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Old 08-20-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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FLAT BLACK

The Voyage of the Starship Fritjof Nansen

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The Voyage of 'INS Fritjof Nansen' is not open to more players.
  • Premise: Forty years after the end of fifty years of ruinous and exhausting "Formation Wars", the Eichberger Foundation — now called "The Empire" — has recovered and rebuilt enough to start returning to the hinterland beyond 60 light-years from Sol. There are a lot of colonies out there: six hundred, of which fewer than two hundred have been explored at all since the destruction of Earth. The Empire has commercial, naval, and humanitarian interests in the Beyond; obviously the first step is a quick survey to find out what's out there in the way of problems and opportunities.

    A preliminary attempt by the Imperial Navy to conduct such as survey without professional diplomatic skills and expert social and political advisors ended in tears, wars, progroms, and a suicide.

    So now the Navy, the Imperial Office, and the Colonial Office have combined their efforts to produce Survey, an ambitious program in which 24 specially-constructed starships under naval command will explore six hundred worlds in ten years. Each Survey frigate is operated by the Imperial Navy and carries a big stick of sorts, but it also carries a small diplomatic mission from the Imperial Office, a team of multi-disciplinary explorer/scientists mostly recruited from the colonies and commissioned by the Colonial Office, and a few marines in case of emergency. It's not half an administrative headache.

    INS Fritjof Nansen is one of the Survey frigates, heading out into the Black to visit a list of worlds where people have indeed been before, but no-one knows what they have been up to for the last three or four centuries.

  • Genre: Serial rationalised planetary romance with a pinch of rationalised space opera.

  • Setting: FLAT BLACK, a star-spanning dystopia optimised for rationalised planetary romances and a dark and cynical tone.

  • Characters: the four players, each taking several parts, will play the four senior officers who decide policy, the four diplomats, a coterie of four among the explorers, the four key officers in fighting the ship, and the 'action' team of Imperial Marines commandos.

  • Participants:
    • Agemegos (GM)
    • jmurrell
      • Captain Lowell (Mission Commander)
      • ? (Aide to the Ambassador)
      • Dr Joshua Rabin (Social Anthropologist)
      • Pvte Dimitri Feodorevich "Bear" Karapyetchenko (Imperial Marines commando)
    • martinl
      • Lt Leah Bohn (astrogator)
      • Her Excellency Wukitelamy Drolegant (Ambassador-at-large)
      • Dr Kyth Haroldsson (social dynamicist)
      • Pvte ? (Imperial Marines commando)
    • sir_pudding
      • Lt-Cmdr Tomiko Eichberger (Chief Engineer)
      • Specialist Ada Solaris 496 (Spokesman)
      • Lt Kim Strickland (Military Intelligence)
      • Cpl Brent "Bucky" MacAdams (Marines detachment leader)
    • zorg
      • Sblt ? ? ("Astronomer" (gunnery officer))
      • Title ? ?, esq. (Counsellor at Law)
      • Prof. ? ? (Dean of Survey)
      • Pvte ? ? (Imperial Marines commando)
    See page 8 for summaries of the characters.
  • System: GURPS
    • GURPS Spaceships 1, 3, & 5
    • GURPS Low-Tech
    • GURPS Low-Tech Companion 1
    • GURPS Low-Tech Companion 3
    • GURPS High-Tech
    • GURPS Ultra-Tech
    • GURPS Bio-Tech
    • GURPS Social Engineering
    • GURPS Space

  • Schedule: two turns per week, as follows.
    • GM posts: 1400 UTC Monday
    • Deadline for character posts: 1400 UTC Wednesday
    • GM posts: 1400 UTC Thursday
    • Deadline for character posts: 1400 UTC Saturday
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Complement of Imperial Navy Survey frigate INS Fritjof Nansen
Billets are colour-coded for branch of service as follows: Navy, Imperial Office, Colonial Office, Marines. Billets in boldface indicate the members of the Staff Committee with whom the Mission Commander consults on strategic decisions. The forum handles of the players of PCs are indicated in bold red.
Mission Commander, (captain, Imperial Navy) jmurrell
First Lieutenant & 'A' Watch officer, (lieutenant-commander, Imperial Navy)
Astrogator & 'B' Watch officer, (lieutenant, Imperial Navy) martinl

