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= Wei =
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''Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to [[Terra]] at (0, 0)''
 
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| image              = Wei_Neighbors.png
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| image              = Wei_3151.svg
| caption            = Systems neighbouring Wei
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| caption            = Wei [[#Nearby_Systems|nearby systems]] (3151)
 
| name                = Wei
 
| name                = Wei
| coord              = 63.84:-119.18{{e}}
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| coord              = 63.844 : -119.184{{e}}
 
| stars              = 1
 
| stars              = 1
 
| class              = G3IV<ref name=HL149/><ref name="DARWp118">''Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)''</ref>
 
| class              = G3IV<ref name=HL149/><ref name="DARWp118">''Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)''</ref>
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| planets            = 9<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
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''Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to [[Terra]] at (0, 0)
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The '''Wei''' system was home to at least one habitable world, '''Wei III''', and as at [[3145]] was located in the [[Sarna Commonality]] of the [[Capellan Confederation]].<ref name="ER:3145p39"/><ref name="FM:3145pVI"/>
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== System Description ==
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The Wei system is located near the [[New Athens]] and [[Zaurak]] systems<ref name="ER:3145p39"/><ref name="FM:3145pVI"/> and consists of a class G3IV primary orbited by nine planets. During the [[thirty-first century]] a recharge station was in place at the system nadir [[jump point]].<ref name="ER:2750p37"/>
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== System History ==
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The Wei system was settled during the [[First Exodus]] from [[Terra]] and was a member of the [[Sarna Supremacy]] prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation in the mid-[[twenty-fourth century]].<ref name="HB:HLp12"/>
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= Wei III =
 
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| population          = 2,920,000,000 (3025)<ref name=HL149/><br>1,630,000,000<ref name=objcc15/><br>1,765,358,000 (3130)<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
| population          = 2,920,000,000 (3025)<ref name=HL149/><br>1,630,000,000<ref name=objcc15/><br>1,765,358,000 (3130)<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
| USIIR              =
 
| USIIR              =
| hpg                = B<ref name=HL149/>
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| hpg                = B<ref name=HL149/><br>Precentor Hildegard von March<ref name=HL149/>
 
