Rochelle is a rainy world, with violent thunderstorms that can turn a battlefield into a sea of mud in a matter of
moments. It has been much fought over by Houses Steiner and Marik, each striving to gain control of the water
and raw minerals common to the planet.

[3025] Rochelle is home to the head offices of MediQuick Services. MediQuick's three Jumpships and twelve
Dropships support a network of conventional ground and air freight vehicles that market medical equipment and
supplies to over two dozen Marik worlds along the Steiner-Marik border. In a war where casualties are one of
the only things booming, the market for MediQuick's product lines is strong. Nonetheless, there are consistent
reports that the company's sales representatives engage in price-gouging and profiteering whenever possible to
increase their gains.

MediQuick has recently purchased four White Whale Mobile Surgical Hospital units, which they are renting to
the League military on a long-term basis. The company's reputation for dishonesty and corner-cutting is so
widespread that there have allegedly been a number of cases in which seriously injured MechWarriors have
refused to be treated after seeing the MediQuick insignia - two yellow-edged white crosses on a scarlet
background - on a MASH unit.

[3132]Though blessed by an abundance of surface water, the fact that much of it is trapped beneath its growing
polar caps (Phecda is entering an ice age, thanks to a slight elongation in its orbit) limited the early settlers' ability
to exploit this world effectively. In fact, most colonies and cities on Phecda were established on the smattering of
islands surrounding Gamurmaj, the only one of its three large landmasses stable enough and warm enough to
support hospitable settlements. Lacking in significant material resources, this world has always relied on trade
with its neighbors for everything from farming machinery and ranching cattle to industrial construction equipment
and spacecraft parts. The great distance between the planet and its jump point, however, hindered trade for many
years, particularly during times of war. To remedy the situation somewhat, four mid-range stations were placed in
the Phecda system during the Star League era, but none of these survived the collapse of the League and the
centuries of war that came after. Raiders, drawn by the local production of water purifiers, or sent as a diversion
for other assaults against more valuable targets on depredations led to the formation of several local aerospace
defense squadrons over the centuries, as it became clear that the long in-system flight offered the planet's greatest
defense against raiders by permitting interception of inbound traffic. By the end of the Succession Wars, however,
Phecda had become little more than an outpost world, a well-populated backwater on a hostile border. Only its
location made it worthy of a spirited defense. Today, Phecda is a quiet world whose people specialize in
exporting common luxuries, basic metals, and small-scale purifiers to their neighbors in nearby star systems. The
planet's largest city and only spaceport, Atlantic Coast, is located on the southeastern shores of Gamurmaj.
Travelers interested in visiting the islands around Gamurmaj or the isolated communities of the northern
continents, Kuld and Phreezi, must often rely on the seagoing ice ships that provide for much of the planet's
intercontinental transport.

Rochelle was originally part of the Lyran Alliance until the creation of The Republic.  Rochelle became part of
Prefecture VIII 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] Rochelle was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Rochelle joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: K7V
Position in System: 2 (of 6)
Number of Moons: 3 (Derika, Nohea,
and Ululani, plus dust ring)
Days to Jump Point: 4
Surface Water: 86%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Tainted)
Surface Gravity: 0.74
Equatorial Temp: 40° C
Highest Native Life: Reptiles
Population: 1,710,000,000
Capital: New Arzenburg
Governor: Preston Petrokovich
Planetary Legate: Piotr Illiarveski
Continents: Caredon, Martinasia
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