Astronomer (Gunnery officer) & 'C' Watch officer, (sublieutenant, Imperial Navy) zorg
intern & relief watch-keeping officer, (midshipman, Imperial Navy)
Chief engineer, (lieutenant-commander, Imperial Navy) sir_pudding
Second Engineer, (lieutenant, Imperial Navy)

Third Engineer, (sublieutenant, Imperial Navy)
Buffer, (chief petty officer)
Coxswain, #1 shuttle, (petty officer)
Flight mechanic, #1 shuttle, (astronaut (proficient))
Coxswain, #2 shuttle, (petty officer)
Flight mechanic, #2 shuttle, (astronaut (proficient))
Relief coxswain, (petty officer)
Relief flight mechanic, (astronaut (proficient))
'A' Watch foreman & senior electrician, (leading astronaut)
'A' Watch lifesupport technician, (astronaut (proficient))

'A' Watch mechanic, (astronaut)
'B' Watch foreman & senior mechanic, (leading astronaut)
'B' Watch electrician, (astronaut (proficient))

'B' Watch lifesupport technician, (astronaut)
'C' Watch foreman & senior lifesupport technician, (leading astronaut)
'C' Watch mechanic, (astronaut (proficient))

'C' Watch electrician, (astronaut)
Ambassador-at-Large, (senior executive 3rd class) martinl
Counsellor, (executive officer 1st class) zorg

Spokesman, (executive officer 2nd class) sir_pudding

Aide, (executive officer 3rd class) jmurrell
Dean of Survey & Chief Economist, (senior researcher 1st class) zorg
Head of Natural Sciences, & Chief Planetologist (senior researcher 2nd class)
Ecologist & Agronomist, (senior researcher 3rd class)

Microbiologist/epidemiologist/medical anthropologist/medical officer, (senior researcher 3rd class)

Physical geographer, (research officer 1st class)

Oceanographer, (research officer 1st class)

Meteorologist, (research officer 1st class)
Head of Social Sciences & Chief Anthropologist, (senior researcher 2nd class) jmurrell
Social dynamist, (senior researcher 3rd class) martinl

Technology analyst & development economist, (senior researcher 3rd class)

Political scientist & semiotician, (research officer 1st class)

Social anthropologist, (research officer 1st class)

Agronomist & human geographer, (research officer 1st class)
Military analyst (lieutenant, Imperial Marines) sir_pudding
Marines section leader & Action team leader, (corporal) sir_pudding
Action team scout, (private (trained)) martinl

Action team gunner, (private (trained)) jmurrell

Action team rifleman, (private (trained)) zorg
Base team leader & EW, (lance-corporal)
Medic, (private (proficient))

Sapper, (private (proficient))

Fitter, (private (proficient))
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The Voyages of the Starship 'Endeavour' is an unusually complicated campaign, because each player will be writing four or five characters. And that means that we have about eighteen to twenty characters to design, fit to each other, and stat up. I am afraid that that means an usually large amount of work. There is no way to eat an elephant but one bite at a time. So let's get started.

The first task is to work out who is going to play which part in the council-of-war: Captain, Ambassador, Head of Survey, and Military Intelligence Officer. The way I want to do it is this is a bit of work for you lot, but it will save a lot of time on to-and-fro negotiations. Besides, I wear the viking hat! Roar!

I'd like each player to submit a tender in which you give a brief (one paragraph, five or six bullet points) description of each of eight characters:
  1. the captain you would like to play if you got to play or had to play the Captain,
  2. the ambassador you would like to play if you had to play the Ambassador At Large,
  3. the dean you would like to play if you had to play the Dean of Survey,
  4. the military analyst you would like to play if you got stuck playing the Military Intelligence officer,
  5. the Imperial Marines section leader (corporal) you would like to play if you got stuck playing the military intelligence officer (sic),
  6. the XO, chief engineer, gunnery officer, astrogator, or naval intern (midshipman) you would like to play if you don't get the Captain,
  7. the First Secretary (public diplomacy expert), Counsellor (advisor on interstellar law), or aide (Secret Service bodyguard) you would like to play if you don't get the Ambassador, and
  8. the Survey specialist (scientist/explorer) you would like to play if you don't get the Dean.
I'd like you to do this blind, that is, without co-ordinating with the other players. Send your tenders to me by e-mail at <the obvious e-mail address>, do not post them to the boards.

