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In forming the Alliance of Galedon, the shrewd politician Shiro Kurita played various worlds fears off against each other, promising to aid one world against their neighbors, and then offer the same to these same neighbors. Eventually these political dealings came to light and within a few months, each major planetary lord had learned of the means Kurita had used to win their pledges.

To some, this was an outrage. Others simply continued to honor and accept the Alliance of Galedon as an official ruling body and ally. Resistance to Kurita's authority was greatest on the worlds of Benjamin, and Asgard. The local leaders of these worlds were indignant and felt that they had been both manipulated and betrayed. Instead of taking out their aggressions on their neighbors, as had been the custom, they became hostile toward Shiro Kurita, sending numerous communiqués expressing their resentment in explicit detail.

Later that month, the fleet and army of the Alliance of Galedon invaded Benjamin, and Asgard. Though neither of the planets mustered a substantial army, the citizens of each were devoted to their freedom and refused to submit peaceably. Casualties were enormous on both sides, as the defenders adopted old Terran guerrilla tactics, and the attackers used every known contemporary weapon except CBR (chemical, biological, and radioactive) warheads. In the end, Benjamin fell in October, and Asgard in August of 2312.

[3052] As soon as Clan Smoke Jaguar units landed on Asgard in February 3052, the defending Third Benjamin Regulars began a round-the-clock artillery bombardment. To escape the Third's guns, the Jaguars Nineteenth Striker Cluster pushed forward in a night march and arrived at Vernon, the largest city on Asgard's southern continent, a whole day before the Regulars expected them. In a fierce battle, the Third unleashed its heavy and assault 'Mechs to tie up the attackers while the rest of it forces retreated to a secondary line near the Odin's Retreat mountains.

The veteran unit dug-in and held the line for almost a month in the face of a non-stop Jaguar assault. Eventually, the assault elements of the Forth Jaguar Dragoons broke through the Third’s defenses and rolled up defending unit’s western flank. The Third pulled back across the Ragnorak Plains, fighting a running battle all the way to their DropShips. A little more than a battalion escaped Asgard intact.

[3059] During Operation Bulldog the forces of the SLDF, including the remnants of the Regulars, assaulted Asgard. Ironically, the Forth Jaguar Hussars also took cover within the Odin's Retreat mountains, though unlike the Regulars seven years earlier, they did not survive to escape off-world.

System Info:

  • System Name: Asgard
  • Coordinates: 127.79, 268.62
  • Time to Jump Point: 3.00 days

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 DC
2750 DC
3025 DC
3030 DC
3040 DC
3052 CSJ
3057 CSJ
3062 DC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Draconis Combine
3052-02-01 Clan Smoke Jaguar
3059-05-25 Draconis Combine

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:
Avon 151.26 254.28 1  
Baruun Urt 106.93 240.20 2
Bicester 149.96 230.03 2
Braunton 130.40 239.41 1
Dyfed 127.27 215.68 2
Kilmarnock 174.21 265.49 2
Luthien 169.26 252.72 2  
Mualang 97.28 268.10 2
Port Arthur 132.75 257.67 1
Tarazed 127.27 253.76 1
Xinyang 114.23 227.16 2
Yamarovka 112.67 276.97 1

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Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters: Amazon.com:
Grave Covenant 1 Limited Availability