Nox

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Nox
Nox nearby systems (3151)
Nox nearby systems (3151)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 13.177 : 239.832[e]
Spectral class K2V[1]
Recharge time 193 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]

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

Nox
Geophysical
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
distance
4.85 days[1]
Moons 2 (Reno, Jasper)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 34°C (Temperate)[1]
Surface water 70%[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Bolsun[1]
Population 210,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-B-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Nox has three continents: Kiev where the capital city Bolsun is located, Rider and Aster.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Exodus[edit]

When the Tamar family founded the interstellar state known as the Tamar Pact in 2235, Nox was one of the worlds that formed a part of the Pact and represented one border of the realm, which stretched as far as Suk II and Fatima.[2]

Age of War[edit]

Nox was one of the targets of the 2463-2468 Long March Offensive conducted by the Lyran Commonwealth, and was invaded in the first three years of the campaign. The second prime objective of the Long March in part due to the many gem deposits to be found on the world, Nox was attacked after the successful invasion of Skondia. The campaign for Nox wasn't as easy as the battle for Skondia but the BattleMech forces available to the Lyran armed forces ensured their victory over the defending DCMS contingent.[5]

Nox is noteworthy for having been the site of the first-large scale BattleMech battle in the history of the Inner Sphere. The Draconis Combine assaulted Nox in 2475, making use of their newly-fielded BattleMech forces, developed in secret following the Combine acquiring BattleMech technology in the early 2460s. The assault, spearheaded by the Second Sword of Light regiment, saw the Combine forces suffer a heavy defeat; the loss on Nox was sufficiently humiliating that the reputation of the primitive GLD-1R Gladiator 'Mech was permanently tarnished, with production halted and investment instead made into the development of the new Von Rohrs as the Combine's primary BattleMech. The 2nd Sword of Light's performance resulted in their commanding officer being quickly replaced by Colonel Ibis Von Rohrs.[46][47]

First Succession War[edit]

Nox was one of a number of strategically important systems in the Lyran Commonwealth to be subjected to bombardment by the Draconis Combine 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.[48]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In mid-3029, following several months of consolidation in the aftermath of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the Lyran Commonwealth went on the offensive again in the Trellshire and Tamar theatres of operation. While a large part of the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces' attention went into trying to win ongoing conflicts on a handful of worlds, seven new planetary assaults were launched. Nox, defended only by militia units, was one of the seven worlds targeted and was swiftly conquered.[49]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Clan Wolf invaded Nox in February 3052 during the Fifth Wave of Operation REVIVAL. The Eleventh Battle Cluster easily defeated the First Nox Armored Regiment and the First and Second Nox Infantry Regiments at the Hiel Crossroads and the battle for Bolsun, after which the militia surrendered.[50]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 60 systems (57 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Utrecht 10.9 Shardayne 11.3 Skandia 15.1 Altenmarkt 16.0
Diosd 18.1 Maule 19.4 Ramsau 21.9 Satalice 22.2
Eguilles 25.0 Halesowen 26.1 Lamar 26.9 Rubigen 28.0
Carse 29.0 Lothan 29.9 Galuzzo 30.8 Setubal 31.1
Ardoz 33.6 Toffen 33.7 Tukayyid 34.3 Oyevaina 34.4
Najha 36.5 Fefferfer 36.8 Thun 36.9 Mannedorf 38.2
Hainfeld 39.1 Heiligendreuz 39.2 Pilkhua 39.3 Dehgolan 41.6
Ueda 41.9 Karston 44.0 Quarell 44.3 Kiesen 44.5
Krenice 44.7 Suk 45.4 Jabuka 46.4 Domain 46.7
Chandler 47.0 Hyperion 49.5 Kobe 50.3 Wheel 50.4
Shirotori 50.4 Gunzburg 50.4 Caldrea 50.9 Meilen 50.9
Sternwerde 51.4 Rastaban 52.1 Numki 52.9 Perrot 53.1
Bessarabia 53.6 Muswell 54.5 Fort Loudon 54.9 Marawi 55.1
Grumium 56.0 Thannhausen 56.6 Karbala 56.8 Kiamba 57.9
Alshain 59.7 Rasalgethi 61.6 Orkney 62.0 Darius 62.7

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 Objectives: The Clans, p. 36, "Nox"
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 10, "Founding Fathers"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Tamar Pact world within the Lyran Commonwealth before [2340] and after the founding in [2341]"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 35, "Battles in the Age of War"
  5. 5.0 5.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 22, "Long March, Hard March"
  6. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
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  14. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43, "Draconis Combine after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
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  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53, "Draconis Combine after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  19. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  20. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  21. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
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  23. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66, "Draconis Combine after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
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  27. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  38. Field Report: Clans, p. 25, "Ghost Bear Dominion & Kungsarmé/Clan Nova Cat Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  40. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  43. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  44. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  46. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 206, "GLD-4R Gladiator"
  47. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 208, "4RH-5 Von Rohrs / Hebi"
  48. First Succession War, p. 62, "The War of Raids: House Steiner's Succession War"
  49. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 71, "New Invasions"
  50. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 69
  51. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 69
  53. Objective Raids, p.32
  54. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  55. Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"
  56. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 160, "Important Corporations"
  57. Objectives: The Clans, p. 36, "Metals of the Earth"
  58. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 164, "Metals of the Earth"

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