The Rack

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

The Rack (Port Vail)
The Rack neighbouring systems
The Rack neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -400.86 : 370.98[e]

The system named The Rack was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the bandit kingdom known as the Rim Territories.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The system named The Rack is located near the Luanda and Pain systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

Originally named Port Vail, The Rack was either colonised by the Rim Worlds Republic during or shortly before the Age of War, or was an already-inhabited system that was incorported into the Republic's Finmark Province during this period and which was considered significant enough to have its location recorded by Inner Sphere nations.[5][6][7]

Port Vail was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the Republic-Commonwealth War and vanished from maps during the Second Succession War, indicating that the system had been abandoned, depopulated, or simply rendered too insignificant to merit further recording.[8][9] Port Vail reappeared on maps as an independent system during the Clan Invasion era, with a new name - The Rack.[10][11][12]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Pain 29.1 Luanda 33.4 Nyasa 36.2 Delagoa 40.4
Finmark 41.8 Main Street 42.4 Torgvei 46.6 Mogabouti 48.9
Lushun 55.5 Ubangi 58.8

Notes[edit]

It was confirmed that Port Vail and The Rack were one and the same by the Catalyst Game Labs writing staff. A transcript of the details is available on this article's Talk page.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding - [2341] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  13. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map - [2596] Map"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  16. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  19. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  20. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  27. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Rim Collection & Circinus Federation"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  38. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 19, "Republican Guards - Divisional Status"

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