Saffel

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Saffel
Saffel neighbouring systems
Saffel neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 25.59 : 11.85[e]
Spectral class K3VI[1]
Planets 6[1]

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

Saffel
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
5 days[1]
Moons 1 (Promina)[1]
Surface gravity 0.77[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 22Β°C[1]
Surface water 53%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Preston Ulganoff (Governor)[1]
Evander Yassir (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Iwanji[1]
Population 1,289,000,000[1]


Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Early History[edit]

Saffel is a cold world. When first discovered by humanity, the world had just entered an ice age. The first colonists landed on the northern continent, which they named Dovejin, and planned to mine the mineral resources that were locked away under the glaciers. Before they could do so, the Outer Reaches Rebellion occurred, and Saffel was left to its own devices. With no support from the core worlds near Terra and ill-equipped to deal with the arctic temperatures, many of the first wave of colonists died in Saffel's harsh winter. Those who survived did so by moving to the equatorial region, where it was (relatively) warmer. Able to scratch out a meager existence, the survivors began forming new smaller towns and cities.[1]

After a century of isolation, a second wave of colonists arrived from the Terran Hegemony. This second wave of colonists landed and claimed the polar cities that had been abandoned by the first colonists. The newly arrived colonists found themselves at odds with the survivors of the first wave, who resented the "intrusion." Tensions ran so high that a small brushfire war broke out between the two groups before the Terran Hegemony could negotiate a truce. Eventually the two groups joined forces, and by the time of the Star League, Saffel was a major exporter of valuable metals and one of the worlds that made up the Lone Star Province of the Hegemony. The other major draw to the world was the Saffel Medical Institute. The information and work done at this institute made Saffel an exporter of medical equipment as well.[1][8]

Succession Wars[edit]

After the fall of the Star League, the Federated Suns took control of the world. The AFFS used Saffel as a staging area for an assault into the Draconis Combine. In 2787 the Combine retaliated and tried to take the world, but was unsuccessful. Over the centuries of the Succession Wars, Saffel was frequently used as a staging area and invasion corridor, but the Federated Suns usually kept control of the world. That changed in the War of 3039, however, when the Draconis Combine finally seized the world.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

The DCMS assault on Saffel in April 2787 had been intended to seize Saffel, but the Sixth Benjamin Regulars soon discovered that the Twenty-first Rim Worlds Regiment - a former Rim Worlds Army and Amaris Empire Armed Forces regiment that had become a part of the Blue Star Irregulars mercenary unit - were active on Saffel. The Twenty-first was evidently attempting to secure a cache left behind by the Amaris Empire, and Warlord Jinjiro Kurita - son of the Coordinator had issued very specific instructions to his forces along the border with the Federated Suns and conducting operations inside the former Terran Hegemony; any encounters with the AFFS, mercenaries in AFFS employ or possible allies of the Federated Suns were to be met with the minimum necessary force, so as to preserve the illusion that the Combine was focussed on operations against the Lyran Commonwealth, while Jinjiro massed forces for an imminent invasion of the Federated Suns.[13]

The orders were galling to Tai-sa Shiro Knutesson, as it meant that the Sixth had to deliberately lose to the mercenaries, a particularly bitter pill given that the Regulars regarded the mercenaries as honorless dregs from the fallen Republic, but Jinjiro's orders left no room for misinterpretation. Knutesson acted accordingly, ordering his forces to disperse across multiple settlements, to give ground easily and to feign weakness and incompetence. Reminders of the consequences of Jinjiro's presence kept his command in line, and after ten days the Regulars retreated from Saffel, just days ahead of the launch of the Combine invasion of the Federated Suns.[13]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake used a mixture of their own forces and hired mercenaries to assault and conquer Saffel during the first half of March 3069, incorporating the world forcibly into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[49]

Saffel was evidently liberated by the end of 3077 by allied coalition forces, as the administration of the HPG facility on Saffel had reverted to ComStar by the end of November. However, in early December a press notice was issued by ComStar to other nearby ComStar facilities indicating that the Saffel HPG had been taken offline due to unspecified local technical difficulties.[59]

Saffels has three continents, Awonera, Dowejin and Sophrati, the capital city is Iwanji. It can be found on Dovejin's southern coast.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2787[edit]

3040[edit]

3050[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Fomalhaut 11.12 Styx 13.96 Nirasaki 16.29 Dieron 16.45 Altair 18.66
Quentin 20.93 New Stevens 21.17 Northwind 23.27 Lockdale 23.96 Caph 25.08
Athenry 27.15 Deneb Algedi 29.73 Inglesmond 30.49 Epsilon Indi 31.02 Killbourn 31.96
Pike IV 32.83 Helen 33.68 Asta 35.15 Errai 35.29 Terra 37.43
Bryant 37.49 Rigil Kentarus 37.74 Epsilon Eridani 40.33 Pokhara 41.79 Kervil 42.65
Yorii 42.91 New Home 42.92 Chaville 43.39 Nashira 43.81 Keid 44.46
Small World 44.98 Telos IV 46.78 New Earth 46.79 Towne 47.57 Sirius 47.85
Terra Firma 48.59 Sheratan 48.61 Dyev 48.85 Imbros III 49.89 Thorin 52.99
Procyon 53.54 Al Na'ir 53.90 Ingress 54.54 Rocky 55.21 Muphrid 56.35
Fletcher 56.61 Murchison 57.12 Kuzuu 57.39 Lambrecht 57.90 Addicks 58.39

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 37, "Saffel World Profile"
  2. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  3. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - [2319] Map"
  4. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  5. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 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]
  11. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. ↑ 12.0 12.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  13. ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 First Succession War, p. 37, "Holding Back: The Battles for David and Saffel"
  14. ↑ 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  17. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864]"
  21. ↑ House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025] Map"
  22. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  23. ↑ House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  24. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  25. ↑ House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  26. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  27. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  28. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  29. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  30. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  31. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  32. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  33. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  34. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  35. ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  36. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  37. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  38. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  39. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  40. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  41. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  42. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guererro - [3058] Map"
  43. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  44. ↑ Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  45. ↑ Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  46. ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  47. ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  48. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  49. ↑ 49.0 49.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  50. ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  51. ↑ Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  52. ↑ Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - August 3079"
  53. ↑ Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  54. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  55. ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  56. ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  57. ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  58. ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  59. ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 34, "Saffel HPG Offline"
  60. ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  61. ↑ 20 Year Update, p. 40, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"

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