Wildwood

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Wildwood[edit]

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

Wildwood
Wildwood neighbouring systems
Wildwood neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -217.63 : -440.00[e]
Spectral class G4[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Wildwood system was home to at least one habitable world, Wildwood II, and as at 3145 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Wildwood system is located near the Herrmaz and Techne's Revenge systems.[4]

System History[edit]

The Wildwood system was settled at some point during or prior to the Age of War, but only became significant enough for Inner Sphere nations to record its location on maps during the Reunification War.[5][6]

Wildwood II[edit]

Wildwood
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
7.98 days[1]
Highest native life Avian[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Kyalla Centrella[1]
Population 5,000 (3025)[1]
HPG (Representative) None[1]

Wildwood II - more commonly known simply as Wildwood - is the second planet in the Wildwood system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Wildwood was a member of the Magistracy of Canopus when a Star League Defense Force task force under the command of Captain-General Marion Marik was assigned to conquer the Magistracy in 2577. Wildwood was targeted by the SLDF in the closing stages of the war after the capture of Canopus IV in 2584.[7]

Wildwood was defended by the Second Canopian Light Horse and Buquoy's Bandits; the SLDF landed the VII Corps' Fifty-ninth Brigade and 401st Independent Regiment on Wildwood in 2587 with the Second Oriente Hussars in support. Despite being outnumbered almost three to one the MAF regiments contested the invasion, but were forced to retreat to the world of Kossandra's Memory; with the capture of Cate's Hold and the defeat of the garrison there in April 2587, the Second Light Horse and Buquoy's Bandits were the only major units from the Magistracy Armed Forces still active within the remains of the Magistracy.[7][8][9]

In the thirty-first century Wildwood was a lush and very sparsely populated planet nearing the outer edge of the Magistracy of Canopus. In spite of a small population, Wildwood was the largest producer of wine and other agricultural products in the Magistracy. The planet was essentially demilitarized with the only defenses being a series of automated orbital platforms. Wildwood also fostered a huge tourism industry, especially popular for its tremendous avian population. The demilitarization along with the lack of heavy industry had led to Wildwood being largely spared the strife most of humanity had suffered in the post-Star League era.[1]

As of 3068, the economy on the planet was booming, although a slowing in Taurian visitors was encountered due to the upheaval in the Concordat at the time. The lush western continent with its unspoiled ancient forests and abundant game[10] had become a very well-known adventure and vacation destination.[11] The early 3060's brought Bio-Edge to Wildwood. This ultra-high-tech pharmaceutical manufacturer managed to produce some of the top-selling pharmaceuticals in the entire Inner Sphere within six years of establishment on Wildwood. Bio Edge was also purported to be very close to several different profitable ventures in the bio-sciences.[10]

Wildwood's Dolphin Island had become the home of the Whatever Commune, founded by freethinker Connor Henry in 3053. This colony was inhabited by a group of relaxed folk who considered loafing to literally be a sacrament. For this they received a small stipend from the Canopian government for what had been wryly described as "amusement value". In the agricultural heartland of the planet representations of the Greek goddess of abundance, Demeter, were a common sight.[12]

Interesting to note is the question of how a planet with only some thousands of permanent population in 3025 had achieved so much within the next forty years. This tiny permanent population was able to be the "major" agricultural producer for billions of Canopians, home to the second largest producer of pharmaceuticals for several trillion people across the inner sphere, boast a significant tourism industry and yet still have significant portion of the population to be a devoted set of idlers.[citation needed]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

  • Kyalla Centrella[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2587[edit]

3085[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Dolphin Island: Home of the loafer community on Wildwood.[12]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Techne's Revenge 20.7 Herrmaz 24.6 Candiear 24.8 Kossandra's Memory 37.6
Hardcore 38.4 Palladix 38.8 Tarol IV 42.3 Royal Foxx 49.4
Nobel 52.9 Megarez 53.6 Krimari 55.4 Luxani 55.4
Lindenmarle 56.7 Ballad II 57.8


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 The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 104, "Wildwood"
  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. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 105, "Mopping Up (2584-2588)"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 151, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 90, "Society and Culture"
  11. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 90, "National Economy"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 95, "Arts and Entertainment"
  13. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  14. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  16. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  17. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  22. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Magistracy of Canopus"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  24. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  26. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  27. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. 161, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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