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Wei[edit]

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

Wei
Systems neighbouring Wei
Systems neighbouring Wei
System information
X:Y Coordinates 63.84:-119.18[e]
Star names 1
Spectral class G3IV[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]
Planets 9[2]

The Wei system was home to at least one habitable world, Wei III, and as at 3145 was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Wei system is located near the New Athens and Zaurak systems[3][4] and consists of a class G3IV primary orbited by nine planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[5]

System History[edit]

The Wei system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[6]

Wei III[edit]

Wei
Orbital view of Wei
Orbital view of Wei
Geophysical
System position 3[1][2]
Jump point
distance
9[2]
Moons 2 (Arlis, Arils)[2]
Surface gravity 1.0[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[2]
Highest native life 10%, Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130
Infrastructure
Ruler Lord Narik ben Noen (3025)[1]
Governor Chelsea Fawkes (3130)[2]
Capital Vandannis City[2]
Population 2,920,000,000 (3025)[1]
1,630,000,000[7]
1,765,358,000 (3130)[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1]
PRecentor Hildegard von March[1]

Wei III - more commonly known simply as Wei - is the third planet of nine in the Wei system and has two moons named Arlis and Arils.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

After founding, Wei became an agricultural world that supplied the worlds near it with the necessities of life.[2] Having been a member of the Sarna Supremacy for some years, in 2304[6] the inhabitants of Wei and the neighbouring system of Palos rebelled against the heavy-handed taxation and economic exploitation of the Supremacy government and declared themselves to be independent worlds. The Supremacy immediately sealed it's borders and began measures to recapture Palos, but within weeks the Capellan Hegemony had declared war on the Supremacy in support of the rebelling worlds.[8] Whilst the Hegemony proved incapable of preventing the recapture of Palos, the Fourth St. Andre Task Group successfully defended Wei against forces from the Supremacy.[9]

Star League Era[edit]

It was discovered that some of the plants on Wei contained chemicals that when combined, produced a nerve gas. These plants were found in the southern reaches of Province, and the nerve gas would come to be given the military designation UrbStryc-A.[2]

Succession Wars[edit]

In the mid 3020s information obtained by intelligence sources pinpointed Wei as the location for a repository dating back to the Star League that acted as a repository for nerve gas agents. The nature of the repository was treated in a somewhat contradictory manner by the Capellan government and intelligence agencies; the Capellan government didn't acknowledge the existence of such a repository. In contrast with the government's denial, the military intelligence community viewed the repository as a potential military advantage due to the threat of seeing the nerve agents unleashed if needed. As a result, intelligence operatives leaked rumors of the repository's existance, in defiance of government denials.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

When Federated Suns forces invaded Wei during the Fourth Succession War they discovered that the rumors of a nerve gas repository were true; the facility was located in a secret base at Bonganville, and while the gas was designed to kill immediately and be easily cleaned up, the gas could be trapped in the air filters of BattleMechs and Combat Vehicles only to evaporate later, entering the air circulation systems of contaminated equipment as minute particles. Before Wei was conquered the Federated Suns lost 2 battalions of troops to the deadly substance.[2]

Capellan/St-Ives War[edit]

Thuggee cultists made use of the UrbStryc-A from Wei during the Capellan-St. Ives War, attacking major population centers on Indicass and St. Ives with the nerve gas; the targets chosen by the cultists included Milos, the capital city of St. Ives.[2]

Sent to reclaim Wei for the Confederation during the War, the First McCarron's Armored Cavalry lost an entire Battalion of its troops to a "rebel" nerve gas attack. The CCAF responded by sending the feared Death Commandos to take over the assault, allotting them just seven days to complete their mission. [10]

Infiltrating Wei without BattleMechs, the Commandos seized control of a major communications center to demand the planetary government's complete surrender within thirty minutes or they would make the demand again in exactly one week. When they did not receive a response, the Death Commandos set about enacting brutal terror campaign, systematically eliminating the highest ranking members of the planet's government and military forces and destroying the planet's military and government infrastructure, ignoring the frantic planet's attempts to now surrender. Just as they promised, the Death Commandos finally answered the frantic planet's request for surrender exactly seven days from their initial demand. [10]

