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Inner Sphere Planets
Disputed Plantes
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Star Type: M9III
Position in System: 4 (of 9)
Number of Moons: 1 (Sant'Andrea di
Days to Jump Point: 1.96
Surface Water: 12%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.0
Equatorial Temp: 25° C (Arctic)
Highest Native Life: Amphibians
Population: 225,871,000
Capital: Columbus
Governor: Ulysses Mason
Planetary Legate: Otto Gryzick
Continents: Genova, Rivera
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[3063] When a passing meteor forced the planet Genoa into a brief journey outside its orbit millennia ago, the
world's lush plant life and plentiful animal life lost their fragile hold and died off, leaving only the dry, rocky,
marginally habitable place that the smallest population of any system in a 60-light-year radius of Terra now calls
home. The planet's attraction now lies in its rich deposits of raw materials - always in demand by industry - and
high-grade gemstones. When the world's harsh surface drove settlers to make their home underground, the
population discovered huge underground lakes teeming with many unique aquatic species. The current citizens
carefully nurture and harvest certain fish and export them as delicacies and as exotic pets.

Genoa was historically defended by only a skeleton force consisting mostly of militia troops and a few tanks.
When the Liaoist rebels received the command to retake the world for the Capellan Confederation, they felt
confident that they could easily crush the government's few defenders. An informer in the rebels' ranks, however,
prepared the militia for the attacks, giving the defenders a few early victories. Fierce counterattacks by killing the
Genoan president and soundly defeated by the Davion militia, but their efforts ultimately failed to secure the planet
for Chancellor Liao.

As soon as the news of the president's death hit the streets, the heads of several small and large corporations
operating on Genoa began jockeying to gain sufficient power and influence to become the next president of the
planet. Political manuevering quickly degenerated into physical conflict as companies made alliances of
convenience to achieve their goals and betrayed those alliances just as quickly for new opportunities. These
conflicts have escalated to the point where wealthy companies face, promising payment in precious gemstones.
The bitterest fighting is for control of the largest share of the economy is the one most likely to successfully
declare himself president and hold that position.

The infighting between businessmen has taken a heavy toll on local and interstellar trade. Pirate bands that are
taking advantage of the confusion in the Chaos March to plague the local planets also put a crimp on successful,
uninterrupted trade. Because little exists on the surface of Genoa to discourage them from doing so, several pirate
bands now make their home in that planet's relative safety.

[3132] During the latter part of the 22nd century, explorers financially supported by investors from the Italian
province of Genoa were paid to find a world they could settle. A suitable world was located less then 90 light-
years from Terra, and in 2300 seven ships carrying 100,000 colonists set out for their new home. What they
found was not what they were expecting. The planet they named Genoa (after the port city in the Genoa
Province) had been forced from its orbit in a brief but violent journey precipitated a millennia ago by a passing
meteor. The world’s lush plant and plentiful animal life died off, leaving a barren, dry, rocky, and only marginally
habitable world.

The planet’s harsh frozen environment forced the population underground. It was here that they discovered huge
underground lakes teaming with aquatic life. They also discovered vast deposits of rich ore, minerals, and high-
grade gemstones. The planet began thriving, and by 2315 became a member of the Liao Protectorate until it was
taken by the Terran Hegemony. Vast networks of tunnels were cut during mining operations. Small underground
cities were built throughout the northern and southern continents. The capital city of Columbus and two of the
planet’s four spaceports are located on the northern continent, Rivera, where the large veins of ore are mined.
Most of the high-grade gemstones and minerals are mined on Genoa, the southern continent. All raw materials are
shipped to ports via a mass underground-transit system.

After the fall of the Star League, Genoa became a Liao world. That lasted until the Fourth Succession War, when
House Davion captured the planet and held it until FedCom collapsed in 3057. Genoa was part of the Chaos
March, refusing to bow to Liao raiders during the Xin Sheng movement, though control was regained by FedSuns
in the waning months of the FedCom civil war. During the Jihad, Blakists forces attempted to take Genoa. What
they found was an armed population prepared to fight for every inch of ground. Though three nuclear weapons
were used, the planet never fell; one-third of the population died before Stone’s Laminates relieved the planet by
annihilating the remaining Blakists. The planet has been a staunch supporter of The Republic of the Sphere ever

[3132] Genoa was originally part of the Federated Suns until the creation of The Republic.  Genoa became part
of Prefecture V under the control of The Republic.  After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress Republic was
created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Genoa was released from the control of The Republic.

[3140] After being released from The Republic, Genoa became independent and is currently *being pressured by
House Liao to join the Capellan Confederation.  Genoa wishes to remain independent and continues to support
The Republic in hopes that The Republic will one day reemerge.**
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