Terra

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This article is about the planetary system. For the WarShip, see Terra (Individual McKenna-class WarShip).


Terra
Terra 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates0.00 : 0.00
Star names1
Spectral classG2V
Recharge time183 hours
Recharge station(s)Nadir, Zenith
Planet(s)9[1][See Notes]

Terra is the home planet of humanity. Called the "cradle of civilization" by the inhabitants of the thirty-first and thirty-second centuries, Terra has been the capital of several interstellar nations and is the most industrialized planet in the Inner Sphere.

While Terra is the third planet from the star Sol, "Terra" as a term has come to be understood as encompassing all of the Sol system. The second planet, Venus, and the fourth planet, Mars, are also inhabited. In addition, the Titan shipyards is an orbital factory that can build and repair JumpShips and WarShips.

Political Affiliation[edit]


Terra II (Venus)[edit]

Venus
Astrophysical
Also known asTerra II
System positionSecond
Jump Point distance9 days[23]
MoonsNone
Geophysical
Surface gravity0.98[citation needed]
Highest native lifeNone[23]
LandmassesAt least 2 (Ishtar Terra, Aphrodite Terra)[24]
History and Culture
Population200,250,000 (2766),[23]
9,000 (3025),[23]
0 (3061)[25]
Government and Infrastructure
CapitalAphros[23]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

As part of Project Aphrodite, efforts to terraform Venus began in the late twenty-second century and the planet's climate had mellowed enough by 2203 to allow for manned exploration. Twenty huge atmosphere-reconditioning factories were constructed to continue and maintain the change to a habitable environment. Although the first colonists preoccupied themselves with mining efforts, in 2245 Timothy Gothic discovered the planet's surface could be turned into an excellent fertilizer, and before long Venus had become humanity's breadbasket, producing enough food to feed Terra, Mars, and even the struggling colonies outside the system.[23]

Aphros was established as the planetary capital in 2232 and a decade later, the Military Academy of Aphros was completed.[23] During the Star League era, it was one of the three most prestigious military academies. It featured a substantial naval wing and was best known for training advanced MechWarrior skills, also being the site of the Gunslinger Program.[26]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

During the Rim Worlds Republic seizure of the Terran system, the Military Academy of Aphros was targeted with nuclear weapons, killing the Star League Defense Force troops but leaving most of the infrastructure intact. When the SLDF returned to liberate Venus in 2777, the massive but fragile sunshade that had helped cool the planet was ripped apart in an attempt by the defenders to redeploy it as a weapon. This meant the terraformed world would warm significantly and Venus was reliant on the ground-based installations.[24] The new ComStar government decided it would no longer maintain the world and its vast farmlands due to lack of need, but among the rumors were that they did not possess the technological knowledge to maintain the systems.[27]

De-Terraformed[edit]

By 3028, half of the automated climate control stations had failed and the atmosphere had changed considerably, with most of the soil stripped by harsh winds.[23] In 3059, the last functioning terraforming control plant was vaporized by a tactical nuclear device, destroying a Shunners enclave in the process.[28] Two years later, the remaining citizens were forced to leave and the Military Academy of Aphros was reopened by the Word of Blake.[25]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Aphrodite Station (in orbit): former headquarters of the terraformers and principal port for the Rim Worlds Navy during the Amaris Coup[24]
  • Aphrodite Terra: a continent[24]
  • Aphros: planetary capital[23]
  • Genny: a city[23]
  • Guinevere: a sea containing islands that were popular vacation spots for the Terran ultra-rich[24]
  • Ishtar Terra: a continent[24]
  • Kilic: a city[23]
  • Lavinia: a sea containing islands that were popular vacation spots for the Terran ultra-rich[24]
  • Shunners enclave: small domed city (destroyed 3059)[28]

Companies and Industries[edit]


Terra III (Terra)[edit]

Terra
Terra Orbital View.jpg
Astrophysical
Also known asTerra III
System positionThird[32]
Jump Point distance9.12 days[32]
Moons1 (Luna)[32]
Geophysical
Surface gravity1.0[32]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[32]
Equatorial temperature22°C[32]
Surface water71%[32]
Highest native lifeMammals[32]
Landmasses7
History and Culture
Population12,000,000,000 (2766),[33]
6,000,000,000 (3025),[33]
6,350,000,000 (3076),[32]
12,678,000,000 (3130)[34]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPresident of the Terran Congress Chris Windsor-Cameron (3076),[35]
Planetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Helen Richter (3130)[34]
HPG ClassA (Multiple)[32]

History of Terra[edit]

Since the dawn of interplanetary travel, seven flags have flown over Terra.

