Homer

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

Homer
Zara nearby systems (3151)
Zara nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -78.675 : 1799.056[e]
Spectral class G6IV[1][2]
Planets 3[1]

Homer is a Clan star system found in the Kerensky Cluster.

Political Affiliation[edit]


Homer II[edit]

Homer
World Map of Homer
World Map of Homer
Geophysical
System position 2[1]
Surface gravity 1.4[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C[1]
Surface water 30%[1]
Highest native life Amphibians[1]
Reference Year 3062[1]
Infrastructure
Population 36,000,000 (3062)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Settlement and the World's original name[edit]

The world was originally settled in 2839, by settlers from Clan Cloud Cobra. These early first settlers had named this world Zara.[1] Clan Blood Spirit also possessed early colonies on Zara, but could not keep them.[9] In 2850, Clan Jade Falcon forces fought a Trial of Possession for the world, during this Trial Cloud Cobra Khan, Homer Telinov was killed. His death spurred the remaining Cobra forces to defeat the Falcons for control of the planet and named it after the fallen Khan.[1]

Other Clans and Conflicts in the 31st Century[edit]

For much of its history, Clan Cloud Cobra was careful to not let other Clans colonize outside the Caldron Region, for instance on the mini-continent of Bagrain.[1] The Clan Smoke Jaguar was one of the early Clans that were allowed to settle this region with Clan Steel Viper. During the Hellion's Fury campaign of 3050 Homer was targeted by Clan Ice Hellion. They landed a Cluster and challenged the Cloud Cobras for six months of production of El Ghaza's primary OmniFighter factory. The Cobras were defeated and the Hellions won the Trial.[10]

This remained the norm until the Jaguars were annihilated by the Inner Sphere's Great Refusal on Strana Mechty. The destruction of Clan Smoke Jaguar in 3060 caused Steel Vipers to attempt to seize Jaguar's enclave and their military outpost Firebase Hermes. However Cobras Khan Din Steiner dispatched forces and repulsed the Vipers from attempting taking the former Jaguar territory, and offered it to the Snow Ravens.[1]

In mid-January 3062 the Steel Viper Touman had returned from the Inner Sphere after losing their Occupation Zone in their war with the Jade Falcons. The Vipers took out their frustrations on Homer and ousted the Snow Ravens from the planet's former Jaguar holdings. The Vipers then threatened to conquer the rest of the planet for themselves. This caused Cloud Cobra Khan Steiner to mount a strong defence of the capital which intimidated the Vipers from making any further incursions into Homer's interior.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3061[edit]

Geography[edit]

The planet is noted for its rich mineral deposits and slight heavy gravity.

The planet Homer has low-water table, but largest bodies of water have toxic taints. The planet is dominated by large landmasses, named Caulder and Fortune. These super-landmasses are further broken down by five pseudo-continents, mountain ranges, and four landlocked seas. The world has few rivers which draw water from both seas and underground lakes.

Massive water processing plants dominate the landscape, to support cities and their agricultural settlements on the planet.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Ochre Sea - Homer's largest landlocked body of water, like other seas, the water is tainted with heavy-metals rending them unusable by humans. The Ochre Sea separates superland masses of Cauldron and Fortuna. The Ochre, like other seas have non-edible life known as gila toad. Chief predator on the planet, these toads are used for footwear, which they are highly prized for. City of El Ghaza is off its north coastline.
  • Sakros Mountains - This is the mountain range that breaks up the pseudo-continents of Amis and Ortin.
  • Isthmus of Param (Mountain Range) - Mountain chain in Cauldron landmass which connects to the pseudo-continents of Bargin and Amis.
  • Cauldron (landmass) - One of largest forms of geography on the planet, this region has been reserved for settlements for other Clans. Firebase Hermes, former Jaguar military installation is noted base in this region.
  • El Ghaza (City) - Planetary capital city of Homer and Clan Cloud Cobra. The city located off the northern shores of Ochre Sea. It is the home of the Cobra's genetic repository and its majestic park known as Field of Remembrance.


Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (4 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
York 11.2 Albion 29.3 Grant's Station 38.2 Gatekeeper 59.4
Brim 62.1 Delios 62.2 Kirin 67.1 Colleen 78.2
Paxon 81.0 Londerholm 82.2 Priori 82.9 Shadow 91.0
Lum 94.0 Tamaron 96.1 Barcella 111.8 Strana Mechty 115.3
Strato Domingo 121.1 Hellgate 127.0 Huntress 134.4 Ironhold 136.1

Notes[edit]

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 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, "Homer", p. 107
  2. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 5
  3. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, "Clan Steel Viper: Possessions", p. 95
  4. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, "Clan Snow Raven: Possessions", p. 91
  5. Field Manual Updates, "Clan Political Balance Table", p. 39
  6. The Wars of Reaving, "Political Balance Table, 3067", p. 228
  7. The Wars of Reaving, "Political Balance Table, 3075", p. 248
  8. The Wars of Reaving, "Political Balance Table, 3085", p. 249
  9. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 22, "... As the conflicts grew fiercer, the Blood Spirits were forced off two worlds in the Kerensky Cluster: Albion and [Zara]. ..." The reference refers to Zara as "Homer", and is unclear the exact date of the eviction.
  10. Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials, p. 36
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 161- "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 165 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  13. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  14. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 178

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