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Description:

Orbiting a long distance from its sun, Acamar is a world of almost constant winter. The vast mines of precious metals on Acamar's one major continent of Katenga, and various mining operations that also take place within the Illeudian asteroid belt, made it a jewel in the Capellan Confederation's crown for centuries. The Liao government gave Acamar's nobility the lion's share of profits from the planet's gold and silver trading, and so the nobles have always been staunchly pro-Liao. The merchant class, however, chafed under the status quo. Eager to see it changed, they threw their economic weight behind the rebel Pavel Ridzik during the Forth Succession War and helped to found the Tikonov Free Republic. Upon Ridzik's assassination in 3029, the merchant class voted as a body to bring Acamar into the Federated Commonwealth. Under Commonwealth rule, Acamar's merchant class prospered. The nobles, bitterly incensed, no longer had sufficient power to challenge the increasingly powerful middle class. They nursed their grievances along with their Liaoist loyalties, and bided their time.

When Liao and Marik forces attacked Acamar in 3057, the pro-Liao nobility saw their chance. Acting in concert with Capellan agents and their own private armies, Acamar's nobles overwhelmed the planetary garrison in a series of swift attacks. To celebrate their stunning victory, the victorious Liao loyalists forced the captured garrison troops out into Acamar's brutal winter with scant clothing and supplies. Most of the soldiers died; the few who survived found shelter were rescued a few days later by Patrick Gladden, the owner of a large silver mine.

Enraged at the thought of Acamar falling back under Capellan sway, Gladden persuaded several of his colleagues to form the Acamar Merchants Freedom Guild. In their first act, Guild members pooled their resources to hire a mercenary unit from Outreach to take back the planet. The Tiger Sharks, a combined-arms battalion, hit the ground running, destroying numerous ‘mechs and vehicles and liberating two major cities in their initial engagements with the Liao forces. After being badly mauled during a major Liao counterattack, however, the Tiger Sharks attempted an assault on Acamar’s capital of Kalskag. Confident of Kalskag’s defenses, the Liao government ordered the bulk of its troops to assault the HQ of the Acamar Merchants Freedom Guild in the city of Flat.

The Tiger Sharks stormed into Kalskag, overrunning the few remaining government troops. They leveled the capitol building and killed several prominent nobles inside. In Flat, government tanks rolled over much of the city center, and the leaders of the AMFG fled before the onslaught. With their employers vanished into hiding or offworld, the Tiger Sharks sought passage off Acamar, returning to Outreach to rebuild and seek a new contract.

No centralized government currently exists on Acamar. Most towns have become independent city-states with their own laws, many run by former members of the AMFG and others by surviving Liaoist nobles. Acamar's people have largely ceased fighting and returned to mining, selling the ore to those traders brave enough to travel through the Chaos March. A remnant of the Acamar Merchants Freedom Guild, determined to see the planet under the FedCom banner, has set up offices on Outreach, where they hope to raise enough funds to hire more troops to retake their world.

System Info:

  • System Name: Acamar
  • Coordinates: 39.90, -38.86
  • Star Type: G2II
  • Position in System: 8
  • Time to Jump Point: 9.00 days
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 35,758,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH
2750 TH
3025 CC
3030 TFR
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 CMD
3062 CMD

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 Capellan Confederation
3029-03-03 Tikonov Free Republic
3031-09-01 Federated Commonwealth
3057-12-15 Chaos March Disputed
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 2
Addicks 72.24 0.26 2  
Aldebaran 25.04 -64.94 2
Algol 65.46 -68.33 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 2
Angol 88.67 -39.12 2
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 2
Arboris 43.55 -51.90 1
Azha 54.25 -51.90 1
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 1
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 1
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 2  
Buchlau 70.68 -69.37 2
Caph 13.04 -0.52 2
Capolla 8.08 -41.73 2
Carver V -5.48 -20.86 2
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 2
Elgin 1.56 -51.38 2
Epsilon Eridani 18.52 -21.39 1  
Epsilon Indi 29.47 -15.65 1
Errai 52.68 4.43 2  
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 1  
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Gan Singh 41.99 -80.33 2
Genoa 39.38 -60.24 1
Halloran V 73.55 -77.20 2
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 1
Hean 75.37 -14.60 2
Hsien 5.74 -54.77 2
Ingress 50.07 -18.78 1
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 2
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 1
Keid 3.13 -10.17 2
Liao 34.43 -68.07 1
Menkalinan 0.00 -71.20 2
Nanking 22.95 -52.16 1  
New Canton 8.35 -73.55 2
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
New Home 7.30 -12.78 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 1
Northwind 34.43 -2.87 2  
Outreach -3.13 -34.95 2  
Pleione 51.90 -80.33 2
Poznan 63.11 -81.89 2
Procyon -4.96 -10.43 2
Rio 96.24 -28.95 2
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 1  
Saffel 25.82 12.00 2
Saiph 4.69 -68.59 2
Sheratan 41.21 -21.65 1
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 2  
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 1
Small World 52.16 -7.04 2
Tall Trees 0.78 -67.29 2
Terra 0.00 0.00 2  
Terra Firma 22.69 -33.90 1  
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 2
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 2
Woodstock 44.60 -37.03 1
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 2
Zion 15.39 -83.98 2
Zurich 20.34 -63.64 2

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