Karbala

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

Karbala
Karbala nearby systems (3151)
Karbala nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -23.783 : 196.668[e]

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The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 1.841 billion for Karbala and describes it as a "tropical paradise - known for its precious gems".

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Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Karbala was one of the worlds attacked in the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War. Defending Karbala was a mercenary command in DCMS employ, Vandelay's Valkyries; leading the Lyran invasion were the Tenth Lyran Guards, commanded by Colonel Frederick Steiner. A critic of the military innovations brought in as a result of the Commonwealth alliance with the Federated Suns, Frederick largely ignored his supporting conventional regiments, leaving them behind while he led the Tenth into battle against the Valkyries. A skilled commander, Frederick prevailed against the Valkyries, but the Tenth took more damage in the battle for Karbala than other units took while seeing twice as much combat, and if he had been less skilled the Tenth might well have taken much heavier damage. As it was, the Valkyries were able to take the bodies of their fallen with them when they left Karbala.[17] During the exploitation phase following the first wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG beginning in late October 3028[41] the LCAF deployed Richard's Panzer Brigade to Karbala.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3054 to 3059[edit]

3055 to 3062 to 3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the 3rd Drakøn Cluster were operating at 70% of full strength.

3085[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (48 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Meacham 10.5 Ueda 14.9 Fort Loudon 15.1 Al Hillah 18.0
Grumium 21.3 Fatima 22.2 Jabuka 23.2 Blue Diamond 23.5
Tukayyid 23.7 Rasalgethi 23.8 Lothan 27.8 Orestes 29.2
Dehgolan 29.3 Morningside 31.1 Kelenfold 33.6 Ramsau 34.9
Quarell 36.6 Tomans 37.3 Dalkeith 39.0 Camlann 39.4
Diosd 40.1 Fefferfer 41.4 Shirotori 42.4 Carse 43.1
Ganshoren 43.2 Glenlivet 44.2 Sakhalin 45.0 Port Moseby 45.4
Orkney 45.6 Altenmarkt 46.3 Qualip 49.4 Symington 51.0
Domain 52.2 Accrington 53.5 Apostica 54.8 Galuzzo 54.9
Crimond 56.2 Nox 56.8 Borghese 57.2 La Grave 57.4
Aubisson 57.5 Caldrea 57.7 Shardayne 57.9 Pilkhua 58.2
Rubigen 58.3 Arcturus 58.7 Buckminster 59.0 Suk 59.7

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding - [2341] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 71, "Slow Down"
  12. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine - Map"
  14. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 50, "Other Early Action"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68, "Draconis Combine after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  33. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Ghost Bear Dominion & Kungsarmé/Clan Nova Cat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "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. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 59, "Follow-up Invasions"
  42. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  43. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 135 - "Unit Deployment Table"
  44. Objective Raids, p. 72 - "Unit Note"
  45. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 110 - "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  46. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "ComGuards Deployment Table"
  47. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 127 - "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  48. Field Manual: Updates, p. 99 - "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  49. Field Manual: Updates, p. 100 - "KungsArme Deployment Table"
  50. Field Manual: Clans, p. 24, "Irregular Forces Kungsarmè"
  51. Field Manual: 3085, p. 128, "Deployment Table - 3085"

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