[3132] Once a member world of the Tikonov Grand Union, Buchlau was named after a beautiful castle in
Moravia, a territory of a former European country from Terra’s past. The planet’s lone continent, Vienna, is a
large landmass in a vast, turbulent ocean. It is covered with dense jungle, with the exception of its center: A large
mountain mesa dominating the surrounding area rises up out of the jungle like a fortress nearly a thousand
kilometers across. It was here that the planetary capital, Belgrade, was founded along with a large DropPort. The
planet’s ocean was the reason the planet was settled. Fishermen from old Terra could only dream of enormous
fish like the ones found on Buchlau. Some of the fish grew to the size of killer whales from Terra’s oceans. As its
importance grew, Buchlau started exporting to planets like Algol, Halloran V, and Demeter.

During the Succession Wars, Buchlau never suffered attacks the way its neighbors did, as it lacked any strategic
importance. That changed during the Fourth Succession War. Davion forces overwhelmed the Capellan
defenders, taking the planet for their own. Not until the eruption and formation of the Chaos March did the
Chancellor consider making any moves to recover the former Liao world. During the FedCom Civil War, then-
chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao used his Maskirovka to stir up pro-Capellan sentiments. This was countered by the
intuitive moves of the Capellan March Lord, Duke Hasek, who spent a sizeable part of his own personal fortune
to turn that in his own favor.

While the Jihad was raging, the planetary governor contacted the Blakists and offered to surrender the world so
that it would not suffer the same fate as had Algol and Algot: The offer was accepted. Following the Jihad,
untouched Buchlau has become one of the primary food-producing worlds in Prefecture V.

[3132] Buchlau was originally part of the Federated Suns until the creation of The Republic. Buchlau 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] Buchlau was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Buchlau became part of House Liao, the Capellan Confederation.
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Star Type: F5II
Position in System: 3 (of 4)
Number of Moons: 3 (Berchtold, Graf,
Days to Jump Point: 15
Surface Water: 68%
Atm. Pressure: High (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.2
Equatorial Temp: 30° C
Highest Native Life: Fish
Population: 1,045,650,000
Capital: Belgrade
Governor: Noelle Petrie
Planetary Legate: Lenis Knutowski
Continents: Vienna
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