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Syrma

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Syrma
Syrma nearby systems (3151)
Syrma nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -57.92 : 39.147[e]
Spectral class F6V[1]
Planets 6[1]
Syrma
Geophysical
System position 4[1]
Jump point
distance
14 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.84[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 36°C[1]
Surface water 80%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Vincentia DePaik (Governor)[1]
Yusif Hedley (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Skopje[1]
Population 4,015,000,000[1]

Political AffiliationEdit

Planetary GeographyEdit

Syrma is a water-rich world with a host of natural resources. The four major landmasses on Syrma are the continents of Ezera, Lothair, Quan and Rashida.[1]

Planetary HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Considered a dream world for development when it was found by explorers, Syrma was settled by pilgrims from various cultures and religious groups with a strong antitechnology bias. These groups were drawn from areas such as various African cultures, Native American groups and the Amish, and quickly established agricultural communes through the interior of each of the four major continents. When the Terran Alliance withdrew, the inhabitants of Syrma used their own industrious nature to survive and for a time Syrma was an independent world.[1]

Rise of the Terran HegemonyEdit

The appearance of the Terran Hegemony and the aggressive manner with which the Hegemony began expanding to incorporate former Terran Alliance holdings prompted the leaders or the various communities on Syrma to approach outsiders to help them maintain their independent status. The nearby Federation of Skye came to the aid of Syrma, seeding mines and "smart" missiles at the system jump points; these defenses proved effective, inflicting serious damage on the Hegemony fleet that jumped into the Syrma system intent on annexing the world. This military defeat came to be known as the "Syrma Disaster" in the Hegemony and was ultimately responsible for the end of the McKenna family's rule over the Hegemony.[1][3]

While the assistance from the Federation of Skye preserved Syrma's independence from the Hegemony, it also opened the planet up to development by increasingly modernized industries, which initially coexisted with the various antitechnology sects who continued to live in their own enclaves.[1]

The Star LeagueEdit

By the time the Star League came into being Syrma had become a world jointly administered by the Terran Hegemony and the Lyran Commonwealth, with the population existing in an odd mix of primitive and technocratic lifestyles. The abundance of resources on Syrma made the planet an obvious target for the forces of Stefan Amaris when he launched his coup, and the Usurper's forces who landed on Syrma were brutal. The invaders executed the majority of the local government, both Hegemony and Commonwealth citizen alike, and enslaved much of the population of the antitechnology enclaves to work as slave labor in the mines and industries on the planet. This resulted in some of the greatest atrocities to be conducted during the Usurper's rule, and it was only with the planet's liberation during the Hegemony Campaign waged by the SLDF under General Aleksandr Kerensky that the population would be freed.[1]

The Succession WarsEdit

After the fall of the Star League the Lyran Commonwealth annexed Syrma and would invest heavily in reconstruction efforts to rebuild the industrial infrastructure of the world. The descendants of the original settlers on Syrma were largely overlooked by the Lyran government during these reconstruction efforts and neglected their agricultural communes; this tendency to ignore the antitechnology groups continued throughout the Succession Wars and nearly led to the extinction of these groups.[1]

The JihadEdit

Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, striking into Lyran space across numerous worlds. Syrma was one of the worlds hit and was assaulted by the League forces on the 17th of October 3068. The League held Syrma for five weeks, with Lyran forces recapturing the planet by the 27th of November.[30]

The Word of Blake Militia unit administering security to the HPG committed several random acts of violence. When the LAAF forces attempted to force them from the HPG compound, the Blakist tanks and infantry instead turned their guns on the compounds themselves. Though no vital components of the generators themselves were damaged, many supplementary facilities such as barracks and administrative buildings were heavily damaged.[40]

The Dark AgeEdit

By 3130 the few enclaves left on Syrma that were still populated by the descendants of the original colonists were little more than tourist attractions and only a mere handful still existed.[1]

The largest spaceport on Syrma is located on Lothair in the planetary capital, Skopje; two other major spaceports exist on the planet, one located in the city of Scottsdale on Ezera and the other located in the city of Strausberg on Rashida. The ruling family maintains the headquarters of DePaik Resource Solutions, their main mining and refining company, in the planetary capital.[1]

Military DeploymentEdit

Nearby SystemsEdit

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Galatea 6.5 Zebebelgenubi 10.1 Skye 12.3 Summer 18.8
Mizar 18.8 Alcor 19.7 Alkalurops 22.8 Nusakan 23.5
Cor Caroli 24.1 Alioth 25.3 Alphecca 25.4 Menkent 25.4
Kochab 25.5 Haddings 28.8 Skondia 30.8 Unukalhai 32.7
Seginus 34.0 Lyons 34.9 Zollikofen 35.1 Milton 36.9
Alkaid 37.0 Carsphairn 38.2 Alchiba 38.6 Muphrid 38.8
Ko 40.1 Gacrux 40.3 Lipton 40.6 Glengarry 42.3
La Blon 42.6 Afleir 42.6 Chara 43.5 Carnwath 43.6
Rocky 43.7 Atria 43.7 Phecda 44.0 Vindemiatrix 44.4
Laiaka 45.3 Denebola 45.4 Dromini 45.8 Thorin 46.4
Zavijava 47.3 Wyatt 48.4 Sabik 48.7 Gladius 50.1
Zosma 50.1 Balkan 52.3 Wing 53.0 Oliver 53.0
Yorii 53.0 Shiloh 53.5 Ryde 54.1 Callison 54.4
Lone Star 54.4 Zaniah 54.6 Marcus 54.7 Zebeneschamali 54.8
Xi Ursae Majoris 55.2 Imbros 56.1 Dubhe 56.7 Alrakis 57.2
Chertan 57.2 Chaffee 57.2 Komephoros 57.9 Tau Ceti 58.1
Izar 58.3 Castor 58.5 Devil's Rock 58.6 Killbourn 58.9
Alhena 59.0 Graham 60.3 Pollux 60.7 Marfik 61.0

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 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 199, "Syrma"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding - [2271] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Star League, p. 19, "The Syrma Ambush"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth befor [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
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  19. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 132, "District and Prefecture Boundaries of Kurita Space"
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  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  24. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
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  26. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  28. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Commonwealth after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Nao"
  29. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42-43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
  31. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  32. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table - [August 3079]"
  33. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  34. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  35. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  36. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  37. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  38. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  39. Shattered Fortress, p. 103, "Inner Sphere - [3051] Map"
  40. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [10/01/3069]: "Alliance Recovers Summer, Mizar"
  41. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  42. Field Manual: 3145, p. 182, "Notable Mercenary Forces - Unaligned/Uncontracted"

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