CJF CJF CJF
Clermont 45.63 2 UK LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA LA
Babaeski 47.42 2 UK LC LC LC FC FC AR AR CJF CJF CJF
Zhongshan 47.50 2 LC LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA LA LA
Butler 49.34 2 UK LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Apolakkia 49.59 2 UK LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Black Earth 50.64 2 RWR RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF LA CJF CJF
Denizli 52.70 UK LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Machida 54.08 2 RWR RWR RWR LC LC FC FC LA LA LA LA LA
Golandrinas 55.33 2 RWR RWR LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Devin 56.32 2 UK LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF CJF
Melissia 58.43 2 UK RWR LC LC FC FC LA LA LA LA LA
Mogyorod 58.53 2 UK RWR LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA LA LA

Notes[edit]

Used referring Handbooks: House Steiner & Major Periphery States to confirm when planet & its neighbors in Nearby Systems came into existence.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 172, "Kooken's Pleasure Pit Atlas"
  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 Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair, p. 4, Kooken's Pleasure Pit
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding - [2341] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  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. Handbook: House Steiner, pp. 25, 35 - Maps of Lyran Commonwealth 2571 & 2822 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit does not exist after Age of War, but does after 1st Succession War.
  34. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25 - Rim Worlds Republic & Lyran Commonwealth Steller Map of 2750 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit present on map as of 2750.
  35. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 174 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit - Planet profile as of 3025 and origin of planet's name.
  36. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 174 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit - Alessandro's plan to ramp up the planet's pleasure industry noted 20 year from publishing of the house book. House book canon game year is 3025.
  37. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 174 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit - "Those who are not actively associated with the pleasure industries can live elsewhere on Kooken's, places where the strict laws forbid visits by over-hormoned tourists."
  38. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 131 - Public Media -
  39. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 174 - Kooken's Pleasure Pit -
  40. Operational Turning Points: Red Corsair, pp. 8, 19-20 - Information on the Battle with Red Corsairs on Kooken's Pleasure Pit.
  41. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 115-116 - Falcon Incursion - Jade Falcons take Kooken's Pleasure Pit from Lyrans.
  42. Masters & Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129 - Brian Pryde - Loremaster Pryde plays at remains of the casinos on Kooken's Pleasure Pit.
  43. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 131 "Culture and the Arts - Public Media - Holo Entertainments from Kooken"
  44. 44.0 44.1 Objective Raids, p. 55 - "Note ofUnit"

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