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Proserpina

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Proserpina
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3151
Proserpina nearby systems
Proserpina nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 158.215 : 34.295[e]
Spectral class K2V
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir

System Description[edit]

The Proserpina system is located near the Scheat and Alnadal systems and consists at nine planets. It is located Spinward of Terra. As of the 31st century, the system had Recharge Stations at the Zenith and Nadir Jump Points.[1][2][3]

System History[edit]

The Proserpina system was settled sometime prior to 2317.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Proserpina IV[edit]

Proserpina IV

Geophysical
System position 4[1][3]
Jump point
distance
4 days[1]
Moons 1 (Taikata)
Surface gravity 0.98
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)
Equatorial temperature 25°C
Surface water 67%
Highest native life 10% Reptile
Infrastructure
Ruler Reginald Rosanqet, Duke of Proserpina (3025)[1]
Shogun Perrine Irragang (3067)[2]
Mikhail Stanislokov, Governor (3130)[46]
Arianna Rosanqet, Legate (3130)[46]
Population 1,872,000,000 (3025)[1]
2,173,050,000 (3066)[2]
2,001,723,000 (3130)[46][3]
HPG (Representative) A (Precentor Todd Marx[1])
JumpShips above Proserpina

Planetary Description[edit]

Proserpina is a mineral-rich and industrialized world that serves as a prefecture capital within the Benjamin Military District. Its factories produce everything from children's toys to military equipment for interstellar shipment. This concentration of wealth made it a frequent target during the Succession Wars and it bears the scars of the centuries of fighting. Its strategic location also ensures it is usually heavily garrisoned.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, Proserpina was the host to a Star League Defense Force garrison.[47]

Early Succession Wars[edit]

After the fall of the Star League the world faced nearly constant raids by the Federated Suns. During one of these raids, the defending DCMS forces used a nerve gas to destroy the invaders but also killed approximately 60% of the planet's civilian and military population. As a result the planet's surface is mostly poisonous after combat during the Succession Wars; in fact two of its five continents (Amerigo and Greater Harpago)[48] are totally uninhabitable.[1]

Late Succession Wars[edit]

In 3024, the Black Widow Company would achieve a notable victory defending Proserpina against a Federated Suns assault.[49]

By 3025, the planet had been the object of seven major battles between the Draconis Combine and the Federated Suns.[3]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 1.872 billion for Proserpina and describes the environment as "desert" (out of only three impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert": "ice", or "tropical").

Additionally, in the (apocryphal) 1996 video game MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, Proserpina is the location of a homegrown rebellion against the Draconis Combine in 3045. Backed by House Davion in the form of Mercenaries and covert arms supply, the Free Proserpina Mutineers successfully force the 1st Amphigean Light Assault Group off planet in early November that same year. If events at large are true to canon, the Proserpina rebellion was a short-lived part of a destabilization effort along the DC-FedSun border in the interim between the 4th and a possible 5th Succession War.

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Civil War[edit]

In 3066, despite the years that have passed since the wars both the air and water on planet surface are still contaminated. Yet the rich minerals of the planet and well-developed industry bring prosperity to its inhabitants, even if they do need to wear environmental suits and breathing masks.[3]

The location of Proserpina on the Federated Suns border insures that the DCMS has kept a strong defensive force in place on the world, as well as establishing an extensive network of refit and rearm points for defending troops. In addition to the military forces on world, the planet also hosts the University of Proserpina, a military academy that has consistently turned out high-quality graduates for the DCMS.[48]

Dark Age[edit]

The Ryuken-san were stationed on Proserpina in 3087 when the Robinson Rangers launched a raid against the planet, looking to hit the Bulldog Technologies factory. The raiding force fell afoul of a defending Ryuken-san force that included a pair of the new Pegasus (X-Pulse) hovertanks. The two hovertanks were able to savage the raiding force, forcing them to abort the raid, but a Rangers Locust managed to hit one of the lift fans on one of the two hovertanks with a lucky shot; the damaged Pegasus made contact with the ground briefly before tearing itself apart in the resulting cartwheel through the air, destroying the vehicle and killing the crew.[50]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3025[edit]

