Robinson

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Robinson
Systems neighbouring Robinson
Systems neighbouring Robinson
System information
X:Y Coordinates 232.73:-6.49[e]
Star names 1
Spectral class G5IV[1][2]
Recharge time 186 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

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

Robinson
Planetary flag of Robinson
Planetary flag of Robinson
Geophysical
Jump point
distance
7.47 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Bethel)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.0[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Hot)[1][2]
Surface water 70%[1][2]
Highest native life 40%, Mammal[1][2]
Reference Year 3079
Infrastructure
Ruler Prince Charles Leighton (2514)[3]
Prince Nikolai Rostov (2515)[3]
Prince Dmitri Rostov (2528)[3]
Duke Aaron Sandoval (3025)[4]
Duke Tancred Sandoval (3067)[1]
Capital Beuller[1][2]
Population 5,675,350,000 (3067)[1]
5,675,350,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-B-B-C (3067)[1]
A-A-B-B-C (3079)[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]

Era Specific Data[edit]

3025[4][edit]

  • Political Leader: Council Leader Hurigu Deviin
  • ComStar Representative: Precentor Ludmilla Rovta

Planetary Garrison[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

3025[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3038[edit]

  • First Robinson Rangers[11]
  • Robinson Battle Academy Training Battalion[12]

3039[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Robinson DMM (2nd and 3rd Battalion)[16]

3061[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Planetary Geography[edit]

Robinson has three major landmasses, Canaan, Megiddo and Solomon. The capital city, Beuller, is located on Canaan.[2]

Educational & Cultural Sites[edit]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Colonization & Rise of the Sandoval family[edit]

The planet was first settled by colonists from the First Terran Exodus, who were attracted by its rich black soil and pleasant living conditions. The majority of the land's early settlers were farmers who soon discovered the world was rich in mineral and oil deposits. However, off planet corporations seeking to exploit the mineral wealth soon arrived and came into conflict with the farmers, who had already claimed the majority of the planet's available land. The resulting political crisis fuelled by conflicts with major mining concerns in the Terran Hegemony led to the collapse of the planetary government. The Robinson planetary militia commander, David Sandoval, stepped forward and took control of the failed government.[1] Declaring himself "Lord Protector", he seized the foreign companies' assets and lands to stabilize the situation. He forged a land-reform bill which shifted control of all land transactions to his new government. This resulted in the Sandoval family becoming incredibly rich. Though new policies eventually came into place to weaken this arrangement, the Sandoval family would eventually become the planet's ruling nobility.[51]

Founding of the Federated Suns & Davion Civil War[edit]

With the founding of the Federated Suns, Robinson became one of the five seats of power under House Davion. Robinson became the capital world of the Terran March, one of five Marches within the Federated Suns; the Princes of the Terran March were members of the Leighton family until Prince Charles Leighton and his family were killed in 2515[3] in a raid by Hegemony Armed Forces. {[cn}} As a result of political maneuverings within the Council of Regents General Nikolai Rostov, one of the Federated Suns' most celebrated military leaders and serving member of the Council of Regents was named Prince of the Terran March.[3]

Nikolai Rostov would continue to serve as Prince and then later as First Marshal while Robinson and the Terran March saw invasions from first the Terran Hegemony and then the Draconis Combine between his election in 2515 and the outbreak of civil war in 2524. Nikolai Rostov lead the forces of the Terran March in conjunction with the Draconis March forces led by Laura Davion on an assault into the Capellan March in an attempt to remove Cassandra Davion and David Varnay from power, sparking the civil war. When Nikolai Rostov was killed in battle on Quitticas, his son Dmitri became Prince of the Terran March.[52]

Dmitri led the Terran March forces in support of First Prince Alexander Davion initially,[53] fighting against the Varnays forces in the Capellan March and then Laura Davion's forces in the Draconis March.[54] With the defeat of the Varnays and Laura Davion, Alexander Davion began to restructure the political layout of the Federated Suns; Dmitri Rostov openly opposed Alexander's reforms, culminating in Dmitri leading the military forces of the Terran March against Alexander in battle and a botched attempt to kidnap Cynthia Davion that saw Alexander's wife killed. The net result was a massive military response from Alexander which ended with a battle on Robinson in November 2540 in which Alexander killed Dmitri.[55] The Terran March was abolished soon after when Alexander reorganized the Federated Suns into just three Marches and Robinson became the capital of the new Draconis March.[56]

Star League & Succession Wars[edit]

During the Second Succession War Robinnson was a number of worlds assaulted by the Draconis Combine in 2840 as part of a Combine plan to freeze AFFS forces in a contested area of the border between the two realms. A large raid was sent against Robinson in order to try and draw off Davion forces, but the assult was quickly repeled and haad little effect in misdirecting the Federated Suns forces. [27]

