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ACTIVE CONTRACT IN PROGRESS
Unit Assigned Date Commenced Days in REAL TIME Projected Conclusion Date Failure Date
Razans Ronins 31st of May, 2018 60 days 30th of July, 2018 29th of August, 2018
Registered Contract: DC-EX-04-02
Region: 
System: 
Benjamin
Galactic Coordinates: 
X: 125.18 Y: 135.88
Days to Jump Point: 
3 days
Planet: 
Benjamin
Primary Planetary Climate: 
Continental
Approximate Population: 
4.655 Billion People
Capital City: 
Deber City
 
Contract Type: 
Extraction
Primary Operational Terrain: 
Woodlands, Light
Contract Duration: 
4 Months (60 Days in REAL TIME) negotiable
Employer: 
Draconis Combine
Employer Contact: 
Governor of Benjamin Timothy Yechido
Command Rights: 
Independent Command
Forces Recommended: 
A Company Strength Detachment
Supporting Forces: 
House Guard of ceremonial infantry and mechwarriors
Enemy Forces: 
2nd Benjamin Regulars Garrison
Supplement Contracts Offered: 
None
Bounty Per Word: 
1,100 C-Bills
Minimum Bounty: 
14,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Bounty Target: 
54,000 Word Transcript
Bonus Salvage Category: 
Type-D Salvage

PLANETARY DETAILS:
Benjamin is a large world orbiting a very dim sun. To help boost the amount of sunlight the planet receives, it has sent 20 huge "semi-suns" into orbit around itself. Much like the collecting sails of JumpShips, these semi-suns are circular reflectors made of paper-thin, mirror-like fabric. The semi-suns reflect light down onto the planet in such a way that Benjamin's day is effectively lengthened and the amount of sunlight received is boosted by 20 percent.

Benjamin has a fair climate that can support hardier crops and meat animals, and has a few good deposits of petroleum and coal. The use of these fuel sources has polluted large stretches of the planet, but most of the industries now use the proper anti-pollution devices. The major heavy industry of Benjamin is parts manufacture for wheeled vehicles.

Benjamin's main importance arises from the fact that it is the capital of a military and political district. The capital of Benjamin is Deber City, site of the huge Political Park of administrative buildings where the fate of billions is determined. Just outside the city is the headquarters of Warlord Hirushi Shotugama, the most powerful man in the district as well as the personal commander of the 17th Benjamin Regulars.

Located on Benjamin, Osaka Fields is one of the largest 'Mech proving grounds in the Draconis Combine. Traditionally, Benjamin's garrison maintains and administers Osaka Fields: in the absence of a regular DCMS unit on Benjamin, the planetary militia assumes those duties. Scattered throughout the Combine, proving grounds offer citizens of low birth or low academic standing an avenue to develop and exhibit the skills needed to enter the DCMS. The ISF maintains operatives at all proving grounds to scrutinize promising candidates for correct doctrine and loyalty to the Combine. Candidates approved by the ISF (or who produce an appropriate bribe) generally receive invitations to study at military academies, though exceptionally talented candidates may receive only a minimum of training and indoctrination before entering the ranks of the DCMS.

Osaka Fields consist of a large, untamed wilderness area that borders a military base abandoned when the current base was built. Only sensor relays define the practice fields, and so every warrior who uses the proving grounds must demonstrate perfect knowledge of the field boundaries. Because violating a boundary may put a BattleMech rigged for dummy-fire battle into a live-fire range, any warrior who violates a boundary immediately loses his or her field privileges.

Simulator time is reasonably priced, though regular military users always receive precedence over non-military users. Anyone with their own BattleMech may use the fields, and free-for-all matches are quite common. Previous administrations accepted random participants in groups of four or eight, scrambled them into roughly even teams based on their experience levels and sent them to their assigned fields. The current administration, however, often employs practises designed to make the sessions more productive for everyone involved. For example, the administration frequently combines opponents into unmatched groups and may incorporate specific goals unrelated to direct combat in to the victory conditions of each match.

A low-orbit satellite monitors the action on each field and sends trideo feeds to the field base. Anyone can purchase recordings of matches. The Osaka Fields offer entertainment that bears close resemblance to the games on Solaris, but the DCMS uses stiff fines to enforce the strict prohibition on wagering at the proving ground.

Socio-Industrial Levels:
Technological Development
High-tech world with advanced research centers and universities; best medical care available; cutting-edge microelectronics industry.
Industrialization Level
Heavily industrialized world capable of manufacturing any and all complex output.
Raw Material Dependence
World/system produces all the raw materials needed and commonly exports large quantities of surplus.
Industrial Output
World has a wide industrial base that produces many different types of products and exports most of its output.
Agricultural Dependence
World has a rich environment producing a great excess of food in relation to population needs, with planet’s agricultural regions augmented by agricultural technologies; exports some portion of its resources.

EMPLOYER SITUATION REPORT:
Benjamin resides in the Draconis Combine’s Benjamin Military District. I’m sure you are pretty familiar with this Military District’s reputation and that very factor plays a part in this contract. The planetary Governor has come to believe that many former Star League warriors of Combine origin are going to make a play for independence again and as a loyal Combine subject, he is under the impression that his family is going to be one of their first targets in their bid for independence. He claims to have received credible threats from certain groups that would like to pull off a coup de tat and are affiliated with the ‘Benjamin Succession’ movement. He’s posted a significant amount of money for an extraction operation.

You will have independent command rights on this one. You'll also retain full salvage rights. Any thing that challenges you on this run will be gunning for the Governor or his family and the contract spells it out plainly that you are to kill or keep anything from getting in your way. The Governor, in his urgency, has liquidated his family’s assets to pay for our services and has already transferred that money into MRBC escrow.

ADDITION INTEL:
The 2nd Benjamin Regulars garrison Benjamin, reporting to Tai-shu Boris Petroff, Warlord of the Benjamin Military District. They have never been uninvolved in the ULTRA war nor seen any combat for the last two years, and this means they will be somewhat hostile or at least coldly aloof towards perceived outsiders and eager to prove themselves. The 2nd BR battlegroup comprises the following:

2nd Benjamin Regulars Battlemech Regiment (108 Mechs)
15th Precinct Armoured (108 tanks)
Vlad's Vanguards (2 regiments mechanised infantry)
Defenders of the Combine Battle Armour Battalion (108 troopers)
War Shrikes Aerospace Wing (36 fighters)
2nd Benjamin Support Battalion (12 O-Bakemono artillery Mechs, 12 Crow Scout helicopters, 12 Hiryo WIGEs)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Secretively and Safely Extract Governor Timothy Yechido from Benjamin
2) Safely Extract the Governor's Family

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
1) Destroy anything that prevents the success of your mission
2) N/A