St. John

St. John
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3151
St. John nearby systems
St. John nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -13.447 : 400.874[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

In 2414, The Draconis Combine captured the world of St. John during Archon Katherine Steiner's wedding celebration to the Duke of Fatima, Deven Reynolds. The high importance of St. John to the Commonwealth forced the LCAF to undertake a major counterattack, led by Duke Reynolds. The offensive that would become known as the St. Johns Assault.[50]

In 2415, another invasion by the LCAF ends with Duke Reynold's tank destroyed in an overwhelming missile barrage during another failed attempt to retake St. John.[50]

[2417] The LCAF will make two more attempt to take St. John, in 2417 and 2418, both unsuccessful.[citation needed]

When Shiro Kurita launched his invasion of the Principality of Rasalhague in an attempt to annex the Principality and add it to the Draconis Combine during the 2330s and 2340s the brutalities inflicted by the Combine forces were such that many of the survivors fled from the Principality. In some instances, survivors from one or more Principality worlds banded together to found new colonies. Technicians from St. John joined with survivors from other worlds - craftsmen and artists from Predlitz and Kufstein as well as engineers from New Bergen - to settle the worlds of Bensinger, Steelton and Toland. All three worlds were on the outer reaches of settled human space, cold and icy worlds that would subsequently be courted by the growing Rim Worlds Republic.[2]

Star League[edit]

Prior to the Star League Civil War[edit]

In 2764, the 47th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division of the Star League Defense Force destroyed a base for the armed group called the Great North on Outpost, New Bergen and St. John. However, the SLDF troops thought they were defeating a group of Periphery separatists. In actuality, the group was made of ethnic Rasalhagians wanted for political and cultural crimes by the Draconis Combine. The SLDF troops were unknowingly doing the dirty work of oppressive Combine policies. This revelation nearly caused the entire Division to mutiny.[51]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Operation Revival[edit]

During Operation Revival the planet was conquered by Clan Wolf in April 3050. The planet was defended by the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th St. Johns Free Brigades and under the command of a hero of Rasalhague's fight for independence, Överste Klinton Meyer. Thanks to his aggressive defense Överste Meyer was able to hold out against Supernovas Command and Second of the 341st Assault Cluster until Star Colonel Ramon Sender forced his surrender by threatening the lives of innocent civilians. For this "dishonorable action" the Star Colonel was publicly reprimanded by Khan Ulric Kerensky.[52]

The Jihad[edit]

Clan Hell's Horses launched a invasion of the Clan Wolf holdings in the Inner Sphere in early 3071, acquiring holdings for their own relocation to Spheroid space. St. John was seized by the Hell's Horses at some point in March or early April, who then consolidated their hold on the world.[35]

Dark Age[edit]

At some point between the Second Combine-Dominion War and 3130 St. John was added to the Rasalhague Dominion.[43] [44]

In April 3147 St. John was one of three Dominion worlds attacked by the Hell's Horses during Operation NOYAN. The planet was successfully taken and reincorporated into the Hell's Horses Occupation Zone.[48]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

2786[edit]

3050[edit]

3079[edit]

3085[edit]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Yarnbury: The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • Five Crossroads: The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • The Zipper Ring: The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]
  • Rauma: The site of a major battle during Operation REVIVAL.[59]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 32 systems (29 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Alleghe 6.3 Rodigo 8.4 Bruben 14.6 Lovinac 19.0
The Edge 21.1 Liezen 22.0 Kirchbach 31.3 New Oslo 32.3
Svelvik 32.5 New Bergen 32.9 Unzmarkt 38.4 Outpost 38.4
Hermagor 39.1 Feltre 39.3 Norn 41.7 Balsta 44.0
New Caledonia 46.0 Mozirje 46.3 Christiania 46.6 Dawn 49.7
Hohenems 52.7 Rasalhague 53.9 Planting 54.2 Harvest 54.9
Leoben 55.0 Tovetin 56.5 Csesztreg 56.7 Kufstein 59.5
Ridderkerk 59.5 Ferleiten 61.0 Skallevoll 61.7 Chateau 62.5

References[edit]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 The Periphery, 1st Edition, p. 17, "Inner Sphere Politics"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 35, "Battle in the Age of War"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 31, "Draconis Combine after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
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  8. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
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  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
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  31. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  33. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 74, "Draconis Combine after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  34. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 15, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 31, "Clan Occupation Zones - [3072] Map"
  37. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  38. Field Report: Clans, p. 27, "Clan Wolf & Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Field Report: LAAF, p. 21, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079] "
  40. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  41. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  43. 43.0 43.1 Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 34, "Second Combine-Dominion War [December 3098 - December 3100" (Map)
  44. 44.0 44.1 Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 12, "Map of the Inner Sphere 3130"
  45. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  46. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  47. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  48. 48.0 48.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 44, "The Silence of the Clans"
  49. Shattered Fortress, p. 103, "Inner Sphere - 3151" (Map)
  50. 50.0 50.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 17 "The Steiner Way"
  51. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 191, "47th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division"
  52. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 58, "First Wave"
  53. Field Report 2765: DCMS, p. 16, "Rasalhague Regulars"
  54. First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 137, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 58, "First Wave"
  56. Field Report: Clans, p. 13, "Clan Hell's Horses Deployment Status"
  57. Field Manual: 3085, p. 125, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  58. Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 58

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