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Description:

New Rhodes III is a small, mostly desert world, unremarkable except for two things. First, because of its small star, the travel time between New Rhodes III and its jump point is very quick. With such short turnaround times, New Rhodes III became a crucial resupply world during the First Succession War and was fought over several times. However, it is the Colossii that truly sets New Rhodes III apart; luckily, none of the chain was touched during any of the Succession Wars. Found in 2259 by the first colonists, these huge rock pillars-approximately one hundred fifty in the chain, which runs in a snaking pattern from deep within the central desert on the continent of Crete, terminating right at the edge of the equatorial ocean-have been scientific oddities for centuries.

Geologists speculate that a meteor-in all likelihood several meteors-from outside the galaxy impacted on New Rhodes some two million year ago, bringing chemicals and minerals completely foreign to the planet. After millennia of wind erosion and harsh desert climate mixed to reveal the minerals trapped in the ground, the Colossii revealed themselves in all their wonder and splendor; there are colors found in these rocks that have literally not been found on a single other colonized world. As word slowly spread, New Rhodes III became a pleasure destination from across the Inner Sphere, resulting in the small capital of Xerxes being established near the southern end of the Colossii chain. However, because of the harsh conditions of most of the rest of the planet-the continents of Minos and Sparta are almost unlivable-New Rhodes III is permanent home to only desert nomads and a small scientific community; the "capital" is home almost exclusively to said community.

System Info:

  • System Name: New Rhodes III
  • Coordinates: 103.28, -15.91
  • Star Type: M9V
  • Position in System: 1
  • Time to Jump Point: 2.00 days
  • Population: 246,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibians

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:
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 2
Addicks 72.24 0.26 2  
Almach 101.71 -62.07 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 2
Angol 88.67 -39.12 1
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 1
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 2
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 2
Cartago 141.09 -10.17 2
Caselton 117.36 -35.99 1
Cylene 106.93 25.30 2
Demeter 92.32 -70.16 2  
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 2
Edwards 133.27 -32.60 2
Elbar 127.79 -8.08 1
Errai 52.68 4.43 2  
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 2  
Galatia III 91.54 14.87 2
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 2
Hean 75.37 -14.60 1
Helen 83.98 10.17 2
Ingress 50.07 -18.78 2
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 2
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 2
Kentares IV 150.74 -13.30 2
Logandale 144.48 -36.25 2
Mallory's World 112.40 6.00 1
Mara 122.84 8.87 2
Markab 98.58 23.47 2
Mesartim 103.80 -55.03 2
Mira 104.32 -52.42 2
Mirach 109.80 -27.12 1
Murchison 75.37 20.08 2
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 2
Ozawa 85.54 2.87 1  
Rio 96.24 -28.95 1
Ronel 96.50 -2.61 1
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 2  
Schedar 118.92 -21.39 1  
Skat 94.15 27.12 2
Small World 52.16 -7.04 2
Sonnia 124.66 -42.25 2
Tawas 136.92 -56.33 2
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 2
Tikonov 103.80 -42.51 1  
Towne 69.89 8.08 2
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 1
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 2

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