Amity

Amity
Amity 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-128.955 : -30.813[e]
Spectral classM2V[1][2]
Recharge time203 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Nadir[1][2]

The Amity system is the location of at least one inhabited world, Amity II, and as of June 3152 was located in the Silver Hawks Coalition in the Free Worlds League.[3]

System Description[edit]

Amity is located near the Alkes and Gniezno systems[4] and has a class M2V primary star. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Amity system was colonized at some point between the late twenty-third and early twenty-fourth centuries.[5][6]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Amity II[edit]

Amity II
Astrophysical
System positionSecond[1][2]
Jump Point distance2.84 days[2]
MoonsNone[2]
Geophysical
Surface gravity1.1[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature34°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water63%[2]
Highest native lifeMammals[1][2]
Landmasses3 (Ashmolean, Bodlein, Cambridge)[2]
History and Culture
Population2,324,000,000 (3025),[1]
281,000,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderFirst Minister
CapitalStryker[2]
HPG ClassA[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Farrell Akerfelds (3025)[1]

Amity II, more commonly known simply as Amity, is the second planet in the Amity system. Lacking any moons, Amity has been home to a number of industrial facilities belonging to various companies including Imstar Aerospace.

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Amity joined the Free Worlds League in 2335. For most of the first 450 years it was a peaceful world that had a great deal of industrial capacity. In fact the variety of produced goods ranged from the Galleon light tank to recording studio equipment and musical instruments.[1]

Although Amity joined the Free Worlds League in 2335, by 2416 it was considered to be a semi-independent world with Lyran leanings; as such, it was one of the worlds conquered by Captain-General Peter Marik between the Lyran attack on Dieudonné and the armistice in 2418. The Commonwealth targeted Amity when they launched a new offensive against the Free Worlds League in 2420; the imposition of the War Powers Act of 2418 by the League Parliament led to Peter Marik rejecting calls to return to service as Captain-General, and Parliament chose one of Peter's officers, General Joseph Stewart as Captain-General instead. Stewart was a capable officer but lacked the grasp of strategy needed for interstellar war, allowing the Lyrans to score several successes including the capture of Amity.[6]

Succession Wars[edit]

After the start of the Succession Wars Amity's fortunes changed. By 3025, the world had been raided no less than twenty-three times and actually been captured by the Lyran Commonwealth twice. These successive raids and occupation by a foreign power destroyed most of the industrial capability of the planet. This in turn led to a planetwide economic recession. Fortunately for Amity, in 2863 Captain-General Phillipa Marik sent a team of engineers and scientists to Amity to help the population rebuild the industrial capability. This resulted in a dramatic improvement in the quality of life of the average Amity citizen.[1]

Amity was one of the worlds to sign the Concord of Danais in 2966 joining the Silver Hawks[43] (a coalition of independent worlds in the Free Worlds League).

Amity is also noteworthy as the home of Sir Charles Smith, a member of Parliament who called for peace between the Free Worlds League and the Lyran Commonwealth. He wrote a book, The Amity Initiative, that found widespread circulation in the Commonwealth and Federated Suns. He also led the negotiations that resulted in a peace treaty between Amity and the Lyran world Rahne.[44]

At some point between 3007 and 3017, Amity was the site of a series of battles between Lyran Commonwealth and Free Worlds League forces; the mercenary unit known as Snord's Irregulars were active during the battles, assigned to perform a holding action to allow other units to escape. Although several units did escape, the operation against the Free Worlds League forces was considered a failure—the only notable failure in the early history of the Irregulars—but the Irregulars did manage to recover the lost Jewel of Sumatra, something that was considered to be a personal victory.[45]

One particularly fierce clash in 3020, which became known as the Battle of Kendrew's Crossing, nearly destroyed the First Regulan Hussars and Seventeenth Skye Rangers.[46]

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In 3027, the Obsidian Harvest Corporation attempted to circumvent their mining agreement with the Free Worlds League Parliament by selling their unexpectedly rich and high-quality ore to Lyran traders, much to the chagrin of the protectionist Minister of Trade. The Free Worlds League Military hired a mercenary unit to quickly deal with the matter, first by taking out their communications relays to prevent news from getting out, and then by assaulting their headquarters when they tried to blackmail the League. Despite having reinforced their complex with Homer's Hooligans forces, the Marik Militia and their mercenary allies broke through and captured Obsidian's board of directors. Officially, the mining corporation had been destroyed by a marauding mercenary band in a tragic day for free enterprise.[47]

