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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #30 on: 09 February 2012, 08:27:41 »
It's even further from the Tortuga Dominions...

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #31 on: 09 February 2012, 10:35:55 »
Well there are lots of far-looker colonies that never grew up enough to be on the maps, and FedSuns - controlled mining worlds which might have a few houses for long-term miners and the like.

They could "interrogate" a captured Death's group pirate's ship captain for info on how to jump into the Badlands base-planet

 Honestly, i was hoping for the Fiefdom to create a multi-planet state, and i was a minor let-down when i readed about them during the Dark Ages and saw that they were sstill in one planet. But, as a friend of mine told me, the main mission of the brotherhood is not nation-building, so, unless a very greedy or idealistic Grand Knight arises, i dont see a multi-planet iefdom in the future.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #32 on: 09 February 2012, 12:14:44 »
The thing about colonizing is, it takes a lot of money! Unless you stumble upon a germanium deposit, it's going to take over a century for expanding to a new planet to be worthwhile
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #33 on: 09 February 2012, 13:08:53 »
The thing about colonizing is, it takes a lot of money! Unless you stumble upon a germanium deposit, it's going to take over a century for expanding to a new planet to be worthwhile

 You don't necessarily have to create a new colony. You can always join with one of the numerous planets with population low enough to not appear in the starmaps.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #34 on: 09 February 2012, 13:18:28 »
I would think that building up the infrastructure and being self sustainable would be priority #1. After that they could set up chapter houses on low tech/low population planets to help defend them. They could also be recruiting stations...think of them like the Templars.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #35 on: 09 February 2012, 13:24:06 »
I would think that building up the infrastructure and being self sustainable would be priority #1. After that they could set up chapter houses on low tech/low population planets to help defend them. They could also be recruiting stations...think of them like the Templars.

 As per Master and Minions, Randis IV seems fine on its way to self-sufficiency. With its ties to Filvet and the CP, only time will tell if the Brotherhood can expand.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #36 on: 09 February 2012, 13:50:26 »
The Outworlds Alliance expanded dramatically during the Star League era before contracting again sharply afterwards, and the Concordat had a number of settled worlds out around the Badlands Cluster that either fell off the map or were abandoned. It looks like the Federated Suns and the Inner Sphere nations mainly opened up new worlds inside their borders, although there was some movement out from the edge of the Federated Suns before the border contracted in again. Given that the Rim Territories have managed to expand from two bandit worlds to a nation with almost a dozen worlds, all of them former RWR planets... there could be a fair number of worlds dotted out there that still have populations. Whether they want to be part of a nation or are content to basically be insignificant and invisible is another matter, though.

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #37 on: 12 February 2012, 22:18:26 »
Interesting finding: There is a conventional militia in Randis IV. Interstellar Players 2, page 44.

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"When the Brotherhood is off-planet, the Knight-Candidates are expected to form the defensive core for Randis IV alongside the conventional planetary militia."

 This could be the answer to the non-listed Retrotech forces in Randis. It are surely piloted by Knight-Candidates, who defend the planet with a more conventional militia when the Brotherhood is off-world.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #38 on: 14 February 2012, 18:42:27 »
Does it say they're piloting mechs?
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #39 on: 14 February 2012, 19:20:12 »
 I would tough that the Knight-Candidates pilot mechs. Not the militia. Maybe.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #40 on: 04 March 2012, 17:29:02 »
Growth could really limited to how many Jumpships the Brotherhood has.  Without several to connect the world in trade and defense there no better off than being isolated.  Is there any  word on the size of the Brotherhood JS/DS numbers?

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #41 on: 04 March 2012, 21:41:36 »
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #42 on: 05 March 2012, 00:18:19 »
It is exactly the size it needs to be for the purposes of the story.

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #43 on: 11 March 2012, 10:22:43 »
Just finished reading the BC scenario "Lost Souls". I am really impressed with the BoR mech`s tech level. Pirates are quite advanced too, but they are backed by the WoB.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #44 on: 07 April 2012, 15:06:13 »
The sources about the brotherhood often talk about them defending minor planets and say that Randis is used as a stging point for colonization efforts by groups going out into the wilds of the deep periphery. I assume there are worlds with low populations, doubtful anything that would excede 100 million at a an absolute maximum. I would almost say its the old west of space, with just their law abiding forces to give order in that pirate infested expanse. The Brotherhood likely acts as a hub for any powers or proto states in the region.

