Menkent

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Menkent
System information
X:Y Coordinates -38.28 : 22.95[e]
Spectral class K0IV[1]
Planets 6[1]

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

Menkent
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
5 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.83[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 63°C[1]
Surface water 47%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Tiberius Arragon (Governor)[1]
Marcena Jedrik (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Blackstone[1]
Population 3,189,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Menkent is an arid world illuminated by a dim orange star. The world is a little less than half-covered with water, but it's so salty that purification units are needed to prep the fluid for consumption and irrigation. Menkent has little to offer, exporting common metals and small industrial goods.[1]

The world is best known for a battle that took place during the Age of War. In 2408 Alistair Marsden, second Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth, was killed on the world. This left his widow, Katherine Marsden-Steiner, to rule the Commonwealth.[1] In the six centuries since, the world was the site of numerous Draconis Combine raids. These raids damaged the planet's infrastructure. During the Jihad a Word of Blake WarShips returning from a strike on Skye bombarded the world.[1] The Word of Blake attack on Menkent fell during the last two weeks of October 3069.[36]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fourteenth Skye Rangers[38]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Fourth Lyran Regulars[42]

3050[edit]

  • Fourth Lyran Regulars[43]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the Twenty-fifth Arcturan Guards were deployed across Alioth and Menkent. The Twenty-fifth was at 70% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

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 3067 3130
Summer 8.13 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zollikofen 9.74 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Muphrid 12.48 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lipton 15.09 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Mizar 16.17 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 17.14 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 19.81 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Galatea 20.52 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alioth 21.69 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zavijava 21.69 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lyons 24.05 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 24.55 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alkalurops 24.92 1 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Syrma 28.04 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Oliver 28.71 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alula Australis 29.30 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Zebebelgenubi 30.45 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yorii 30.78 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Ko 31.24 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Milton 31.68 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 31.75 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zosma 33.42 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 34.37 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Graham IV 34.76 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alchiba 35.08 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skondia 35.86 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Devil's Rock 36.33 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Skye 36.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chertan 36.88 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Pollux 37.18 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alcor 37.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Nusakan 37.68 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Castor 38.42 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Atria 38.66 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Imbros III 39.19 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Wyatt 40.28 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rigil Kentarus 40.35 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marcus 41.92 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alphecca 42.56 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Asta 43.31 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Callison 43.40 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Terra 44.10 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Sabik 45.09 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Procyon 46.13 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Sirius 46.27 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Gacrux 48.70 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Altair 48.72 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Wing 48.82 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dyev 49.02 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Dubhe 49.16 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dromini VI 49.21 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Unukalhai 50.17 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phecda 51.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kochab 51.81 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dieron 52.19 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Keid 52.21 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
La Blon 53.12 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carver V 53.43 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Caph 55.74 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Talitha 55.99 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Shiloh 56.34 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 56.78 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Home 57.12 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Athenry 57.54 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dieudonne 59.79 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bordon 59.87 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 187, "Menkent World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  17. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 39 [3040]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 22-23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 30, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  29. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - August 3079"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  37. Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 18-19, "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
  38. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  39. 39.0 39.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 116, "Unit Deployment Table"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  41. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  42. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  43. 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  44. Field Report: LAAF, p. 10, "Arcturan Guards Regimental Status"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 168, "Clan Force Deployments - Clan Jade Falcon"

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