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Description:

Founded by Albrecht von Hesse, a successful arms and munitions merchant, the planet New Hessen began as a private commercial holding and was converted into a planet-wide "battlezone-for-rent-or-lease" by the Hesse family. This novel concept provided neighboring governments a suitable stage for military contests across New Hessen's vast plains and mountains, without the risk of spoiling their own lands.

The enormous profits gleaned from these enterprises allowed the von Hesse family to establish the largest military-industrial complex in the Tikonov Union. Despite several occupations during the Succession Wars, New Hessen remains today a main recruiting and training center for the Capellan military, providing the Tikonov Commonality with most of its local reserves and replacements.

The capital of New Hessen is Buchvaal.

[3025] To attract foreign cash as well as to test new battle techniques, Chancellor Maximilian Liao personally sponsors quarterly 'Mechs games on New Hessen, similar to those on Solaris. Attracting thousands of spectators both from within and without the confederation, these games serve as a welcome relief to the mundane routine for many Capellans endure during most of the year. They also offer ready-made "shopping-centers" for the recruitment o new MechWarriors for Capellan mercenary units. At such times, it is customary for Capellan military units to compete for team prizes and individual awards, and the games also serve as unit evaluations.

System Info:

  • System Name: New Hessen
  • Coordinates: 84.76, -57.12
  • Star Type: A9III
  • Position in System: 7
  • Time to Jump Point: 21.00 days
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 2,139,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 10% Reptile

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Capellan Confederation
3030-01-01 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3081-12-25 Federated Suns

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 2
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 1
Algol 65.46 -68.33 1
Algot 86.59 -83.46 1
Almach 101.71 -62.07 1
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 1
Angol 88.67 -39.12 1
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 2
Arboris 43.55 -51.90 2
Azha 54.25 -51.90 2
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 2
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 1
Buchlau 70.68 -69.37 1
Caselton 117.36 -35.99 2
Chesterton 115.27 -72.24 2
Demeter 92.32 -70.16 1  
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 2
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 2  
Foochow 89.72 -98.32 2
Foot Fall 95.45 -110.84 2
Gan Singh 41.99 -80.33 2
Genoa 39.38 -60.24 2
Halloran V 73.55 -77.20 1
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 1
Hean 75.37 -14.60 2
Hunan 71.85 -96.76 2
Ingress 50.07 -18.78 2
Jonathan 101.45 -93.89 2
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 1
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 2
Liao 34.43 -68.07 2
Menkar 91.54 -92.84 2
Mesartim 103.80 -55.03 1
Mira 104.32 -52.42 1
Mirach 109.80 -27.12 2
New Aragon 70.16 -88.93 2
New Rhodes III 103.28 -15.91 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 2
Pleione 51.90 -80.33 2
Poznan 63.11 -81.89 2
Rio 96.24 -28.95 2
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 2  
Schedar 118.92 -21.39 2  
Shensi 54.25 -92.84 2
Sheratan 41.21 -21.65 2
Shipka 80.85 -111.62 2
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 1
Sonnia 124.66 -42.25 2
St. Andre 66.24 -101.45 2
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 1
Tikonov 103.80 -42.51 1  
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 2
Valexa 112.67 -88.15 2
Woodstock 44.60 -37.03 2
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 1

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

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