Alkalurops

Alkalurops
Alkalurops 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-35.935 : 45.191[e]
Spectral classA7IV[1]
Planet(s)4[1]

The Alkalurops system has four worlds, of which at least one is habitable,[1] and as of 3145 is located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

Alkalurops is located near the Nusakan and Skondia systems.

System History[edit]

The Alkalurops system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Alkalurops III[edit]

Alkalurops III
Alkalurops.jpg
Astrophysical
System positionThird[1]
Jump Point distance28 days[1]
MoonsNone[1]
Geophysical
Surface gravity1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressureHigh (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature55°C[1]
Surface water43%[1]
Highest native lifeFish[1]
LandmassesAt least 1 (Vandika)[1]
History and Culture
Population318,000,000 (3130)[1][43]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Oshira Damascelopus (3130)[1][43]
CapitalAllabad[1]

The planet Alkalurops III, more commonly known simply as Alkalurops, is the third of four planets in the Alkalurops system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Alkalurops is a world laden with a dense atmosphere that frequently spawns hurricanes and tornadoes. The early colonists (mostly miners and natural gas exporters) took a page from history and constructed most of their homes in the caves and cliffs of the planet's mountain ranges. These dwellings were sealed against the elements, pressurized, and equipped with air filters to provide a suitable environment.[1]

Under the influence of their environment and its isolating effects, the Alkaluropians developed a culture that is highly insular, bordering on xenophobic. While individuals from the Isle of Skye are tolerated, most offworlders are simply distrusted and see little hospitality. This served them well during the fall of the Star League. Forces loyal to Amaris landed on the world and attempted to take control of it, but the Alkaluropians drove them away. During the few raids of the Succession Wars this pattern was repeated. Ironically the establishment of the Republic of the Sphere, intended to further peaceful behavior, actually triggered the largest amount of violence in Alkalurops' history. The native Alkaluropians resisted the relocation edicts that Devlin Stone passed by attacking the "foreigners" that were "forced on them." It took nearly ten years for Republic and Lyran negotiators to calm the situation.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

Geography[edit]

Alkalurops has two large oceans and the northernmost continent is named Vandika.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Allabad: the planetary capital city[1]
  • Bagadell Mountain Chain[1]

Alkalurops IV (Vesuvius)[edit]

Vesuvius
Astrophysical
Also known asAlkalurops IV
System positionFourth[46]

Alkalurops IV, also known as Vesuvius, was the fourth planet in the system.[46]

Notes[edit]

Jade Falcon Sourcebook erroneously claims Alkalurops III was invaded by Clan Jade Falcon in 3050.[47] It was confirmed by Øystein Tvedten of Catalyst Game Labs that Alkalurops being listed as a Jade Falcon holding is an error.[48] Era Report: 3052 later showed that Alkalurops had been mixed up with Bensinger.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Nusakan 2.2 Skondia 11.1 Lyons 14.5 Zebebelgenubi 16.5
Ko 17.9 Alphecca 20.0 Atria 20.9 Summer 20.9
Galatea 21.0 Skye 22.0 Menkent 22.4 Syrma 22.8
Dromini 25.7 Sabik 26.1 Unukalhai 26.6 Zollikofen 26.8
La Blon 28.0 Rocky 28.1 Mizar 30.8 Muphrid 31.2
Lone Star 31.7 Haddings 32.3 Imbros 35.6 Kochab 36.7
Yorii 36.8 Alioth 38.8 Lipton 38.8 Thorin 39.2
Chara 39.4 Cor Caroli 39.7 Balkan 40.0 Alrakis 40.0
Dyev 41.8 Alcor 42.1 Killbourn 44.5 Asta 44.6
Kessel 44.8 Zavijava 45.7 Moore 45.7 Carnwath 46.1
Nai-Stohl 46.3 Komephoros 46.8 Denebola 46.9 Ryde 47.5
Tau Ceti 48.3 Seginus 49.6 Afleir 50.6 Lambrecht 50.9
Milton 51.0 Xi Ursae Majoris 51.2 Glengarry 51.8 Oliver 52.4
Marfik 52.7 Chaville 53.4 Konstance 53.6 Alchiba 53.8
Rigil Kentarus 54.0 Kimball 54.5 Altair 54.7 Athenry 55.4
Kaus Media 55.9 Pike 56.4 Kaus Australis 56.5 Dieron 56.9
Graham 56.9 Zosma 57.4 Izar 57.5 Sol 57.7
Alkaid 58.2 Devil's Rock 60.5 Carsphairn 60.6 Phecda 60.6

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 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 206: "Alkalurops"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16: "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13: "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth before [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24: "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  9. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25: "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League [2750]"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. xi: Inner Sphere - [2764]
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34: "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  16. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  17. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864]"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38: "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  20. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 83: "The Steiner Quagmire"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42: "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  23. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132: "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51: "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 [3040] Map"
  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  29. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61: "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  32. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54: "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69: "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54: "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  38. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19: "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table [3079]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. Shattered Fortress, pp. 102–103: "Inner Sphere - [3151] Map"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 20: "Prefecture IX"
  44. First Succession War, p. 140: "Mercenary Combat Commands - (LCAF)"
  45. First Succession War, p. 139: "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  46. 46.0 46.1 Patriot's Stand, ch. 7
  47. Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 36: Original sourcebook for Jade Falcon places Alkalurops in path of invasion, location renders this impossible
  48. Catalyst Game Labs Ask the Writers Forum: "If you want a very good example of faulty information in the first Clan books, look at page 36 of the Jade Falcon SB, and tell me where in the Jade Falcon OZ of 3052 Alkalurops is.... (A hint, it is about 60 light years from Terra, kind of far from the Periphery border of the Lyran part of the Federated Commonwealth)."

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