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Crofton

Crofton
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Crofton nearby systems
Crofton nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 522.914 : -78.108[e]
Spectral class F9V[1]
Recharge time 180 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1]

The Crofton system was home to at least one habitable world, Crofton III, and as of 3145 was located in the Anjin Muerto Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Crofton system is located near the Steinhatchee and Zolfo systems[2][3] and consists of a class F9V primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at both the system nadir and zenith jump points.[1]

System History[edit]

The Crofton system was colonized during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[4][5]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Crofton III[edit]

Crofton III
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
11.19 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.02[1]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Insects[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Marcus[1]
Population 6,987,375,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-C-A-C[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Crofton III - more commonly known simply as Crofton - is the third planet in the system and for centuries has been home to significant manufacturing facilities belonging to StarCorps.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

By the height of the Star League Crofton was the location of a significant percentage of the defense manufacturing that supplied the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns. While the overall manufacturing base of the Federated Suns was highly dispersed and diversified, a core group of worlds - New Avalon, Crofton, Kathil, Panpour, Salem and Talcott - supplied move than half of all the equipment used by the AFFS.[33]

The massive StarCorps Industries plant on Crofton began as a satellite site for the Terran Hegemony-based manufacturer, but such was the quality and technical expertise available within the Federated Suns manufacturing industry that the StarCorps facility continued to expand, and by 2765 it was considered likely that the facility would eventually rival the main StarCorps manufacturing plant on Fletcher.[33]

The world was also known for a sizable infantry recruitment center for the SLDF.[34]

The Dark Age[edit]

Given its prime location between the Filtvelt Coalition and the Outworlds Alliance, Crofton served as a logistical hub for Armed Forces of the Federated Suns forces in the region. It was also home to one of the largest StarCorps Industries production plants in the Federated Suns. The devastation or destruction of other major industrial complexes on planets such as Galax and New Avalon during the Jihad had increased the importance of the Crofton manufacturing facilities substantially by the end of the Jihad.[1] Despite the rebuilding and reconstruction work going on in the wake of the Jihad the StarCorps plant was unable to expand because of issues with supply lines.[35]


Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Tenth Tancredi Loyalists[37]

2821[edit]

  • Tenth Tancredi Loyalists[37]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 1st Royal Cavaliers operating at 85% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

  • Elements of First Royal Cavaliers[40]

Geography[edit]

The continents on Croton are named Annesland, Churchill, Edwards and Lowther.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Farrarrah: site of the primary StarCorps manufacturing facility on Crofton; located on Annesland.[1]
  • Marcus: the planetary capital city, located on Edwards.[1]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (25 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Zolfo 7.6 Steinhatchee 18.9 Yamoussoukra 21.4 Metter 22.4
Des Arc 26.9 McRae 30.9 Hoyleton 31.3 Shawnee 32.6
St. Cyr 34.5 Hahira 35.3 Bayeux 38.6 Mermentau 38.8
Symsonia 40.2 Brockton 42.1 Vandalia 46.8 Jesup 48.9
Kublenz 49.0 Wedderborg 51.2 Rentz 51.6 Rosiclare 53.6
Humansville 54.7 Offerman 56.6 Sherwood 57.6 Vibrunum 58.0
Neosho 59.0 Minette 60.3 Cogdell 63.4 Anjin Muerto 63.6

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 1.21 1.22 1.23 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 26: "Crofton"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [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. 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 29: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. First Succession War, p. 25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54: "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War, p. 113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60: "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Davion (The Federated Suns): "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72: "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76: "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65: Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  29. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vi: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 6: "Infrastructural Integrity"
  34. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 62: "LXVI Corps"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97: "Crucis March"
  36. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 20: "Regimental Status"
  37. 37.0 37.1 First Succession War, p. 135: "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  38. Field Manual: Updates, p. 140: "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  39. Field Report: AFFS, p. 8: "Regimental Status"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 72: "Deployment Table - 3085"

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