New Kyoto

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New Kyoto
New Kyoto neighbouring systems
New Kyoto neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -125.72 : 11.81[e]
Spectral class G5V[1][2][3]
Recharge time 186 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]
Planets 9[3]

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

New Kyoto
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2][3]
Jump point
distance
7.47[2]
Moons 5 (Eun, Ishiko, Le, Taka and Wing-Chiu)[2][3]
Surface gravity 1.04[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature 36°C (Warm-Temperate)[2][3]
Surface water 81%[2][3]
Highest native life Mammals[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3130[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Musashi Endo, Daimyo of New Kyoto (3025)[1]
Daimyo: Aritomo Endo[2]
Governor: Genna Endo & Planetary Legate: Aran Yashruti[3]
Capital Hirihito[3]
Population 5,467,000,000 (3067)[2]
5,678,000,000 (3130)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-A-C[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2] (Precentor To Sun Yi) (3025)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The world posed some remarkable challenges for the first settlers trying to colonise the world. The local lifeforms are virulent and dangerous, and those plants and animals imported from offworld were quickly consumed, killed by disease or otherwise destroyed by the local flora and fauna. It took years for scientists on the planet to find an opening that would allow imported lifeforms to survive, and by the thirty-first century the imported species had managed to gain a foothold on New Kyoto.[1]

New Kyoto was largely settled by Japanese expatriates, and the world became a major center of the Buddhist religion in the Lyran Commonwealth. It possesses the largest statue to Amidha Buddha in the Inner Sphere: The statue is over 110 meters tall.[3]

Star League Era[edit]

The industrial base on New Kyoto was initially only capable of supporting light industries, but during the era of the Star League New Kyoto was one of numerous worlds which saw increasingly large factory complexes appearing on the planet as a result of the Commonwealth's industrial base expanding.[34] Among the more notable features of New Kyoto during the Star League era was Kyoto College, an institute dedicated to the study of myomers for military and medical applications, and one of the most prestigious facilities of its kind during the era. A number of major Lyran military suppliers were also located on New Kyoto, including Doering Electronics and RAMTech Industries.[3]

Succession Wars[edit]

During the First Succession War the Bolson Shipyards in orbit above New Kyoto were the target of a massive assault that in February 2787[35] destroyed what had been a major naval production facility during the Star League era.[36] The February 2787 was just the first of many raids to be launched against New Kyoto.[3]

During the Third Succession War New Kyoto became the site of the first military action performed for the Lyran Commonwealth by the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars. After months of repairing and refitting from earlier losses, the Irregulars had been offered a chance to join the defense of New Kyoto against a Free Worlds League attack. Cranston Snord accepted the offer, both for the chance to fight against Free Worlds League forces but also because of a collection of artworks he had learned were hidden on the world. The Irregulars staged an unexpected combat drop on the city of Kirwanal, hoping to find the treasures they sought there; instead, they chanced upon a FWLM supply depot and wiped out the surprised defenders. Continuing their search for the lost artworks, the Irregulars followed a lead to the city of Shaval, where they stumbled across the New Kyoto command post of the FWLM forces, and wiped it out as well before moving into Shaval and holding it. Through their lucky surprise hits on critical elements of the Marik offensive the Irregulars routed the invaders in just over two months where an eight-month campaign had been anticipated by the Steiner command. The unit received personal congratulations from Katrina Steiner, and its officers were awarded the Steiner Medal of Honor with Oak Leaf Clusters. Cranston Snord also unearthed one of the hidden vaults containing the lost art objects of New Kyoto, and spirited them to the base on Clinton.[37]

A ban on exporting native New Kyoto lifeforms offworld remained firmly in place as late as 3025, and while New Kyoto was reasonably free of the larger hostile life forms such as Armor Bears and Ki-rians by this point, visitors would have to have been extremely foolish to travel into any of the wild areas of the planet alone or unarmed.[1] As late as 3067 thousands of deaths a year on New Kyoto were attributed to just those two species, despite the Armor Bear being limited largely to the remaining woodlands on Asharu[38] and the Ki-rian being subject to massive hunting campaigns all over Kalaska as the local population tried to contain the species.[39]

