Stanzach

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

Stanzach
Stanzach neighbouring systems
Stanzach neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 14.46 : 315.83[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

By 2765 the planet Stanzach had been suffering a local insurrection and associated terrorism for several years, despite the efforts of the Eighth Arcturan Guards to end the conflict. The insurrection intensified when a series of strikes by employees and lock-outs by employers brought the population into an active class war, simultaneously sending the planetary economy spiralling downhill.[44]

In 2784 the Lyran Commonwealth reclaimed the military outposts and administrative centers on Stanzach that had been operated by the Star League. Stanzach wasn't the only world where this happened; using a similar process on all three worlds, the Lyrans also reclaimed similar facilities on both Gram and Lovinac. In all three cases the non-Lyran personnel working within these facilities were offered jobs within the local government bureaucracy, a reflection of Archon Jennifer Steiner actively attempting to retaining the expertise possessed by those personnel left within the dwindling, isolated Terran Hegemony agencies that still existed through treating them with respect.[9]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In October 3050 Stanzach, an important economic center of the Free Rasalhague Republic, was conquered by Clan Wolf as one of the final legs of Operation Revival's Fourth Wave. Major battles took place at Cosognome, Lule Valley, Mount Adament and Kirund between the 11th Battle Cluster and the 1st Stanzach Armored Division. While the Wolf invaders should have had a difficult time subduing the planet, the local populace's fear of the Clans had reawakened old racial prejudices between those of Scandinavian and Asian descent. While the tanks of the 1st Division were able to give good showings, the occasional "miscommunication" or outright mutiny between the two factions ultimately doomed their efforts.[45]

Jihad[edit]

On the 2nd of January 3079 one of the leaders of the Motstånd terrorist group, Albert Gronvold-Minami, was killed by Clan Ghost Bear paramilitary police on Stanzach following a terrorist bombing on Alshain on the 31st of December 3078 that killed hundreds of Ghost Bear and Rasalhagian civilians as well as several Unity Council members and former First Prince Christian Månsdottir.[35][46]

The press coverage of the death of Gonvold-Minami reported that he and a number of other Motstånd members had holed up in a flat in the Hayden Arms estate block of Janetown, and that when the surrounding area had been cordonned off by the Ghost Bear paramilitary police the terrorists decided to try and fight their way out rather than surrender. The resulting combat devastated the block itself and damaged two other nearby blocks, with a total of 14 terrorists and 6 paramilitary police killed. Gronvold-Minami was evidently apprehended while trying to escape in a car, and he and eight other terrorists who had attempted to surrender were summarily executed at the scene by the police. It was noted that while the summary execution of the terrorists attracted some criticism from legal activists, polls conducted across the Ghost Bear Dominion supported the action taken, something possibly influenced by Motstånd using explosives identified as being of Word of Blake origin.[35]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Eighth Arcturan Guards[48]

2821[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Memmingen 10.89 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Vorarlberg 15.77 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CHH
Engadin 21.57 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CHH
Kandis 22.03 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Gunzburg 25.90 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Radstadt 27.14 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CGB
Tamar 30.26 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Kempten 32.01 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Thannhausen 33.39 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Goito 35.04 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Kufstein 36.51 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Weingarten 37.57 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Ferleiten 39.88 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Heiligendreuz 39.95 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Kobe 45.69 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Volders 45.80 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Karston 46.44 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Hohenems 46.66 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Moritz 47.34 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Predlitz 48.98 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Kaesong 49.55 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Unzmarkt 51.66 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Hyperion 51.94 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Spittal 53.61 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Hainfeld 55.42 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Satalice 56.21 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CGB
Bessarabia 56.43 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Sheliak 56.69 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Skokie 56.99 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Alshain 57.91 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Basiliano 57.96 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Feltre 58.31 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Maestu 58.32 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Sevren 59.52 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW

References[edit]

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  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
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  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60, "The Jihad in Review"
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Ghost Bear Dominion & Kungsarmé/Clan Nova Cat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
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  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
  45. Clan Wolf Sourcebook, p. 63
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 11-12, "Terrorists Die In Firefight"
  47. Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  48. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  49. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"

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