Wing

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This article is about the planet. For the military term, see Wing (Formation).


Wing[edit]

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

Wing
Wing neighbouring systems
Wing neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -75.22 : -10.90[e]
Spectral class K8V[1]
Planets 4[1]

The Wing system was the location of at least one habitable world, Wing I, and as at 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Wing system is located close to the Chertan and Dubhe systems[2][3] and consists of four planets orbiting a class K8V primary.[1]

System History[edit]

The Wing system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra[4] and became prior or after the Age of War a member of the Free Worlds League.[5]

Wing I[edit]

Wing
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons 4 (Colley, Macon, Sakuruta, and Terell)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 61°C[1]
Surface water 71%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Sakeri Torquil (Governor)[1]
Olaf Gaute (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Crow's Nest[1]
Population 4,331,000,000[1]

Wing I - more commonly referred to simply as Wing - was the first planet of four in the Wing system and had four moons named Colley, Macon, Sakuruta, and Terell.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Wing was originally settled not for the world itself, but because its four moons have extensive amounts of titanium, bauxite, and germanium. Other heavy metals are also found in these moons, so establishing mining facilities there just made good economic sense. Wing itself was settled by colonists who settled in the mountain ranges. The mountains and plateaus offered better sight lines to the moons so communicating was easier, and allowed the colonists to avoid the high pressure and high temperatures found at sea level.[1]

Once the mining industry was firmly established, Wing became a part of the Free Worlds League. When the first Star League was established, Wing became a joint holding between the League and the Terran Hegemony. After the Star League fell, Wing reverted to the Free Worlds League, but was briefly captured by the Lyran Commonwealth. During the Succession Wars, the LCAF and FWLM fought many times on Wing, destroying most of the Star League era mining facilities and depressing the local economy.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

Wing was the location of the second military action undertaken for the Lyran Commonwealth by the mercenary unit Snord's Irregulars. The Irregulars launched an attack on Wing, where Cranston Snord hoped to find the famous rare book collection of Devron. Over the course of the fierce fighting, two of the Irregulars' MechWarriors intercepted a message indicating that FWLM forces were moving a library overland to a DropShip landing zone. Assuming this to be the collection he came for, Snord and his unit disobeyed his battle orders and penetrated deep into the enemy rear area. They intercepted the transporters just outside the city of Merth and captured most of the crates holding the rare books.[6]

Snord's action achieved two unforeseen results: the LCAF command assumed his unit had been lost when they failed to report in, whilst the League forces mistook the raid for an attempt to attack their command center and diverted half of their front-line forces to hunt for the Irregulars. The diversion allowed the Lyran forces to break through, and they arrived just in time to save the Irregulars, who had been cornered in a small river valley. Having narrowly escaped destruction through sheer luck, the unit was decorated for heroism for a second time. With their 'Mechs badly damaged and several MechWarriors wounded, Snord's Irregulars received permission to return to Clinton. They brought the book collection with them, but then had to sell some of their art collection to pay for the extensive damage the unit had suffered.[6]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad the Word of Blake tricked the Lyran Alliance into attacking the Free Worlds League. During the assault, Wing was one of the worlds that was heavily damaged. In fact it was so badly damaged that the League willingly gave it to the Republic of the Sphere. Investors from the Republic are interested in rebuilding the mining facilities.[1]

Wing was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate at some point after the border war between the Free Worlds League and the Lyran Alliance, and attracted the attention of the allied coalition as a target for liberation in July 3077 as a part of Operation SCOUR. The Third Free Worlds Guards were the garrison unit assigned to defend Wing at this point, but as the likelihood of an assault from the coalition mounted, the 3rd chose to defect to the Principality of Regulus.[7] The inevitable assault by forces from the Lyran front of SCOUR saw Group III land on Wing, only for the Third Free Worlds Guards to savage the Sixth Benjamin Regulars while the First Federated Suns Lancers failed to support the Combine forces. It would take several more weeks before the 3rd Free Worlds Guards followed through with their earlier decision and left for Regulus.[8]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[36]

2821[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[36]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Twenty-fifth Marik Militia[38]

3050[edit]

  • Thirtieth Marik Militia[39]

3054[edit]

  • Thirtieth Marik Militia[40]

3059[edit]

  • Thirtieth Marik Militia[41]

3067[edit]

  • Thirtieth Marik Militia[42]

3077[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Crow's Nest: planetary capital city.[1]
  • Merth: a city and site of a notable battle during the Third Succession War.[6]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Chertan 4.6 Dubhe 6.9 Alhena 8.1 Wyatt 8.3
Phecda 9.3 Callison 13.3 Shiloh 14.2 Alchiba 14.7
Dieudonné 14.9 Marcus 16.9 Milton 17.4 Aquileia 21.5
Gacrux 24.3 New Dallas 24.9 Zosma 25.0 Afleir 25.2
Bordon 25.5 Remulac 28.5 Cor Caroli 29.3 Alioth 29.6
Catroxx 29.8 Zaniah 33.1 Kalidasa 32.8 Castor 35.2
Savannah 35.9 Connaught 36.1 Mizar 37.7 Denebola 38.5
Rochelle 38.8 Nathan 39.0 Devil's Rock 39.2 Alcor 39.8
Haddings 39.8 Alphard 42.2 Oliver 43.5 New Hope 43.8
Pollux 43.9 Alkes 44.2 Zavijava 44.6 Lipton 44.8
Vindemiatrix 44.9 Tyrfing 45.5 Acubens 45.9 Algorab 46.6
Solaris 47.2 Talitha 47.4 Miaplacidus 47.7 Summer 48.0
Pacifica 49.1 Galatea 49.8 Menkent 50.1 Adhafera 50.2
Alula Australis 51.2 Graham IV 51.7 Tania Borealis 52.2 Van Diemen IV 52.3
Syrma 52.9 Gniezno 53.4 Irian 53.7 Carsphairn 54.1
Muphrid 54.4 Thorin 55.0 Zollikofen 55.2 New Kyoto 55.3
Amity 57.3

Notes[edit]

  • The sourcebook The Kell Hounds places the battle fought by Snord's Irregulars on Wing in 3005,[44] but this is impossible as the Irregulars were formed in 3007. The Kell Hounds also establishes that the 30th Marik Militia was handed a humiliating defeat on Wing by Snord's Irregulars.
  • According to Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 66, the Sixth Benjamin Guards fought on Wing. It has subequently been confirmed by one of the BattleTech developers that this is a typo, and that the correct unit name is the Sixth Benjamin Regulars:
It's a typo, should be the Sixth Benjamin Regulars, yes.

With regards
Øystein

  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 27 July 2012

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 198, "Wing World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League after at their founding in [2271]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 3
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 64-65, "3077: War In Review"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF,Map: Inner Sphere 2764
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  19. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 24, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  29. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  33. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  35. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  36. 36.0 36.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  37. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Free Worlds League Military"
  39. 20 Year Update, p. 56, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 38 - "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  41. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  44. The Kell Hounds, p. 5

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