Sarna News: Bad 'Mechs - Clint

New Sierra

New Sierra
← 3135
New Sierra nearby systems (3151)
New Sierra nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 826.202 : 76.764[e]
Spectral class K2V[1]
Recharge time 193 hours[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

New Sierra II[edit]

New Sierra II
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
4.62 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.06[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 20°C (Boreal)[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3095[1]
Population Unknown[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The world known as New Sierra was colonized in the late twenty-sixth century by settlers from the southern regions of North America on Terra. The population of New Sierra grew to approximately three billion people by the late twenty-eighth century, at which point a conflict broke out among the population that led to a global thermonuclear war. In a chilling example of what could have resulted on Terra if the wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries had continued unchecked, the widespread use of salted nuclear weapons by those fighting led to a mass extinction event. Not only did New Sierra suffer a nuclear winter, significant damage was done to the ozone layer and the planetary topsoil layer, while oceanic ecosystems were destroyed.[1]

Explorers from Interstellar Expeditions (IE) became aware of the existence of New Sierra after a brief manmade radio pattern from the system was detected by radio astronomy teams in the Rover system in 3012. The first IE team to reach New Sierra - which was located approximately 125 light-years spinward and rimward of Waini Point - found itself under attack from automated kill-sats equipped with rudimentary laser systems and nuclear weapons. IE continued to study the planet using surveys conducted from a remote distance, identifying those large structures on the surface and those orbiting satellites that had survived the conflict; the teams confirmed that any survivors must be located in one of the few remaining population centers located deep under mountain chains. By 3095 IE had made a number of attempts to contact those on the planet, but all of the efforts had either received no reply or had resulted in either space-based or ground-based weapon systems attempting to lock onto the ship attempting to communicate.[1]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 20 systems (0 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Richmond's World 84.8 Ddraig 106.2 Ejeda 111.8 Thazi 116.2
Wokha 117.1 Boulsi 123.0 Rondon 125.6 Waini Point 128.7
Rover 130.8 Pilon 132.2 Puttalam 139.9 Kent 142.5
Zumbo 143.5 Maripa 146.0 Sorsk 152.4 Micanos 158.0
Ambatomainty 158.8 Novo Franklin 159.0 Sornath 160.4 Loikaw 160.9


  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 Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3, p. 72: "New Sierra"