Tikonov

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Tikonov
Tikonov neighboring systems
Tikonov neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 102.83 : -42.21[e]
Spectral class G2IV[1]
Recharge time 183 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir, Zenith (3067)[1]

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

Tikonov
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1]
Moons 3 (Doriya, Kanto's Ground, Ust)[1]
Surface gravity 1.04[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 48%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1] (10%)[2]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lady Annette Ryan (3025)[2]
Lord Stephan Yurikev/Lord Paul Ryan-Bowman (3067)[3]
Governor Frank Vitucci (3130)[4]
Legate Maureen Keating (3130)[4]
Capital Tikograd[5]
Population 5,297,000,000 (3025)[2]
6,378,650,000 (3067)[3]
2,725,000,000 (3130)[4]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-A-A-B (3067)[3]
HPG (Representative) A[2]
Precentor Michael Dietrick (3025)[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Geography[edit]

The planet Tikonov has four major continents: Kazan, Krasnodar, Pskov and Ufa. Of the four continents Kazan is located in the northwest, Krasnodar in the southeast, Pskov in the southwest and Ufa in the northeast.[4]

Planet History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Settlers from Terra established a colony on Tikonov in 2177.[6] Mainly of Asian descent, they named the planet in honor of Oleg Tikonov, the assassinated Soviet Premier.[4][6] By 2220 Tikonov was already acknowledged as being a political leader in the region, and when the fourth Grand Alliance Survey of Populated Worlds was conducted in 2235 it was noted that Tikonov didn't consider itself to be even nominally under the authority of the Terran Alliance.[6] The combination of aggressive political leaders and massive industrialization combined to make Tikonov the most important world in the region by the late twenty-third century, a position that allowed Tikonov to become the leading world of a proto-interstellar nation.[4]

Tikonov quickly became the seat of the Tikonov Grand Union mainly because of its central location in the surrounding systems.

Although the Tikonov Grand Union was subsumed into the Capellan Confederation, the industry present on Tikonov - particularly Earthwerks Limited - continued to remain an important strategic asset.[4] During the time of the Star League Tikonov was a joint holding of the Capellan Confederation and the Terran Hegemony[49] but the Confederation regained full control over Tikonov and its industries during the closing years of the Star League era.[4]

Star League[edit]

After a terrorist attack by the Chesterton Liberation Battalion in the later days of the Star League, the Star League Defense Force redeployed the Sixteenth Fleet to Tikonov. It was hoped that the presence of military might from the SLDF would keep the Federated Suns and Capellan Confederation from coming to blows. During their stay, the commanding officer of the fleet prevented his troops from using accommodations on Tikonov. Instead, he set up alternate living spaces on one of the system's moons to help his sailors and soldiers remain objective during the situation.[50]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2784 Capellan "civic relief forces" arrived on Tikonov and the nearby world of Yangtze, effectively annexing both planets.[51]

Second Succession War[edit]

The First Battle of Tikonov - dubbed Operation LION by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns - began on the 4th of April 2832 when an AFFS naval flotilla jumped into the system and captured the recharge station at the nadir jump point in a pitched battle conducted wile AFFS WarShips battled a pair of Capellan frigates, the CCS Jiaxing and CCS Zhaoking. With the station seized and the Jiaxing scuttled, the Second Ceti Hussars RCT dropped onto Tikonov under the command of General H. R. "Howler" Greer and fought a maneuver war that saw the Hussars capture most of Tikonov within a few weeks. Unfortunately, the Hussars lightweight, mobile nature wasn't suited to either brutal slugging matches or breaking through massive fortifications - and Tikonov had fortifications in abundance. While the Hussars controlled much of the planet and encircled both the major cities, such as Tikograd, as well as the High Kremlin - a massive former Star League Defense Force fortress - weeks of bombardment by the Hussars' light artillery couldn't breach the defenses. The defenders were unable to break out through the Hussars lines, and began to run short of food and supplies, but after six months the Hussars faced the arrival of CCAF reinforcements in the form of the Chesterton Reserves. With the fortifications on Tikonov potentially acting as an anvil to the Reserves' hammer, Greer chose to withdraw, leaving Tikonov in Capellan hands.[21]

In May 2833 the Second Ceti Hussars returned to Tikonov, supported this time by the Seventeenth Avalon Hussars and the Ninth Deneb Light Cavalry, on Operation LEOPARD - the second major attempt to capture the important industrial world. This time, the AFFS was better prepared, and dropped onto Tikonov with troops, artillery and aircraft suitable for breaking entrenched enemies out of heavy fortifications.[22]

