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New Olympia nearby systems
|X:Y Coordinates||-150.168 : -130.286[e]|
|Recharge time||182 hours|
- 1 Political Affiliation
- 2 New Olympia III
- 2.1 Planetary History
- 2.2 Planetary Rulers
- 2.3 Military Deployment
- 2.4 Geography
- 2.5 Local Fauna
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Map Gallery
- 5 Nearby Systems
- 6 References
- 7 Bibliography
- 2196 - Terran Alliance
- 2270 - Marik Commonwealth
- 2271 - Free Worlds League
- 2571 - Free Worlds League
- 2596 - Free Worlds League
- 2750 - Free Worlds League
- 2765 - Free Worlds League
- 2786 - Free Worlds League
- 2822 - Free Worlds League
- 2864 - Free Worlds League
- 3025 - Free Worlds League
- 3030 - Free Worlds League
- 3040 - Free Worlds League
- 3050 - Free Worlds League
- 3052 - Free Worlds League
- 3057 - Free Worlds League
- 3058 - Free Worlds League
- 3063 - Free Worlds League
- 3067 - Free Worlds League
- 3075 - Free Worlds League]
- 3079 - Free Worlds League
- 3081 - Marik Commonwealth
- 3085 - Marik-Stewart Commonwealth
- 3135 - Marik-Stewart Commonwealth
- 3139 - Clan Wolf (from September)
- 3145 - Wolf Empire
- 3151 - Wolf Empire
- 3152 - Wolf Empire
New Olympia III
|New Olympia III|
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Equatorial temperature||35°C (Temperate)|
|Highest native life||Plant|
|History and Culture|
|Government and Infrastructure|
|Noble Ruler||Prince Felix D'Andre|
Earl Hagar Kefalczyk
|Capital||Kasnov (New Greenland)|
|HPG Representative||Precentor Blake Bock|
New Olympia is the third planet in the New Olympia star system and is located in the heart of the Free Worlds League. New Olympia is divided between an independent republic and the Marik Commonwealth. The planet is home to both the Lloyd Marik-Stanley Aerospace School and the Allison MechWarrior Institute.
New Olympia was discovered and settled in the twenty-second century. Different waves of settlers clashed over access to resources, forcing the Terran Alliance to intervene military twice, in 2196 and 2220. When the Terran Alliance fell, the residents of New Olympia formed three different nations, Kasnov, New Greenland, and Olympica. These three republics fought as soon as they were formed. Alonzo Marik extended an offer to the nations of New Olympia to join his Marik Commonwealth. In 2265, Kasnov and New Greenland accepted the offer, but Olympica rejected it. Military efforts to force Olympica into the republic failed thanks to intervention from the Principality of Regulus. The Mariks recognized Olympica as an independent state.
Following their entry into the Marik nation, Kasnov and New Greenland merged into the Republic of Kasnov-Greenland. Olympica is formally known as the Independent Principality of Olympica.
Age of War
Star League Era
In 2764, the Star League Defense Force Sixty-sixth Infantry Division was stationed on New Olympia. As tensions between the two governments that ruled the planet began spilling out onto the streets Captain-General Kenyon Marik deployed the Third Marik Militia to the planet on a peacekeeping mission. The Sixty-sixth was ordered to remain on normal duties by the SLDF chain of command, which viewed the situation as a matter internal to the Free Worlds League. After the Third took casualties during the course of their mission a battalion from the Third lashed out at the Sixty-sixth, apparently out of frustration and resentment over the SLDF remaining inactive during events such as the destructive Marik Civil War. The battalion from the Third attacked a patrol from the Sixty-sixth, prompting the Sixty-sixth to retaliate. The Sixty-sixth nearly destroyed the Third, while Kenyon Marik subsequently claimed that the battalion had gone rogue and had been ignoring orders from the Colonel in command of the regiment. The SLDF Intelligence Command believed that the attack may have been an effort by Kenyon Marik to find a way of waging a covert war against the SLDF.
As during the Age of War, New Olympia sustained little direct devastation during the Succession Wars, although the system's zenith-point JumpShip yards were destroyed by a Lyran strike during the First Succession War and some fighting took place on New Olympia during the Marik Civil War. The real damage suffered by the planet was mercantile; its import-dependent economy was hard-hit, though residents managed to keep a decent standard of living.
New Olympia has long been a major exporter of foodstuffs. It was home to large agridomes, but few remained after the Succession Wars. Nonetheless, New Olympia is home to many species of consumable fish, including tuna and bass. New Olympia also has a thriving sport fishing industry, with marlin imported from Terra and the native Hodson Flyers.
Olympica Province became a wealthy vacation getaway because of its proximity to the heart of the Free Worlds League and its independent status that kept it outside of the Marik Commonwealth's tax code. Though League officials tried to close the loopholes, Olympica officials were able to argue that the Addendum to the Incorporation allowed them to retain their status as a tax haven.
The "Garden of the Gods" has a thriving tourism industry as well. Many visitors travel there for the winter sports the mountains provide, as well as spa that are located in the region.
A Blakist tactical nuclear weapon was detonated over Darienbad during the Jihad, although the damage was mild enough that the city continued to function and even hosted post-Jihad financial conferences.
During the joint Lyran–Clan Wolf invasion of the Free Worlds League, New Olympia fell to the Wolves in September 3139. During the fighting, Wolf ristar Alaric trapped and destroyed the defenders along the Captive River, personally slaying Warden-General Thaddeus Marik.
New Olympia's other small continent is New Greenland. This continent and most of the islands comprise Kasnov-Greenland. New Greenland is home to the tall mountains known as the "Garden of the Gods." This mountainous region is where the Lloyd Marik-Stanley Aerospace School is located.
|Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)|
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
|Regulus||49.8||Asellus Borealis||51.0||Midkiff||51.7||Asellus Australis||52.8|
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 154: "New Olympia"
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 60: "New Olympia"
- Empire Alone, p. 110: New Olympia planet profile
- Empire Alone, p. 78
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 16
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 24
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 158
- Era Report: 2750, p. 36
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10
- First Succession War, pp. 24–25
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 34
- First Succession War, pp. 112–113
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 38
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 42
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 51
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
- Era Report: 3052, p. 10
- Era Report: 3052, p. 24
- Era Report: 3062, p. 10
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 54
- Era Report: 3062, p. 28
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64
- Field Report: FWLM, p. 17
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62
- Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 10
- A Bonfire of Worlds, ch. 2
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39
- Redemption Rites, ch. 5
- Shattered Fortress, p. 102
- Field Report 2765: FWLM, pp. 4–5: "Goals of the State"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 152: "Wolf Empire"
- Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 9: "Atrean Dragoons"
- First Succession War, p. 138: "First Succession War Deployment Table - FWLM"
- 20 Year Update, p. 71: "Com Guards Deployment Table"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 91: "Deployment Table - 3085"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 171: "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 148: "Creatures"
- 20 Year Update
- A Bonfire of Worlds (novel)
- Empire Alone
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Report: FWLM
- Field Report 2765: FWLM
- First Succession War
- Handbook: House Marik
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Shattered Fortress