During the Marathon Offensive of Myogi Kurita in the 2850s the Suns lost only one world to the Draconis Combine, Robinson, but it was an symbol to the people of the Federated Suns. The Coordinator led 4 of his best 'Mech units (Sword of Light) against 3 defending Davion 'Mech regiments on the planet. The invasion was early decided because the DCMS had attacked Kentares IV simultaneously with Robinson and the Federation High Command have no reserve units available as reinforcements. The AFFS retreated off-world and swore to came back.[57]

The planet lost portions of its rich soil to heavy mining during this period, limiting its ability to feed itself. However, its exports of raw materials allowed construction of Dropships & JumpShips, making the world wealthy and able to afford food imports. Following the fall of the Star League, House Kurita forces invaded and occupied the world for a number of decades. As a result, Robinson suffered a prolonged period of starvation and the destruction of many of its heavy industries. Only in the thirty-first century has the planet's economic wealth been restored.

By the end of the Succession Wars Robinson was the center of Judaism within the Federated Suns.[1]

Jihad[edit]

In January 3071 the Word of Blake attacked Robinson;[42][43] and it would be more than a year before Robinson was liberated at the hands of a joint Com Guard-AFFS force. Robinson was finally free on the 2nd of February 3072.[44][45] Luckily for the Draconis March - and the Federated Suns as a whole - the decision by the Word of Blake to make use of Robinson Standard BattleWorks, combined with quick thinking and action on the part of the liberating forces prevented the complete destruction of the manufacturing facilities.[58]

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

In 3079 Robinson was still recovering from the Jihad; the Robinson Standard Battleworks plant had less than half of its production lines operating, while the Robinson Battle Academy, also located in the city of Tiberias, was being rebuilt in underground concrete bunkers.[2] While the Robinson Battle Academy suffered heavy damage during the Jihad and had yet to reconstitute its training battalion,[59] the Combat Training Centre in Osis Minor on Solomon was still operating, training students via its Infantry, Battle Armor, Conventional Armor and Conventional Fighter training programmes. [60]

Dark Age[edit]

The planet was attacked by the Draconis Combine some time in 3144 and was conquered by the invading forces.[61]

Notes[edit]

Handbook: House Davion lists the years of 2879 and 2891 as the year that Robinson is reclaimed by the Federated Suns. Based on supporting information within the sourcebook, 2891 appears to be the correct year. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine) also lists the date as 2891.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Rochester 15.33 Carnac 18.61 Lucerne 19.72 Emporia 23.96
Klamriz V 28.90 Blandinsville 31.12 Ballentine 31.89 Franklin 35.30
DeWitt 40.26 Layover 41.99 Allerton 44.35 Exeter 45.86
New Ivaarsen 46.87 Sauk City 47.19 Corydon 48.45 Doneval II 49.19
Le Blanc 50.49 Cholame 55.17 New Valencia 56.28 Saltural 57.77
Charleywood 58.23

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 Handbook: House Davion, p. 102, "Planet Profile"
  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 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 23, "Industrial Systems"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Handbook: House Davion, p. 31, "Council of Regents"
  4. 4.0 4.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Planet Profile"
  5. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  6. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 14, "Regimental Status"
  7. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
  9. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11, "Operation RAT"
  10. 10.0 10.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 12, "Operation RAT"
  11. Historical: War of 3039, p. 136, "Deployment Table"
  12. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  14. 14.0 14.1 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  15. 20 Year Update, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  16. Objective Raids, p. 101, "Unit Note"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Shattered Sphere, p. 28, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 14, "Regimental Status"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 71, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  20. Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Map at their founding [2317]"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War [2571]"
  23. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  24. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  25. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War [2822]"
  27. 27.0 27.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 66, "Planet-Hopping and Sunstroke"
  28. 28.0 28.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 71, "Early Sucesses"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 59, "Miyogi’s Marathon and Dainmar’s Disgrace"
  30. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War [2864]"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 64, "Robinson Returned"
  32. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 76, "The Rise of Taragi"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War [3030]"
  34. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  35. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  36. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  39. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  40. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  41. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 12, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 49, "The Jihad In Review"
  44. 44.0 44.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 21, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  45. 45.0 45.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  46. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  47. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  50. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  51. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Planet Robinson profile" - settling of the planet and rise of the ruling family.
  52. Handbook: House Davion, p. 33-34, "Flames of War"
  53. Handbook: House Davion, p. 34, "Rostov's Legacy"
  54. Handbook: House Davion, p. 35, "Bringing the War to the Pretenders"
  55. Handbook: House Davion, p. 36, "Prince Alexander"
  56. Handbook: House Davion, p. 37-38, "Dividends of Peace"
  57. House Davion (The Fedareted Suns), p.75
  58. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 22, "Draconis March"
  59. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 4, "Strategic Integrity"
  60. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 24, "Combat Training Center"
  61. Era Report: 3145, p. 50 Fed Suns Map 3145 - Robinson falls to Draconis Combine in 3144.

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