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Zanzibar[edit]

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

Zanzibar
Zanzibar neighbouring systems
Zanzibar neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 119.66:-364.78[e]
Spectral class G2V[1]
Recharge time 183 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Zanzibar system was the location of at least one habitable world, Zanzibar III, and as at 3145 was located in the Victoria Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.

System Description[edit]

The Zanzibar system is located near the Bergtatt and Alexandria systems[2][3] and has a class G2V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was located at the zenith jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Zanzibar system was colonised during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and when the Capellan Confederation formed in 2366 Zanzibar was already a part of the Taurian Concordat.[4]

Zanzibar III[edit]

Zanzibar
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1]
Moons 1 (Pemba)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 38°C (Arid-Tropical)[1]
Surface water 44%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Wete[1]
Population 1,549,000,000 (3025, apocryphal)[5]
2,763,000,000 (3079)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-C-C-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Zanzibar III - more commonly referred to simply as Zanzibar - is the third planet in the Zanzibar system and has a single moon named Pemba.[1]

Apocryphal Content Starts

The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 1.549 billion for Zanzibar and describes the environment as "desert" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert", "ice", or "tropical"). The description one-liner reads "Famous black market - anything can be bought here."

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Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Originally settled by the Taurian Concordat, Zanzibar became the target of aggression from the Capellan Confederation, which was expanding in search of additional planets. Despite being Taurian colonies, Zanzibar and several other worlds were targeted by Chancellor Kurnath Liao, who resolved to push the Taurians out of "Capellan holdings." The resulting military campaign ran from 2397 to 2422, began with clashes between the Capellan and Taurian navies and ended with the capture of three Taurian worlds, including Zanzibar. In contrast with the sporadic raids inflicted upon Taurian worlds by the Federated Suns, the Capellan attacks were staged with a degree of savagery the Concordat hadn't encountered before; cruelty to prisoners and the outright massacre of Taurian civilians were commonplace events.[6]

The Jihad[edit]

Zanzibar was the location of a Duchy RTC which trains unarmored infantry and vehicle crews; the RTC was stationed on the Khane continent.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Twelfth Sian Dragoons[44]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Bullard's Armored Cavalry[46]

3054[edit]

  • Bullard's Armored Cavalry[47]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, Kingston's Rangers were deployed across Yuris, Zanzibar, and Rollis. The Rangers were at 75% of full strength, with 90% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Zanzibar has two continents named Khane and Stone.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Wete: the planetary capital city, located on Stone.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Bergtatt 10.5 Alexandria 12.3 Maldive 18.4 Kazu 18.5
Corodiz 18.9 Kern 20.3 Jacson 20.4 Yuris 20.7
Weitinger 21.5 Muridox 21.7 Valdives 21.8 Non Diz 27.6
Larsha 28.4 Sindalin 29.9 Victoria 31.6 Frazer 32.7
Mendham 34.5 Rollis 35.9 Pojos 36.7 Quimberton 36.8
Horsham 37.0 Zangul 37.6 Merdal 37.9 Mitchel 38.0
Daol 40.0 Gardnaus 40.5 Ichlangis 40.6 Lochmantle 41.5
Bromhead 42.0 Laconis 42.9 Menke 44.5 Enkra 45.9
Vard 46.5 Glentworth 47.4 Bringdam 47.9 Columbine 48.5
Brisbane 48.9 Brinton 49.0 Midthun 49.1 Fjaldr 50.6
Merlin 50.6 Mazdru 50.9 Braum 51.7 Egress 51.9
Hurik 52.4 Lucknow 54.2 Umgard 54.4 New Vandenburg 54.5
MacLeod's Land 54.6 Hansii 55.5 Sirdar 55.8 Yongd 56.1
Robsart 56.7 Shaunavon 57.9 Courcellete 58.3 Mechdur 59.0
Ryans Fate 59.5 Pinard 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 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 28, "Zanzibar Planetary Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  5. MechWarrior (1989 Video Game) (apocryphal)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 20, "Struggle With Liao"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 64
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, Inner Sphere - [2764]
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns After First Succession War [2822]"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation After First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns After Second Succession War [2864]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation After Second Succession War [2864]"
  18. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns After Third Succession War [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation After Third Succession War [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 74, "Federated Suns After War of 3039"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 59, "Capellan Confederation After Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  30. 30.0 30.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns After Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  31. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  33. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation After FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - October 3067"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map [3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vi, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  43. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 13, "Regimental Status"
  44. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  45. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 107, "Unit Deployment Table"
  46. 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  47. Objective Raids, p. 42, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  48. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 68, "Mercenary Employment Table"
  49. Field Manual: Updates, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  50. Field Report: CCAF, p. 14, "Victoria Commonality Rangers Regimental Status"

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