Kirchbach

Kirchbach
Kirchbach 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-39.048 : 382.78[e]
Spectral classF0V[1][2]
Recharge time171 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Zenith[1][2]

System Description[edit]

Kirchbach is located near the Lovinac and Liezen systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]


Kirchbach III[edit]

Kirchbach III
Crest-Kirchbach.png
Astrophysical
System positionThird[1][2]
Jump Point distance21.94 days[2]
MoonsNone[2]
Geophysical
Surface gravity1.04[2]
Atmospheric pressureLow (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature30°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water31%[2]
Highest native life15% Mammal[1][2]
Landmasses3 (Carinthia, Hermagor, Gailtal)[2]
History and Culture
Demonym(s)Kirchbachian[51]
Population784,000,000 (3025),[1]
862,400,000 (3079)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Kirchbach
CapitalNew Samos[2]
HPG ClassB[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Clarissa Hedstron (3025)[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Kirchbach was originally a part of the Principality of Rasalhague, one of the early proto-realms established after the Demarcation Declaration. Invaded by the Draconis Combine in the twenty-fourth century, Kirchbach was conquered and added to the Combine.[52] Based on Kirchbach's absence from maps, it was most likely depopulated or abandoned either during the invasion or during the Age of War.[4][5]

Star League Era[edit]

The Thirty-second Lyran Guards were conducting a bandit-hunting operation in the Kirchbach system in the mid-2760s when a freak JumpShip accident occurred; the accident caused the loss of two battalions from the Thirty-second, and in 2765 the regiment was still recovering from the tragic events.[53]

Third Succession War[edit]

When Kirchbach was part of the Draconis Combine, it was on the Combine border with the Lyran Commonwealth and the Periphery. As a result it was a frequent target of raids by both pirates and the LCAF. In fact the LCAF raided the world in 3023 and smashed the local computer systems. This collapsed the entire world's computer network that required specialists from Luthien to fix.[1]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Kirchbach was one of the worlds invaded by the Lyran Commonwealth during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War,[22] following the order issued by Archon Katrina Steiner on the 21st of October to exploit the successes of the first wave of the Operation.[54] Kirchbach was a Prefecture capital, making it an important administrative hub within the Rasalhague Military District. Stationed on Kirchbach were the Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars along with the remaining elements of the Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group and Helmut's Hermits, the latter two commands having retreated from worlds invaded in the first wave. Commanding the Lyran task force assigned to the invasion of Kirchbach was General Toka; aware of the significant DCMS forces on the planet Troka requested permission to deploy the Tyr assault-weight regiment assembled in secret from members of the Tyr resistance movement and those with ties to the former Rasalhague Principality in addition to the Fourth Donegal Guards, Third Lyran Regulars and the mercenary command Winfield's Brigade.[22][55]

The Tyr regiment routed the Seventeenth Rasalhague Regulars in a battle near the city of Östersund; the appearance of the regiment prompted a popular revolt among the population, who were still predominantly of Scandinavian heritage. The population engaged in riots and strikes, while members of the Tyr underground movement launched sabotage attacks that helped fuel an environment so hostile to the DCMS forces that they were left feeling as if they were fighting in an enemy realm.[22][52] With the Seventeenth damaged and the Fifth Amphigean LAG and Helmut's Hermits still weak from their earlier battles the DCMS was forced to recall its forces from Kirchbach. General Kelly Benzinger, the commanding officer of the Seventeenth, committed suicide on Kirchbach.[22]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Kirchbach was conquered by Clan Wolf during Operation REVIVAL as part of their Third Wave of attacks in June 3050. Trinaries Assault and Rogue of the Fourth Wolf Guards landed on the planet and made their advance towards Kirchbach's defenders, the Third Kavalleri and First Kirchbach Armored Regiment, located at the snow-covered Thorson's Hollow. During the advance however Clan Wolf took advantage of the planet's local media and began broadcasting propaganda which severely unnerved the inexperienced Kavalleri. By the time the Wolves finally reached their position the Kavalleri forces turned and fled. The battle was a complete victory for Clan Wolf, while Överste Barrie Fraga managed to escape off-world with just a battalion of her 'Mechs.[56]