I will assign parts to players on the basis of the tenders. Then you will do actual character design on the forums, discussing details with each other (and my hat) and making any changes that might be necessary to adjust the characters for fit: but only the ones that are going to be played.

I'm aware that dashing off eight character concepts is a lot of work. Blame yourselves for undertaking to play multiple characters! Keep the tenders brief and basic: remember that the characters will be adapted from the concepts you outline, and don't waste skull-sweat on superficialities that I'm only going to ask you to change.

Don't rush yourselves on this. Think about it for a while, then sleep on it at least once, and then think some more. Don't write a thing before Wednesday night, and don't send me anything before midnight Thursday. We'll start character generation on Monday.

Remember that this campaign is set in 532 PDT, which is very early in the history, before several characteristic institutions got to develop. The Empire is not divided into sectors yet, the Capital has not been built, the Senate has only about 76 members and can actually debate. The marines have never yet had every battalion suddenly used as cadre for a whole new regiment. There is no Independent Commission for Justice. Hostilities in the Formation Wars ended only about forty years ago. Elderly people (over about 110) actually remember a time before the Formation Wars began! http://flatblack.wikidot.com/timeline
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Default Known colonies at 532 PDT, part 1

Here is a list of planets that PCs might come from, if they aren't mink.
  • Seeonee has dev level 7.8 and 16.6 billion population. It's on Gliese 853 A IV, orbiting a G0 V star 45 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.9 with gravity 0.77 gee, hydrographics 54%, average temperature 28 C, 0.36 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 26.5 hours. Spaceport class: 5T
  • New Earth has dev level 7.5 and 1.17 billion population. It's on 2 Eta Coronae Borealis VI, orbiting a G2 V star 58.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.81 with gravity 0.77 gee, hydrographics 93%, average temperature 11 C, 1.18 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Tau Ceti has dev level 7.5 and 5 billion population. It's on Tau Ceti III, orbiting a G8.5 V star 11.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.87 with gravity 0.79 gee, hydrographics 84%, average temperature 9 C, 0.64 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 42.6 hours. Spaceport class: 5O
  • Todos Santos has dev level 7.5 and 1.94 billion population. It's on 56 Psi-5 Aurigae V, orbiting a G0 V star 54.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.73 with gravity 0.75 gee, hydrographics 76%, average temperature 13 C, 0.74 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 11.8 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Iter has dev level 7.4 and 4.21 billion population. It's on Zeta-2 Reticuli IV, orbiting a G0 V star 39.2 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.7 with gravity 0.66 gee, hydrographics 82%, average temperature 25 C, 0.7 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 17.5 hours. Spaceport class: 5O
  • New Rome has dev level 7.1 and 998 million population. It's on g Lupi V, orbiting a F4 V star 56.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.02 with gravity 0.93 gee, hydrographics 60%, average temperature -9 C, 0.98 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 12.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Barutanah has dev level 7 and 4.6 billion population. It's on 40 Xi Ophiuchi V, orbiting a F2 V star 56.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.91 with gravity 0.99 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 45 C, 1.32 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 20.1 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Ladon has dev level 7 and 1.09 billion population. It's on Gliese 728 II, orbiting a K7 V star 55.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.89 with gravity 0.87 gee, hydrographics 22%, average temperature 24 C, 0.85 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: infinite. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Simanta has dev level 7 and 1.25 billion population. It's on Nu-2 Lupi IV, orbiting a G2 V star 48.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.54 with gravity 0.49 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 4 C, 0.65 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 16 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Stockhausen has dev level 7 and 3.47 billion population. It's on 212 Puppis V, orbiting a F5 V star 58.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.84 with gravity 0.78 gee, hydrographics 68%, average temperature -3 C, 0.58 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 16.2 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Svarga has dev level 7 and 4.79 billion population. It's on 13 Theta Cygni V, orbiting a F3 V star 59.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.8 with gravity 0.74 gee, hydrographics 83%, average temperature 18 C, 0.88 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Aeneas has dev level 6.8 and 1.11 billion population. It's on 43 Beta Comae Berenices IV, orbiting a G0 V star 29.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.88 with gravity 0.78 gee, hydrographics 88%, average temperature 7 C, 0.26 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 11.8 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Carbonek has dev level 6.7 and 9.5 billion population. It's on 1 i Centauri V, orbiting a F2 V star 63.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.89 with gravity 0.87 gee, hydrographics 62%, average temperature 34 C, 0.73 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 28.9 hours. Spaceport class: 5O
