Warlock

This article is about the planet Warlock. For the Lola III-class WarShip, see Warlock (Lola III).

Warlock[edit]

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

Warlock
← 3135
3151
Warlock nearby systems
Warlock nearby systems
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 120.192 : -257.747[e]
Spectral class F9IV[1][2][3]
Recharge time 180 hours[2][3]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2][3]

The Warlock system was home to at least one habitable world, Warlock III, and as of 3145 was located in the Sian Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[4][5]

System Description[edit]

The Warlock system is located near the Beid and Tallin systems[4][5] and consists of a class F9IV primary orbited by at least three planets.[3]

System History[edit]

The Warlock system was settled during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the St. Ives Mercantile League when the Capellan Confederation formed in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Warlock III[edit]

Warlock
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1][2][3]
Jump point
distance
11.19[2][3]
Moons 1 (Blackguard)[2][3]
Surface gravity 1.03[2][3]
Atmospheric pressure Thin (Breathable)[2][3]
Equatorial temperature 5°C (Arctic)[2][3]
Surface water 12%[2][3]
Highest native life Plant[1][2][3]
Founding 3025[1] - 3079[3]
Infrastructure
Ruler Lady Seng Ibo (3025)[1][1]
Shonso Carter Ibo (3067)[2]
Capital Solitude[3]
Population 4,128,000,000 (3025)
5,450,000,000 (3067)[2]
5,451,800,000 (3079)[3]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-C-A-D[2][3]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2][3] (Precentor Edol Aravis) (3025)[1]

Warlock III - more commonly referred to simply as Warlock - is the third planet in the system and has a single moon named Blackguard. Warlock has been home to at least one facility operated by Ceres Metals Industries[3] while Blackguard was the site of a substantial naval repair base.[33]

Planetary History[edit]

Succession Wars[edit]

During the Succession Wars Warlock was known for being the winter retreat of the Liao family as well as a major naval base within the St. Ives Commonality. Ringing the equator of Warlock were numerous facilities dedicated to the design and evaluation of weapons, and the Maskirovka frequently used Warlock as their launching point for infiltration campaigns into the Federated Suns. The Capellan Confederation Armed Forces also used Warlock as the base for launching raids into Federated Suns space, prompting the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns to frequently launch retaliatory raids against the planet.[1][3]

Post-Fourth Succession War[edit]

Warlock, then part of the St. Ives Compact, was attacked in 3032 by Capellan-backed mercenaries in a minor raid. The fighting involved the planetary militia's conventional fighter assets based on the Lucius Zhao-class escort carrier, the WCN Tarnished Blade.[34]

The world's economy grew rapidly after the Fourth Succession War. It became home to a new production facility and a tourist destination.[2] After rejoining the Capellan Confederation, the world became popular as a vacation world with Capellan nobility, but only after the Chancellor had visited there in 3066. At the same time, the CCAF looked to expand the production facilities on the world and improve the arctic weather training facility on the world. Warlock's moon, Blackguard, was home to a naval refit facility that could repair six 50,000 ton (or more) DropShips at once. This facility was shut down during the time of the St. Ives Compact, but the CCAF was looking to rebuild the facility in 3068.[33]

Civil War[edit]

In April 3065, the General Motors company landed an Intruder DropShip into a live fire exercise of a Ceres Metals Blackjack (OmniMech). Once there, a new Phoenix Hawk BattleMech was unloaded and destroyed the Blackjack. It was later surmised that the entire incident was a way for General Motors to get the attention of Ceres Metals' executives to discuss the production of the new Phoenix Hawk variant on St. Ives via Vicore Industries. Shortly there after, Ceres Metals had a Phoenix Hawk manufacturing plant turning out machines for the Capellan Confederation.[35][36]

Also in April 3065, a Canopian Pleasure Circus was on world.[37]

Jihad[edit]

Warlock became a contested world during Operation SOVEREIGN JUSTICE, the invasion of the Confederation by Capellan March forces under the orders of Duke George Hasek in 3068, but Capellan WarShips secured the system on the 18th of February 3069 as a part of Operation THUNDERSTRIKE, the CCAF counter-offensive.[38] It would take until the 20th of July for the last of the AFFS forces on Warlock to be broken, however.[39]

The Ceres Metals factory on Warlock was the target of a terrorist bombing in 3080; the terrorists used a nuclear device which both levelled the factory complex completely and killed thousands of civilians. The bombing was blamed on Free Capella by the government, and while the remains of Free Capella denied the allegations, what public support they had left evaporated following the attack. Three days after the bombing two dozen people accused of being the terrorists responsible were publicly executed as an example of Capellan justice at work.[40]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3025[edit]

3067[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]

3025[edit]

3062[edit]

3063[edit]

3085[edit]

  • First Janissaries[44]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Warlock has a single continent named Warlock.[1][3]

  • Jefferson Isle: a quiet equatorial island.[46]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Solitude: the planetary capital city.[1][3]
  • Yumen: a garrison post.[47]
  • Ceres Metals Proving Grounds: a site in the southern part of the continent.[48]

Industrial Centers[edit]


Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 68 systems (68 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Tallin 9.3 Beid 14.7 Maladar 15.1 Teng 16.1
Hadnall 17.3 Texlos 17.6 Tantara 19.5 Mentasta 21.3
Zindao 21.9 Corella 22.9 Blandou 23.2 Haappajarvi 24.1
Patan 27.6 Dhaulgiri 27.8 Weatogue 28.6 Kafr Silim 30.3
Ikast 32.4 Safe Port 32.5 Oligar 33.1 St. Loris 34.1
Spica 34.2 Weekapaug 34.6 Laong 35.1 Maharet 36.2
Kumqwat 36.4 Ambergrist 36.7 Avigait 37.1 Bodnath 37.4
Royalston 37.5 Gurnet 37.7 Atlas 39.7 Jonzac 40.1
Shoreham 40.2 Tetschner 41.8 Immenstadt 43.1 St. Ives 44.6
Uravan 44.8 Pentvar 44.9 Bacum 48.6 Cotocallao 48.6
Indicass 48.6 Redfield 49.2 Verlo 49.4 Scituate 49.7
Dowles 50.4 Narellan 50.6 Kittery 50.9 Blida 51.2
Manapire 51.6 Yongd 51.7 Ziliang 52.1 Sirdar 52.2
Bogerth 52.3 Quittacas 53.5 Khi 53.6 Armaxa 53.7
Abruzzi 55.0 Velhas 55.1 Denbar 55.9 Courcellete 57.2
Ife 57.4 Chouli 57.8 Wantorill 57.8 Weiz 57.9
Bhykov 58.1 Adler 58.7 Taga 59.3 Jaipur 59.7

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 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 152, "Warlock Planet Guide"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Handbook: House Liao, p. 83, "Warlock Planet Profile"
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 24, "Warlock"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366] Map"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  11. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  16. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  18. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  29. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. 126, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 84
  34. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 180, "Defender Medium Strike Fighter"
  35. Art of the Deal
  36. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 24, "PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk"
  37. Art of the Deal
  38. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  40. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 101, "St. Ives Commonality"
  41. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  42. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  43. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 120, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  44. Field Manual: 3085, p. 34, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  45. Field Manual: 3145, p. 45, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Table - 3145"
  46. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (ScandalVids section), news item published [12/06/3067]: "Revealed: Morgan and Candace Love Nest on Warlock!"
  47. Art of the Deal
  48. Art of the Deal
  49. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 24, "Ceres Metals Industries"
  50. "Operation: Stiletto", p. 69

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