Rio

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Rio
Rio nearby systems (3151)
Rio nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 95.382 : -28.74[e]
Spectral class F8V[1]
Planets 6[1]

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

Rio
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
12 days[1]
Moons 1 (Aires)[1]
Surface gravity 1.2[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 30°C[1]
Surface water 60%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Katina Walker, Governor (3130)[1][2]
Hector Rodriquez, Legate (3130)[1][2]
Capital Reno[1]
Population 15,000,000 (3130)[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

When first settled, Rio was a beautiful world covered in scenic valleys. With little to export, the world instead became known as a prime vacation spot, artists colony, and tri-vid production planet. In 2223 the world joined[1] - or was conquered by, depending on the historical account cited[3] - the Tikonov Union, and when that power merged into the Capellan Confederation, Rio separated and joined the Terran Hegemony. It would become one of the largest centers of fine art, high-end tourism, and film making in the first Star League.[1]

The planet has two continents Grando and Pequeno, the planetary capital is located on Grando.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

The Succession Wars[edit]

After the fall of the first Star League, Rio was contested by several factions. Initially annexed by the Federated Suns, Rio was conquered as part of a small-scale Capellan Confederation military operation launched in early 2787; in addition to capturing Rio, by August 2787 the CCAF had also captured two other former Hegemony worlds that had been annexed by the Federated Suns, Angol and Tybalt.[16] Soon, the Capellan Confederation and Draconis Combine were fighting for control of Rio.[1] While cross-border clashes and raids between the CCAF and DCMS had been relatively common in the 2790s, the first full-scale battle between the two over control of Rio occurred in late 2800. The Combine attempted to invade Rio with a regiment from the Dieron Regulars brigade, following the routing of Capellan forces on the nearby world of Ronel in March 2800. The situation on Ronel was rather different to that on Rio, however; the defending garrison, the First Chesterton Voltigeurs, began by intercepting the DCMS DropShips with aerospace fighters while the DropShips were entering the upper atmosphere, and successfully shot down two DropShips, which crashed into the surface south of the port city of San Lucas. The remaining Regulars' DropShips managed to land, but found themselves immediately subject to artillery fire from the Voltigeurs, forcing the DropShips to boost for safety as soon as the last 'Mechs had managed to disembark. The Regulars attempted to quickly seize San Lucas to use as a base for operations, only to discover that the Voltigeurs had rigged a number of the tallest buildings in the city to collapse using explosives, as well as mining half the streets. Within half an hour of landing, the Regulars found themselves trapped in a burning, fiery hell that had once been a pristine resort town on a world that had enjoyed a reputation as a holiday paradise during the Star League era.[56]

The Confederation finally won uncontested control of Rio in 2806, but only by using nuclear weapons. The radiation forced most of the population to flee, and in the end the Confederation had taken control of a dead world. This would later be a problem as the Federated Suns realized the system's valuable strategic position for raiding the Confederation. For most of the Succession Wars the AFFS used the world as a strategic jump-off point for raids into the Confederation. In 2980 the CCAF attempted to conquer the world with a large fleet of AeroSpace Fighters and other aerospace assets, but the fleet was soundly defeated. This defeat triggered a reorganization of the CCAF's aerospace arm.[1]

The Jihad[edit]

A member of the Word of Blake Protectorate during the Jihad, Rio was one of the first worlds to be scouted by the allied coalition forged by Devlin Stone; scouts raided Rio and a number of other Protectorate worlds on the 25th of March 3076.[57][58] This was followed with an assault by coalition forces on the 1st of July. The allied assault on Rio was one of four planetary assaults on Protectorate worlds that took place simultaneously, with the other assault forces targetting the Al Na'ir, Rochelle and Van Diemen IV systems.[59][60]

Military Deployment[edit]

2764[edit]

2800[edit]

2821[edit]

3076[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the IV Triarii was at 50% of full strength, with 52% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

- At this point in time, the unit was at 65% of full strength with a "C" equipment rating.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Tybalt 9.9 Angol 12.6 Mirach 13.6 New Rhodes 14.7
Tikonov 15.4 New Florence 17.8 Alpha Eridani 18.5 Caselton 20.5
Tigress 20.7 Alrescha 23.4 Schedar 23.7 Mira 24.6
Yangtze 25.0 Hean 25.1 Ronel 26.1 Mesartim 26.9
Ankaa 28.3 Basalt 29.2 New Hessen 30.6 Sonnia 31.0
Ozawa 33.3 Almach 33.3 Hamal 33.9 Deneb Kaitos 34.6
Addicks 36.9 Edwards 36.9 Elbar 37.5 Mallory's World 38.2
Ruchbah 38.5 Nopah 38.6 Bharat 38.7 Demeter 41.0
Kansu 41.6 Kawich 41.6 Galatia 43.2 Slocum 44.0
Towne 45.0 Tedibyhr 45.5 Mara 45.8 Conwy 46.1
Waycross 46.1 Ingress 46.9 Chesterton 46.9 Buchlau 47.4
Azha 47.4 Cartago 48.2 Logandale 48.4 Tawas 48.6
Small World 48.8 Fletcher 48.9 Algol 49.5 Markab 51.5
Woodstock 51.8 Murchison 52.8 Halloran 53.3 Goderich 53.3
Errai 53.6 Helen 54.2 Cylene 54.8 Algot 54.9
Sheratan 55.0 Tianamon 55.1 Ulan Batar 55.3 Skat 55.6
Ningpo 56.0 Kentares 56.2 Pokhara 56.3 Acamar 56.7
Arboris 57.0 Sanilac 60.1 Tallassee 60.9 Valexa 60.9

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