Salem

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Salem
Salem neighbouring systems
Salem neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 206.79 : -161.11[e]
Spectral class F8V[1]
Recharge time 179 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

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

Salem
Geophysical
System position 7th[1]
Jump point
distance
12.01 days[1]
Moons 1 (Mawu)[1]
Surface gravity 1.15[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 23°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 30%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Eden[1]
Population 3,120,627,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-D-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Twentieth Syrtis Fusiliers[39]

3054 to 3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3079 to 3085[edit]

- The 5th was in 3085 at 90% of full strengh, with 90% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

ManufacturingCenters[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

By the height of the Star League Salem was the location of a significant percentage of the defense manufacturing that supplied the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. While the overall manufacturing base of the Federated Suns was highly dispersed and diversified, a core group of worlds - New Avalon, Crofton, Kathil, Panpour, Salem and Talcott - supplied move than half of all the equipment used by the AFFS.[45]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2795, following the appointment of Sandol Quinn as regent to Ilsa Liao, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces launched an invasion of the Federated Suns intended to capture the politically-significant Chesterton system. Planned by Quinn, the operation was intended to take advantage of the AFFS' continuing focus on trying to resist the massive Draconis Combine invasion of the Federated Suns, which stood poised to capture New Avalon itself. Quinn's plan involved encircling Chesterton by taking the systems around it, using mercenary units for the initial invasions - predominantly or exclusively former Star League Defense Force commands that had been recruited by the Confederation - and following up with CCAF line regiments to reinforce the assault and then secure the captured worlds. Whilst launching one or two planetary invasions aimed at systems around Chesterton, Quinn also had the CCAF copy tactics used by the Combine so effectively, leapfrogging over border systems to capture a number of systems further inside the Federated Suns to add pressure to the AFFS. Quinn's strategy worked well for several years; by 2797 the CCAF had occupied Salem, as well the Branzoll, Carmacks, Ogilvie, Sekulmun and Victoria, creating Capellan "islands" within the borders of the Federated Suns that forced the AFFS to spread it's already-stretched border forces even more thinly at a critical time.[10]

Quinn never managed to secure Chesterton, however; unwilling to launch a mass assault led by strategic weapons that would have had devastating effects on the planet and its population, Quinn attempted to negotiate Chesterton's surrender, but the dug-in AFFS forces were absolutely fanatical in their determination to resist, and Chesterton was self-sustaining, incapable of simply being blockaded into submission, even if the CCAF had sufficient WarShips available to blockade the system. With the CCAF clashing with the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery on a number of former Terran Hegemony worlds, Quinn withdrew his forces from Salem and a number of the other isolated worlds nearby in 2800.[11]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Victoria 24.81 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Novaya Zemlya 34.60 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kathil 37.86 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Talcott 38.21 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kluane 40.05 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Montcoal 42.11 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Monongahela 42.51 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Smolensk 42.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Freisland 51.36 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nahoni 54.59 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fortymile 55.34 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Orbisonia 57.43 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Emerson 58.41 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sekulmun 59.97 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 1.16 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 10, "Salem"
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 First Succession War, p. 81, "Quinn's War: The Confederation-Suns Front"
  11. 11.0 11.1 First Succession War, p. 82, "Caught In The Capellan Crossfire"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  25. The Periphery, Second Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  30. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  31. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  39. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 99, "Unit Note"
  41. Shattered Sphere, p. 33, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Updates, p. 137, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  43. Field Report: AFFS, p. 15, "Regimental Status"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 6, "Infrastructural Integrity"

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