Megrez

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

Megrez
Megrez neighbouring systems
Megrez neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -211.22 : -41.92[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

Having been conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the Second Succession War, the Eridani Light Horse mercenary unit recaptured Megrez for the Free Worlds League in 2854.[11]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3018 the planet Megrez was the site of a notable battle involving the First Marik Militia. The First were on Megrez in a routine garrison posting when the planet became the site of a large assault by forces from the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces. The region known as the Skada Ravine became the site of a deadly close-quarters battle between LCAF forces and the Third Battalion of the First Marik Militia, which was also known as the Perth River Strike Battalion; it was this battle that saw the Commanding Officer of the Third, Marcus Radatz, awarded membership of the Order of the Silver Hand, as well as making the future Commanding Officer of the First Marik Militia, Shanna del Rey, a hero and overnight viddtape legend after her single-handed defeat of three LCAF 'Mechs.[12] One unnamed MechWarrior from the Perth River Strike Batallion, a minor noble piloting a Thunderbolt, was considered a sadistic sociopath by his own superiors. He was demoted after the fighting on Megrez for an unspecified incident that killed the family of Lyran Commonwealth citizen Simon Kincaid, but promoted back to lance commander only one year later in what was described as a recurring scenario.[21]

The Jihad[edit]

Megrez was one of the initial targets of the Skye and Bolan Province invasion of the Free Worlds League in March 3068. Named Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, the invasion began on the 10th of March with attacks on Cascade, Megrez and Togwotee.[15] As a part of the peace terms agreed between Marshall Jeremy Brett of the FWLM and Duke Alder Umayr of Bolan - and as a result of battlefield attrition - the Lyran Alliance withdrew it's forces from Megrez by the end of 3069.[16]

Following the dissolution of the Free Worlds League in January 3079, elements within the Lyran Alliance moved to annex a number of former League worlds between August and September that year. Megrez was one of seven worlds conquered during this period, and the invasion only stopped when Archon Adam Steiner declared that any other bouts of what he termed "unauthorised adventurism" would be considered an act of treason.[17]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[23]

2821[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[23]

3018[edit]

3025[edit]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

  • Crater Cobras[26]
    • 789th Striker

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Sixth Marik Militia[14]

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
Cascade 13.30 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Giausar 16.01 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Togwotee 16.44 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Thermopolis 16.95 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Loric 19.55 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Colfax 23.09 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ford 23.66 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Pingree 25.14 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
McAffe 30.44 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Rexburg 30.51 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Preston 32.12 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zortman 35.76 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sheridan 35.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gienah 40.75 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Arcadia 42.36 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Trellisane 42.56 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Nestor 44.02 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Niihau 46.67 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dixie 47.83 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bella I 48.57 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bondurant 48.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alula Borealis 49.78 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Gannett 49.83 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Senftenberg 50.38 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Launam 53.38 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Labouchere 53.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zwenkau 56.88 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ideyld 56.94 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dar-es-Salaam 58.18 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sterling 58.49 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13,
  3. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) p. 29
  4. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) p. 29
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 35, "Recovery and Stalemate"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 91, "1st Marik Militia"
  13. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60, "The Jihad In Review"
  18. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  21. Proprietary, pp. 9f
  22. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  23. 23.0 23.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  24. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  25. Objective Raids, p. 39, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  26. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  27. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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