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Featuring one inhabited planet (the fifth), Wayside is a deep periphery system along the Exodus Road between the Inner Sphere and the Clan homeworlds, in striking distance (implicitly, 2 jumps away) of EC-EY-4170 aka Cat's Eye 009, EC-EY-4189 aka Boltin, and Tarnby.

Wayside V (Wildcat)Edit

The planet Wayside V was struck by an immense meteor at some point, which cost the world its atmosphere and most of its water. Only a few habitable zones remain the deepest (former) sea beds on the mostly airless planet, while the heights continents rise above the "stratosphere" with airless moonscapes.[1] Santin West recalled the old continents to be devoid of life and air, and what seas remained to be shallow; he also remembered storms when he was there.[2] The planet had ample plant and animal life. The planet possessed ample mineral and metal deposits under the old seas.[3] The planet is located in a not well traveled route (in the shortest Exodus Road from the Clan Homeworlds to the inner Sphere.

The Jaguars installed atmospheric processors, terraforming the planet slowly, but in 3061 the effects are visible, and the sky had already clouds.[4] It is said the Smoke Jaguars seeded it with organics to make the garrison self-sufficient.

As of 3058, Clan Smoke Jaguar maintained a major resupply depot on Wayside V and had named the planet "Wildcat". In that year, the Northwind Highlanders attempted to capture the world but found the defenders far stronger than anticipated. The Highlanders then attacked nearby Clan Nova Cat installations at Cat's Eye 009, Boltin, and Tarnby posing as Smoke Jaguars, to draw them to Wildcat where the two Clan forces proceeded to decimate each other, allowing the Highlanders to salvage vast amounts on Clan technology before returning to the Inner Sphere.

Because of the defeat, Clan Smoke Jaguar Khan Lincoln Osis had stripped the world of the name "Wildcat" by 3060.[5] After the battle, the Combine claimed their intention of keep the planet for themselves, it is unknown if for search the Clan Homeworlds.[6] However, they must have abandoned the planet sooner, as before The launching of the Second Star League the Jaguars put a new garrison on it, a Binary of Solahma warriors, led by Star Captain Av Weaver, of the Forty-seventh Garrison Cluster of the Smoke Jaguars Zet Galaxy. [7] During Operation Bulldog, the Inner Sphere forces bypassed Wayside, and the garrison spend there seven years without knowing his clan's annihilation. In 3061, a group of exiled Smoke Jaguar Warriors arrived, lead by Paul Moon and Baldur to rebuilt their clan, and both groups joined forces, founding a viable colony.[8]

These colonists, later known as the Fidelis, set up a colony on Wayside V in 3061 after fleeing from Huntress and assimilating the local Smoke Jaguar garrison. The Jaguars used the existing garrison structures (it is implied WildCat Station) as the core of the small city they built.[9] The planet was attacked two times: in 3062, by a group of Clan Goliath Scorpions, who were defeated.[10] And in 3077, after the beginning of the Jihad, by a group of Word of Blake, who mistook the old Jaguars with Clan Wolverine, attempting to force them to join the Jihad at his side, but the now called Fidelis refused, destroying their forces easily before joining the war... against the Blakists.[11]

They improved the world's habitability considerably. The colonists started oil drilling for plastic manufacture and lubricants, iron and limestone mining, and bringing in ice asteroids and rare ores from within the system by means of their spacecraft.[12]

Planetary LocationsEdit

  • McCormac Sea: little sea in the West side of the planet.
  • Marion Sea: little sea at south of the East of the planet.
  • New Northwind continent: continent at the East of the Jaguar base.
  • New Scotland continent: continent at the West of the Jaguar base.
  • Kurita Prime continent: continent at the South of the McCormac sea.
  • Wildcat Station: Jaguar base at the Northeast of the planet.
  • Jaguar Air Strip: located between the Straits and Wildcat station.
  • The Straits: narrow pass between New Scotland and New Northwind continent, place of battles between the Jaguars and Northwind Highlanders, and the Fidelis and Scorpions.
  • New Sherwood Petrified Forest: forest of dead trees, in the heart of New Scotland continent.

Nearby SystemsEdit

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
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  1. Northwind Highlanders scenario pack, p. 44
  2. Forever Faithful, p. 199
  3. Forever Faithful p. 127
  4. Forever faithful' p. 242
  5. Forever Faithful, p. 177
  6. Impetus of War p. 37
  7. Forever faithful p. 240
  8. Forever faithful p. 241
  9. Forever faithful p. 244
  10. Forever faithful' p. 247
  11. Forever faithful p. 278
  12. Forever Faithful, pp. 244-245