Kalidasa

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Kalidasa
Kalidasa nearby systems (3151)
Kalidasa nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -105.763 : -23.051[e]
Spectral class G1Ia[1][2]
Recharge time 185 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Both[1][2]

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

Political Affiliation[edit]


Kalidasa IV[edit]

Kalidasa IV
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Geophysical
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
distance
9.75 days[1][2]
Moons 2 (Carbons, Deons)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.1[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 56°C (Arid)[1][2]
Surface water 67%[1][2]
Highest native life Plant[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Baroness Hestor Hepburn-Marik[1]
Capital Sakuntalem[2]
Population 2,520,000,000 (3067 - 3079)[1][2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-C-B-C[1][2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Kalidasa was apparently named in honor of the Great Poet Kalidasa.[24]

For many years Kalidasa was a hotspot between the Lyran Commonwealth and the Free Worlds League. Its strategic position between the two nations led to years of raids and assaults, the last of which occurred in 2997. During the late Succession Wars these raids tapered off, and instead the planet became an important cross-border shipping point. There are a dozen starports on the world, staffed by both League and Commonwealth customs inspectors. Naturally the legitimate trade is only one part of the system economy; A thriving black market is an open secret to the citizens. This trade is the cornerstone of the planet's economy, but there are also native light industry, mineral extraction, lumber, and refining operations as well. [1]

Star League[edit]

In the years prior to the fall of the Star League, SLDF troops defended the Quikscell Company complex in Port Royal from several attacks by raiders.[31]

Jihad[edit]

In late June 3070 the planetary government and military forces on Kalidasa switched their allegiance to the Word of Blake, bringing the world into the Word of Blake Protectorate; Kalidasa was one of six worlds to declare for the Blakists in the space of a week, pushing the Protectorate into Free Worlds League space.[21]

Gannon's Cannons were contracted by Mr. Askai to strike Kalidasa and beat the WoB Third Division and if possible kill or capture Precentor Timothy Mayo. The unit accepted and on July 3070 they did strike the planet. The unit started raiding WoB supply dumps and ambushing their patrols until a few days later they located Mayo and most of his force. A pincer movement cornered the WoB. Things were looking ok untill they downed Mayo's Grand Crusader. This set the WoB into a crazy mode and made Gannon's Cannons pay for it. There was not a single Blakist moving in the end, but the mercenaries weren't in that much better shape. They grabbed Mayo and as much salvage as they could, then got the hell out of there.[32]

An important industrial world, Kalidasa would be occupied by the Blakists until mid-July 3077, when allied coalition forces spearheaded by forces from the Com Guard launched a combined assault on Kalidasa as a part of Operation SCOUR.[23] Kalidasa was liberated by elements from Group III of the Free Worlds League task force, lead by the Com Guard 4th Army on the 17th of July 3077, an event confirmed by the INN journalist Nigel Holmgren who presented a live broadcast from Kalidasa the next day. Holmgren had the opportunity to interview Commander Edith Byers, the "Kalidasa Ghost", leader of the resistance movement on Kalidasa. The initial 4th Army landings saw them on the receiving end of friendly fire from the Kalidasa resistance movement - a group named the Bard's Champions - as a result of what Byers referred to as confusion and judgement clouded by fear. Holmgren's report intimates that the resistance had already driven the Blakists from Kalidasa when the Group III forces arrived, and that the Group III forces were initially believed to be a Word of Blake task force returning to recapture Kalidasa.[24]

The partisans who drove the Word of Blake offworld and the Coalition forces didn't trust each other. Taking advantage of this, the Silver Hawk Coalition's Grypon regiment arrived on the world to "support" the partisans.[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Fifteenth Marik Militia[35]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

3070[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the VII Principes was at 70% of full strength, with 65% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (53 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rochelle 10.8 Alkes 11.9 New Hope 12.3 Aquileia 18.0
Catroxx 20.0 Gniezno 21.8 Solaris 23.0 Amity 24.5
Alhena 24.8 Shiloh 25.2 Adhafera 28.2 Tania Borealis 29.5
Dieudonné 30.7 Zaniah 31.0 Stewart 31.9 Chertan 31.9
Wing 32.9 Kolobrzeg 33.3 Uhuru 34.9 Savannah 35.2
Dubhe 35.9 Remulac 36.4 Algorab 37.9 Phecda 38.0
Gacrux 38.9 New Kyoto 40.2 Concord 41.1 Wyatt 41.2
Merak 41.6 Bordon 43.9 Callison 43.9 Helm 44.9
Alchiba 45.4 Grobin 45.7 Danais 45.7 Nathan 46.6
Pardeau 47.4 Marcus 47.4 Rahne 48.5 Milton 48.8
Alphard 49.7 Vindemiatrix 49.7 New Dallas 50.8 Connaught 54.3
Tania Australis 54.3 Miaplacidus 54.9 Fianna 56.4 Zosma 57.0
Bedeque 57.5 Afleir 58.1 Cor Caroli 58.1 Marik 58.4
Alioth 59.7 Acubens 60.3 Alcor 60.5 Bondurant 61.3

Notes[edit]

Jihad Hot Spots: Terra records Commander Edith Byers as stating that Kalidasa was named for the "Great Poet Kalidasa".[24] It seems likely that this refers to the 4th of 5th century Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa.[43]

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 Handbook: House Marik, p. 72, "Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 34, "Kalidasa"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commonwealth at their founding in [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13,
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succesion War [2822] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"
  22. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 47, "Mistaken Identity"
  25. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  28. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  31. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 109, "275th Mechanized Infantry Division"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Total Chaos, pp. 90 "BINGE, PURGE, FLUSH"
  33. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 254, "SLDF - Free Worlds League Military Command Map"
  34. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  35. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
  36. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  37. 20 Year Update, p. 57, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  38. Objective Raids, p. 38, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 113, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  40. Field Report: FWLM, p. 8, "Marik Commonwealth"
  41. Field Manual: 3085, p. 187, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
  43. Kālidāsa Wikipedia entry

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