Roche

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Roche
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 67.865 : 1869.935[e]
Spectral class F2V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours
Planets 1

Political Affiliation[edit]


Roche I[edit]

Roche I
Geophysical
Jump point
distance
18.75 days[1]
Moons 7[1]
Surface gravity 0.8[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 40°C[1]
Surface water 50%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Infrastructure
Population 51,000 (2834)[1]
31,000,000 (3062)

Planetary Description[edit]

Roche is a world located in the Kerensky Cluster in Clan space.

Planetary History[edit]

Roche was the capital of the former Clan Widowmaker. During the last battles of the Trial of Absorption of Clan Widowmaker by Clan Wolf in 2834, several Scorpion warriors watched as Clan Wolf forces pursued the remaining forces of Clan Widowmaker into the abandoned city of Porthos. There the Widowmakers sprung a trap on the unsuspecting Wolf forces and taunted them with their imminent death. Ethan Moreau, the Goliath Scorpion Loremaster, driven by his own surkairede to defend Nicholas Kerensky and his kin (aka Clan Wolf) charged his Black Knight 'Mech into the city to attack the Widowmakers and save the Wolf unit. Both Wolf and Scorpion forces joined against the Widowmakers and were able to escape the trap, but with heavy casualties. At first, Clan Wolf was furious at the Scorpions for interfering with the Trial of Absorption, but Wolf Khan Jerome Winson eventually accepted Moreau's interference as an honor debt to Nicholas Kerensky. Clan Wolf would later ceded the Scorpions much of the Widowmaker enclave on Roche, including the Widowmaker's military headquarters in the massive fortress of Spiderholm. Roche would soon become the capital of Clan Goliath Scorpion.

Roche is also home to the Goliath Scorpions underground museum where they keep relics and items from the Star League that they have discovered, captured from rival clans or brought from the Inner Sphere.[3]

Following the exile of Clan Goliath Scorpion from the Clan Homeworlds during the Wars of Reaving Roche was seized by Clan Cloud Cobra, and by 3090 was the primary stronghold of the Cloud Cobras within the Homeworlds. Beginning in 3086 the Cloud Cobras began trading with Clan Star Adder and Clan Coyote; with three-quarters of the Cloud Cobra's total military production originating on Roche, some of the ProtoMechs manufactured on Roche were traded to the Star Adders while the Coyotes received supplies of germanium; in exchange, the Cloud Cobras received DropShips and AeroSpace Fighters.[2]

Garrisoning Military Force[edit]

3061[4][edit]

3067[5][edit]

Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Tiber  ??.?? Hoard  ??.?? Hellgate  ??.?? Glory  ??.??

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption, p. 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 8, "Recent Happenings"
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 103-107, "Clan Goliath Scorpion"
  4. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164, "The Warden Clans"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 75, "Crusader Clans TO&E" and p.78, "Warden Clans TO&E"

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