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[3057] A sparsely inhabited, forest-covered world with thick jungles around the equator, Sheratan is one of the most beautiful planets in the Sarna March. The lush forests and jungles spring from fertile soil, ideal for growing fruits and vegetables from throughout the Inner Sphere. Agribusiness's such as Addicks Enterprises bought up acres of it, stripped the land of trees, and turned the bare tracts into huge farms. During the Marik-Liao invasion, it became one of the most bitterly contested.

The Sheratan Knights, a single regiment of warriors utterly dedicated to the Federated Commonwealth, defended Sheraton from both invading forces and internal rebellions. The planet had suffered a protracted terrorist campaign by various groups set up and funded by the Capellan secret police since the Forth Succession War, and so the Knights had superior training in dealing with guerrilla-style warfare. When the Capellan Chancellor ordered his agents on Sheratan into action concurrent with the invasion, bombings and mass shootings became commonplace in Sheratan's few large cities. The Sheratan Knights flushed out and destroyed many of the rebel cells, but vast forests and jungles gave the surviving Liao guerrilla plenty of places to hide.

The arrival of the Fist of Mokal, mercenaries in the employ of the Free Worlds League, turned the tables in the Liaoists' favor. Seeing that Sheratan was lightly defended, the mercenaries landed in the capital and claimed the world a Capellan possession. The enraged Knights converged on the capital and engaged the Fist in a hit-and-run battle, downing several mercenary 'Mechs. Stunned by the attack, Major William Jeffreys ordered two of his companies to chase the Sheraton Knights into the forests and hunt them down while the third company held the fort in the capital.

With the aid of the Liao guerrillas, the Fist MechWarriors found and destroyed a battalion of the Knights. The remaining Knights set the forests ablaze, trapping the mercenaries in a burning hell. Major Jeffreys ordered his unit to charge through the flames, but escaped with only a company intact. The inferno utterly destroyed the remaining Liao forces. The mercenary company in the capital retaliated by slaying thousands of civilians. When word of the brutal killings got out, the Fist of Mokal's contract was declared null and void and the unit itself was proscribed.

Before departing Sheratan, the Fist started fires of its own. Soon, vast tracts of land across the planet were burning out of control. Unable to cope with the crisis, the planetary government collapsed. Various minor nobles and other charismatic leaders rose up to fill the power vacuum, and numerous petty kings are constantly contending with each other for control of the world. Meanwhile, the fires continue to burn, kept at bay only near the cities. Most of the resources that could be used to fight the fires are instead spent on small-scale warfare between the various factions. Smoke from the huge blazes makes the days hazy and the nights unnaturally dark.

The Sheratan Knights remain the only potential stabilizing force on the planet, but they control only the shattered capital of Gellen's Heights and several square kilometers of surrounding territory. Rebel groups funded by the Capellan Confederation still operate on Sheratan, but the departure of the Marik mercenaries has greatly diminished their power.

System Info:

  • System Name: Sheratan
  • Coordinates: 41.21, -21.65
  • Star Type: K5V
  • Position in System: 5
  • Time to Jump Point: 4.00 days
  • Recharging Station: Nadir
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 116,000,000

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:
Acamar 39.90 -38.86 1
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 2
Addicks 72.24 0.26 2  
Al Na'ir 60.77 31.56 2  
Algol 65.46 -68.33 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 2
Altair 9.39 14.08 2  
Angol 88.67 -39.12 2
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 2
Arboris 43.55 -51.90 2
Azha 54.25 -51.90 2
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 1
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 1
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 1  
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 Algedi 41.47 26.34 2
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 1
Denebola -13.04 -1.83 2
Dieron 13.04 15.39 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 1  
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 1  
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Genoa 39.38 -60.24 2
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 2
Hean 75.37 -14.60 2
Helen 83.98 10.17 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 2
Murchison 75.37 20.08 2
Nanking 22.95 -52.16 2  
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
New Home 7.30 -12.78 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 2
Nirasaki 34.69 19.56 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 1
Northwind 34.43 -2.87 1  
Outreach -3.13 -34.95 2  
Ozawa 85.54 2.87 2  
Procyon -4.96 -10.43 2
Quentin 46.42 12.52 2  
Rigil Kentarus -2.87 2.61 2
Rio 96.24 -28.95 2
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 1  
Saffel 25.82 12.00 2
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 2  
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 2
Small World 52.16 -7.04 1
Styx 26.08 25.82 2
Terra 0.00 0.00 2  
Terra Firma 22.69 -33.90 1  
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 2
Towne 69.89 8.08 2
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 2
Woodstock 44.60 -37.03 1
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 2
Zurich 20.34 -63.64 2

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