Albion (Clan System)

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Albion[edit]

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

Albion
Albion nearby systems (3151)
Albion nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -50.167 : 1792.145[e]
Spectral class K1V[1]
Recharge time 192 hours[1]
Planets 8[1]

The Albion system is the location of the inhabited world of Albion II and is located within the region known as the Clan Homeworlds.

System Description[edit]

The co-ordinates for Albion in relation to Strana Mechty are -92: 26.[2]

System History[edit]

The Albion system was colonized as a part of the efforts made by the Star League-in-Exile to allow the population of the Pentagon Worlds to spread out into the newly-discovered Kerensky Cluster.[3]

Albion II[edit]

Albion
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
5.18 days[1]
Moons 2[1]
Surface gravity 0.8[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 25°C[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Infrastructure
Population 7,300,000 (3062)[2]

Albion II is the second planet in the Albion system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Albion was colonized before the beginning of Operation: KLONDIKE in 2821.[4] Several Clans had early colonies on Albion, including Clan Blood Spirit. As internecine Clan combat began in earnest, especially following the Trial of Annihilation of the Not-Named Clan and leading to the death of Nicholas Kerensky, Clan Blood Spirit became targeted beyond its ability to endure. The Blood Spirits lost their Albion possessions before 2835.[5]

In 2912, Clan Coyote's Omicron Galaxy, under Galaxy Commander David Christofferson, would win a great victory against Clan Smoke Jaguar's enclave on Albion after the Jaguar citizens revolted against the warrior caste on many of their worlds.[6][7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3059[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (8 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
York 25.5 Zara 29.3 Gatekeeper 30.4 Brim 34.8
Delios 35.8 Grant's Station 46.3 Kirin 52.4 Priori 56.2
Shadow 64.0 Lum 65.6 Tamaron 80.8 Londerholm 80.9
Strana Mechty 86.0 Paxon 89.9 Hellgate 104.0 Huntress 105.1
Colleen 106.7 Ironhold 107.3 Strato Domingo 107.5 Barcella 107.5

Notes[edit]

  • According to a blog posting by author Blaine Lee Pardoe, back when he created the first map of Clan space (for the 1991 Wolf Clan Sourcebook) he named the Albion system after a small town in Michigan.
  • The first printing of Field Manual: Updates listed Albion as being 100% controlled by Clan Snow Raven.[16] This proved to be errant, now listed on canon BattleTech website as planet being complete control of Clan Star Adder. [17]

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 The Wars of Reaving, p. 232, "Albion Planetary Data"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 112, Clan-Space Worlds Table
  3. Historical: Operation Klondike, pp. 19 & 135 - Exploration, Pentagon & Kerensky Clusters- early colonized worlds of the newly explored Kerensky Cluster become first to be colonized. Early 2821 map shows Albion is one of these early SL-In-Exile colony worlds.
  4. Historical: Operation KLONDIKE, p. 133, "Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster (2821)"
  5. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, pp. 21-22
  6. Invading Clans, p. 51, 52 - "The Londerholm Revolt"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 55 - "Omicron Galaxy"
  8. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, "Political Balance Table", p. 113
  9. The Wars of Reaving, "Political Balance Table, 3067", p. 228
  10. Note, Field Manual Updates, "Political Balance Table", p. 39, states Albion is a Snow Raven Possession. This is most likely in error.
  11. The Wars of Reaving, p. 45
  12. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248
  13. The Wars of Reaving, "Political Balance Table, 3085", p. 249
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 155 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 157 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  16. Field Manual: Updates, p. 39 - Clan Political Balance Table - errant show Snow Ravens Albion in 3067 in control entire planet.
  17. Errant in FM: Updates correct Albion actual ownership to the Star Adders

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