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Kwangjong-ni neighboring systems
Kwangjong-ni neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -398.535 : 281.393[e]
Spectral class G5V[1]
Recharge time 186 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

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

System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
7.47 days[1]
Moons 2 (Right, Left)[1]
Surface gravity 0.88[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 24°C (Cool-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 63%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Landry[1]
Population 535,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-D-C-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

By the end of the Age of War Kwangjong-ni was a member of the Finmark Province of the Rim Worlds Republic.[2] In 2575, one of the closing years of the Age of War, civil war erupted in the Rim Worlds Republic, with the factions polarized around those loyal to First Consul Gregory Amaris and those loyal to the Rift Republican Army and the Rim Provisional Government.[37]

The Star League eventually decided to intervene in the civil war in support of Gregory Amaris, and in 2579 assembled Task Force MAILED FIST to help secure Amaris' control over the Rim Worlds Republic. A multinational force headed by the Star League Defense Force, Task Force MAILED FIST was responsible for executing Operation MAILED FIST, the name given to the military intervention. The first wave of attacks focused on securing significant worlds near Apollo,[38] until a destructive raid on Alarion by the 4th Amaris Fusiliers in retaliation prompted the SLDF to alter its initial strategy for the campaign, the focus shifted to reducing Rim Worlds Army concentrations throughout the Republic and the capture of key worlds.[39]

In late 2584 the SLDF changed tactics again; a number of major RWA units had been destroyed or captured, and the focus for the campaign shifted to capturing worlds of strategic importance, but the campaign was slowed by the greatly increased resistance offered by the RWA and local civilian populations, prompted by atrocities perpetrated by the Draconis Auxiliary Corps when they captured Nightwish in mid-2584.[40]

Archon Viola Steiner-Dinesen of Battle Group Finmark assigned all three regiments from the Lyran Auxiliary Corps - the Tamar Tigers, the Twenty-Fifth Skye Rangers and her own Fourth Royal Guards - to the conquest of of Kwangjong-ni in 2588. The Star League forces successfully took control of Kwangjong-ni, defeating the local militia and partisan forces, and all three LCAF units remained in place on the planet until they were redeployed for the invasion of Luanda in 2590.[41]

Star League[edit]

During the Star League era, the Republic set up a BattleMech factory located in an underwater habitat hidden deep in Kwangjong-ni's massive Lost Sea. This was kept secret from the other nations, but rumors of the facility leaked out. The Star League Defense Force sent the 111th Light Horse Regiment to Kwangjong-ni to follow up on rumors of an illegal BattleMech manufacturing facility, but they found nothing. The facility would fall into disuse and disrepair after the Republic's collapse during Republic-Commonwealth War 2773-2775 where Kwangjong-ni was conquered by the Lyran Commonwealth.[42][12][43]

The Jihad[edit]

In the years leading-up to the Word of Blake Jihad, Defiance Industries learned of the hidden factory, spending considerable sums to locate and refurbish it to function. Acting as a production site for the company's secretive R&D efforts, the Kwangjong-ni plant had three easily reconfigurable production lines which reached full production capacity during the Jihad, helping to off-set the loss of Hesperus II to the Blakists. To protect it from both attack and prying eyes, the plant's actual location is kept top secret, large cargo subs carrying needed parts in and finished designs out the only method of reaching the factory, the sub's home port heavily defended by the planet's militia.[43] [44]

Military Deployment[edit]





Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062 3067
Ma'anshan 5.83 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Issaba 19.00 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Qanatir 25.72 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Lost 25.92 1 RWR LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Tainjin 27.57 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Moriguchi 29.85 1 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Canal 33.26 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Niangol 39.28 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Nouasseur 43.87 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Tsarahavana 46.12 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Krung Thep 48.16 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Millerton 49.77 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Qurayyat 54.24 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Zwipadze 56.20 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Elume 57.42 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA
Baryshevo 59.69 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA LA


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