Sabik

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Sabik
Sabik neighbouring systems
Sabik neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -12.67 : 57.08[e]
Spectral class A2V (primary), A5V (secondary)[1]
Planets 12[1]

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

Sabik
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 9[1]
Jump point
distance
43 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 44°C[1]
Surface water 31%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Peter Yu (Governor)[1]
Timothy Jarra (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Mofesto[1]
Population 97,050[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Sabik is a smallish world orbiting between two stars that are each approximately 3.5 times as large as Terra's Sol. The world is a combination of harsh deserts, rugged mountains, and jagged cliffs. There are only a few mineral resources, and these are locked away deep in the mountain ranges which makes extraction difficult and not economically viable.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

By 2341 Sabik had been colonised[4] and would become a part of the Lone Star Province of the Terran Hegemony,[8] but only the Star League saw any real use for Sabik: The SLDF established two testing, training, and evaluation facilities on the world. The Harsh Terrain Test Center (HTTC) evaluated the performance of new infantry weapons, BattleMechs, and combat vehicles under the harshest desert conditions. The SLDF also created the Special Armed Services Training Center (SASTC) on the world. Here, the SLDF's Special Armed Services teams underwent training and evaluation.[1]

Other than the SLDF presence on Sabik the major population of the planet was largely transitory, being composed mainly of those working on five or ten year contracts as a part of the mining industry. The contracts tended to be lucrative, to reflect the high-risk nature of the mining industry within the harsh Sabik environment, working the rich mineral deposits found across the planet.[12]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

As with every other planet in the Terran Hegemony, Sabik was caught up with the coup launched by Stefan Amaris on the 27th of December 2766. Rim Worlds Republic forces attacked the single Castle Brian on Sabik and the SASTC with nuclear strikes, but while the two facilities were damaged, being nuked failed to destroy them completely; the SASTC took heavier damage than the Castle Brian, but the underground bunkers and hangars beneath the SASTC survived.[12]

Visiting the SLDF troops for the holiday season on Sabik was General Koji Talasko, Director of the SLDF Special Forces Command; the attacks caught him and the SLDF units on Sabik by surprise, but Talasko survived the initial attacks and personally planned and then led the SLDF counterattack against the Republican forces that had landed. Talasko and his troops weren't able to stop the Republicans from looting the bulk of the raw materials stored on Sabik, but within a few days the SLDF had pushed the Rim Worlds forces off the planet.[12]

Faced with the prospect of bringing in WarShips or drafting in additional ground forces to hunt down Talasko and his relatively small force of Special Forces personnel, the Rim Worlds forces instead decided to disable the planetary HPG and removed every JumpShip in the system. They then left a handful of sentry vessels in place to monitor the system, and left Talasko and his forces isolated, in control of Sabik, but with no way to leave the system and with Sabik cut off from the rest of the Hegemony. Talasko had brought his own assault DropShip with him, which had survived the attacks, and the SLDF still had a number of other intact DropShips available to them, but the SLDF troops had nowhere to go, and had no options other than to try and repair the HPG and to wait for reinforcements.[12]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Draconis Combine took control of the world after the fall of the first Star League. ComStar also established one of their bases on the world. Unbeknownst to the Dragon, ComStar found a hidden SLDF facility below the HTTC that contained two mixed companies of BattleMechs and tanks, but more importantly, detailed files on every Commonwealth and Combine world within five jumps of Sabik.[1]

The Lyran Commonwealth captured Sabik as one of their conquests during Operation Götterdämmerung in the Fourth Succession War, although the mercenary unit Barrett's Fusiliers would lose half its' strength to the defending Kingston Caballeros during the struggle.[65]

The Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Word of Blake sent in special forces to capture the world.[1] The attack on Sabik began during the first week of April 3069, and soon saw Sabik added to the Word of Blake Protectorate.[53]

As the allied coalition created by Devlin Stone began striking against Word of Blake Protectorate worlds the combined Clan Ghost Bear and Clan Snow Raven task force which had agreed to support the coalition struck at a number of Blakist worlds on the 21st of July 3076.[66][67] Sabik was one of the worlds targeted by the Clan Ghost Bear Delta Wave, led by Delta Galaxy - who struck at both Sabik and the nearby world of Kervil[68] - whilst Xi Galaxy took Ko.[69] Simultaneously, the Ghost Bear Alpha Wave struck at Dyev, led by Alpha Galaxy[70] and supported by Omega[71] and Pi Galaxies[72] whilst the Ghost Bear Beta Wave struck at Lambrecht with Rho Galaxy[73] and Moore with Theta Galaxy.[74][66][67]

During Operation SCOUR Sabik was finally liberated by Lyran and Combine special operations troops.[1] However, according to later media reports many Blakists simply blended in with the local population and carried on the battle as insurgents.[75] Shortly after Sabik had been liberated the local population rose up and stormed the planetary HPG station, critically damaging the transmission equipment and killing most of the staff before the coalition forces could respond.[76] After the liberation of Sabik, the allied coalition deployed various units to garrison the planet, units which included the 9th Sword of Light and the Carnwath Militia. Colonel John Mather of the Carnwath Militia subsequently filed a report in early 3077 with Lyran intelligence alleging that the 9th Sword of Light committed atrocities against the prisoner of war population.[55]

The earlier destruction of the HPG station made the news that a massive flu pandemic was sweeping across Sabik in January and February 3078 spread slowly, and more than 30,000 people died from the virus, for which no clear origin was determined.[77] It was later identified by local scientists that the flu-like pandemic was actually Downing-Poltur's Disease, a virulent and incurable form of viral encephalitis, a neurological disorder that attacked the logic centers of the brain and provoked violent activity before brain swelling killed those infected. Downing-Poltur's Disease was believed to have been extinct for centuries before it erupted in Mofestos, the only major city on Sabik.[75]

Sabik has absolutely no resources that cannot be exploited in other systems. In fact, it appears that the SLDF found the only real use for the world when it established the HTTC and SASTC.{{}}

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Eleventh Lyran Regulars[81]

3055[edit]

3145[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
Atria 6.44 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Dromini VI 12.36 1 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Nusakan 13.73 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ko 14.38 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Skondia 19.36 1 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Moore 19.81 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Lyons 21.26 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dyev 24.76 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
La Blon 25.01 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Imbros III 25.55 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Alrakis 26.07 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lambrecht 26.35 1 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Alkalurops 26.36 1 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Kessel 26.61 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Media 31.03 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Australis 32.41 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alphecca 34.77 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Asta 36.05 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Unukalhai 36.23 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yorii 36.55 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Kuzuu 37.26 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Pike IV 37.70 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ascella 38.14 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Athenry 40.31 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Konstance 40.35 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Zebebelgenubi 41.05 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Komephoros 41.33 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Zollikofen 41.47 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Eltanin 44.40 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Muphrid 44.79 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Summer 44.82 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Menkent 45.09 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skye 45.45 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kaus Borealis 46.47 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Galatea 47.52 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kervil 48.52 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ryde 48.73 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Altair 48.88 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kimball II 48.89 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Dieron 49.51 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Syrma 49.60 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marfik 49.70 2 DC DC LC FC FC LA LA
Styx 50.23 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Thorin 50.76 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Vega 51.15 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chara 53.78 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 54.51 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lipton 55.41 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Rigil Kentarus 55.92 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Mizar 56.02 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alya 56.06 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kochab 56.34 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Wessex 56.85 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Carnwath 56.92 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra 59.04 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Baxter 59.13 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Denebola 59.47 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Telos IV 59.58 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Saffel 59.77 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC

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