Fjaldr

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Fjaldr
Fjaldr nearby systems (3151)
Fjaldr nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 88.314 : -404.57[e]
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The Fjaldr system was the location of a Capellan Confederation colony world, and as of 2750 was located in the Sian Commonality of the Confederation.[1] Lost to, or abandoned by, the Confederation in the Succession Wars (though apparently not entirely depopulated) and in what was now considered the Periphery, it was said to be a well-connected hub near the Inner Sphere as of ca. 3025.[2]

System Description[edit]

The Fjaldr system is located near the Hurik and Ryans Fate systems.[1]

System History[edit]

The Fjaldr system was colonised at some point during the Star League era after the end of the Reunification War.[3][1] It was noted that the original Capellan colony was lost over the course of the Succession Wars.[2] After the Confederation gradually abandoned its poorly developed periphery holdings in the region, a new periphery nation–the Aurigan Coalition–formed in 2910 from a pre-existing (if tenuous) trade network.[4] Fjaldr last appeared on a 3022 map that showed it to be part of the Aurigan Coalition,[5] a weak political entity itself teetering on the brink of collapse at the time;[6] the Fjaldr system vanished from maps afterwards, [7][8] indicating that the system had been abandoned or depopulated, or otherwise was considered too insignificant or too thinly settled to warrant mention anymore.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planet Description[edit]

Fjaldr is a barren planet enveloped by ice and constantly swept by winds and snowfall. Kilometer-wide crevasses in the ice mantle held the initial Capellan colony, which was primarily built underground. Rich mineral resourced, combined with being considered a hub world, ensured Fjaldr's survival even when the colony as such failed, or at least was abandoned by the Confederation.[2]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

According to the apocryphal BattleTech (video game) Fjaldr, as of the early 31st century, has only a token population running mining operations. A pirate band occupied the Fjaldr system in 3019, but was eliminated during a three-month campaign by a combined force of the Arano Royal Guard and the Markham's Marauders mercenary unit.[35]

(See also Notes below for Fjaldr possibly being the same planet as "Tibolt".)

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Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (47 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ryans Fate 12.1 Hurik 13.4 Ichlangis 13.8 Bringdam 13.9
Merdal 14.3 Ward 16.6 Weldry 19.2 Midthun 24.8
Panzyr 25.1 Sunnywood 27.5 Pojos 27.6 Muridox 28.9
Mechdur 30.6 Zangul 31.6 Enkra 31.6 Cavalor 32.1
Larsha 32.1 Lyreton 33.4 Valdives 34.6 Kimi 37.0
Mangzhangdian 37.5 Itrom 38.3 Umgard 38.8 Herotitus 39.1
Egress 39.9 Bergtatt 41.3 Kazu 42.3 Kern 43.1
Murris 44.0 Mandalas 44.7 Quimberton 45.5 Brinton 46.8
Renown 47.2 Smithon 47.4 Untran 47.9 Hansii 48.2
Borden 50.1 Tyrlon 50.1 Zanzibar 50.7 Vard 51.6
Payia 53.1 Alexandria 53.4 Gunthar 53.5 Huanghuadian 53.6
Corodiz 55.9 Victoria 56.8 Nuncavoy 59.8 Columbine 60.1

Notes[edit]

  • Fjaldr happens to match the (apocryphal) Capellan mining world of Tibolt so closely that it could actually be construed to be the same world:
    Both are described/depicted as harsh ice worlds colonized only for the purpose of mining their valuable ores, and as of ca. 3025 the Capellan Confederation still considered the Tibolt mining operation theirs while acknowledging that the world was actually beyond their borders; further, the Tibolt system was established to be located near both the Capellan and Federated Suns periphery border at the time, which places it within or at least very close to Aurigan Coalition territory.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 35, "Other Aurigan Worlds - Fjaldr"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  4. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 11
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), pp. 14-15, Aurigan Coalition map (3022)
  6. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 13, "The Arano Restoration"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p.vii, "Inner Sphere" - [2764] Map
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 12 - The Rimward Periphery map (ca. 2890)
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere- [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation 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. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. "BattleTech Video Game"

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