BT Lost Planet
Chelyabinsk, a planet on the fringe or periphery that during the chaos of the Succession Wars that suddenly lost contact with the HPG Net. Isolated from the rest of the Inner Sphere and the Periphery this Lost Daughter of Terra is all but forgotten. Soon after the HPG Station went off line the local COMSTAR’s COM GUARD unit sent an expedition to the planet. The last contact with the unit was they had arrived in orbit and were making planet fall. They were never heard from again.
The Politics of the Succession Wars and COMSTAR itself soon made the loss of communication with this planet was de-prioritized. Eventually it was mostly forgotten. What little that COMSTAR remembered about Chelyabinsk was a Battlemech Producing Planet. It was one of the few they encountered that was still functioning at the time of the blackout. As pseudo-peace or even just a lull in the Succession Wars settles over the Inner Sphere, COMSTAR’s EXPLORER CORPS and the COM GUARD want to find out what happened on Chelyabinsk.
A fairly temperate planet with two continents, most of the surface covered with Oceans. The water between the two continents is known as The Jade Expanse. The northern ocean is called The Sterile Sea. The southern ocean is called The Tideless Waves. The finally ocean is called The Peaceful Depths. The western continent is called Nialand. The eastern one is called Brezoth.
According to COMSTAR most of the population was located on Nialand. Nialand has two large mountain ranges. The eastern range is known as the Macawe Highlands, which has a large coastal plain that reaches out to The Jade Expanse. The western range is known as Lamset Mountain, which has a smaller coastal plain that reaches into The Peaceful Depths. Between the two mountain ranges is the Disriden Plains, vast expansive grassland. There are four major settlements on Nialand. In the north is Krapolis, the planetary capital, which also has the largest of the two spaceports, and also the location of the COMSTAR HPG Station. To the west on the shores of The Peaceful Depths, is Tromond, was largely a vacation location. The eastern settlement on the shore of The Jade Expanse, this was an industrial center, known as Brusgend. The southern settlement is also an industrial center, and known as Klathe.
There was some population on Brezoth but it was largely filled with the vast area called The Silent Wilds. Most of Brezoth was used trials of the battlemechs produced on the planet. The western shores of Brezoth which touches The Jade Expanse, has the only major population center of continent. It has a small spaceport which was mainly used for transporting machines from Nialand to the proving grounds on Brezoth. The name of this settlement is called Akata.
Chelyabinsk was fairly self-contained manufacturing base. A whole battlemech could be manufactured from ground to finished product without outside trade. Most of the manufacturing took place on the western continent of Nialand.