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Qandahar
Qandahar neighbouring systems
Qandahar neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 317.74 : 360.64[e]
Spectral class G0IV[1][2][3]
Recharge time 181 hours[2][3]
Recharge station(s) Zenith (3025)[1]
Zenith, Nadir (3079)[3]

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

Qandahar
Planetary flag
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Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2][3]
Jump point
distance
10.43 days[2][3]
Moons None[2][3]
Surface gravity 1.05[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Toxic)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature 19°C (Cool-Temperate)[2][3]
Surface water 71%[2][3]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2] - 3079[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Bradley Dammann, Earl of Qandahar (3025)[1]
Paul Markov, District Governor (3067)[2]
Capital Fair Weather[1][3]
Population 2,304,000,000 (3025)[1]
1,707,000,000 (3067)[2]
2,502,000,000 (3079)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-A-B-D[2][3]
HPG (Representative) B[1][3] (Precentor Alexander Fisken (3025)[1])

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Qandahar is a world that was totally exploited by humanity for its vast natural resources. Unfortunately the early settlers didn't show any care in handling the output of their factories and this has led the ecosystem of Qandahar to collapse. The largely Azami population has frequently clashed with the Combine administrators, trying in vain to clean up the world. The toxic pollution was so bad that by 3025 50% of the native lifeforms were extinct, and other lifeforms had to live in domed cities. The only organisms that could successfully live outside the domed cities were the Toxic Life Forms. Developed on Terra in the mid-22nd century, these organisms consumed and digested toxic waste.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

In the early 31st century a small underground movement named the "Holy Struggle" attempted to shut down the Dow-Nexus Fusion Products factories because they were unsafe for their employees, causing many unnecessary deaths. Though the ISF had several informers and agents in place to destroy the Holy Struggle they didn't actually do so because the Dragon also wanted to chastise Dow-Nexus.[1]

Jihad[edit]

Early in the Jihad the Sixth Pesht Regulars were transferred to Kaznejov to deter the Federated Suns. Qandahar was raided by the Word of Blake's 14th Division.[34] On the 3rd of November 3077 a large Black Dragon Society terrorist cell seized a large oil refinery and surrounding oil field, defiantly claiming to have overcome operatives from the ISF in the process. The Black Dragon Society then began expanding it's hold on Qandahar as other planets nearby were either struck by other large Black Dragon cells or had their planetary government openly declare their support for the Kokuryu-kai.[35] As a result, the ISF and the Draconis Combine government implemented a travel ban on the 27th of December intended to bar any traffic that wasn't either governmental or military from entering the Qandahar Prefecture or landing on any of the disputed worlds.[36] Control of Qandahar wouldn't return to the Combine until April 3078, when a covert operation eliminated the key leaders of the Black Dragon Society on the world.[37]

The Dow-Nexus plant took extensive damage during the Jihad as a result of the conflicts on the world, but by late 3080 or early 3081 the factory had been resotred to full working order.[38]

Though it is a prefecture capital system, the toxic nature of the world and the reliance on domed cities with limited growth potential restrict how Qandahar interacts with other government agencies. For example, Qandahar rarely hosts summits or conferences.[3]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Sixth Pesht Regulars[39]

3054[edit]

  • Sixth Pesht Regulars[40]

3059[edit]

  • Sixth Pesht Regulars[41]

3067[edit]

  • Sixth Pesht Regulars[42]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time the 7th operating at 65% of full strength, with 87% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Industrial Centers[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
Algate 20.88 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Espakeh 23.24 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chorley 26.41 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kamarod 28.77 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Brailsford 28.79 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Echo 32.84 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Slaithwaite 36.13 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Leyland 36.19 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chapineria 42.98 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Macksburg 45.18 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ningxia 45.49 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Loysville 46.73 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ad Duwayd 47.29 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Brihuega 49.88 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Hartshill 50.14 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Salford 50.28 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Linqing 53.89 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Abiy Adi 54.37 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Multan 54.77 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Korramabad 55.64 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Pusht-i-rud 56.13 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC

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 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 181, "Qandahar"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 83, "Qandahar"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 13, "Savinsville"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  15. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  27. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 99
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  36. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 81, "Threat Level High"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89, "Pesht Military District"
  39. 39.0 39.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 28, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  41. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 135, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Updates, p. 119, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 51, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  44. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 13, "Dow-Nexus Fusion Products"

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