Proserpina

Proserpina
Proserpina 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates158.215 : 34.295[e]
Spectral classK2V
Recharge time193 hours[1]
Recharge station(s)Zenith, Nadir[1]

The Proserpina system was the location of at least one habitable world, Proserpina IV, and as of 3151 was capital of the Proserpina Prefecture of the Benjamin Military District within the Draconis Combine.[2]

System Description[edit]

Proserpina is located near the Scheat and Alnadal systems and consists of nine planets. It is located Spinward of Terra. As of the thirty-first century, the system had Recharge Stations at the Zenith and Nadir Jump Points.[3][4][5]

System History[edit]

The Proserpina system was settled sometime prior to 2317.[6]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Proserpina IV[edit]

Proserpina IV
Proserpina planet.jpg
Astrophysical
System positionFourth[3][5]
Jump Point distance4.85 days[1][3]
Moons1 (Taikata)[4]
Geophysical
Surface gravity0.98[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature25°C[4]
Surface water67%[4]
Highest native life10% Reptile[4]
Landmasses5 (Amerigo, Bragadin, Darwan, Greater Harpago, Lesser Harpago)[4]
History and Culture
Population1,872,000,000 (3025),[3]
2,173,050,000 (3067),[4]
2,001,723,000 (3130)[5][47]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerDuke of Proserpina
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Mikhail Stanislokov (3130)[47]
CapitalConqueror's Pride[4]
HPG ClassA[1]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Todd Marx (3025)[3]

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.[4]

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.[48]

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)[49] are totally uninhabitable.[3]

In 2840, the Deneb Light Cavalry launched an assault on the world, which failed in part due to strategic employment of the Combine's Stinger LAMs.[50]

Late Succession Wars[edit]

In 3024, the Black Widow Company would achieve a notable victory defending Proserpina against a Federated Suns assault.[51]

By 3025, the planet had been the object of seven major battles between the Draconis Combine and the Federated Suns.[5]

Apocryphal Content Starts

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.

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 First Amphigean Light Assault Group off planet in early November that same year. If events at large are considered true to canon, the Proserpina rebellion was a short-lived component to a destabilization effort along the Combine-FedSun border in the interim between the Fourth and a possible Fifth 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.[5]

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.[49]

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.[52]

Military Deployment[edit]

3040[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[54]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[58]

3059[edit]

  • Ninth Benjamin Regulars[59]

3055–3067[edit]

3067[edit]

3079[edit]

- The unit was operating at 30%strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3085[edit]

- The unit was at 75% strength, with 68% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography[edit]

Proserpina has five continents named Amerigo, Bragadin, Darwan, Greater Harpago, and Lesser Harpago.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Amerigo: landmass, uninhabitable area that can only be visited via environmental gear due to lingering toxins from the Succession Wars[5]
  • Bragadin: landmass, main inhabited continent[5]
    • Conqueror's Pride: the planetary capital city[4][5]
    • Rushmore: city and site of the Guided Technologies manufacturing plant.[49]
    • The Yard: city and site of the University of Proserpina[49]
  • Ceres: ruined city by 3025[66]
  • Darwan: landmass, inhabited[5]
  • Greater Harpago: landmass, uninhabitable wasteland[5]
  • Hanser's Ford: site of a noted 2840 battle
  • Lesser Harpago: landmass, inhabited[5]
  • Orleans Province:
    • Orlean: city[67]
    • Orleans Fen: marsh, plain, and prairie[68]
    • Kennebunkport Airfield: found in the Orleans Fen; by 3066, it was still in limited local use, but served primarily as an aircraft graveyard[68]
    • Goddard DropPort[68]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 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," and "tropical").
  • It is stated in Wolf's Dragoons 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.[70]

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

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