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Description:

Colonized during the early exodus from Terra, Pleione became a stepping-stone to the stars beyond. Though the planet is an inhospitable desert world, it has an abundant supply of water, which it exports on a regular basis. The landmass is less then 20 percent of the planet, limiting population growth to the lone continent of Jezrael. Most of the terrain is nearly featureless, save for large rock formations that dot the land. Pleione can barely grow agricultural products, so it must import the majority of the agricultural products needed to support the population.

Pleione was once a member of the Tikonov Grand Union before joining the Capellan Confederation. The original Star League used Pleione as a military supply world and built a massive fort atop the largest rock formation on Jezrael. This fort was used as a headquarters and regimental supply depot. The Capellans named it "Thunder Rock." It was here that Capellan forces fought against Davion mercenaries during the Fourth Succession War. Confederate forces were able to regain Pleione once the Sarna March collapsed as the result of the Marik-Liao invasion of 3057.

During the Confederation's Xin Sheng movement, Pleione, along with Ningpo and Poznan, reaffirmed its allegiance to the Celestial Throne and House Liao. To ensure the defense of the world, the Confederation assigned Little Richard's Panzer Brigade to defend Pleione, as well as to back up Confederation forces on Ningpo and Poznan. During the FedCom Civil War in October of 3066, the Brigade was sent by the CCAF to take Genoa and Arboris. It was on Genoa that Little Richard met with disaster at the hands of Twelfth Vegan Ranger's Beta Regiment. In a matter of a month, the defenders of Pleione were sent home, their regiment reduced to a barely operational battalion.

System Info:

  • System Name: Pleione
  • Coordinates: 51.90, -80.33
  • Star Type: M8VI
  • Position in System: 3
  • Time to Jump Point: 2.00 days
  • Population: 718,462,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Fish

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Capellan Confederation
3030-01-01 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-12-15 Chaos March with Capellan Influence
3061-02-28 Capellan Confederation
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 2
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 2
Aldebaran 25.04 -64.94 2
Algol 65.46 -68.33 1
Algot 86.59 -83.46 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 2
Angol 88.67 -39.12 2
Arboris 43.55 -51.90 1
Azha 54.25 -51.90 1
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 2
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 2
Buchlau 70.68 -69.37 1
Demeter 92.32 -70.16 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 1
Genoa 39.38 -60.24 1
Halloran V 73.55 -77.20 1
Hamal 65.46 -43.81 2
Hunan 71.85 -96.76 1
Jonathan 101.45 -93.89 2
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 1
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 2
Liao 34.43 -68.07 1
Menkar 91.54 -92.84 2
Nanking 22.95 -52.16 2  
New Aragon 70.16 -88.93 1
New Canton 8.35 -73.55 2
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
New Macao 78.24 -123.36 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 1
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 2
Palos 51.38 -138.75 2
Poznan 63.11 -81.89 1
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 2  
Saiph 4.69 -68.59 2
Second Try 34.69 -116.84 2
Shensi 54.25 -92.84 1
Shipka 80.85 -111.62 2
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 1
St. Andre 66.24 -101.45 1
Styk 42.51 -98.32 1  
Terra Firma 22.69 -33.90 2  
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 2
Tsitsang 52.42 -109.54 1
Wei 64.42 -120.23 2
Woodstock 44.60 -37.03 2
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 2
Zaurak 72.76 -124.40 2
Zion 15.39 -83.98 2
Zurich 20.34 -63.64 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


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