Halstead Station

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Halstead Station
Halstead Station nearby systems (3151)
Halstead Station nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 78.057 : 43.443[e]
Spectral class M4II[1]
Planets 8[1]

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

Halstead Station
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.62[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Toxic)[1]
Equatorial temperature 17°C[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Trevor Stewart-Green, Governor (3130)[1][2]
Charles Imurra, Legate (3130)[1][2]
Capital Sapporo[1]
Population 756,000 (3130)[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Information[edit]

Halstead Station is a world settled exclusively for its vast mineral resources. Unfortunately the planet's surface is completely unsuited to human life, featuring a toxic nitrogen-heavy cyanide-argon atmosphere. To overcome this the Ozawa Mercantile Association established a vast series of underground cities, factories, and domed cities that covered approximately 3% of the planet's surface.[1] After the world joined with the Draconis Combine, it found new use as a military staging area, military prison, and punishment duty station.[1]

During the Star League era, Halstead Station served as the homeport for the 4th Fleet (SLDF) of the Star League Navy. To prevent friction with the local population, the naval component kept a low profile on world.[44]

Battle of Halstead Station[edit]

Though these features made Halstead Station interesting it is best known for the raid First Prince Hanse Davion executed on the world in 3014. Halstead Station first came to the attention of Prince Ian in 3012 when news of Coordinator Takashi's choice to build a supply depot was discovered. By building a supply depot so close to Davion lines, the DCMS would be able to deliver parts to their front line troops much more quickly. Prince Ian saw this as much of a threat as Coordinator Takashi saw it as a boon and quickly drew up plans to attack the planet. The death of Prince Ian caused the attack to be delayed, and Prince Hanse was advised to cancel the attack altogether. He knew however that there was a recently discovered university from the Star League Era. This changed the object of this raid to obtain documents, books, and memory storage devices from a recently uncovered Star League university.[45]

On January 4th, 3014, Hanse Davion landed on the planet with three 'Mech regiments. Although House Kurita had reinforced the planet after discovering the university, it still was not enough to keep the Davion forces from reaching the university. The Davion mechs punched their way into a sealed vault, and were pleased to discover a treasure trove of ancient books. With their forces under fire, they could only loot the books quickly, scooping them up in their 'Mechs hands, and dumping them in large sacks, then burning everything they couldn't loot. These books were later used to form the core library for the New Avalon Institute of Science.[45][46]

War of the 3039[edit]

Early in the War of 3039 Halstead Station was taken by the green 5th FedCom RCT supported by a unit of the Fighting Urukhai. After the Fifth took the world they began constructing elaborate bunker systems and ammunition dumps on the icy world.[47] In August 3039, the DCMS responded by sending the 1st Sword of Light and 7th Sword of Light regiments to the system. There the First pinned the Fifth in place, while the Seventh landed behind them. The experienced Kuritan forces began to grind the green Fifth FedCom between them. A battalion of MechWarrior under the command of Major Donald Trent chose to desert, seized four Union-class DropShips and an Invader-class JumpShip, and subsequently established themselves as a mercenary unit named the Outlaws in service to the Free Rasalhague Republic.[48] The remainder of the Fifth was able to break contact with the elite Sword of Light regiments when the Urukhai regiment slammed into the Sword's flank.[49]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2786[edit]

3014[edit]

3050[edit]

3055 to 3062 to 3067[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Sapporo: capital city of Halstead Station (3130).
  • Halstead City: A domed city, implied to be the largest on the planet (3014).[59]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (54 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ancha 7.7 Sadachbia 8.0 Biham 9.2 Shinonoi 10.7
Agador 11.6 Al Na'ir 21.7 Skat 22.6 Ashio 23.7
Murchison 23.8 Markab 28.5 Kurhah 29.1 Miyazaki 30.1
Pokhara 30.9 Okaya 31.3 Galatia 31.8 Nashira 32.0
Cylene 33.4 Chichibu 33.8 Telos 34.3 Piedmont 34.3
Lapida 35.7 Albalii 35.8 Towne 36.6 Helen 39.3
Deneb Algedi 40.8 Ozawa 41.2 Shimonita 42.0 Elix 42.5
Dabih 44.0 Kervil 44.0 Addicks 44.6 Quentin 44.6
New Britain 45.2 Tannil 46.1 Errai 47.4 Ronel 49.3
Nirasaki 49.9 Mallory's World 50.2 Celebes 51.5 Waddesdon 52.4
Algedi 52.9 Ankaa 52.9 Fellanin 55.1 Styx 55.2
Lockdale 55.7 Mara 55.8 New Florence 56.5 Shitara 56.9
Small World 56.9 Deneb Kaitos 58.0 Pike 58.1 Hean 58.1
Sadalbari 59.7 Kuzuu 59.7 Chaville 60.8 Saffel 61.3

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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 30, "Halstead Station World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 7 "Prefecture II"
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  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
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  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
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  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
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  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
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  37. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  40. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
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  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 76, "Homeport"
  45. 45.0 45.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 83, "The Halstead Station Affair"
  46. House Davion (The Federated Suns), pp. 94-95, "Formation of the NAIS"
  47. Historical: War of 3039, pp. 36-37
  48. Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised, p. 44, "The Black Outlaws: Dark Phoenix"
  49. Historical: War of 3039, p. 83
  50. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 256, "SLDF - Draconis Combine Military Command Map"
  51. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  52. BattleCorps story Irreplaceable
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  54. BattleCorps story Irreplaceable
  55. 20 Year Update, p. 40, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  56. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 84, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  57. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 125, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  58. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  59. BattleCorps story Irreplaceable

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