Bithinia

Bithinia[edit]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Bithinia
← 3135
3151
Bithinia nearby systems
Bithinia nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -18.878 : -178.455[e]
Spectral class F7V[1][2]
Recharge time 178 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1][2]

The Bithinia system was home to at least one habitable world, Bithinia II, and as of 3145 was located in the Capellan Commonality province of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Bithinia system was located near the Eom and Propus systems[3][4] and consists of a class F7V orbited by at least two planets, and during the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the nadir jump point.[1][2]

System History[edit]

Bithinia was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and joined or was incorporated into the Capellan Commonality prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Bithinia II[edit]

Bithinia
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
12.93 days[1]
Moons 3 (Paludina, Valvata, Littorina)[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.90[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Warm Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water 55%[1][2]
Highest native life Reptiles[1][2]
Reference Year 3022[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Capital Bithinia[2]
Population 3,298,000,000 (3022)[1]
3,710,700,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-B[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Bithinia II - more commonly known simply as Bithinia - is the second planet in the Bithinia system and has three moons named Littorina, Paludina and Valvata.[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Bithinia was best known for it's tourist resorts catering to the richest citizens of the Capellan Confederation as well as to foreigners. Resorts were connected by extensive network of MagLev trains. The portion of the 2.3 billion-strong population which wasn't involved in the entertainment industry were largely involved in iron mining, making Bithinia one of most important steel suppliers for the Confederation.[1]

Star League[edit]

During the Star League era Bithinia became associated with the Third Capellan Chargers, a regiment within the Capellan Chargers brigade, who earned the nickname the "Bithinian Stratiotai".[31]

The Succession Wars[edit]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3012, members of the Wolf's Dragoons' Alpha Regiment were on leave on Bithinia when they encountered members of McCarron's Armored Cavalry also on leave. With grudges between the units since the fighting on New Valencia and Menke, a large brawl erupted between the two groups. While many believe the rumors of extensive damage were exaggerated, local authorities commented that they were glad the two units did not have access to BattleMechs. One Lieutenant Jonathan Pelley from McCarron's Armored Cavalry admitted to starting the fight after the Dragoons insulted him and his unit.[15][32]

On 17 September 3022, the mercenary unit Northstar Irregulars, hired by a Free Worlds League noble, attacked the planet, attempting to raid a ballistics plant in the city of Bithinia. The Irregulars were fought off by the local reserves primarily, with the local militia chasing a diversion force outside the city.[16]

Jihad[edit]

A Duchy RTC was located on Bithinia in 3079. It trained vehicle crews and conventional infantry.[33]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3022[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Warrior House Matsukai[21]

3054[edit]

  • Warrior House Matsukai[22]

3063[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time, Laurel's Legion were deployed across Bithinia, Eom and Jasmine. The Legion was at 50% of full strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- The Hussars operating at 45% of full strength, with 45% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

- At this point in time the unit operating at 75% of full strength.

Geography[edit]

Bithinia has three continents named Chalcedon, Cius and Nicomdeia.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bithinia: the planetary capital city.[2]
    • Blessed Laborer Park [16]
  • Joushe Plains: near the city of Bithinia.[16]
  • Harwang: A settlement in the northwest province, north of the city of Bithinia. Had a militia arsenal. [16]
  • Zico: A settlement in the northwest province, north of the city of Bithinia. Had a militia arsenal. [16]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Local Fauna[edit]

Image gallery[edit]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 60 systems (57 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Propus 8.4 Eom 13.4 Chengdu 13.4 Ingersoll 15.1
Gorki 15.4 Boardwalk 19.8 Hassad 21.0 Les Halles 22.3
Masterson 22.8 Campertown 23.4 Jasmine 26.6 Ramen 27.1
Aodh 27.2 Kashilla 28.6 Carbonis 28.8 Exedor 30.0
New Sarna 30.7 Lesalles 31.7 Bandora 32.1 Vanra 33.2
Kurragin 33.3 Calpaca 36.4 Harsefeld 36.5 Haerhbin 37.3
Chitwan 38.1 Chamdo 39.2 Old Kentucky 42.3 New Delos 42.3
Kohlman 44.2 Krin 44.2 Calloway 44.6 Shuen Wan 44.8
Kievanur 44.9 Cordiagr 45.0 Wazan 45.2 Shui-pào 45.6
Raballa 45.6 Matheran 47.5 Preston 47.9 Phact 48.7
Second Chance 48.8 Anegasaki 48.9 Pella 49.9 Daneshmand 53.3
Ovan 56.4 Bentley 56.6 Ohrensen 56.8 Geifer 57.0
Capella 57.4 Sian 57.4 Harbin 57.8 Semenyih 58.1
Fletcher 58.1 Corey 58.4 Lukla 58.5 Ventabren 59.4
Gomeisa 59.8 Loeches 60.0 Glasgow 60.2 Bora 61.3

References[edit]

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  2. 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 2.18 2.19 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 7, "Bithinia"
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  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
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  15. 15.0 15.1 Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 16, "The Eagle Fails"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 Hornet's Nest
  17. 17.0 17.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 107, "Unit Deployment Table"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. 21.0 21.1 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Objective Raids, p. 42, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
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  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  27. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  31. Field Report: Capellan Confederation 2765, p. 9, "Capellan Chargers"
  32. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 16, "Deadly Enemies"
  33. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 7, "Duchy RCT"
  34. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135-136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  35. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  36. Field Report: CCAF, p. 16, "Citizen's Honored Regimental Status"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3085"
  38. Field Manual: 3145, p. 44, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3145"
  39. Handbook: House Liao, p. 139

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