Badlands

Badlands
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Badlands nearby systems
Badlands nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 421.692 : -354.196[e]

The Badlands system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 2767 was located in the Badlands Cluster within the Dumassas Union of the Taurian Concordat.[1]

System Description[edit]

Located within the Badlands Cluster - which later became known as Pirates Haven - Badlands is located close to Lorkdal and Klenkar.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Badlands system had been colonized by the end of the Age of War.[2] Inner Sphere nations stopped recording Badlands on maps at some point during the Second Succession War,[4][5] indicating that the system had been abandoned, depopulated, or rendered too insignificant to merit further recording.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The Star League Defense Force Third Royal Brigade - a part of the First Royal Division within I Corps - was stationed on Badlands in late 2597, as part of the SLDF's occupation of the spinward regions of the Taurian Concordat. One of the units within the Third Royal Brigade was the Forty-third Royal Light Horse Regiment, a regiment notable for having been home to Nicholas Cameron, the only surviving son of First Lord Ian Cameron. Nicholas had served with the Forty-third in the early years of the Reunification War, seeing combat on Wrentham and in the Pleiades Cluster, returning to the Forty-third on promotion after a tour in the headquarters of I Corps, serving first as a company commander and then as a battalion commander. Nicholas was posted out of the Forty-third in June 2583, but in November 2599, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and posted back to the First Royal Division as assistant division commander. Nicholas was visiting the Third Royal Brigade on Badlands as part of a routine visit over the Christmas period of 2599, observing the Third as they attempted to subdue a determined rebel band; while observing the Third conducting combat operations Nicholas twice ended up being injured, once in a battle on the 4th of January by shrapnel that penetrated his 'Mech cockpit, and then again more seriously on the 7th of January when his Rifleman stumbled into an ambush. Nicholas was rescued from the latter engagement by his former company from the Forty-third, but not before his Rifleman had been ruined and he had taken grave injuries - including the loss of his right arm. The battles on Badlands would be Nicholas' last combat actions as a member of the SLDF, as he was ordered to return to Terra to recuperate, and retired from the SLDF on the 1st of June 2600.[39]


Military Deployment[edit]

2597 - 2600[edit]

2765[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (19 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Badlands Cluster 5.5 Lorkdal 10.5 Klenkar 26.3 Leh 29.5
Angra 31.9 Dumassas 33.2 Hawktor 35.9 Cadela 37.0
Charleston 37.3 Simone 41.6 Althea's Choice 43.8 Famdo 50.2
Armington 50.5 San Carlos 52.0 Serenity 52.5 Estuan 53.7
Verdigreis 54.3 Cyrton 58.6 Sebha 58.6 Orkney 62.2

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96: "Taurian Concordat - [2767] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 121: "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the Third Succession War [3025]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Second Succession War, pp. 18–19: "Inner Sphere - 2830"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Second Succession War, pp. 78–79: "Inner Sphere - 2864"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37: "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 29: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. First Succession War, p. 25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54: "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War, p. 113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60: "Federated Suns After Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. The Periphery, First Edition, p. 151: "Maps of the Periphery"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns After Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72: "Federated Suns After Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 127: "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76: "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040]"
  23. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  27. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  28. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111: "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23: "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  39. 39.0 39.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 164: "Lieutenant General Nicholas Cameron, SLDF (Ret.)"
  40. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 26: "IV Corps - Regimental Status"

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