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==Era Specific Data==
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Wei III - more commonly known simply as Wei - is the third planet of nine in the Wei system and has two moons named Arlis and Arils.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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* Com Star Representative: [[Precentor]] Hildegard von March<ref name=HL149/>
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== Planetary History ==
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=== Early History ===
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After founding, Wei became an agricultural world that supplied the worlds near it with the necessities of life.<ref name="DARWp118"/> Having been a member of the [[Sarna Supremacy]] for some years, in 2304<ref name="HB:HLp12"/> the inhabitants of Wei and the neighboring system of [[Palos]] rebelled against the heavy-handed taxation and economic exploitation of the Supremacy government and declared themselves to be independent worlds. The Supremacy immediately sealed it's borders and began measures to recapture Palos, but within weeks the [[Capellan Hegemony]] had declared war on the Supremacy in support of the rebelling worlds.<ref name="HL(TCC)p15"/> Whilst the Hegemony proved incapable of preventing the recapture of Palos, the Fourth St. Andre Task Group successfully defended Wei against forces from the Supremacy.<ref name="HL(TCC)p15++"/>
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=== Star League Era ===
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It was discovered that some of the plants on Wei contained chemicals that when combined, produced a nerve gas. These plants were found in the southern reaches of Province, and the nerve gas would come to be given the military designation UrbStryc-A.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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=== Succession Wars ===
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In the mid 3020s information obtained by intelligence sources pinpointed Wei as the location for a facility dating back to the [[Star League]] that acted as a repository for nerve gas agents. The nature of the repository was treated in a somewhat contradictory manner by the Capellan government and intelligence agencies; the Capellan government didn't acknowledge the existence of such a repository. In contrast with the government's denial, the military intelligence community viewed the repository as a potential military advantage due to the threat of seeing the nerve agents unleashed if needed. As a result, intelligence operatives leaked rumors of the repository's existence, in defiance of government denials.<ref name=HL149/>
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==== Fourth Succession War ====
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When [[Federated Suns]] forces invaded Wei during the [[Fourth Succession War]] they discovered that the rumors of a nerve gas repository were true; the facility was located in a secret base at Bonganville, and while the gas was designed to kill immediately and be easily cleaned up, the gas could be trapped in the air filters of [[BattleMech]]s and [[Combat Vehicle]]s only to evaporate later, entering the air circulation systems of contaminated equipment as minute particles. Before Wei was conquered the Federated Suns lost 2 battalions of troops to the deadly substance.<ref name="DARWp118"/> The AFFS used mercenary forces to capture Wei, having debated at length the best way to tackle the threat of chemical weapons and the defending forces on the planet, which were headed up by [[Sung's Cuirassiers]], a heavy 'Mech regiment. [[MIIO]] operatives had been dispatched to Wei to obtain more information on possible locations for the rumored chemical weapons stockpile, but had only been able to identify three possible locations, rather than a definitive location. When the Fourth Succession War began three [[Rabid Foxes]] teams were dispatched to destroy the three locations identified, but two teams failed and the one team that did destroy its target was unable to confirm that chemical weapons had been stored there. Contracting mercenary forces to conquer Wei was a compromise within the AFFS High Command, and the AFFS was honest in detailing the likely hazards involved. The [[Twelfth Vegan Rangers]] accepted the contract - offered at triple their normal fee - along with the guarantees of the best AFFS mobile medical facilities to care for casualties.<ref name="4SWv2p42">''NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2'', p. 42-43, "Wei"</ref>
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The Twelfth Vegan Rangers deployed their [[Delta Regiment (12th Vegan Rangers)|Delta Regiment]] and two battalions from [[Gamma Regiment (12th Vegan Rangers)|Gamma Regiment]], along with three armored regiments and four infantry regiments. The Rangers deployed in scattered drop zones across the southern continent, surprising the defenders, who had anticipated an attack in Vandannis Valley. The defenders began using chemical weapons on the 3rd of July, initially inflicting heavy casualties on one of the mercenary regiments, the [[First Stygian Heavy Infantry Regiment]], but giving the AFFS forces an opportunity to gather important information on the poison used and its treatment. The Rangers spent two weeks encircling Vandannis Valley and the capital city in the face of further chemical weapon attacks before meeting the heavy defenses near Boganville.<ref name="4SWv2p42"/>
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After taking casualties the senior Ranger officer, [[Colonel]] [[Mitch Nelson]], gathered his forces and launched an attack using all of the Ranger battalions, three regiments of infantry and two armored regiments. The defenders responded with artillery fire - including shells loaded with the UrbStyc-A nerve agent - followed by a charge from Sung's Cuirassiers that gained momentum against the infantry and armor forces, only to be broken by a frenzied counter-charge from the Rangers, who knew that they had a limited window of time to defeat their opponents and have their equipment scrubbed down and air filters changed before the poison would claim more victims. After a ferocious half-hour battle Sung's Cuirassiers retreated, leaving Wei on the 19th of July. The planetary government surrendered shortly after the Cuirassiers left, leaving Wei in Federated Suns hands. In addition to the casualties among the conventional forces the Rangers had lost two battalions of troops.<ref name="4SWv2p42"/>
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=== Capellan/St-Ives War ===
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Thuggee cultists made use of the UrbStryc-A from Wei during the [[Capellan-St. Ives War]], attacking major population centers on [[Indicass]] and [[St. Ives]] with the nerve gas; the targets chosen by the cultists included Milos, the capital city of St. Ives.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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Sent to reclaim Wei for the Confederation during the War, the [[First McCarron's Armored Cavalry]] lost an entire [[Battalion]] of its troops to a "rebel" nerve gas attack. The [[CCAF]] responded by sending the feared [[Death Commandos]] to take over the assault, allotting them just seven days to complete their mission.<ref name=FMCCp68>''Field Manual: Capellan Confederation'', p. 68, "Death Commandos Profile"</ref>
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Infiltrating Wei without BattleMechs, the Commandos seized control of a major communications center to demand the planetary government's complete surrender within thirty minutes or they would make the demand again in exactly one week. When they did not receive a response, the Death Commandos set about enacting a brutal terror campaign, systematically eliminating the highest ranking members of the planet's government and military forces and destroying the planet's military and government infrastructure, ignoring the frantic planet's attempts to now surrender. Just as they promised, the Death Commandos finally answered the frantic planet's request for surrender exactly seven days from their initial demand.<ref name=FMCCp68/>
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=== The Jihad ===
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Wei was incorporated into the [[Word of Blake Protectorate]] after a brief campaign during the first two weeks of December 3069.<ref name="J:FRp48">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"</ref> During the last week of July 3075 the [[CCAF]] launched a campaign against the Word of Blake Protectorate garrisons on [[Menkar]], [[Pleione]] and Wei. The civilian population of the three worlds took tens of thousands of civilian casualties during the offensive, as the Capellan forces used nuclear weapons to defeat the Blakists.<ref name="JHS:Tp17">''Jihad Hot Spots: Terra'', p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"</ref><ref name="J:FRp54">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"</ref>
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In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September [[3076]]. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single [[Level III]] - struck at the worlds of [[Algorab]], [[Alnasi]], [[Amity]], [[Bordon]], [[Connaught]], [[Hunan]], [[Kessel]], [[New Hessen]], [[New Kyoto]], [[Ronel]], [[St. Andre]], [[Styk]], [[Tsitsang]] and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation worlds - including the recently-liberated Wei - took the brunt of the fighting.<ref name="JHS:Tp22">''Jihad Hot Spots: Terra'', p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"</ref><ref name="J:FRp56">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"</ref>
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During the course of the Jihad the UrbStryc-A from Wei would be used on dozens of worlds, resulting in deaths numbering in the tens of millions. Use of the gas wasn't limited solely to other worlds, however; the major cities on Wei were also hit with the gas, and half the planetary population was killed.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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In [[3079]] Wei was the site of a [[CCAF]] Duchy Regional Training Facility.<ref name=objcc15/>
  
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=== Post-Jihad Era ===
* Planetary Legate: Mina Parta<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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The horrors of the Jihad were keenly felt on Wei, just as they were on the nearby world of [[Kansu]]; when [[Devlin Stone]] called for Wei to be incorporated the [[Republic of the Sphere]], the surviving population offered no protest.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
  
== Political Affialtion ==
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== Political Affiliation ==  
 
* [[2303]] - [[Sarna Supremacy]] <ref name="HB:HLp12">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 12, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"</ref>
 
* [[2303]] - [[Sarna Supremacy]] <ref name="HB:HLp12">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 12, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"</ref>
 
* [[2304]] - Independent world <ref name="HL(TCC)p15">''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 14-15, "Blood And Gold"</ref>
 
* [[2304]] - Independent world <ref name="HL(TCC)p15">''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 14-15, "Blood And Gold"</ref>
* [[2366]] - Sarna Supremacy <ref name="HB:HLp17">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"</ref>
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* [[2366]] - Sarna Supremacy <ref name="HB:HLp17">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding - [2366]"</ref>
 
* [[2367]] - [[Capellan Confederation]] <ref name="HB:HLp13">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"</ref>
 
