Inner Sphere Planets
Next Planet, House Kurita
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+[June 5, 3103] Marcel Thennes born on Piedmont.
 By all accounts a lovely and bountiful world, with lush forests and jungles covering the better part of its six
main continents, Piedmont nonetheless hid a secret that nearly wiped out the first colonists to make planetfall.
Rich mineral deposits in the mountains, particularly on the equatorial continents of Victoria and Anistasi, drew the
first settlers, who established several mining and refining outposts in the intervening valleys. Three other
continents, Austin and Calcutta in the north and Mollasia in the south, boasted fertile lands, well-irrigated by a
series of rivers and inland lakes, as well as a diverse ecology of mostly harmless wild beasts.
The planet's perfect native splendor took a turn for the worse as the population began to expand across Calcutta:
an epidemic suddenly broke out in the community of Chun-Gai. The neurological virus, which had evolved from
native bacteria in the thick tropical jungles of Calcutta's lower latitudes and which spread through a host of
vectors, including human contact and airborne infection, came to be known as chungalomeningitis, after the first
township in which it was diagnosed. Hundreds of farmers and townsfolk across Calcutta died from the disease,
whose initial symptoms included fever and palsy, before doctors could isolate the cause. By that point, the plague
had spread to the other major settlements and even offworld. A treatment was eventually found, but only after
more than a thousand colonists had perished and another thousand had been crippled by severe brain damage.
In the days of the Star League, the Draconis Combine founded a medical research facility on the remote island
continent of Cobayne, in the city of Saint Greame. The Piedmont Institute for Disease Control's primary mandate
was to study the dormant but still dangerous chungalomeningitis virus and to discover a more permanent cure for
the disease, which continued to claim dozens of lives every year. Unfortunately, the Amaris coup intervened. In an
effort to harness chungalomeningitis as a biological weapon, Amaris' troops stormed the PIDC and seized several
containers of stored virus cultures, which the tattered DCMS troops onplanet attempted to recapture. In the
battle that followed, the Usurper's desperate forces released a mutated strain of the virus.
Unfortunately for both sides, the altered strain was even more virulent than the original, with a cycle that ran three
times as fast. Out of control within days of its release, the plague affected nearly every inhabitant on Cobayne and
forced the DCMS troops there to call in a nuclear strike on themselves. The entire continent is still a quarantine
zone, forbidden even for inbound vessels to fly over. The blackened husk of Saint Greame and the PIDC are still
visible, however, on orbital scans of the surface. Centuries later, a cure for the disease continues to elude the
grasp of the PIDC's successors, however, preventative treatments have kept new cases of chungalomeningitis
galaxywide to a mere handful each year.
The planetary capital of Curtiss Valley, is located on Victoria.
 Piedmont was originally part of the Draconis Combine. After the creation of The Republic it remained so.
After the fall of the HPG Network, Fortress Republic was created and many of the worlds under its control were
 Piedmont witnessed the release of many planets from the control of The Republic.
 Piedmont remained part of the Draconis Combine, House Kurita, after Fortress Republic was created.
Star Type: G6IV
Position in System: 2 (of 7)
Number of Moons: 3 (Lassen, Caliope
Days to Jump Point: 7
Surface Water: 64%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.03
Equatorial Temp: 31° C
Highest Native Life: Mammals
Capital: Curtiss Valley
Governor: Quarish Ventavo
Planetary Legate: Terrance Oliver
Continents: Anistasi, Austin, Calcutta,
Cobayne, Mollasia, Victoria
+MW:Dossiers: Death From Above: Marcel Thennes
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