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Barahona

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Barahona
Barahona nearby systems (3151)
Barahona nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 684.662 : 284.052[e]

The Barahona system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 2764 was located in the Traders Domain of the Outworlds Alliance.[1]

System DescriptionEdit

The Barahona system lies close to the Danli and Las Tunas systems.[2][3]

System HistoryEdit

The Barahona system was either colonized by the Outworlds Alliance during the Star League era or was an already-inhabited system that was incorporated into the Alliance during this era and became significant enough for Inner Sphere nations to begin recording it on maps.[2] Barahona was removed from maps at some point during the Second Succession War,[4][5] indicating that the system had become too insignificant to merit further recording.

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

Succession WarsEdit

Barahona suffered from numerous pirate attacks that cost the population precious resources - parts, food and water that they couldn't afford to lose. The population appealed to the Outworlds Alliance government Alpheratz repeatedly for assistance, but after months of appeals with no response, they gave up on the government and banded together to try and mount some form of resistance against the raiders. Rejecting the Outworlds Alliance government in 2846, it was in June of that year that they had their opportunity, with the arrival of a lance of pirates calling themselves the Star League Wendigos. The Barahona Militia ambushed the Wendigos at Barahona Reservoir on the 2nd of June, with all the forces they could assemble; a five-'Mech lance of MilitiaMechs and modified IndustrialMechs, a lance of light armor and several platoons of infantry. The pirate lance of four 'Mechs - a Phoenix Hawk, a Firebee and two Stingers - were attempting to fill a couple of water transports from the already badly-depleted reservoir when the Militia launched their attack, and were caught completely by surprise at the sheer ferocity of the militia attack, and only one was able to escape back to the pirate DropShip. The surviving pirates were captured and subsequently executed, and the Militia managed to cobble together a single functional 'Mech from the salvage of the battle, which they incorporated into their forces.[14]

As of 3061 Barahona was is still inhabited, apparently as an independent world, and noted to be a popular raiding target although no attack had been successful for a decade. The world was defended by the Barahona Defense Force which did field at least one BattleMech lance as well as hovertanks and helicopters. On 15 August 3061 they fought a raiding party from nearby Sorsk to a draw.[22]

Barahona was described as a "water-rich" and (as of 3061) sparsely populated world. There were few communities, with over 90% of the population located on one continent. Pirate groups had been known to linger in the planet's wilds, but there are too few resources for them to remain there for long.[35]

Military DeploymentEdit

2864Edit

  • Barahona Militia[14]

3061Edit

  • Barahona Defense Force


Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 20 systems (16 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Las Tunas 17.1 Danli 20.3 Gitarama 22.2 Taumaturgo 23.1
Ourem 27.4 Feijo 34.4 Ceiba 39.6 Zalt 42.4
Azur 42.5 Salvende 44.8 Bossangoa 47.7 Shira 50.1
Alktral 52.0 False Dawn 52.1 Domeyko 54.7 Linden 57.4
Mizt 61.6 Quines 61.7 Tanz 63.8 Gaeri 66.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 147, "Outworlds Alliance after Age of War (2571) and at the Fall of the Star League (2750)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Second Succession War, p. 18-19, "Inner Sphere - 2830"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Second Succession War, p. 78-79, "Inner Sphere - 2864"
  6. Historical: Reunification War, p. 106, "Reunification War: Outworlds Alliance Front Deployments (2581) "
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 36, "Outworlds Alliance Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 98, "Outworlds Alliance - [2767] Map"
  11. First Succession War, p. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786]"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War, p. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Battlecorps Scenario: End of Days, p. 3-4
  15. The Periphery (sourcebook), p.156, "The Outworlds Alliance Sector"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  19. Objective Raids, p.46, "Map of Periphery States: The Outworlds Alliance Sector"
  20. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3057] Map"
  21. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Outworlds Alliance"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Watershed short story & scenario
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  24. Inner Sphere, p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms Map""
  25. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 150, "Outworlds Alliance (3067)"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  28. Field Report: Clans, p. 28, "Clan Snow Raven & Outworlds Alliance Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Watershed, p. 17 (Barahona Defense Force Unit Digest)

BibliographyEdit