Fort Loudon

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Fort Loudon[edit]

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

Fort Loudon
Fort Loudon nearby systems (3151)
Fort Loudon nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -32.326 : 209.081[e]
Spectral class G6III[1]
Recharge time 187 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

The Fort Loudon system was the location of at least one inhabited world, Fort Loudon III, and as at 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Fort Loudon system is located near the Jabuka and Karbala systems[2][3] and consists of a class G6III primary orbited by at least three planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Fort Loudon system was colonized in 2460 by the Lyran Commonwealth.[1] Fort Loudon subsequently disappeared from maps during the Age of War,[4] reappearing during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War,[5][6] suggesting that the system had been abandoned or depopulated and then later re-colonized.

Fort Loudon III[edit]

Fort Loudon
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
7.01 days[1]
Moons 1 (Prècis)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 45°C (Jungle)[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Duke Claudius Taylor-Kelswa[1]
Capital Palos[1]
Population 1,350,780,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Fort Loudon III - more commonly known simply as Fort Loudon - has a single moon named Prècis and was an important strategic world for the Lyran Commonwealth for much of its history.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Fort Loudon was first settled in 2460. The planet was initially named LC/T-2395, but was renamed to honor Captain Calvin Loudon for his actions on Nox in 2465, wherein he saved his command at the cost of his life.[1] Although Fort Loudon was colonized in 2460,[1] by 2571 it had vanished from maps, suggesting that it had been abandoned or depopulated during the Age of War.[4]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the SLDF stationed the 123rd Infantry Division at Fortress Loudon, a Castle Brian that remained operational through the Succession Wars and Clan Invasion.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

The LCAF made extensive use of Fortress Loudon and Fort Loudon's strategic position to raid the Draconis Combine and the Clan occupation zones.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

Clan Wolf attacked and conquered Fort Loudon during the second half of January 3070 as one of a series of assaults into Lyran Alliance space, shadowing the path taken by Clan Jade Falcon, who were also using the disruption caused by the Jihad to annex a number of Lyran worlds.[7]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3067[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Blue Star Irregulars[34]
  • Twenty-first Rim Worlds[34]

3050[edit]

  • Blue Star Irregulars[35]
  • Twenty-first Rim Worlds[35]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

3061[edit]

3062[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Fort Loudon has three continents named Anderssen, Brunei, and Tunisonda. All three are located largely in the equatorial regions of the planet; Brunei has substantial deposits of rare metals within its jungle mountains, while the foothills of the Dover Mountains range on Anderssen have veins of gold and platinum. The largest continent, Tunisonda, has the most arable land of the three continents.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (43 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rasalgethi 10.0 Jabuka 11.0 Karbala 15.1 Ueda 18.3
Meacham 22.0 Tomans 22.8 Quarell 23.6 Lothan 25.3
Kelenfold 27.3 Tukayyid 27.9 Blue Diamond 29.2 Orkney 30.5
Al Hillah 31.2 Fatima 33.4 Carse 34.2 Ramsau 34.8
Grumium 35.3 Diosd 36.9 Domain 39.0 Dehgolan 39.1
Morningside 41.2 Orestes 42.0 Crimond 42.1 La Grave 42.4
Qualip 44.9 Galuzzo 45.1 Borghese 47.0 Suk 47.1
Altenmarkt 48.3 Fefferfer 49.8 Dalkeith 51.7 Ganshoren 52.1
Thun 52.7 Shardayne 53.0 Rastaban 53.8 Shirotori 54.0
Camlann 54.5 Nox 54.9 Wheel 55.9 Arcturus 57.4
Sakhalin 58.0 Glenlivet 58.2 Pandora 58.2 Surcin 60.1

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 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 197, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040]
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth 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: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  35. 35.0 35.1 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  36. Objective Raids, p. 54, "Note of Unit"
  37. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 109, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 48, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  41. Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"

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