Ayn Tarma

Ayn Tarma
Ayn Tarma 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-172.466 : -302.746[e]

The Ayn Tarma system is home to at least one habitable world[1] and as of 3151 was located in the Magistracy of Canopus.[2]

As of 3025, Ayn Tarma was described as a "lucrative mining world" that is however vitally dependent on a lifeline of iceships supplied by Curtiss Hydrosystems.[3] Ayn Tarma was also described as having "anarchic communes" in 3067.[4]

System Description[edit]

The Ayn Tarma system is located near the Saonara and Wisconsin systems.[5][6]

System History[edit]

The Ayn Tarma system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and by the end of the Age of War was a member of the Free Worlds League.[7][8][9]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Ayn Tarma[edit]

Ayn Tarma
History and Culture
Demonym(s)Ayn Tarmander[32]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

During the Reunification War, the world of Ayn Tarma acted as a Star League Defense Force staging post and supply cache for the SLDF task force invading the Magistracy of Canopus. As a world in the rear area, Ayn Tarma was assumed to be safe from threats when the invasion of the Magistracy began in 2577; the Magistracy Armed Forces would disprove this theory in early 2578.[1]

Intelligence received by the commander of the MAF, Colonel Adam Buquoy, indicated that the second-line troops acting as garrisons on various supply worlds throughout the border region of the Free Worlds League were ill-prepared for any attack and that where plans for the defense of supply worlds existed, they weren't being practiced. Buquoy acted decisively on this information; in addition to personally leading four mercenary units against the important supply world of Meadowvale, he dispatched units to strike at three other supply and staging worlds - Ayn Tarma, Granera and Saonara.[1]

Ayn Tarma was successfully raided by the Third Canopian Fusiliers,[33] and the attacks on the various supply and staging worlds attack were another shocking surprise for the SLDF task force, coming hot on the heels of the Canopian naval ambush at Vakarel and the rapid redeployments that had bloodied VII Corps on Cranston. While the loss of the supplies was a major blow to the SLDF operations, more damaging was the knowledge that the theater of operations was no longer confined to the Magistracy itself and highlighted that the SLDF would need to defend rear areas previously considered safe. This again forced a change in the SLDF strategy, with the SLDF commander, Captain-General Marion Marik ordering a temporary cessation of hostilities while supply routes were reorganized, escorts arranged and garrisons bolstered. The raids also bought the MAF six months to rebuild and rearm.[1]

Dark Age[edit]

Ayn Tarma became an independent planet upon the Free Worlds League's dissolution in 3079 and remained so until 3148 when it and neighboring worlds chose to join the Magistracy of Canopus.[28][31]

Military Deployment[edit]


Local Fauna[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (35 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Saonara 10.7 Wisconsin 15.0 Skvorec 15.1 Rohinjan 18.3
Ruschegg 18.5 Mauripur 21.6 Al Jubaylah 23.8 Marathon 32.2
Payvand 33.2 Bogrib 33.4 Fieferana 33.9 Glevakha 34.3
Scheuerheck 35.7 Obrenovac 36.1 Hindmarsh 38.6 Eleusis 39.7
Yanchep 42.0 Meadowvale 42.3 Diass 45.8 Cirebon 47.0
Cap Rouge 49.1 Wilkes 49.3 Sharqah 49.4 Cranston 51.7
Cole Harbour 52.5 Howrah 52.8 Ceará 52.8 Restitution 53.3
Kearny 53.3 Vosloorus 53.8 Nullarbor 54.3 Bethonolog 57.4
Cree 57.8 Vakarel 58.1 Siendou 59.5 Barlaston 60.8


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