* [[2367]] - [[Capellan Confederation]] <ref name="HB:HLp13">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"</ref>
* [[2571]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp25">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"</ref><ref name="HB:HDp48">''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 48, "Fe]derated Suns after Age of War [2571 Map"</ref>
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* [[2571]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp25">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War - [2571] Map"</ref><ref name="HB:HDp48">''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571 Map"</ref>
* [[2596]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="H:RWp159">''Historical: Reunification War'', p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"</ref>
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* [[2596]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="H:RWp159">''Historical: Reunification War'', p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"</ref>
* [[2750]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="ER:2750p37">''Era Report: 2750'', p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"</ref>
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* [[2750]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="ER:2750p37">''Era Report: 2750'', p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"</ref>
* [[2764]] - Capellan Confederation <ref>''Field Manual: SLDF'', Inner Sphere - [2764]</ref>
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* [[2764]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="FM:SLDFpvii">''Field Manual: SLDF'', p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"</ref>
* [[2765]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="H:LoTv1p11">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"</ref>  
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* [[2765]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="H:LoTv1p11">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"</ref>
* [[2822]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp31">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War [2822] Map"</ref><ref name="H:LOTV2p122">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2'', p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"</ref>
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* [[2786]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="FSW(SB)p24-25">''First Succession War (Source Book)'', pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"</ref>
* [[2864]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp39">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War [2864] Map"</ref>
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* [[2822]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp31">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War - [2822] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"</ref><ref name="H:LOTV2p122">''Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2'', p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"</ref><ref name="FSW(SB)p112-113">''First Succession War (Source Book)'', pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"</ref>
* [[3025]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp40">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succesion War [3025] Map"</ref>
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* [[2864]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp39">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"</ref>
* [[3030]] - [[Federated Suns]] <ref name="HB:HLp49">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War [3030] Map"</ref>
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* [[3025]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HL(TCC)pvii">''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. vii, "Capellan Confederation Map - [3025]"</ref><ref name="HB:HLp40">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"</ref>
* [[3040]] - [[Federated Commonwealth]] <ref>''Historical: War of 3039'', p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 Map"</ref>
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* [[3029]] - [[Federated Suns]] (from August)<ref name="4SWv2p42"/>
* [[3050]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref>''Era Report: 3052'', p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map</ref>
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* [[3030]] - Federated Suns <ref name="HB:HLp49">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"</ref>
* [[3052]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref>''Era Report: 3052'', p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map</ref>
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* [[3040]] - [[Federated Commonwealth]] <ref name="H:Wo3039p133">''Historical: War of 3039'', p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"</ref>
* [[3054]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref name=OR17/>
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* [[3050]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref name="ER:3052p11">''Era Report: 3052'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"</ref>
* [[3057]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref>''Era Report: 3062'', p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map</ref>
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* [[3052]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref name="ER:3052p23">''Era Report: 3052'', p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"</ref>
* [[3058]] - [[Chaos March]] <ref name="HB:HLp60">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"</ref>
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* [[3057]] - Federated Commonwealth <ref name="ER:3062p11">''Era Report: 3062'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"</ref>
* [[3063]] - Capellan Confederation <ref>''Era Report: 3062'', p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map</ref>
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* [[3058]] - [[Chaos March]] <ref name="HB:HLp60">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"</ref>
* [[3067]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp68">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067] Map"</ref><ref>''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"</ref>
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* [[3063]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="ER:3062p29">''Era Report: 3062'', p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"</ref>
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* [[3067]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="HB:HLp68">''Handbook: House Liao'', p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"</ref><ref>''Handbook: House Davion'', p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"</ref><ref name="J:FRp43">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"</ref>
 
* [[3069]] - [[Word of Blake Protectorate]] (from December) <ref name="J:FRp48"/>
 
* [[3069]] - [[Word of Blake Protectorate]] (from December) <ref name="J:FRp48"/>
* [[3072]] - Word of Blake Protectorate {{cn}}
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* [[3075]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="JS:TBDp65>''Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents'', p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"</ref>
* [[3075]] - Capellan Confederation <ref>''Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents'', p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"</ref>
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* [[3079]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="FR:CCAFp21">''Field Report: CCAF'', p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Map - [August 3079]"</ref>
* [[3079]] - Capellan Confederation <ref>''Field Report: CCAF'', p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table [3079]"</ref>
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* [[3081]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="J:FRp63">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"</ref>
* [[3081]] - Capellan Confederation <ref>''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"</ref>
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* [[3085]] - [[Republic of the Sphere]] <ref name="FM:3085pvii">''Field Manual: 3085'', p. 126, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"</ref>
* [[3085]] - [[Republic of the Sphere]] <ref>''Field Manual: 3085'', p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"</ref>
 
 
* [[3130]] - Republic of the Sphere <ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name="MOTIS3130">''Map of the Inner Sphere 3130''</ref>
 
* [[3130]] - Republic of the Sphere <ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name="MOTIS3130">''Map of the Inner Sphere 3130''</ref>
* [[3135]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name=ER:3145p11>''Era Report: 3145'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"</ref>
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* [[3135]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="ER:3145p11">''Era Report: 3145'', p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"</ref>
* [[3145]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name=ER:3145p39>''Era Report: 3145'', p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"</ref><ref name="FM:3145pVI">''Field Manual: 3145'', p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"</ref>
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* [[3145]] - Capellan Confederation <ref name="ER:3145p39">''Era Report: 3145'', p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"</ref><ref name="FM:3145pVI">''Field Manual: 3145'', p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"</ref>
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== Planetary Rulers ==
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* Lord Narik ben Noen<ref name=HL149/>
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=== 3130 ===
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* Governor Chelsea Fawkes<ref name="DARWp118"/>
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* Planetary Legate: Mina Parta<ref name="DARWp118"/>
  
