Vega

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Vega
Vega neighbouring systems
Vega neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -3.62 : 107.38[e]
Spectral class A0V[1][2][3]
Recharge time 161 hours[3]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[3]
Planets 8[2][3]

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

Vega
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 7th[2][3]
Jump point
distance
51.51[3]
Moons None (asteroid ring)[2][3]
Surface gravity 0.98[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature 45°C (Arid)[2][3]
Surface water 21%[2][3]
Highest native life None[1][2][3]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3136[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Marianne Vron, Duke of Vega (3025)[1]
Olivia Vron, Governor (3130)[2]
Capital Neucason[2]
Population 2,284,000,000 (3025)[1]
3,012,000,000 (3130)[2]
2,997,000,000 (3136)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-C-B-C-B[3]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Noren Glover) (3025)[1]
A (Non-function in 3136)[3]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Overview[edit]

Vega is a world rich in minerals, metallic ores, and fresh water, and has three landmasses: North Nanturo, South Nanturo and Forsair. By the time it joined the Draconis Combine, Vega was home to a series of industrial concerns producing everything from medical equipment to armored vehicle components. These businesses were required to follow strict environmental protection laws to support the terraforming process. The success of these terraforming efforts allowed the Vegans to import horses and camels from Terra; These animals thrived in the environment.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

After joining the Combine, Vega quickly became important to the Draconis economy. As a signifier of this significance, it was made the capital world of the Vega Prefecture. The Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery established a garrison on the planet because it had been attacked several times by the Lyran Commonwealth.[2]

Age of War[edit]

After a bloody two-pronged invasion into the Lyran Commonwealth in 2407, the Archon of the Commonwealth, Alistair Marsden, intuited that not only was another Combine invasion of the Commonwealth almost certain, but that stockpiles for the invasion were almost certainly being assembled on Vega. Archon Marsden gathered the reserves he had left into a strike force and in early 2408 he struck at Vega. Caught unprepared and with only a scattered, piecemeal defense, the DCMS was unable to offer much resistance and the Lyran forces destroyed huge quantities of supplies, ammunition and equipment in what was the first large-scale victory for the Commonwealth. So much materiel was destroyed that the Combine was forced to postpone its invasion plans.[6]

Star League Era[edit]

In 2569, Hehiro Kurita signed the Treaty of Vega, bringing the Draconis Combine into the Star League.[52] Ironically, Vega would also be the site of several clashes between the Star League Defense Force and DCMS during General Aleksandr Kerensky's drive to remove Stephan Amaris from Terra.[53]

Second Succession War[edit]

During the darkest days of the Second Succession War the Lyran Commonwealth was losing worlds steadily to both the Draconis Combine and the Free Worlds League, and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces neared the point of collapse, particularly in the 2860s and 2870s. As the 2870s drew to a close the LCAF regained some of its confidence and launched a number of attempts to recapture some of the worlds that had been lost to the Commonwealth's neighbours, but still couldn't keep pace with the rate at which worlds were being captured. The Combine continued to push towards the important world of Skye, and by 2884 Vega had been captured along with the worlds of Balkan, Kessel, Port Moseby, Ryde and Skondia and the DCMS was on the verge of being able to threaten Skye directly.[20]

War of 3039[edit]

During the War of 3039, Vega was invaded by the 3rd Lyran Guards, the 3rd Davion Guards, Snord's Irregulars, the 1st Grave Walkers, and the 17th Recon Regiment. The world was defended by the 14th Legion of Vega and the 5th Amphigean Light Assault Group. The mercenary forces attacked the Amphigeans, holding them in place. The Fifth Amphigean LAG sent their third battalion to harass the mercenary units' flanks, and Snord's Irregulars responded by destroying the battalion. Combined with the losses the other two battalions had sustained, this was too much, and the Fifth evacuated the world.[54]