  • Egalité has dev level 6.7 and 4.52 billion population. It's on 16 Psi Capricorni V, orbiting a F5 V star 47.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.04 with gravity 0.9 gee, hydrographics 59%, average temperature -1 C, 0.57 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 16.1 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Farfalle has dev level 6.7 and 3.35 billion population. It's on Gliese 570.1 V, orbiting a G4 V star 77.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.71 with gravity 0.71 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 2 C, 1.17 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 37.8 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • New Athens has dev level 6.7 and 6.8 billion population. It's on 45 c Bootis V, orbiting a F5 V star 63.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.2 with gravity 1.09 gee, hydrographics 67%, average temperature 48 C, 1.2 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 25.4 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Mundonova has dev level 6.6 and 3.2 billion population. It's on HD 177082 IV, orbiting a G0 V star 88.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.62 with gravity 0.71 gee, hydrographics 62%, average temperature 13 C, 0.64 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 16.2 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Tian Longshan has dev level 6.6 and 13.2 billion population. It's on 26 Draconis IV, orbiting a G0 V star 46.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.28 with gravity 1.16 gee, hydrographics 85%, average temperature 17 C, 5.11 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 20.1 hours. Spaceport class: 5O
  • Ursula has dev level 6.6 and 7.68 billion population. It's on Gliese 9417 V, orbiting a F7 V star 78.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.87 with gravity 0.94 gee, hydrographics 54%, average temperature 26 C, 1.18 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 22.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Margulis has dev level 6.5 and 7.05 billion population. It's on HD 361 IV, orbiting a G1 V star 89.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.15 with gravity 0.93 gee, hydrographics 55%, average temperature 23 C, 0.64 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 22.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Pacisordine has dev level 6.5 and 2.71 billion population. It's on Gliese 9264 IV, orbiting a G1 V star 72.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.88 with gravity 0.88 gee, hydrographics 91%, average temperature 39 C, 0.95 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 35.7 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Iram has dev level 6.4 and 1.98 billion population. It's on 74 k Orionis V, orbiting a F5 V star 62.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.85 with gravity 0.82 gee, hydrographics 91%, average temperature 16 C, 0.73 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 13.8 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • New Benin has dev level 6.4 and 6.5 billion population. It's on Gliese 679 IV, orbiting a G1 V star 78 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.87 with gravity 0.79 gee, hydrographics 69%, average temperature 3 C, 0.42 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 25.9 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Paradise III has dev level 6.4 and 4.09 billion population. It's on HR 5996 IV, orbiting a G1 V star 88.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.82 with gravity 0.7 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 16 C, 0.69 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 23.8 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Alhurr has dev level 6.3 and 2.34 billion population. It's on 15 Lambda Aurigae IV, orbiting a G1 V star 41.2 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.71 with gravity 0.66 gee, hydrographics 64%, average temperature 28 C, 0.66 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 14.4 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Austral Eden has dev level 6.3 and 1.57 billion population. It's on Pi Mensae V, orbiting a G0 V star 59.7 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.73 with gravity 0.84 gee, hydrographics 87%, average temperature 17 C, 1.11 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 12.4 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Hippodamia has dev level 6.3 and 4.5 billion population. It's on Kaus Borealis VII, orbiting a K0 IV star 78.2 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.04 with gravity 0.9 gee, hydrographics 61%, average temperature 15 C, 0.78 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.7 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Lohengrin has dev level 6.3 and 2.13 billion population. It's on 78 Mu-1 Cygni IV, orbiting a F6 V star 72.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.7 with gravity 0.61 gee, hydrographics 89%, average temperature 1 C, 0.36 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 27.4 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Maitreya has dev level 6.3 and 2.35 billion population. It's on Gliese 9681 IV, orbiting a K0 V star 61.9 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.89 with gravity 0.84 gee, hydrographics 67%, average temperature 1 C, 1.04 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 26.5 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Ultima Thule has dev level 6.3 and 1.96 billion population. It's on Pi-1 Ursae Minoris A IV, orbiting a G1 V star 71.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.34 with gravity 1.34 gee, hydrographics 94%, average temperature 4 C, 7.27 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 26.2 hours. Spaceport class: 4O


