Port Moseby

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Port Moseby
Port Moseby nearby systems (3151)
Port Moseby nearby systems (3151)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 3.354 : 160.222[e]
Spectral class F9V[1]
Recharge time 180 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith/Nadir[1]

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

Port Moseby
Planetary flag of Port Moseby
Planetary flag of Port Moseby
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
11.19 days[1]
Moons 1 (Kiwi)[1]
Surface gravity 1.00[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 20°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 65%[1]
Highest native life Mammal[1]
Founding 3079[1]
Infrastructure
Capital Feintuch[1]
Population 2,733,000,000 (3079)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-C-C-C (3079)[1]
HPG (Representative) B (3079)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The planet itself is very plain. Typical weather, terrain and resources focus life into the cities where the Lyran merchants have their colorful bazaars.[43] The capital city of Port Moseby, Feintuch, is on the Aberrant continent; the only other continent is named Java.[1]

A sprawling business center, Port Moseby is part major spaceport and part busy city. With a steady traffic of JumpShips flashing in and out of the system, this system is a hub of commerce. Being almost completely surrounded by the Draconis Combine enables it to be a port where Lyran and Draconis Combine merchants can buy and sell. It would be easier to say what is not traded on Port Moseby than what is.[43] The Draconis Combine has many needs and wants and the merchants from the Commonwealth are more than willing to help them, with the usual fees, of course.

During the darkest days of the Second Succession War the Lyran Commonwealth was losing worlds steadily to both the Draconis Combine and the Free Worlds League, and the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces neared the point of collapse, particularly in the 2860s and 2870s. As the 2870s drew to a close the LCAF regained some of its confidence and launched a number of attempts to recapture some of the worlds that had been lost to the Commonwealth's neighbors, but still couldn't keep pace with the rate at which worlds were being captured. The Combine continued to push towards the important world of Skye, and by 2884 Port Moseby had been captured along with the worlds of Balkan, Kessel, Ryde, Skondia and Vega and the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery was on the verge of being able to threaten Skye directly.[17]

During the Jihad, Port Moseby's inhabitants viewed the Word of Blake as a distant threat, after a history of being under constant threat from the Draconis Combine and, more recently, the Clans. After the Jihad, Port Moseby continued to serve as an important linchpin in the Lyran national defenses; while the planet lacks a standing garrison from the LAAF, the planetary militia are confident that they can defend the world. Given the logistical and command importance of Port Moseby, it isn't surprising that the attitude of the militia is bolstered by the widely held belief that if the Clans should begin attacks on the Lyran Alliance again, Port Moseby will once more become the jump-off point for LAAF units.[1]

Era Specific Data[edit]

3025[43][edit]

  • Noble Ruler: Joan Welman, Duchess of Port Moseby
  • Political Leader: Prime Minister Simon Teltra
  • ComStar Representative: Precentor Carl Stor
  • Population: 4,535,000,000 (apocryphal)[44]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Eighth Donegal Guards[46]

2821[edit]

  • Eighth Donegal Guards[46]

3025[edit]

3028[edit]

3038[edit]

  • Twentieth Arcturan Guards[50]

3050[edit]

3061[edit]

3079[edit]

  • Planetary Militia[1]

The planetary militia's training programs focus on MilitiaMechs, vehicles and unarmored infantry.

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 48 systems (46 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Camlann 6.1 Aubisson 13.7 Buckminster 15.3 Glenlivet 18.1
Accrington 20.3 Shionoha 27.4 Grumium 27.9 Juniper 28.3
Sakhalin 28.7 Dalkeith 29.9 Orestes 30.4 Trolloc Prime 32.1
Shirotori 32.9 Al Hillah 34.2 Kingtribel 34.2 Phalan 34.8
Dove 35.4 Fatima 38.0 Dehgolan 38.8 Kannon 38.9
Talisker 39.5 Morningside 39.8 Meacham 42.0 Chimpaw 42.2
Cebalrai 42.5 Symington 43.7 Tsukude 44.2 Alnasi 44.2
Eaglesham 44.7 Caldrea 45.0 Fefferfer 45.2 Karbala 45.4
Ganshoren 46.8 Shimosuwa 49.3 New Wessex 49.4 Blue Diamond 49.7
Ueda 50.8 Tukayyid 50.8 Sulafat 51.0 Gram 53.3
Vega 54.1 Pilkhua 55.1 Corridan 56.7 Auldhouse 58.3
Baxter 58.8 Sendai 59.1 Najha 60.3 Fort Loudon 60.5

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 1.18 Objectives: Lyran Alliance, p. 30, "Port Moseby"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Tamar Pact world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  3. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
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  18. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
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  21. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
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  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
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  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
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  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
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  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [October 3067] Map"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  37. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  39. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 168, "Planet Guide"
  44. MechWarrior (1989 Video Game) (apocryphal)
  45. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  46. 46.0 46.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  47. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 117, "Unit Deployment Table"
  48. 48.0 48.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  49. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  50. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  51. 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  52. 52.0 52.1 Shattered Sphere, p. 47, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  53. Field Manual: 3085, p. 109, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  54. Field Manual: 3145, p. 63, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Table - 3145"

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