The Fourteenth Legion of Vega faced the Third Davion Guards and Third Lyran Guards. The two FedCom units held the Legion in place, and once the Fifth Amphigean LAG evacuated the mercenary units turned to face the Legion. The Legion of Vega was trapped between two fronts, and rather than be destroyed they also evacuated the world. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces established a forward command area on Vega, and sent the Third Lyran Guards to their next target.[55] While participating in planning sessions, many of the LCAF field commanders were killed by a DEST-planted bomb.[56] This threw the defenders into chaos, and the arrival of the 2nd Legion of Vega, 14th Legion of Vega, and 2nd Dieron Regulars made things worse. The LCAF forces were scattered across the planet, and when the Grave Walkers and Snord's Irregulars were sent off-world[57], the DCMS forces turned their full attention to the Third Davion Guards. Faced with almost certain defeat, the Third Guards evacuated the world.[58]

The Jihad[edit]

Vega was attacked by the Word of Blake in mid-May 3069 in a two-week campaign that saw the Word of Blake use both their own forces and hired mercenaries to conquer the planet by conventional means.[40] In late August 3075[41] Xi Galaxy[59] of Clan Ghost Bear arrived and launched a campaign to liberate the planet, ignoring all hails from Draconis Combine forces.[41][42]

The Dark Age[edit]

After the Jihad, Vega was one world ceded to the Republic of the Sphere. It was made the capital world of Prefecture I. In 3131, Draconis Combine agents triggered a massive economic depression on the world by causing a catastrophic bank collapse. Over the next year, the local government worked to restart the economy, but the HPG blackout, the death of the planetary governor, and the destruction of the government complex by a militia fighter packed with explosives, derailed these plans.[60] An assault by the 3rd New Samarkand Regulars was repelled in 3133,[61] but cost the defenders their popular leader. Vega broke down into a series of armed camps headed by various Warlords.[49]

Clan Ghost Bear sent their Omega Galaxy to Vega to help stabilize the world. By 3136, the situation had calmed, and the Ghost Bears were well on their way to re-establishing a functional government. The Draconis Combine sent the 44th Benjamin Regulars to take the world, but the Bears and Vegan defense forces were able to repel the DCMS forces. The Combine then sent the 44th Benjamin and the 5th Sword of Light to take the world. This time they were repelled by the Bears, Vegan defense force, and the 12th Vegan Rangers mercenary unit. The 12th Vegan Rangers later accepted an offer to become a permanent part of the Vegan Protectorate.[49]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fourth Skye Rangers[63]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Fourteenth Legion of Vega[66]

3040[edit]

  • Second Legion of Vega[66]

3050[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the I Triarii was at 30% of full strength, with 53% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3136[edit]

3145[edit]

  • First Vegan Regulars[70]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Gallery[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
Eltanin 7.52 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
New Wessex 11.01 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alnasi 11.22 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cebalrai 13.37 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Borealis 18.53 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Konstance 19.82 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kaus Australis 25.52 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kessel 25.62 1 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tsukude 27.06 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Shionoha 27.73 1 DC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Baxter 28.49 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kaus Media 29.45 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alrakis 30.17 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Alya 32.00 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Phalan 32.16 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kimball II 33.15 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Komephoros 34.30 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Corridan IV 37.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Marfik 38.46 2 DC DC LC FC FC LA LA
Accrington 38.89 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Aubisson 40.71 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Eaglesham 40.97 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Ascella 41.15 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Altais 41.31 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Yed Posterior 42.75 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Moore 44.30 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Ryde 44.37 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
La Blon 44.64 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Dromini VI 44.76 2 LC DC LC DC DC DC DC
Rukbat 46.20 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Auldhouse 48.16 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Kuzuu 48.75 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sakhalin (LC) 49.60 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Shitara 49.65 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sabik 51.15 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Lambrecht 52.70 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Buckminster 52.77 2 LC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dalkeith 53.79 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Port Moseby 54.19 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Symington 54.20 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Alexandria 55.27 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Unukalhai 57.11 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Atria 57.20 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Izar 57.67 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Shimosuwa 57.71 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Skondia 59.18 2 LC LC DC DC DC DC DC
Camlann 59.35 2 DC DC LC DC DC DC DC

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine, p. 188, "Vega Planet Guide"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 25, "Vega Planet Profile"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Dark Age Turning Points: Vega, p. 3, "Vega"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - 2319
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding (2341)"
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  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
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  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  35. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
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  61. Daughter of the Dragon, p. 44
  62. Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 18-19, "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
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  70. Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"

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