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Foot Fall

Foot Fall
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Foot Fall nearby systems
Foot Fall nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 94.601 : -109.868[e]
Spectral class M9III[1]
Planets 6[1]

The Foot Fall system was the location of at least one habitable world, Foot Fall V, and as of 3145, was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Foot Fall system is located near the Bell and Highspire systems[2][3] and consists of a class M9III primary orbited by six planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Foot Fall system was colonized during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a part of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation.[4]

Foot Fall V[edit]

Foot Fall
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 5[1]
Jump point
2 days[1]
Moons 1 (Ankara)[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 28°C[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Noel Grau, Governor (3130)[5][1]
Anthony Hovey, Legate (3130)[5][1]
Capital Ganz[1]
Population 1,136,216,000 (3130)[1][5]

Foot Fall V - more commonly referred to simply as Foot Fall or Footfall - is the fifth planet in the system and has a single moon named Ankara.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Foot Fall was colonized by settlers descended from the inhabitants of the Mongolian region of Terra, and while the colonists were caught by surprise by the abrupt seasonal changes on Foot Fall and the biblical winter snowstorms that dropped 60-70 centimeters of snow in just a few days, they also found that it reminded them of their parents’ homeland.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

For most of its history, Foot Fall's terrain and location made it an unlikely choice for assault. The Capellan Confederation enjoyed the output from the various industrial concerns for hundreds of years. That changed during the Fourth Succession War. The Fifth and Sixth Crucis Lancers destroyed the local militia and Foot Fall became part of the Federated Suns.[6]

Operation GUERRERO[edit]

Thirty years after the Fourth Succession War saw Foot Fall lost to the Confederation, Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao launched Operation GUERRERO with the assistance of the Free Worlds League, and recaptured a number of former Capellan worlds. One of those worlds was Foot Fall.[1]

The Dark Age[edit]

Foot Fall was incorporated into the Republic of the Sphere by Devlin Stone, and during the Capellan-Republic War, Foot Fall was the site of some of the fiercest battles between Capellan and Republic forces. Two Warrior Houses captured Foot Fall for the Confederation and held it for three years in the face of assaults by elite Republic Armed Forces commands, but the Capellan sacrifice led to just a pyrrhic victory; one of the two Warrior Houses was destroyed, and Foot Fall was returned to the Republic as a part of the peace treaty that ended the conflict.[1]

During the Capellan Crusades Foot Fall was one of the first targets of the CCAF's Operation DIVINE RIGHT. There in October 3111 the RAF's Fourth Principes Guards were caught in the middle of an equipment refit by the Fourth McCarron's Armored Cavalry and driven off-world with very heavy losses.[7] In February 3112 the Tenth Hastati Sentinels made the Republic's first counterattack of the war at Foot Fall; in heavy fighting the Tenth, joined by the Fourth Hastati Sentinels in March, battled the Fourth MAC until May 3112.[8] [9]

Foot Fall was reclaimed by the Republic at the Crusades' end, but fell to House Liao again sometime following the HPG Blackout of 3132.[10]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Planetary Governor Noel Grau[1]
  • Planetary Legate Anthony Hovey[1]

Military Deployment[edit]



- At this point in time, the 5th Confederation Reserve Cavalry were deployed across Foot Fall, Mandate, and Remshield. The 5th was at 75% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


- At this point in time, the III Hastati was at 80% of full strength, with no equipment upgraded technology.


Foot Fall has two continents named Hohhot and Ulaanbaatar. Hohhot is the larger of the two continents and is located in the southern hemisphere, while Ulaanbaatar is located in the northern hemisphere. Both continents feature expansive mountain ranges and relatively little arable land, although the arable land that exists is prolifically fertile. What the two continents lack in arable land they make up for in mineral resources, with Ulaanbaatar having huge reserves of iron ore, while Hohhot has rich veins of precious metals. The climate on Foot Fall produces abrupt seasons, with winter featuring snowstorms of Biblical proportions, easily capable of dropping 60-70 centimeters of snow in just a few days.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Ganz: the planetary capital city, located in the Fen Fang Fu delta region on the north cost of Hohhot.[1]
  • Valley of the Kings: the place where the Fourth Principes Guards made their last stand against the Fourth McCarron's Armored Cavalry during the Capellan Crusades.[7]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (71 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Bell 9.6 Highspire 10.9 Foochow 13.6 Shipka 14.5
Mandate 17.5 Jonathan 17.8 Menkar 18.2 Ashkum 19.4
Undra 20.0 New Macao 21.1 Plataea 22.4 Zaurak 25.7
Tianamon 26.4 Moravian 26.8 Menkib 27.1 Hunan 27.2
Algot 28.5 Valexa 30.0 Remshield 30.2 St. Andre 30.4
Matsu 31.0 Westphalia 31.3 Wei 32.1 Axton 32.7
New Aragon 33.1 Aosia 36.1 Heligoland 36.2 Angelsey 36.7
Halloran 39.4 New Athens 40.2 Demeter 40.4 Conwy 42.1
Acala 42.1 Tsitsang 42.7 Goshen 42.9 Poznan 43.0
Chesterton 44.2 Lee 44.2 Shensi 44.4 Kek 44.6
Tecumseh 45.0 Tsingtao 45.3 Sakhalin 45.7 Palos 46.4
Lacadon 46.8 Anaea 47.0 Ulan Batar 47.7 Buchlau 47.8
Kaifeng 48.1 Almach 48.7 Perkasie 49.6 Algol 51.5
Truth 52.1 Pleione 52.7 New Hessen 53.8 Styk 53.9
Genf 54.1 Vintru 54.2 Achilles 54.5 Farwell 55.0
Lhasa 55.2 Tedibyhr 55.4 Mesartim 55.9 Kansu 56.9
Cammal 57.6 Everett 58.2 Mira 58.5 Oli 58.9
Ningpo 59.0 Sichuan 59.1 Sarna 59.9 Second Try 60.5


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