Desolate Plains

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

Desolate Plains
Desolate Plains neighbouring systems
Desolate Plains neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 207.01 : -361.318[e]

The Desolate Plains system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as at 2750 was located in the Taygeta Operational Area of the Capellan March within the Federated Suns.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Desolate Plains system is located near the Brockway and Lindsay systems.[1]

System History[edit]

The Desolate Plains system was either colonised by the Taurian Concordat at some point during or shortly before the Age of War or was an already-inhabited system that became significant enough during this era for Inner Sphere nations to begin recording its location on maps.[2][3][4] Desolate Plains vanished from maps during the First Succession War,[3][5] indicating that the system had been abandoned, depopulated or rendered too insignificant to merit further recording.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Like the majority of the Taurian Concordat systems, Desolate Plains was conquered by the Star League Defense Force during the Reunification War campaign against the Concordat, which the SLDF dubbed Operation BULL RUN. Desolate Plains was spared the immense death toll and destruction that many other Taurian worlds suffered, however; this was due to General Lord Damien Onaga having replaced Field Marshal Amos Forlough as the overall Commanding Officer of the SLDF units deployed on BULL RUN in 2590. Onaga's approach to conquering Desolate Plains saw him deliberately rotating troops[6] from II Corps[40] in and out of battle, giving them an opportunity to blood themselves, while limiting his campaign to purely military targets, rather than cities and civilian infrastructure. This made the conquest of Desolate Plains a slower campaign than many previous planetary assaults, but inflicted far less damage, and with much of the planetary garrison having already been stripped away by the Taurian Defense Force to fight in other systems during earlier years of the war, the battle for Desolate Plains was over by the end of October 2590.[6]

Notes[edit]

Desolate Plains doesn't appear on the post-Reunification War map of the Inner Sphere presented in Historical: Reunification War. It was noted by the map editor in the official Catalyst Game Labs forum that this was an error.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Lindsay 11.3 Brockway 12.4 Carmichael 14.4 Midale 17.6
Mithron 17.6 New Ganymede 18.7 New Vallis 20.8 Diefenbaker 21.7
Atreus Prime 24.1 Samantha 28.5 Jansen's Hold 28.6 Renfield 28.6
Parian 29.0 Jamestown 29.1 Ina 30.8 Flintoft 32.0
Hyades Cluster 32.3 Ishtar 32.8 Taurus 33.5 Werfer 34.8
Megaris 36.0 Illiushin 36.5 Merlin 36.9 Merope 38.4
Menion 38.7 Maia 38.9 Electra 39.8 Camadeierre 41.6
Robsart 41.9 Ridgebrook 42.1 Pleiades Cluster 42.8 Pinard 43.4
MacLeod's Land 45.6 Landmark 46.7 Bromhead 50.0 Brusett 50.9
Wrentham 51 Centavido 51.3 Horsham 52.0 Woogi 54.5
Mandaree 57.8 Flatspin 58.5 Hè-shì 58.5 Sanurcha 59.4
Flaum 59.5

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 121, "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the 3rd Succession War [3025]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 91, "Cleanup"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37, "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  12. First Succession War, p. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War, p. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  15. Second Succession War, p. 18-19, "Inner Sphere - 2830"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. Second Succession War, p. 78-79, "Inner Sphere - 2864"
  18. The Periphery (Sourcebook), p. 151, "Maps of the Periphery"
  19. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p, 127, "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111, "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  32. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  33. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23, "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  39. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Historical: Reunification War, p. 143, "Taurian Concordat Front [2586-2596]"

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