Orbisonia

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

Orbisonia
Orbisonia neighboring systems
Orbisonia neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 150.17 : -155.16[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Second Succession War[edit]

On the 19th of June 2828 Chancellor Ilsa Liao landed on Orbisonia in command of the Red Lancers and the Prefectorate Guard, intent on seizing an important AFFs supply world and preventing the defending garrison - the Second Ceti Hussars and Fourteenth Avalon Hussars in place, to prevent them relieving Chesterton - the overall focus of Ilsa's Operation CELT.[43] The main Capellan forces consisted primarily of Marauder and Warhammer heavy 'Mechs and were soon threatening to overrun the main Federated Suns staging ground and overwhelm the defending forces.[44]

With the initial assault going well, and the CCAF units driving the defending garrison hard, Ilsa Liao went to bed after receiving news of other CCAF units assaulting Chesterton, expecting to be woken with good news about assaults on the Demeter and Sanilac systems. Instead, she was woken early in the morning with the news that the Davion Assault Guards were dropping onto Orbisonia, having arrived at a pirate point close to the planet. First Prince Paul Davion had been moving troops in anticipation of his own invasion of the Confederation, Operation DAO, and Ilsa's offensive had run straight into the teeth of Paul's marshaling forces.[43]

Ilsa ordered a general retreat, but the light forces of the Ceti Hussars and Avalon Hussars proved difficult to disengage from, and the Assault Guards landed across the CCAF positions, threatening to turn the retreat into a rout - or a massacre. Ilsa took to the field personally, taking command of the rearguard and refusing to retreat while she covered her withdrawing forces.[43] The garrison was able to make good use of information provided by AFFS recon and intelligence assets - primarily Darter scout cars - to outmaneuver and outsmart the attacking Capellan forces. After four days of combat the Capellan forces were retreating from Orbisonia when the AFFS troops acted on intelligence indicating that Chancellor Liao was leading the rearguard personally to launch an aimed strike that killed the Chancellor. Ilsa Liao was the first Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation to die on the battlefield.[44] Isla died having secured a safe retreat for almost four-fifths of her forces on Orbisonia.[43]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • The Lazy Eights[45]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Monongahela 18.31 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Andro 18.81 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gallitzin 20.54 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kathil 22.36 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Perkasie 22.68 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bethel 30.76 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Lee 34.37 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Acala 34.99 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Smolensk 38.23 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cammal 40.36 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Novaya Zemlya 41.90 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Emerson 44.33 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Beten Kaitos 45.06 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Monhegan 45.14 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Stein's Folly 46.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Moravian 47.39 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alcyone 47.47 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Axton 48.21 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Daniels 49.07 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tecumseh 51.77 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Remshield 55.38 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Tsingtao 57.37 2 TH CC FS FC FC CC CC
Salem 57.43 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Muskegon 58.07 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Necromo 58.39 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Ares 58.47 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Redfield 59.04 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Talcott 59.19 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nashuar 59.86 2 CC CC SIC SIC SIC SIC SIC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation 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"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  28. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map - [3075] Map"
  35. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map [3079]"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 Second Succession War, p. 27, "The Suns-Confederation Front"
  44. 44.0 44.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 220, "Darter Scout Car"
  45. 45.0 45.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"

Bibliography[edit]