Utrecht

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

Utrecht
Utrecht neighboring systems
Utrecht neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 23.51 : 236.47[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, the 40th Dragoon Regiment of the XXXVI Corps (Star League) attacked a stronghold of the Hand Vrijheid, a terrorist group, in the city of Nieuwegein. The fighting destroyed large sections of the city and killed many civilians, but did little to disrupt the actions of the terrorists.[43]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Utrecht was attacked as part of the wave of attacks launched during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in October 3028 to exploit the successes of the first wave of attacks,[44] with the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces deploying the Fourteenth Donegal Guards to capture the planet.[44] The fourteenth had assumed control of the Utrecht when the DCMS counterattacked in December, dropping the Seventh Sword of Light on the planet.[45] The battle for control of Stanzach bogged down, and the planet was still contested when the lull between operations began in early 3029.[46]

The campaign for control of Utrecht promptly became something of a nightmare for both commands; Tai-sho Moshio Yodetobo surprised Colonel Hardy when they chose to reinforce the planetary militia, but the rocky surface of Utrecht made for terrible fighting conditions. The Seventh Sword occupied the Labbie Plateau and the planetary capital city located there, Naragajan. Utrecht represented the tip of the deepest salient into Combine space, and Yodoteobo was confident that the Fourteenth wouldn't be able to remain so deep in enemy territory.[20]

Hardy's forces captured the city of Bandor, located on the other side of the world to Naragajan, hoping to draw the Seventh Sword out of it's positions on the Labbie Plateau, but Yodetobo was willing to cede control of the rest of the planet if it meant retaining control of Naragajan. Hardy had little choice but to launch what became known as the "March of Stones", a grueling cross-country trek that saw the Fourteenth subject to repeated attacks by Combine aerospace fighters as it moved towards Naragajan. The March took five weeks, but exposed the flaw in Yodatobo's plans when Hardy was able to encircle Naragajan and block the roads leading to the capital. Deprived of supply lines, Yodetobo quickly determined that Naragajan's food supply would only last a week, and the aerospace forces that had been so useful during the March had been rendered ineffective as the Fourteenth hugged the rocky sides of the plateau. After a week-long siege Yodetobo had no choice other than to launch an assault to try and break out through the Fourteenth's lines.[20]

Yodetobo launched an all-out assault on the Fourteenth's forces located east of Naragajan, where the Fourteenth discovered that the rocky terrain made it just as easy to hold the low ground as the high ground; while the Fourteenth's troops held the Seventh Sword's lead companies to the east, the Fourteenth's elements located to the west of Naragajan charged up the plateau and into the city, plowing through the handful of Sword 'Mechs guarding the western approach and onto the airfield where the Combine fighters were refuelling. The Fourteenth quickly destroyed the grounded fighters even as DropShips landed on the eastern end of the Plateau to provide the Seventh Sword with an escape route. The Fourteenth had captured Utrecht and defeated the Seventh Sword, but had taken higher overall losses than their opponents during the campaign.[20]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, Utrecht surrendered without a fight to Clan Ghost Bear in March 3052; Khan Bjorn Jorgensson personally signed the treaty of surrender when his Ourse Keshik landed on the planet. Rich in natural resources necessary for the construction of Ferro-Fibrous Armor, the Ghost Bears have since set up a large mining operation to extract the valuable ore.[47]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bandor: a city on Utrecht.[20]
  • Naragajan: the planetary capital city, located on the Labbie Plateau.[20]
  • Nieuwegein: city with ties to a terrorist group in the Star League era[51]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Nox 10.97 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CGB
Maule 12.18 1 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Eguilles 14.24 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Skandia 15.15 1 DC DC DC FRR CW CW CGB
Altenmarkt 16.17 1 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CGB
Rubigen 20.06 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Halesowen 20.17 1 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Setubal 20.90 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Toffen 23.54 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Ardoz 24.80 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Diosd 26.76 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Ramsau 27.37 1 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Mannedorf 27.56 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Najha 28.35 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Satalice 30.26 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CGB
Pilkhua 32.16 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Krenice 34.23 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Kiesen 34.33 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lothan 37.21 2 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Chandler 37.84 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ueda 38.42 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Tukayyid 38.57 2 LC DC DC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Carse 39.73 2 LC LC LC FRR CW CW CW
Meilen 40.50 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dehgolan 41.98 2 LC DC DC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Galuzzo 42.00 2 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Sternwerde 42.50 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Numki 44.08 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Caldrea 44.78 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Heiligendreuz 46.42 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Shirotori 47.52 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Thun 47.88 2 LC DC DC FRR CW CW CW
Kiamba 48.11 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Marawi 48.51 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Hainfeld 49.36 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Darius 52.84 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Odabasi 53.20 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Karston 53.33 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Quarell 54.64 2 LC DC LC FRR CJF CJF CJF
Alshain 55.03 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Jabuka 55.17 2 LC DC LC FRR CSV CSV CJF
Gunzburg 55.40 2 DC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Suk II 56.77 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Grumium 57.71 2 LC DC LC FRR FRR FRR FRR
Domain 58.05 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW
Dumaring 58.14 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sulafat 58.33 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Hyperion 59.59 2 LC DC LC FRR CW CW CW
Kobe 59.74 2 LC LC LC FC CW CW CW

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