The first colonists were shocked to find that the host of vicious parasites rampant among the planet's lushness were the carriers of numerous strange diseases. Dr. Beck Mallory was a second- rate parasitologist who had joined the colonists to escape a failed career on Terra. When his fellow colonists consulted him about the parasite problem, Dr. Mallory's first reaction was the desire to flee such responsibility. Gentle and not-so-gentle persuasion eventually convinced him to attempt to discover a solution. Mallory probably amazed no one so much as himself when he discovered a common link among all the native parasites, to which a simple vitamin complex shot would provide immunity. In gratitude, the colonists named their world after Mallory.
They quickly turned the planet into a garden spot, whose surplus food fed many less-fortunate nearby worlds. This might have been a happy world had it not been for the many occupations by repressive Combine or Capellan regimes. Despite the frequent fighting, Mallory's World survived the Age of War and eventually became a member of the Federated Suns. During the Star League era, the people of Mallory's World were able to use the new technologies coming out of the Terran member-state to further boost the yield of their crops and herd animals.
The collapse of the League and outbreak of the Succession Wars would change all that. The First War left the planet, its population, and the majority of the planet's agricultural centers seriously damaged. The second war, though less violent, did even more harm. The strategic location of Mallory's World between the Draconis Combine and the Capellan Confederation made it such a tempting target that those two realms were frequent and brutal in their attacks. The Federated Suns, not willing to part with such a strategically vital world, heavily defended Mallory's World.
By the beginning of the Third Succession War, three of the four continents on Mallory's World have been so trampled that little will ever grow there again. In recent years, the fourth continent has been declared off-limits by the Davion government so that it can eventually begin producing food. Even the Capellans and the Kuritans have decided to respect this liberated zone.
The planet's capital is Mallory City, located on the Northern Oregon continent. Not far from the capital city is Fort Dodger, the headquarters of the planet's BattleMech contingent.
House Davion recaptured Mallory's World twelve years ago in 3013, but the price of victory was the life of Prince Ian Davion, as well as several thousand soldiers. Since that time, the garrison has fought off several sustained assaults by crack Kuritan regiments.
- System Name: Mallory's World
- Coordinates: 112.40, 6.00
- Star Type: G2I
- Position in System: 4
- Time to Jump Point: 8.00 days
- Recharging Station: None
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 25,377,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: 80% Mammal
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System Occupation Dates:
|2569-08-15||Terran Hegemony/Federated Suns|
|3081-12-31||Republic of the Sphere|
Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:
|Planet:||X Coord:||Y Coord:||Jumps:|
|New Rhodes III||103.28||-15.91||1|
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