Amity nearby systems
|X:Y Coordinates||-128.955 : -30.813[e]|
|Recharge time||203 hours|
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.
- 1 System Description
- 2 System History
- 3 Political Affiliation
- 4 Amity II
- 5 Map Gallery
- 6 Nearby Systems
- 7 References
- 8 Bibliography
The Amity system is located near the Alkes and Gniezno systems and has a class M2V primary star. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.
The Amity system was colonized at some point between the late twenty-third and early twenty-fourth centuries.
- 2271 - No record 
- 2335 - Free Worlds League 
- 2416 - Independent world 
- 2418 - Free Worlds League 
- 2420 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2571 - Free Worlds League 
- 2596 - Free Worlds League 
- 2750 - Free Worlds League 
- 2765 - Free Worlds League 
- 2786 - Free Worlds League 
- 2822 - Free Worlds League 
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2869 - Free Worlds League (captured from House Steiner in this year)
- 3025 - Free Worlds League 
- 3030 - Free Worlds League 
- 3040 - Free Worlds League 
- 3050 - Free Worlds League 
- 3052 - Free Worlds League  
- 3057 - Free Worlds League 
- 3058 - Free Worlds League 
- 3063 - Free Worlds League 
- 3067 - Free Worlds League  
- 3075 - Free Worlds League 
- 3079 - Silver Hawks Coalition 
- 3081 - Silver Hawk Coalition 
- 3085 - Silver Hawk Coalition 
- 3135 - Marik-Stewart Commonwealth 
- 3139 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3140 - Clan Wolf (from August) 
- 3142 - Wolf Empire (from January) 
- 3145 - Wolf Empire 
- 3151 - Wolf Empire 
- 3152 - Free Worlds League 
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Equatorial temperature||34°C (Temperate)|
|Highest native life||Mammals|
|Reference Year||3025 - 3079|
(Precentor Farrell Akerfelds)
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.
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.
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 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.
After the start of the Succession Wars Amity's fortunes changed. By 3025 the world had been raided no less than 23 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.
Amity was one of the worlds to sign the Concord of Danais in 2966 joining the Silver Hawks (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- First Minister Raymond Richards
- Thirty-fourth Marik Militia
- Thirty-fourth Marik Militia
- - At this point in time, the Falcons were deployed across Amity and Danais. The Falcons were at 60% of full strength.
Amity has three major continents named Ashmolean, Bodlein and Cambridge.
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.
- Freewheel: city and spaceport.
- Oxbridge: city.
- Ruhr: city.
- Stryker: planetary capital, located on Cambridge and an island city large enough to be described as a megalopolis in the thirty-first century.
- St. Cyril’s Last House of Worship
|Closest 48 systems (45 within 60 light-years)|
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
- ↑ 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 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 160 (PDF p. 162): "A Brief Atlas" – Amity entry
- ↑ 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"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Empire Alone, p. 78
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 15
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 24
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 158
- ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
- ↑ First Succession War, pp. 24-25
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 34
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36
- ↑ First Succession War, pp. 112-113
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 38
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40
- ↑ House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 66
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 42
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 51
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59
- ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 10
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 22
- ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
- ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29
- ↑ Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
- ↑ Handbook: House Steiner, p. 69
- ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63
- ↑ Field Report: FWLM, p. 17
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62
- ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 127
- ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 10
- ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 57
- ↑ A Bonfire of Worlds, Chapter 10 (PDF version)
- ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 69
- ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 39
- ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
- ↑ Shattered Fortress, p. 103
- ↑ House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 64
- ↑ House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 67
- ↑ Cranston Snord's Irregulars, p. 4
- ↑ Technical Readout: 3025, p. 86: "CRD-3R Crusader"
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, "Blood Minerals"
- ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
- ↑ First Succession War, p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
- ↑ Objective Raids, p. 38, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
- ↑ Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
- ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
- ↑ Field Report: FWLM, p. 8, "Marik Commonwealth"
- ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
- ↑ Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 26, "Imstar Aerospace"
- A Bonfire of Worlds (novel)
- Cranston Snord's Irregulars (scenario pack)
- Empire Alone
- Era Digest: Dark Age
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Manual: Free Worlds League
- Field Manual: Updates
- Field Report: FWLM
- First Succession War
- Handbook: House Marik
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League)
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (video game)
- Objective Raids
- Objectives: Free Worlds League
- Shattered Fortress