Wasat

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Wasat
Wasat neighbouring systems
Wasat neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -19.90 : -54.59[e]

The Wasat system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Augustine Alliance province of the Free Worlds League.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Wasat system is located near the Hall and Mandal systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Wasat system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a system contested by both the Capellan Hegemony and the Free Worlds League during the early twenty-fourth century.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Wasat was notionally a client state of the Capellan Hegemony prior to the war between the Hegemony and the Sarna Supremacy in the early twenty-fourth century, but in 2306 Prime Magnate Paula Aris of the Hegemony negotiated with the Free Worlds League to obtain military support for the war against the Supremacy in exchange for Capellan support for various League territorial campaigns. Much to the embarassment of Aris and the Hegemony, the military aid provided by the League turned out to be little more than newly-trained militia units, and the League also proceeded to occupy both Wasat and the nearby world of Berenson with the intention of reclaiming both.[4]

Within a few years, the newly-created Terran Hegemony negotiated the Treaty of Geneva with the Free Worlds League, an agreement which saw the Terran Hegemony's military attentions focused elsewhere, and which also saw Director-General James McKenna repeatedly side with Free Worlds League claims over those of the various Capellan states. One of the first of these acts was the confirmation of the Free Worlds League's possession of Wasat.[6]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

During the height of the Star League Wasat had developed into a thriving world with a large population with a significant industrial output and was a fairly major world within the Terran Hegemony. In common with other such worlds across the Hegemony, the Star League Defense Force had built several Castles Brian across Wasat and there was still an SLDF garrison in place when Stefan Amaris launched his coup that began the Amaris Civil War on the 27th of December 2766.[13]

Amaris had detailed a substantial force of Rim Worlds Republic force to subdue Wasat, but the initial attacks on the 27th of December failed, leaving the SLDF forces still in control of the bulk of the Castles Brian and determined to resist. The Republican forces resorted to the extensive use of weapons of mass destruction to prepare the way for their ground assaults, and as a result the civilian population of Wasat suffered greatly, as did the local infrastructure. The exact death toll incurred in the Republican campaign isn't known, but estimates place it anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands killed during the months it took the Republican forces to assume control of Wasat.[13]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Wasat was invaded in the Free Worlds League's first wave of Operation GUERRERO by the Thirteenth Marik Militia, Fourth Oriente Hussars and Second Sirian Lancers. The defending Second Republican regiment lost control of the planet.[43]

The Jihad[edit]

The Blackhearts were stationed on Wasat during the opening stages of the Jihad. They faced the Word of Blake's Third Militia Division.[citation needed] On the 28th of January 3071 the Blackhearts were in retreat when the Word of Black forces detonated a nuclear device in the capital city - apparently as an act of spite - resulting in the deaths of 30,000 civilians.[44]

Coalition forces invaded Wasat on the 10th of January 3077 as one of the first two worlds to be targeted during Operation SCOUR.[45] Attacked initially by Group II of the Free Worlds League task force under the command of Duke Leonard Stewart, the defenses on Wasat proved to be more robust and developed than originally expected. The 7th Pesht Regulars sustained heavy damage[46] and the Home Guard was nearly wiped out[47] during the initial attacks; as a result, the second in command of the Free Worlds League front, Khan Santin West of Clan Nova Cat brought Group III to Wasat to assist Group II. Group III was spearheaded by Clan Nova Cat's Alpha Galaxy with ComStar's 4th Army and the 20th Marik Militia in support. The Blakists on Wasat were unable to coordinate an effective defense against the combined strength of both Group II and Group III, and by the 4th of March 3077 Khan West was giving an interview on the liberation of Wasat to Nigel Holmgren of INN.[46]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Second Republican[26]

3054[edit]

  • Second Republican[29]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Blackhearts[53]
  • Fourth Oriente Hussars[54]

3071[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mandal 11.2 Hall 11.9 Berenson 17.6 Blue Sava 18.1
Van Diemen IV 18.2 Chisholm 21.7 Tall Trees 23.9 Talitha 24.4
Hsien 25.5 Menkalinan 25.5 Outreach 26.0 Irian 26.6
Saiph 27.9 Hechnar 28.6 Tyrfing 29.4 Pliska 30.4
Capolla 30.8 Kristiandsund 30.8 Hamilton 31.0 Acubens 32.5
Augustine 32.5 New Canton 33.6 Myrvoll 34.0 Brownsville 36.2
Carver V 36.8 Connaught 37.2 Bernardo 40.0 Pollux 40.7
Zurich 40.9 Devil's Rock 42.5 Miaplacidus 42.7 Nanking 42.7
Castor 43.1 Graham IV 44.3 Zion 45.3 Alphard 45.5
New Dallas 45.6 Aldebaran 45.7 Procyon 45.9 Kyrkbacken 46.0
Avellaneda 46.7 Ibstock 47.3 Terra Firma 47.3 Nathan 47.6
Bordon 48.0 Bonaire 48.2 Elbing 48.3 Oliver 49.0
Sirius 49.8 New Home 49.9 Alula Australis 50.0 Keid 50.0
Bhaktapur 50.4 Epsilon Eridani 50.7 Bex 52.8 Bryant 52.9
Asuncion 53.3 Zosma 53.5 Marcus 55.2 Remulac 55.3
Zavijava 55.5 Liao 55.9 Denebola 55.9 Ilmachna 56.3
Holt 56.6 Park Place 57.1 Callison 58.1 New Earth 58.1
Terra 58.1 Manennaia 59.0 Genoa 59.1 Rigil Kentarus 59.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 16, "Enter Marik"
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 19, "Terra Resurgent"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 84-85, "Atrocities And Excesses"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  17. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  19. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  20. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  22. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 169, "Free Worlds League - Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  26. 26.0 26.1 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  31. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  34. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  35. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  36. 36.0 36.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployment"
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  42. Map of the Augustine Alliance depicted along with Free Worlds League map as of [3139]
  43. Shattered Sphere, p. 74, "Operation Guerrero, First Wave"
  44. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 12, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  46. 46.0 46.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 44, "Wasat Falls?"
  47. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 44, "Too Much To Handle?"
  48. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  49. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  50. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  51. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  52. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 114, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  53. Mercenaries Supplemental , p. 68, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  54. Field Manual: Updates, p. 161, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  55. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 214, "Flashman Profile"

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