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Biham

Biham
Biham 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates71.853 : 36.654[e]
Spectral classA0VI[1]
Planet(s)3[1]

The Biham system was the location of at least one habitable world, Biham I, and as of 3145 was located in the Al Na'ir Prefecture of the Dieron Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

Biham is located close to the Ancha and Sadachbia systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Biham system was colonized at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War[4] and consists of a class AOVI primary orbited by three planets; the first planet in the system is habitable, while the two outer planets are both gas giants. The smaller of these two gas giants, Tiberius, has been orbited by a space fuel refinery operated by Yoshimatsu Chemicals for centuries.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Biham I[edit]

Biham I
Biham.jpg
Astrophysical
System positionFirst[1]
Jump Point distance52 days[1]
Moons2 (Valus, Kyoko)[1]
Geophysical
Surface gravity0.84[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature37°C[1]
Surface water52%[1]
Highest native lifeAmphibians[1]
Landmasses3 (Borellas, Hoshina, Quang-tze)[1]
History and Culture
Population12,438,000 (3130)[1][43]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderDominic Yoshimatsu, Legate (3130)[1][43]
CapitalSiang[1]

Biham I, more commonly known simply as Biham, is the innermost of three planets in the Biham system and the only planet in the system not to be a gas giant. Biham has two moons named Kyoko and Valus, both of which are home to petrochemical processing centers operated by Yoshimatsu Chemicals, and the surface of the planet is home to a number of facilities operated by the same company.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Biham's first settlers were interested in exploiting the coal, natural gas, and petroleum deposits on the world. They were so interested in exploiting these resources in fact that they failed to notice that they were poisoning the world. After the rapid devastation the fragile ecosystem, the planetary government stepped in and forced the companies to meet stringent guidelines for environmental safety. Though this put many of the worst offenders out of business, it didn't stop the fact that travelers were warned to stay away from the world to protect their health and that everything that came off the world's surface had to go through an expensive decontamination process.[1]

The only company to meet the planetary guidelines was Yoshimatsu Chemicals, a large chemical corporation from the Draconis Combine. After the Jihad ended they controlled a wide variety of facilities in Biham, including a space fuel refinery orbiting a gas giant and processing centers on the moons.[1]

In the War of 3039, the system was invaded by the Eighth Crucis Lancers and Laurel's Legion.[44] Though the system administrators were willing to join the Federated Commonwealth, the arrival of the Fifth and Sixth Ghost regiments put an end to that plan. Their arrival, combined with coordination problems between the FedCom units, allowed Biham to remain a possession of the Dragon.[45]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3079[edit]

- The unit was operating at 60% strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Prior to human habitation Biham had an extremely fragile ecosystem; this ecosystem was brutalizer during the human occupation of the world. Biham has three continents including a polar continent named Borellas and two temperate continents named Hoshina and Quang-tze.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Makuhari Beach: a beach on Quant-tze[40]
  • Siang: planetary capital city and site of the corporate headquarters of Yoshimatsu Chemicals and a major plastics and polymers plant run by the company. Siang is located on the north shore of Hoshina.[1]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 60 systems (57 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ancha 3.7 Sadachbia 8.8 Halstead Station 9.2 Al Na'ir 12.9
Agador 15.1 Murchison 17.0 Shinonoi 19.1 Pokhara 22.0
Skat 23.6 Nashira 24.4 Telos 28.1 Towne 28.8
Miyazaki 29.2 Galatia 29.3 Markab 29.3 Ashio 30.1
Helen 30.3 Deneb Algedi 32.5 Quentin 35.5 Cylene 36.1
Ozawa 36.2 Okaya 37.1 Addicks 37.4 Kurhah 37.8
New Britain 38.1 Errai 38.4 Kervil 38.9 Nirasaki 41.3
Piedmont 41.8 Albalii 41.9 Chichibu 42.5 Elix 43.2
Lapida 43.6 Ronel 45.9 Ankaa 46.1 Lockdale 46.5
Styx 47.3 Small World 48.1 Dabih 48.3 Mallory's World 50.1
Deneb Kaitos 50.1 Shimonita 50.8 Hean 51.3 Pike 51.8
New Florence 51.8 Saffel 52.5 Tannil 54.3 Athenry 54.6
Northwind 54.7 Chaville 55.4 Mara 57.2 Kuzuu 57.3
Algedi 58.6 Shitara 58.8 Ingress 59.6 Fomalhaut 59.8
Tybalt 59.9 Fellanin 60.4 Celebes 60.6 New Rhodes 60.7

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 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 49: "Biham World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere Map - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596]" Map
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding [2317] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18: "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31: "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 263: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. First Succession War, p. 25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
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  19. House Davion (The Federated Suns), foldout: "Federated Suns - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66: "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
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  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
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  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
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  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74: "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42: "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Daughter of the Dragon, ch. 7
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  42. Dragon Rising, ch. 9
  43. 43.0 43.1 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 8: "Prefecture III"
  44. Historical: War of 3039, p. 34
  45. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 80–82
  46. First Succession War, p. 137: "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  47. Field Report: DCMS, p. 13: "Sword of Light Profile"
  48. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 166: "Yoshimatsu Chemicals"

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