Nykvarn

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Nykvarn
Nykvarn neighbouring systems
Nykvarn neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 123.21:391.50[e]
Spectral class G4V[1]
Recharge time 185 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

Nykvarn
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
7.96 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.96[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 29°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 37%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Nykvarn[1]
Population 475,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-B-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]


Contents

[edit] Owner History

[edit] Planetary Garrison

[edit] 3067

[edit] 3085

- At this point in time the 1st operating at 65% of full strength, with 48% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

[edit] Planetary Description

Annually, a deadly viral plague would break-out on Nykvarn's northern continent, the location of which was also the site of special type of grain that was the only viable cure for it. At the first sign of the plague, the grain was harvested and baked into loaves of bread which the locals ate to survive that year's outbreak. [15]

[edit] Planetary History

[edit] Clan Invasion

Nykvarn was held by the Combine until the Clan Invasion. When the 19th Striker Cluster struck in May 3050 during Clan Smoke Jaguar's second invasion wave. The Nykvarn Armored Battalion would stage a mobile defensive campaign, using their fast hovercraft to outdistance the slower-moving Jaguar Assault OmniMechs, but despite a few initial victories, the Nykvarn defenders would swiftly fall to Star Captain Castris and his Supernova Assault Trinary. Fighting to the last man, to honor the courage and martial prowess shown by the Nykvarn defenders, the Smoke Jaguars erected a monument to the members of the battalion. [16] [1]

Nykvarn would unfortunately be a poster child for the ignorance and mismanagement of the planetary governors installed by the Smoke Jaguars on the worlds within their Occupation Zone. After the planet's capture, the governor shut down a large farm on the northern continent and transferred its workers to a munitions plant, the farm being the sole production site for the grain vital to overcoming the planet's annual plagues. [15]

While the Nykvarn's population desperately tried to convince the Smoke Jaguar governor of the necessity of the farm and its grain, he knew nothing of the plague and blindly suspected their efforts were some kind of "Inner Sphere trickery" to halt munitions production. Without the grain, over a quarter of the local population and many of his own warriors would die from the plague during that year's outbreak. The governor himself would die three weeks into the epidemic, mere days before Smoke Jaguar scientists succeeded in developed a usable vaccine. [15]

[edit] Operation Bulldog

Nykvarn was invaded in the second wave of Operation Bulldog by the 6th An Ting Legion, Ryuken-go, and the Red Lancers; the defending Clan Smoke Jaguar 124th Garrison Cluster was completely wiped out. [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

[edit] 1st Combine-Ghost Bear War

The Sixth Bear Regulars of Clan Ghost Bear's Omicron Galaxy struck Nykvarn in 3062 during the 1st Combine-Ghost Bear War. The sheer volume of the Sixth's assault 'Mechs easily allowed them to shatter the green 5th Sun Zhang Cadre's initial defenses, the Cadre losing an entire battalion alone during the first battle. Recognizing they had little chance in a stand-up fight, the Cadre bogged down the Sixth's assault by going to ground and waging a guerrilla campaign. [22] [1] [20] [21]

The unconventional tactics worked, though the Cadre's survivors were finally forced to withdraw to Brocchi's Cluster, they were able to hold out until the Ryuken-san were on-way to Nykvarn. The elite Ryuken regiment were able to tie up the Sixth Bear Regulars with series of well-coordinated 'Mech and AeroSpace Fighter strikes until the Courchevel Trial and Ghost Bear withdrawal. [22] [20] [21]

[edit] Manufacturing Centers

[edit] Nearby Planets

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Garstedt 7.36 1 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Polcenigo 20.10 1 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Schuyler 21.92 1 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Turtle Bay 32.16 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Luzerne 37.30 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Brocchi's Cluster 37.83 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Savinsville 37.85 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Jezersko 40.26 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Idlewind 40.69 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Rockland 40.85 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Almunge 41.54 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Albiero 42.38 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Last Frontier 43.56 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Constance 46.97 2 DC DC DC DC CGB CGB CGB
Hanover 50.79 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Courchevel 52.66 2 DC DC DC DC CNC CNC DC
Trondheim 53.78 2 DC DC DC FRR CGB CGB CGB
Byesville 54.28 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Wolcott 57.18 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Coudoux 58.21 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC

[edit] Notes

  • The planet's name is frequently misspelt as Nykvarm, Field Manual: Updates among the worst example as it includes both spellings in the same book.
  • Invading Clans's write-up of the Smoke Jaguar capture conflicts with the later Objective: Draconis Combine account, claiming that all by a few members survived compared to the later accounts claim that all died fighting the Clans and were honored for this fact. [16]

[edit] References

  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 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 12, "Nykvarn"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  3. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  5. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  6. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  7. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  8. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 119, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  10. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  11. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  12. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  13. Field Manual: 3085, p. 51, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 124, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Invading Clans, p. 56 - "Wolnet Archive File: 43357-FDS-24/31/7"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Invading Clans, p. 65 "Clan Smoke Jaguar - Occupation Zone (As of June 3052) - Second Wave - Nykvarm (DC)
  17. The Dragon Roars, pp.10-11 "Unit Summaries - Operation Bulldog"
  18. The Dragon Roars, p.13 "Unit Summaries - Clan Smoke Jaguar Defense"
  19. The Dragon Roars, p.25 "Wave Two: Driving Forward"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 113 "Draconis Combine - Alternate Paths- 6th An Ting Legion (The Thirteenth Hour)"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 115 "Draconis Combine - Legion of Vega and Ryuken"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 61 "Warden Clans - Clan Ghost Bear - Clan Ghost Bar Touman - Omicron Galaxy"
  23. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 12, "Luthien Armor Works"

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