Milton

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Milton
Milton nearby systems (3151)
Milton nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -64.371 : 2.798[e]
Spectral class G3V[1][2]
Recharge time 184 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]
Planets 5[1]

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

Milton
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
distance
8.54 days[1]
Moons 2 (Faxon, Paramesh)[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.04[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 41°C (Tropical)[1][2]
Surface water 66%[1][2]
Highest native life Birds[1][2]
Reference Year 2774[1] - 3130[2]
Infrastructure
Ruler Petr Quinto (Governor)[2]
Annan Briton (Planetary Legate)[2]
Capital Paradise Foundation[2]
Population 5,091,000,000 (2774)[1]
4,010,000,000 (3130)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) A[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Milton began its fast growth as a near-paradise planet. The industry of Milton was at its peak when Terra ceased all trade with worlds further than one jump away.[1] As Director-General James McKenna began his third "campaign of persuasion" in 2333 to annex former Terran Alliance colonies and bring them into the Terran Hegemony, Milton was the second planet to be targeted by the Hegemony Armed Forces.[4]

The Hegemony later used Milton's trade problems as a part of the campaign to reintegrate the planet, and soon industry begun to develop again, until the Amaris Civil War began. Amaris' troops pillaged Milton, leading to its slow collapse. During the Succession Wars, battles between the Free Worlds League and the Lyran Commonwealth led to the destruction of all industry on the Phronx and Selajia continents and lead to their total biological and chemical contamination. In contrast to the Succession Wars, during the Jihad, Milton avoided any significant damage and experienced major industrial growth later after the conflict.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Milton was one of a number of Lyran Commonwealth border worlds to be struck by a devastating cross-border raids by the Free Worlds League between 2786 and 2790, as the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces began to crack under the pressure of continuing efforts to annex the Bolan Thumb while also attempting to maintain a defensive posture against both the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery and the Free Worlds League Military.[43]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In October 3028 Milton was targeted by the Free Worlds League Military as a part of Operation DAGGER, the offensive planned by Captain-General Janos Marik to seize valuable industrial worlds in the Federation of Skye. Smithson's Chinese Bandits arrived in-system on the 1st of October as League invasion forces were jumping into other systems nearby as part of an offensive intended to isolate and then destroy two Lyran line regiments, the Eleventh Lyran Guards and the Seventeenth Arcturan Guards, both stationed on Wyatt.[21] Although the plan to destroy the two Lyran regiments was unsuccessful, the League did capture Milton.[22]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, as it struck into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Milton was one of the worlds hit and was captured by the League on the 1st of September, 3068.[33] The planet was subsequently incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate, and later liberated by troops fighting on the Lyran front of Operation SCOUR in January 3078.[35]

Planetary Info[edit]

Milton has four continents named Selajia (southern hemisphere), Olquia, Phronx, and Etienne (in the northern hemisphere). It was settled for the large amount of industrial metals and radioactive materials present in its crust.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alchiba 3.5 Phecda 11.0 Wyatt 11.5 Alioth 12.4
Cor Caroli 12.8 Afleir 14.3 Wing 17.5 Callison 17.9
Marcus 19.1 Zosma 19.4 Dubhe 19.9 Mizar 20.4
Chertan 21.1 Haddings 23.2 Gacrux 23.5 Shiloh 25.0
Alhena 25.0 Denebola 26.9 Alcor 28.1 New Dallas 29.8
Summer 30.6 Dieudonné 30.7 Lipton 30.7 Castor 30.9
Zavijava 32.7 Menkent 33.0 Galatea 33.0 Devil's Rock 33.5
Oliver 34.0 Chara 35.3 Bordon 36.2 Syrma 36.9
Pollux 37.6 Zaniah 38.5 Muphrid 39.0 Aquileia 39.0
Zollikofen 39.1 Xi Ursae Majoris 40.8 Thorin 41.2 Graham 42.9
Remulac 43.0 Vindemiatrix 43.1 Tabit 44.1 Connaught 44.3
Zebebelgenubi 46.3 Catroxx 47.3 Talitha 48.2 Carsphairn 48.2
Kalidasa 48.8 Skye 49.1 Nusakan 50.2 Alkalurops 51.0
Algorab 51.6 Savannah 51.7 Tau Ceti 52.0 Nathan 52.0
Rocky 52.5 Rochelle 52.8 Alkaid 53.3 Van Diemen 54.5
Lyons 54.8 Alphard 54.8 Acubens 54.9 Hechnar 55.6
Solaris 58.8 Yorii 59.3 Miaplacidus 59.7 Kochab 59.8

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 1.19 1.20 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 109, "Milton"
  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 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 188, "Milton Planet Profile"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Star League, p. 18, "The Syrma Ambush"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world after at their founding [2341] - Map"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  8. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 118, "Digesting The Hegemony"
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  17. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. 21.0 21.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 62, "Operation DAGGER"
  22. 22.0 22.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 63, "Operation DAGGER"
  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  34. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor/Clans Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii , "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  43. First Succession War, p. 62, "The War of Raids: House Steiner's Succession War"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. 170, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"

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