Tamarind

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Tamarind
Tamarind neighbouring systems
Tamarind neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -268.94 : -83.29[e]
Spectral class K2IV[1][2]
Recharge time 193 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]

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

Tamarind
Planetary flag of Tamarind
Planetary flag of Tamarind
Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
4.85 days[2]
Moons 2 (Teteli, Tamarin)[2]
Surface gravity 1.0[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 38°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water 61%[2]
Highest native life Reptile[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Otho Kortiuk (Political Leader)[1]
Capital Zanzibar[2]
Population 3,562,000,000 (3025)[1]
3,581,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-B-C-B[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]
(Precentor Katherine Kajidama)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • First Marik Militia[41]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054 to 3059[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the 37th Marik Militia were deployed across Tamarind and Labouchere. The 37th was at 70% of full strength.

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Tamarind is known across the Inner Sphere for the quality of its artwork. Many artists start on Tamarind and charge a premium for their artworks, leaving many native Tarmarindians out in the cold. Tamarind's focus on art and its production was the result of the many raids and combat engagements that took place on the world. These fights destroyed most of the world's industrial capability and damaged their food production. As a result, Tamarind is a world that was once beautiful, but by 3025 it was covered by pockmarks, craters, and destroyed forests, leaving little original beauty behind.[1]

Tamarind's capital city is Zanzibar. The area near the capital city is mainly desert that is rich in oil reserves. The river of Zanzibar runs through the city and into the desert near the sandy dunes of Harvison Flats. The planet has two continents, Moan and Dhofar.[2]

Padaron City maintains a large assortment of art museums that hold many of the planet's inhabitants greatest works.[51]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

In the final years of the Star League, Tamarind was the headquarters of the XLI Corps (Star League) of the Star League Defense Forces.[52]

Tamarind experienced multiple pirate attacks prior to the fall of the Star League like many worlds. But, unlike many, the main target of these attacks were the art museums and collections of priceless works of art on world. One of these attacks resulted in the destruction of an entire wing of a major museum and the deaths of over a hundred civilians.[53]

The Jihad[edit]

During and immediately after the Jihad, Tamarind was the only BattleMech manufacturing site in the Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey - although, given the lack of local military manufacturing, the BattleMechs produced were all RetroTech models.[54] Graham-Davis Enterprises also expanded into a new niche in the military-industrial market in the late 3080s with the introduction of the Patron PatrolMech.[49]

During the Jihad, the Vankateswara BattleMech Refit Facility produced the Icarus, Trooper, and Rook RetroTech designs. The plant was shut down by 3079 however.[55]

Tamarind is the capital world of the Tamarind District. It is also the only industrial system remaining in the district, with the Brett-Marik family looking to increase the industrial capacity of the planet.[2]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the Fourth Battle of Tamarind the Duke of Tamarind, Fontaine Marik, established a volunteer platoon to infiltrate the city of Zanzibar a week prior to the final assault on the city by the reformed Free Worlds League Military. These volunteers referred to themselves as the Hombres Locos after a street gang from Gibraltar, and successfully infiltrated the city, evading the patrols from the Eleventh Lyran Guards and others. Once entrenched in the city the Hombres Locos received aid from local guerrillas, who helped them identify a key command post belonging to the Eleventh Guards as well as assistance in evading local patrols.[56]

The Hombres Locos managed to smuggle a number of Leonidas battle armor suits into Zanzibar via the sewers and took up station inside a store near the target headquarters. When H-Hour for the FWLM assault on Zanzibar began the Hombres Locos swiftly attacked and destroyed the HQ, depriving an infantry regiment of its command staff before spending the next few hours using TAG systems to designate targets for Tamarind artillery. When the Hombres Locos were found and confronted by a lance of Lyran Guard 'Mechs, the battle armor equipped command squad ambushed the Lyran 'Mechs, damaging two and buying enough time for the rest of the Hombres Locos to escape.[56]

Notable Locations[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
Millungera 17.80 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Labouchere 17.99 1 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Alula Borealis 31.09 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Niihau 31.73 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Mundrabilla 32.96 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Trellisane 33.51 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kosciusko 35.05 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Nockatunga 35.81 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Loongana 37.07 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Promised Land 37.37 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Eromanga 38.56 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Bella I 40.55 2 LC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Saltillo 42.26 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Simpson Desert 43.89 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Preston 47.01 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kakada 47.01 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Albert Falls 49.03 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Diamantina 49.24 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Colfax 49.99 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cavanaugh II 50.63 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Epsilon 53.42 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kilarney 56.13 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zortman 56.91 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Ashburton 57.37 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Cascade 58.53 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Loric 59.35 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Thermopolis 59.61 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Chalouba 59.64 2 FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 161, "Planet Guide"
  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 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 22, "Tamarind"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League at their founding in [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  29. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  36. Free Worlds League map as of [3139]
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  38. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 122, "Independent Regiments"
  39. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 123, "245th BattleMech Division"
  40. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 9, "Atrean Dragoons"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  42. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108
  43. 20 Year Updage, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  44. Objective Raids, p. 135, "Unit Note"
  45. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 113, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  46. Field Report: FWLM, p. 11, "Tamarind and Abbey Districts"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 93, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  48. Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Free Worlds League Military"
  49. 49.0 49.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 94, "PTN-2M Patron PatrolMech"
  50. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 22, "Vankateswara BattleMech Refit Facility"
  51. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 123, "245th BattleMech Division"
  52. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 123, "245th BattleMech Division"
  53. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 123, "245th BattleMech Division"
  54. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 93, "Other Powers"
  55. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4
  56. 56.0 56.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 4, "Leonidas Battle Armor"
  57. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 22, "Jeremy Brett Memorial University"

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