Phecda

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Phecda
Phecda neighbouring systems
Phecda neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -74.45 : -1.59[e]
Spectral class A0V[1]
Planets 4[1]

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

Phecda
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
52 days[1]
Moons 2 (Vondra and Xanthippe)[1]
Surface gravity 0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 20°C[1]
Surface water 86%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Aubrey Gerhardine (Governor)[1]
Vladislav Durko (Planetary Legate)[1]
Population 2,015,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Phecda's orbit has slightly shifted, taking it further away from the system star. This means that Phecda's surface temperature has been dropping for the past few hundred years and more and more of its surface water is being hidden underneath growing polar icecaps. The elongated orbit also makes traveling to Phecda very time consuming. As Phecda relies on interstellar trade for everything it needs to support human life, reducing this travel time is critical. During the Star League the people of Phecda had placed four stations between the world and the jump points, which allowed traders to transship their cargo more quickly. The trader would drop off his cargo at the first station and pick up his outbound cargo of water purifiers built on Phecda, returning to the jump point. The cargo that was delivered to the first station would then be shuttled to the next station, where it would be dropped off and a new group of water purifiers would be taken to the first station. The second station would then deliver materials to Phecda and return with a load of water purifiers. This let the interstellar traders make more of a profit and allowed the Phecdans to survive.[1]

Unfortunately these mid-point stations were destroyed in the Succession Wars. As a result, Phecda's population slowly dropped and by the end of the Succession Wars Phecda was little more than a military outpost whose only value lay in its position.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3024 the mercenary unit - and noted treasure hunters - Snord's Irregulars discovered the remains of a Colossus-class DropShip on Phecda. The DropShip had been buried, but had retained it's structural integrity despite the length of time the vessel had been buried; Snord's Irregulars managed to salvage a stockpile of spare parts and 'Mechs from the DropShip, and the Lyran Commonwealth later cannibalized the DropShip itself.[35] Snord's Irregulars had been assigned to Phecda because of raids launched by the Free Worlds League Military; the Commonwealth had been attempting to construct a large water purification plant on the planet, but the League kept attacking and destroying the plant while it was being built. Snord's interest in the battles on Phecda were based around information he had obtained indicating that a Colossus-class DropShip that had crashed in fairly intact shape on the planet during the fall of the Star League. Aware of League spies on Phecda, Snord gave the impression that his unit, true to their reputation, was more occupied with chasing lost treasures than defending. A mock "water purification plant" was built in the place of the previous one, while the efforts were made to construct the real plant in secret a few kilometers away, at the site of the Irregulars’ supposed treasure hunt. As Snord had anticipated, the spies did not look for a second plant when one was apparently being built in plain sight in the usual spot. As expected, a FWLM company attacked when the plant was reportedly near completion, but the false compound turned out to be a trap filled with explosives. What remained of the League force was mopped up over the next two days, and according to Snord’s official report he estimated that only three to five enemy 'Mechs made it back to their DropShip. It was during the battle that an Irregulars' scout 'Mech found something metallic under the ice that turned out to be the lost DropShip. The Irregulars recovered a fortune in items including many functional BattleMechs and well-preserved supplies from the derelict. All of the superior weapon systems and sophisticated lostech was secretly moved to the Irregulars' base on Clinton for investigation. An appropriate share of the findings, stripped of all advanced technology, was handed over to Archon Katrina Steiner in recognition of the support she had given the Irregulars over the years[14][15] - although Cranston Snord had secretly been ordered by Colonel Jaime Wolf to hold back any advanced technology, and to add only one additional company of 'Mechs to the Irregulars.[15]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Phecda was one of the worlds hit and was captured by the League on the 1st of September 3068.[36]

The Word of Blake occupied Phecda later during the Jihad, incorporating it into the Word of Blake Protectorate. Forces fighting on the Lyran front of Operation SCOUR liberated Phecda in January 3078, although the commanding officer on the Lyran front, Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner, took critical injuries during the battle for Phecda and had to transfer command of the Lyran front to Gregory Kelswa-Steiner.[27] On the 14th of February, after Group IV had completed the conquest of Phecda, Duke Kelswa-Steiner gave an interview to Marlena Stockheart of SBC; the Duke made a point of highlighting that Gregory Kelswa-Steiner's performance to date and his grasp of matters such as logistics and strategy as a part of Operation SCOUR had attracted praise from many quarters, including saKhan Ivan Kerensky, the Duke's second in command.[37]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Sixteenth Skye Rangers[39]

3024[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Harlock's Warriors[42]

3050[edit]

  • Harlock's Warriors[43]

3054[edit]

  • Harlock's Warriors[44]

3061[edit]

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
Dubhe 3.94 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wing 4.76 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alhena 8.16 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dieudonne 10.46 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Wyatt 11.50 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Callison 12.01 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Marcus 15.65 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Shiloh 17.47 1 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alchiba 18.75 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Milton 21.13 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bordon 21.34 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Remulac 24.03 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zosma 25.06 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Gacrux 29.21 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chertan 31.30 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Savannah 31.72 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Connaught 32.25 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kalidasa 32.45 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alioth 33.60 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 33.62 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Castor 33.69 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Nathan 34.68 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zaniah 37.21 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alphard 37.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Devil's Rock 38.60 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Rochelle 39.64 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mizar 41.67 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Acubens 41.97 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Hope 42.84 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Pollux 43.29 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Miaplacidus 43.42 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alkes 43.50 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Oliver 43.88 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alcor 44.86 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Talitha 45.03 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Zavijava 45.88 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lipton 46.57 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Adhafera 47.53 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Solaris 49.01 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Tania Borealis 49.53 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Van Diemen IV 49.57 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Vindemiatrix 49.83 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Irian 49.91 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Algorab 50.39 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 50.74 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Menkent 51.45 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Graham IV 51.64 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Summer 51.75 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alula Australis 51.76 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Galatea 54.25 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 56.60 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Muphrid 56.72 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Amity 57.14 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zollikofen 57.85 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Syrma 58.03 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Stewart 58.21 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Kyoto 58.27 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carsphairn 59.23 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 192, "Phecda World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world after at their founding in [2341]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 7
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Rhonda's Irregulars, p. 7
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Nao"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  35. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 198, "Colossus"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  37. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 65-66, "Phecda: Tragedy And Triumph"
  38. Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 18-19, "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
  39. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  40. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  41. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  43. 20 Year Update, p. 27, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  44. Objective Raids, p. 19, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  45. Shattered Sphere, p. 47, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"

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