Monday, April 27, 2015

Planets of the Corridor - The Non-Aligned Planets

The non-Aligned planets are in dark red.

Dekalb Pro-LTP    B-885883-9 230 million people On Trade Route
Dekalb is the most populous planet in the Corridor, and leverages this against their technology lag compared with Stavanger or Lanzhou. The law level of 3 means that the bureaucracy doesn't pass a lot of 'laws', instead they pass 'regulations' on specific activities and industries. Dekalbian businesses may not be hampered by too much conscience, and so employ a lot of corporate espionage as well as hire mercenaries or pirates to deal with off-planet competition. The Sommersfield family is a particularly influential group in Dekalbian politics and business. Dekalb has a large population so they have to import food. Worosha is Dekalb's major supplier. Dekalb is TL9, so it produces the ships that make the J1 across. Besides, Dekalb owns large chunks of Worosha anyway, as already established. Dekalb sets the prices for food exports, and gives preferential treatment to Dekalb-owned farms. There are 7d ships in port at any one time.

Tabraz C-6678DB-6 No Trade Route
Tabrazians are highly xenophobic and insular. Off-worlders are not permitted past the starport zone. The religious dictatorship is run by the clerics of a splinter Islamic sect which considers Tabraz to be the new Mecca; but only members of their sect are permitted to stand on the holy ground. Tabraz spawns a lot of pirates ('Tabrazian Raiders' who are all fanatical followers) The religious leaders would like to directly control Pampati, but hesitate as it would complicate control of the local populace – limiting exposure with the outside. Despite its reputation, there are 6d ships in port at any one time.

Tagus D-12045C-10 No Trade Route
Off the trade routes, at the end of a J-1 string, with a poor starport, thin atmosphere and little water, Tagus is a backwater. The technocratic government is reasonably efficient, but there's so little to recommend Tagus to outsiders that they're perpetually at the mercy of foreign importers. The Tagan government is willing to consider any scheme that might draw some trade to their world. They have recently begun an expensive experiment in importing sources of water to create some arable land for agricultural use. There are 1d ships in port at any one time.

Tartarus Independent X-600000- 0 No Trade Route
Tartarus is a planetoid belt system, but its most distinguishing feature is it's binary star pair. The binary is a black hole. Radiation and the enormous gravity of the black hole make navigating the system very dangerous; however ships occasionally enter the system, usually to visit one small gas giant for refueling. The planetoid belt has little to recommend it; most of the more massive bits (like metal chunks) has already been pulled into the black hole.

There are three charted but officially unpopulated systems in the Corridor subsector. Instead of names, the Stellar Cartography division of the Royal Talaveran Scout Corps designates these systems by alpha-numeric strings. None of the power blocs of the Corridor have any declared settlements or bases in these systems. They are not regularly patrolled, so there may be undiscovered settlements or pirate bases.

TV-908 Ungoverned X-532000
TV-311 Ungoverned X-8A8000
TX-318 Ungoverned X-S00000

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