Marantha

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Marantha[edit]

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

Marantha
Marantha neighbouring systems
Marantha neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -248.42 : -368.99[e]
Spectral class K5V[1]
Recharge time 196 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Marantha system was home to at least one habitable world, Marantha IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Marantha system is located near the Booker and Gambilon systems[2][3] and consists of a class K5V primary orbited by at least four worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Marantha system was colonised at some point prior to the end of the Age of War.[4][5]

Marantha IV[edit]

Marantha
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
4.12 days[1]
Moons 1 (Aramathea)[1]
Surface gravity 0.95[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 41%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Dixonderoga[1]
Population 157,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-B-C-D[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Marantha IV - more commonly known simply as Marantha - is the fourth planet in the Marantha system and during the thirty-first century was the location of a notable military academy as well as manufacturing facilities operated by the noted defense company Alliance Aerospace Group.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Settled at some point prior to the end of the Age of War[4] Marantha was a member of the Magistracy of Canopus when a Star League Defense Force task force under the command of Captain-General Marion Marik was assigned to conquer the Magistracy of Canopus in 2577. Marantha was targetted by the SLDF following the capture of Canopus IV, with the VII Corps' Fifty-sixth Brigade landing in late 2584 with support from the Fourth Marik Militia and the Third Regulan Hussars. The SLDF invasion was fiercely contested by the First Canopian Light Horse and Mieselsen's Maruaders despite being outnumbered more than two to one, and the resulting battle saw the Marauders effectively destroyed as a combat unit although the Light Horse managed to escape off-world.[6][7]

Marantha would be occupied by the SLDF for the remainder of the war; once the Reunification War ended, a number of Magistracy worlds were annexed by the Free Worlds League, but Marantha remained a part of the Magistracy.[6][8]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era Marantha was home to the Magistracy Aerospace Academy (MAA); Marantha had been chosen to host the MAA for a number of reasons, including the civilian spacecraft industry in the system, which was already substantial, and the combination of the large asteroid belt - considered ideal for certain kinds of training - and presence of a significantly-sized population of Belters living there.[9]

Marantha appeared beautiful to the original settlers, but they quickly discovered that the soil lacked certain components required by Terran crops. The answer was a series of tailored crops, but in the 2980s a series of famines reduced the planet's agricultural industry to a subsistence level. Despite these problems, Maranthan brandy - produced from native fruit - was still being exported in 3079.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2584[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Geography[edit]

Marantha has three continents named Cheatham, Glory Be and Jubilee.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Dibblehanitz: The primary location on Jubilee of the planetary militia.[1]
  • Dixonderoga: The planetary capital city, located on Jubilee.[1]
  • Lancaster: The location of the Alliance Aerospace Group manufacturing facilities on Jubilee.[1]
  • Magistracy Aerospace Academy[9]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Booker 15.5 Gambilon 20.5 Afarsin 32.1 Bass 33.6
Tarol IV 35.8 Zelmag III 37.2 Palladix 40.8 Lindenmarle 44.9
Ildlandet 48.9 Vixen 49.0 Cranston 49.1 Restitution 49.7
Luxani 53.3 Ceará 53.5 Techne's Revenge 58.1 Royal Foxx 58.4
Tellman's Mistake 58.4

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 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Objectives: Periphery, p. 19, "Marantha"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 105, "Mopping Up (2584-2588)"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 8, "Logistical Status"
  10. Objectives: Periphery, p. 19
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  13. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  15. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  21. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 152, "Map of the Periphery"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025]"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030]"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Map of Periphery States"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  36. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 151, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  43. Field Report: Periphery, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 149, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Objectives: Periphery, p. 19, "Alliance Aerospace Group"

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