Restitution

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Restitution
System information
X:Y Coordinates -204.96 : -344.97[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

The site of the original colony on Restitution became the site of the planetary capital, Magdeburg, which was also home to the principal planetary industry in the Age of War. This industry was the media industry, famous and notorious in equal parts throughout the neighbouring Free Worlds League for the production of low-brow dramas and pornography - but which also meant that Restitution had experts in communications, data delivery and image and video manipulation. By the end of the Age of War the communications network on Restitution was as advanced as any in the Inner Sphere.[5][4]

War between the Star League and the Magistracy of Canopus was inevitable after the Magistracy joined the other Periphery nations in rejecting the Pollux Proclamation; Restitution was an early target in the initial Star League Defense Force campaign against the Magistracy. The first priority for the SLDF task force was the planetary capital; so long as Magdeburg remained in Canopian hands, it could efficiently co-ordinate the planetary garrison's efforts to defend Restitution even when the garrison was operating in the badlands.[5]

The city of Magdeburg was located on a narrow bluff, making it a naturally defensible location; the SLDF soon discovered that Magdeburg had also been expanded with newly-constructed defenses, and drafted plans for a direct assault into the city. To be able to drop troops directly into Magdeburg any anti-air defences would need to be knocked out, and the SLDF would need to obtain air superiority over the planetary defenders. While the conquest of Restitution had been assigned to the 57th Brigade, the need to assure dominance of the air led to the bulk of the aerospace assets assigned to the 58th Brigade also being deployed to assist in the planetary invasion.[5]

With the aerospace forces in place, the planetary invasion began on the 21st of October 2577, only for the SLDF forces to find that they faced minimal opposition. Reconnaissance flights confirmed the presence of the civilian population of Restitution on the planet, but couldn't find any trace of the 3rd Canopian Light Horse. The 57th Brigade declared the world pacified a day later, and the whereabouts of the planetary garrison would remain a mystery for more than two weeks, before their final location was discovered - the Restitution garrison had been redeployed to Cranston in a strategic movement typical of the MAF campaign against the SLDF.[5]

Although the 57th Brigade were responsible for capturing Restitution, the SLDF task force responsible for conquering the Magistracy stationed a number of other units on Restitution during 2577, units which included the 62nd Royal Brigade (from the 21st Royal Division), 3rd Marik Militia and the Oriente Fusiliers' 2nd Brigade.[39]

The Magistracy of Canopus had 13 worlds annexed by the Free Worlds League, either during the Reunification War[6] or by Star League decree in 2602,[40] and Restitution was one of these worlds. Restitution was one of a number of former Canopian worlds lost during the Succession Wars.[5][15][16]

Military Deployment[edit]

2577[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - Map [2571]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Historical: Reunification War, p. 97-98, "Restitution and Cranston (October-November 2577)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: Free Worlds League, p. 25, "Free Worlds League Militia Deployment Map 2765"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  17. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League Map - [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050]" Map
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052]" Map
  23. Objective Raids, p. 36, "Map of the Free Worlds League"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  25. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  27. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 61, "Free Worlds League Map"
  28. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  31. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  32. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  35. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 148, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  40. Historical: Reunification War, p. 161, "Good Neighbours To The Magistracy"
  41. Historical: Reunification War, p. 150, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (Jump-Off-2582)"

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