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Hellespont

Hellespont
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Hellespont nearby systems (3151)
Hellespont nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 235.342 : −512.378[e]

The Hellespont system was home to at least one habitable world or construct and as of 3145 was an independent system located in the near Periphery between the borders of the Calderon Protectorate and the Taurian Concordat.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Hellespont system is located slightly more than two jumps from the nearest notable systems to have been inhabited during the history of the Concordat, Argos and Carthage.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Hellespont system was either colonized by the Taurian Concordat at some point during the wave of clandestine colonization performed during the early Thirty-first century, or was an already-inhabited system that became significant enough during this period to have its location recorded on maps by Inner Sphere nations.[3][4][5][6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Hellespont was the location of the headquarters of the ComStar Explorer Corps Rimward Operations Area.[31] While Hellespont declined offers to join the breakaway Calderon Protectorate when the Protectorate seceded from the Taurian Concordat, this resource-rich world played a vital role in providing supplies to the Protectorate.[32] Supplies such as modular construction and housing units built in the Taurian Concordat flowed through Hellespont to worlds like Erod's Escape until the Concordat War of Vengeance against the Federated Suns caused supplies to dry up.[33]

The war between the Taurian Concordat and Federated Suns officially ended on the 2nd of July 3080 in the aftermath of Operation MATADOR, but the fortunes of the Concordat continued to decline. Many worlds, lacking confidence in the Concordat's central government, seceded from the Concordat; Tyrrhenia was the first of the Concordat worlds to do so,[34] leaving the Concordat even before the Jihad had begun, with Hellespont leaving soon after,[5][25] and a number of other worlds close to the border of the Calderon Protectorate had done the same by 3085. Where the Taurian government had fought a war a decade before with the breakaway Protectorate, Tyrrhenia and the other worlds that left the Concordat in the aftermath of the Jihad were effectively ignored in favor of reinforcing the narrow salient securing the Pleiades Cluster.[34]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (2 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ahlat 28.9 Wheeler 42.1 Carthage 60.5 Argos 64.5
Eliat 64.7 Pyrrhus 72.2 Davetal 74.7 Gaucin 76.3
Artru 81.6 Spitz 84.6 Mas 87.3 Paf 89.6
Gant 91.8 Celano 92.4 Fairuza 94.0 Peratallada 94.3
Woogi 100.8 Katinka 103.8 Burton 104.5 Qalzi 105.6

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 121: "Taurian Concordat after Age of War [2571], Fall of the Star League [2750] and End of the Third Succession War [3025]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Periphery, First Edition, p. 151: "Maps of the Periphery"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 127: "Taurian Concordat after modern colonization drive [3040] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 133: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. xi: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 37: "Taurian Defense Forces Deployment Map - [2765] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96: "Taurian Concordat - [2767] Map"
  13. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786]"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  16. Second Succession War, pp. 18–19: "Inner Sphere - 2830"
  17. Second Succession War, pp. 78–79: "Inner Sphere - 2864"
  18. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 12: "The Rimward Periphery - Map Placed on File 21-07-2890"
  19. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), pp. 14–15: "3022 Interstellar Expeditions. IAAS-349-SIFNM97-MMMXXII"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23: "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 111: "Taurian Concordat and Tortuga Dominions"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  25. 25.0 25.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  27. Field Report: Periphery, p. 23: "Taurian Concordat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  31. Explorer Corps, p. 13: "Explorer Corps Operation Command Roster"
  32. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 185: "Assessment"
  33. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 190: "Taurian Concordat Key Worlds"
  34. 34.0 34.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 131: "Taurian Concordat"

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