Utrecht

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

Utrecht
Utrecht nearby systems (3151)
Utrecht nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 23.514 : 236.473[e]

System Description[edit]

System History[edit]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Utrecht[edit]

Utrecht
Geophysical
Infrastructure
Capital Naragajan

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, the 40th Dragoon Regiment of the XXXVI Corps (Star League), attacked a stronghold of the Hand Vrijheid, a terrorist group, in the city of Nieuwegein. The fighting destroyed large sections of the city and killed many civilians, but did little to disrupt the actions of the terrorists.[43]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

Utrecht was attacked as part of the wave of attacks launched during Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in October 3028, to exploit the successes of the first wave of attacks[44] with the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces deploying the Fourteenth Donegal Guards, to capture the planet.[44] The fourteenth had assumed control of the Utrecht when the DCMS counterattacked in December, dropping the Seventh Sword of Light on the planet.[45] The battle for control of Stanzach bogged down and the planet was still contested when the lull between operations began in early 3029.[46]

The campaign for control of Utrecht promptly became something of a nightmare for both commands; Tai-sho Moshio Yodetobo surprised Colonel Hardy when they chose to reinforce the planetary militia, but the rocky surface of Utrecht made for terrible fighting conditions. The Seventh Sword occupied the Labbie Plateau and the planetary capital city located there, Naragajan. Utrecht represented the tip of the deepest salient into Combine space and Yodoteobo was confident that the Fourteenth wouldn't be able to remain so deep in enemy territory.[20]

Hardy's forces captured the city of Bandor, located on the other side of the world to Naragajan, hoping to draw the Seventh Sword out of it's positions on the Labbie Plateau, but Yodetobo was willing to cede control of the rest of the planet if it meant retaining control of Naragajan. Hardy had little choice but to launch what became known as the "March of Stones", a grueling cross-country trek that saw the Fourteenth subject to repeated attacks by Combine aerospace fighters as it moved towards Naragajan. The March took five weeks, but exposed the flaw in Yodatobo's plans when Hardy was able to encircle Naragajan and block the roads leading to the capital. Deprived of supply lines, Yodetobo quickly determined that Naragajan's food supply would only last a week, and the aerospace forces that had been so useful during the March had been rendered ineffective as the Fourteenth hugged the rocky sides of the plateau. After a week-long siege, Yodetobo had no choice other than to launch an assault to try and break out through the Fourteenth's lines.[20]

Yodetobo launched an all-out assault on the Fourteenth's forces located east of Naragajan, where the Fourteenth discovered that the rocky terrain made it just as easy to hold the low ground as the high ground; while the Fourteenth's troops held the Seventh Sword's lead companies to the east, the Fourteenth's elements located to the west of Naragajan charged up the plateau and into the city, plowing through the handful of Sword 'Mechs guarding the western approach and onto the airfield where the Combine fighters were refueling. The Fourteenth quickly destroyed the grounded fighters even as DropShips landed on the eastern end of the Plateau to provide the Seventh Sword with an escape route. The Fourteenth had captured Utrecht and defeated the Seventh Sword, but had taken higher overall losses than their opponents during the campaign.[20]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion, Utrecht surrendered without a fight to Clan Ghost Bear in March 3052. Khan Bjorn Jorgensson personally signed the treaty of surrender when his Ourse Keshik landed on the planet. Rich in natural resources necessary for the construction of Ferro-Fibrous Armor, the Ghost Bears have since set up a large mining operation to extract the valuable ore.[47]

Military Deployment[edit]

2786[edit]

2821[edit]

3030[edit]

3054[edit]

3061[edit]

Geography[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bandor: a city on Utrecht[20]
  • Naragajan: the planetary capital city, located on the Labbie Plateau[20]
  • Nieuwegein: city with ties to a terrorist group during the Star League era[53]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 56 systems (55 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Nox 10.9 Maule 12.1 Eguilles 14.1 Skandia 15.0
Altenmarkt 16.0 Rubigen 19.9 Halesowen 20.0 Setubal 20.7
Shardayne 21.7 Toffen 23.3 Ardoz 24.6 Diosd 26.5
Mannedorf 27.3 Ramsau 27.6 Najha 28.1 Satalice 30.0
Oyevaina 31.0 Lamar 31.5 Pilkhua 31.9 Fefferfer 33.9
Krenice 33.9 Kiesen 34.0 Lothan 36.9 Chandler 37.5
Tukayyid 38.2 Carse 39.4 Meilen 40.1 Dehgolan 41.6
Galuzzo 41.6 Sternwerde 42.1 Numki 43.7 Caldrea 44.4
Heiligendreuz 46.0 Shirotori 47.1 Ueda 47.2 Thun 47.5
Kiamba 47.7 Marawi 48.1 Hainfeld 48.9 Darius 52.4
Odabasi 52.7 Karston 52.9 Quarell 54.2 Muswell 54.4
Jabuka 54.7 Alshain 54.9 Gunzburg 54.9 Suk 56.3
Grumium 57.2 Domain 57.5 Dumaring 57.6 Sulafat 57.8
Dove 58.8 Hyperion 59.1 Kobe 59.2 Tinaca 60.0

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