 
== Military Deployment ==
 
== Military Deployment ==
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* 4th St. Andre Task Group<ref name="HL(TCC)p15++">''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"</ref>
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* Fourth St. Andre Task Group<ref name="HL(TCC)p15++">''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 14-15, "The Capellan-Supremacy War"</ref>
  
===3025===
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=== 3025 ===
 
* [[Sung's Cuirassiers]]<ref name=HL105>''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"</ref>
 
* [[Sung's Cuirassiers]]<ref name=HL105>''House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)'', p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"</ref>
  
===3038===
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=== 3038 ===
* [[Wei Sarna March Milita]]<ref>''Historical: War of 3039'', p. 138 "Deployment Table"</ref>
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* [[Wei Sarna March Militia]]<ref>''Historical: War of 3039'', p. 138 "Deployment Table"</ref>
  
===3050===
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=== 3050 ===
 
* Wei SMM<ref name=20YU24>''20 Year Update'', p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"</ref>
 
* Wei SMM<ref name=20YU24>''20 Year Update'', p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"</ref>
  
===3054===
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=== 3054 ===
 
* Wei SMM<ref name=OR17>''Objective Raids'', p. 17, "FedCom Deployment Table"</ref>
 
* Wei SMM<ref name=OR17>''Objective Raids'', p. 17, "FedCom Deployment Table"</ref>
  
===3063===
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=== 3063 ===
 
* [[Syn's Hussars]]<ref name=FMCC119>''Field Manual: Capellan Confederation'', p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"</ref>
 
* [[Syn's Hussars]]<ref name=FMCC119>''Field Manual: Capellan Confederation'', p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"</ref>
  
===3085===
+
=== 3085 ===
 
* [[II Hastati Sentinels]]<ref>''Field Manual: 3085'', p. 186, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"</ref>
 
* [[II Hastati Sentinels]]<ref>''Field Manual: 3085'', p. 186, "RAF Deployment Table - 3085"</ref>
 
:- At this point in time, the II Hastati was at 55% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
 
:- At this point in time, the II Hastati was at 55% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
  
==Planetary Geography==
+
== Geography ==  
'''Wei''' is dominated by a single continent named Province that covers almost 33% of the full surface of the planet. This supercontinent extends southeast from the northern hemisphere down into the southern hemisphere. A very large valley in the centre of the continent, Vandannis Valley, became the site of the planetary capital, Vandannis City.<ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name=objcc15>''Objectives: Capellan Confederation'', p. 15</ref>
+
Wei is dominated by a single continent named Province that covers almost a third of the full surface of the planet. This supercontinent extends southeast from the northern hemisphere down into the southern hemisphere.<ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name=objcc15>''Objectives: Capellan Confederation'', p. 15</ref>
  
==Planetary History==
+
== Planetary Locations ==
[[File:Wei Flag.jpg|right|120px|thumb|Planetary Flag of Wei]]
+
* Boganville: Site of a Star League era nerve agent storage or manufacturing facility.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
===Early History===
+
* Vandannis City: the planetary capital city, located in the Vandannis Valley.<ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name=objcc15/>
After founding, Wei became an agricultural world that supplied the worlds near it with the necessities of life.<ref name="DARWp118"/> Having been a member of the [[Sarna Supremacy]] for some years, in 2304<ref name="HB:HLp12"/> the inhabitants of Wei and the neighbouring system of [[Palos]] rebelled against the heavy-handed taxation and economic exploitation of the Supremacy government and declared themselves to be independent worlds. The Supremacy immediately sealed it's borders and began measures to recapture Palos, but within weeks the [[Capellan Hegemony]] had declared war on the Supremacy in support of the rebelling worlds.<ref name="HL(TCC)p15"/> Whilst the Hegemony proved incapable of preventing the recapture of Palos, the 4th St. Andre Task Group successfully defended Wei against forces from the Supremacy.<ref name="HL(TCC)p15++"/>
+
* Vandannis Valley: A very large valley in the center of the Province continent.<ref name="DARWp118"/><ref name=objcc15/>
  
===Star League Era===
+
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It was discovered that some of the plants on Wei contained chemicals that when combined, produced a nerve gas. These plants were found in the southern reaches of Province, and the nerve gas would come to be given the military designation UrbStryc-A.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
+
== Industrial Centers ==
 
+
-->
===Succession Wars===
+
==Notes==
In the mid 3020s information obtained by intelligence sources pinpointed Wei as the location for a repository dating back to the [[Star League]] that acted as a repository for nerve gas agents. The nature of the repository was treated in a somewhat contradictory manner by the Capellan government and intelligence agencies; the Capellan government didn't acknowledge the existence of such a repository. In contrast with the government's denial, the military intelligence community viewed the repository as a potential military advantage due to the threat of seeing the nerve agents unleashed if needed. As a result, intelligence operatives leaked rumors of the repository's existance, in defiance of government denials.<ref name=HL149/>
+
The distance to the Jump Point in the Wei system is given as 8 days in ''[[House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)]]'' and 9 days in ''[[Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)]]''. The date from the most recent publication has been used in this article.<ref name=HL149/><ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
 
====Fourth Succession War====
 
When [[Federated Suns]] forces invaded Wei during the [[Fourth Succession War]] they discovered that the rumors of a nerve gas repository were true; the facility was located in a secret base at Bonganville, and while the gas was designed to kill immediately and be easily cleaned up, the gas could be trapped in the air filters of [[BattleMech]]s and [[Combat Vehicle]]s only to evaporate later, entering the air circulation systems of contaminated equipment as minute particles. Before Wei was conquered the Federated Suns lost 2 battalions of troops to the deadly substance.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
 
 
===Capellan/St-Ives War===
 
Thuggee cultists made use of the UrbStryc-A from Wei during the [[Capellan-St. Ives War]], attacking major population centers on [[Indicass]] and [[St. Ives]] with the nerve gas; the targets chosen by the cultists included Milos, the capital city of St. Ives.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
 
