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Shadow
Shadow nearby systems (3151)
Shadow nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -2.016 : 1749.942[e]

Planetary DataEdit

  • System Name: Shadow
  • Star Type: B8IV
  • Position in System: 1 of 2
  • Time to Jump Point: 62.07 days
  • Surface Water: 40%
  • Atmosphere: Standard (virally tainted)
  • Surface Gravity: 0.7
  • Equator Temperature: 35 degree Celsius
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Reptiles

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
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According to an apocryphal source,[1] Shadow is a large moon orbiting a gas giant with such a high gravity that the libration point (Lagrange point) forms a stable "pirate point" a few hundred thousand kilometers from Shadow some three times per month, close enough even for aerospace fighters and small craft to make the trip. The system's sun is only a slightly larger star in Shadow's dark sky which is dominated by the gas giant. The world is in twilight most of the time, with no discernible day-night-cycle but strong polar lights, and has surface temperatures between 80 and 160 degrees centigrade below zero. The same source also cited a surface gravity of almost 0.9g.

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Local FaunaEdit

Era Specific DataEdit

3062Edit

  • Population (3062): 42,000,000[2]
  • Occupying Clans: Clan Fire Mandrill (100%)[3]

Garrisoning Military ForceEdit

Owner HistoryEdit

Planetary DescriptionEdit

Shadow was part of the earliest colonization effort in the Kerensky Cluster.[10]

Planetary HistoryEdit

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As of 3053, Shadow was apocryphally noted[1] to have previously been a Clan Smoke Jaguar holding, but large areas had been ceded to the other invading Clans as a jump-off world on the way to the Inner Sphere with the provision that large-scale live fire exercises could be carried out there before troops embarked on the year-long journey.

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The world is reportedly completely controlled by factionalist Clan Fire Mandrill as of 3062, and noted as their capital world.[11]

In 3002 Clan Fire Mandrill traded the design of their Viper OmniMech and control of the manufacturing facility Upsilon Plant 2J to Clan Ghost Bear in exchange for several production runs of the Gladiator OmniMech, in part because of the ongoing problems they were suffering with the OmniPod technology on the Viper. The Ghost Bears were unwilling to maintain a single small enclave on Shadow, surrounded by warring kindraa, and chose to dismantle the plant and move it to their holdings on Strana Mechty.[12]

Manufacturing CenterEdit

The Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga enclave produces the Salamanda at one its manufacturing centers.[13]

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 20 systems (9 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Lum 11.2 Brim 29.2 Gatekeeper 35.9 Strana Mechty 38.7
Ironhold 48.5 Foster 49.1 Huntress 51.8 Delios 56.9
Priori 58.2 Albion 64.0 Marshall 74.9 Atreus 75.5
York 89.4 Kirin 90.0 Zara 91.0 Hellgate 102.5
Tamaron 107.1 Grant's Station 107.2 Tathis 107.3 Tokasha 112.2

NotesEdit

Distance between worlds was measured using Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster (2821) shown in the Historical: Operation Klondike. This map presented a Light-year scale measurement. These are proximate distances.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Katze unter Bären, p. 81
  2. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 113, Clan-Space Worlds Table - Shadow's data includes 3062 population.
  3. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 114, Political Balance Table - Shadow data shows the Fire Mandrills have full control of the planet.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 148 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150 - "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  6. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 114
  7. Field Manual Update p. 39
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 38
  9. The Wars of Reaving, p. 248
  10. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 79
  11. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 78, "Fire Mandrill Demographics": Shadow shown at 100% controlled by Fire Mandrills and its is the Clan's capital world.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 28, "Dragonfly"
  13. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, pp. 46-47, "Salamander": Fluff includes its being manufactured on Shadow. No specific name of complex given.
  14. Technical Readout: 3060, p. 140, "Mandrill": BattleMech produced at Kindraa Sainze in limited numbers.
  15. TRO:3060, p. 144, 166, "Predator tells story of old manufacturing plant being reconditioned on Shadow to increase production of Predator and re-introducing the clan unifying totem 'Mech, the Mandrill".
  16. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 164, "Trition ProtoMech Profile"
  17. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 135 - Brim measurements between existing colonized worlds.

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