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Benedict

Benedict
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Benedict nearby systems
Benedict nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 473.29 : -11.428[e]

The Benedict system was the location of at least one habitable world and as of 3145 was located in the Tancredi IV Operational Area of the Draconis March within the Federated Suns.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Benedict system is located close to the Davisville and Nagel systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Benedict system was colonized at some point during or shortly before the Age of War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The Dark Age[edit]

The Draconis Combine attempted to raid Benedict in late 3139. The raid began well enough, with a JumpShip operated by the Draconis Combine Admiralty (DCA) jumping into the Benedict system and launching a Union-class DropShip towards Benedict, with a Condottiere Assault Craft acting as an escort to the DropShip. Things began going wrong when a Federated Suns JumpShip jumped into the Benedict system; the FedSuns JumpShip arrived close to the DCA JumpShip and promptly launched a Seeker-class DropShip, which promptly burned towards the surface of the planet with the DCA Condottiere in fast pursuit.[30]

As the Seeker approached Benedict the defense coordinator launched a pair of Condottieres to intercept the approaching Combine forces. Unfortunately for both sides, the three Condottieres involved in the engagement were all under lease from the manufacturer, Nimakachi Fusion Products Ltd. Included in the terms of the respective contracts with Nikamachi were mutual nonaggression clauses that Nikamachi included as standard at the time. The net result of this was all three Condottieres ignoring each other to instead concentrate their attacks on the opposing faction's DropShips. The Union launched fighters, as did Benedict's defense coordinator, and by the end of the engagement both DropShips were too heavily damaged to make planetfall. The actual battlefield performance of the Condottieres involved was unquestioned, but the incident caused a certain amount of embarrassment and led to Nikamachi reworking their marketing of the assault ships.[30]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (30 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Davisville 17.9 Nagel 18.0 Tantallon 19.7 Linneus 23.3
Savonburg 25.2 Palmyra 26.7 Mirage 27.0 Protection 27.2
Chanute 36.2 Rosiclare 36.4 Bothwell 36.6 Kublenz 38.4
Alta Vista 41.3 Hickok 41.6 Tsamma 41.9 Verdinge 44.1
St. Robert 44.5 Adrian 46.3 Woodbine 46.5 Mokane 47.7
Milligan 50.2 Andelys 50.5 Hoyleton 52.0 Sylvan 52.2
Urich 53.3 Vandalia 55.0 Mermentau 55.6 Caerlaverock 56.9
Greeley 57.0 Vibrunum 58.9 Ulysses 60.3 Mauckport 62.4

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 29: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54: "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60: "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Davion (The Federated Suns): "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72: "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76: "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  30. 30.0 30.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 48: "Condottiere Assault Craft"

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