Terran Alliance[edit]

Terra was the seat of the Terran Alliance (renamed from Western Alliance in 2086). During the twenty-second and early twenty-third centuries the Alliance Parliament oversaw humanity's initial colonization efforts among the stars. This mass migration, eventually dubbed the 'Great Exodus', was responsible for the depopulation of Terra and solved the overpopulation problem the planet had been facing since the twentieth century. Following the Alliance's humiliating defeat in the Outer Reaches Rebellion of 2235–2236, Terra spitefully declared all colony worlds beyond a 30 light-year radius independent, whether such worlds wanted independence or not. From 2236 until its final destruction in 2315, the Terran Alliance focused inward on Terra. As repression and tyranny grew unchecked on Terra, the Alliance Parliament became riven with factionalism, until civil war erupted on Terra in 2315, leading to the downfall of the Terran Alliance.

Terran Hegemony[edit]

As the Alliance Global Militia had remained aloof from the Alliance government's petty infighting, its leader, Admiral James McKenna, was able to use his fleet to end the civil war on Terra and dissolve the Alliance Parliament. The old nation-state members of the Alliance became provinces under a single world government crafted by McKenna, who established the Terran Hegemony upon the ruins of the Alliance, and was elected its first Director-General by the Terran public.

Having reestablished order upon humanity's homeworld, McKenna next solidified his control of the other worlds that had made up the Alliance. With the former Alliance's borders secure, Terra set about expanding its sphere of influence. Trade and diplomacy persuaded a few systems to join the Hegemony, but most of its new acquisitions were conquered by the Terran-dominated Hegemony Armed Forces. After a disastrous setback at Syrma in 2338 and McKenna's subsequent retirement, however, the Hegemony's new leader Michael Cameron focused upon consolidating Terra's empire and establishing relations with the neighboring states that had sprung into existence.

Under the Cameron dynasty, Terra solidified its position as the military, political, and economic center of the Hegemony. In particular, arms manufacturing was concentrated upon Terra. In addition, national loyalty to individual Terran nations was weakened and finally replaced by allegiance to Terra as a single world. Terra's environmental scars from centuries of industrialization and overpopulation were erased and the planet was converted into a beautiful capital world.

Star League[edit]

McKenna's dream of reuniting all of humanity under Terran rule finally came into fruition with the creation of the Star League, which unified humankind under Terra and House Cameron. The Star League's capital, officially known as the Court of the Star League and unofficially as Unity City, was located near Puget Sound on the continent of North America.

In 2690 intelligence reached Star League command that Periphery secessionists had constructed a nuclear weapons plant in the Terran system's Oort cloud, a collection of icy bodies in the outer reaches of the solar system. Fearing an imminent terrorist attack, a hasty taskforce of Stinger LAMs and four brand-new Wasp LAMs flew to the facility and destroyed it with Arrow IV Artillery. This threat to the heart of the Hegemony likely served as yet another impetus to the Space Defense System.[36]

Terra's golden age came to an end with the conquest of Terra in the Amaris Coup of 2767, and the subsequent Amaris Civil War. Far from opposing Amaris, many Terrans in fact supported him—first in accepting his deposition of the incompetent Richard Cameron, and later against the Star League Defense Force's leader Aleksandr Kerensky when the latter invaded the Hegemony. It was only when Terra itself was devastated by the SLDF Operation LIBERATION and the atrocities of Amaris' increasingly desperate forces that public opinion turned against the Usurper. The postwar purging of Amaris collaborators and Kerensky's Exodus left Terra and the Hegemony without any effective government, and consequently the Hegemony was defenseless against the depredations of the Great Houses.

ComStar[edit]

With the death of the Cameron dynasty, the only thing the Star League Council could agree upon was the necessity of rebuilding the shattered hyperpulse generator network that allowed interstellar communication. They appointed Jerome Blake to this task. Kerensky bequeathed whole divisions of troops to Blake. The onset of the Succession Wars forced Blake to stop short of his goal of reforming the Terran Hegemony, but he was able to ensure total ComStar control over the Terran system.

