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Ingvolstand nearby systems
Ingvolstand nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -153.297 : 570.181[e]
Spectral class F2V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

Ingvolstand is a system approximately 590 light-years coreward of Terra.

System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
18.75 days[1]
Moons 2 (Apollo, Hermes)[1]
Surface gravity 1.23[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 22°C (Cool-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 75%[1]
Highest native life Bacteria[1]
Reference Year 3084[1]
Ruler Queen Moira Richleau[1]
Population 648,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-D-D-D-C[1]
HPG (Representative) N/A[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Ingvolstand was a part of the Apollo Province of the Rim Worlds Republic and is located near Fredotto and Vannes.[4] Considered to be the oldest inhabited system in the modern Chainelane Isles, during its time as a member of the Rim Worlds Republic Ingvolstand was a heavily industrialized world possessed massive manufacturing complexes. After the Amaris Civil War ended, the system was abandoned by the SLDF, with decades passing before any other stellar power contacted the system. As the many millions of tons of raw materials and prefabricated parts from other Rim Worlds systems that fueled Ingvolstand's industries stopped arriving, the factories shut down. Soon, there were only a few plants kept operational by cannibalizing parts from other plants, and they were only able to produce light armor and personal weapons.[1]

Eventually the planet broke down into a series of small city-states based around the factories that continually fought one another. The few operating factories soon became the most densely-inhabited parts of the planet as the bulk of the population moved inside their walls while various dictators and warlords struggled to establish control over varying degrees of territory from islands up to the entire planet. The working factories became the planetary epicenters of both power and prestige as the planet degenerated into a small number of armed camps, slowly headed towards mutual extinction.[1]

A major shift in local politics and life began in 2802 when the Hell's Queens pirate band arrived on the world. The Queens were the remains of a pirate band that had been operating along the Draconis Combine border throughout the twenty-eighth century, terrorizing systems until they recovered an old stellar archive on Gravenhage that prompted the band's remnants to prospect for lostech amidst the former worlds of the Republic. Rather than lostech, the Hell's Queens discovered Ingvolstand, a planet whose population was steadily heading towards the point where it would render itself extinct. The leader of the pirates, Francesca "Dirty" Borthollo, recognized an opportunity in the making and used a combination of an enticing carrot - the technology still possessed by the pirates, including their three functional JumpShips and associated DropShips - and a swiftly-imposed stick - the public and ruthless destruction of those who opposed her - Borthollo swiftly united the disparate factions on Ingvolstand under herself.[1]

Having established control over the planet, the Hell's Queens quickly established a matriarchal society on the world, based on the successful leadership regime used within the Queens. The newly-founded Helena Collective retained the various established sectors on Ingvolstand but appointed members of the Hell's Queens as overseers while restructuring the planetary government into a number of tiers headed up by women, relegating the male members of the population to posts and roles that required either manual or technical labor - through force and indentured servitude as needed. This new society was adhered to rigidly, and as time passed Ingvolstand rebounded, establishing itself again among the local inhabited star systems.[1]

In the 2800s, the Helena Collective struck a strong trade agreement with the Rondane Syndicate that created a strong flow of exports, sufficient to allow the Collective to bring two heavy tank factories back online after more than a century of disuse. The output from the two factories was hardly prodigious - perhaps half a dozen vehicles per year, per factory - but that was sufficient to give the Collective substantial trading clout. The Collective subsequently used their new revenue and exports to establish deals for exotics from Paran and mercenaries from Fredotto before branching further outwards, acquiring neutral territory on Rondane which was used to conduct business with the smaller bands of smugglers and pirates that dwell in the Chain Cluster. The Collective also established "selection ceremonies" on Paran and Vannes - viewed by many as simply being controlled orgies for Helenist women coming of age - but also establishing strong communication ties with other factions and the creation of a subtle power bloc on both planets.[1]

By the late thirty-first century Ingvolstand had grown from teetering on the abyss to propelling the Helena Collective into the top-tier of powers within the Isles; considered the most frustrating of the power groups to deal with by Clan Diamond Shark, the Collective traders were extremely sharp in their dealings and constantly pushing for more - leading Diamond Shark merchant factor Lorenzo to indicate that he felt the Diamond Sharks had barely come out ahead in a number of dealings. In one notable encounter, the Collective successfully acquired a Star of Piranha 'Mechs from the Diamond Sharks, and outcome with poor consequences for former merchant warrior Klaus.[1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (11 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Idrmach 19.6 Fredotto 20.1 Vannes 26.1 Syrstart 32.5
Apsalar 32.9 Caillinius 37.2 Transfer Station J239H2 44.9 Haublan 48.4
Erin 54.7 Paran 56.2 Givrodat 58.7 Far Reach 63.6
Dirkel 64.3 Beowulf 69.4 Rondane 71.8 Skiland 73.7
Cryfder 76.3 Chaine Cluster 81.7 Sentarus 81.9 Tordenskjold 82.5


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