New Kent

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New Kent

System Information
X:Y Coordinates 120.807 : 1784.439[e]
Spectral class F4V
Recharge time 173 hours

Planetary Description[edit]

New Kent is a remote world located at the spinward fringe of the Kerensky Cluster in Clan space. The world is best known for being the capital world of Clan Steel Viper, but has been abandoned since that clan's annihilation in 3075.[1] The planet is noted for its high carbon dioxide levels.

Planetary Data[edit]

  • Star Type: F4V[2]
  • Position in System: 2 (of 2)
  • Surface Water: 40%
  • Atm. Pressure: Standard (CO2 is Tainted)
  • Surface Gravity: 1.5 G
  • Equatorial Temperature: 40°C
  • Highest Native Life: Amphibians
  • Satellites: 3
  • Population: 27,000,000 (3062)

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]

3059[edit]

3061[edit]

Planetary Description & Notable Landmarks[edit]

The planet was once a barren world, consisting of three large land masses; Heavy Jungle cover of Celebes, the arid lands of Kang and heavily mountainous continent of Ionia.

Each of the these land masses have large cluster of island surrounding them. However, the land masses' coast lines are uninhabitable due to the powerful tidal storms caused by New Kent's three moons.[7]

Notable Landmarks[edit]

  • Eagle Crater - A region of the planet where an ancient comet impact deposited considerable amount of mineral wealth. By 3062, this region is home to a small Clan Diamond Shark enclave.[8]
  • Mercer Building - The 1000 meter tall building was constructed by Clan Steel Viper and was noted for being the largest building in Clan space. The Mercer building was home of the Viper's military & civilian administration and has a large meeting hall for clan members to gather. The building was destroyed by Aerospace fighters on 20 December 3075 at the order of ilKhan Hannibal Banacek during the Reaving of Clan Steel Viper. The building was located in New Kent City, which met a similar fate only days later.[9]
  • Shandrake Massif - Area that was known to be site of a hidden Clan Steel Viper research complex. This site was a target of a failed raid by Ice Hellions to gain access to the complex. In 3075, the area was captured by Clan Goliath Scorpion.[9]

Manufacturing Complexes[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

In 4000 BC[14], the planet was struck by Comet in region would be called Eagle Crater. The cometary impact destroyed much of the planet's original ecosystem, but gave the planet abundance of mineral resources.[15]

Settlement and Terraforming[edit]

When New Kent was settled by Clan explorers, they had found that the planets' high carbon dioxide levels left the world very little native fauna. The planet did have number of aqua base life forms such as fish & amphibians. The planet's lands hand nothing above size of insects. The settlers over course of the centuries introduced Terrestrial based fauna to the planet's landscapes. HO2 Atmosphere allowed for these trees and planet thrive, specially on Celebes. During this period these settlers also introduced genetically enhanced mammals, including rabbits, wolves, deer and bears. These modifications allowed for future human settlements have more resources to exploit.[16]

Vipers & Coyotes and other Clans[edit]

The two of the planet's landmasses were claimed by Clan Steel Viper and it was made their capital world of their clan. Other Clans such as the Coyotes had were able claim modest chunk of the planet. Clan Ice Hellion & Diamond Sharks were able to establish small enclaves on the world. The Diamond Sharks had established their enclaves in mineral rich Eagle Crater region and created a number of industrial complexes.

However, Ice Hellions had attempted during these gold years of the clans to claim more of the world from the Vipers. They had attempted to claim on of the Ice Hellion's research complexes in a major attack, but were repulsed by the attempt.

Wars of Reaving[edit]

In 3075, the planet was invaded by a combined force of multiple clans under ilKhan Hannibal Banacek to continue the Trial of Annihilation of Clan Steel Viper. Though the clans were victorious in space, the Steel Vipers managed to hold New Kent City only to have it be razed by orbital bombardment from the McKenna's Pride, leaving no survivors.[9] With the annihilation of Clan Steel Viper complete, the planet was left abandoned, considered untenable by the remaining clans.[1]

Owner History[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2570 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
Sheridan  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Hector  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Tranquil  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 248 - "Political Balance Table, 3075"
  2. The Wars of Reaving, p. 235
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 153 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  7. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109 - Planet's surface conditions & basic geography.
  8. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109 - Eagle Crater home of the Diamond Sharks and large mineral deposits.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 151
  10. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 106, 118 - Mechs produced at New Kent Armor Works.
  11. Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 40, 42, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 68 - Mechs/vehicles being produced at New Kent Armor Works.
  12. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 167, "Tyre Aerospace Fighter".
  13. Technical Readout: 3055, p. 104, "Baboon" - Novy Minsky noted being on New Kent manufacturing the Baboon BattleMech.
  14. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109 - Text cites that planet was hit several millennia ago, from 3062 it was 4000 BC.
  15. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109 - Planet's early history includes comet impact which changed the planet's surface.
  16. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109 - New Kent is terraformed from near barren world to garden planet with help of early settlers.
  17. The Wars of Reaving, p. 228 - "Political Balance Table, 3067"

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