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Old 08-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #9
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Default Known colonies at 532 PDT, part 3

  • Lahar has dev level 3 and 57 million population. It's on 111 Tauri IV, orbiting a F8 V star 46.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.65 with gravity 0.63 gee, hydrographics 99%, average temperature 17 C, 1.02 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 14 hours. Spaceport class: 0N
  • Cockaigne has dev level 2.8 and 532 million population. It's on 4 Tau Bootis IV, orbiting a F7 IV star 50.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.93 with gravity 0.97 gee, hydrographics 71%, average temperature -6 C, 0.98 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 50.5 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Xindalu has dev level 2.8 and 303 million population. It's on Gliese 706 III, orbiting a K2 V star 36 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.68 with gravity 0.78 gee, hydrographics 21%, average temperature 24 C, 0.97 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: infinite. Spaceport class: 1N
  • New Lombok has dev level 2.7 and 109 million population. It's on Gliese 838 IV, orbiting a G2 V star 52.2 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.87 with gravity 0.76 gee, hydrographics 97%, average temperature 47 C, 1.21 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 38.9 hours. Spaceport class: 0N
  • Xin Tian Di has dev level 2.7 and 3.33 billion population. It's on 61 Virginis IV, orbiting a G7 V star 27.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.01 with gravity 1.06 gee, hydrographics 53%, average temperature 26 C, 1.14 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 19.2 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Durack has dev level 2.5 and 153 million population. It's on Gamma Coronae Austrinae VI, orbiting a F8 V star 56.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.9 with gravity 0.73 gee, hydrographics 78%, average temperature -9 C, 0.96 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 11.1 hours. Spaceport class: 0N
  • Argolid has dev level 2.4 and 1.2 billion population. It's on Gliese 9476 A IV, orbiting a F9 V star 58.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.75 with gravity 0.69 gee, hydrographics 59%, average temperature 6 C, 0.67 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Emmaus has dev level 2.1 and 521 million population. It's on Iota Persei V, orbiting a F9 V star 34.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.8 with gravity 0.92 gee, hydrographics 95%, average temperature 24 C, 1.43 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 22 hours. Spaceport class: 0N

These are the colonies with which the Empire currently has contact, either close to the Core or with sufficient wealth and tech that the Navy and Imperial Spaceways kept in touch or came back early. They are listed in order of diminishing development level, which means that the orderly, peaceful, rich places with well-educated populations, efficient transport systems, effective means of co-ordinating the economic activities of suppliers and buyers, and efficient governments are at the top and the opposite are near the bottom. Dev level above 7.0 is necessary to produce GURPS TL 10 gear, so at this stage Seeonee, New Earth, Tau Ceti, Todos Santos, Iter, and New Rome are a sort of proto-Suite. They produce all the good stuff and are significantly specialised, but it'll be a while yet before the Suite proper forms: an interstellar economy specialised and differentiated to a degree not practically possible for a merely planetary economy.

Real GDP per head is proportional to 2 to the power of dev level. So people on Seeonee are about 104 times as rich as people on Emmaus.

Note that:
  • Vasileo is in the system that Orinoco used to be in before Thomas Kobayashi blew it up. That was 100 years ago this year. Some people remember seeing it happen.
  • Egalité signed the Treaty of Luna but their legislature refused to ratify it. Technically they are still fighting the Formation Wars there, though in practical terms there are no hostilities occurring.

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