The AFFS forces managed to break into and capture the High Kremlin after a bloody two-week battle, and proceeded to capture the heavily-fortified cities on Krasnodar and Pskov in early June, leaving all of the major population and industrial centers under AFFS control. What the AFFS couldn't do was pin down the surviving elements of the CCAF defending units, who faded into the wilderness and used exactly the same mobile tactics against the AFFS that the Ceti Hussars had used against them the year before. The three AFFS regiments broke down into increasingly smaller elements to try and pin down the CCAF units, and distributed supply caches around the world, only to be foxed by the arrival of the Capellan Hussars on the 13th of June. The Capellan Hussars destroyed many of the AFFS caches, a setback that the combined AFFS units could probably have overcome with time, but MIIO passed on intelligence indicating signs of massed CCAF troop movements towards Tikonov, prompting Greer to withdraw the AFFS forces from Tikonov, much to the chagrin of the First Prince, who rewarded Greer with KP duty on New Syrtis until the end of 2834.[22]

Succession Wars[edit]

Tikonov resisted numerous offensives launched by the AFFS during the centuries of warfare that marked the Succession Wars until the Fourth Succession War finally saw the Federated Suns gain control of the planet.[4]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War Tikonov was a major battleground between the various factions, but the final victor wasn't the Federated Suns or the Lyran Alliance but rather the Capellan Confederation, which successfully recaptured the world.[4]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the attack on Wolf's Dragoons and their facilities on Outreach in October 3067, General Maeve Wolf ordered Gamma Regiment to exercise the escape clause in their contract and leave Tikonov in November.[52] Two years later, the Word of Blake launched an offensive against Tikonov through September 3069 in an attempt to conquer the planet; the attackers met fierce resistance from the defending forces, who went so far as to destroy the local HPG facilities during their defense of the planet.[53]

In October 3074 rebels within the Blakist Protectorate hired mercenary units on generous terms to strike at an Earthwerks Incorporated facility on Tikonov. The combined mercenary and rebel force successfully seized the facility, which was defended by security forces from the Tikonov Protectorate Militia, at which point at least some of the mercenaries were able to depart with their acquired salvage while the rebels ransacked the facility. Additional Blakist forces intent on recapturing the facility arrived soon after the departure of the mercenaries only to be hit with nuclear weapons by the rebels - weapons which may also have engulfed the facility.[54]

On the 20th of July 3075 the hold the Word of Blake had established over Tikonov was broken by an insurrection amongst the planet's population. Despite having their control over the planet shattered, the retreating Blakist forces took the opportunity to level more than half of the planet's factory complexes.[55][56] Having lacked the forces to adequately control Tikonov, the Blakists had subjected the planet to years of destructive warfare.[4]

Following Operation SCOUR and the resulting liberation of Terra, public support for the Capellan Confederation on Tikinov was greatly diminished when pro-Capellan agents detonated a series of thirteen car bombs at a pro-Devlin Stone rally being held in Tikograd on the 22nd of September 3079. The target for the attack may have been Melissa Allard-Liao, daughter of Kai Allard-Liao and a public supporter of Stone, but nearly 200 people at the rally were killed. Melissa Allard-Liao escaped the blast unharmed, as did the other most noteworthy speaker at the event, the actress Dasha Trubetskaya. Around six thousand people were attending the rally in the Vyacheslav Kozar Square, of whom 139 were killed immediately in the blast. Melissa Allard-Liao later reacted angrily to attempts by the press to politicize the bombing, and condemned those who attacked the rally and pledged to work hand in hand with the authorities on Tikonov to see the perpetrators caught.[57][58]

Dark Age[edit]

As a part of the Republic of the Sphere Tikonov recovered somewhat from the damage inflicted during the Succession Wars and the Jihad; during this era the Earthwerks factories on Tikonov retooled to produce industrial 'Mechs, rather than BattleMechs.[4]

Tikonov fell back to Federated Suns control in 3135, but was soon invaded and conquered by the Cappellan Confederation.[48]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Marshals of Tikonov[61]
  • First Tikonov Lancers[62]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Second Crucis Lancers RCT[68]

3050-3061[edit]

  • Tikonov Martial Academy Training Group[68][69]

3067[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mira 10.4 Mesartim 12.5 Angol 18.3 Rio 20.9
Sonnia 20.9 Mirach 21.2 Almach 21.5 Caselton 22.1
Alrescha 25.6 New Rhodes III 26.8 Yangtze 28.7 New Hessen 33.4
Tybalt 34.6 Achernar 35.4 Schedar 35.9 Demeter 38.8
Edwards 39.0 Hamal 39.3 Tigress 40.8 Chesterton 41.6
New Florence 42.7 Bharat 44.4 Tianamon 45.8 Logandale 46.5
Tawas 46.6 Ronel 46.8 Goderich 48.9 Basalt 49.9
Kansu 52.7 Jonathan 53.3 Marlette 54.1 Nopah 54.3
Conwy 54.4 Slocum 54.8 Valexa 55.6 Hean 55.8
Ulan Batar 55.9 Mallory's World 56.6 Waycross 57.6 Algot 57.7
Elbar 57.9 Azha 58.4 Buchlau 59.5

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