Smithon

Smithon
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Smithon nearby systems
Smithon nearby systems
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 126.499 : -432.67[e]
Spectral class M0V[1]
Recharge time 201 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]
Planets 5[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Smithon V[edit]

Smithon V
Planetary Flag of Smithon
Planetary Flag of Smithon
Geophysical
System position 5th[1]
Jump point
distance
3.14[1]
Moons None[1]
Day length 16 hours[1]
Surface gravity 0.71[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 23° C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 45%[1]
Highest native life Insects[1]
Founding 3026
Infrastructure
Ruler Planetary Governor[1]
Population 3,200,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels D-C-C-C-D[1]
HPG (Representative) None

Planetary History[edit]

Smithon was a part of the Sian Commonality of the Capellan Confederation and was one of the border worlds adjacent to the Taurian Concordat during the Star League era. Smithon is located near Umgard and Tyrlon and vanished from maps during the Second Succession War.[9][12]

Smithon is a cold, arid world with poor soil. The SLDF Corps of Engineers built underground fortresses and armories in Smithon's canyons, and weapons batteries around them for defense. These later were occupied by the Capellan Confederation, and when the Capellans withdrew from region, the fortresses became subterranean cities and the home of House Karosas. The population is sustained by agroponic farming, with water supplied by a large water-purification installation at the north ice cap.[1]

In 2870, House Karosas joined with the noble houses of Coromodir, Guldra, Itrom, and Tyrlon to create the Aurigan Trade Partnership. In 2910, this transformed to the Aurigan Coalition, with the Karosas family on the Founding Council.[32]

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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.

The apocryphal BattleTech (Video Game) has Anvelt, "The First Moon of Smithon", as home to mining operations. It was on this moon that mercenaries under orders from Kamea Arano destroyed the Newgrange (Individual Union-class DropShip), killing the son of Commodore Samuel Ostergaard. During this same battle, the mercenaries captured Victoria Espinosa.[33]

Note: in the House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition) sourcebook, Smithon is explicitly noted as having no moons.[1]

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Planetary Rulers[edit]

House Karosas ruled Smithon until they were wiped out during the Restoration War.[34] Their role was taken up by the Planetary Governor of Smithon who also served as a pro tem member of the Founding Council.[35]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

  • Sixth Sian Dragoons[37]

2821[edit]

  • Sixth Sian Dragoons[37]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 40 systems (37 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Umgard 13.8 Mangzhangdian 14.6 Mechdur 16.9 Tyrlon 17.5
Brinton 22.7 Enkra 23.1 Girondas 28.6 Regis Roost 28.7
Aea 30.3 Zangul 30.9 Guldra 30.9 Katinka 31.3
Bringdam 34.4 Itrom 35.5 Qalzi 35.6 Ryans Fate 39.7
Panzyr 39.8 New Vandenburg 39.9 Ichlangis 40.1 Larsha 40.3
Gangtok 40.6 Brisbane 44.2 Laconis 47.2 Fjaldr 47.4
Coromodir 48.2 Kern 48.6 Heliat 53.1 Artru 54.2
Muridox 54.3 Merdal 54.4 Rollis 54.8 Weldry 54.8
Fairuza 56.3 Bergtatt 58.4 Flaum 58.4 Corodiz 58.5
Ward 59.6 Burton 60.1 Mandalas 60.7 Hurik 60.8

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 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 34: Smithon profile
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17: "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25: "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159: "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37: "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11: "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  8. First Succession War, pp. 24–25: "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 31: "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122–123: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. First Succession War, pp. 112–113: "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39: "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  13. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 12: "The Rimward Periphery - Map Placed on File 21-07-2890"
  14. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), pp. 14–15: Aurigan Coalition map (3022)
  15. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 5: "Introduction"
  16. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49: "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132: "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 10: Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 22: Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 10: Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  21. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60: "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 29: "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68: "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43: "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64: "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  26. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21: "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63: "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii: "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 10: "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 38: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI: "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 11
  33. BattleTech Video Game
  34. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 18
  35. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 28
  36. Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 13: "Regimental Status"
  37. 37.0 37.1 First Succession War, p. 136: "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"

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