A shroud of secrecy descended over Terra while the quasi-mystical ComStar ruled the system. On Terra, they hid untold divisions of troops and protected Star League-era technology, while the Successor States blasted themselves back to the Industrial Revolution. ComStar ran their HPG network from the First Circuit Compound on Hilton Head Island.

In 3014, Anton Marik, Chancellor Maximilian Liao and Jaime Wolf met on Terra to sign a contract putting Wolf's Dragoons in service to Anton Marik for his upcoming revolt in the Free Worlds League.[37]

In the late 3020s, Terra played host to the marriage of First Prince Hanse Davion and Archon-Designate Melissa Steiner that touched off the Fourth Succession War.

Word of Blake[edit]

In 3058, the Word of Blake splinter faction of ComStar seized control of the Terran system from ComStar. In 3065, it became the capital of the new Blake Protectorate. It was also host to at least three invasions. The first, Task Force Vengeance, came from Wolf's Dragoons in 3068. ComStar launched the second, Case White, shortly thereafter. Both of these attacks failed. The third invasion, led by Devlin Stone, was successful and resulted in the defeat of the Word of Blake and the cessation of their Jihad. At least one tactical nuclear device was used during that invasion to destroy the First Circuit Compound.

Republic of the Sphere[edit]

After the defeat of the Word of Blake, Devlin Stone created the Republic of the Sphere. Terra was home to the Republic's capital city of Geneva, Switzerland.[35]

From 3095 through 3125, the Golden Sun Awards, a major awards show for the Republic's entertainment industry, were hosted almost exclusively on Terra.[38]

Anastasia Kerensky, leader of the Steel Wolves, unsuccessfully attacked the planet in the early 3130s, hoping to fulfill the ancient Clan goal of capturing Terra. Shortly thereafter, infighting occurred between troops loyal to the Republic's Exarch Jonah Levin and forces organized by Senate loyalists. Aided by Prince's Champion Julian Davion and his Federated Suns contingent, Levin's troops were able to drive the Senate loyalists off of Terra.

The planet's hyperpulse generator station was one of the few working inside the Republic of the Sphere in 3135.[39]

For decades, The Wall kept the so-called Fortress Republic worlds protected, including Terra, until it was reduced to include only that planet.[40]

Clan Wolf[edit]

Main Article: Battle of Terra (3151)

Terra would become the final battle of the ilClan Trials between Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon. After a failed assassination attempt on both Clan leaderships of Wolf and Jade Falcon, Devlin Stone would speak to Alaric as a way to surrender to his forces, however Alaric would not accept the proposal and bring Malvina into the equation. Both Khans would agree with one term made by Alaric which involved disbanding the Republic of the Sphere. Devlin agreed to the terms and made good on his promise right away, much to his dismay.[41] With the disbandment settled Alaric would reach out to Malvina to offer her a Trial that she could not refuse: the right of being the ilClan of the Star League and ilKhan. Both Clans would have a ceremony to signify the importance of the battle.

The Trial would take place on the North American continent, in the city of Ottawa, where both Clans would fight an intense battle. Clan Wolf and their allies would take heavy losses against the Jade Falcons, but the battle ended when Malvina Hazen was defeated by Anastasia Kerensky.[42]

After the victory of Clan Wolf in 3151, they would become the ilClan of the Star League and claim Terra as their capital. Along with the other changes, Clan Jade Falcon would become a bodyguard Clan[43] and the Smoke Jaguars would be re-formed and bound to the ilKhan.[42]

Military Deployment[edit]

3055[edit]

3085[edit]

- The Lament were at 95% strength with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The Pride were at 35% strength with 93% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The unit was at 85% strength with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

3135[edit]

  • Unnamed Republic amphibious warfare company[48]

3145[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Local Flora and Fauna[edit]


Terra IV (Mars)[edit]

Mars
Mars Flag.jpg
Astrophysical
Also known asTerra IV
System positionFourth[78]
Jump Point distance9.15 days[78]
Moons2 (Phobos, Deimos)[78]
Geophysical
Surface gravity0.38[78]
Atmospheric pressureThin (Breathable)[78]
Equatorial temperature12°C (Arid)[78]
Surface water39%[78]
Highest native lifeNone[78]
History and Culture
Colonized2205
Population71,000,000 (2766),[79]
1,000,000 (3025),[79]
1,250,000 (3076)[78]
Government and Infrastructure
Noble RulerPrecentor Martial Cameron St. Jamais (3076)[78]
HPG ClassA (Multiple)[78]

History of Mars[edit]

Terran Alliance[edit]

The Terran Alliance set about taming Mars in the late twenty-first century. After years of study and research, this effort culminated in Project Lowell, which began in 2110 and continued despite the concurrent success of the Deimos Project and access to extrasolar habitable planets.

