Butte Hold

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Butte Hold
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Butte Hold nearby systems
Butte Hold nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates −100.816 : 462.398[e]
Spectral class G8V[1][2]
Recharge time 189 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]
Planets 7[2]

The Butte Hold system was home to at least one habitable world, Butte Hold III and as of June 3152 was located in the Periphery nation of the New Oberon Confederation.[3] It was approximately 473 light-years from Terra in the coreward direction.[e]


System Description[edit]

The Butte Hold system was located near the Oberon VI and Sigurd systems[4][5] and consisted of a class G8 primary orbited by at least three planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Butte Hold system was either settled by the Rim Worlds Republic during or shortly before the Star League era, or was an already-inhabited system that joined the Rim Worlds Republic during this era.[6][7]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Butte Hold III[edit]

Butte Hold III
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
6.19 days[1][2]
Moons None[2]
Surface gravity 1.02[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 39°C (Desert)[2]
Surface water 43%[2]
Highest native life Fish[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3150[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Redjack Ryan[1]
Capital Butte Hold aka Raider's Roost[2]
Population 150,000 (3025)[1]
205,000 (3150)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-F-F-D-B[2]
HPG (Representative) B (2750)[2]
None (3025)[1]
None (~3052)[41]
B (post-3120)[2]

Butte Hold III - more commonly referred to simply as Butte Hold - is the third planet in the Butte Hold system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Third Hidden War[edit]

Butte Hold was raided by an LCAF task force in 2742, acting on intelligence received by the Lyran Intelligence Corps which tied bandit forces from Butte Hold into a devastating raid on The Edge in 2741. The Lyran task force captured the bandit's base camp, obtaining evidence that the Draconis Combine had provided funding and resources to enable the raid to take place. This prompted direct confrontations between the two factions within the Star League High Council - including a fistfight between the Lyran Archon and the Coordinator of the Draconis Combine - and heralded the onset of the Third Hidden War, during which forces from each of the Great Houses engaged in active raiding against their counterparts, thinly veiling their actions at best.[42]

Founding[edit]

Butte Hold was annexed in 3018 by Redjack Ryan after he broke ranks with Hendrik Grimm.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Butte Hold was attacked on September 3049, by Clan Wolf's Bronze Keshik. The invasion was uncontested and an easy victory for the Clan.[43]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3083, the Ferris Rebellion led the Clans to withdraw from most of their Periphery holdings. Clan Hell's Horses had used Oberon VI as an administrative world, and when the Clan left the area in 3086, the administrators of that world formed the New Oberon Confederation. Butte Hold was one of five systems to join the new polity.[38]

Military Deployment[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 24 systems (23 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Oberon 15.2 Sigurd 17.6 New Ålborg 18.8 Crellacor 19.4
Iron Land 21.0 Blackstone 25.6 Drask's Den 30.4 Paulus Prime 33.0
Placida 33.0 Bensinger 33.1 Toland 34.4 Gustrell 34.5
Zertarum 34.8 Star's End 35.0 Steelton 40.4 Apollo 41.6
The Rock 42.4 Beowulf 50.5 Icar 51.6 Here 52.4
Persistence 56.4 Treeline 58.2 Taran's World 59.4 Dirkel 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 The Periphery, First Edition, p. 150: "Butte Hold"
  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 Touring the Stars: Butte Hold, p. 4: "Atlas - Butte Hold"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tamar Rising, p. 72, "The Hinterlands June 3152" (Map)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25: "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18: "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. xi: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38: "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  14. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104: "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  16. First Succession War, p. 24: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  18. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  19. First Succession War, p. 112: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  21. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), foldout: "Map of the Draconis Combine"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  23. The Periphery, First Edition, pp. 156–157: "Maps of the Periphery"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  29. Objective Raids, p. 32: "Map of the Wolf Clan Territory"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  31. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111: "Greater Valkyrate, Oberon Confederation & Elysian Fields"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  35. Field Report: Clans, p. 27: "Clan Wolf/Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  37. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3, pp. 42–43
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  40. Shattered Fortress, p. 103, "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  41. MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, p. 152: "Hyperpulse Generator"
  42. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 20: "Decline, Revolution and Fall"
  43. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 56: "Periphery Actions"
  44. Field Report: Clans, p. 13: "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Status"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125: "Deployment Table - 3085"

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