Sappho

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

Sappho
System information
X:Y Coordinates -59.80 : -240.67[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Sappho was settled by the Capellan Confederation during the Star League era and was a part of the Sian Commonality.[3][4]

First Succession War[edit]

Sappho was conquered by the Free Worlds League between 2786 and 2791.[8] In mid-2804 Captain-General Thaddeus Marik withdrew all of the federal troops from the Duchy of Oriente in retaliation for Duke Carter Allison objecting to Thaddeus' claim to the title of Captain-General of the Free Worlds League. When the Capellan Strategios was able to confirm the withdrawal of the Free Worlds League Military troops, they responded by immediately deploying forward troops from Anegasaki, Ipswich and Pella II to assault systems within the Duchy, making swift gains including the recapture of Sappho.[9]

In 2805 the Strategios stripped the defending garrison on Sappho of troops to launch a third attack on Oriente, determined to try and capture the world and cripple a key Free Worlds League province before Thaddeus could send reinforcements. The deployment orders arrived at very short notice, surprising the troops on Sappho, and the lack of available transport vessels forced the units there to deploy without their infantry and armor assets. The attack failed thanks to the arrival of Thaddeus at the head of a substantial naval fleet and ground task force, and in 2806 the Free Worlds League had returned to the offensive. By the end of 2806 Sappho was back under League control.[10]

Third Succession War[edit]

Sappho vanished from maps during the Third Succession War[12][13] indicating that the planet had been abandoned or depopulated.

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 First Succession War, p. 59, "Free Worlds League-Capellan Confederation Front 2786-2821"
  9. 9.0 9.1 First Succession War, p. 83, "Objective: Oriente - Strike One"
  10. 10.0 10.1 First Succession War, p. 84-86, "Objective: Oriente - Strike Three and Out"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  17. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  18. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"

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