The Edge

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

The Edge
The Edge neighboring systems
The Edge neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -33.61 : 407.08[e]
In the German edition of BattleTech, this system is called Rand, a literal translation of "edge".

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Edge was perhaps the first world to be struck by the Third Hidden War when in 2741 a band of extremely well-equipped brigands raided the planet, stealing huge quantities of raw materials and killing hundreds of civilians. It would later be determined that the raiders had been funded by the Draconis Combine, information that would prompt direct confrontations within the Star League High Council and a dramatic escalation in "bandit" raids - active raiding by House forces from all of the various Great Houses operating without official acknowledgement.[49] During the 2760s the Second Lyran Guards were involved in fighting bandits on The Edge.[50]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Edge was one of the worlds invaded by the Lyran Commonwealth during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. The Edge was considered a significant target due to it's economic or political importance, and was a target of the follow-up exploitation phase that followed the first wave of attacks. The exploitation phase was initiated following orders from Archon Katrina Steiner on the 21st of October 3028,[20] and The Edge was invaded by the Tenth Donegal Guards.[51][21] Having captured The Edge, the Tenth Donegal Guards suddenly found themselves under attack when the DCMS launched a counter-offensive in December 3028 and January 3029. The DCMS deployed the Twenty-fifth Rasalhague Regulars to The Edge; while less experienced than the veterans of the Tenth Donegal Guards, the troops of the Twenty-fifth were fresh.[21]

When the lull in major operations settled across the Lyran Commonwealth front in early 3029, Colonel George Donaldson found his Donegal Guards stalemated a few kilometers away from Bono, the planetary capital city. With Bono being both the capital city and the industrial heart of the planet the Twenty-fifth Rasalhague Regulars had fought a stubborn campaign of resistance, leaving the Donegal Guards with secure positions south and east of the city on high ground, facing pits, trenches and large minefields that the Regulars continued to expand. Unable to push into the city without destroying it and unable to launch a flanking attack without giving up the high ground, Donaldson's forces resorted to daily artillery bombardments and waited.[22]

In May 3029 reinforcements for the Tenth arrived, in the form of the First Lyran Regulars. Having conquered Harvest in the first wave of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the First had moved to Verthandi during the exploitation phase and rested and rearmed for several months.[51][22] The First dropped northwest of Bono and began advancing on the city, quickly clashing with the planetary militia. The militia responded with booby traps and suicide charges that caused a breakdown in cooperation between the BattleMech and conventional elements of the First, but which were insufficient to stop the First from pushing forward through superior numbers. By mid-July, the First had reached the outskirts of Bono, giving the Tenth an opportunity to make their own attack. Coordinating their attacks, the two Lyran RCTs pressed forward, with the Tenth crossing the minefields as the First broke through the defensive fortifications ahead of them before moving into Bono's industrial park.[22]

With a dominating victory in sight, the First Lyran Regulars 'Mech forces slipped, changing course to chase down a 'Mech company from the Twenty-fifth and leaving the Second Vulcan Mechanized Infantry Regiment exposed. The Twenty-fifth capitalized on that error, throwing forces at the Second Vulcan and using the opportunity to break for their DropShips. Even as the Twenty-fifth abandoned The Edge, a botched recognition sign between the Lyran regiments on the ground led to a blue-on-blue incident that cost them a 'Mech and twenty dead infantry, but the Commonwealth had secured The Edge.[22]

Coordinator Takashi Kurita ordered the DCMS to halt all but the most promising counter-attacks and assume a defensive posture in late 3029; by the time the war was officially ended via a peace treaty mediated by ComStar[52] The Edge had been returned to Combine control,[53] most likely either via a counter-attack or as a part of the peace negotiations.

The Clan Invasion[edit]

In March 3050 The Edge was targeted by Clan Wolf forces as a part of Operation Revival and invaded by Supernova Command, Supernova First, Alpha and Bravo Fighter Stars of the 16th Battle Cluster. The defending mercenary unit, the Outlaws, faced off against the Clan invaders on the Plains of Torneträsk in what the Outlaws intended to be a set-piece battle, but which instead turned into a rout that saw just two companies of Outlaw forces escape.[54][55]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad, Clan Hell's Horses launched a invasion of the Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. The first wave of attacks captured four worlds; the second wave captured another four, of which The Edge was one. The first wave was launched between the 21st and 28th of February 3071, with the second wave falling somewhere between the end of the first wave and the 7th of April.[37]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fourth Lyran Guards[56]

2821[edit]

3029[edit]

3039-3050[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[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
Lovinac 17.52 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
St. John 21.28 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Rodigo 21.47 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Alleghe 24.01 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Verthandi 24.15 1 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Kirchbach 25.12 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
New Caledonia 25.87 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Liezen 29.98 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Bruben 33.85 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Csesztreg 39.35 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Harvest 43.04 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Chateau 44.10 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Mozirje 45.68 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Feltre 47.36 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Planting 47.36 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Icar 50.79 2 RWR LC LC FC CW CW CW
Svelvik 51.56 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Outpost 53.03 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
New Bergen 53.62 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
New Oslo 53.62 2 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Unzmarkt 54.37 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Star's End 56.11 2 RWR P P P CW CW CW
Ridderkerk 57.76 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding - [2341] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine 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), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. 20.0 20.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 59, "Follow-up Invasions"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 61, "End of the Offensive"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 68-69, "The Edge"
  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 15, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  38. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31, "Clan Occupation Zones - [3072] Map"
  39. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  40. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Field Report: LAAF, p. 79, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  42. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf /Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  45. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  46. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  48. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  49. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 20, "Decline, Revolution and Fall"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 12, "Lyran Guards"
  51. 51.0 51.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  52. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 92, "Conclusion"
  53. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 93-94, "End Of The War"
  54. 54.0 54.1 Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised, p. 44, "The Black Outlaws: Dark Phoenix"
  55. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 57, "First Wave"
  56. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  57. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  58. Field Report: Clans, p. 13, "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Status"
  59. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  60. Field Manual: 3145, p. 167, "Iota Galaxy (Clan Hell's Horses)"

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