 
Sent to reclaim Wei for the Confederation during the War, the [[1st McCarron's Armored Cavalry]] lost an entire [[Battalion]] of its troops to a 'rebel' nerve gas attack. The [[CCAF]] responded by sending the feared [[Death Commandos]] to take over the assault, allotting them just seven days to complete their mission. <ref name=FMCCp68>''Field Manual: Capellan Confederation'', p. 68, "Death Commandos Profile"</ref>
 
 
 
Infiltrating Wei without BattleMechs, the Commandos seized control of a major communications center to demand the planetary government's complete surrender within thirty minutes or they would make the demand again in exactly one week. When they did not receive a response, the Death Commandos set about enacting brutal terror campaign, systematically eliminating the highest ranking members of the planet's government and military forces and destroying the planet's military and government infrastructure, ignoring the frantic planet's attempts to now surrender. Just as they promised, the Death Commandos finally answered the frantic planet's request for surrender exactly seven days from their initial demand. <ref name=FMCCp68/>
 
  
===The Jihad===
+
== Image gallery ==
Wei was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate after a brief campaign during the first two weeks of December 3069.<ref name="J:FRp48">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 48, "The Jihad In Review"</ref> During the last week of July 3075 the [[CCAF]] launched a campaign against the Word of Blake Protectorate garrisons on [[Menkar]], [[Pleione]] and Wei. The civilian population of the three worlds took tens of thousands of civilian casualties during the offensive, as the Capellan forces used nuclear weapons to defeat the Blakists.<ref name="JHS:Tp17">''Jihad Hot Spots: Terra'', p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"</ref><ref name="J:FRp54">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"</ref>
+
<gallery>
 
+
File:Wei Flag.jpg|Planetary Flag of Wei
In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September [[3076]]. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single [[Level III]] struck at the worlds of [[Algorab]], [[Alnasi]], [[Amity]], [[Bordon]], [[Connaught]], [[Hunan]], [[Kessel]], [[New Hessen]], [[New Kyoto]], [[Ronel]], [[St. Andre]], [[Styk]], [[Tsitsang]] and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation worlds - including the recently-liberated Wei - took the brunt of the fighting.<ref name="JHS:Tp22">''Jihad Hot Spots: Terra'', p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"</ref><ref name="J:FRp56">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"</ref>
+
</gallery>
 
 
During the course of the Jihad the UrbStryc-A from Wei would be used on dozens of worlds, resulting in deaths numbering in the tens of millions. Use of the gas wasn't limited solely to other worlds, however; the major cities on Wei were also hit with the gas, and half the planetary population was killed.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
 
 
In [[3079]] Wei was the site of a [[CCAF]] Duchy Regional Training Facility.<ref name=objcc15/>
 
 
 
===Post-Jihad Era===
 
The horrors of the Jihad were keenly felt on Wei, just as they were on the nearby world of [[Kansu]]; when [[Devlin Stone]] called for Wei to be incorporated the [[Republic of the Sphere]], the surviving population offered no protest.<ref name="DARWp118"/>
 
  
 
== Nearby Systems ==
 
== Nearby Systems ==
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! colspan="8" | Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)<br> Closest systems first:
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{|class="wikitable nearby-systems" style="background: #gray; text-align:center; border: 1px solid black;"
 +
! colspan="8" | Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)<br>Distance in light years, closest systems first:
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Zaurak]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Zaurak]]
| 9.7
+
| class="lessthan30" | 9.8
| [[New Athens]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[New Athens]]
| 11.5
+
| class="lessthan30" | 11.5
| [[New Macao]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[New Macao]]
| 14.0
+
| class="lessthan30" | 14.1
| [[Palos]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Palos]]
| 14.2
+
| class="lessthan30" | 14.3
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Menkib]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Menkib]]
| 15.2
+
| class="lessthan30" | 15.2
| [[Tsitsang]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Tsitsang]]
| 15.9
+
| class="lessthan30" | 15.9
| [[Shipka]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Shipka]]
| 18.3
+
| class="lessthan30" | 18.4
| [[St. Andre]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[St. Andre]]
| 18.6
+
| class="lessthan30" | 18.6
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Matsu]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Matsu]]
| 22.3
+
| class="lessthan30" | 22.4
| [[Sakhalin (CC)|Sakhalin]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Sakhalin (CC)|Sakhalin]]
| 22.5
+
| class="lessthan30" | 22.6
| [[Achilles (CC)|Achilles]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Achilles (CC)|Achilles]]
| 22.9
+
| class="lessthan30" | 23.0
| [[Hunan]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Hunan]]
| 24.3
+
| class="lessthan30" | 24.4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mandate]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Mandate]]
| 25.5
+
| class="lessthan30" | 25.5
| [[Shensi]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Shensi]]
| 28.5
+
| class="lessthan30" | 28.5
| [[Sichuan]]
+
| class="lessthan30" | [[Second Try]]
| 30.3
+
| class="lessthan30" | 29.7
| [[Styk]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Sichuan]]
| 30.6
+
| class="over30" | 30.3
 
