Loric

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Loric
Loric neighbouring systems
Loric neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -230.35 : -38.82[e]
Spectral class K8IV[1]
Recharge time 199 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

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

Loric
Planetary flag
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Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
3.47 days[1]
Moons 1 (Udo)[1]
Surface gravity 0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 47°C (Tropical)[1]
Surface water 88%[1]
Highest native life Birds [1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Halcyon Albern[1]
Population 1,609,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-D-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Loric is a pleasant agricultural world. Covered in forests with deep rivers flowing through them, picturesque mountain ranges, and pleasant shorelines, Loric would be a paradise if it wasn't located in the center of the Lyran/Free Worlds League border. Unfortunately its location makes it a strategic point for attacks, whether launched by the Commonwealth or the League. Since the Age of War Loric has been used as either a springboard for Lyran raids or an entry point into the Commonwealth by League forces. The world's only respite came during the time of the Star League.[1]

Age of War[edit]

In 2459, Free Worlds League Captain-General Geralk Marik invaded the Loric system, held by the Lyran Commonwealth. His invasion had already conquered Bella I and Alula Australis, and there was little reason to suspect that Loric would put up much resistance. Geralk, referred to as "the Bloodthirsty" for his flouting of the Ares Conventions, led the assault personally. He did not account for something he had never before seen: Lyran BattleMechs. A company of 'Mechs destroyed Geralk's conventional regiment and overran his command post. Geralk was killed when a Lyran 'Mech stepped on him. The League troops quit Loric three days later.[38][39]

Star League Era[edit]

The presence of the Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards on Loric in 2765 was considered to be a subject of some interest by the SLIC as the majority of the other units in the Fourth Lyran Guards Division were guarding worlds home to significant defense manufacturing companies or complexes, whereas Loric was a system that possessed no heavy industry.[40]

Succession Wars[edit]

In an attempt to reduce its military appeal, the inhabitants of Loric refuse to allow heavy industry on the world, particularly military industries. Though this has saved them from some of the excesses of the Succession Wars nothing can change their system's position along the border. As a result they have grown to despise the Free Worlds League, and welcome LCAF soldiers.[1]

In 2901 the Sixth Marik Militia led an assault on Loric, supported by a large contingent of DropShips and aerospace fighters, and succeeded in crippling the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces units stationed on the world in what would become known as one of the most successful actions to be conducted by a Marik Militia regiment.[41] Loric was struck again by the Free Worlds League in 2913, when three regiments of the Marik Militia landed on the planet; the Militia was supported by a large contingent of aerospace fighters and DropShips and inflicted heavy damage on the defending LCAF forces, only retreating when reinforcements from the Donegal Guards arrived. The attack was perhaps the most successful strike made against the Lyran Commonwealth during the reign of Captain-General Elisabeth Marik.[42]

In 2978 Loric was the subject of another significant battle between Lyran and Free Worlds League forces; two mercenary units in Lyran employ, the Twelfth Star Guards and the Eridani Light Horse, found themselves in the middle of the battle, with the Eridani Light Horse in urgent need of relief.[43]

The Twelfth Star Guards had managed to break through the main Marik lines at Digger Pass with the assistance of the Third Battalion of the Thirty-fourth Provisional Dixie Armored Regiment after four months of combat,[44] but stalled at an ad-hoc defensive formation of assorted League units along the Duren River, with the Marik forces keeping the Eridani Light Horse cut off from reinforcements. The Twelfth Star Guards tried using the Condor tanks of the Thirty-fourth to breach the defensive line, the Thirty-fourth having been at the forefront of the breakthrough, without success.[43][44]

The forces from the Thirty-fourth managed to destroy some of the disorganized Marik forces despite being unable to reach the Eridani Light Horse, and the commander of the Third Battalion decided to hold the bridgehead his tanks had established[44] to give the 12th Star Guards a chance to try and break through using their engineering company and their Engineering Vehicles to cut through the river banks and prepare the river bed for 'Mech movement, after attempts to build pontoon bridges failed due to heavy artillery bombardment and attacks from Marik AeroSpace Fighters.[43] While the Twelfth Star Guards did manage to ford the river and relieve the Light Horse, the action cost them most of their engineering cadre and three out of their four engineering vehicles.[43] The Third Battalion had managed to buy the Twelfth Star Guards valuable time by using the mobility of their Condors to concentrate highly mobile attacks on the Marik ground forces that attempted to attack the Star Guards' engineer forces directly.[44]

In 3014 Loric was raided by forces from Wolf's Dragoons. The Dragoons were intent on a supply raid, and found themselves facing the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars. The Irregulars not only successfully defeated the Dragoons, but also captured several Dragoon 'Mechs and three Dragoon MechWarriors. The Irregulars generously returned the three captive MechWarriors to the Dragoons, and earned a considerable degree of respect for victory over such a famed mercenary command, earning the Irregulars a reputation for being more than a collection of oddball treasure hunters.[45] What didn't become public knowledge was that the battle had actually been staged, with the the encounter conducted in a Clan-like fashion involving ritualized fights that caused light damage to opponents.[46]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Loric was one of the worlds hit and was attacked by the League forces on the 2nd of September 3068.[29]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

  • Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards[40]

2786[edit]

  • Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards[47]

2821[edit]

  • Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards[47]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

  • Seventh Lyran Regulars[49]
  • Stealthy Tigers[50]

3038[edit]

  • Seventh Lyran Regulars[51]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Seventh Lyran Regulars[54]

3055[edit]

3061[edit]

  • Seventh Lyran Regulars[56]

3062[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the Eighth operating at 80% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

3145[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
Colfax 10.75 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cascade 11.49 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Megrez 19.55 1 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Thermopolis 24.72 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Giausar 25.91 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Trellisane 26.77 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dixie 29.63 1 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bella I 29.72 1 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alula Borealis 32.79 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Preston 33.25 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Togwotee 35.64 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Pingree 39.14 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ford 40.48 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Niihau 42.11 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zortman 42.71 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Labouchere 42.83 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rexburg 44.07 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zwenkau 49.15 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
McAffe 49.98 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Senftenberg 51.92 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Arcadia 54.12 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Gienah 54.38 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sheridan 55.02 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Tamarind 59.35 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Eilenburg 59.55 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

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 1.16 1.17 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 79, "Loric Planet Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commowwealth world within the Free Worlds League before [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their founding in [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 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. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
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  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  38. Handbook: House Marik, pp. 19 & 21, "Paradigm Shift"
  39. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 20
  40. 40.0 40.1 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13, "Lyran Guards"
  41. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 90, "Marik Militia"
  42. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 39, "The Great Compromiser"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition, p. 44, "Engineering Vehicle"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Technical Readout: 3026, Revised Edition, p. 52, "Condor Heavy Hover Tank"
  45. Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 4
  46. Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 7
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  48. 48.0 48.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  49. 49.0 49.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  50. 50.0 50.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  51. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  52. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  53. 20 Year Update, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  54. Objective Raids, p. 20, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  55. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  56. Shattered Sphere, p. 51, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  57. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  58. Field Report: LAAF, p. 13, "Lyran Regulars Regimental Status"
  59. Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  60. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"

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