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Saonara

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Saonara
Saonara nearby systems (3151)
Saonara nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -171.178 : -313.35[e]

The Saonara system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was an independent system located in the border region between the Duchy of Andurien, Free Worlds League, Magistracy of Canopus and Regulan Fiefs.[1][2]

System DescriptionEdit

The Saonara system is located near the Ayn Tarma and Ruschegg systems.[3]

System HistoryEdit

The Saonara system was home to a military outpost prior to the Reunification War, and became a colony world after the end of the War.[4][5][6][7]

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

During the Reunification War, the world of Saonara was used as a Star League Defense Force staging post and supply cache for the SLDF task force invading the Magistracy of Canopus. As a world in the rear area, Soanara was assumed to be safe from threats when the invasion of the Magistracy began in 2577; the Magistracy Armed Forces would disprove this theory in early 2578.[34]

Intelligence received by the commander of the MAF, Colonel Adam Buquoy, indicated that the second-line troops acting as garrisons on various supply worlds throughout the border region of the Free Worlds League were ill-prepared for any attack and that where plans for the defense of supply worlds existed, they weren't being practiced. Buquoy acted decisively on this information; in addition to personally leading four mercenary units against the important supply world of Meadowvale, he dispatched units to strike at three other supply and staging worlds - Ayn Tarma, Granera and Saonara.[34]

Saonara was successfully raided by the First Canopian Light Horse,[35] and the attacks on the various supply and staging worlds attack were another shocking surprise for the SLDF task force, coming hot on the heels of the Canopian naval ambush at Vakarel and the rapid redeployments that had bloodied VII Corps on Cranston. While the loss of the supplies was a major blow to the SLDF operations, more damaging was the knowledge that the theatre of operations was no longer confined to the Magistracy itself and highlighted that the SLDF would need to defend rear areas previously considered safe. This again forced a change in the SLDF strategy, with the SLDF commander, Captain-General Marion Marik, ordering a temporary cessation of hostilities while supply routes were reorganized, escorts arranged and garrisons bolstered. The raids also bought the MAF six months to rebuild and rearm.[34]

After the Reunification War, Saonara developed from being a military staging post into a fully-fledged colony world.[7]

Military DeploymentEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 36 systems (33 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Ruschegg 8.7 Ayn Tarma 10.7 Skvorec 14.2 Wisconsin 20.7
Rohinjan 22.2 Obrenovac 27.5 Scheuerheck 27.8 Eleusis 29.0
Payvand 31.5 Mauripur 31.8 Bogrib 32.9 Al Jubaylah 33.9
Glevakha 36.9 Meadowvale 37.3 Marathon 40.1 Fieferana 44.5
Yanchep 45.9 Restitution 46.3 Cranston 46.6 Bethonolog 47.7
Cap Rouge 47.9 Hindmarsh 48.2 Vakarel 48.7 Ceará 51.0
Manaus 51.4 Sharqah 53.9 Cole Harbour 54.3 Cirebon 55.6
Diass 56.4 Wilkes 57.2 Watermael 57.4 Kearny 58.6
Howrah 59.3 Mangor 60.1 Siendou 61.2 Bass 62.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 148, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commonwealth world within the Free Worlds League befor [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Free Worlds League, p. 25, "Free Worlds League Militia Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  16. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. vii, "Free Worlds League Map - [3025]"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  23. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  25. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map
  27. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  28. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Deployment Map"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  30. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  31. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  32. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  33. Shattered Fortress, p. 102
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 99, "Meadowvale (January 2578)"
  35. Historical: Reunification War, p. 150, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"

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