As Dalton is governed by a representative commonality, there has been little political upheaval. Part of the reason for this is that the leaders are careful to reward good work in every field. With no one embittered by the greater success than others, there is little basis for discomfort. Unfortunately, this system has produced almost no native art of literature, as such work cannot be fairly evaluated at the time it is produced. Creative artists tend to emigrate the first chance they get.
There has been a remarkable paucity of celebrities from Dalton, at least among those who choose to remain there. The most famous individual to have come from there was Hilda Lauber, Janos Marik's first wife.
 Though managed by the Captain-General’s cousin — Mathias Lauber is the grandson of Jerome Lauber, as is Thomas Marik — Garret Satcomm has done little to exploit its relationship with the Atreus Court. Instead, its business in the League and abroad is based solely on the reputation of Garret’s equipment, produced on Dalton at Castleton, which is widely acknowledged as among the finest produced in the Inner Sphere. The addition of ECM, ECCM, active probes and advanced fire-control systems has solidified the company’s position at the pinnacle of the TTS market.
Garret has not been satisfied to rest on its laurels, however, and though no products have been released on the open market, the R&D department is working closely with the FWLM to develop a next generation of systems. Garret was closely involved with the miniaturized sensor suites used on the Phalanx battlesuit, as well as the long-range systems employed on some of the League’s newest naval vessels.
Garret’s homeworld of Dalton has become the company’s latest “macro-scale” project with the installation of a seismic monitoring network. The Neptune Network (named for the Roman god of the sea and earthquakes) is intended to unravel the mystery of Dalton — its reversion to geologic stability around 2500A.D. after years of intense seismic activity. Scientists hope the project will reveal the reason behind the quieting of the world’s geology and also predict whether the intense activity was a solitary event or part of an ongoing cycle. The study, running since 3058, is due to report in the coming months.
Nimakachi Fusion Products is deeply enmeshed in DropShip manufacture, producing the Octopus tug and Condor troop transport at its Baron on Dalton plant. Third-party corporations produce many of the components used in this process, but the orbiting yards build the spaceframes and interplanetary drives as well as carrying out final assembly. Demand for both models remains high, with the League government the largest purchaser. A civilian version of the Condor, the cargo-carrying Stork-class, is undergoing pre-delivery trials in advance of full-scale production scheduled to commence in 3069.
- System Name: Dalton
- Coordinates: -116.84, -231.85
- Star Type: K1V
- Position in System: 5
- Time to Jump Point: 5.00 days
- Recharging Station: None
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 2,756,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: 15% Mammal
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