Zertarum

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Zertarum
System information
X:Y Coordinates -135.54 : 460.18[e]

The Zertarum system was the location of at least one habitable world or construct and as at 2571 was located in the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Zertarum system is located near Bensinger and Blackstone.[3][4]

System Histroy[edit]

The Zertarum system was settled before or during the Age of War [1][2] and vanished from maps during the 3rd Succession War.[5][6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

When the 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.[36]

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,[37] 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.[38]

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.[39]

General Nathan Isaacson assigned a complete corps - VIII Corps - to the conquest of Zertarum. Although listed as a Corps, VIII Corps at the time consisted of only two divisions, the Thirty-First Armor Division and the Thirty-Second Division, although this was enough military strength for the Star League to successfully take control of Zertarum in 2592.[40] VII Corps remained in place as the local garrison until the Thirty-First was redeployed for the invasion of Cryfder in 2593 and the Thirty-Second was redeployed for the invasion of Battaraigi a year later.[41]

Military Deployment[edit]

2592-2594[edit]

2765[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Bensinger 17.0 Blackstone 17.7 Here 21.2 New Ålborg 26.4
Oberon VI 27.4 Terra Prime 28.3 Last Chance 29.5 Lackhove 34.5
Butte Hold 34.7 Toland 34.9 Placida 35.4 Sigurd 37.1
Cryfder 38.0 Anywhere 38.8 Somerset 41.9 Gotterdammerung 44.3
Botany Bay 48.0 Steelton 48.1 Beowulf 48.4 Wotan 52.2
Erewhon 52.3 Crellacor 53.5 Drask's Den 56.9 Star's End 59.3
Treeline 59.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  4. Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2822] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040]"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  22. Objective Raids, p. 12, "Major Industrial Worlds of the Federated Commonwealth"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Nao"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. Historical: Reunification War, p. 130, "The Spark"
  37. Historical: Reunification War, p. 132, "Case Apollo"
  38. Historical: Reunification War, p. 133, "Island Hopping (2582 - November 2590)"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 134, "Arlina to Viborg (December 2584 - September 2588)"
  40. Historical: Reunification War, p. 139, "Bitter Harvests (2591-2596)"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 153, "Rim Worlds Republic Front (2588-2596)"
  42. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 20, "Amaris Regulars - Divisional Status"

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