Terra Firma

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Terra Firma
Terra Firma neighbouring systems
Terra Firma neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 22.49 : -33.62[e]
Spectral class G8V[1]
Planets 8[1]

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

Terra Firma
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
6 days[1]
Moons 1 (Tybalt)[1]
Surface gravity 1.20[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 32°C[1]
Surface water 79%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lydia Daschelde (Governor)[1]
Peter Chandlier (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Nystoll[1]
Population 834,134,000[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Early History[edit]

Terra Firma has long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with neighboring Capolla. Covered in huge forests and possessing abundant mineral resources, Terra Firma formed several trade agreements with its neighboring world. The two planets worked so well together that for many years they didn't need to have a military industry. The success of the two worlds allowed them to get additional independence from their Terran Hegemony overseers, who understood that they'd be better served by just leaving the two worlds alone to be the production powerhouses they were. This policy of non-interference would be honored by every other power that claimed control of the worlds throughout the Succession Wars.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following negotiations between Colonel Pavel Ridzik, chief military advisor to Chancellor Maximillian Liao, and AFFS Lieutenant General Ardan Sortek, conducted in February 3029 Ridzik created a new nation, the Tikonov Free Republic. The Republic was created by incorporating those worlds of the Tikonov Commonality that hadn't already been conquered during the first half of the Fourth Succession War. Ridzik returned to Elgin, the new capital of the Tikonov Free Republic, on the 3rd of March 3029 and swiftly began implementing a new government consisting of family members, friends and other appointees loyal to himself, purging dissident elements on the various Republic worlds and taking the opportunity to settle old scores. Terra Firma was one of the systems incorporated into the Republic.[21]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

After the chaos of Operation Guerrero, Terra Firma was heavily damaged by fighting on the world. Terra Firma and Capolla formed the Terracap Confederation, and this started Terra Firma on the road to recovery, but what really gave the planet new life was the Word of Blake's investment in infrastructure and other aid programs. In exchange for the right to place military bases and "defensive troops" on Terra Firma, the Blakists sent technical advisers and civil engineers to the world. By honoring the Terracap Confederation's independence and pledging their troops to defend both worlds, the Blakists were able to gain the support of the Terra Firmans.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The Blakists used their popular support on Terra Firma to their advantage; planting Word of Blake sympathizers in the local government allowed the Word to take over the world without a shot being fired, and by the 1st of August 3068 the Word had full control of the government on Terra Firma.[37] In fact most of the Terra Firmans didn't realize that they were being bombarded by xenophobic propaganda until after they agreed to serve in the Word of Blake Militia. With the horrors of the Jihad swirling around them however, the Terra Firmans resisted the Word of Blake forces on their homeworld. Resistance movements started on Terra Firma as early as 3070. Many of these resistance cells were created by survivors of the Seventh Kommando, Wolf's Dragoons special operations unit. In 3073 the new Black Widow Company arrived and fought the Opacus Venatori. This was an inconclusive battle, but the Word's High Command began to pay attention to the world. The Terra Firma Protectorate Militia was scrutinized by Word ROM and expanded to face the guerilla threat. Most of this manpower came from the New Terran Party, and the expanded Terra Firma Milita Division was placed under the command of that party's leader, Marius Verloewen.[46] His heavy handed tactics, including reprisals against civilians, worked and by 3076 the resistance was isolated into one location. However the Coalition sent reinforcements and agents provocateur to stiffen the resistance. These partisans were brutally killed, and the population rose up against their Word oppressors.[47]

In 3078 they were able to drive the Blakists away with the assistance of the Coalition.[1] The cost of liberating Terra Firma was high, though; the battle for the world stretched between the 9th and 17th of February 3078, but the booby traps set in place by the defending Blakist forces left most of Terra Firma's capital in ruins[48] and saw mercenary forces being brought in to assist the embattled Ryuken-roku as they cleared the city block by block.[49] Particularly deadly were the traps set by the New Terran Party members. These traps basically destroyed the planetary capital of Aserlitz, as did the New Terran's suicidal last stand.[47]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3055[edit]

3058[edit]

3062 to 3067[edit]

3067 to 3071[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the X Protectors were at 30% of full strength, with 67% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

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
Epsilon Eridani 13.19 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Capolla 16.58 1 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Acamar 17.91 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Nanking 18.26 1 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Epsilon Indi 19.47 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Woodstock 22.13 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Sheratan 22.20 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Bryant 22.64 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Outreach 25.84 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
New Home 26.13 1 TH CC TFR FC FC LA LA
Fletcher (FWL) 26.54 1 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hsien 26.89 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Elgin 27.42 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Arboris 27.55 1 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Zurich 29.83 1 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Keid 30.75 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Carver V 31.04 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Aldebaran 31.13 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Genoa 31.18 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Ingress 31.28 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Kawich 31.83 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Northwind 33.18 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Nopah 34.95 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Caph 35.75 2 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Liao 36.13 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Procyon 36.27 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Azha 36.33 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Sirius 36.34 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Ruchbah 36.87 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bharat 37.65 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Hall 38.30 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Saiph 39.08 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Fomalhaut 39.41 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Small World 39.87 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Tall Trees 39.94 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Slocum 40.60 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Terra 40.79 2 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
New Canton 42.16 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Menkalinan 43.66 2 TH CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Hamal 43.90 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Basalt 44.32 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Rigil Kentarus 44.57 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Saffel 46.01 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Ningpo 46.30 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Deneb Kaitos 47.35 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wasat 47.70 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Denebola 48.01 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Errai 48.67 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Altair 49.79 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dieron 50.23 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Gan Singh 50.28 2 TH CC FS FC FC SC SC
Zion 50.61 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
New Earth 51.10 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Graham IV 52.02 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Quentin 52.13 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Berenson 52.57 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kansu 52.70 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Tigress 52.84 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Yangtze 54.37 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Nirasaki 54.79 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Pleione 54.85 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Algol 54.91 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Achernar 55.31 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Alula Australis 55.52 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Hean 56.10 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Van Diemen IV 56.39 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Talitha 57.13 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Pollux 57.48 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Ankaa 58.10 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Buchlau 59.68 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Styx 59.82 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 248, "Terra Firma World Profile"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation - [2366] Map"
  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. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
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  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. 21.0 21.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 16-17, "Tikonov Free Republic"
  22. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 16, "Tikonov Commonality (Map)"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 94, "End Of The War"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  34. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  38. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  39. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor/Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  41. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  42. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  43. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  46. Total Chaos, p. 86
  47. 47.0 47.1 Total Chaos, p. 87
  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  49. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 84-85, "Chaos Eternal: Trick Or Trap"
  50. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  51. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table" - Note: unit name list 366th, a typo based on remaining info and future sources reference 166th Division
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 20, "Unit Note"
  53. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  54. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  55. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployment"
  56. Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  57. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 60, "Produced Bander BattleMechs Components"
  58. First Succession War, p. 125, "Shipbuilding Casualties of the First Succession War"

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