Summer

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Summer
Summer neighbouring systems
Summer neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -44.46 : 26.05[e]
Spectral class M4V[1][2][3]
Recharge time 205 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]
Planets 5[3]

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

Summer
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 1st[1][2][3]
Jump point
distance
2.56 days[2]
Moons 1 (Niflheim)[2][3]
Surface gravity 1.03[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 42° C (Tropical)[2]
Surface water 77%[2][3]
Highest native life Plants[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3130[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Aldo Lestrade, Duke of Summer (3025)[1]
Duke Genovese Hayne (3067)[2]Governor: Minerva Hyne & Planetary Legate: Carlos Adler[3]
Capital Curitiba (until 3069)[3]
Mount Breighton (3130)[3]
Population 2,561,000,000 (3067)[2]
894,000,000 (3130)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-F[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2] (Precentor Dewayne Vetters) (3025)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Geography[edit]

The planet Summer orbits a relatively cool M-class star; the four major continents of the world are marked by numerous mountain chains that run across them, and the combination of Summer's close orbital path to the system primary and a slowly-fading ozone layer make the planet warmer than it might appear.[3] The soil native to Summer is infertile and incapable of supporting more than the indigenous scrub grass - which is purple in color - but Summer possesses reserves of various radioactive ores, as well as deposits of crude oil.[2][3] A relatively dark world thanks to the dim system primary, Summer is characterised by hills that appear as dark and ominous shapes that loom over Summer's many valleys, leaving the valleys steeped in shadows. The native plantlife on Summer produces odd odors when it blooms, and these odors often taint the wind during summer months.[1] Of the four continents one is named Wessler, another is named Lestrade, and a third Aberdale.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Summer was settled during the first Exodus from Terra but the infertility of the local soil made agricultural endeavors difficult, if not impossible. This forced the population to build trading partnerships with a number of nearby worlds; exploiting the oil and radioactive materials for trade purposes, the export of both formed the basis of the planetary economy.[3] Summer was soon a valuable world within the Federation of Skye, with cities springing up across all four continents. The cities were invariably located close to the reserves of ore and oil, despite the difficulty in traveling overland between settlements because of the mountain ranges.[3]

By the end of the Reunification War Summer formed a part of the Tyrfing Province of the Terran Hegemony.[6]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era germanium deposits were discovered in the Balise Mountains on the southern continent of Wessler.[2][3] Summer's economy was already booming, but the germanium deposits encouraged the development of manufacturing industries producing JumpShip components. The JumpShip industry in turn prompted the Star League Defense Force to install a substantial garrison on Summer and to construct a number of Castles Brian. During the Amaris Civil War many of the facilities and industries on Summer were damaged, but the planet remained a viable enough ecomic and industrial center to make it a valuable addition to the Lyran Commonwealth[3] despite the destruction of the majority of the shipbuilding industries.[2]

Succession Wars[edit]

The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces used Summer as a base for raiding into the Draconis Combine, and Summer attracted Kuritan raids in return; while the Succession Wars saw many of the aging petrochemical refineries damaged, but the planet retained much of its industry. The output from the damaged facilities had an increasingly damaging effect on the planetary ozone layer, and this damage was accelerated by the heavy DropShip traffic Summer was host to. The difficulty of overland travel made DropShip activity very frequent on Summer, with the planet boasting ten active spaceports all in heavy use.[3]

By the end of the Third Succession War Summer was both the political center of the Skye Province and the beating heart of the Skye seperatist movement, championed by Duke Aldo Lestrade IV. The center of the seperatist movement on Summer itself was the city of Curitiba, the largest city on the planet, and home to Duke Lestrade's palace, which loomed imposingly over the city. In addition to the production of oil and radioactives Summer was notable for possessing factories that produced JumpShip components.[1] Summer was still tied strongly to the Seventeenth Skye Rangers regiment as a result of the historical agreement that at least half of the Seventeenth's MechWarriors had to be recruited from Summer.[26]

