Wotan

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Wotan
Wotan neighbouring systems
Wotan neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -142.13:408.36[e]

The Wotan system is the location of at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Wotan is located near the Derf and Golandrinas systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Wotan system was settled before the Age of War started. By the end of the Age of War Wotan was a member of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[3]

Political Affilation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Wotan was one of the worlds targeted by Maxwell Rowe during his efforts to build up the Rim Worlds Republic, beginning in 2330; Rowe began by negotiating a series of trade and barter pacts with worlds like Wotan, carefully avoiding any suggestions of a military alliance, defensive or otherwise. Rowe added offers of social and technological favours including access to new Rim Worlds Republic university facilities over time, and through guile and slow but steady progress persuaded the natives of Wotan to join the Republic.[4]

Reunification War[edit]

Civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic in 2575, with the factions polarised around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[33]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[34] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[35]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities performed by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.[36]

General Nathan Isaacson of Battle Group Apollo assigned a division from VI Corps, the Seventeenth Royal Division, to the conquest of Wotan in 2590. The Star League forces successfully took control of Wotan, defeating the local militia forces, and remained in place as the local garrison until the Seventeenth was redeployed for the invasion of Bensinger in 2594.[37]

Star League Era[edit]

Wotan was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth during the 2773-2775 Republic-Commonwealth war.[11]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In May of 3050, Clan Jade Falcon invaded Wotan as part of the Second Wave of Operation Revival. The entire Gyrfalcon Galaxy was sent to conquer the world, defended only by the Wotan TMM and the surviving elements of the 12th Star Guards' 1st and 2nd Regiments. The Falcons attacked the Star Guards first, which responded by splitting their forces to conduct lightning raids against the invaders. This effort was successful until a Jade Falcon aerospace fighter killing their commanding officer, Colonel Franklin Pierce Marinetti; lacking effective coordination the scattered Star Guards units were wiped out. When it came time to confront the militia forces, the Wotan TMM put up such a lackluster effort that Khan Elias Crichell later referred to it not as a battle but an execution.[38]

Jihad[edit]

Wotan was conquered again during the Jihad, when Clan Ice Hellion launched an invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071. Wotan was invaded by the Ice Hellions between the 7th and 28th of June 3071, but the Ice Hellion invasion stalled as heavy fighting continued on Wotan and other worlds throughout July 3071.[26]

Military Deployment[edit]

2590-2593[edit]

2765[edit]

3059[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Derf 17.7 Golandrinas 19.1 Somerset 24.5 Apollo 27.1
Beta VII 27.1 Treeline 30.5 Malibu 30.6 Toland 34.9
Renren 35.2 Trell I 35.3 Persistence 35.9 Butler 36.7
Anywhere 37.3 Here 37.3 Bensinger 38.5 Steelton 38.9
Black Earth 40.9 Lackhove 43.1 Bone-Norman 46.2 Blackjack 46.3
New Ålborg 49.2 Maxie's Planet 49.4 Hot Springs 49.5 Waldorff 50.6
Zertarum 52.2 Biegga 54.2 Twycross 54.7 Goat Path 56.1
Erewhon 57.5 Roadside 58.3 Icar 58.8 Romulus 59.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War (2571)"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 18, "From Rim to Tamar"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  7. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF,Map: Inner Sphere 2764
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, Map: Inner Sphere 2765
  11. 11.0 11.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 39 [3040]"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 16, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  28. Field Report: Clans, p. 26, "Deployment Table [3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  33. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130, "The Spark"
  34. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  35. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  36. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 153, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  38. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 39
  39. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 19, "Republican Guards - Divisional Status"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 153, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  41. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  43. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 298, "PX-3R Phoenix"
  44. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 142, "Other Major Commonwealth Industries"

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