Les Halles

Les Halles
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Les Halles nearby systems
Les Halles nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates -39.048 : -187.965[e]
Spectral class F5II[1][2]
Recharge time 176 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]

Les Halles II[edit]

Les Halles II
Planetary Flag
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Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
14.94 days[1][2]
Moons None[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.85[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Low (Breathable) (3067)[1]
Thin (Breathable) (3079)[2]
Equatorial temperature 30°C (Cold-Temperate)[1][2]
Surface water 85%[1][2]
Highest native life Microbes[1][2]
Reference Year 3067[1] - 3079[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Prefect Louis Smit (3067)[1]
Capital Beauborg[2]
Population 1,250,000,000 (3067)[1]
1,241,200,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-C-D[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Planetary Info[edit]

Les Halles is a frozen world. Only a narrow strip of land around the equator is free of ice, while the rest of the world is covered in glaciers. The soil is filled with rocks and clearing land for agriculture is expensive. Between the lack of soil and low temperature, agriculture plays almost no part in Les Halles' economy.[1]

Les Halles was only settled because of its location. Strategically located between the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation, Les Halles has become a waystation and transshipment point for all sorts of cargo shipments. Though the League and SAFE tried to keep an eye on the trade, illegal goods and services proliferated on the world. Nearly anything was available for purchase on the black market.[1] The economy of Les Halles was based around the service industries, specifically maintenance for DropShips and small craft. Les Halles also produced spacecraft fuel as its primary heavy industry.

To protect themselves from the weather, the permanent population resided in underground housing. These structures were similar to ancient Roman homes in that they were typically a series of rooms built around an atrium. Whole towns were built the same way, with residential and commercial buildings surrounding a central courtyard equipped with skylights.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Late Succession Wars[edit]

During the brief tenure of James Marik as Captain-General of the Free Worlds League from 2880 to 2882 the Capellan Confederation launched an attempted invasion of Les Halles. The invasion was successfully repelled, in no small part because of the actions of Duke Robin Halas, the commanding officer of the Fusiliers of Oriente; James acknowledged Duke Halas' outstanding efforts in the defense of Les Halles by awarding him with a substantial land grant on the southern continent, lands that would remain in the hands of the Halas family until at least as late as the thirty-first century.[29]

Capellan raiders attacked Les Halles in 3039. During the fighting, an assault company of the Fifth Marik Militia was cut off from their battalion and surrounded by two companies of Confederation BattleMechs. When the Capellan commander issued a verbose request for the Militia's surrender, the commander of the Militia unit, Captain Hubert Glass, issued a response. He opened up his cockpit, stood on top of his command couch, and gave a universally recognized rude gesture with his hand. Almost on cue, the remaining mechs of the Marik Company attacked their adversaries. Captain Glass then calmly returned to the cockpit of his Stalker and then joined in the assault. In the end, the two companies of Capellan machines were completely destroyed with only the loss of five machines on the Marik side. The fighting was so fierce that the Capellan commander was unable to fire upon Glass' mech in response to his gesture.[30]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 17th of April 3073 one of the hybrid Thuggee-Manei Domini Warrior Houses controlled by Kali Liao, Warrior House White Tiger, launched a brutal raid against Les Halles. In response, the Duchy of Oriente launched a series of reprisal raids on the 23rd of May against the Capellan Confederation worlds of Boardwalk, Eom and Jasmine.[31][32][33] Six years later Les Halles was raided again, this time by the Word of Blake, who struck at Les Halles as well as Dayr Khuna and Jouques between the 13th and 20th of March 3079.[34] The Blakist forces that struck Les Halles were led by the Blakist Sovetskii Soyuz-class WarShip WoBS Vigilant Guardian, one of a number of ships the Blakists had recovered from the Ruins of Gabriel prior to the Jihad.[35]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Second Capellan Chargers[37]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3050[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[40]

3054[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[41]

3059[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[42]

3067[edit]

  • Fifth Marik Militia[43]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Manufacturing Center[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (48 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Aodh 7.5 Carbonis 15.0 Jasmine 16.3 Chengdu 20.0
Eom 21.4 Bithinia 22.3 Calloway 22.4 Vanra 26.5
Propus 27.0 Boardwalk 27.1 Hassad 28.8 Anegasaki 30.5
Shuen Wan 31.4 Matheran 31.9 Exedor 32.6 Calpaca 32.8
Daneshmand 33.8 Gorki 34.1 Fletcher 36.2 Ramen 36.7
Ingersoll 37.4 Loeches 37.8 Kievanur 39.1 Kashilla 39.7
Pella 40.0 Lukla 40.3 Haerhbin 41.5 Salur 41.8
Masterson 41.9 Oriente 44.0 Semenyih 44.1 Campertown 44.2
Kurragin 45.1 Krin 45.7 Ipswich 46.0 New Delos 47.3
Harsefeld 50.6 New Sarna 50.8 Kiyev 51.7 Fujidera 53.2
Bandora 53.3 Goodna 53.3 Lesalles 54.0 Fuentes 54.4
Bentley 55.9 Sappho 56.6 Preston 58.4 Chitwan 59.9

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 Handbook: House Marik, p. 65, "Les Halles Planet Guide"
  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. 19, "Les Halles"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Free Worlds League befor after at their founding in [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  13. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 169, "Free Worlds League - Map"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  15. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  16. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  18. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3057"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - 3063"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  22. ' Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 41, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  23. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  24. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  26. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  27. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  28. Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  29. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 38, "The Third Succession War"
  30. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 162, "Stalker BattleMech"
  31. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  32. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 31, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 69, "The Jihad In Review"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
  36. Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  37. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  38. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135-136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  39. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  40. 20 Year Update, p. 56, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  41. Objective Raids, p. 38, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 112, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  44. Field Report: FWLM, p. 10, "Duchy of Oriente"
  45. Field Manual: 3085, p. 92, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  46. Field Manual: 3145, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Military"

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