Pollux

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Pollux
Pollux nearby systems (3151)
Pollux nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -31.545 : -15.558[e]

Planetary Garrison[edit]

3025[edit]

3055[edit]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Having become independent as a result of the Demarcation Declaration, Pollux was subsequently added to the resurgent Terran Hegemony; whilst some worlds joined the Hegemony during its early years as a result of diplomatic and trade incentives, many more were conquered in "campaigns of persuasion" launched by Director-General James McKenna, the first of which began in 2316 and ended with the capture of Towne in 2317. Pollux was one of the worlds added to the Hegemony during or around the time of this first military campaign.[23][4][24] By the end of the Reunification War Pollux was a member of the Tyrfing Province of the Terran Hegemony.[8]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Following the sudden invasions of several League worlds by the Tikonov Free Republic and a daringly successful invasion of Callison by mercenaries employed by the Lyran Commonwealth in mid-3029, Captain-General Janos Marik found himself in the midst of an unanticipated crisis. In addition to the conquest of Callison, LCAF communications traffic and movements had spiked sharply, creating the impression of an impending offensive against the League. Faced with what he believed to be the plausible threat of a large-scale attack aimed at the region of the League near Terra, Janos was more concerned with saving the six or seven assorted BattleMech regiments present within the region than he was with retaining the worlds, as he believed that the offensive would most likely be aimed at snipping off the corner of the League closest to Terra - and to both the Federated Suns and the Tikonov Free Republic. Pollux was one of the systems abandoned by Janos, who would learn later that he had been deceived by an effective campaign of smoke and mirrors arranged by the Commonwealth General of the Armies, Edward Regis, to deter the League from launching an invasion of the Commonwealth while the LCAF was heavily committed to its invasion of the Draconis Combine.[25][26][27]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

Pollux was invaded in the second wave of Operation Guerrero by the 34th Marik Militia. The defending militia was limited to one regiment of armor and one of infantry. The other five regiments that were on the planet either withdrew to the Lyran Alliance or joined the Free Worlds League. Free Worlds League troops took over within a week.[28]

Jihad[edit]

On the 14th of September 3071 the pro-Blakist garrison on Pollux was raided by forces from the Free Worlds Resistance, the organisation headed up by Alys Rousset-Marik and which was also responsible for raiding another Blakist garrison on Hamilton.[29][30] Pollux was raided again on the 23rd of September 3075, one of three worlds in the Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiders damaged the defending Protectorate and Militia forces, and were rumoured to actually be drawn from the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[31][32]

Forces from the Free Worlds League front of Operation SCOUR liberated the nearby world of Graham IV in March 3078, and as they moved to liberate Pollux later in the month they received unexpected assistance and aid from an uprising that resulted in a popular revolt.[20] By June 3078 all of the Free Worlds League task force had gathered on Pollux to rest and refit prior to the coalition assault on Terra, with the exception of Group II, who were still bogged down in the conflict on Liberty.[33]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 84 systems (82 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Devil's Rock 4.7 Oliver 8.5 Castor 9.0 Graham 9.5
Tabit 12.9 Xi Ursae Majoris 13.1 Zavijava 15.3 Denebola 15.3
Hechnar 18.1 Talitha 19.3 Zosma 19.3 Lipton 22.1
Chara 22.1 Afleir 23.4 Thorin 24.8 New Dallas 25.5
Van Diemen 26.1 Carver 26.6 Tau Ceti 26.7 Procyon 26.9
Marcus 27.4 Sirius 30.0 Callison 31.0 Muphrid 31.0
Haddings 32.0 Hall 33.7 Connaught 33.7 Rigil Kentarus 33.9
Outreach 34.3 Zollikofen 35.0 Keid 35.1 Sol 35.2
Bordon 36.2 Wyatt 36.4 Milton 37.6 New Home 38.9
Killbourn 39.0 Dubhe 39.0 Menkent 39.1 Alchiba 40.1
Alioth 40.2 Brownsville 40.6 Wasat 40.7 Acubens 40.8
Mizar 42.9 Rocky 42.9 Chertan 43.2 Irian 43.5
Summer 43.6 Yorii 43.6 Cor Caroli 43.7 Wing 43.9
Bryant 44.8 Dieudonné 44.9 Phecda 45.1 Mandal 46.4
Caph 46.9 Capolla 47.2 Remulac 47.9 Chisholm 48.5
Nathan 49.0 Alphard 49.7 Altair 49.9 Epsilon Eridani 50.2
Alhena 50.9 Blue Sava 51.3 Miaplacidus 51.7 Pliska 52.8
Dieron 53.3 Hsien 53.8 Galatea 54.4 Asta 54.4
New Stevens 54.7 Lyons 55.0 Fomalhaut 56.5 Terra Firma 57.0
Savannah 57.2 Shiloh 57.6 Imbros 57.7 Aquileia 58.2
Berenson 58.4 Nusakan 58.9 Tall Trees 60.5 Syrma 60.7

References[edit]

  1. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  2. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108
  3. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]]"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation After Age of War [2571]]"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  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. First Succession War, p. 113, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  15. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion [3052]"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  21. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  22. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  23. The Star League, p. 16, "Terra's Errant Flock"
  24. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding [2319]"
  25. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 87, "Conclusion"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  27. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  28. Shattered Sphere, p. 75, "Operation Guerrero, Second Wave"
  29. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  31. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  33. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 80, "Terra's Doorstep"

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