The Endo family of New Kyoto was responsible for leading the Rahneshire region of the Federation of Skye during the Succession Wars, and embodied the ferocious corporate spirit and warriors for which the Rahneshire was famous throughout the Commonwealth.[40]

By 3025 several spaceports were being built on New Kyoto to boost trade with the Free Worlds League and a number of major industries had been constructed along the coastlines of the four continents dotted around New Kyoto.[1] New Kyoto was a centre of the Pure Land Sect[41] Buddhist tradition within the Commonwealth as well as being the centre of group of planets with a population largely descended from ethnically Japanese settlers. The Toshodai-ji temple on New Kyoto housed the largest sculpture of the Amida Buddha known to exist.[42] The distinctive Japanese influence on the culture of New Kyoto is such that visitors to the planet have frequently questioned whether New Kyoto was actually the subject of an extended occupation by the Draconis Combine at some point.[2]

By 3067 the Kyoto College located outside the city of Yonei on Kalasaka was at the forefront of research into myomer technologies used for both medical and military applications. Discoveries made by those studying or working at the College had led to a host of improvements and developments in a host of areas ranging from BattleMech and IndustrialMech design through to myomer-based personal armor for civil, military and governmental agencies. The College also offered a wide portfolio of programs in engineering and medicine that allowed for work experience and internships with technology and firms and hospitals throughout the Isle of Skye.[43]

The Jihad[edit]

In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launch raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicting, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single Level III struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation took the brunt of the fighting.[44][45] Renegade Free Worlds League units also attacked New Kyoto, inflicting substantial damage; losses included Kyoto College and the nearby city of Yonei were both leveled, as was the Doering Electronics facility at Kawnaku City, and the laser-manufacturing facilities operated by RAMTech Industries in and around Hitihito took enough damage to destroy half the facilities.[3]

The Dark Age[edit]

Investment by the government of the Republic of the Sphere allowed New Kyoto to repair some of the damage taken during the Jihad; Kyoto College was reconstructed, as were the destroyed RAMTech Industries facilities, while a local manufacturer named Marker Electronics, a specialist company producing communications systems and sensors, expanded to fill the void left by the destruction of Doering Electronics, supplying a number of systems to both the Republic Armed Forces as well as the Republic's aerospace and industrial sectors.[3]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Seventeenth Skye Rangers[47]

3025[edit]

3025[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Geography[edit]

New Kyoto has four continents including Asharu, Kalasaka, Koshimatu and Zuishami. Asharu is located in the northern hemisphere, while Kalasaka and Koshimatu lie near the equator; Kalasaka is the larger of the two equatorial continents. Zuishami is an island continent located in the southern hemisphere.[3]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Hirihito: the planetary capital city and spaceport; location of the RAMTech Industries facilities and the Buddhist temple of Tooshodai-ji. Locaed on Asharu.[3]
  • Kawnaku City: location of the Doering Electronics and Marker Electronics facilities; located on Zuishami and leveled during the Jihad.[3]
  • Kirwanal: city and site of a notable battle during the Third Succession War.[37]
  • New Yonei: a city located on Kalaska.[3]
  • Oshataku: a city on Koshimatu; location of the corporate headquarters of RAMTech Industries.[3]
  • Yonei: city and location of the Kyoto College; located on Kalasaka.[43] Leveled during the Jihad.[3]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Local Fauna[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
Algorab 11.21 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rahne 17.54 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Fianna 18.54 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Solaris 19.99 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lamon 22.19 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zaniah 22.86 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Caledonia 25.09 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Uhuru 29.08 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Vindemiatrix 29.08 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rochelle 30.81 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sarpsborg 31.93 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Hesperus II 34.44 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Arganda 38.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Hyde 39.15 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carsphairn 39.31 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Gacrux 39.41 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kalidasa 40.84 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Shiloh 41.07 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Furillo 42.56 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Amity 44.02 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alkes 44.98 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Trent 46.44 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Concord 46.44 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alkaid 46.55 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Hope 47.38 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Laiaka 48.63 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Launam 49.69 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chertan 50.68 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 50.78 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alcor 53.20 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Eidsfoss 54.93 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Canonbie 55.10 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wing 55.42 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mariefred 57.31 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Phecda 58.27 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Danais 58.39 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alchiba 58.67 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Clinton 58.82 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

References[edit]

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