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Halfway

Halfway
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3151
Halfway nearby systems
Halfway nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -252.553 : 86.034[e]
Spectral class A4III[1]
Recharge time 165 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]
Halfway
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
distance
36.09 days[1]
Moons 2 (Quarterway, Fathom)[1]
Surface gravity 0.96[1]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 12°C (Cold-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 54%[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3079
Infrastructure
Capital Torrence[1]
Population 3,563,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-C-C-C-A[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Reversing several losses against the Lyran Commonwealth, Captain-General Peter Marik II of the Free Worlds League led a successful campaign against the Lyran Commonwealth, recapturing worlds in 2441 and then, in 2446, striking into the Commonwealth with the capture of Halfway and Smolnik.[3]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, Halfway was the host to a Star League Defense Force garrison.[34]

Jihad[edit]

An enclave on the continent of Krakatau was "gifted" to the mercantile Clan Diamond Shark in the late 3070s, something that caused concern throughout the local region.[1] While the creation of the enclave marked a new level of interaction with the nations of the Inner Sphere for the Diamond Sharks,[35] there were some reports circulating that falsely claimed that Devlin Stone had attempted to force Archon Adam Steiner to gift the entire planet to the Sharks.[1]

The enclave on Halfway allowed the Sharks to gain influence as far away as Sian as they built and maintained connections with major Inner Sphere corporations.[35] In the meantime, Halfway continued to develop military industries looking to use the planet's remote location as a form of defense; by 3079 the Arcturan Arms facility on Baldic Island was manufacturing the Marsden II Main Battle Tank on Halfway, while the Lestrade Motors plant near Wrightport on Dobson was producing the Büffel VII Engineering Support Vehicle.[1]

Dark Age[edit]

By 3130 Halfway had disappeared from the interstellar charts.[29] The reason for this is unknown.[36]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

3064[edit]

3079[edit]

  • Halfway Militia[1]
- The planetary militia's training programs, located in the capital city of Torrence on the Gespar continent, focuses on Vehicles and unarmored infantry.

Geography[edit]

Halfway has three major continents, Dobson, Gespar and Krakatau. The planetary capital, Torrence, was located on Gespar. Halfway is best described as a barely habitable rock. With only primitive, fern-like vegetation as the highest form of life, Halfway has largely been a stopover point for travelers for centuries.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Atholl:[38]
  • Bune: City situated on the banks of the Graham River.[37]
  • Graham River:[37]
  • Torrence: Capital city.[1]


Industrial Centers[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 24 systems (23 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Nichol's Rest 21.1 Smolnik 24.8 Lancaster 29.0 McKellan 30.0
Ukunela 30.1 Dagda 30.8 Zvolen 38.1 York 39.3
Medzev 39.4 Hegel 42.1 Rosice 42.5 Drosendorf 45.2
Annwyn 47.0 Uzhgorod 48.4 Kitzingen 48.9 Dresden 50.0
Aquavita 51.2 Stellaris 51.6 Carlisle 52.5 Graz 54.4
Sierpc 55.2 Gallery 58.7 Duran 59.6 Abejorral 62.4

Notes[edit]

  • Regarding Halfway's disappearance from Inner Sphere maps after 3085, one of the BattleTech Line Developers has jokingly said that Halfway perished of old age by 3130 before making a cryptic reference to radiation:
Halfway dies of natural causes sometime between 3079 and 3130. It lived to a ripe old age and in the end there was nothing to be done.

if there are any Sea foxes there, they better be wearing space suits and radiation protection is all I'm saying...

With regards,
Øystein
Precentor Cartographic

  — Øystein Tvedten, 3 June 2011

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 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 14: "Industrial Systems"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13: "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 16: "Struggle Between Marik and Parliament"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25: "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158: "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. 36: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36: "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40: "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47: "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56: "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59: "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61: "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70: "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21: "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 12: "Map of the Inner Sphere - 3130"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. Field Manual: 3145, p. vi: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  33. Shattered Fortress, p. 102: "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  34. 34.0 34.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 255: "SLDF - Lyran Commonwealth Military Command Map"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 114: "Clan Diamond Shark"
  36. See "Notes" for an official answer to Halfway's fate
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Storms of Fate, ch. 4
  38. Storms of Fate, ch. 5

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