|-
 
|-
| [[New Aragon]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Styk]]
| 31.5
+
| class="over30" | 30.7
| [[Foot Fall]]
+
| class="over30" | [[New Aragon]]
| 32.1
+
| class="over30" | 31.5
| [[Foochow]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Foot Fall]]
| 33.1
+
| class="over30" | 32.1
| [[Heligoland]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Foochow]]
| 34.1
+
| class="over30" | 33.2
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ulan Bator]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Kaifeng]]
| 34.4
+
| class="over30" | 34.1
| [[Highspire]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Heligoland]]
| 36.4
+
| class="over30" | 34.1
| [[Sarna]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Ulan Bator]]
| 36.7
+
| class="over30" | 34.5
| [[Yunnah]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Highspire]]
| 37.5
+
| class="over30" | 36.4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Quemoy]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Sarna]]
| 37.6
+
| class="over30" | 36.8
| [[Poznan]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Yunnah]]
| 37.9
+
| class="over30" | 37.5
| [[Menkar]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Quemoy]]
| 38.1
+
| class="over30" | 37.7
| [[Remshield]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Poznan]]
| 39.4
+
| class="over30" | 38.0
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bell]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Menkar]]
| 41.3
+
| class="over30" | 38.2
| [[Pleione]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Remshield]]
| 41.5
+
| class="over30" | 39.5
| [[Algot]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Bell]]
| 42.5
+
| class="over30" | 41.4
| [[Truth]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Pleione]]
| 42.6
+
| class="over30" | 41.4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Halloran V]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Algot]]
| 43.1
+
| class="over30" | 42.5
| [[Gan Singh]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Truth]]
| 45.3
+
| class="over30" | 42.7
| [[Sarmaxa]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Halloran V|Halloran]]
| 45.4
+
| class="over30" | 43.1
| [[Corey]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Jonathan]]
| 45.6
+
| class="over30" | 45.0
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Bora]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Gan Singh]]
| 45.9
+
| class="over30" | 45.3
| [[Elnath]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Sarmaxa]]
| 45.9
+
| class="over30" | 45.5
| [[Snailzar]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Corey]]
| 46.3
+
| class="over30" | 45.7
| [[Tsingtao]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Elnath]]
| 46.5
+
| class="over30" | 46.0
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Manennaia]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Bora]]
| 46.7
+
| class="over30" | 46.0
| [[Moravian]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Snailzar]]
| 47.1
+
| class="over30" | 46.3
| [[Suzano]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Tsingtao]]
| 48.3
+
| class="over30" | 46.5
| [[Plataea]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Manennaia]]
| 49.3
+
| class="over30" | 46.8
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tianamon]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Moravian]]
| 49.6
+
| class="over30" | 47.1
| [[Conwy]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Suzano]]
| 49.8
+
| class="over30" | 48.4
| [[Undra]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Plataea]]
| 49.8
+
| class="over30" | 49.4
| [[Buchlau]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Tianamon]]
| 50.7
+
| class="over30" | 49.7
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Ashkum]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Undra]]
| 51.3
+
| class="over30" | 49.8
| [[Algol]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Conwy]]
| 51.4
+
| class="over30" | 49.8
| [[Minnacora]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Buchlau]]
| 53.1
+
| class="over30" | 50.8
| [[Ningpo]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Ashkum]]
| 53.3
+
| class="over30" | 51.4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Aosia]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Algol]]
| 53.5
+
| class="over30" | 51.4
| [[Ilmar]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Minnacora]]
| 53.5
+
| class="over30" | 53.2
| [[Lhasa]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Ningpo]]
| 53.6
+
| class="over30" | 53.3
| [[Bhaktapur]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Kek]]
| 56.5
+
| class="over30" | 53.4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Randar]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Ilmar]]
| 56.6
+
| class="over30" | 53.5
| [[Demeter]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Aosia]]
| 56.7
+
| class="over30" | 53.5
| [[Phact]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Lhasa]]
| 56.9
+
| class="over30" | 53.6
| [[Raballa]]
+
| class="over30" | [[Bhaktapur]]
| 57.1
+
| class="over30" | 56.6
 +
|-
 +
| class="over30" | [[Randar]]
 +
| class="over30" | 56.6
 +
| class="over30" | [[Demeter]]
 +
| class="over30" | 56.8
 +
| class="over30" | [[Phact]]
 +
| class="over30" | 56.9
 +
| class="over30" | [[Raballa]]
 +
| class="over30" | 57.1
 +
|-
 +
| class="over30" | [[Liao (system)|Cynthiana]]
 +
| class="over30" | 58.6
 +
| class="over30" | [[No Return]]
 +
| class="over30" | 58.7
 +
| class="over30" | [[Capella]]
 +
| class="over30" | 58.9
 +
| class="over30" | [[Valexa]]
 +
| class="over30" | 59.5
 +
|-
 +
| class="over30" | [[Kansu]]
 +
| class="over30" | 59.6
 +
| class="over60" | [[Lee]]
 +
| class="over60" | 60.4
 +
| class="over60" | [[Zion]]
 +
| class="over60" | 60.4
 +
| class="over60" | [[Ventabren]]
 +
| class="over60" | 60.6
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Liao]]
 
| 58.6
 
| [[No Return]]
 
| 58.6
 
| [[Capella]]
 
| 58.8
 
| [[Valexa]]
 
| 59.5
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Notes==
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== References ==
The distance to the Jump Point in the Wei system is given as 8 days in ''[[House Liao (The Capellan Confederation)]]'' and 9 days in ''[[Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)]]''. The date from the most recent publication has been used in this article.<ref name=HL149/><ref name="DARWp118"/>
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<references/>
 
 
==References==
 
<references />
 
  
==Bibliography==
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== Bibliography ==
 
* ''[[20 Year Update]]''
 
* ''[[20 Year Update]]''
 
* ''[[Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)]]''
 
* ''[[Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)]]''
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* ''[[Field Manual: Capellan Confederation]]''
 
* ''[[Field Manual: Capellan Confederation]]''
 
* ''[[Field Report: CCAF]]''
 
* ''[[Field Report: CCAF]]''
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* ''[[First Succession War (Source Book)|First Succession War]]''
 
* ''[[Handbook: House Davion]]''
 
* ''[[Handbook: House Davion]]''
 
* ''[[Handbook: House Liao]]''
 
* ''[[Handbook: House Liao]]''
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* ''[[Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents]]''
 
