Menkar

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Menkar
Menkar nearby systems (3151)
Menkar nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 90.726 : -92.066[e]
Spectral class M2IIIa[1]
Planets 9[1]

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

Menkar
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
7 days[1]
Moons 1 (Metuchen)[1]
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C[1]
Surface water 66%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Chuck Kincaid, Governor (3130)[2][1]
Kirk O'Brien, Legate (3130)[2][1]
Population 1,134,458,000 (3130)[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Menkar has only seen war twice: Once during the Fourth Succession War and once during the Jihad. The government of Menkar surrendered to Davion forces to prevent damage to their world.[1] During the last two weeks of October 3069 the Word of Blake launched a fresh wave of planetary assaults, further expanding the borders of the Word of Blake Protectorate. The assaults saw a number of new planets incorporated into the Protectorate, often after the threat - or use - of orbital bombardment or biological, chemical or nuclear weapons to destroy local defenses; Menkar was one of the worlds brought into the Protectorate in this fashion.[26]

Jihad[edit]

As with the Federated Suns attack during the Fourth Succession War the government surrendered to the Word of Blake to avoid further damage to the planet, but with a twist: One week after the Blakists installed their garrison and departed a plague swept through their camp. This plague killed every Blakist soldier on the world as well as 10% of the planet's population. After the Jihad the government released information that indicated the 10% of the population volunteered to be infected in order to spread the disease to the Blakists.[1]

During the last week of July 3075 the CCAF launched a campaign against the Word of Blake Protectorate garrisons on Menkar, Pleione and Wei. The civilian population of the three worlds took tens of thousands of civilian casualties during the offensive, as the Capellan forces used nuclear weapons to defeat the Blakists.[35][36]

Though Menkar is located in the constellation Terrans call "the Whale" it isn't the brightest star in the collection. Deneb Kaitos has that honor. Menkar's star is on the way to becoming unstable, like Mira, another system in the constellation. In the meantime the inhabitants of Menkar continue to collect plants from the jungle archipelagos of the world. These plants have been very useful creating new medications, particularly anti-rejection medications for organ transplants. The two large landmasses are filled with valleys fed by large rivers and the oceans are teeming with life.[1]

Dark Ages[edit]

The planet's HPG station is one of the few working inside the Republic of the Sphere in 3135.[37]

Military Deployment[edit]

3145[edit]

- At this point in time, the unit was at 70% of full strength with a "C" equipment rating. The unit was divided between the Menkar and Foochow systems.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Foochow 5.7 Jonathan 9.9 Algot 10.5 Tianamon 11.5
Foot Fall 18.2 Hunan 19.9 Shipka 21.4 New Aragon 21.5
Bell 22.3 Demeter 22.5 Ashkum 23.1 Halloran 23.3
Valexa 23.7 Conwy 24.5 St. Andre 26.5 Highspire 28.8
Poznan 30.2 Buchlau 31.1 Almach 32.1 Chesterton 32.6
New Macao 33.0 Undra 33.1 Angelsey 33.7 Mandate 34.2
Algol 35.5 New Hessen 35.6 Zaurak 36.0 Westphalia 36.4
Shensi 37.0 Plataea 37.8 Wei 38.2 Mesartim 39.4
Kansu 39.7 Ulan Batar 40.0 Menkib 40.0 Pleione 41.2
Mira 42.0 Tsitsang 42.1 Axton 42.1 Alrescha 43.1
Goshen 44.0 Moravian 44.3 Ningpo 44.4 Tedibyhr 44.5
Matsu 45.9 Remshield 48.3 Styk 48.9 New Athens 48.9
Tecumseh 50.3 Yangtze 50.5 Gan Singh 50.7 Tikonov 51.3
Farwell 51.4 Slocum 51.4 Palos 51.7 Heligoland 53.2
Angol 53.3 Aosia 53.8 Acala 54.1 Azha 54.9
Hamal 55.0 Anaea 55.8 Sakhalin 57.4 Sichuan 57.5
Tawas 57.7 Everett 59.0 Bharat 59.6 Sonnia 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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 106, "Menkar World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 12 "Prefecture V"
  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. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  22. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  37. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 4 "Functional Republic HPGs as of 01 January 3135"
  38. Field Manual: 3145, p. 44, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3145"

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