Ruchbah

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Ruchbah
Ruchbah nearby systems (3151)
Ruchbah nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 57.383 : -22.794[e]
Spectral class F0VI[1]
Planets 2[1]

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

Ruchbah
Orbital view
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 1[1]
Jump point
distance
22 days[1]
Moons Unclear; see text
Surface gravity 1.1[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 25°C[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Garry Janetzke, Governor (3130)[1][2]
Marcella Slayton, Legate (3130)[1][2]
Capital Rook[1]
Population 148,000,000 (3130)[1][2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

There are two canonical sources offering contradictory information about Ruchbah that cannot be reconciled:

The BattleCorps story Eclipse, which is set on Ruchbah, establishes that Michaelson Heavy Industries is situated on the southern continent and that the planet has several moons (implicitly, at least three judging from one moon being described as the "smallest").[53]

By contrast, Ruchbah is depicted as having one continent dotted with several inland seas in the Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130) document. Michaelson Heavy Industries is shown on the shore of an inland sea on the northern hemisphere.[1]

The plains and tundra of this landmass make Ruchbah one of the most effective livestock producing planets in the Inner Sphere.[1]

BattleTech developer Ray Arrastia commented that the fiction (i.e. the description in Eclipse) "is more likely correct" but clarified that there would not be a definitive answer until Ruchbah is revisited in an official canonical product.[54]

Planetary History[edit]

Early Years[edit]

When first settled, the colony of Ruchbah had a home-grown military consisting of little more than horse-mounted cavalry troopers, which after easily defeated, allowed the neighboring Tikonov Union to take over the planet in 2228.[1] With the Terran Alliance weakening, Ruchbah was one of several worlds captured by the Tikonov Union during this era; also conquered were the nearby worlds of Algol, Mirach, Rio and Tybalt, all conquered prior to the formation of the Tikonov Grand Union in 2243.[55]

Although part of the Tikonov Grand Union, Ruchbah chose to join the Terran Hegemony instead of the Capellan Confederation. During the First Succession War the Federated Suns took control of the world. For most of the next three hundred years, Ruchbah was a well-known backwater that provided animal products to the Federated Suns.[1]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion military spending reached an all-time high. Michaelson Heavy Industries expanded their factories. As a result, during the Jihad when the Word of Blake tried to integrate the world into their Protectorate, they faced a constant low-level guerrilla war. The traditional horse-mounted cavalry units were augmented by the swift VTOLs of Michaelson Industries.[56]

The Jihad[edit]

The Word of Blake launched a wave of attacks during the first two weeks of July 3069 that targeted the worlds of Bharat, Deneb Kaitos, Ingress, Kawich and Ruchbah. Ruchbah's armed forces were quickly overwhelmed during the conventional assault, but the population resisted incorporation into the Word of Blake Protectorate, shifting from conventional warfare to a campaign of guerrilla resistance.[1][44]

Dark Age[edit]

Star Colonel Ulan[57] led the Shiva Keshik[58] of the Spirit Cats in an operation to capture the Michaelson Heavy Industries plant on Ruchbah[57][58] at the end of June[59] 3133.[58][59] Ulan's forces arrived on Ruchbah as the same time as forces from the Steel Wolves, leading to a battle for control of the factories. The Shiva Keshik captured the plant first, and used it as a base from which to battle the Steel Wolves. The Wolves manage to briefly drive the Spirit Cats back long enough to make off with a significant amount of material, but the Shiva Keshik managed to recapture and hold the factories.[58] While the Steel Wolves were looking for resources, the Spirit Cats' assault on Ruchbah was an attempt to find the haven predicted in the visions of Kev Rosse.[60]

Military Deployment[edit]

3067[edit]

3085[edit]

- At this point in time, the IV Principes was at 80% of full strength, with 81% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3145[edit]

- At this point in time, the unit was at 85% of full strength with a "A" equipment rating. The garrison was deployed across the Fletcher and Ruchbah systems.

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bharat Ur:[63]
  • Jericho: Town[64]
  • Rook: Capital city.[1]
  • Sand Gnat Cove:[65]


Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (79 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Kawich 7.6 Ingress 8.8 Fletcher 10.6 Basalt 10.8
Nopah 10.9 Deneb Kaitos 12.2 Sheratan 16.6 Small World 16.8
Tigress 18.6 Bharat 18.9 Hean 19.2 Woodstock 19.2
Ankaa 21.9 Hamal 22.0 Alpha Eridani 22.1 Acamar 23.8
Addicks 26.2 Errai 26.7 Yangtze 27.8 Azha 28.9
Epsilon Indi 29.1 Slocum 29.5 Lockdale 30.6 Northwind 30.6
Arboris 32.0 Tybalt 32.7 Helen 32.8 Towne 33.0
Bex 34.3 Angol 34.5 New Florence 35.1 Terra Firma 36.5
Quentin 37.0 Ozawa 37.5 Alrescha 38.0 Kansu 38.4
Rio 38.5 New Stevens 38.8 Epsilon Eridani 39.1 Pokhara 39.9
Genoa 41.3 Ronel 43.2 New Hessen 43.4 Ningpo 44.1
Nanking 45.1 Bryant 45.2 New Rhodes 45.5 Algol 45.6
Murchison 46.0 Fomalhaut 46.1 Saffel 47.0 Buchlau 47.7
Nirasaki 48.0 Tikonov 49.4 Caph 49.7 Galatia 49.8
New Home 51.2 Cynthiana 51.3 Brownsville 51.4 Deneb Algedi 51.5
Mirach 51.6 Conwy 52.6 Capolla 52.8 Aldebaran 52.8
Al Na'ir 54.1 Mira 54.5 Zurich 54.9 Mesartim 55.5
Keid 55.7 Halloran 56.4 Pleione 57.2 Nashira 57.2
Styx 57.7 Demeter 57.9 Almach 58.2 Poznan 58.6
Dieron 58.8 Caselton 58.9 Gan Singh 59.0 Schedar 60.5

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 85, "Ruchbah World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 10 "Prefecture IV"
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  44. 44.0 44.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  45. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  46. Field Report: Clans, p. 29, "Terran Corridor Clans Deployment Map [August 3079]"
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  53. Eclipse
  54. Answer given in this thread in the "Ask the Writers" section of the official BattleTech Forum
  55. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 20
  56. 56.0 56.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 137, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
  57. 57.0 57.1 A Silence In The Heavens p. 92-94
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  59. 59.0 59.1 Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 10, "Dark Age Timeline"
  60. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 16, "Spirit Cats"
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  63. Eclipse, Ch. 3
  64. Eclipse, Ch. 4
  65. Eclipse, Ch. 1
  66. Eclipse
  67. Republic Worlds p. 88
  68. Technical Readout: 3150 p. 110

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