Radstadt

This article is about the planetary system. For the WarShip, see Radstadt (Individual Samarkand-class WarShip).
Radstadt
Radstadt 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates41.368 : 316.631[e]
Spectral classG5III[1][2]
Recharge time186 hours[2]
Recharge station(s)Nadir[1]

System Description[edit]

Radstadt is located near the Kempten and Goito systems.

Political Affiliation[edit]


Radstadt III[edit]

Radstadt III
Radstadt.jpg
Astrophysical
System positionThird[1][2]
Jump Point distance7.5 days[2]
Moons1 (Taurach)[2]
Geophysical
Surface gravity0.93[2]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature23°C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water55%[2]
Highest native life25% Reptile[1][2]
History and Culture
Population841,000,000 (3025),[1]
893,000,000 (3074)[2]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerEarl of Radstadt
CapitalMunich[1]
HPG ClassA[1][2]
HPG RepresentativePrecentor Byron Sdoble (3025)[1]

Radstadt III wasn't a well industrialized world. However, it was known for a unique wood, the Radstadt pine which, when processed, shimmers like gold, as well as a large prison complex. The decentralized population is supplied with food from the planet's rich oceans.[2]

Radstadt was a member of the Principality of Rasalhague until it was conquered by the Draconis Combine. After the forcible integration of the Principality into the Combine, Radstadt became a prefecture capital world. Radstadt Prefecture was the center of the Rasalhague Independence movement. The ISF stationed many agents on the world to monitor these activities.[43] The new ruler built the Lotus Flower Correctional Institution—the largest prison complex within Kurita's borders at the time. Eventually the planet returned to the Free Rasalhague Republic and the prison complex was transformed into a museum.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

When the Fourth Succession War began Radstadt was the administrative capital of a Prefecture within the Rasalhague Military District. Following the capture of Stanzach in August 3029 the Tyr BattleMech regiment—a regiment formed in secret by the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces using members of the Tyr resistance movement or personnel with ancestral ties to the Principality of Rasalhague—became increasingly discontent with orders from the LCAF to remain in place on Stanzach. This reached boiling point on the 20th of August when the Tyr rebelled and set off for Radstadt, intent on pursuing the Ninth Pesht Regulars and Thirteenth Rasalhague Regulars, the two regiments they had faced on Stanzach, as well as making another step towards freeing all of the Rasalhague worlds from Combine occupation.[21]

When the Tyr regiment attacked Radstadt it found only the Ninth Pesht Regulars in the system, and the combination of the Tyr's attack and a civilian uprising forced the Ninth off the planet, conceding control of Radstadt to the Lyran Commonwealth.[21]

Operation REVIVAL[edit]

In 3050, Radstadt was attacked and conquered by Clan Wolf during the Battle of Radstadt. Shortly thereafter the system was the site for one of the most important moments of the Clan Invasion. During a surprise encounter between the Wolf Clan flagship Dire Wolf and the Flying Drakøns, Tyra Miraborg crashed her bomber into the WarShip's bridge, killing ilKhan Leo Showers. His death put the entire invasion on hold for one year as the invading Clans returned to their Homeworlds to elect a new ilKhan.[44] During the Clan attempts to introduce a new economic model to the planet's population the unemployment rate rose to about 25%.[citation needed]

After Operation REVIVAL[edit]

After being part of a ComStar protectorate for several years after the Truce of Tukayyid, the citizens of Radstadt were eager to evict ComStar and join forces with the Ghost Bears.[45]

Jihad[edit]

On 7 March 3074, forces from Clan Ghost Bear moved to disrupt a Word of Blake Shadow Division, to be precise the Forty-third Shadow Division, which was operating covertly on Radstadt.[46] In the resulting fighting, the Word of Blake forces detonated a number of neutron bombs on Radstadt and unleashed a number of biological weapons, poisoning critical parts of the planet's ecosystem.[47][48] The capital, Munich, was hit with a neutron bomb, guaranteeing the deaths of millions.[49] The initial Blakist attacks directly resulted in four million deaths on Radstadt.[50] A bioweapon designed to target the Tseng Bloodname was first released on Radstadt.[51]

Military Deployment[edit]

Geography[edit]

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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.

In the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Rasalhague Missions, Radstadt is first depicted as a rubellite tourmaline desert biome with reduced visibility, and later features a Nordic taiga biome with poor visibility.[56]

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Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Froya: an island 500 km away from Munich; landing site of the initial Clan Wolf invasion force[57]
  • Kjakan: a small fishing village off the coast not too far from Munich; site of an important battle during Operation REVIVAL[57]
  • Lotus Flower Correctional Institution: Radstadt has the dubious distinction of hosting one of the largest prison complexes in the Draconis Combine. The Lotus Flower Correctional Institution is a sprawling facility the size of a small city and is located just outside Munich. The most dangerous criminals, those insane enough to openly rebel against the Kurita government, are held in the Black Tower, a huge windowless, concrete building. Surrounding the building is a ring of fences and minefields to deter anyone leaving.[58]
  • Munich: the planetary capital[58]
  • Tonsberg: location of an important battle during Operation REVIVAL[57]
  • Varberg: a small ranching community about 300 km west of Munich; landing site of the initial Clan Wolf invasion force[57]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (32 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Kempten 9.4 Goito 16.6 Vorarlberg 21.4 Corfu 22.9
Stanzach 26.9 Kaesong 27.1 Muswell 27.7 Engadin 29.3
Spittal 33.1 Thessalonika 34.9 Sheliak 35.2 Memmingen 35.8
Predlitz 38.0 Gunzburg 39.2 Bushmill 40.4 Ferleiten 40.5
Alshain 41.4 Casere 45.4 Soverzene 45.7 Kandis 48.2
Pomme De Terre 48.6 Tinaca 51.9 Oyevaina 52.7 Heiligendreuz 54.3
Christiania 54.8 Thannhausen 55.6 Marawi 55.8 Lamar 56.6
Tamar 56.8 Vipaava 57.5 Kufstein 58.1 Dawn 59.9

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 188: "Radstadt Planet Profile"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 121: "Radstadt"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159
  7. Era Report: 2750, p. 37
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Innocent, and Defenseless
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. xi: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11
  11. First Succession War, p. 25
  12. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 43
  13. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123
  15. First Succession War, p. 113
  16. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 53
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40
  18. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), foldout: "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64
  20. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, pp. 65–66
  22. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56
  23. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 66
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59
  25. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 68
  26. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71
  30. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 61
  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 11
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74
  34. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65
  36. Field Report: Clans, p. 25
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127
  40. Era Report: 3145, p. 11
  41. Era Report: 3145, p. 39
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  43. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 98: "Rasalhague"
  44. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, pp. 38–40
  45. The Wars of Reaving, p. 69
  46. The Wars of Reaving, p. 173
  47. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 48: "Timeline of the Jihad"
  48. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52: "The Jihad in Review"
  49. The Walking Dead
  50. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, pp. 17–18: "Righteous Fury"
  51. The Wars of Reaving, p. 174
  52. First Succession War, p. 137: "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  53. 53.0 53.1 Second Succession War, p. 97: "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery: Deployment Table"
  54. 20 Year Update, p. 51: "KungsArme Deployment Table"
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 63
  56. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Rasalhague Missions
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 38: "Radstadt"
  58. 58.0 58.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 188 "Rasalhague"
  59. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 109: "Corporations of the Ghost Bear Dominion - [Gorton, Kingsley, and Thorpe Enterprises]"

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