Constance

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

Constance
← 3135
3151
Constance nearby systems
Constance nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 100.031 : 429.051[e]

The Constance system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was located in the Rasalhague Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Constance system is located near the Glabach and Jarett systems and is Coreward from Terra.[3]

System History[edit]

The Constance system was colonized at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Constance[edit]

Constance
Geophysical
Infrastructure

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, Constance was the host to a Star League Defense Force garrison.[31] The base name may be been SLDF CON-3, Forward Base Raphael or that may be just a section of the complex.[32]

Ronin War[edit]

While no fighting occurred on Constance during the Ronin War, it was the destination for a pro-Combine militia force from Svelvik. After the Freedom Proclamation was issued in March 3034 followed by the death of Ivan Sorenson, the Svelvik militia loaded everything it could carry into its dropships and made its way to Constance.[33]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

In April 3050 Constance was attacked by Clan Ghost Bear during the First Wave of Operation REVIVAL. The 68th Striker Cluster was tasked with conquering the planet, then defended by the Honor Guard, a garrison force of five BattleMech companies and two regiments of armor. With major confrontations taking place at Cedar Groves and Harmond Hills, the defenders used every trick in the book to defeat the Clan invaders in this savage battle, including poisoning the general water supply on the assumption the Ghost Bears did not have their own reserves. Star Colonel Chou Vong labeled the Honor Guard dezgra after this incident and used it as an excuse to call down his entire Cluster to finish the battle quickly. However the Honor Guard's use of guerrilla tactics denied this swift victory as both sides resorted to ambushes and other devious tactics. The Honor Guard's elite armor regiments were finally hunted down over the course of five days of attrition fighting.[34]

First Combine-Dominion War[edit]

During the First Combine-Dominion War (October 3062-December 3063), the Ghost Bears Fifth Bear Regulars attacked the Richmond system which left their base world of Constance mostly unguarded. Elements of the Second Sword of Light then launched an attack that seized Constance for the Combine. This forced the Fifth Bear Regulars to abandon their gains in Richmond to reclaim Constance for the Ghost Bear Dominion. While the Second Sword of Light's attack achieved their objective of pulling forces away from the front, the Second suffered heavy losses in that resulting fighting.[35][36][37]

The Jihad[edit]

In March 3076 Constance was the second of four Ghost Bear Dominion worlds to be raided by Clan Ice Hellion stragglers after the failed Ice Hellion invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone several years before.[24][25]

Dark Age[edit]

Constance was the site of the Vacaville Slaughter in November 3120 when a group of rebels seized the capital and a Trinary from the 56th PGC was dispatched to crush the revolt. This was accomplished when a Vulture Nova, pursuing the rebels into the Vacaville subdivision, finally resorted to bombarding the entire town. The majority of the civilian population was killed; only afterwards were the rebels found to have committed mass suicide beforehand.[38]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Ash River: River that runs near Harmond Hills[46]
  • Ash River Valley: Terrain surrounding the Ash River[47][41]
  • Cedar Groves: Site of a Battle from Operation REVIVAL[40]
  • Harmond Hills: Site of a Battle from Operation REVIVAL[40]
  • Ruins of SLDF CON-03, Forward Base Raphael: where Clan Ghost Bear met the Combine defenders in their initial invasion[48]
  • Vacaville: A suburb in the planetary capital, site of the Vacaville Slaughter[38]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 24 systems (21 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Jarett 14.1 Glabach 16.7 Idlewind 23.5 Thule 27.0
Pinnacle 28.2 Kiruna 30.9 Ferranil 35.4 Trondheim 36.3
Richmond 40.5 Damian 40.6 Holmsbu 44.3 Last Frontier 45.6
Nykvarn 46.6 Porthos 47.9 New Ceylon 48.5 Susquehanna 48.6
Rockland 50.8 Garstedt 53.8 Polcenigo 55.0 Santander 56.6
Turtle Bay 59.8 Jezersko 60.4 Tovetin 63.1 Skallevoll 63.1

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine - [2319] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  11. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  21. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 55, "The Jihad In Review"
  26. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Ghost Bear Dominion & Kungsarmé/Clan Nova Cat Deployment Map - August 3079"
  27. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  31. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 256, "SLDF - Draconis Combine Military Command Map"
  32. Rules of Engagement, short story
  33. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 108-109, "Svelvik"
  34. Invading Clans, p. 31
  35. Field Manual: Updates (3067), p. 61, "Xi Galaxy"
  36. Field Manual: Updates (3067), p. 111, "2nd Sword of Light (The Steel Dragon)"
  37. Field Manual: Updates (3067), p. 113, "2nd An Ting Legion (The Light of Enlightenment)"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Technical Readout: 3150, p. 160, "Vulture III"
  39. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 256, "SLDF - Draconis Combine Military Command Map"
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Invading Clans, p. 31
  41. 41.0 41.1 The Bonds of Battle, p. 3
  42. Objective Raids, p. 33, "Rho Galaxy (F)"
  43. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  44. Field Manual: Updates (3067), p. 78, "Xi Galaxy"
  45. Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Pi Galaxy"
  46. Rules of Engagement, short story
  47. Rules of Engagement, short story
  48. Rules of Engagement, short story

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