Hachiman (system)

This article is about the planetary system. For the fire support tank, see Hachiman (Combat Vehicle).
Hachiman (system) 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates252.799 : 152.204[e]
Spectral classG8IV[1][2]
Recharge time189 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Hachiman is located near the Hun Ho and Zawiercie systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Hachiman IV[edit]

Hachiman IV
System positionFourth[1][2]
Jump Point distance6.19 days[1][2]
Moons3 (Benkei, Yoshitsune, Sorrow)[2]
Surface gravity1.0[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature25°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water70%[2]
Highest native lifeMammal,[2] 45%[1]
Landmasses4 (Deolali, Jingū, Nashik, Ōjin)[2]
History and Culture
Population3,634,000,000 (3025),[1]
3,672,000,000 (3067)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerEarl of Hachiman
Political LeaderPlanetary Chairman
HPG ClassA[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Firis Konotaki (3025)[1]

Hachiman is a world with three moons, the largest being Yoshitsune.[42] The planet was noted as being unique due to having both an abundance of natural resources and a human-friendly environment.[1] In the mid-thirty-first century, it was the last world to contain genetic relatives to refugees from the United Hindu Collective, and scattered throughout were small Buddhist and Hindu villages, reminders of the planet's Gujarati and Mahratta founding colonies. These villagers honored their ancestors through simple living and were exempted from the Combine's standard societal laws and taxes.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

By 3025, Hachiman was renowned for being a center of computer and electronics manufacture for House Kurita. This meant that the Internal Security Force had a large presence on the planet, with their agents infiltrating the planetary government and not the industries.[1] Annual Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery war games and secretive ISF training operations took place on the continent of Nashik.[2]

Battle of Masamori[edit]

In April 3056, Hachiman Taro Electronics or HTE, owned by Sri Chandrasekhar Kurita, brought in his own security force consisting of the Seventeenth Recon Regiment (nicknamed the Camacho's Caballeros). The Regiment was sign of trouble in months to come. Previous months, the various yakuza groups and HTE rival Tanadi Computers had grown jealous and tired of not getting Kurita notable. By November, they convinced the ISF that Chandrasekhar had turn traitor and engineered events that would trigger open conflict between Kurita's mercenaries and local garrison force, the Ninth Ghost. In the initial assault the mercenaries were able repel while it scout infantry was able slipped past enemy lines to ISF headquarters to prove their employer's innocence. The conflict destroyed much of water front around HTE's compound at Yamato River.[43]

Blakist Raids[edit]

During the events leading up to the Battle of Masamori, Tanadi Computers and their yakuza allies issued a false announcement that HTE had developed a new faster-than-light communication system. This brought Word of Blake commandos in mid-October. The Blakist raid was used as cover for ISF troopers to storm Compound, however was rebuffed by the Seventeenth Recon.[citation needed]

However, after the November when Tanadi Computer/HTE feud had been resolved, the Blakists returned to Hachiman on its holiday of Chairman's Day Eve. Two Level II BattleMech forces with a platoon of Infantry stormed the Chairman's palace and HTE's Complex. The surprise raid successfully killed the Planetary Chairman, Earl Percival Fillington. However, the Blakists were rebuffed by both mercenaries and Ninth Ghosts.[44]

The Blakists returned to Hachiman for a third time on 2 May 3070, striking at the HTE complex again. This time they were successful, destroying the various HTE facilities.[45]

Military Deployment[edit]




Hachiman's greatest offering is the variety of natural wonders scattered across its four continents. Nashik has a varied tropical terrain, Deolali's ancient forests and deep river canyons are an outdoorsman's mecca, and Jingū's extreme north latitudes house virgin snowfields and the rare Bodhisattva violet, prized for its beauty and natural perfume.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Masamori: The planetary capital on the continent of Ōjin.[2] Largest city on planet, this polluted city consists of large population of middle class workers, yakuza controlled districts and manufacturing companies. The Yamato River courses through the city from mountains which share its name. It is home to the pleasure district known as Floating City.[53] The citizens regard themselves as Masakko and are known to enjoy celebrations. The city's principal street was Tai-sho Dalton Way.[54]
  • Yoshitune Spaceport: Masamori's spaceport, east of the city itself. A city unto itself, the port is sometimes referred to as "Yoshi-Town." Hachiman Taro Electronics expanded the facilities to allow non-Kurita merchants dealing with the corporation to have more freedoms they would not necessarily enjoy in the city itself. Crime amongst the warehouses during the 3050s was notably high.[55]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 24 systems (24 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Hun Ho 15.7 Zawiercie 20.2 Kawabe 20.5 Handa 24.9
Oshika 28.0 Togura 28.5 Sakuranoki 30.5 Agematsu 33.4
Matsuida 34.5 Dalmantia 34.5 Shaul Khala 38.3 Yufu 38.7
Kirei Na Niwa 45.2 Nakaojo 46.3 Goldlure 47.0 Westfield 47.8
Isesaki 48.2 Tatsuno 48.4 Dnepropetrovsk 49.4 Muroto 50.7
Midway 51.2 Igualada 53.3 Koumi 56.7 Gandy's Luck 59.2


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