Rigil Kentarus

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Rigil Kentarus
Rigil Kentarus nearby systems (3151)
Rigil Kentarus nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -2.852 : 2.54[e]
Spectral class G8V[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

Rigil Kentarus
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Jump point
distance
6 days[1]
Moons 1 (Riken Minor)[1]
Surface gravity 0.85[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C[1]
Surface water 66%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Adrianna Polaski, Governor (3130)[2][1]
Kamala DeLaurel, Legate (3130)[2][1]
Population 315,000,000 (3130)[2][1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3050[edit]

3055 to 3062 to 3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

3145[edit]

Overview[edit]

Previously known as Alpha C, Regil Kent or Rigil Kentarus was also one of the Prime or First Circuit A-Class Hyperpulse Generator stations of the SLCOMNET and ComStar HPG Network.

Planetary Info[edit]

Rigil Kentarus was settled early on during the Exodus. The world had an inhabitable moon, and its position near Terra insured it would be one of the first worlds settled.[1] Rigil Kentarus was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[3] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[7] As part of the Terran Hegemony, Rigil Kentarus received several SLDF bases to bolster Terran defense. These bases included several Castles Brian and SDS systems on both the planet and the moon, Riken Minor.[1]

Unfortunately, during the Amaris Civil War Rim Worlds troops drove the defending SLDF forces off Riken Minor. From the moon, they blasted the surface of Rigil Kentarus with the massive lasers and particle cannons available to them. At such ranges the fire was wildly inaccurate, and the Rim Worlds attacks inflicted massive amounts of damage on the world's surface.[1]

During the Succession Wars, Rigil Kentarus started to recover with help from the Lyran Commonwealth government. These efforts weren't hampered by the occasional Draconis Combine or Free Worlds League raid. All that recovery work was undone however, during the Jihad. The Blakists wanted Rigil Kentarus to secure Terra, and would stop at nothing to get it. After deploying nuclear and chemical weapons of mass destruction on the world and moon, nearly half the cities of Rigil Kentarus were destroyed and the atmosphere was tainted.[1]

Rigil Kentarus was liberated by allied coalition forces in a campaign lasting just over two weeks in 3078. The assault began on the 20th of May and ended on the 5th of June, but problems for the allied coalition didn't stop with the liberation of the planet; the bulk of the coalition forces who liberated the planet were Clan units drawn from Clan Ghost Bear, Clan Jade Falcon and Clan Wolf, and the three Clan blocs promptly divided the spoils from the campaign up amongst themselves via Clan trials, ignoring the protests from the non-Clan elements of the allied contingent.[29] After staging their Trials of Possession with the Ghost Bears, Clan Jade Falcons' Alpha Galaxy and Clan Wolf's Delta Galaxy departed Rigil Kentarus on the 5th of June.[44]

In the wake of the Jihad the planetary government on Rigil Kentarus passed a law stating that any war materiel manufactured or used by the Word of Blake had to be destroyed; selling the equipment or parts of the equipment was illegal. As a result, companies such as Paddington Metals were employed to scrap and smelt down Blakist 'Mechs and equipment. The law passed on Rigil Kentarus was typical of that implemented on a number of worlds, and was both more moderate than the law passed on Freedom but stricter than the corresponding law implemented on New Earth.[45]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 88 systems (85 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sol 3.8 Tau Ceti 9.6 Sirius 10.4 Killbourn 10.8
Procyon 13.8 Keid 14.0 Caph 16.1 Altair 16.2
New Home 18.3 Yorii 19.3 Dieron 19.5 Thorin 21.4
Bryant 22.5 Xi Ursae Majoris 22.6 Carver 23.4 Fomalhaut 23.9
Asta 24.0 Graham 24.4 Rocky 26.1 New Stevens 26.6
Chara 26.6 Muphrid 27.6 Zavijava 29.1 Saffel 29.9
Oliver 30.5 Zollikofen 31.0 Lipton 31.3 Imbros 31.5
Hechnar 31.9 Epsilon Eridani 31.9 Brownsville 33.6 Pollux 33.9
Athenry 35.0 Denebola 35.2 Styx 36.8 Epsilon Indi 36.8
Outreach 37.2 Northwind 37.4 Devil's Rock 37.8 Dyev 39.2
Nirasaki 40.8 Menkent 40.9 Lyons 41.4 Castor 42.2
Haddings 42.7 Lockdale 43.1 Tabit 43.2 Pike 43.3
Ko 44.1 Terra Firma 44.2 Capolla 45.3 Summer 47.8
Lone Star 47.9 Hall 48.1 New Britain 48.3 Talitha 48.6
Afleir 48.7 Chaville 48.8 Zosma 49.0 Quentin 49.8
Deneb Algedi 49.8 Sheratan 49.9 Atria 50.8 Nusakan 51.8
Van Diemen 53.4 Chisholm 53.7 Alkalurops 54.0 Mizar 54.8
Errai 55.4 Small World 55.4 Sabik 55.4 Fletcher 56.1
Ingress 56.6 Kervil 57.0 Alioth 57.2 Lambrecht 57.4
Hsien 57.5 Mandal 58.8 Marcus 58.9 Acamar 59.1
New Dallas 59.2 Nashira 59.3 Wasat 59.6 Galatea 59.9
Bex 60.0 Nanking 60.0 Telos 60.1 Skondia 60.4

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 246, "Rigil Kentarus World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 22 "Prefecture IX"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075]"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  37. 20 Year Update, p. 71, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  38. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  40. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  41. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 68, "Mercenary Employment Table"
  42. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Clan Jade Falcon Deployment Status"
  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. 145, "Republic Armed Forces - Stone's Brigade"
  44. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 67, "Traitors Or Opportunists?"
  45. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 36, "Swords To Slag: Anti-Salvage Trend Gains Ground"

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