The Jihad[edit]

Wei was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate after a brief campaign during the first two weeks of December 3069.[11] During the last week of July 3075 the CCAF launched a campaign against the Word of Blake Protectorate garrisons on Menkar, Pleione and Wei. The civilian population of the three worlds took tens of thousands of civilian casualties during the offensive, as the Capellan forces used nuclear weapons to defeat the Blakists.[12][13]

In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single Level III - struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation worlds - including the recently-liberated Wei - took the brunt of the fighting.[14][15]

During the course of the Jihad the UrbStryc-A from Wei would be used on dozens of worlds, resulting in deaths numbering in the tens of millions. Use of the gas wasn't limited solely to other worlds, however; the major cities on Wei were also hit with the gas, and half the planetary population was killed.[2]

In 3079 Wei was the site of a CCAF Duchy Regional Training Facility.[7]

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

The horrors of the Jihad were keenly felt on Wei, just as they were on the nearby world of Kansu; when Devlin Stone called for Wei to be incorporated the Republic of the Sphere, the surviving population offered no protest.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Lord Narik ben Noen[1]

3130[edit]

  • Governor Chelsea Fawkes[2]
  • Planetary Legate: Mina Parta[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

2305-2306[edit]

  • Fourth St. Andre Task Group[9]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3063[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the II Hastati was at 55% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Wei is dominated by a single continent named Province that covers almost a third of the full surface of the planet. This supercontinent extends southeast from the northern hemisphere down into the southern hemisphere.[2][7]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Boganville: Site of a Star League era nerve agent storage or manufacturing facility.[2]
  • Vandannis City: the planetary capital city, located in the Vandannis Valley.[2][7]
  • Vandannis Valley: A very large valley in the centre of the Province continent.[2][7]

Notes[edit]

The distance to the Jump Point in the Wei system is given as 8 days in House Liao (The Capellan Confederation) and 9 days in Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130). The date from the most recent publication has been used in this article.[1][2]

Image gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Zaurak 9.7 New Athens 11.5 New Macao 14.0 Palos 14.2
Menkib 15.2 Tsitsang 15.9 Shipka 18.3 St. Andre 18.6
Matsu 22.3 Sakhalin 22.5 Achilles 22.9 Hunan 24.3
Mandate 25.5 Shensi 28.5 Sichuan 30.3 Styk 30.6
New Aragon 31.5 Foot Fall 32.1 Foochow 33.1 Heligoland 34.1
Ulan Bator 34.4 Highspire 36.4 Sarna 36.7 Yunnah 37.5
Quemoy 37.6 Poznan 37.9 Menkar 38.1 Remshield 39.4
Bell 41.3 Pleione 41.5 Algot 42.5 Truth 42.6
Halloran V 43.1 Gan Singh 45.3 Sarmaxa 45.4 Corey 45.6
Bora 45.9 Elnath 45.9 Snailzar 46.3 Tsingtao 46.5
Manennaia 46.7 Moravian 47.1 Suzano 48.3 Plataea 49.3
Tianamon 49.6 Conwy 49.8 Undra 49.8 Buchlau 50.7
Ashkum 51.3 Algol 51.4 Minnacora 53.1 Ningpo 53.3
Aosia 53.5 Ilmar 53.5 Lhasa 53.6 Bhaktapur 56.5
Randar 56.6 Demeter 56.7 Phact 56.9 Raballa 57.1
Liao 58.6 No Return 58.6 Capella 58.8 Valexa 59.5

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 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 149, "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 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 12, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 15
  8. 8.0 8.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14-15, "Blood And Gold"
  9. 9.0 9.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 68, "Death Commandos Profile"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  12. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  13. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  14. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  15. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Fe]derated Suns after Age of War [2571 Map"
  20. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  21. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  22. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  25. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  26. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  32. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"
  34. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  35. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  36. 36.0 36.1 Objective Raids, p. 17, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  37. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  38. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  39. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  40. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  41. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  42. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  43. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  44. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  45. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table [3079]"
  46. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  48. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  49. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  50. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  51. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  52. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  53. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  54. Field Manual: 3085, p. 186, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"

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