Rigil Kentarus

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Rigil Kentarus
Rigil Kentarus neighbouring systems
Rigil Kentarus neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -2.85 : 2.54[e]
Spectral class G8V[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

Rigil Kentarus
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
6 days[1]
Moons 1 (Riken Minor)[1]
Surface gravity 0.85[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C[1]
Surface water 66%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Adrianna Polaski (Governor)[1]
Kamala DeLaurel (Planetary Legate)[1]
Population 315,000,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3050[edit]

3055 to 3062 to 3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

3145[edit]

Overview[edit]

Previously known as Alpha C, Regil Kent or Rigil Kentarus was also one of the Prime or First Circuit A-Class Hyperpulse Generator stations of the SLCOMNET and ComStar HPG Network.

Planetary Info[edit]

Rigil Kentarus was settled early on during the Exodus. The world had an inhabitable moon, and it's position near Terra insured it would be one of the first worlds settled.[1] Rigil Kentarus was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[2] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[6] As part of the Terran Hegemony, Rigil Kentarus received several SLDF bases to bolster Terran defense. These bases included several Castles Brian and SDS systems on both the planet and the moon, Riken Minor.[1]

Unfortunately, during the Amaris Civil War Rim Worlds troops drove the defending SLDF forces off Riken Minor. From the moon, they blasted the surface of Rigil Kentarus with the massive lasers and particle cannons available to them. At such ranges the fire was wildly inaccurate, and the Rim Worlds attacks inflicted massive amounts of damage on the world's surface.[1]

During the Succession Wars, Rigil Kentarus started to recover with help from the Lyran Commonwealth government. These efforts weren't hampered by the occasional Draconis Combine or Free Worlds League raid. All that recovery work was undone however, during the Jihad. The Blakists wanted Rigil Kentarus to secure Terra, and would stop at nothing to get it. After deploying nuclear and chemical weapons of mass destruction on the world and moon, nearly half the cities of Rigil Kentarus were destroyed and the atmosphere was tainted.[1]

Rigil Kentarus was liberated by allied coalition forces in a campaign lasting just over two weeks in 3078. The assault began on the 20th of May and ended on the 5th of June, but problems for the allied coalition didn't stop with the liberation of the planet; the bulk of the coalition forces who liberated the planet were Clan units drawn from Clan Ghost Bear, Clan Jade Falcon and Clan Wolf, and the three Clan blocs promptly divided the spoils from the campaign up amongst themselves via Clan trials, ignoring the protests from the non-Clan elements of the allied contingent.[27] After staging their Trials of Possession with the Ghost Bears, Clan Jade Falcons' Alpha Galaxy and Clan Wolf's Delta Galaxy departed Rigil Kentarus on the 5th of June.[42]

In the wake of the Jihad the planetary government on Rigil Kentarus passed a law stating that any war materiel manufactured or used by the Word of Blake had to be destroyed; selling the equipment or parts of the equipment was illegal. As a result, companies such as Paddington Metals were employed to scrap and smelt down Blakist 'Mechs and equipment. The law passed on Rigil Kentarus was typical of that implemented on a number worlds, and was both more moderate than the law passed on Freedom but stricter than the corresponding law implemented on New Earth.[43]

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067 3130
Terra 3.88 1 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB WOB RotS
New Earth 9.66 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Sirius 10.18 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD FWL FWL RotS
Denebola 11.10 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Procyon 13.21 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD FWL FWL RotS
Keid 14.12 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD WOB RotS
Caph 16.05 1 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD WOB RotS
Altair 16.79 1 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
New Home 18.45 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD WOB RotS
Yorii 19.49 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Dieron 20.41 1 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Thorin 21.57 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Bryant 22.68 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD WOB RotS
Alula Australis 22.85 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Carver V 23.61 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Fomalhaut 24.16 1 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Asta 24.25 1 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Graham IV 24.60 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Chara 26.89 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Muphrid 27.87 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Zavijava 29.30 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Saffel 30.19 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Oliver 30.76 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Zollikofen 31.32 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Lipton 31.53 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Imbros III 31.83 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Epsilon Eridani 32.15 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD WOB RotS
Pollux 34.23 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Athenry 35.32 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Styx 37.11 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Epsilon Indi 37.14 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Outreach 37.56 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Northwind 37.70 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Devil's Rock 38.15 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Dyev 39.55 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Menkent 40.35 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Nirasaki 41.21 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Lyons 41.79 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Nusakan 42.24 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Castor 43.51 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Pike IV 43.70 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Ko 44.48 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Terra Firma 44.57 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC TCC RotS
Capolla 45.67 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC TCC RotS
Summer 48.23 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Hall 48.52 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Talitha 49.06 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Zosma 49.48 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Quentin 50.28 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Deneb Algedi 50.29 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Sheratan 50.31 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Atria 51.30 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Van Diemen IV 53.89 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Elgin 54.17 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Alkalurops 54.46 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Mizar 55.26 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Errai 55.58 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC FS RotS
Small World 55.87 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS FS RotS
Sabik 55.92 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Fletcher (FWL) 56.58 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL RotS
Ingress 57.10 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS CMD RotS
Kervil 57.54 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC DC RotS
Alioth 57.74 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA LA RotS
Lambrecht 57.93 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP DC RotS
Hsien 58.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD CMD RotS
Marcus 59.46 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL FWL RotS
Acamar 59.57 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD FS RotS

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 1.17 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 246, "Rigil Kentarus World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  35. 20 Year Update, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  36. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  37. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  38. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  39. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 68, "Mercenary Employment Table"
  40. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Stone's Brigade"
  42. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 67, "Traitors Or Opportunists?"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 36, "Swords To Slag: Anti-Salvage Trend Gains Ground"

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