Graus

Graus
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Graus nearby systems
Graus nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -100.617 : 297.223[e]
Spectral class G4V[1]
Recharge time 185 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Graus system was home to at least one habitable world, Graus I, and as of June 3152 was located in the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone.[2]

System Description[edit]

The Graus system is located near the Deweidewd and Stonarboi systems.[3] The Graus system consists of a class G4V primary orbited by at least one world.[1]

System History[edit]

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

Political Affiliation[edit]


Graus I[edit]

Graus I
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 1st[1]
Jump point
distance
7.96[1]
Moons None (dust ring)[1]
Surface gravity 1.01[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 43°C (Tropical)[1]
Surface water 71%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Reference Year 3067[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler None[1]
Capital New Paris[1]
Population 2,942,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-C-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Graus I, more commonly known simply as Graus, is the innermost world in the Graus system and while it lacks any moons, the planet has a notable dust ring.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Graus was settled by a mix of French, Spanish, and German settlers. Soon after it was settled it developed a strong economy based on agriculture, holovids, and luxury civilian goods.[1]

Star League[edit]

The Star League Defense Force II Corps assisted the inhabitants of the New Crete region on Graus when an unexpected blizzard hit the area.[38]

Succession Wars[edit]

In the late 2980s a strong back to nature movement was founded on the world. A response to the wholesale destruction of the Succession Wars, this movement became very popular and eventually gained power in 3007. The newly elected pacifist government banned all heavy military forces from the world. This left a planetwide police force as the only military group available.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

One unexpected result of this lack of military forces was the way Clan Jade Falcon ignored the world.[1] Unlike other worlds that were heavily defended, Graus didn't suffer from the arrival of the Falcons. With no resistance, the Falcons simply garrisoned the world and integrated the world into their occupation zone,[1] after the Fourth Falcon Velites had landed to confirm that the planetary government wasn't deceiving them when it declared there were no forces defending their planet.[19]

In 3052 the mercenary unit Shadow Angels, under contract by IE and Philip (Victoria Kingsolver's fiancé) entered the planet in order to rescue her and her team, stranded on Graus. The team, that had been investigating the location of the Graus Memory Core, was searched also by the Clan Watch on Graus. They succeeded in rescuing all the investigation team and also the memory core and escaped back to the Federated Commonwealth. Unknown to the investigation team, they copied the Memory Core and intended to sell it in the marked, most probably to Chandrasekhar Kurita.[39]

In the aftermath of the Battle of Tukayyid Graus became the site of a fierce battle between forces from the Jade Falcons and Clan Steel Viper. Defending Graus at the time were two clusters from the Falcons' Vau Galaxy, the Fourth Falcon Velites and the Eighty-ninth Striker Cluster. Timed to join with their assault on the nearby world of Antares, the Steel Vipers deployed two clusters from their Alpha Galaxy, the Fourth Viper Guards and 400th Assault Cluster, to attack Graus. The Steel Viper interest in Graus focused on the rumors of a Star League memory core located on Graus, but were unable to coordinate their attack closely with the attack on Antares, which went off half an hour ahead of the Alpha Galaxy forces arriving above Graus. The warning sent from Antares gave the defending Jade Falcon forces time to prepare a defense, leading to three days and nights of intense battles, with the heaviest fighting occurring around the Garros Spaceport and the planetary capital, New Paris. The Falcons decided to abandon Graus, but by the time that decision had been made, both sides had taken significant losses.[22]

The Clan caste system fit well with the neo-communal system employed by the Grausians. When the world was liberated by Lyran forces the transition in cultural mores was difficult, but the Grausians’ native pacifism made the transition easier.[1] The Lyran government wisely didn't pressure the Grausians, leaving them to realize the benefits of being part of the Commonwealth on their own. However, Graus was recaptured by the Jade Falcons on the 7th of October 3068.[27]

Military Deployment[edit]

3053[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

  • Thirty-eighth Phalanx[41]
  • Seventy-first Phalanx[41]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 32nd operating at 30% of full strength, with 85% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Garros Spaceport: a planetary spaceport and site of a notable battle between Clans Jade Falcon and Steel Viper in the aftermath of Operation REVIVAL.[22]
  • New Crete: a normally tropical region, but sometimes can be hit with blizzards.[46]
  • New Paris: the planetary capital city[1] and site of a notable battle between Clans Jade Falcon and Steel Viper in the aftermath of Operation REVIVAL.[22]
    • New Paris Spaceport:[33]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Local Fauna[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Chapter 14 of the novel A Rending of Falcons features a scene where a JumpShip emerges at a Lagrange point near to the planet's second moon. This plot point contradicts information found in Handbook: House Steiner stating Graus I has no moons but a dust ring instead.[48][1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 36 systems (33 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Stonarboi 12.6 Deweidewd 15.5 Sudeten 17.9 Antares 24.3
Dompaire 26.1 Blair Atholl 26.2 Baker 3 27.2 Dustball 31.3
A Place 34.1 Colmar 34.5 Leskovik 37.3 Devin 38.0
Koniz 38.3 Babaeski 38.5 Zoetermeer 40.2 Parakoila 40.8
Vulcan 41.1 Morges 43.1 Matteo 44.7 Benfled 45.8
Apolakkia 46.0 Graceland 51.2 Bountiful Harvest 51.5 Denizli 51.7
Dell 51.7 Cusset 53.0 Montmarault 53.7 Ballynure 54.2
Alyina 55.5 Svarstaad 56.6 Laurent 56.7 Sevren 58.4
Evciler 59.7 Vantaa 61.1 Biota 61.5 Yeguas 62.0

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 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 86: "Graus"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tamar Rising, p. 72: "The Hinterlands June 3152" (Map)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13: "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Jade Falcon Sourcebook", p. 42: "Graus"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61: "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 Invading Clans, pp. 90–91: "Graus (FC)"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70: "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46: "The Jihad In Review"
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  29. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19: "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 A Rending of Falcons, ch. 13
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. vi: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. Shattered Fortress, p. 103: "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  37. Tamar Rising, poster map
  38. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 148: "Logistics"
  39. Shadow Angels
  40. 40.0 40.1 Objective Raids, p. 59: "Unit Note"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Updates, p. 177: "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  43. Field Report: LAAF, p. 12: "Lyran Guards Regimental Status"
  44. Field Report: Clans, p. 22: "Clan Wolf-in-Exile Deployment Status"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 109: "Deployment Table - 3085"
  46. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 148: "Logistics"
  47. 47.0 47.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 158: "Creatures"
  48. A Rending of Falcons, ch. 14

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