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Royal
Royal neighbouring systems
Royal neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 222.56 : 44.42[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Recharge time 183 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

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

Royal
Geophysical
System position 1st[1]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1]
Moons 2 (Crown, Scepter)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Hot)[1]
Surface water 71%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 2750[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Baron Monty Tennant II[1]
Population 1,050,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-A-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]


Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Seventh Robinson Chevaliers[48]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Second Hidden War[edit]

Royal was one of the worlds engulfed in conflict during what became known variously as the Second Hidden War of the Star League era, also known as the War of Davion Succession. Following the launch of an offensive against the Federated Suns by the Draconis Combine, the AFFS had launched a counter-offensive against the Combine but quickly found itself being forced to retreat in the face of the much better prepared DCMS.[53]

With the war going badly for the Federated Suns, First Prince Joseph Davion took command of the military operations on Royal personally, taking to the field in his Marauder BattleMech; this led to his death at the battle for Baron's Harbor, when Davion's Marauder was crippled and immobilized. DCMS infantry forces captured the First Prince, pulling him from his cockpit, forcing him to kneel and then beheading him. The death of Joseph Davion led to the AFFS forces on Royal collapsing and quickly being pushed from Royal.[53]

Royal would remain in Combine hands until the Star League Defense Force launched Operation SMOTHER, the deployment of five Divisions of SLDF troops to restore order and seperate the combatants. The SLDF Divisions were given authorization under the terms of the SLDF charter to do whatever was necessary to resolve the conflict; when the 160th BattleMech Division established a beachhead on Royal, the DCMS forces attempted to overrun the SLDF forces and push them off-world. The 160th resisted the Combine attack effectively, driving the DCMS troops back and then eventually offworld. Among those who received awards for gallantry during the battle of the beachhead was a young Captain Aleksandr Kerensky, the future Commanding General of the SLDF.[53]

First Succession War[edit]

Royal was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[13]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

A landhold of House Stephenson on nearby New Ivaarsen, Royal would be captured by the Draconis Combine during the Fourth Succession War. Though First Prince Hanse Davion would forbade Duke Paul Stephenson from using his New Ivaarsen Chasseurs to retake Royal in the wake of the Fourth war, Duke Paul ensured a steady volume of supplies and support for an underground movement against the Combine occupation. [54]

War of 3039[edit]

In the lead-up to the War of 3039, the AFFS High Command selected the Fuchida's Fusiliers mercenary unit to retake Royal. Seemingly a relatively easy mission, the mercenaries would later learn that things were much more complex behind the scenes.[55]

When Duke Paul received word his Chasseurs were preparing for action elsewhere, the Duke sent his son Leto Stephenson to accompany the Fusiliers as their liason officer. Duke Paul then proceeded to recruit a battalions-worth of MechWarriors from both Chasseur regiments as well a regiment from New Ivaarsen's militia to create the New Ivaarsen Volunteers. Just before the Fusiliers jumped, Lete signalled his father, who immediately dispatched Volunteers. As soon as they arrived on-world, Colonel Stephenson assumed direct command of the Royal invasion. With word of their duke's son leading the invasion, almost the entire population of Royal rose up against the three Kurita conventional regiments stationed on-world. While suffering heavy losses, the people of Royal played a decisive role in ensuring Colonel Stephenson and his Volunteers ejected the Combine forces off-world in a mere five weeks. [55][54]

A mere footnote during the war, the fighting on Royal would be quickly overshadowed by a legal battle between House Stephenson and the Fusiliers, the mercenaries accusing Colonel Stephenson of overstepping his authority, ensuring they took the bulk of the losses while then assigning bulk of the battle salvage to his New Ivaarsen Volunteers. The people of Royal however saw Colonel Leto Stephenson as their liberator and hero and in response the people of Royal would accuse the Fusiliers of cowardice, word quickly spreading throughout the Draconis March. Though the mercenaries eventually received some degree of financial redress, the Fusiliers lost in the court of public opinion as their blackened reputation would force the AFFS to post them outside the Draconis March. While the tensions between House Stephenson and Fusiliers would lead to problems that would last until the mercenaries finally went rogue during the Clan Invasion, Leto's actions and reputation did ensure the Federated Suns were able to easily and rapidly bring Royal back into the government and trade system of the greater Davion realm. [56][57]

Nearby Planets[edit]

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

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
New Ivaarsen 10.86 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
McComb 13.30 1 FS FS DC FC FC FC FC
Lima 16.43 1 FS FS DC FC FC FC FC
Marduk 21.23 1 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Tripoli 24.75 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dobson 26.01 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Breed 27.79 1 DC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wapakoneta 29.66 1 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Le Blanc 30.64 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Crossing 31.16 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deshler 31.18 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Paris 31.20 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lucerne 33.68 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Harpster 39.47 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Galtor III 40.76 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Rochester 41.96 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hoff 42.71 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Benet III 42.96 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Doneval II 43.25 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Franklin 44.25 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Marlowe's Rift 45.49 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
New Mendham 46.36 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Bettendorf 46.71 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Harrow's Sun 47.88 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
New Aberdeen 48.69 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Klathandu IV 49.48 2 DC FS DC DC DC DC DC
Donenac 50.16 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Robinson 52.38 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bergman's Planet 53.54 2 FS FS DC DC DC DC DC
Tallmadge 54.04 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Scheat 54.57 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Barlow's Folly 54.73 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sakhara V 55.50 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Allerton 55.76 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Gandy's Luck 56.41 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Arlington 56.68 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Xhosa VII 57.62 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Reisling's Planet 59.68 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Clovis 59.76 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC

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 Era Report: 2750, p. 127, "Royal"
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns 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] Map"
  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), p. 24, "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 Succession 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), p. 112, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession 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 Succession 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 Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns 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 - [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. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  43. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145] Map"
  46. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  47. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  48. 48.0 48.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  49. 49.0 49.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  50. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 133 - "Unit Deployment Table"
  51. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11, "Operation RAT"
  52. 20 Year Update, p. 19 - "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 18, "A Plague On Both Your Houses: The War of Davion Succession (Second Hidden War)"
  54. 54.0 54.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 50 "Wave One - Royal (March-April)"
  55. 55.0 55.1 Historical: War of 3039 , p. 140
  56. Historical: War of 3039, p. 51 "Wave One - Royal Backlash"
  57. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 101-102 "Wave Two and Counterattack - Royal"

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