* ''[[Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents]]''
 
* ''[http://home.ifi.uio.no/~oysteint/btech/maps/IS_3130.pdf Map of the Inner Sphere 3130]''
 
* ''[http://home.ifi.uio.no/~oysteint/btech/maps/IS_3130.pdf Map of the Inner Sphere 3130]''
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* ''[[NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2]]''
 
* ''[[Objective Raids]]''
 
* ''[[Objective Raids]]''
 
* ''[[Objectives: Capellan Confederation]]''
 
* ''[[Objectives: Capellan Confederation]]''

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Wei

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Wei
Wei nearby systems (3151)
Wei nearby systems (3151)
(Map Legend)
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 63.844 : -119.184[e]
Star names 1
Spectral class G3IV[1][2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[1]
Planets 9[2]

The Wei system was home to at least one habitable world, Wei III, and as at 3145 was located in the Sarna Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description

The Wei system is located near the New Athens and Zaurak systems[3][4] and consists of a class G3IV primary orbited by nine planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the system nadir jump point.[5]

System History

The Wei system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Sarna Supremacy prior to the formation of the Capellan Confederation in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[6]

Wei III

Wei
Orbital view of Wei
Orbital view of Wei
Geophysical
System position 3[1][2]
Jump point
distance
9[2]
Moons 2 (Arlis, Arils)[2]
Surface gravity 1.0[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 45°C[2]
Highest native life 10%, Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130
Infrastructure
Ruler Lord Narik ben Noen (3025)[1]
Governor Chelsea Fawkes (3130)[2]
Capital Vandannis City[2]
Population 2,920,000,000 (3025)[1]
1,630,000,000[7]
1,765,358,000 (3130)[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1]
Precentor Hildegard von March[1]

Wei III - more commonly known simply as Wei - is the third planet of nine in the Wei system and has two moons named Arlis and Arils.[2]

Planetary History

Early History

After founding, Wei became an agricultural world that supplied the worlds near it with the necessities of life.[2] Having been a member of the Sarna Supremacy for some years, in 2304[6] the inhabitants of Wei and the neighboring system of Palos rebelled against the heavy-handed taxation and economic exploitation of the Supremacy government and declared themselves to be independent worlds. The Supremacy immediately sealed it's borders and began measures to recapture Palos, but within weeks the Capellan Hegemony had declared war on the Supremacy in support of the rebelling worlds.[8] Whilst the Hegemony proved incapable of preventing the recapture of Palos, the Fourth St. Andre Task Group successfully defended Wei against forces from the Supremacy.[9]

Star League Era

It was discovered that some of the plants on Wei contained chemicals that when combined, produced a nerve gas. These plants were found in the southern reaches of Province, and the nerve gas would come to be given the military designation UrbStryc-A.[2]

Succession Wars

In the mid 3020s information obtained by intelligence sources pinpointed Wei as the location for a facility dating back to the Star League that acted as a repository for nerve gas agents. The nature of the repository was treated in a somewhat contradictory manner by the Capellan government and intelligence agencies; the Capellan government didn't acknowledge the existence of such a repository. In contrast with the government's denial, the military intelligence community viewed the repository as a potential military advantage due to the threat of seeing the nerve agents unleashed if needed. As a result, intelligence operatives leaked rumors of the repository's existence, in defiance of government denials.[1]

Fourth Succession War

When Federated Suns forces invaded Wei during the Fourth Succession War they discovered that the rumors of a nerve gas repository were true; the facility was located in a secret base at Bonganville, and while the gas was designed to kill immediately and be easily cleaned up, the gas could be trapped in the air filters of BattleMechs and Combat Vehicles only to evaporate later, entering the air circulation systems of contaminated equipment as minute particles. Before Wei was conquered the Federated Suns lost 2 battalions of troops to the deadly substance.[2] The AFFS used mercenary forces to capture Wei, having debated at length the best way to tackle the threat of chemical weapons and the defending forces on the planet, which were headed up by Sung's Cuirassiers, a heavy 'Mech regiment. MIIO operatives had been dispatched to Wei to obtain more information on possible locations for the rumored chemical weapons stockpile, but had only been able to identify three possible locations, rather than a definitive location. When the Fourth Succession War began three Rabid Foxes teams were dispatched to destroy the three locations identified, but two teams failed and the one team that did destroy its target was unable to confirm that chemical weapons had been stored there. Contracting mercenary forces to conquer Wei was a compromise within the AFFS High Command, and the AFFS was honest in detailing the likely hazards involved. The Twelfth Vegan Rangers accepted the contract - offered at triple their normal fee - along with the guarantees of the best AFFS mobile medical facilities to care for casualties.[10]

The Twelfth Vegan Rangers deployed their Delta Regiment and two battalions from Gamma Regiment, along with three armored regiments and four infantry regiments. The Rangers deployed in scattered drop zones across the southern continent, surprising the defenders, who had anticipated an attack in Vandannis Valley. The defenders began using chemical weapons on the 3rd of July, initially inflicting heavy casualties on one of the mercenary regiments, the First Stygian Heavy Infantry Regiment, but giving the AFFS forces an opportunity to gather important information on the poison used and its treatment. The Rangers spent two weeks encircling Vandannis Valley and the capital city in the face of further chemical weapon attacks before meeting the heavy defenses near Boganville.[10]

After taking casualties the senior Ranger officer, Colonel Mitch Nelson, gathered his forces and launched an attack using all of the Ranger battalions, three regiments of infantry and two armored regiments. The defenders responded with artillery fire - including shells loaded with the UrbStyc-A nerve agent - followed by a charge from Sung's Cuirassiers that gained momentum against the infantry and armor forces, only to be broken by a frenzied counter-charge from the Rangers, who knew that they had a limited window of time to defeat their opponents and have their equipment scrubbed down and air filters changed before the poison would claim more victims. After a ferocious half-hour battle Sung's Cuirassiers retreated, leaving Wei on the 19th of July. The planetary government surrendered shortly after the Cuirassiers left, leaving Wei in Federated Suns hands. In addition to the casualties among the conventional forces the Rangers had lost two battalions of troops.[10]

