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

Hall
Hall neighbouring systems
Hall neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -13.961 : -44.251[e]
Spectral class K1V[1]
Recharge time 192 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

System DescriptionEdit

System HistoryEdit

Political AffiliationEdit


Hall IIIEdit

Hall III
 
Orbital view
Geophysical
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
distance
5.18 days[1]
Moons 1 (Luanda)[1]
Surface gravity 1.06[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 40%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3073[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Franco Reynolds (3077)[20]
Capital Harney
Population 2,365,000,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-C-B-B[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Hall is an arid world divided into two continents - Urra on north and Wass on south with the capital city. The surface of planet is known to be one of the most spectacular - with various strange rock formations including rock walls over two hundred meters long and 5 meters wide and of various heights.[1]

The planet itself was located deeply within Terran Hegemony and was secure until the Amaris Civil War began and the later Succession Wars. The planet changed ownership several times, being a member of the Tikonov Free Republic during the Fourth Succession War]] and eventually becoming part of the Federated Commonwealth. Investment into the Sarna March helped rebuild the planet's industry, but when it collapsed the Chaos March took control over the planet.[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

First Succession WarEdit

The Capellan Confederation seized Hall during the First Succession War; in late 2787 Captain-General Kenyon Marik launched an invasion of the Confederation, intent on capturing a corridor of worlds leading to Sarna. Having quickly seized Corey and Wazan, the Free Worlds League faced a two-year struggle to hold both worlds as the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces attempted to get reinforcements to both worlds. Chancellor Barbara Liao ordered an attack on New Delos, a major Free Worlds League Military staging ground, which disrupted supply lines, communications and repair facilities and killed twenty thousand civilians. In retaliation - and in an attempt to disrupt the flow of reinforcements to Corey and Wazan - Kenyon Marik ordered attacks on a number of Capellan worlds including Hall that saw the planets firebombed, with the attacks continuing until the Capellans were forced on the defensive following a failed attack on Calloway VI in 2789.[11]

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Following negotiations between Colonel Pavel Ridzik, chief military advisor to Chancellor Maximillian Liao, and AFFS Lieutenant General Ardan Sortek, conducted in February 3029 Ridzik created a new nation, the Tikonov Free Republic. The Republic was created by incorporating those worlds of the Tikonov Commonality that hadn't already been conquered during the first half of the Fourth Succession War. Ridzik returned to Elgin, the new capital of the Tikonov Free Republic, on the 3rd of March 3029 and swiftly began implementing a new government consisting of family members, friends and other appointees loyal to himself, purging dissident elements on the various Republic worlds and taking the opportunity to settle old scores. Hall was one of the systems incorporated into the Republic.[13]

War of 3039Edit

The JihadEdit

Hall joined the Free Worlds League on the 10th of October 3067 despite efforts from the Allied Mercenary Command to persuade the government otherwise; the decision to join the League was suspected to be a result of machinations by the Word of Blake,[18] and Hall would soon find itself a member of the Word of Blake Protectorate during the opening stages of the Jihad.

It was on Hall on the 3rd of April 3073 that the mercenary unit the Martian Cuirassiers were destroyed by their own employers, the Word of Blake, as a result of a contract dispute. The unusually harsh response to the contract dispute was performed by the 52nd Shadow Division.[21][22]

On the 20th of November 3077 Hall was attacked by Coalition forces led by Stone's Lament and Stone's Stalwart. Unlike most of the worlds of the Word of Blake Protectorate, the governor installed by the Word of Blake simply surrendered the world to the Coalition troops and meekly accepted arrest. The defending Protectorate Militia forces also surrendered to the Coalition troops. The surrender was negotiated by Private Bethany Barratt; who under her own initiative contacted the Blakist governor and found him willing to discuss a cease fire. After years trapped within the Chaos March the people of Hall were war-weary, and by negotiating a peace Barratt and the governor arranged a surrender and disarmament that would avoid the bloodshed that would have otherwise occured as a result of a full military invasion. The campaign for Hall wasn't completely free of bloodshed - Precentor Hedwig Verona, the head of the Spiritual Enlightnment agency, was shot while attempting to evade capture and Precentor Andrew McFadden, commanding officer of the Hall Protectorate Militia, killed himself rather than be taken into captivity - but Barratt's initiative received praise from both Devlin Stone and General Belle Lee.[20][23]

Military DeploymentEdit

2821Edit

3040Edit

3050Edit

  • Fourth Republican[26]

3054Edit

  • Fourth Republican[27]

3055Edit

3058Edit

3062Edit

3067Edit

3067-3071Edit

3073Edit

GeographyEdit

Planetary LocationsEdit


Industrial CentersEdit

Image galleryEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Wasat 12.03 Outreach 14.60 Elgin 17.05 Van Diemen IV 19.22
Hsien 22.28 Capolla 22.35 Talitha 22.52 Carver V 25.25
Berenson 27.12 Tall Trees 27.12 Menkalinan 30.10 Saiph 30.46
Pollux 33.95 Irian 35.07 Procyon 35.37 Graham IV 35.51
New Canton 36.62 Devil's Rock 36.83 Nanking 37.79 Terra Firma 38.30
New Home 38.34 Keid 38.49 Castor 38.55 Sirius 38.85
Acubens 39.15 Zurich 39.34 Epsilon Eridani 40.02 Connaught 40.88
Alula Australis 41.25 Bryant 41.59 Oliver 41.65 Denebola 42.78
Hamilton (FWL) 43.34 Aldebaran 44.09 Augustine 44.49 Terra 46.77
New Earth 47.76 Zavijava 48.34 Rigil Kentarus 48.52 Zion 49.19
Zosma 50.01 Miaplacidus 50.67 Bordon 50.76 Bernardo 50.86
Epsilon Indi 52.29 Alphard 52.49 Caph 52.64 Chara 53.39
Thorin 53.56 Marcus 53.83 Liao 53.89 Nathan 53.96
Acamar 54.28 Lipton 54.92 Genoa 55.70 Callison 57.21
Arboris 58.09 Avellaneda 58.41 Woodstock 59.17 Sheratan 59.86
Remulac 59.94

NotesEdit

The More Tales of the Black Widow scenario book mentions the cities of Ravenskral and Budesburg as being the planetary capital and third largest city on the planet,[34] neither of these cities are mentioned again in other source books, with later books such as Historical: War of 3039, Touring the Stars: Hall and even the novel Embers of War establish Harney as the capital city.

ReferencesEdit

  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 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 218, "Hall"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation After Age of War [2571]]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 28-29, "The Collapse of Terra"
  12. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 16-17, "Tikonov Free Republic"
  14. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 16, "Tikonov Commonality (Map)"
  15. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 94, "End Of The War"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  17. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 11 & Blake Ascending, p. 171, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 44, "The Jihad In Review"
  19. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  20. 20.0 20.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 54, "Hall Surrenders Without A Shot"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  24. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - CCAF"
  25. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138, "Deployment Table"
  26. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  27. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  28. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 85, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Chaos March, p. 39
  30. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 126, "ComGuard Deployment Table"
  31. Field Manual: Updates, p. 98, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  32. Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 65, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployments"
  34. More Tales of the Black Widow, p. 21

BibliographyEdit