Haddings

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

Haddings
Haddings nearby systems (3151)
Haddings nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -44.033 : 13.933[e]

The system's sun, seen from the planet, is described as hot and orange.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Haddings was originally settled by the Terran Hegemony and formed a part of the Hegemony's Tyrfing Province.[3]

Star League Era[edit]

In January 2775 Stefan Amaris redeployed large numbers of Amaris Empire Armed Forces to a dozen worlds, including Haddings. AEAF units had used weapons of mass destruction regularly against Star League Defense Force units throughout the Hegemony Campaign, predominantly to either damage the SLDF units targeted or to strike at civilian targets to prevent the SLDF from obtaining resources and supplies. In this case, Amaris' orders were different: he intended to create scorched wastelands that Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky would have no choice but to try and clear, whilst saddling the SLDF with huge numbers of sick and starving civilians. The AEAF units deployed to Haddings[12] - including the Thirty-first Republic Light Lancers, who used nuclear and chemical weapons[19] - inflicting heavy damage on the world. and the other eleven worlds due to be abandoned by Amaris launched large-scale WMD attacks with one purpose: to ravage the worlds, preventing them from sustaining either their human populations or their various industries... to create wastelands.[12]

The AEAF tactic was both brutal and brutally effective. Kerensky deployed twelve corps of SLDF personnel into Amaris Empire space, and each discovered the same horrific situations. Forced to deploy the SLDF reserve into action, by February Kerensky had almost a hundred SLDF divisions either on the twelve ravaged worlds or en route to them, trying to provide aid to the populations and to clear up what damage they could.[12] Haddings fell within the operating area of Task Force Commonwealth, and the Fifteenth Army Group deployed to try and assist the population.[38] The devastation wreaked across Haddings and the other worlds bought Amaris time; for several months Kerensky was unable to resume offensive operations because of a lack of resources, and ultimately the Commanding General had no choice but to call on the Capellan Confederation, Lyran Commonwealth and Federated Suns to provide relief where they could.[12] After the war the population of Haddings had been reduced to just a few hundred thousand citizens, many of whom died from the poisons in the air and water in the following years.[19]

First Succession War[edit]

After the SLDF left it to join Operation Exodus, the Lyran Commonwealth annexed Haddings, incorporating it into the Isle of Skye region of the Federation of Skye during the First Succession War. The already ruined world then suffered further chemical and nuclear attacks at the hands of the Draconis Combine; what remained of the infrastructure was destroyed and the cities were abandoned for fear of virulent biological weapons still lingering there.[19] Essentially a depopulated wasteland, Haddings dropped off the maps during the Third Succession War. [17][18]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

ComStar's Explorer Corps rediscovered Haddings in 3028 and found small, tribal communities living in the relatively unpolluted countryside with 17th century technology—31st century Haddings native Kim Dawson grew up in a community that still had a blacksmith.[19] ComStar and ROM hoped to use the world as a secret training planet for the Com Guards and brought some equipment in, but in the wake of the order's 3052 schism the world was again largely forgotten.[19]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake eventually returned, setting up a training center in the city of Ulster. Medical care and education was provided to the population as well as subtle propaganda, turning them into extremely loyal Word of Blake supporters; yet the order did not reindustrialize the world and saw to it that the population would not contact the outside world.[19]

As of 3070, the Word of Blake used Haddings as a secret training world where their Special Warfare Operations School (SWOP) was based. Raul Tinker was trained in unconventional warfare on Haddings.[19]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Ulster: a city on Haddings and location of a Word of Blake training facility.[19]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (78 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Menkent 10.7 Summer 12.1 Mizar 12.5 Lipton 12.6
Alioth 14.9 Zollikofen 16.0 Chara 16.6 Muphrid 16.7
Denebola 16.7 Cor Caroli 18.3 Afleir 18.4 Zavijava 18.8
Thorin 21.4 Galatea 22.4 Milton 23.2 Oliver 24.3
Zosma 25.1 Alchiba 26.6 Xi Ursae Majoris 27.1 Syrma 28.8
Rocky 29.4 Devil's Rock 30.3 Nusakan 30.8 Castor 30.8
Graham 31.8 Pollux 32.0 Wyatt 32.2 Alkalurops 32.3
Lyons 32.5 Marcus 33.0 Tau Ceti 33.4 Alcor 34.1
Phecda 34.2 Callison 34.4 Zebebelgenubi 34.6 Yorii 36.7
Killbourn 39.0 Ko 39.6 Skye 39.6 Wing 39.9
Dubhe 40.1 New Dallas 40.9 Chertan 42.6 Gacrux 42.6
Rigil Kentarus 42.7 Skondia 43.4 Tabit 43.6 Sol 46.2
Procyon 46.3 Imbros 46.5 Sirius 46.8 Atria 47.0
Alhena 47.8 Shiloh 48.0 Alphecca 48.1 Hechnar 48.4
Asta 49.5 Talitha 49.6 Dieudonné 50.6 Bordon 51.0
Carver 51.9 Altair 52.9 Keid 52.9 Sabik 53.3
Lone Star 53.7 Kochab 54.3 Connaught 55.3 Unukalhai 55.9
Dieron 56.2 Dyev 56.5 Van Diemen 56.7 Dromini 57.1
Vindemiatrix 57.7 New Home 57.8 Carsphairn 57.8 Caph 58.8
Zaniah 58.9 Alkaid 60.0 La Blon 60.2 Remulac 60.7

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [[2271] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 33, "Planets on Fire"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth 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. 17.0 17.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 Desperate Measures
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  25. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  31. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  33. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  34. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  35. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 40, "Task Force Commonwealth"

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