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The Jihad[edit]

In response to raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to worsen the damage inflicted, the raiding parties—few of which were larger than a single Level III—struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang, and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation took the brunt of the fighting.[48][49]

Military Deployment[edit]

2821[edit]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

  • Thirty-fourth Marik Militia[52]

3067[edit]

  • Thirty-fourth Marik Militia[53]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, the Falcons were deployed across Amity and Danais. The Falcons were at 60% of full strength.

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Amity has three continents named Ashmolean, Bodlein, and Cambridge.[2]

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The (apocryphal) German BattleTech novel Phoenix is set on Amity for the greater part, narrating the exploits of a mercenary unit defending Amity against a Lyran assault in 3033. The book does not provide a map, but includes a number of tidbits about the world:

  • Ice world with a climate and landscape similar to Tharkad. It is very cold and stormy, with frequent blizzards at typically around -50 centigrades, so that it is extremely difficult to operate aerospace fighters (the narrative is set in January 3033, but it is described as Summer on Amity)
  • At least 3 spaceports besides Freewheel; one spaceport near Ruhr
  • Named places: Lee-Glacier, Sheridan mountains, Grant mountains (with Mt. Franklin the highest mountain there until it broke up in the 2700s, giving rise to a local legend)

In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries High Reward Quest "Blood Minerals," Amity is twice depicted as a tourmaline desert biome with good visibility.[47]

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Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Freewheel: a city and spaceport[1]
  • Oxbridge: a city[1]
  • Ruhr: a city[1]
  • St. Cyril’s Last House of Worship
  • Stryker: planetary capital, located on Cambridge[2] and an island city large enough to be described as a megalopolis in the thirty-first century[1]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (45 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Gniezno 8.9 Alkes 14.2 Kolobrzeg 14.8 New Hope 15.9
Concord 17.9 Uhuru 21.0 Rochelle 21.3 Danais 21.4
Stewart 23.3 Kalidasa 24.5 Solaris 24.7 Helm 27.8
Tania Borealis 31.0 Adhafera 31.3 Merak 32.9 Pardeau 32.9
Tania Australis 35.8 Bondurant 36.9 Catroxx 38.5 Aquileia 40.6
Nestor 41.9 Rahne 42.1 Launam 42.4 New Kyoto 42.7
Zaniah 46.7 Bedeque 46.7 Algorab 46.8 Gannett 47.1
Hyde 47.2 Grobin 48.1 Shiloh 48.3 Alhena 49.3
Savannah 51.8 Fianna 52.9 Bainsville 53.9 Dieudonné 54.0
Gallatin 54.0 McAffe 54.2 Chertan 56.4 Sheridan 56.4
Remulac 56.4 Gienah 57.0 Wing 57.3 Lancaster 58.9
Gacrux 59.4 Dubhe 60.2 Angell 61.5 Arcadia 61.7

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 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 160 (PDF p. 162): "A Brief Atlas" – Amity entry
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 26, "Amity"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Empire Alone, p. 78
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 15
  7. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
  11. First Succession War, pp. 24-25
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36
  14. First Succession War, pp. 112-113
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40
  17. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 66
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47
  20. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 10
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 22
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11
  28. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29
  30. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63
  33. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 10
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 57
  38. A Bonfire of Worlds, Chapter 10 (PDF version)
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 69
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 39
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  42. Shattered Fortress, p. 103
  43. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 64
  44. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 67
  45. Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 4
  46. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 86: "CRD-3R Crusader"
  47. 47.0 47.1 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, "Blood Minerals"
  48. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22: "Timeline of the Jihad"
  49. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56: "The Jihad In Review"
  50. First Succession War, p. 138: "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  51. Objective Raids, p. 38: "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  52. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112: "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  53. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160: "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  54. Field Report: FWLM, p. 8: "Marik Commonwealth"
  55. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171: "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  56. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 26: "Imstar Aerospace"

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