Megarez

This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 2 of the Overhaul effort.

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

Megarez
Megarez neighbouring systems
Megarez neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -172.34 : -411.21[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Settled at some point in the handful of years between the end of the Age of War and the start of the Reunification War,[1][3] Megarez was unknown to the Star League 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. By 2583, the task force had learned of the existence of Megarez, and in March of 2583 the 59th Brigade from VII Corps and the 401st Independent Regiment were assigned to the conquest of Megarez.[4][41]

Megarez was an agrarian world of little strategic importance, but it had been used by the Magistracy Armed Forces to billet units between raids on SLDF garrisons on occupied Magistracy worlds or supply worlds within the Free Worlds League. While no major units were stationed on Megarez when the SLDF troops arrived, it took the SLDF weeks to locate all of the various hidden camps established around Megarez and winkle out the handful of defenders still on the world. Megarez was one of four worlds to fall to the SLDF in March and April 2583, completing the encirclement of Canopus, and 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 Megarez remained a part of the Magistracy.[4][5]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the firebombing of the city of Crimson on Canopus IV the Blakist Forty-first Shadow Division launched a series of attacks on other worlds within the Magistracy of Canopus between 3071[42] and 3073.[43] The Forty-first's rampage hit Bass before moving on to hit Lindenmarle, Megarez, Adherlwin and Borgan's Rift;[42] the Forty-first was then caught and hammered by a joint Canopian-Capellan task force in the Aspropirgos system in Free Worlds League space, ending their rampage.[42][43]

Military Deployment[edit]

2581[edit]

2582[edit]

3085[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
Royal Foxx 28.97 1 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Krimari 30.16 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Canopus IV 30.21 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Gallis 31.08 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Candiear 32.75 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Harminous 36.19 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Adherlwin 39.09 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Lindenmarle 43.57 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Lockton 44.42 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Trznadel Cluster 49.65 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Joyz 52.84 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Wildwood 54.13 2 N MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Bethonolog 55.93 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Fanardir 56.21 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC
Tarol IV 58.89 2 MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC MoC

Referencs[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 102, "Afarsin, Adherlwin, Megarez and Nobel (March-April 2583)"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 152, "Map of the Periphery"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. 18.0 18.1 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]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050]" Map
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052]" Map
  24. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Map of Periphery States"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  34. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 30, "Canopus United"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 104, "41st Division unit profile".
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 Historical: Reunification War, p. 150, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 161, "Deployment Table - 3085"

Bibliography[edit]