Washburn

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Washburn[edit]

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

Washburn
Washburn neighbouring systems
Washburn neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -155.32:-103.72[e]
Spectral class F3V[1]
Recharge time 174 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Washburn system was home to at least one habitable world, Washburn II, and as at 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Washburn system is located near the Dickinson and Rasalas systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Washburn system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Marik Commonwealth prior to the formation of the Free Worlds League.

Washburn II[edit]

Washburn
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
17.36 days[1]
Moons 3 (Cephas, Elihu, Israel)[1]
Surface gravity 1.07[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 51° C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 36%[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital New Chicago[1]
Population 251,330,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-B-C-D[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Washburn II is the second planet in the Washburn system and has three moons named Cephas, Elihu and Israel. Washburn has been home to a refit facility operated by Irian Technologies.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the invasion of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth and the establishment of the Wolf Empire by Clan Wolf, the defenders on worlds such as Autumn Wind made very effective use of Xiphos Assault Battle Armor to frustrate the Clan Wolf forces and slow the invasion; the defenders transported the suits using Cavalry VTOLs, dropping the battle armor squads a few hundred meters behind the Wolf front lines. The Xiphos squads then inflicted havoc on the artillery units supporting the Wolf forces; as the Xiphos was equipped with Reactive Armor, the stereotypical Wolf response - to shell the Xiphos squads with those same artillery pieces - was largely ineffective.[4]

By the time Clan Wolf invaded Washburn they had grown wise to this tactic; the defenders on Washburn attempted to replicate the efforts of those on Autumn Wind and elsewhere, but discovered that the Wolf forces had placed dozens of battle armored troops of their own behind their artillery, and equipped them with lasers and Inferno weaponry specifically to counter the Reactive Armor of the Xiphos. As a consequence the Xiphos squads were cut down; the only surviving Xiphos troopers were those who hadn't been sent to the front line, and who subsequently made their last stand alongside the defending forces at the Irian Technologies plant.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Geography[edit]

Washburn has three continents named Floy, Kearny and Schile.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • New Chicago: The planetary capital city, located on Floy.[1]
  • Schile Highlands: The location of the Irian Technologies facilities on Schile.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Rasalas 10.8 Dickinson 12.5 Campbelton 15.5 Kirkenlaard 18.6
Autumn Wind 20.3 Bainsville 24.7 Flychenia 26.7 New Olympia 27.0
Gallatin 29.7 Keystone 30.2 Coriscana 33.0 August 33.4
Szombathely 33.4 Drusibacken 37.7 Laureles 38.0 Ariel 39.8
Bedeque 40.5 Tongatapu 40.8 Tania Australis 41.7 Lancaster 42.4
Midkiff 43.9 Gannett 44.3 Ideyld 46.5 Jardine 47.3
Sterling 48.8 Helm 50.4 Köln 50.5 Sheridan 52.4
Tiber 53.8 Hódmezovásárhely 54.2 Merak 54.7 Rexburg 55.6
Asellus Australis 56.2 Asellus Borealis 56.5 Ionus 56.6 Bondurant 58.9
Oceana 59.0 Sophie's World 59.7

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 11, "Washburn"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 8, "Xiphos Assault Battle Armor"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commowwealth world within the Free Worlds League before [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  24. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - August 3079"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  26. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  27. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"

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