Kansu

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Kansu
Kansu nearby systems (3151)
Kansu nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 67.719 : -59.756[e]
Spectral class M4II[1]
Planets 9[1]

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

Kansu
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons 1 (Sheng Li)[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Toxic)[1]
Equatorial temperature 135°C (greenhouse)[1]
Surface water 46%[1]
Highest native life None[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Tonia Al-Mahmoud, Governor (3130)[2][1]
Alex Fenner, Legate (3130)[2][1]
Capital Raijianstad[1]
Population 350,325,000 (3130)[2][1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The small and frozen world of Kansu was only settled in the second half of the 24th century. The icy world's flora was unique in that it stored energy as frozen methane rather than as fat. The original colonists discovered this by accident after trying to use the plants as a traditional wood fuel source. Eventually they learned not to put the plants into a high-heat environment, but only after many people had lost limbs in explosions. The colonists later refined their technique, gathering the plants via remote drone systems and using them as a renewable energy resource.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

During the Fourth Succession War the planet fell under control of the Federated Suns. The AFFS built a base on the continent known as "Fetid", likely for training its troops in hazardous environments as well as for defense. This isolation of the military forces left the natives of Kansu free to extract the radioactive ores from the main continent, Matawan.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

When the Word of Blake invaded during the last two weeks of October 3069,[31] the militia defending the world used artillery strikes to disable many of the invaders as they traveled through Kansu's forests. The high explosive rounds caused the methane stored in the trees and other plants to explode, inflicting serious losses on the Blakists. In retaliation, the Blakist fanatics detonated a nuclear weapon, apparently hoping to cow the defenders and destroy their morale. Instead the thermonuclear explosion ignited all the methane stored in the native flora for kilometers, triggering massive secondary explosions across the world. These explosions also triggered the release of methane stored in the undersea ice sheets and Kansu's polar regions. The resulting explosions created a runaway greenhouse effect that forced humans to live completely underground for more than a decade. The formerly arctic world has had its ecosphere completely disrupted, with temperatures at the equator exceeding the boiling point of water. Most of the population remains underground, with some relocating to Kansu's moon.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3061[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the Liberators where at 95% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 76 systems (74 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Algol 8.5 Buchlau 9.3 Slocum 12.2 Ningpo 15.1
Conwy 15.3 Azha 16.2 New Hessen 16.5 Hamal 16.5
Yangtze 17.6 Halloran 18.0 Alrescha 19.7 Bharat 20.1
Poznan 22.1 Pleione 25.7 Demeter 25.7 Arboris 25.9
Nopah 28.2 New Aragon 28.5 Genoa 28.7 Alpha Eridani 29.0
Angol 29.1 Algot 29.3 Basalt 30.8 Tigress 31.0
Gan Singh 32.8 Woodstock 32.9 Almach 33.1 Kawich 33.3
Cynthiana 34.6 Acamar 35.3 Mesartim 35.5 Shensi 35.6
Hunan 36.4 Mira 36.5 Bex 38.0 Ruchbah 38.4
Tianamon 39.2 Tikonov 39.3 Menkar 39.7 St. Andre 40.9
Rio 41.6 Fletcher 41.8 Aldebaran 43.2 Foochow 43.3
Ingress 44.9 Tybalt 45.1 Styk 45.6 Nanking 45.7
Hean 45.8 Sheratan 46.7 Jonathan 46.8 Deneb Kaitos 46.9
Bhaktapur 47.1 Zurich 47.7 Chesterton 49.2 Manennaia 49.9
Ankaa 50.9 Tsitsang 51.3 Terra Firma 52.2 Shipka 52.4
Mirach 52.6 New Florence 53.3 Valexa 53.4 Caselton 54.9
Small World 55.1 New Rhodes 56.0 Foot Fall 56.9 Tedibyhr 57.2
Zion 57.5 Sichuan 58.3 Sonnia 58.5 Epsilon Indi 58.6
Addicks 59.2 Wei 59.6 Ashkum 60.6 Ulan Batar 60.6

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 1.18 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 104, "Kansu World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 10 "Prefecture IV"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. 31.0 31.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. Shattered Sphere, p. 30, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  42. Mercenaries Supplemental, p. 70, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: 3085, p. 186, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"

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