Cole Harbour

Cole Harbour
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates-121.025 : -292.438[e]

The Cole Harbour system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as of 3145 was an independent system located in the region between the Duchy of Andurien and the Regulan Fiefs.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Cole Harbour system is located near the Guangzho and Siendou systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Cole Harbour system was colonized during or shortly before the Age of War and by the end of the Age was an autonomous member of the Free Worlds League.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Cole Harbour[edit]

Cole Harbour

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

In the buildup to the Reunification War the Star League Defense Force began assembling SLDF Task Force Canopus, the large military formation consisting of SLDF and Free Worlds League Military units which it was planned would be responsible for annexing the Magistracy of Canopus once war between the Star League and the Magistracy became inevitable. It was determined that Andurien had the best infrastructure and communications for the SLDF operation to conquer the Magistracy, and it was originally intended that Andurien would be the site of the Task Force headquarters. However, Chancellor Ursula Liao of the Capellan Confederation refused to allow the presence of a Free Worlds League Captain-General—the commanding officer of the task force was Marion Marik—or any FWLM units on Andurien. Even if the units were operating under the auspices of the SLDF, the perception was that their very presence was an attempt to undermine the agreement reached between Captain-General Albert Marik and Chancellor Terrence Liao in 2556 that had ended the Third Andurien War and resolved disputes over the system by placing Andurien within the boundaries of the Confederation. Ursula Liao refused to budge from her position and as a result the Task Force HQ had to instead be established on Cole Harbour, delaying the operation.[32]

In 2583, the mercenary unit Buquoy's Bandits raided Cole Harbour, one of a number of raids conducted by units from the Magistracy Armed Forces throughout Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation space intended to ensure that the SLDF Task Force had to keep directing resources to protect garrisons, supply worlds and staging areas. The Cole Harbour raid was one of the last raids to be conducted by the MAF, if not the last raid, as the destruction of the bulk of the Canopian Navy at Thurrock later in 2583 effectively destroyed the ability of the MAF to redeploy quickly en masse and to stage deep raids.[33]

Third Succession War[edit]

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Sometime around the end of the Third Succession War, the Black Inferno mercenary group attacked the main population center of the Coalition of Farmers on Cole Harbour. This was consistent with their pattern of driving civilian populations off of sites that had been discovered to be long-lost Star League Defense Force bases and supply depots so that they could excavate them and pillage whatever they could find. The Coalition sent out an open contract to anyone willing to intervene and Nik's Cavaliers answered, already having their own reasons to take them down a peg. The Inferno forces were repelled and an advanced exploration team from Interstellar Expeditions was sent to investigate and survey the area to see if there really was a Star League facility of some kind on the planet.[34]

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Military Deployment[edit]




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In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Campaign Mission "Distress Call," Cole Harbour is depicted as a autumn forest biome with good visibility.[34]

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Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (36 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Siendou 7.1 Guangzho 13.2 Yanchep 13.4 Cap Rouge 15.5
Kearny 18.9 Bogrib 22.6 Barlaston 26.0 Kanata 29.3
Meadowvale 32.8 Marathon 32.9 Vikindu 33.8 Deschenes 34.3
Antipolo 35.2 Wisconsin 37.9 Cirebon 39.2 Skvorec 40.2
Hudeiba 43.0 Watermael 43.7 Granera 44.3 Scheuerheck 45.1
Chilung 45.4 Mansu-ri 46.3 Mauripur 47.4 Dansur 51.4
Ayn Tarma 52.5 Tintavel 53.7 Ryerson 54.1 Saonara 54.3
Kalmar 54.3 El Giza 55.3 Nullarbor 56.4 Fieferana 57.0
Mosiro 57.1 Pernik 57.4 Kwamashu 58.6 Tengil 59.0


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  34. 34.0 34.1 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Campaign Mission 9: "Distress Call"
  35. Historical: Reunification War, p. 148: "Magistracy of Canopus Front (Jump-Off - 2582)"
  36. First Succession War, p. 138: "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"