Shadow

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

X: -41[1] Y: -26

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

X: -3.10 Y: -1,735.69[e]


Planetary Data[edit]

  • System Name: Shadow
  • Star Type: B8IV
  • Position in System: 1 of 2
  • Time to Jump Point: 62.07 days
  • Surface Water: 40%
  • Atmosphere: Standard (virally tainted)
  • Surface Gravity: 0.7
  • Equator Temperature: 35 degree Celsius
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Reptiles

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According to an apocryphal source,[2] Shadow is a large moon orbiting a gas giant with such a high gravity that the libration point (Lagrange point) forms a stable "pirate point" a few hundred thousand kilometers from Shadow some three times per month, close enough even for aerospace fighters and small craft to make the trip. The system's sun is only a slightly larger star in Shadow's dark sky which is dominated by the gas giant. The world is in twilight most of the time, with no discernible day-night-cycle but strong polar lights, and has surface temperatures between 80 and 160 degrees centigrade below zero. The same source also cited a surface gravity of almost 0.9g.

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Local Fauna[edit]

Era Specific Data[edit]

3062[edit]

  • Population (3062): 42,000,000[3]
  • Occupying Clans: Clan Fire Mandrill (100%)[4]

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]

3059[edit]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Description[edit]

Shadow was part of the earliest colonization effort in the Kerensky Cluster.[11]

Planetary History[edit]

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As of 3053, Shadow was apocryphally noted[2] to have previously been a Clan Smoke Jaguar holding, but large areas had been ceded to the other invading Clans as a jump-off world on the way to the Inner Sphere with the provision that large-scale live fire exercises could be carried out there before troops embarked on the year-long journey.

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The world is reportedly completely controlled by factionalist Clan Fire Mandrill as of 3062, and noted as their capital world.[12]

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Manufacturing Center[edit]

The Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga enclave produces the Salamanda at one its manufacturing centers.[13]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2570 2750 2821 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
Lum 10.00 1 N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Brim 20.50 1 N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Gatekeeper 37.00 2 N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Strana Mechty 40.00 1 N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Foster  ??.00 2 N N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Huntress  ??.?? 2 N N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan
Ironhold 48.00 2 N N Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan Clan

Notes[edit]

Distance between worlds was measured using Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster (2821) shown in the Historical: Operation Klondike. This map presented a Light-year scale measurement. These are proximate distances.[17]

References[edit]

  1. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 113, "X & Y Coordinates of Brim from Old Clan sourcebook"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Katze unter Bären, p. 81
  3. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 113, Clan-Space Worlds Table - Shadow's data includes 3062 population.
  4. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114, Political Balance Table - Shadow data shows the Fire Mandrills have full control of the planet.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 148 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  7. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 114
  8. Field Manual Update p. 39
  9. The Wars of Reaving, p. 38
  10. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248
  11. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 79
  12. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 78, "Fire Mandrill Demographics": Shadow shown at 100% controlled by Fire Mandrills and its is the Clan's capital world.
  13. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 46-47, "Salamander": Fluff includes its being manufactured on Shadow. No specific name of complex given.
  14. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 140, "Mandrill": BattleMech produced at Kindraa Sainze in limited numbers.
  15. TRO:3060, p. 144, 166, "Predator tells story of old manufacturing plant being reconditioned on Shadow to increase production of Predator and re-introducing the clan unifying totem 'Mech, the Mandrill".
  16. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 164, "Trition ProtoMech Profile"
  17. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 135 - Brim measurements between existing colonized worlds.

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