Castrop (planet)

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The planet Castrop (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))

Castrop (Japanese: カストロプ) is a planet in the Castrop Starzone and part of the former estate of the Castrop family. The planet is notable for being the site of a revolt against the Galactic Empire led by Maximilian von Castrop.


Castrop's rebellion

In early 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), the Imperial navy was dispatched to Castrop in order to regain funds which Maximilian von Castrop's father, Eugen von Castrop, had embezzled from the Empire during his tenure as secretary of the treasury. The younger Castrop had no intention of returning this money, and used part of it to purchase and implement an Artemis Necklace from Fezzan.

With this defence system orbiting the planet, Castrop seemed nearly impregnable. The Necklace successfully defeated a fleet of 3000 led by Admiral Schmude. However, Siegfried Kircheis, who had been sent to complete Schmude's mission, was successful in destroying the Necklace system with Seffle particles.

Maximilian von Castrop was subsequently killed by his subordinates, and the planet was surrendered to the Empire. (LOGH: 'The Castrop Rebellion')



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