Rochester

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Rochester
Rochester neighbouring systems
Rochester neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 226.95 : 3.06[e]
Spectral class G4III[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

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

Rochester
Geophysical
System position 5th[1]
Jump point
distance
7 days[1]
Highest native life None[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Aaron Sandoval Duke of Rochester[1]
Prime Minister Tanner Crane[1]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Tuisa Warrens)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Rochester features wide plains full of arable land and pristine oceans. Unfortunately the soil and water also contain a series of trace elements that combine in Terran lifeforms to form poison. The first settlers only discovered this after their crops and livestock began to die for no apparent reason. Once this discovery was made, the planet was abandoned.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

The Star League scientific community was able to develop a filtration system that could purge the soil and water of the trace elements. For the next few centuries, Rochester became a thriving colony. In addition to the crops and livestock they exported, pharmaceutical companies eagerly purchased the output of the filtration systems. This "Green Jelly Gold" (obviously) contained large amounts of trace elements. Though toxic when blended naturally, drug companies could extract the elements and use them to create new medications.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

After the fall of the Star League, Rochester was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[13] The Kuritan troops destroyed the filtration systems and the crops and livestock began to die off rapidly. Though the inhabitants begged the Kuritans for aid, they refused to provide any. 52,000 people died in the resulting famine. This event, later known as the "Rochester Starvation", was second only to the Kentares Massacre in the amount of hate and anger it generated in the citizens of the Draconis March.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Lucerne 14.2 Robinson 15.3 Ballentine 28.1 Franklin 31.5 New Ivaarsen 31.5
Klamriz V 32.7 Doneval II 33.8 Carnac 33.9 Le Blanc 35.2 Blandinsville 37.0
Emporia 39.3 Allerton 40.6 Layover 45.8 Royal 45.8 Dobson 46.0
Clovis 46.8 Exeter 49.6 Corydon 52.2 DeWitt 55.6 Sauk City 55.8
Courtney 58.6 Cholame 58.9 McComb 59.2 Lima 59.7

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 Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 202, "Rochester"
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns Map at their founding - [2317] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - [2319] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] 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"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 First Succession War, p. 44, "Draconis Combine-Federated Suns Front 2786-2796"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  22. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  28. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  33. ">Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  35. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  38. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  39. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  41. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  42. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  43. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"

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