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  • Bakunin has dev level 6.2 and 1.08 billion population. It's on Alderamin VI, orbiting a A8 V star 49 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.85 with gravity 0.86 gee, hydrographics 69%, average temperature 19 C, 1.48 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 12.3 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Hypatia has dev level 6.2 and 2.22 billion population. It's on 16 Lambda Andromedae VI, orbiting a G8 IV star 86.1 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.95 with gravity 0.88 gee, hydrographics 82%, average temperature 41 C, 1.11 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 20.4 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Jingtu has dev level 6.2 and 2.65 billion population. It's on 37 Ceti V, orbiting a F5 V star 76.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.64 with gravity 0.61 gee, hydrographics 70%, average temperature 34 C, 0.58 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 14.1 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Olympus has dev level 6.2 and 2.78 billion population. It's on 17 Sigma Coronae Borealis VI, orbiting a G1 IV star 70.7 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.74 with gravity 0.73 gee, hydrographics 67%, average temperature 1 C, 0.91 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.1 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Rungsutu has dev level 6.2 and 364 million population. It's on HD 87883 IV, orbiting a K2 V star 59.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.73 with gravity 0.68 gee, hydrographics 51%, average temperature -11 C, 0.55 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 20.2 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Hurley has dev level 6.1 and 2.86 billion population. It's on Gliese 9583 V, orbiting a F9 V star 67.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.99 with gravity 0.86 gee, hydrographics 82%, average temperature 12 C, 1.26 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 12.7 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Neapolis has dev level 6.1 and 2.04 billion population. It's on Gliese 792.1 A V, orbiting a G2 V star 79.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.86 with gravity 0.96 gee, hydrographics 68%, average temperature 20 C, 1.16 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 18.6 hours. Spaceport class: 3O
  • Fureidis has dev level 5.9 and 455 million population. It's on Alpha Mensae V, orbiting a G7 V star 33.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.85 with gravity 0.73 gee, hydrographics 97%, average temperature 10 C, 1.16 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 18.4 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Vasileo & Orinoco has dev level 5.9 and 1.38 billion population. It's on 54 Piscium IV, orbiting a K0 V star 36.1 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.8 with gravity 0.81 gee, hydrographics 55%, average temperature -3 C, 1.27 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.1 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Bonanza has dev level 5.8 and 6.22 billion population. It's on Gliese 4382 IV, orbiting a G4 V star 80 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.95 with gravity 0.73 gee, hydrographics 64%, average temperature 11 C, 0.65 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 16.9 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Targan has dev level 5.8 and 6.2 billion population. It's on 5 Serpentis IV, orbiting a F8 IV star 82.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.97 with gravity 0.86 gee, hydrographics 75%, average temperature 19 C, 0.79 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 19.1 hours. Spaceport class: 4O
  • Terranova has dev level 5.7 and 346 million population. It's on 27 Lambda Serpentis V, orbiting a G0 IV star 39.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.62 with gravity 0.54 gee, hydrographics 57%, average temperature -10 C, 0.66 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 30.3 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • New Eden has dev level 5.5 and 3.63 billion population. It's on Gliese 702.1 IV, orbiting a G1 V star 57.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.86 with gravity 0.86 gee, hydrographics 76%, average temperature 40 C, 0.78 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 15.9 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • New Polynesia has dev level 5.5 and 130 million population. It's on Alzirr V, orbiting a F5 IV star 58.7 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.23 with gravity 0.99 gee, hydrographics 100%, average temperature 24 C, 1.24 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 25.6 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Persatuan has dev level 4.9 and 1.12 billion population. It's on Gliese 370 II, orbiting a K6 V star 36.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.99 with gravity 0.85 gee, hydrographics 21%, average temperature 27 C, 0.89 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: infinite. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Covenant has dev level 4.8 and 4.73 billion population. It's on 8 Delta Trianguli III, orbiting a G0 V star 35.2 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.98 with gravity 0.84 gee, hydrographics 58%, average temperature 17 C, 0.35 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 25.9 hours. Spaceport class: 3G
