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New Rhodes III
New Rhodes III neighboring systems
New Rhodes III neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 102.36 : -15.81[e]
Spectral class M9V[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

New Rhodes III
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
2 days[1]
Moons 2 (Filerimo, Dodecanisa)[1]
Surface gravity 0.7[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Highest native life Amphibians[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Jennifer Keating (Governor)[1]
J. C. Forma (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Xerxes[1]
Population 246,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

New Rhodes III is a world filled with harsh deserts. There are only two features that attracted humans, one scientific and one military.[1]

The scientific feature is the "Colossii of New Rhodes", a chain of nearly 150 geological towers scattered across the vast desert like islands in a sea, has become a tourist attraction that brings people from across the Inner Sphere.[1]

The military reason for humans visiting this world is more prosaic: The system's star is located very close to New Rhodes III. This means that travel times are very short, allowing forces to quickly arrive, raid the world, and leave. However the short travel times also allow friendly units to resupply very quickly from the on-world warehouses.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

New Rhodes III served as the location for multiple orbital shipyards and drydocks. These massive installations and factories supported much of the Third Fleet with maintenance and replacement parts. To defend this vital infrastructure the Thirty-second Pursuit Squadron called this system its home port. At any given time a pair of WarShips - the Texas-class battleship William Halsey or the Black Lion-class battlecruiser Port Hope - were in system protecting the important installations.[45]

First Succession War[edit]

In May 2787 the Draconis Combine launched a massive invasion of the Federated Suns. The invasion was so swift and targeted communications and JumpShips so effectively that many border systems didn't have a chance to transmit warnings or alerts, leading to widespread confusion on the part of the AFFS. A second wave followed three days after the first, led personally by Coordinator Minoru Kurita and his son, Warlord Jinjiro Kurita, striking through the Clovis Combat Region and Dahar Combat Region in two thrusts, and proved devastatingly effective. The death of Field Marshal Grover Simons on Clovis caused the AFFS defensive line to collapse,[46] and the DCMS adopted a strategy of leapfrogging worlds, smashing some AFFS units while leaving others isolated and cut-off, to be subsequently destroyed later.[47]

The majority of the AFFS units left behind enemy lines had been destroyed by mid-2789, but the Chargers' battalion of the Tenth Robinson Chevaliers was one of a handful of commands that managed to survive longer, through a combination of good luck, resourcefulness and sheer resilience. Made up from remnants of the Tenth and those supporting units that had managed to escape destruction, the Chargers went to ground for years after New Rhodes III fell, causing as much havoc as they could for the DCMS garrison and raiding for supplies to survive.[47]

The civilian population of New Rhodes proved more obstinate than anticipated by the Combine garrison, a problem that was made no easier to deal with by the presence of the Chargers. Despite these problems, in December 2788 Tai-sa Samuru Olowenn - the commanding officer of the Thirtieth Dieron Regulars - believed that he had crushed the last of the armed resistance. Having reported to the DCMS High Command that his troops were victorious. The High Command designated New Rhodes as a major depot, intent on using the planet as a warehouse to supply troops throughout the local region, and began shipping large quantities of weapons and ammunition for onward distribution.[48]

Whilst the Thirtieth proceeded to stockpile the shipped supplied in every available open space at the Xerxes City Spaceport, Olowenn laid plans to impress upon the civilian population that the Combine's occupation of New Rhodes was now absolute and unquestionable, beginning with a military parade to cow and impress the planetary business leaders, media and civilian administrators. The parade was duly held on the morning of the 23rd of March 2789, with much fanfare - only to be disrupted by Captain Conrad Warrent of the Tenth Robinson Chevaliers, who had used the river that flowed past the southern edge of the spaceport to bring a reinforced company of Chevaliers 'Mechs within striking distance of the piled supplies. The piles of supplies stretched as high as five stories, and as the DCMS security forces attempted to engage his troops, his 'Mechs jumped into the maze created by the stacked shipping containers and began destroying supplies and battling their pursuers. Explosions caused by missed shots ignited several stacks of assorted munitions, and the resulting inferno swept through half of the hangars and the spaceport, destroying more than a thousands tons of supplies and generating a thick plume of black smoke that spread through the sky for several kilometers.[48]

Having destroyed the supplies - along with two companies of DCMS 'Mechs and armor - more than half of Warrent's raiders escaped to rejoin the resistance; with so many of the media present, it was inevitable that copies of footage from the day would survive the best efforts by Combine officials to track them down and have them destroyed. Footage of the DCMS being humiliated was shown around New Rhodes and spread to other worlds, providing a welcome morale boost for the AFFS; the strike also convinced the High Command that New Rhodes wasn't secure enough to use as a supply world, leading to the eventual decision to instead use Kentares IV as a supply hub instead.[48]

Although the naval battle at Cholame fought in March and April 2790 had cost the AFFS a huge price, it bought the Federated Suns something badly needed - time. For fourteen months, the invasion forces from the Combine were unable to make significant gains, and the AFFS used that opportunity to provide whatever aid it could to those forces still fighting in systems such as Dobson, Galtor, Kentares and New Rhodes III.[48]

Republic of the Sphere[edit]

In 3134 pro-Draconis Combine rebels operating under the banner of the Dragon's Fury used Garrot Superheavy Transports to haul artillery between the various Colosii mesas in support of their drive on the planetary capital, Xerxes.[49]

Military Deployment[edit]

2790[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Eighth Crucis Lancers RCT[53]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Mirach 12.97 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tybalt 13.37 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Rio 14.82 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ronel 14.93 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Schedar 16.57 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mallory's World 23.73 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Caselton 24.52 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Elbar 25.73 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ozawa 25.83 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tikonov 26.61 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Angol 27.43 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hean 27.94 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ankaa 28.66 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Achernar 30.31 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Tigress 31.14 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Mara 31.57 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Helen 32.44 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Galatia III 32.94 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sonnia 33.92 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Edwards 34.32 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Addicks 35.00 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mira 36.52 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Kaitos 38.19 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cartago 38.24 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alrescha 38.38 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Basalt 38.87 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Yangtze 38.92 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Mesartim 39.12 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Markab 39.66 2 DC DC DC FC FC FC FC
Towne 41.11 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cylene 41.37 2 FS DC DC FC FC FC FC
Skat 43.99 2 DC DC DC FC FC FC FC
New Hessen 45.18 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Murchison 45.54 2 TH DC DC FC FC FC FC
Ruchbah 45.92 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Logandale 45.95 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Almach 46.19 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hamal 47.00 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Kentares IV 47.53 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nopah 49.06 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kawich 50.94 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bharat 50.99 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
David 51.29 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Small World 51.88 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Tawas 52.59 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ingress 53.29 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Goderich 54.37 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Errai 54.54 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Demeter 55.35 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kansu 56.45 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Fletcher (FWL) 56.62 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Sadachbia 56.94 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Fellanin II 57.47 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chesterton 57.59 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Slocum 57.80 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ancha 59.02 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Johnsondale 59.39 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC

References[edit]

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  2. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
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  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
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  41. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
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  49. Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenareis, p. 12, "Garrot Superheavy Transport"
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  53. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"

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