Emporia

Emporia
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Emporia nearby systems
Emporia nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 256.663 : -6.504[e]

The Emporia system is the location of at least one inhabited world or construct and as of 3145 was located in the remains of the Robinson Operational Area of the Draconis March within the Federated Suns.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Emporia system is located near the Allerton and DeWitt systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Emporia system was settled at some point during the Star League era after the end of the Reunification War.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Emporia[edit]

Emporia
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Geophysical
Atmospheric pressure (breathable)
Infrastructure
Ruler Count of Emporia
Capital New Exeter

Planetary History[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

Emporia was invaded during the first half of the major invasion into the Federated Suns launched by the Draconis Combine in May 2787.[10] Emporia was liberated by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns in 2817, as part of the third and final major AFFS counteroffensive of the First Succession War against the Draconis Combine.[11]

Dark Age[edit]

The Seventh Ghost Invasion[edit]

In 3150, the renegade Seventh Ghost Regiment moved to capture Emporia, hoping to turn it into a base for their independent empire-to-be. The invasion, launched on 6 April, ran into substantial resistance, particularly from the cadets of Ritza Academy. This drove the Seventh's leader to take increasingly extreme measures. Public executions encouraged resistance; bombardments and biological warfare failed to break the will of Emporia's defenders while wreaking havoc on the Seventh's own troops. Eventually, on 18 April, the invaders broke and withdrew, their commanding officer dead and their desertion revealed to what little remained of the regiment. Much of Emporia's nobility - including the ruling Count Aldric Ritza - had been slain, cities had been devastated, a biological weapon had wreaked havoc, and Ritza Academy had been destroyed, but Emporia held.[33]

On 21 October 3150, the new count, Mason Ritza, announced the formation of a personal BattleMech unit, Ritza's Revenge, formed of victorious Ritza Academy cadets. He also declared that a new military academy, the Emporia Military Academy, would take the place of the destroyed Ritza Academy. Funded by House Ritza and Federated Suns leaders, the Emporia Military Academy was to be built on the former location of the Ritza Academy, and was to be run in continuity with the former Ritza Academy by the remaining Ritza Academy faculty.[34]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

By 3150, House Ritza was the ruling noble house on Emporia, with a number of other houses below them, House Vogel first among them. Aldric Ritza served as the Count of Emporia until his death in April 3150. Mason Ritza inherited his title and position.[35][36] The Count had the authority to grant the Emporia Medal of Valor.[34]

Military Deployment[edit]

3150[edit]

Geography[edit]

Emporia is considered an agrarian planet with an abundance of land, but its axial tilt gives it a short growing season with a relatively small percentage of land. Over sixty percent of the land is not suited for crops, and few herd animals were considered hardy enough to thrive in its mountains.[37] The overall impression given was that the planet was self-sufficient, but unable to export notable amounts of food.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Liegeden[38]
  • New Camden: a town between Liegeden and New Exeter[40]
  • New Exeter: planetary capital[41]
  • Seeds: A small town outside New Exeter.[43]
  • Stonehaven Mountain Range: located near Liegeden.[44]
    • Stag's Head: A jagged peak.[44]
  • Three Lions Pub: Located outside New Exeter. Active as of 3150.[45]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Allerton 15.3 DeWitt 15.3 Franklin 18.3 Sauk City 20.2
Robinson 23.9 Charleywood 24.4 Carnac 28.8 Bogard 28.8
Courtney 29.4 Lucerne 31.2 Rochester 31.2 Bettendorf 33.4
Ballentine 34.5 Dahar 35.0 Saltural 37.6 Blandinsville 39.0
Larned 41.2 Kestrel 42.0 Hoff 43.8 Sakhara 45.2
Evansville 47.4 Maynard 48.6 Colchester 49.1 New Ivaarsen 50.7
Klamriz 50.8 Saunemin 51.0 Corydon 51.5 Tallmadge 52.1
Potwin 52.7 Crossing 53.9 Layover 54.2 Le Blanc 55.5
Turkalia 56.9 New Valencia 56.9 Imbrial 57.0 Cholame 59.7
Doneval 59.9 Tarkio 61.1 Lexington 61.2 Royal 61.3

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. vi: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48: "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: AFFS, p. 29: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. 10.0 10.1 First Succession War, p. 44: "Draconis Combine-Federated Suns Front 2786-2796"
  11. 11.0 11.1 First Succession War, p. 98: "The Davion Counter-Offensives"
  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. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60: "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Davion (The Federated Suns): "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70: "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72: "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76: "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82: "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  32. Crimson Night
  33. Iron Dawn, Ghost Hour, & Crimson Night
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Crimson Night, ch. 39
  35. 35.0 35.1 Iron Dawn, ch. 3
  36. Crimson Night, ch. 38-39
  37. Iron Dawn, ch. 22, p. 150
  38. Iron Dawn, ch. 1
  39. Ghost Hour, ch. 5
  40. Ghost Hour, ch. 27
  41. Iron Dawn, ch. 2
  42. Iron Dawn, ch. 14
  43. Ghost Hour, ch. 23
  44. 44.0 44.1 Crimson Night, ch. 7
  45. Iron Dawn, ch. 21

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