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Shiro III

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Shiro III
Shiro III neighbouring systems
Shiro III neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -28.186 : -292.636[e]
Spectral class F5V[1]
Recharge time 176 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]
Shiro III
System position 3rd[1]
Jump point
14.97 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.0[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 39°C (Warm-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 70%[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Capital Shimgata[1][2]
Population 5,200,800,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-D-B-C[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]

Owner HistoryEdit

Planetary HistoryEdit

Age of WarEdit

During the founding of the Capellan Confederation, the nascent nation was under heavy pressure from the Federated Suns, who were contesting or occupying border worlds along the shared spinward border. The Free Worlds League capitalized on this; as Chancellor Franco Liao worked to unify the various nations of the Capellan Zone, Free Worlds League units occupied a number of worlds on the Confederation's anti-spinward border. The first to be occupied were Berenson and Zion; Shiro soon followed, along with other water-rich worlds such as Andurien and Hassad. While Franco initially traded worlds for time, all of the worlds occupied by the Free Worlds League during these first few years would be contested for more than a decade, changing hands between the League and the Confederation numerous times.[6]

Dark AgeEdit

Pirates suspected of being CCAF units in disguise raided Shiro III in 3112, concentrating their efforts on the capital city, Shimagata, in an effort to draw the defenders of the nearby 'Mech factory away from their posts. The Shimagata militia repelled the pirates, in part due to the role played by a pair of the highly agile Stalking Spider II BattleMechs assigned to the militia; while the pirates were able to snatch some equipment from the factory, the militia salvaged enough material from fallen pirate units to recoup the loss in materiel.[2]

In 3139 forces from the Free Worlds raided Shiro III, which was a member of the independent Duchy of Andurien. The target of the raid was the Grumman Amalgamated plant, and the defending Andurien forces quickly pressed Lamprey Transport Helicopters into service, first by using their SRM launchers to ignite fires to channel and slow the League forces, and then to deploy battle armor squads in the rear area of the League echelons. With the infantry deployed, the Lampreys then engaged the League BattleMech forces, forcing one 'Mech to retreat and destroying a second despite taking several direct hits from heavy weapons.[35]

Planetary GarrisonEdit


3054 to 3059Edit


- At this point in time, the 2nd Andurien Rangers were deployed across Shiro III and Conquista. The 2nd was at 95% of full strength.



Manufacturing CentersEdit

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  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 1.17 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 21, "Shiro III"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 32, "Stalking Spider II"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
  5. Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 29, "Liao Against Marik"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War [2571]"
  9. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: MAgistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  10. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  11. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  13. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864]"
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  18. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025]"
  19. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  20. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  25. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 114, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  28. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  29. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  32. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "FWLM Deployment Map [3079]"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 14, "Lamprey Transport Helicopter"
  36. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  39. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 109, "Unit Deployment Table"
  40. Objective Raids, p. 38, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  41. Field Report: FWLM, p. 12, "Duchy of Andurien"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 91, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"