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New Kent

New Kent
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New Kent nearby systems (3151)
New Kent nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 120.807 : 1784.439[e]
Spectral class F4V
Recharge time 173 hours

Planetary Description[edit]

New Kent is a remote world located at the spinward fringe of the Kerensky Cluster in Clan space. The world is best known for being the capital world of Clan Steel Viper, but has been abandoned since that Clan's Annihilation in 3075.[1] The planet is noted for its high carbon dioxide levels.

Planetary Data[edit]

  • Star Type: F4V[2]
  • Position in System: 2 (of 2)
  • Surface Water: 40%
  • Atm. Pressure: Standard (CO2 is Tainted)
  • Surface Gravity: 1.5 G
  • Equatorial Temperature: 40°C
  • Highest Native Life: Amphibians
  • Satellites: 3
  • Population: 27,000,000 (3062)

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]

3059[edit]

3061[edit]

Planetary Description & Notable Landmarks[edit]

The planet was once a barren world, consisting of three large landmasses; Heavy Jungle cover of Celebes, the arid lands of Kang and heavily mountainous continent of Ionia.

Each landmass has a large cluster of islands surrounding it. However, the landmasses' coastlines are uninhabitable due to the powerful tidal storms caused by New Kent's three moons.[7]

Notable Landmarks[edit]

  • Eagle Crater - A region of the planet where an ancient comet impact deposited considerable amount of mineral wealth. By 3062, this region is home to a small Clan Diamond Shark enclave.[8]
  • Mercer Building - The 1000 meter tall building was constructed by Clan Steel Viper and was noted for being the largest building in Clan space. The Mercer building was home of the Vipers' military & civilian administration and has a large meeting hall for Clan members to gather. The building was destroyed by aerospace fighters on 20 December 3075 at the order of ilKhan Hannibal Banacek during the Reaving of Clan Steel Viper. The building was located in New Kent City, which met a similar fate only days later.[9]
  • Shandrake Massif - Area that was known to be site of a hidden Clan Steel Viper research complex. This site was a target of a failed raid by Ice Hellions to gain access to the complex. In 3075, the area was captured by Clan Goliath Scorpion.[9]

Manufacturing Complexes[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Circa 4000 BC,[14] the planet was struck by Comet in region would be called Eagle Crater. The cometary impact destroyed much of the planet's original ecosystem, but gave the planet abundance of mineral resources.[15]

Settlement and Terraforming[edit]

When New Kent was settled by Clan explorers, they found that the planets' high carbon dioxide levels left the world very little native fauna. The planet did have number of aqua base life forms such as fish & amphibians. The planet's lands had nothing above size of insects. The settlers over course of the centuries introduced Terrestrial based fauna to the planet's landscapes. HO2 Atmosphere allowed for these trees and plants to thrive, especially on Celebes. During this period these settlers also introduced genetically enhanced mammals, including rabbits, wolves, deer and bears. These modifications allowed for future human settlements to have more resources to exploit.[16]

Vipers & Coyotes and other Clans[edit]

The two of the planet's landmasses were claimed by Clan Steel Viper and it was made their capital world of their Clan. Other Clans such as the Coyotes were able to claim a modest chunk of the planet. Clans Ice Hellion and Diamond Shark were able to establish small enclaves on the world. The Diamond Sharks established their enclaves in the mineral-rich Eagle Crater region and created a number of industrial complexes.

However, the Ice Hellions attempted during these golden years of the Clans to claim more of the world from the Vipers. They attempted to claim one of the Viper research complexes in a major attack, but were repulsed.

Wars of Reaving[edit]

In 3075, the planet was invaded by a combined force of multiple Clans under ilKhan Hannibal Banacek to continue the Trial of Annihilation of Clan Steel Viper. Though the Clans were victorious in space, the Steel Vipers managed to hold New Kent City only to have it be razed by orbital bombardment from the McKenna's Pride, leaving no survivors.[9] With the annihilation of Clan Steel Viper complete, the planet was left abandoned, considered untenable by the remaining Clans.[1]

Owner History[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (6 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Sheridan 11.1 Tranquil 26.9 Hector 33.9 Tathis 44.7
Glory 55.5 Tokasha 57.4 Marshall 61.4 Bearclaw 67.3
Atreus 70.1 Huntress 76.4 Niles 77.6 Ironhold 84.4
Strana Mechty 90.1 Foster 92.2 Tiber 97.5 Hellgate 99.7
Roche 100.6 Lum 118.0 Priori 119.4 Hoard 125.3

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 248: "Political Balance Table, 3075"
  2. The Wars of Reaving, p. 235
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 153: "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 162: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 163: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166: "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
  7. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109: Planet's surface conditions & basic geography
  8. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109: Eagle Crater home of the Diamond Sharks and large mineral deposits
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 151
  10. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, pp. 106, 118: 'Mechs produced at New Kent Armorworks
  11. Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 40, 42, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 68: 'Mechs/vehicles being produced at New Kent Armorworks
  12. Technical Readout: 3067, p. 164: "Tyre aerospace fighter"
  13. Technical Readout: 3055, p. 104: "Baboon" - Novy Minsky noted being on New Kent manufacturing the Baboon BattleMech
  14. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109: Text cites that planet was hit several millennia ago, from 3062 it was 4000 BC
  15. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109: Planet's early history includes comet impact which changed the planet's surface
  16. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 109: New Kent is terraformed from near barren world to garden planet with help of early settlers
  17. Clan Homeworlds 3052 Poster (Kickstarter)
  18. The Wars of Reaving, p. 228: "Political Balance Table, 3067"

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