  • Broadmeadow has dev level 4.6 and 1.35 billion population. It's on Capella VIII, orbiting a G1 IV star 42.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.63 with gravity 0.61 gee, hydrographics 68%, average temperature 29 C, 0.57 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 14.3 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Ashok has dev level 4.5 and 719 million population. It's on Gliese 25 V, orbiting a G7 V star 50.7 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.92 with gravity 0.8 gee, hydrographics 55%, average temperature 0 C, 1.23 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 13.3 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Bhima has dev level 4.3 and 1.94 billion population. It's on 1 Chi Herculis V, orbiting a G0 V star 51.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.72 with gravity 0.57 gee, hydrographics 53%, average temperature 20 C, 0.36 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 11.6 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Khemet has dev level 4.3 and 1.66 billion population. It's on 58 Eridani IV, orbiting a G1 V star 43.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.77 with gravity 0.69 gee, hydrographics 87%, average temperature 10 C, 0.78 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 17.6 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Navabharata has dev level 4.2 and 2.16 billion population. It's on Beta Hydri VI, orbiting a G0 V star 24.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.06 with gravity 0.96 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 38 C, 1.53 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 12.9 hours. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Borlung has dev level 4 and 107 million population. It's on 39 Serpentis V, orbiting a G0 V star 56.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.08 with gravity 0.83 gee, hydrographics 95%, average temperature -10 C, 0.8 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 17 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Hijra has dev level 3.9 and 864 million population. It's on p Eridani III, orbiting a K0 V star 26.6 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.85 with gravity 1.05 gee, hydrographics 19%, average temperature 17 C, 1.36 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: infinite. Spaceport class: 2G
  • Liberty has dev level 3.8 and 676 million population. It's on Gliese 758 IV, orbiting a G9 V star 51.4 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.93 with gravity 0.81 gee, hydrographics 79%, average temperature -8 C, 1.21 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 21.4 hours. Spaceport class: 2N
  • Pentecost has dev level 3.6 and 1.11 billion population. It's on Chara V, orbiting a G0 V star 27.5 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.76 with gravity 0.76 gee, hydrographics 74%, average temperature 15 C, 0.68 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 14.4 hours. Spaceport class: 2N
  • New Huntington has dev level 3.4 and 1.09 billion population. It's on 15 Sagittae V, orbiting a G0 V star 58 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.89 with gravity 0.82 gee, hydrographics 67%, average temperature 2 C, 0.88 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 30 hours. Spaceport class: 2N
  • Neuheim has dev level 3.2 and 247 million population. It's on Gliese 95 IV, orbiting a G8 V star 41.3 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.71 with gravity 0.68 gee, hydrographics 67%, average temperature -4 C, 0.84 bars of marginal atmosphere. Daylength: 41.7 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Paraíso has dev level 3.2 and 3.24 billion population. It's on Zeta Tucanae IV, orbiting a F9 V star 28 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.94 with gravity 0.72 gee, hydrographics 84%, average temperature 16 C, 0.49 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 28.3 hours. Spaceport class: 2N
  • Xanadu has dev level 3.2 and 982 million population. It's on 9 Puppis V, orbiting a G0 V star 53.8 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 0.94 with gravity 0.98 gee, hydrographics 88%, average temperature 48 C, 1.64 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 33.1 hours. Spaceport class: 1N
  • Persephone has dev level 3.1 and 2.82 billion population. It's on 70 Virginis V, orbiting a G5 V star 58.7 LY from Sol. The mainworld is size 1.5 with gravity 1.45 gee, hydrographics 80%, average temperature 22 C, 9.73 bars of breathable atmosphere. Daylength: 13.3 hours. Spaceport class: 2N

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  • 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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On the off chance you have it easily available, are there pointers to more info on any of the colonies you listed? I spot checked Todos Santos on the FB Wiki and hit a blank article. No need to write anything new, but I get the impression you have a lot of this data somewhere.
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