Project Lowell was in many ways a brute force, and massive ignorance, terraforming scheme that crafted a habitable environment by throwing raw comets at Mars, releasing potent greenhouse gases like chlorofluorocarbons, spreading aggressive engineered terraforming microbes and plants like the Arctic Blue Moss, and dealing with the problems of this "from the hip" terraforming later.

However, Lowell's methods had two advantages: they were fast, delivering an atmosphere that could be breathed unassisted in less than a century (officially 2201, when the average planetary temperature also rose above freezing), and they established a self-sustaining ecosystem that was far more enduring than the worlds (like Mars' sister Venus) that depended on technological environmental stabilization, like Storm Inhibitors, oxygen factories, atmospheric processors, and seismic suppressor stations.

Project Lowell filled much of Mars' low lying northern hemisphere with cometary water delivered simply by steering and slamming comets into Mars. However, the bulk delivery of water by cometary impact could not be repeated after Project Lowell was declared a success in 2205 and humans began settling the world. (That settlement was driven by mining companies, because by 2200 any Terran seeking a planet to colonize would not willingly select muddy, frigid, ugly Mars when much more attractive worlds were available outside the Terran system).

The inability to simply smash cubic kilometers of water onto Mars became a real problem by the latter half of the twenty-third century: the dry, fractured crust soaked water like a sponge, threatening to dry up rivers, lakes, and even the deep Hellas Basin Sea. The then prosperous Ryan Ice Cartel, which had conquered a similar challenge to deliver cubic kilometers of water ice to its customers at a time when DropShips might bear a couple thousand tons of payload, offered the solution: a "skyhook" dangling from Mars' inner moon Phobos would drop the water ice to the planet with only city-shattering force (rather than continent-shattering).

The Phobos Skyhook targeted (mostly successfully) its falling icebergs at the already flooded Valles Marineris, right where the super canyon crossed the equator and emptied into the manmade Northern Ocean at Chryse Planitia. However, the southern Hellas Basin Sea was isolated from that new water by the high southern continental plateau and the equatorial orbit of Phobos. The solution was simple and fed on those early dreams of Mars: an artificial canal between the Northern Ocean (specifically, the Isidis Planitia Sea) and Hellas Basin Sea. Though simple in concept, this would be the largest excavation project undertaken by man. The "Schiaparelli Project" carved a canal 1800 km long and kilometers deep, albeit aided by repeated Lowell cometary impacts that had anticipated the canal. Because the canal — and Hellas Basin Sea — were not necessary to Mars' terraforming, the Martian mining companies did not contribute to it (though they happily accepted contracts to dig the canal). Instead, the Schiaparelli Project was half funded by the ultra-rich of Terra, who were lured by dreams of estates carved to order on a low-gravity canyon paradise.[57]

Terran Hegemony[edit]

This would leave the Hegemony with a headache of ongoing ecological adjustment programs in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth centuries.

The aftermath of Project Lowell would occupy the Terran Alliance and Terran Hegemony for centuries, and led directly to the world crafting of the Terran Hegemony's ultra-rich. Under the Terran Hegemony's aegis, the ongoing projects to terraform Mars, gradually ceased terraforming and became artistic endeavors. The results of those mammoth "world crafting" projects, often private vanity projects of the ultra-rich, are the topic of this article.

Mars' Grand Canal exemplified some of the more ostentatious displays of that wealth. It was not simply carved between the Lowell crater chains to link the Hellas Basin and Isidis Planitia Seas. The walls hosted terraces large enough for small cities (and some held small cities for the armies of servants who once lived on some estates), gardens grown wild that were better measured in square kilometers than hectares, and even private fjords carved for those who did not want to live on the "crowded" Grand Canal proper. After passing through kilometers of the Grand Canal carved with 2000-meter-high bas-reliefs of long-dead trillionaires, two opposing fjords formerly owned by the Windsor-Smalls: not satisfied with Mars' native seasons, the family had created a year-round winter fjord cooled by subterranean and underwater fusion-powered heat pumps of a scale sufficient to refrigerate many square kilometers despite a lack of roofing. The ski slopes hosted some of the best "powder" in the Terran system. Across the Grand Canal, the waste heat of the refrigeration system produced a balmy, tropical fjord with white sand beaches and moderate surf driven by the largest wave generators ever built.[57]

Star League[edit]

These great estates lay abandoned, stripped by orders of the dysfunctional postbellum Hegemony government, because so very many of the occupants sided with Stefan Amaris during the Amaris Civil War. Indeed, Reginald Windsor-Small V was appointed Mars planetary rules by Amaris.

