Alexandria (LC)

This article is about the Lyran Commonwealth planetary system. For other uses, see Alexandria.

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System Information
X:Y Coordinates-57.639 : 115.993[e]
Spectral classM4V[1][2]
Recharge time205 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

The Alexandria system was host to at least one habitable world, Alexandria III, and as of 3145 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

Alexandria had at least one functioning recharge station during the thirty-first century, located at the zenith jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Alexandria system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Federation of Skye when the Federation became one of the founding nations of the Lyran Commonwealth.[5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Alexandria III[edit]

Alexandria III
Alexandria Flag.jpg
System positionThird[1][2]
Jump Point distance6.51 days[2]
Moons1 (Sinai)[2]
Surface gravity1.07[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature33°C (Mild-Temperate)[2]
Surface water82%[2]
Highest native lifeReptile[1][2]
LandmassesAt least 2 (Cairusia, Jeddasia)[1]
History and Culture
Population2,001,000,000 (3067)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Alexandria
Political LeaderPrime Minister
HPG ClassB[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Melyvn Gaska (3025)[1]

Alexandria III, more commonly referred to simply as Alexandria, is the third planet in the Alexandria system and has a single moon named Sinai.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

When first settled, Alexandria was a world rich in natural resources and blessed with pastoral beauty.[1][2] Alexandria would grow to become a thriving commercial and agricultural center, and during the Star League years Alexandra was known to be a cultural haven. The cities of Alexandria were dotted with museums, theaters[2] and art collections[1] that drew visitors from across the Inner Sphere and the world exuded a sense of elegance and grace that everyone could appreciate.[2]

The Succession Wars[edit]

In 2819, the Draconis Combine began a heavy raiding campaign that targeted key Lyran worlds including Alexandria, as well as Kessel and Tamar.[34] This was far from the last time that Alexandria would be touched by the Succession Wars; in 2913 the Lyran Commonwealth launched Operation Freedom in two thrusts from Alexandria and Skye,[35] and in 2953 a two-year battle for the world began, with DCMS and LCAF forces locked in an escalating battle that would ultimately consume seven BattleMech regiments and four times as many infantry and conventional armor regiments and go down in history as one of the largest battles of the Third Succession War and a sign of the increasing tenacity with which the Commonwealth fought.[36] The campaign for Alexandria began with McGee's Cutthroats landing to loot and destroy supply bases on the planet in the face of the defending Twentieth Arcturan Guards.[14] A wing of aerospace fighters from an orbital base promptly destroyed one of the Combine DropShips after the Cutthroats had landed and drove the other DropShips back to their JumpShip, prompting the Cutthroats to call for reinforcements. A few days later, two more BattleMech battalions with fighter support arrived by JumpShip to reinforce the Cutthroats, leading the Twentieth Arcturan Guards to call for reinforcements in turn and what had begun as a simple skirmish escalated rapidly from there.[37]

In late 3020, the Lyran Commonwealth launched what would become an extended campaign to recapture Alexandria from the Draconis Combine. The LCAF deployed a substantial force in the effort to liberate the planet, including several regiments of the Twelfth Star Guards and the Thirty-Second Lyran Guards leading a mercenary task force that consisted of a number of other units including Snord's Irregulars. Well-known for being treasure hunters, the Irregulars were keen to recover some of the Star League era artifacts and artworks rumored to be hidden on Alexandria, but soon discovered that the majority of the artworks had already been destroyed. During a disappointing seven-month campaign the Irregulars only managed to identify a single cache containing statues, located close to their posting on the shore of Lake Meede at the time, but during the course of excavating the cache the Irregulars were ambushed by a contingent from the Rasalhague Regulars. The Regulars deliberately fired on and destroyed the cache, and would likely have destroyed the Irregulars or inflicted heavy damage on them, if not for the discovery that their Archers had been supplied with defective ammunition.[15][16]

As the Third Succession War drew to a close in the 3020s Alexandria was serving as the capital of the Virginia Shire region of the Federation of Skye under Duke Edward James.[38] A MechWarrior named Mitchell Simons from the 17th Skye Rangers would subsequently be awarded the Honor of Skye for his actions in defending civilians against a Kuritan 'Mech lance during the 3024 battle for Alexandria.[39]

By the end of the Succession Wars the cultured elegance of Alexandria was largely a memory; a small number of cities such as the northern cities of Lam Pole and Cherboug[1] on the Cairusia continent still hinted at the Alexandria of the Star League years, but the remainder of the planet showed Alexandria's legacy as one of the most war-ravaged worlds to survive into the thirty-first century. The modern planetary capital of Alexandretta, located on the southern continent of Jeddasia, was a collection of practical, utilitarian structures intermixed with bunkers and other defensive features to be used during times of emergency.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In late 3059, the planet suffered what was later known as the "Briggs Armored Car robbery." A gang of criminals stole a shipment of gems even though the Knox Armored Car had been provided with an escort of a pair of Commando BattleMechs by the Alexandria Freedom Theater Militia. The criminals (rumored to have strong ties with the Mafia) possessed several suits of Gray Death Legion Battle Armor.[40]

Military Deployment[edit]




Alexandria has at least two continents: a northern continent named Cairusia and a southern continent named Jeddasia.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Alexandretta: planetary capital city, which was located on Jeddasia[2]
  • Cherboug: a city on Cairusia[1]
  • Lam Pole: a city on Cairusia[1]
  • Shull: a city[44]
  • Vrance: a small city where Snord's Irregulars met and defeated DCMS forces[45]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 52 systems (50 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Yed Prior 9.2 Freedom 10.6 Yed Posterior 13.8 Izar 18.7
Corridan 20.4 Eaton 23.5 Auldhouse 24.1 Marfik 25.0
Baxter 26.6 Ryde 27.2 Kimball 27.3 Carstairs 30.3
Eaglesham 30.6 Zebeneschamali 32.8 Komephoros 33.6 Carnwath 34.0
Symington 37.1 Edasich 39.1 Apostica 39.4 Balkan 39.7
Breukelen 39.7 Kirkcaldy 40.4 Nekkar 40.9 Phalan 42.0
Konstance 42.3 Glengarry 43.5 Ganshoren 44.5 New Wessex 45.3
Kannon 46.5 Unukalhai 47.6 Leganes 48.6 Sakhalin 49.0
Cebalrai 49.5 Whittington 49.6 La Blon 50.3 Chaffee 50.5
Alrakis 50.9 Dalkeith 52.1 Laurieston 53.8 Kochab 54.5
Vega 54.8 Kessel 55.0 Alphecca 55.1 Shionoha 55.1
Accrington 55.7 Morningside 56.4 Eltanin 58.2 Gladius 58.5
Seginus 58.7 Veckholm 59.0 Orestes 60.5 Gamma Sagittarius 60.5


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