Wernke

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Wernke[edit]

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

Wernke
Systems neighbouring Wernke
Systems neighbouring Wernke
System information
X:Y Coordinates 248.40 : -230.88 [e]
Spectral class G0V[1]
Recharge time 181 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir & Zenith[1]

The Wernke system was home to at least one habitable world, Wernke III, and an inhabited moon, Talon, and as at 3145 was located in the Sirdar Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Wernke system is located near the Gruyeres and Hobbs systems[4] and consists of a class G0V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at the system nadir and zenith jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Wernke system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra.[5] Despite the planet Wernke III having been settled first and having the far greater population, Wernke III's importance relative to its moon, Talon, and the convention that star systems are commonly recorded on maps using the name of the most significant colony within that system caused some confusion amidst cartographers and other groups outside the Federated Suns, leading to the system sometimes being marked as the Talon system rather than the Wernke system.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Wernke III[edit]

Wernke
Planetary Flag of Wernke-Talon
Planetary Flag of Wernke-Talon
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
10.43 days[1]
Moons 1 (Talon)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40° C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Roderick FaCrimeia II (3067)[1]
Capital Hamish
Population 298,650,000 (3067)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-B-C-C-A (3067)[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Wernke III - more commonly known simply as Wernke - is the third planet in the Wernke system and has a single inhabited and heavily-industrialised moon named Talon.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

By 2305, Wernke was considered to be a client state of the Capellan Hegemony, but in a sign of events to come the Capellan interests on Wernke were already being contested diplomatically by various mercantile interests backed by the Davion family. This highlighted the biggest internal problem suffered by the Capellan Hegemony - just how far-flung the borders of the Hegemony were, outside of the Hegemony core systems.[5]

The Jihad[edit]

During the thirty-first century Wenke's three major continents were dominated by farming and ranching, but by the latter half of the century the island of Tonkya was shrouded in mystery; publicly, it was the site of Kallon Industries mining operations, but the entire continent had been placed off-limits, including a 100 kilometer buffer zone around the continent. Despite this, Tonkya bustled with DropShip activity going to and from Tonkya, AFFS Fort Samson Wood, the Kallon HQ spaceport at Hamish and Talon, with arrivals and departures occurring at any time of the day or night. The remainder of Wernke remained largely undeveloped in manufacturing terms, with those factories on the planet directly involved in supporting the Kallon facilities on Talon. The Colonel Jamison Hasek Spaceport handled the majority of the world's trade, with the spaceport subject to nearly constant traffic all year round. [1]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Duke Roderick FaCrimeia II[1]

Geography[edit]

Wernke has three major continents, named Crimeia, Jal and Vesper, and at least one smaller continent, the island of Tonkya. Wernke is an agricultural world, supplying other worlds throughout the rimward region of the Capellan March with food. The continents of Crimeia, Jal and Vesper are all temperate continents, but Tonkya is a mountainous island with no arable land.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Colonel Jamison Hasek Spaceport: spaceport located on Crimeia near Hamish and connected to the planetary capital by highways and maglev lines.[1]
  • Hamish: the planetary capital, located on Crimeia.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Talon[edit]

Wernke/Talon
Geophysical
System position 3 (moon of Wernke III)[1]
Jump point
distance
10.43 days[1]
Moons 0[1]
Surface gravity 0.8[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45° C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 30%[1]
Highest native life Insects[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Roderick FaCrimeia II (3067)[1]
Population 135,400 (3067)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-B-A-F (3067)[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Talon is the large, barren but heavily industrialised moon of Wernke III. Talon lacks arable lands and potable water, but the barren and craggy surface of the moon contains significant deposits of various rare metals.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

While opinion is divided on whether Talon is Wernke's moon or Wernke's smaller sister, Talon's importance to the Federated Suns was indisputable for much of its history. The terrain on Wernke is similar to that found on the industrial world of Hesperus II in the Lyran Commonwealth, and as a result Talon was chosen to be the location of the largest and most prestigious manufacturing facility owned by Kallon Weapon Industries anywhere in the Inner Sphere, located deep in the Kulmen Mountains. Due to the arid nature of Talon, food for the population had to be imported from Wernke, and the population was limited to employees and family of the Kallon factory and various mining concerns.[1]

Due to the importance of the Kallon Industries plant and its contribution to the AFFS Talon was attacked numerous times during the Succession Wars by both the Capellan Confederation and the Taurian Concordat.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil war two RCTs squared off against each other over control of Talon; the Twenty-second Avalon Hussars secured the Kallon plants and held them in the face of repeated attacks from the Seventh FedCom RCT, proving the strength of the defenses in place yet again.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

The Kallon Industries plant was targeted specifically by the Word of Blake during the Jihad; the Blakists completely destroyed the plant in 3069.[40] It was reported in 3079 that the Kallon facilities had been so effectively destroyed[41] using nuclear weapons[42] that it would be at least another ten years before salvage teams could even contemplate investigating the remains of the facilities.[41]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

  • Duke Roderick FaCrimeia II[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Tenth Syrtis Fusiliers[44]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

  • First Capellan Dragoons[46]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Notes[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Hobbs 14.9 Gruyeres 18.0 Pula 20.8 Chillon 23.8
Nogales 24.6 Fathepur 28.9 Nahoni 32.4 New Damascus 35.2
El Kerak 36.8 Sekulmun 37.7 Grosvenor 37.9 Okains 38.4
Aggstein 40.0 Nis 42.9 Mordialloc 43.2 Birqash 44.7
Kigamboni 45.6 Oltepesi 45.9 Smythe 46.7 Skaslien 47.8
Kaguyak 49.1 Kaitangata 51.6 Ogilvie 52.6 Cumberland 53.6
Semichi 53.6 Fortymile 57.2 Meglan 58.6 Notwina 59.4
Waxell 59.6

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 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 Handbook: House Davion, p. 91, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 14, "Seeds of Destruction"
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  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
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  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
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  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
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  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
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  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map [3079]"
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  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97, "Capellan March"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 3, "Industrial Update"
  42. Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 30, "Upcoming Projects"
  43. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 19, "Regimental Status"
  44. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  45. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 134, "Unit Deployment Table"
  46. Historical: War of 3039, p. 135, "Deployment Table"

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