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Matsu

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

Matsu
Matsu nearby systems (3151)
Matsu nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 78.304 : -136.229[e]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 2.153 billion for Matsu and describes the environment as "ice" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert", "ice", or "tropical"). The description one-liner reads "Precious metals mining center."

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Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

Fourth Succession WarEdit

Despite ComStar placing the Federated Suns under a communications interdiction after the invasion of Sarna in mid-3029, the Capellan Operations Command of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns received enough positive reports from the fifth wave of Operation RAT to launch the sixth wave in the second week of August 3029. The decision to launch wave six was in part driven by contact from planetary governments in the unconquered region of the Sarna Commonality, indicating that the perceived threat of being annexed by the Free Worlds League was prompting a groundswell of opinion among those governments that being absorbed by the Federated Suns was a preferable alternative to being conquered by House Marik. The countless raids and invasions by the Free Worlds League Military over the centuries had embedded an intense hatred of House Marik among the planetary populations within the region, and confidence in the Capellan Confederation's ability to defend them was falling.[18]

Matsu was one of the targets of the sixth wave of attacks, and was defended by just the planetary militia. The COC assigned the invasion of Matsu to the Seventh Crucis Lancers Regimental Combat Team, but the militia on the planet was sharply divided between those who refused to fight against the Federated Suns troops and those who were determined to remain loyal to Chancellor Maximilian Liao. The division prompted a brutal internecine conflict within the militia, and left the Lancers with little more to do than bury the dead before annexing the planet.[18]

Military DeploymentEdit

3028Edit

  • Second Narhal's Raiders[41]

3029Edit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Menkib 7.8 Heligoland 11.8 New Macao 13.9 Zaurak 14.1
Mandate 14.2 Kaifeng 17.3 Sakhalin 17.4 Remshield 19.5
New Athens 19.6 Wei 22.4 Truth 23.1 Tsingtao 24.2
Shipka 25.6 Highspire 27.8 Sarna 29.8 Palos 29.9
Foot Fall 31.0 Moravian 31.0 Kek 31.7 Lhasa 31.8
Achilles 33.7 Minnacora 34.4 Aosia 34.7 Bell 36.9
Sarmaxa 37.0 Quemoy 37.1 Plataea 37.4 St. Andre 37.8
Tsitsang 38.2 Foochow 40.2 Lee 40.3 Undra 40.6
Hunan 40.9 Ares 41.4 New Sagan 41.5 Ulan Bator 42.5
Randar 42.9 Cammal 43.8 Vintru 44.6 Bora 45.0
Ilmar 45.2 Menkar 45.9 No Return 46.6 Second Try 48.4
Jonathan 48.5 Ashkum 48.6 New Aragon 48.8 Staffin 50.0
Shensi 50.1 Capricorn 51.0 Sichuan 51.1 Yunnah 52.0
Relevow 52.6 Styk 53.0 Perkasie 53.0 Capella 53.9
Algot 54.0 Axton 54.0 Lacadon 55.4 Tianamon 56.3
Aer 56.4 Corey 56.9 Acala 57.1 Westphalia 57.1
Poznan 57.2 Necromo 57.7 Gahral 58.5 Halloran 59.5
Gallitzin 59.8 Oli 60.1 Elnath 60.4 Raballa 60.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  2. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822 Map]"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. vii, "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War - [3025] Map"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 51, "Sixth Wave"
  19. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  20. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  22. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  24. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  33. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  41. 41.0 41.1 NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"

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