Capellan/St-Ives War

Thuggee cultists made use of the UrbStryc-A from Wei during the Capellan-St. Ives War, attacking major population centers on Indicass and St. Ives with the nerve gas; the targets chosen by the cultists included Milos, the capital city of St. Ives.[2]

Sent to reclaim Wei for the Confederation during the War, the First McCarron's Armored Cavalry lost an entire Battalion of its troops to a "rebel" nerve gas attack. The CCAF responded by sending the feared Death Commandos to take over the assault, allotting them just seven days to complete their mission.[11]

Infiltrating Wei without BattleMechs, the Commandos seized control of a major communications center to demand the planetary government's complete surrender within thirty minutes or they would make the demand again in exactly one week. When they did not receive a response, the Death Commandos set about enacting a brutal terror campaign, systematically eliminating the highest ranking members of the planet's government and military forces and destroying the planet's military and government infrastructure, ignoring the frantic planet's attempts to now surrender. Just as they promised, the Death Commandos finally answered the frantic planet's request for surrender exactly seven days from their initial demand.[11]

The Jihad

Wei was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate after a brief campaign during the first two weeks of December 3069.[12] During the last week of July 3075 the CCAF launched a campaign against the Word of Blake Protectorate garrisons on Menkar, Pleione and Wei. The civilian population of the three worlds took tens of thousands of civilian casualties during the offensive, as the Capellan forces used nuclear weapons to defeat the Blakists.[13][14]

In response to the recent raids and assaults on worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Blakists launched raiding parties against various worlds around the Protectorate border in early September 3076. Making use of weapons of mass destruction to augment the damage inflicted, the raiding parties - few of which were larger than a single Level III - struck at the worlds of Algorab, Alnasi, Amity, Bordon, Connaught, Hunan, Kessel, New Hessen, New Kyoto, Ronel, St. Andre, Styk, Tsitsang and Wei. Of the worlds hit, the Capellan Confederation worlds - including the recently-liberated Wei - took the brunt of the fighting.[15][16]

During the course of the Jihad the UrbStryc-A from Wei would be used on dozens of worlds, resulting in deaths numbering in the tens of millions. Use of the gas wasn't limited solely to other worlds, however; the major cities on Wei were also hit with the gas, and half the planetary population was killed.[2]

In 3079 Wei was the site of a CCAF Duchy Regional Training Facility.[7]

Post-Jihad Era

The horrors of the Jihad were keenly felt on Wei, just as they were on the nearby world of Kansu; when Devlin Stone called for Wei to be incorporated the Republic of the Sphere, the surviving population offered no protest.[2]

Political Affiliation

Planetary Rulers

3025

  • Lord Narik ben Noen[1]

3130

  • Governor Chelsea Fawkes[2]
  • Planetary Legate: Mina Parta[2]

Military Deployment

2305-2306

  • Fourth St. Andre Task Group[9]

3025

3038

3050

3054

3063

3085

- At this point in time, the II Hastati was at 55% of full strength, with 95% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Geography

Wei is dominated by a single continent named Province that covers almost a third of the full surface of the planet. This supercontinent extends southeast from the northern hemisphere down into the southern hemisphere.[2][7]

Planetary Locations

  • Boganville: Site of a Star League era nerve agent storage or manufacturing facility.[2]
  • Vandannis City: the planetary capital city, located in the Vandannis Valley.[2][7]
  • Vandannis Valley: A very large valley in the center of the Province continent.[2][7]

Notes

The distance to the Jump Point in the Wei system is given as 8 days in House Liao (The Capellan Confederation) and 9 days in Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130). The date from the most recent publication has been used in this article.[1][2]

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Nearby Systems

Closest 72 systems (69 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Zaurak 9.8 New Athens 11.5 New Macao 14.1 Palos 14.3
Menkib 15.2 Tsitsang 15.9 Shipka 18.4 St. Andre 18.6
Matsu 22.4 Sakhalin 22.6 Achilles 23.0 Hunan 24.4
Mandate 25.5 Shensi 28.5 Second Try 29.7 Sichuan 30.3
Styk 30.7 New Aragon 31.5 Foot Fall 32.1 Foochow 33.2
Kaifeng 34.1 Heligoland 34.1 Ulan Bator 34.5 Highspire 36.4
Sarna 36.8 Yunnah 37.5 Quemoy 37.7 Poznan 38.0
Menkar 38.2 Remshield 39.5 Bell 41.4 Pleione 41.4
Algot 42.5 Truth 42.7 Halloran 43.1 Jonathan 45.0
Gan Singh 45.3 Sarmaxa 45.5 Corey 45.7 Elnath 46.0
Bora 46.0 Snailzar 46.3 Tsingtao 46.5 Manennaia 46.8
Moravian 47.1 Suzano 48.4 Plataea 49.4 Tianamon 49.7
Undra 49.8 Conwy 49.8 Buchlau 50.8 Ashkum 51.4
Algol 51.4 Minnacora 53.2 Ningpo 53.3 Kek 53.4
Ilmar 53.5 Aosia 53.5 Lhasa 53.6 Bhaktapur 56.6
Randar 56.6 Demeter 56.8 Phact 56.9 Raballa 57.1
Cynthiana 58.6 No Return 58.7 Capella 58.9 Valexa 59.5
Kansu 59.6 Lee 60.4 Zion 60.4 Ventabren 60.6

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