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Description:

Hachiman is one of the few planets in the Draconis Combine that has both plentiful natural resources and livable planetary conditions. In addition, the planet is the center of the realm's computer and advanced electronics industry. Hachiman's main continent is dotted with several major industrial parks that manufacture electronic parts.

The largest city on the planet, Masamori, is home to Tanadi Computers, one of the largest computer firms in the Draconis Combine. Masamori also has a large and raucous ukiyo, whose weekend festivals often disintegrate into riots. The planetary government puts up with this foolishness because it tends to keep the workers away from more dangerous pursuits.

Considering the importance of the planet, it is not surprising the ISF has a large presence on the planet. However, their agents are infiltrating the planetary government and not the industries. There have been many scandals in the government, some of which point to Warlord Samsonov.

Coordinator Hugai Kurita himself came up with the idea of creating a school dedicated solely to Battlefield Technology skills. At the Hachiman Technical Institute, students get hands-on training in the repair of BattleMechs, AeroSpace Fighters, DropShips, and conventional machines. In addition, this school has a special class devoted to scrounging parts from a city and using almost any kind of scrap to fix a 'Mech.

The headmaster of HTI is retired Chief Master Petty Officer Grant Harper, the scourge of Marfik. During the battle for Marfik, Harper marshaled his Techs into an infantry unit to fight off a light 'Mech scouting lance that surprised an undefended Kurita headquarters unit. Although the mobile headquarters vehicle was destroyed, Harper and his men prevented the Steiner 'Mechs from capturing the regiment's supply of spare parts, supplies, and ammunition.

[3025] The second largest corporation on the planet is Hachiman Taro Electronics Ltd, owned by Chandrasekhar Kurita, a distant relative of Theodore Kurita.

System Info:

  • System Name: Hachiman
  • Coordinates: 255.06, 153.61
  • Star Type: G8IV
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 6.00 days
  • Recharging Station: Zenith
  • ComStar Facility Class: A
  • Population: 3,634,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 45% Mammal

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Draconis Combine

System Star Maps:

Factories:

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Agematsu 256.11 187.25 2
Handa 277.23 141.88 1
Hun Ho 252.45 137.96 1  
Kawabe 242.80 136.92 1
Kirei Na Niwa 300.44 148.66 2
Matsuida 280.88 130.14 2
Midway 249.85 204.99 2  
Oshika 241.24 178.39 1
Sakuranoki 284.79 161.44 2
Sanda 236.00 196.38 2
Shaul Khala 221.42 134.57 2
Tatsuno 206.29 156.48 2
Togura 226.37 154.92 1

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels: