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Description:

Basalt is a large world with an oppressively thick atmosphere, wild lightning storms, and a high gravity field. Despite these drawbacks, Basalt is rich in rare minerals and was one of the first planets settled by Terran mining companies. At the end of the First Star League, the Federated Suns laid claim to Basalt and held on to the world despite repeated Capellan raids through the early Succession Wars.

During the Forth Succession War, as part of the Capellan Confederation’s Operation Riposte, Liao sent a strike force to Basalt, to destroy warehouses storing vital supplies for the Davion offensive. In fact, the whole planet was an elaborate trap; Davion agents had leaked false intelligence to the Capellan Maskirovka. The warehouses were empty, and the elite 4th Davion Guards RCT was waiting to ambush the Capellan units. Today, the mountains around Lake Zander and the Contrassa spaceport, both on Basalt’s southern continent of Garnet, are littered with the remains of Liao BattleMechs.

The five continents of Amethyst, Garnet, Opal, Topaz, and Quartz, are almost all situated along the equatorial region of Basalt. The capital, Manville, is located on Garnet.

System Info:

  • System Name: Basalt
  • Coordinates: 66.76, -29.21
  • Star Type: G4IV
  • Position in System: 5
  • Time to Jump Point: 8.00 days
  • Population: 346,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Reptiles

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH
2750 TH
3025 FS
3030 FS
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 FC
3062 FC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
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:
Acamar 39.90 -38.86 1
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 1
Addicks 72.24 0.26 1  
Algol 65.46 -68.33 2
Almach 101.71 -62.07 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 1
Angol 88.67 -39.12 1
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 1
Arboris 43.55 -51.90 2
Azha 54.25 -51.90 1
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 1
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 2  
Buchlau 70.68 -69.37 2
Caselton 117.36 -35.99 2
Demeter 92.32 -70.16 2  
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 1
Epsilon Eridani 18.52 -21.39 2  
Epsilon Indi 29.47 -15.65 2
Errai 52.68 4.43 2  
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 1  
Galatia III 91.54 14.87 2
Genoa 39.38 -60.24 2
Halloran V 73.55 -77.20 2
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 1
Hean 75.37 -14.60 1
Helen 83.98 10.17 2
Ingress 50.07 -18.78 1
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 2
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 1
Liao 34.43 -68.07 2
Mesartim 103.80 -55.03 2
Mira 104.32 -52.42 2
Mirach 109.80 -27.12 2
Murchison 75.37 20.08 2
Nanking 22.95 -52.16 2  
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
New Rhodes III 103.28 -15.91 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 1
Northwind 34.43 -2.87 2  
Ozawa 85.54 2.87 2  
Pleione 51.90 -80.33 2
Poznan 63.11 -81.89 2
Quentin 46.42 12.52 2  
Rio 96.24 -28.95 1
Ronel 96.50 -2.61 2
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 1  
Schedar 118.92 -21.39 2  
Sheratan 41.21 -21.65 1
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 1
Small World 52.16 -7.04 1
Terra Firma 22.69 -33.90 2  
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 1
Tikonov 103.80 -42.51 2  
Towne 69.89 8.08 2
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 1
Woodstock 44.60 -37.03 1
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 1

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Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

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