With the death of Duke Aldo Lestrade IV in the late 3020s the Lestrade family fell from grace, and control over the planet was acquired by the Hayne family, an old Summer family that had dominated the polar continent of Aberdale for a long time. The Hayne influence was partly tied to the commercial refineries found on Aberdale, whose output effectively controlled more than a fifth of the planetary income of Summer.[2]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Summer was one of the worlds hit and was attacked by the League forces on the 1st of September 3068. The League would keep control of Summer until the 7th of January 3069, when Lyran Alliance forces recaptured the planet.[22]

On the 27th of September 3069 ComStar forces were mustering on Summer when the planet came under attack from Word of Blake forces. The Blakist attack used Pocket WarShips and AeroSpace Fighters to attack the planet and as a part of their attack used a powerful nuclear weapon to destroy Curitiba, the planetary capital city, along with the bulk of the ComStar and LAAF units on the planet. Despite the damage dealt to Summer's defenders, the Word of Blake didn't attempt to occupy the planet, but instead simply moved on.[27] The long-term damage on Summer as a result of the Blakist attack was significant; in addition to the three million people killed in the Curitiba bombing, much of heavy industry on the Lestrade continent was also devastated in the blast as was the countryside around Curitiba.[3]

The devastation inflicted on Summer led to an exodus of much of the population off-world.[3]

The Dark Age[edit]

The incorporation of Summer into the Republic of the Sphere helped to reverse the population exodus, and while the cities on Lestrade were largely abandoned, the economy began to rebuild. The city of Mount Breighton on the northern polar continent of Aberdale became the new planetary capital as well as the heart of the reconstruction and rebuilding efforts. Summer InterStellar Components began producing JumpShip parts again in the 3120s.[3]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Twelfth Donegal Guards[28]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • First Kell Hounds[32]

3050[edit]

  • First Kell Hounds[33]
  • First Battalion[33]
  • Second Battalion[33]

3054[edit]

Industrial Centers[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
Menkent 8.13 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Mizar 11.55 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Galatea 12.39 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zollikofen 17.06 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alioth 19.06 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Syrma 19.92 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Muphrid 20.41 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Cor Caroli 20.93 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alkalurops 21.13 1 LC LC LC FC CJF CJF CJF
Lipton 22.52 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zebebelgenubi 23.02 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 25.09 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Lyons 25.14 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thorin 27.93 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Skye 28.93 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Zavijava 29.04 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alcor 30.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Milton 30.89 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ko 32.12 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Chertan 32.33 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Skondia 32.36 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Alchiba 33.93 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Oliver 35.74 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alphecca 36.33 2 LC LC DC FC FC LA LA
Alula Australis 37.10 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Yorii 37.11 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Zosma 37.22 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Atria 38.60 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Nusakan 39.78 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
New Earth 39.81 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wyatt 41.24 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Graham IV 42.41 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 42.50 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Devil's Rock 42.56 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Imbros III 43.53 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Kochab 43.90 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Castor 43.94 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 43.97 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Unukalhai 44.12 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Gacrux 44.39 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marcus 44.46 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Sabik 44.82 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Callison 45.31 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Dromini VI 46.88 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Rigil Kentarus 48.23 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Wing 48.51 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
La Blon 48.91 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Asta 49.03 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Dubhe 50.01 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Phecda 51.75 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra 52.02 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Dyev 52.74 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Seginus 53.66 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Carsphairn 53.77 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Shiloh 54.05 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Procyon 54.26 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Alkaid 54.35 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Sirius 54.37 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Altair 55.62 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Vindemiatrix 55.82 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alhena 56.09 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Dieron 58.93 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Carnwath 59.88 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth, p. 167, "Summer"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 90, "Summer Planet Profile"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 Dark Age: Republic Worlds, p. 198, "Summer World Profile"
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  18. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  23. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  24. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  25. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  26. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 63, "Regimental Nicknames (continued)"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  28. 28.0 28.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  29. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117 - "Unit Deployment Table"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  31. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138, "Deployment Table"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 20 Year Update, p. 27 - "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  34. Objective Raids, p. 19 - "FedCom Deployment Table"

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