3038[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[53]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[57]

3059[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[58]

3055 to 3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- At this point in time the Ryuken-san operating at 30% of full strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the II Principes was at 75% of full strength, with 68% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Amerigo - landmass, uninhabitable area that can only be visited via environmental gear due to lingering toxins from the Succession Wars[3]
  • Bragadin - landmass, main inhabited continent[3]
    • Conqueror's Pride - Planetary Capital located on Bragadin[3]
    • University of Proserpina - military academy during the years of Kuritan rule on Bragadin[3]
  • Ceres: ruined city by 3025[65]
  • Darwan - landmass, inhabited[3]
  • Greater Harpago - landmass, uninhabitable wasteland[3]
  • Lesser Harpago - landmass, inhabited[3]
  • Orleans Province:
    • Orlean: City[66]
    • Orleans Fen: marsh, plain, and prairie[67]
    • Kennebunkport Airfield: found in the Orleans Fen. By 3066, it was still in limited local use, but served primarily as an aircraft graveyard.[67]
    • Goddard DropPort[67]


Industrial Centers[edit]

Local Fauna[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

It is stated in the Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook that the Dragoons made another raid on Proserpina in 3026 to harass Davion forces. However, there is no evidence that the Federated Suns controlled Proserpina at that time. This information is considered incorrect until such time as corroborating information can be found.[69]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 44 systems (43 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Scheat 12.8 Alnadal 14.1 Klathan 17.3 Homam 21.3
Sadalbari 22.2 Matar 22.3 David 23.6 Raman 25.3
Xhosa 25.4 Fellanin 26.2 Tallassee 32.4 New Mendham 32.7
New Sumatra 35.5 Cussar 35.9 Paris 36.1 Breed 37.6
Clovis 38.2 Olancha 41.8 Ludwig 42.9 Tannil 42.9
Mara 44.5 Tripoli 45.3 Dobson 46.7 Doneval 47.9
Cartago 48.1 Lapida 48.3 Kentares 48.3 Okaya 49.4
Reisling's Planet 49.5 Junction 50.2 Le Blanc 51.4 Exeter 52.0
Elbar 52.8 Galtor 52.9 Cylene 53.1 Aldrecht 54.4
Mallory's World 54.8 Marduk 56.3 Hildaman 57.3 Johnsondale 57.4
Celebes 57.8 Kurhah 58.4 Waycross 59.6 Markab 61.6

References[edit]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 87: "Prosperpina"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 59: "Proserpina"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 18: "Federated Suns at their Founding [2317] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18: "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
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  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596]" Map
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - 2750"
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  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  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. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78: "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  34. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74: "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
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  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: DCMS, p. 21: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21: "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  41. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127: "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  43. Era Report: 3145, p. 39: "Inner Sphere Map - [3145] Map"
  44. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  45. Shattered Fortress, p. 103: "Inner Sphere Map - [3151]"
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 8: "Prefecture III"
  47. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 256: "SLDF - Draconis Combine Military Command Map"
  48. 48.0 48.1 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 22
  49. Wolf's Dragoons, p. 32: "The Sun and the Sword"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 38: "Pegasus (X-Pulse)"
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  55. 20 Year Update, p. 70: "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  56. 20 Year Update, p. 42: "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  57. Objective Raids, p. 107: "Unit Note"
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  59. ComStar, p. 84: "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  60. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 125: "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  61. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98: "Com Guards Deployment Table"
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  63. Field Report: DCMS, p. 17: "Ryuken Regimental Status"
  64. Field Manual: 3085, p. 186: "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  65. 65.0 65.1 Tales of the Black Widow Company, p. 34
  66. Spotlight On: Nakayama's Blood, p. 3
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.3 Marsh Owl
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