Loxley

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Loxley
Loxley neighbouring systems
Loxley neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -312.31 : 224.06[e]
Spectral class M1V[1]
Recharge time 202 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Loxley
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
2.96 days[1]
Moons None (Asteroid Ring)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 19°C (Mild-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital South Fork[1]
Population +15,000 (2377)[2]
1,500 (2378)[2]
45,920,000,000 (3079)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-B-C-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

First Exodus[edit]

Loxley was founded by refugees of Scots-Irish descent, who had fled the war between the Stewart Confederacy and the Free Worlds League and founded colonies on the worlds of York and Lancaster in 2305, only to end up fleeing a second time in 2346 in the face of the looming threat of invasion from the Protectorate of Donegal. The refugees managed to stay undiscovered on Loxley until 2378, when the Lyran Commonwealth Archon Robert Marsden discovered that what he believed to be a small agricultural Lyran colony was infact a thriving independent community with a developed cottage-level industy. The colonists rebuffed Marsden's offer to join his forces, and as a result Marsden ordered that Loxley be occupied by force. The colonists fought back, but couldn't effectively fight against the much more advanced technology the Lyran troops had; the resulting conflict left just one in ten of the original population alive to flee from Loxley in a single ship, eventually founding the colony of Somerset.[2]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Loxley was the site of major manufacturing facilities belonging to a significant defense company, Kong Interstellar. In 2765 the Fortieth Lyran Guards were the garrison charged with protecting the industrial facilities, but were somewhat unenthused by the responsibility, possibly because Kong Interstellar only produced supplies for the Star League Defense Force.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fortieth Lyran Guards[35]

3145[edit]

  • Eleventh Loxley Armor

Industrial Centers[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
C.M.O. 26 22.37 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Storfors 23.21 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Abbadiyah 23.40 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Qarahta 24.16 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Guatavita 29.64 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Jatznik 34.40 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chhaprauli 34.48 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ellengurg 38.70 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Baryshevo 40.26 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tapihue 42.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zwipadze 46.95 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tangua 48.50 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kelang 51.09 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Triesting 52.06 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Khartoum 53.03 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Saravan 54.21 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Nouasseur 55.14 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Coventry 55.17 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sappir 56.08 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Recife 56.81 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Reese Station 57.26 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Krung Thep 59.02 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 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 19, "Loxley"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Periphery (1st Edition), p. 16, "Inner Sphere Politics"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  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"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  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]"
  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]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment Map [3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 12, "Lyran Guards"
  35. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  36. Field Manual: 3145, p. 132, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Coventry Province"

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