Savonburg

This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 2 of the Overhaul effort.

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

Savonburg
Savonburg neighbouring systems
Savonburg neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 498.10 : -15.56[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

System Description[edit]

The Savonburg system is located in the Draconis March's Mayetta PDZ.

Planetary Info[edit]

Savonvburg features three continents - the inhabited Suluth and the largely uninhabited Saxon and Solestra. The planet's capital is Carlsruth is located on Suluth, with other cities including New Christos. [32] [33]

Planetary Locations[edit]

The Colleges of Savonburg[edit]

Likened to a ray of intellectual sunshine in the deep dark, the Colleges of Savonburg are a group of ten colleges, each devoted to different set of disciplines. The most notable and famous are:[32][33]

  • College of Medicine and Bio-Chemistry
Located in New Christos, the College of Medicine and Bio-Chemistry is perhaps the most famous of the Colleges of Savonburg, training medical practitioners and support staff in all fields. Encouraging its graduates to spend at least some time rendering medical aid in more destitute sections of the Outback, the college additionally provides free (or extremely low cost) treatment to those who are able to make their way to Savonburg, featuring an massive ward dedicated to treating nothing but children.[32][33]
  • William and James College of Literature and the Arts[33]
  • Ariel School of Performing Arts[33]
  • Hulton-Quong University[33]
HQU specialises in in history, political science, and interstellar relations.[33]
  • Elesee-Beckett College of Physics and Nuclear Sciences[33]
  • Savonburg Tech Colleges of Civil Engineering and Mech-Aero Engineering[33]
Generating considerable revenue for the world of Savonburg, the Elesee-Beckett and the Savonburg Tech C&E most notably are linked to mysterious "black" projects on world.[33]

Planetary History[edit]

In 3021 in a effort to upgrade the Colleges and improve their standing, then Dean Tilth Refol helped secure funding to build a large science facility at Carlsruth, the centerpiece of which was to be a massive underground particle accelerator. What should have been masterstroke for Savonburg turned into a fiasco when the project collapsed in 3024 due to the inability to find enough skilled construction workers able to handle the special needs of the twelve-kilometer subatomic accelerator ring, with Dean Refol losing his post as planetary Minister of Education.[32][33]

Yet later the very same year, twelve mysterious DropShips reportedly working for planetary survey and mining concerns but actually registered to Union TransStellar (a well-known Armed Forces of the Federated Suns shell-corporation) began landing on the uninhabited continent of Solestra, just long enough to drop off their cargo before leaving. These twelve would be followed by four to eight more DropShips every month until 3029 when after a brief respite the whole process would begin again. By 3054 at least nine major construction projects were completed on Savonburg - five on Solestra, three on the continent of Saxon and one in the most remote and desolate reaches of Suluth. None these ultra-secret facilities are visible from orbit and no-fly zones exist above each, each zone apparently due to "environmental dangers" yet imposed by the AFFS rather than civil authorities. According to various spacefarers a strange blue glow has been seen coming from one of the Saxon no-fly zones, with rumor as to the cause stretching from investigation of alien technologies, time-travel experiments to the facility being the new home of Clan Wolverine. Staff from Elesee-Beckett and the Savonburg Tech C&E regularly board unmarked atmojets seemingly bound for these facilities, returning days or weeks later as if nothing was strange about these proceedings. [33]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Davisville 20.76 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Benedict 25.38 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Alta Vista 29.95 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mineite 31.54 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mermentau 33.56 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Vibrunum 34.04 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nagel 35.23 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Hoyleton 37.40 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Rosiclare 37.44 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mirage 38.97 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Woodbine 40.05 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Delacambre 46.78 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Linneus 48.84 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Palmyra 48.85 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kountze 50.59 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Protection 51.24 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Chanute 52.47 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Neosho 53.14 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Altoona 54.17 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Vandalia 55.11 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Winfield (FS) 55.88 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Humansville 57.83 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tsamma 58.55 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Milligan 59.48 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  7. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  8. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  11. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  22. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  24. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  25. Field Report: Clans, p. 28, "Clan Snow Raven & Outworlds Alliance Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  28. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 162 "Education, Culture and Arts - Education - Universities - The Colleges of Savonburg"
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 Handbook: House Davion, p. 140 "Societ and Culture - Universities - The Colleges of Savonburg - Dark Mysteries of the Deep Outback"

Bibliography[edit]