At its peak in 2765, Mars hosted over 70 million people: a few hundred thousand in the highly automated mining industry, a few thousand of the richest people in the Inner Sphere, and tens of millions who catered to the ultra-rich.

That population plummeted after 2778 when the Terran system was liberated because Mars had become an enclave for Amaris' supporters.[57]

ComStar[edit]

With no customers, the Martian service industry disintegrated, leaving about 1 million miners and their families to feed Terra's mineral needs by 2800.

Vengeful mobs and the restored Hegemony government were merciless to Amaris' supporters. While this was necessary in some cases (no one would leave Amaris' handpicked planetary governors in power), the craving for vengeance in the Hegemony reached the point where all of the elected officials and professional civil servants who had been in government during Amaris' tenure were banned from office, as were many professionals of all stripes who had joined Amaris' pet political parties simply to keep their jobs.

ComStar largely ignored Terra's sibling for the next two hundred and fifty years, treating it as nothing more than a sleepy mining world. But this neglect came with unplanned, undesirable evolution in the terraformed environment.[57]

Word of Blake[edit]

Upon inheriting Mars, the Word of Blake found a low-cost means of securing the loyalty of Martians. Mars was restive after centuries of neglect and rumors that the Word’s "toaster worshipers" might frown on the large-scale use of robots in the mining industry. Nothing of the sort was true – the Word needed Mars, and needed its industry to grow to revive the fortunes of new members of the Word of Blake Protectorate. After consulting with wary mining company managers, the Word agreed readily to their proposals. Investment, new employees, and updated machinery boosted short-term production while the Word began a medium-term program of lowering operating expenses by adjusting Mars' terraforming.

In the centuries since Kerensky had fled the Inner Sphere, Mars' environment had not been maintained at all. It is a testament to the Lowell Program that Mars remained habitable despite the neglect, and probably would've been tolerable to humans for millennia more. However, it was not pleasant. The crust was drying up Mars, the ozone layer was failing, and the long seasons drove inhabitants into domed towns to escape the harsh weather. The environmental changes made mining Mars increasingly expensive. The Word revived the Phobos Skyhook in 3060, sending the first comets "gently" into the old receiving area at the Chryse Planitia Sea (the resulting tsunamis had the unfortunate side effect of stripping bare the once beautiful subtropical beaches, leaving a barren landscape). Titanian nitrogen thickened the atmosphere by some 30 millibars while resown terraforming moss darkened the south pole and algae cracked oxygen from the new water. Thriving fusion-powered ore processors ramped up their power output simply for the waste heat to melt the space icebergs now floating through the Northern Ocean.

As of 3071, the Word of Blake's efforts have rendered Mars several degrees warmer, reflooded river beds, and secured the loyalty of the miners. Mars is, however, currently wrought by unpredictable tempests as its atmosphere and seas find new equilibrium. This is not always a problem: One brutal polar storm in the Martian autumn of 3067 is thought to have contributed to the demise of the Dragoon invaders on the now barren shores of Chryse Planitia, quickly killing MechWarriors with exposure as their cockpits were breached. Predictions said that if the current economic boom continued, perhaps those magnificent estates on the Grand Canal may soon find new inhabitants or, at least, tourists will rediscover one of mankind’s greatest wonders.[57]

The world was taken by Devlin Stone's coalition during the Battle of Mars (3078).

Planetary Locations[edit]

Companies and Industries[edit]


Terra V (Jupiter)[edit]

Jupiter
Astrophysical
Also known asTerra V
System positionFifth

Jupiter is the largest planet within the Terran system and hosts dozens of moons. Many of these moons were used as training grounds during the reign of the Star League.

Companies and Industries[edit]


Terra VI (Saturn)[edit]

Saturn
Astrophysical
Also known asTerra VI
System positionSixth
Moons(Titan)

The second largest planet within the Terran system. This gas giant has a massive ring system as well as well as dozen of moons. Its largest moon, Titan, hosts the massive naval construction facilities of the the Titan Yards.