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #45 on: 06 April 2013, 18:14:26 »
Nice to see a modern-tech variant of the Hawkwolf in the new TRO:3145 for Randis. Very interesting the data about some new Grand Knights and a joint periphery states operation against the Tortuga pirates in 3129.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #46 on: 07 April 2013, 17:26:44 »
Nice to see a modern-tech variant of the Hawkwolf in the new TRO:3145 for Randis. Very interesting the data about some new Grand Knights and a joint periphery states operation against the Tortuga pirates in 3129.

Same here!! But in all honesty I was hoping for better ammo placement.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #47 on: 07 April 2013, 18:34:28 »
Same here!! But in all honesty I was hoping for better ammo placement.

Yeah, one hit to that torso and you have a weaponless 80 tn mech. >:(   At least it have CASE, unlike the Filvet heavy mech...  ;D ;D
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #48 on: 15 September 2013, 18:59:48 »
More goodness from FM:3145:

The Tortuga Dominions hit Randis IV and the Hope Industrial Works, but Randis managed to create a joint operation with the Calderon Protectorade and Filvet to spank them good in 3129. Also, the HIW produces Commando -4H, Dervish -6M, the Hawkwolf, and in fewer numbers, the Warhammer -6R. The Brotherhood is still 2 reinforced battalions strong, with still plans to expand to a third battalion. Also, apparently, they train infantry too now.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #49 on: 16 September 2013, 03:29:06 »
Any word on what the population of Randis is now, and whether any of the Periphery worlds that have appeared on maps in that part of space are colonies or protectorates of Randis?

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #50 on: 16 September 2013, 07:37:58 »
Not a word about it. It does mention a growing cooperation with the CP and FC tough. I would love to see a Fiefdom getting under its wing some of those unnamed minor worlds the knights protects from pirates according to fluff.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #51 on: 17 September 2013, 09:38:51 »
More goodness from FM:3145:

The Tortuga Dominions hit Randis IV and the Hope Industrial Works, but Randis managed to create a joint operation with the Calderon Protectorade and Filvet to spank them good in 3129. Also, the HIW produces Commando -4H, Dervish -6M, the Hawkwolf, and in fewer numbers, the Warhammer -6R. The Brotherhood is still 2 reinforced battalions strong, with still plans to expand to a third battalion. Also, apparently, they train infantry too now.

Wow Warhammers. That's reeal solid. It does make sense for them to train infantry. Knights need their squires and men-at-arms.

I'm a closet Brotherhood fan too. One that hope they got a lot of Jaguars for redemption ;)

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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #52 on: 17 September 2013, 10:17:10 »
There is no further mention of Beckett, Carson, Nyleith or other ex-Jaguars.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #53 on: 17 September 2013, 10:37:29 »
What? I refuse to let the Fidelis hog all the Jaguar legacy!

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« Reply #54 on: 17 September 2013, 11:23:34 »
Huh, I liked the Brotherhood before the Clanners came but that's just me. 8)
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #55 on: 18 September 2013, 10:03:26 »
I like the Knight Templar-style Brotherhood before the Clanners came but you gotta admit it was only because of the Clanners that the Brotherhood got really legit in every aspect

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« Reply #56 on: 18 September 2013, 15:14:15 »
 In fact, the ones who changed to Knights to a respetable force was Frews, Beckett just followed his steps. The industralization of Randis was the logical step after the planet got a stable leadership. there are mention of some tension inside the Brotherhood, but i do not think that Beckett, Carson or any other ex-SJ leave the Brotherhood to diferent from when Frews was the Grand Knight.
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Re: The Sword of the Righteous: Fiefdom/Brotherhood of Randis
« Reply #57 on: 20 September 2013, 09:12:25 »
Yeah...the Brotherhood was unchanged through the Jihad. It just didn't get enough coverage to actually flesh out any major happenings.

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« Reply #58 on: 20 September 2013, 11:36:26 »
They have been given some time in publications though, and been shown to be producing new military equipment - that's a big step up from factions like the Mica Majority or Novo Franklin. It's a shame there isn't more detail out there on them, but given that lots of good things seem to be happening that might be a good thing... after all, look at Niops.

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« Reply #59 on: 20 September 2013, 23:05:10 »
Nobody wants to be Niops after the Jihad. It's BT's equivalent of The Twelve Colonies of Kobol.

Got your point BrokenMnemonic. Are there further mentions of the multinational cooperations between the Calderons, Periphery March and Randis itself? Because it was mentioned in FM3085 but I'm surprised the Periphery March wasn't involved in the Tortuga campaign.

 

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