Vipaava 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates61.258 : 370.634[e]

The Vipaava system was home to at least one habitable world and as of 3151 was located in the Rasalhague Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Vipaava system is located near the Pomme De Terre and Radlje systems.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Vipaava system was colonized at some point prior to the end of the Reunification War.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]


Atmospheric pressure(Breathable)
History and Culture
Main Languages(s)Swedenese[34]
Main Religion(s)Lutherian[34]
Government and Infrastructure

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Colonists from the Federal Democratic Republics of Finland, Norway and Sweden emigrated in significant numbers after the end of the War Damage Tax payments levied on them as a part of the international rebuilding effort following the Second Soviet Civil War. Choosing a world far from Terra and the oppressive bureaucracy that went with it, the first colonists left in the mid-twenty-third century and within sixty years had settled Rasalhague and eight other nearby worlds[5] including Vipaava.[6] In the late twenty-third century these worlds created a joint government to oversee the development of the worlds, creating the Rasalhague Consortium. Contact with other interstellar nations led to the Consortium evolving into the short-lived Principality of Rasalhague, prior to the Principality being conquered by the Draconis Combine in the early to mid-twenty-fourth century.[5]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In August 3050 Vipaava was invaded by Clan Ghost Bear at part of Operation REVIVAL, during the fourth wave of attacks. The invading forces were drawn from the Fourteenth Battle Cluster, which deployed Alpha Battle Star of the 23rd Battle Trinary and Alpha Nova Star of the 76th Supernova to capture the planet. The Ghost Bear forces issued a batchall to the defending 22nd Rasalhagian Free Company, a mixed unit of one 'Mech company and two infantry regiments, who agreed to the challenge and to meet at the Lion's Den, a rock outcropping well away from the nearest cities and towns. Suspecting a trap, the Ghost Bear warriors were surprised to find the defending the Twenty-second not only waiting to engage them at the location agreed upon, but then fought in an honorable fashion. Alpha Nova Star engaged the Twenty-second first and swiftly decimated the KungsArmé forces, forcing the survivors to surrender. The defeat of the Twenty-second was a major factor in convincing senior officers in the KungsArmé that winning a straight fight against Clan forces was impossible, and that new tactics would be needed.[36]

Dark Age[edit]

During the brief rebellion by Motstånd in 3125 Dominion forces under the command of Galaxy Commander Dalia Bekker pursued Motstånd leader Cilla Amdahl throughout the Blue Road cave network. With native Vipaavan assistance, Bekker's warriors trapped Amdahl's cell and capture the rebel leader, who was subsequently executed for decades of crimes against Dominion authority.[37]

Military Deployment[edit]





Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Bled: Planetary capital in 3050.[35]
  • Blue Road: extensive cave system.[37]
  • Lion's Den: A rock outcropping well away from the nearest cities and towns and site of the battle between the Twenty-second Rasalhagian Free Company and elements of the Fourteenth Battle Cluster from Clan Ghost Bear.[36]
  • Železniki: a small alpine village just outside of Bled.[35]

Companies and Industries[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 28 systems (26 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Radlje 7.2 Pomme De Terre 9.2 Predlitz 23.8 Last Frontier 25.6
Spittal 26.2 Jezersko 26.9 Rasalhague 29.1 Casere 31.6
Dawn 32.4 Trondheim 36.4 Ferleiten 39.7 Leoben 40.0
Goito 41.2 Hermagor 41.7 Courchevel 42.6 Christiania 44.0
Polcenigo 48.0 Corfu 48.4 New Oslo 48.6 Susquehanna 50.7
New Bergen 52.9 Balsta 53.1 Engadin 53.6 Radstadt 57.5
Soverzene 59.4 Svelvik 60.0 Jarett 60.5 Tovetin 60.7


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