Companies and Industries[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

^ In the real world, our solar system has consisted of eight planets since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union designated Pluto as a "dwarf planet." However, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, published in 2010, names Pluto as the ninth planet. This indicates that either the IAU never reclassified Pluto, or that at some point between 2006 and 3079 (the year Jihad Hot Spots: Terra is set), the decision was reversed.

The author of that section, Mike Miller, stated that Pluto had never been redefined as a "dwarf planet" in BattleTech. It was meant as a subtle indication that BattleTech's universe was well on its way to be an alternate timeline by the time Jihad Hotspots: Terra was written.

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 88 systems (85 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Rigil Kentarus 3.8 Sirius 8.3 Keid 10.6 Procyon 12.2
Tau Ceti 12.8 Caph 12.9 Killbourn 14.1 New Home 14.6
Altair 16.3 Bryant 18.7 Dieron 19.3 Carver 21.4
Fomalhaut 21.6 Yorii 22.6 New Stevens 23.2 Xi Ursae Majoris 24.8
Thorin 24.8 Graham 25.7 Asta 25.9 Epsilon Eridani 28.1
Saffel 28.2 Rocky 29.8 Chara 29.9 Brownsville 30.5
Hechnar 31.0 Muphrid 31.3 Zavijava 31.8 Oliver 32.6
Epsilon Indi 33.1 Imbros 34.1 Northwind 34.2 Lipton 34.5
Zollikofen 34.8 Outreach 34.8 Pollux 35.2 Athenry 35.6
Styx 36.3 Denebola 37.9 Devil's Rock 39.3 Nirasaki 39.4
Lockdale 40.4 Terra Firma 40.5 Dyev 41.2 Capolla 42.2
Tabit 43.6 Castor 43.7 Pike 44.1 Menkent 44.6
Lyons 45.0 Sheratan 46.2 Haddings 46.2 Hall 46.4
Ko 47.5 Quentin 47.6 New Britain 48.0 Deneb Algedi 48.7
Talitha 48.7 Chaville 50.1 Lone Star 50.6 Chisholm 51.0
Zosma 51.2 Afleir 51.4 Summer 51.5 Small World 52.2
Fletcher 52.4 Errai 52.6 Ingress 53.0 Van Diemen 53.0
Atria 54.1 Hsien 54.6 Acamar 55.2 Nusakan 55.5
Bex 56.2 Nanking 56.5 Mandal 56.7 Kervil 57.2
Woodstock 57.5 Alkalurops 57.7 Wasat 58.1 Nashira 58.3
Mizar 58.3 Helen 58.3 Sabik 58.5 Lambrecht 59.1
Telos 59.6 Alioth 60.6 New Dallas 60.6 Marcus 61.0

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  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 The Star League, p. 131: "Weapons Industries - Manufacturers"
  59. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 246: "AHB-443 Ahab"
  60. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 210: "CON-7 Carbine ConstructionMech"
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 First Succession War, p. 125: "Shipbuilding Casualties of the First Succession War"
  62. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 192
  63. Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers, p. 13: "SWF-606CA Swift Aaron"
  64. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 212
  65. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 176: "Burke"
  66. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 100: "PRF-1R Prefect"
  67. Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 138: "Essex Profile"
  68. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 109: "Breaking Krupp"
  69. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 2, p. 15 - "Black Eagle DropShip"
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 219: "Corporations of the Word of Blake - [O'Neil Yards]"
  71. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 7: "EMP-1A Emperor"
  72. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 6: "Goshawk II RISC"
  73. 73.0 73.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218: "Corporations of the Word of Blake - [Skobel MechWorks]"
  74. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 2, p. 17: "Tortoise II Battle Armor"
  75. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 18, "Moray Attack Sub Profile"
  76. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 168: "Thor Artillery Vehicle"
  77. MechWarrior, 3rd Edition, p. 178: "Food and Drink"
  78. 78.00 78.01 78.02 78.03 78.04 78.05 78.06 78.07 78.08 78.09 78.10 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 221: "Mars Profile"
  79. 79.0 79.1 The Star League, p. 174: "Mars"
  80. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 23: "Aisling Connor profile"
  81. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 2, pp. 14 & 31 "Saturn Patrol Ship"
  82. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 65: "Distant Thunder: The Belter Communities and Jupiter"

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