Ruchbah

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Ruchbah
Ruchbah neighbouring systems
Ruchbah neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 57.38 : -22.79[e]
Spectral class F0VI[1]
Planets 2[1]

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

Ruchbah
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
22 days[1]
Moons Unclear; see text
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 25°C[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Marcella Slayton (Governor)[1]
Garry Janetzke (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Rook[1]
Population 148,000,000[1]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

There are two canonical sources offering contradictory information about Ruchbah that cannot be reconciled:

The BattleCorps story Eclipse, which is set on Ruchbah, establishes that Michaelson Heavy Industries is situated on the southern continent and that the planet has several moons (implicitly, at least three judging from one moon being described as the "smallest").[49]

By contrast, Ruchbah is depicted as having one continent dotted with several inland seas in the Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130) document. Michaelson Heavy Industries is shown on the shore of an inland sea on the northern hemisphere.[1]

The plains and tundra of this landmass make Ruchbah one of the most effective livestock producing planets in the Inner Sphere.[1]

BattleTech developer Ray Arrastia commented that the fiction (i.e. the description in Eclipse) "is more likely correct" but clarified that there would not be a definitive answer until Ruchbah is revisited in an official canonical product.[50]

Planetary History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

When first settled, the colony of Ruchbah had a home-grown military consisting of little more than horse-mounted cavalry troopers, which after easily defeated, allowed the neighboring Tikonov Union to take over the planet in 2228.[1] With the Terran Alliance weakening, Ruchbah was one of several worlds captured by the Tikonov Union during this era; also conquered were the nearby worlds of Algol, Mirach, Rio and Tybalt, all conquered prior to the formation of the Tikonov Grand Union in 2243.[51]

Although part of the Tikonov Grand Union, Ruchbah chose to join the Terran Hegemony instead of the Capellan Confederation. During the First Succession War the Federated Suns took control of the world. For most of the next three hundred years, Ruchbah was a well-known backwater that provided animal products to the Federated Suns.[1]

===Clan Invasion During the Clan Invasion military spending reached an all-time high. Michaelson Heavy Industries expanded their factories. As a result, during the Jihad when the Word of Blake tried to integrate the world into their Protectorate, they faced a constant low-level guerrilla war. The traditional horse-mounted cavalry units were augmented by the swift VTOLs of Michaelson Industries.[52]

Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake launched a wave of attacks during the first two weeks of July 3069 that targeted the worlds of Bharat, Deneb Kaitos, Ingress, Kawich and Ruchbah. Ruchbah's armed forces were quickly overwhelmed during the conventional assault, but the population resisted incorporation into the Word of Blake Protectorate, shifting from conventional warfare to a campaign of guerrilla resistance.[1][40]

Military Deployment[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the IV Principes was at 80% of full strength, with 81% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Kawich 7.70 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ingress 8.87 1 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Fletcher (FWL) 10.73 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Basalt 10.85 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nopah 10.95 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Kaitos 12.31 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sheratan 16.74 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Small World 16.91 1 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Tigress 18.74 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Bharat 19.10 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Hean 19.36 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Woodstock 19.37 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ankaa 22.12 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hamal 22.19 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Achernar 22.28 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Acamar 24.02 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Addicks 27.28 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Yangtze 27.72 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Errai 27.87 1 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Azha 29.18 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Epsilon Indi 29.35 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Slocum 29.74 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Northwind 30.89 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Arboris 32.31 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Tybalt 32.94 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Towne 33.27 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Angol 34.76 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Terra Firma 36.87 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Quentin 37.28 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Ozawa 37.82 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alrescha 38.36 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Kansu 38.72 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Rio 38.81 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Epsilon Eridani 39.41 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Genoa 41.64 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Helen 42.16 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
New Hessen 43.46 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ronel 43.63 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Ningpo 44.45 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Nanking 45.55 2 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Bryant 45.63 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
New Rhodes III 45.92 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Algol 46.01 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Murchison 46.44 2 TH DC DC FC FC FC FC
Fomalhaut 46.49 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Saffel 47.44 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Buchlau 48.15 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Nirasaki 48.43 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tikonov 49.89 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Galatia III 50.62 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Caph 50.63 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Liao 50.86 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
New Home 51.61 2 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Deneb Algedi 51.96 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mirach 52.07 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Capolla 53.24 2 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Aldebaran 53.32 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Al Na'ir 54.59 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mira 54.98 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Zurich 55.38 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Mesartim 56.00 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Keid 56.24 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Halloran V 56.46 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Pleione 57.69 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Styx 58.23 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Demeter 58.43 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Almach 58.73 2 CC FS FS FC FC FC FC
Dieron 59.01 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Poznan 59.17 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Gan Singh 59.54 2 TH CC FS FC FC SC SC
Nashira 59.64 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC

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 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 85, "Ruchbah World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  3. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 26, "Tucas Is Removed"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
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  18. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  20. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), "Capellan Confederation - 3025 Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation 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. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  36. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  37. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  38. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  41. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  42. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor Clans Deployment Map [August 3079]"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  45. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  46. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  48. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  49. Eclipse
  50. Answer given in this thread in the "Ask the Writers" section of the official BattleTech Forum
  51. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 20
  52. 52.0 52.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  53. Field Manual: 3085, p. 186, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  54. Eclipse

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