Roche

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(References to Roche)

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

X: 32[1] Y: 108

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

X: 66.70 Y: 1,855.53[e]


Planetary Description[edit]

Roche is a world located in the Kerensky Cluster in Clan space.

Planetary Data[edit]

  • Star Type: F2III
  • Position in System: 1 (of 1)
  • Surface Water: 50%
  • Atm. Pressure: Standard
  • Surface Gravity: 0.8 G
  • Equatorial Temperature: 40°C
  • Highest Native Life: Reptiles
  • Population: 31,000,000 (3062)

Planetary History[edit]

Roche was the capital of the former Clan Widowmaker. During the last battles of the Trial of Absorption of Clan Widowmaker by Clan Wolf in 2834, several Scorpion warriors watched as Clan Wolf forces pursued the remaining forces of Clan Widowmaker into the abandoned city of Porthos. There the Widowmakers sprung a trap on the unsuspecting Wolf forces and taunted them with their imminent death. Ethan Moreau, the Goliath Scorpion Loremaster, driven by his own surkairede to defend Nicholas Kerensky and his kin (aka Clan Wolf) charged his Black Knight mech into the city to attack the Widowmakers and save the Wolf unit. Both Wolf and Scorpion forces joined against the Widowmakers and were able to escape the trap, but with heavy casualties. At first, Clan Wolf was furious at the Scorpions for interfering with the Trial of Absorption, but Wolf Khan Jerome Winson eventually accepted Moreau's interference as an honor debt to Nicholas Kerensky. Clan Wolf would later ceded the Scorpions much of the Widowmaker enclave on Roche, including the Widowmaker's military headquarters in the massive fortress of Spiderholm. Roche would soon become the capital of Clan Goliath Scorpion.

Roche is also home to the Goliath Scorpions underground museum where they keep relics and items from the Star League that they have discovered, captured from rival clans or brought from the Inner Sphere.[2]

Following the exile of Clan Goliath Scorpion from the Clan Homeworlds during the Wars of Reaving Roche was seized by Clan Cloud Cobra, and by 3090 was the primary stronghold of the Cloud Cobras within the Homeworlds. Beginning in 3086 the Cloud Cobras began trading with Clan Star Adder and Clan Coyote; with three-quarters of the Cloud Cobra's total military production originating on Roche, some of the ProtoMechs manufactured on Roche were traded to the Star Adders while the Coyotes received supplies of germanium; in exchange, the Cloud Cobras received DropShips and AeroSpace Fighters.[3]

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]

3061[4][edit]

3067[5][edit]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Owner History[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2570 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
Tiber  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Hoard  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Hellgate  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Glory  ??.??  ? UK UK Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 112, Clan-Space Worlds Table
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 103-107, "Clan Goliath Scorpion"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 8, "Recent Happenings"
  4. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164, "The Warden Clans"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 75, "Crusader Clans TO&E" and p.78, "Warden Clans TO&E"

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