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Valentina

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

Valentina
Valentina neighbouring systems
Valentina neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 397.81 : 141.61[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Located on the border between the Outworlds Alliance and the Draconis Combine during the mid-26th century, Valentina possessed only a basic militia when the Star League campaign to forcibly incorporate the Alliance into the Star League began in 2581. The people of Valentina knew that Alliance president Grigori Avellar had abandoned them and that the Star League forces would invade Valentina sooner or later; this resulted in a referendum in November 2581 in which the majority vote was to surrender arms and capitulate should Star League forces attack.[5]

When the Star League Outworlds Alliance Task Force targetted in Valentina in 2582, it wasn't troops from the Star League Defense Force that landed on Valentina; instead, General Amos Forlough tasked two of the regiments from the auxiliary force provided by the Draconis Combine to occupy the world. The arrival of the 17th and 24th Galedon Regulars resulted in a mass uprising as the native Valentinians rose-up to oppose the invaders. With the Santiago Massacre still fresh in the collective memory of the civilian population and the stories of Alliance civilians being executed on a continuing basis on worlds already occupied by Combine forces, the decision to use Combine units to annex Valentina resulted in resistance from the population lasting for months after the two-hour battle that wiped out the militia forces.[5]

Despite occupying the three major cities on Valentina and actively following General Forlough's order to punish resistance to the will of the Star League by decimating civilian populations, the occupying Combine forces couldn't bring a quick end to the civilian resistance. The Combine garrison rounded up one in ten citizens and executed them in front of their fellow citizens, destroyed every property that they believed had housed or might house a bomb-making lab or resistance cell, brutally punished any violation of group assembly laws or the strict curfew imposed, and still the civilian population continued to resist, tying up troops that Forlough would have been able to use in his campaign against other Alliance worlds.[5]

The Star League forces and their Combine auxiliaries continued to use Valentina as a base for further operations in 2582, with the 14th Division of V Corps stationed for most of 2582, of which the 41st Brigade would return to Valentina in 2584 and 2585. On the 1st of August 2585 Valentina was formally ceded to the Draconis Combine along with 13 other worlds as a part of the terms laid out within the Treaty of Cerberus.[6]

WarShips from Clan Snow Raven assaulted and captured Valentina during the first two weeks of May 3069.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]

2582[edit]

Draconis Combine garrison[52]

Star League Outworlds Alliance Task Force[53]

2584-2585[edit]

Star League garrison[53]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

  • Twenty-first Galedon Regulars[54]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Fourth An Ting Legion[56]

3040[edit]

  • Fourth An Ting Legion[56]

3050[edit]

  • Fourth An Ting Legion[57]

3067[edit]

3085[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
Niles 21.92 1 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Weisau 22.19 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Budingen 25.87 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Groveld III 30.47 2 FS DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alegro 32.18 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Schirmeck 34.52 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Delacruz 38.42 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dindatari 44.70 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Bryceland 44.96 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Dante 45.20 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Kesai IV 45.74 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kinkaid II 46.97 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Lushann 51.99 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Goubellat 52.60 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Senorbi 53.34 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Waldheim 53.78 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Conroe 54.73 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Morthac 55.85 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Sinope 56.38 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tancredi IV 58.16 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bad News 59.52 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 147, "Outworlds Alliance after Age of War (2571) and at the Fall of the Star League (2750)"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns After Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Historical: Reunification War, p. 119, "Valentina"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 126, "Year Five: Peace In Our Time"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Fiel Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 98, "Outworlds Alliance - [2767] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  21. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. vii, "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  23. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. vii, "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  28. Hanbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns After the War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  29. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  33. Objective Raids, p. 24, "Draconis Combien Map"
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  35. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Outworlds Alliance"
  36. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  37. Inner Sphere, p. 33, "Federated Suns Map"
  38. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  39. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns After FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  41. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 150, "Outworlds Alliance (3067)
  42. 42.0 42.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  43. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  44. Field Report: Clans, p. 28, "Clan Snow Raven & Outworlds Alliance Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  45. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldier Deployment Map - August 3079"
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  50. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  51. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  52. Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  53. 53.0 53.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 140, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  54. 54.0 54.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  55. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
  56. 56.0 56.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 139, "Deployment Table"
  57. 20 Year Update, p. 41, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  58. Field Manual: Updates, p. 118, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  59. Field Manual: 3085, p. 128, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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