Jihad[edit]

The planet was conquered again during the Jihad by Clan Hell's Horses, which launched an invasion of Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. Kirchbach was seized by the Hell's Horses between 7 and 14 April 3071.[38]

Prior to the Clan Invasion, Kirchbach was beginning to develop an armaments industry. The world's falling under the control of Hell's Horses expedited these plans, and plants on the world produce a variety of different weapons.[2]

Military Deployment[edit]

Geography[edit]

The world has few natural resources, but does possess enough arable land to allow the population to feed themselves.[1][2]

Kirchbach has three continents: Carinthia, Gailtal, and Hermagor.[2]

Apocryphal Content Starts

The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Rasalhague Missions, Kirchbach is first depicted as a jungle swamp biome with excellent visibility, and later features an arid canyon biome with reduced visibility and thick dust.[67]

Apocryphal Content Ends

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • New Samos[25]
  • Diamndis' Diamond[25]
    • Vulture's Hill
  • Idiline[25]
    • Idiline Regional Spaceport[25]
  • Jamtland: a stormy coastal location on Carinthia[2]
  • New Samos: the planetary capital city on Hermagor[2]
  • Östersund: a city[22]
  • Thorson's Hollow: site of an important battle during Operation REVIVAL[68]
  • Unger City[25]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (30 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lovinac 12.4 Liezen 18.3 Norn 20.6 Mozirje 20.7
Planting 23.3 Alsace 24.2 Harvest 24.2 The Edge 24.9
Feltre 28.0 New Caledonia 30.4 St. John 31.3 Csesztreg 31.4
Ridderkerk 32.4 Bruben 33.8 Kreller 36.4 Alleghe 37.3
Chateau 38.8 Hohenems 40.1 Basiliano 41.4 Unzmarkt 42.9
Vantaa 45.9 Seiduts 47.8 Svarstaad 49.8 Kufstein 49.9
Romulus 50.8 Icar 54.2 New Oslo 54.4 Dell 56.5
Maxie's Planet 57.8 Christiania 59.0 Skokie 60.3 New Bergen 61.8

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 190: "Kirchbach"
  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 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Objectives: The Clans, p. 9: "Kirchbach"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25
  6. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159
  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. xi: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
  11. First Succession War, p. 25
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123
  15. First Succession War, p. 113
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40
  18. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), foldout: "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64
  20. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), foldout: "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  21. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 60: "Kirchbach"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 Diamandis' Dogs
  26. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 11
  30. Era Report: 3052, p. 23
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61
  32. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 11
  34. Era Report: 3062, p. 29
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43
  36. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70
  37. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74
  38. 38.0 38.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 15
  39. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31
  40. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65
  41. Field Report: Clans, p. 27
  42. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21
  43. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19
  44. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  46. Era Report: 3145, p. 11
  47. Era Report: 3145, p. 39
  48. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  49. Shattered Fortress, p. 103
  50. Tamar Rising, poster map
  51. The Wreckoning
  52. 52.0 52.1 Fourth Succession War, p. 19: "Scenario 4: Justice Is Served"
  53. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 12: "Lyran Guards"
  54. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 59: "Follow-up Invasions"
  55. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, pp. 44–45: "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  56. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 60
  57. First Succession War, p. 137: "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  58. Second Succession War, p. 97: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery: Deployment Table"
  59. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 134: "Unit Deployment Table"
  60. 20 Year Update, p. 51: "KungsArme Deployment Table"
  61. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 60
  62. Objective Raids, p. 32
  63. Field Report: Clans, p. 13: "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Status"
  64. Field Manual: 3085, p. 124: "Deployment Table - 3085"
  65. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125: "Deployment Table - 3085"
  66. Field Manual: 3145, p. 167: "Theta Galaxy (Clan Hell's Horses)"
  67. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Rasalhague Missions
  68. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 60: "Kirchbach"

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