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Description:

A small, cold, inhospitable world that is nevertheless overpopulated, Sigma Mare is distinguished only for being a center for geophysical/terraforming research, which has come in handing in making the planet itself livable. For centuries, leaders of House Liao came to Sigma Mare, pronounced its potentialities impressive, and then left without actually doing anything to develop them.

In recent years, there has been political intrigues here, but they are apparently local in nature; galactic politics seem to hold little interest for the natives.

Horse breeders have established themselves on Sigma Mare, though on a smaller scale than on Turin.

[3031] Previously based on Capella, the Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry was one of several units shifted to counter the Andurien incursion. Its placement on Sigma Mare was an educated guess and one that seemed inspired when the Fourth Defenders of Andurien attacked the world. Alerted to the presence of the intruders well in advance of their DropShip’s arrival, the Second moved to beat back the incursion when the Andurien troops were at their weakest and least organized during the landing operations.

Anticipating the Defenders’ landing zone, the CCAF were a scant dozen kilometers from the LZ when the drive plumes of the transports were spotted descending through the clouds. Cheering their good luck, the Second moved to contest the landing, advancing to within only two thousand meters of the first spheroid to land. Steeling themselves, the Second prepared to pounce … and were unexpectedly struck in the rear by an Andurien formation.

The Defenders’ ’Mech contingent had staged an orbit-to-surface drop onto Sigma Mare a dozen hours before the DropShips descended and were moving to link up with the transports when their scouts spotted the “sneaky” Second. The possibility of catching the Liao unit between the hammer of the Fourth and the anvil of the DropShips was an opportunity too good to be missed, and Lieutenant General Nogales ordered his troops to hold back until the opportune moment. The Confederation unit shattered and fled, the survivors reaching their DropShips and escaping off-world two days after the bungled assault on the LZ. The CCAF subsequently prosecuted the Cavalry’s commander for gross negligence, though official Liao records deny the Sigma Mare disaster ever happened.

[3032] Simultaneously with the assault on Drozan in March 3032, Liao unleashed assaults on the Andurien troops, hoping to throw them back as well. The first world targeted was Sigma Mare, taken by the Fourth Defenders a year earlier. Blandford’s Grenadiers fully expected to face the Andurien unit, their task to pin it in place while other forces counterattacked the invaders’ positions. What they found was a lightweight garrison unit that they quickly overwhelmed while taking control of the planet.

System Info:

  • System Name: Sigma Mare
  • Coordinates: 6.52, -317.65
  • Star Type: G9V
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 6.00 days
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 2,861,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 30% Mammal

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 CC
2750 CC
3025 CC
3030 CC
3040 CC
3052 CC
3057 CC
3062 CC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Capellan Confederation

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:
Altorra -2.87 -265.76 2
Barras 21.12 -357.30 2
Betelgeuse 5.74 -309.57 1  
Buenos Aires 18.26 -345.04 1
Conquista -9.65 -309.83 1
Dicon 20.34 -328.09 1
Furud -25.56 -286.62 2
Grand Base 46.42 -301.48 2  
Housekarle 33.64 -279.32 2
Ito 7.56 -278.01 2
Kasdach 21.12 -315.83 1
Kurvasa 39.90 -354.69 2
Latice 10.69 -296.27 1
Lurgatan -20.34 -333.82 2
Nihal 44.34 -313.48 2
Niomede 0.26 -352.60 2
Palladaine -3.13 -290.53 1
Primus 39.90 -322.87 2
Principia 0.00 -360.95 2
Prix 38.60 -331.22 2
Raphael 45.64 -315.31 2
Sadurni -15.13 -347.39 2
Scarborough -15.65 -274.36 2
Shiba 0.26 -334.08 1
Shiro III -28.43 -295.23 2  
Turin 21.39 -371.12 2
Westerhand -5.48 -278.53 2
Wright 26.60 -293.40 2

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