Shensi

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Shensi
Shensi neighbouring systems
Shensi neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 53.76 : -92.52[e]
Spectral class F6V[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

Shensi
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
14 days[1]
Moons 1 (Kung Pow)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C[1]
Surface water 59%[1]
Highest native life Amphibians[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Millano Rivkin (Governor)[1]
Marjori Tarr (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Whitehorse[1]
Population 1,654,799,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Description[edit]

Shensi is a Earth-like world, which is most notable for its extensive forestry and mineral reserves. It has three continents (Klondike, Mongot and Kungara), which are extensively forested.[1]

Notable Locations[edit]

  • Klondike - Largest of the planet's continents, extending from the equator into the far north. It has a wide range of temperatures, and it is home to the planet's capital.[1]
    • Whitehorse - Planetary Capital of Shensi, located in center of the continent of Klondike.
  • Kungara - The planet's agricultural center, where its wide spread of plains has enough open land to support the planet's population.[1]
  • Mogot - Cold and Mountainous regions of the planet. Here in these reaches, is found the planet's most accessible mineral wealth.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Colonization[edit]

Shensi was colonized during Terra's Exodus, where people from northern Chinese, Siberian Russia, and people from Northwest North America settled the world due to large swaths of forests. The settlers took pains when they arrived to avoid damaging the forests of the planet when they started to build their settlements. The Russian settlers were drawn to the planet's colder climates and settled in the mountainous areas of the continent of Mogot. There they began to mine the mountains for their rich resources of titanium, uranium and iron.

The planetary capital was established on the temperate continent of Klondike, in the city of Whitehorse.[1]

Under the administration of the Capellan Confederation[edit]

When the Capellan Confederation formed, the planet was annexed. It was brought into the Confederation as a means to add its agricultural and mineral strengths to the newly-formed nation. Over the course of time, the planet was seen as very valuable, and the CCAF placed a number of strategic supplies in a series of caches.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

Shensi was one of a number of worlds to be hit by elements of an elite Free Worlds League Miliary strike force codenamed "Red Rover" between 2901 and 2910. Red Rover contained units from both the Defenders of Andurien and the Orloff Grenadiers and launched a series of raids targetting key Capellan Confederation Armed Forces supply depots, although the strong reserve forces established by Chancellor Otto Liao stopped the FWLM forces from remaining on any of the Capellan worlds.[34]

Fourth Succession War and FedCom[edit]

In 3028 the First Davion Guards RCT landed on Shensi as part of the first wave of the Fourth Succession War. Only defended by a poorly-armed Home Guard Militia, the Militia commander employed desperate tactics to try and overturn the elite House Davion troops. The Guards overwhelmed the militia force, leaving a detachment of Armor and infantry battalions to garrison the planet.[35]

Operation Guerrero and return to Liao rule[edit]

In 3057, the Confederation and Free Worlds League conducted joint invasion of the Sarna March of the Federated Commonwealth. Shensi was one of the first worlds to be recovered from Davion rule and placed in the Liao Commonality.[36] Once in Confederation hands, the natives revealed they had kept the secret of the CCAF's supply caches intact, however one had been discovered by pirates during FedCom rule.[1]

Jihad and Republic Era[edit]

The Word of Blake gambit to take over the central worlds of the Inner Sphere. Shensi was spared the onslaught of the fighting and remained firmly in Liao hands.[37] In early February 3079 Melissa Allard-Liao gave a speech to a crowd of several thousand on behalf of the Renascent Hegemony political movement. The speech took place in the People's Garden Amphitheatre in the capital of Whitehorse and argued in favour of supporting the creation of a new Terran Hegemony from the remains of the Word of Blake Protectorate. Melissa's speech was one of twenty given in short order across former Word of Blake Protectorate worlds - eight of which were former Capellan Confederation worlds - and prompted an angry response from Capellan nationalists.[38]

After the signing of the Treaty of Tikonov, that the planet became part of the Republic of the Sphere.[citation needed]

HPG Blackout & Independence[edit]

In August 3132, Shensi and the rest of the Inner Sphere lost communication with rest of HPG grid. Plunged into a communication blackout, the planetary government stayed strong. By 3134, House Liao made gambit to again retake worlds lost to Republic of the Sphere. In November, Shensi was attacked by Aerospace fighters, the raid damaging significant power grid locations and other important locations on planet. At the time, the government was neutral, but was friendly to House Liao. However, the attack prompted the government to sign a treaty with the pro-Davion military splinter group, SwordSworn in mututal defense pact to defend again Liao Incursion.[39]

After the Exarch Levin's announcement of end of the Republic of the Sphere, Shensi became an independant world despite the Liao's incusion as of 3135.[40]

Military Deployment[edit]

3050[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Pleione 14.7 Styk 17.1 Tsitsang 18.3 Poznan 19.6
New Aragon 19.7 St. Andre 20.5 Hunan 21.3 Gan Singh 24.6
Ningpo 25.8 Manennaia 28.7 Sichuan 34.5 Halloran V 34.6
Algol 35.4 Palos 35.7 Menkar 37.0 Wei 37.2
Buchlau 39.6 Azha 40.6 Foochow 40.6 Algot 41.4
Snailzar 42.1 Bhaktapur 42.9 Liao 43.0 Second Try 43.1
New Athens 43.9 Slocum 44.2 Conwy 44.6 Shipka 45.0
Kansu 46.3 Genoa 47.1 Zion 47.3 Jonathan 47.8
Achilles 49.0 Zaurak 50.2 Arboris 51.2 Kyrkbacken 52.6
Tianamon 53.2 New Macao 54.1 Bharat 55.6 Aldebaran 56.6
Sakhalin 57.6 Asuncion 58.2 Menkib 58.6 Foot Fall 58.6
Suzano 59.5 Hamal 59.7

Note[edit]

Planet's moon possibly missed name. In the Fortress of Lies novel, which feature the world. Planet's moon was named Kung Pao.[42] Wizkids' planet profile includes name of the moon, but spells it Kung Pow.</ref>

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 1.20 1.21 1.22 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 112, "Shensi World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  14. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  22. Shattered Sphere, p. 101, "Chaos March Free Rasalhague Republic"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 39, "The Great Compromiser"
  35. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 22, "Shensi" - 1st Davion Guards take Shensi with ease and leaves mixed detachment of troops to defend it.
  36. Shattered Sphere, p. 65, "St. Ives Compact" - Capellan Confederation starmaps - Shensi shown as being now part of the Confederation as of 3061.
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 19, 65, 87, "Maps of the Inner Sphere from 3068 to 3075 show the planet remaining part of House Liao during early days of the Jihad".
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 11, "Melissa Allard-Liao, "Rising Power""
  39. Fortress of Lies, pp. 169-173, "Erik Sandoval-Groel convinces Legate and Governor of Shensi in mists of a Liao raid that be mutually good thing sign with treaty with his Swordsworn against Liao".
  40. Republic Territories map as of 3135, with Shensi shown unoccupied by any power.
  41. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  42. Fortress of Lies, p. 178 - Swordsworn dropship recieves a distress signal from Liao fighter from Shensi's moon, Kung Pao.

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