Dover

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DoverEdit

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

Dover
Dover neighbouring systems
Dover neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 132.60 : 201.31[e]
Spectral class G2V[1][2]
Recharge time 183 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

The Dover system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Dover IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Benjamin Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[3][4]

System DescriptionEdit

The Dover system is located near the Dyfed and Peacock systems[5] and consists of a class G2V primary orbited by at least four worlds. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system zenith jump point.[1][2]

System HistoryEdit

The Dover system was colonised during or shortly before the Age of War.[6][7]

Dover IVEdit

Dover
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
9.12 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Citrine)[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.93[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 43°C (Arid)[1][2]
Surface water 34%[1][2]
Highest native life Reptile[2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Daimyo Thomas Rous
Capital Wairdel[2]
Population 590,000,000 (3067)[1]
640,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-C (3067)[1]
B-B-B-B-C (3079)[2]
HPG (Representative) B[2]

Dover IV - more commonly known simply as Dover - is the fourth planet in the system and has a single moon named Citrine. The surface of Dover has been host to a number of institutes of higher learning as well as a number of significant industrial concerns, while the Dover Shipyards operates in low orbit above the surface of the planet.[1][2]

Planetary HistoryEdit

JihadEdit

Intelligence reports from the Republic of the Sphere indicated that as at mid-3081 they had managed to trace the Combine mobile assembly sites as far as Dover. These immense construction ships had been built as an emergency measure by the Combine during the Jihad as a result of the damage being inflicted on the Combine's military industry by the Word of Blake, and represented a huge tactical advantage for the battered Draconis Combine over their neighbours.[8] The reassembly and recommissioning of the Yamato prototype battleship into a mobile factory by the Dover Shipyards orbiting above Dover brought a degree of muted fame to the shipyards, and in the late stages of the Jihad the Dover Shipyards began expanding by beginning construction of a DropShip factory on the outskirts of Kalkedony, intending to produce both Overlord and Nekohono'o-class DropShips in the system.[2]

In the wake of the Jihad new military factories were being constructed on Dover; while the construction was being undertaken under the strictest secrecy, the Republic of the Sphere managed to confirm that the new factories wouldn't be active until at least 3083.[9]

Due to Dover being a world covered in high quality silica sands perfect for electronics manufacturing the sands were used extensively, but the bright white sands were blinding to off-worlders, so many DropShips landed, loaded, and took off without ever allowing a crewmember to leave. In addition the Siliane Sea in the center of the continent of Quartz is unique in that it possesses pure chemicals that were ideal for export to electronics manufacturing concerns throughout the District.[2]

The presence of the specific manufacturing concerns on Dover led to the creation of the Dover Institute for Higher Learning and the AeroSpace and Interstellar Institute Officer's School. The Dover Institute for Higher Learning was a largely non-combat orientated university, but had run a MechWarrior training programme since the late twenty-ninth century before adding programs to train both JumpShip and DropShip crews during or shortly before the Jihad. The AeroSpace and Interstellar Institute Officer's School was introduced much later and was kept distinct from the Dover IHL facility, with its location kept secret although it was generally believed to be located somewhere on Rutile.[2]

Political AffiliationEdit

Military DeploymentEdit

3054Edit

3055Edit

3059Edit

  • Sixth Benjamin Regulars[42]

3062Edit

3067Edit

3079Edit

3085Edit

- At this point in time the 2nd operating at 60% of full strength, with 52% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- At this point in time Summer's Storm operating at 105% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

GeographyEdit

Dover has three continents named Anatase, Quartz and Rutile and a relatively low surface water content.[2]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • Amethyst: The location of the Dover Institute for Higher Learning on Quartz.[2]
  • Ilmenite: the site of the main Hinsdale Electronics plant on Rutile.[2]
  • Onyx: the site of the main Wakazashi Enterprises plant on Anatase.[2]
  • Kalkedony: the site of a DropShip factory on Rutile under construction by the Dover Shipyards company during the late thirty-first century.[2]
  • Silane Sea: located in the center of Quartz, the silane sea is a gochemical marvel.[2]
  • Silane DropPort: a major DropPort located on the edge of the Silane Sea.[2]
  • Wairdel: the planetary capital city, located on Rutile.[2]

Industrial CentersEdit

Local FaunaEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Dyfed 13.9 Peacock 17.7 Omagh 22.5 Sakai 23.7
Shibukawa 24.1 Beils 25.0 Xinyang 30.5 Bicester 31.0
Osmus Saar 32.1 Mersa Matruh 32.5 Yardley 34.9 Paracale 35.7
Braunton 36.0 Tok Do 43.8 Yumesta 44.1 Baruun Urt 45.3
Vaajakoski 45.3 Babuyan 49.8 Helsingfors 49.8 Ogano 50.5
Tarazed 50.5 Tamsalu 50.7 Silkeborg 51.2 Avon 52.4
Tanh Linh 52.5 Havdhem 53.0 Cadiz 53.2 Leiston 53.5
Port Arthur 54.0 Awano 54.5 Arkab 55.3 Dumaring 57.3
Philadelphia 59.4

ReferencesEdit

  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 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 86, "Dover"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 18, "Dover"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89, "The Industrial State Of The Draconis Combine"
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89, "Benjamin Military District"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. vii, "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 71, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  27. Objective Raids, p. 24, "Map of the Draconis Combine"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  31. Innder Sphere (sourcebook), p. 21, "Draconis Combine Map"
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  35. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 27, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  41. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 84, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 134, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 125, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  44. Field Manual: Updates, p. 97, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  45. Field Report: DCMS, p. 20, "Irregular Forces"
  46. Field Manual: 3085, p. 49, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  47. Field Manual: 3085, p. 160, "Mercenary Forces Deployment Table - 3085"
  48. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 19, "Industrial Worlds - Dover Shipyards"
  49. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 19, "Industrial Worlds - Hinsdale Electronics"
  50. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 122, "Wakazashi Enterprises"
  51. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 19, "Industrial Worlds - Wakazashi Enterprises"
  52. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 172, "Pesht Tawagoto Saru"

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