Aachen (world)

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Aachen/Thalia (Ustral Quadrant 3208)
Classic Era (1115)
A574766-8
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4
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Aachen is a preindustrial, agricultural world.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • As a preindustrial world, this planet cannot yet manufacture enough high-technology resources to support a modern, star-faring society. Having to import many manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This is a "Puzzle" world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor.
  • It is a member of the Solomani Confederation in the Thalia Subsector of Ustral Quadrant Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Aachen Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Aachen Primary Yellow-White F8 V None

System Data[edit]

System:

  • 4 Gas Giants
  • 0 Planetoid Belts
  • 8 Other Worlds

Mainworld Data[edit]

Aachen has an Importance rating of 1 (Ordinary).

  • Importance Extension- 1
    • (The Importance Extension (Ix) ranks worlds within a region. It governs the locations of capitals and trade routes. )

Mainworld Atmosphere[edit]

Aachen has a pressure of 0.71 to 1.49 atmospheres.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available

Native Lifeforms[edit]

The A'ach'en (a minor race) are flying insects around 8-10 centimeters long. When joined with approximately 80-100 others of their kind, they create a hive mind with average Solomani intelligence.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Non-canon: Aachen is classified as an Amber Zone due to a quarantine created to prevent members of a minor race calling themselves the A'ach'en from leaving the surface. When the A'ach'en were first discovered, it was decided that the world would be governed as a protectorate under the control of SolSec. This quarantine is administered from the nearby sub-sector capital of Thalia (Ustral Quadrant Sector, Thalia Subsector 2909).

Imperial Landed Nobility[edit]

This world is a member of the Solomani Confederation and has no Landed Nobility.

World Starport[edit]

Aachen has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

World Technology Level[edit]

Aachen possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft.

World Government[edit]

Aachen is a Captive Government or Colony.

  • It is a government by a leadership answerable to an outside group, a colony or conquered area.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Vassal State.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Federation .

World Law Level[edit]

Aachen has a Law Level of 6.

  • All firearms except shotguns prohibited

World Military[edit]

No information yet available

World Economy[edit]

Economics: ( D 6 9 +1 )

  • Resources-D (Very abundant)
    • (Resources are any materials available for processing and exploitation. They include natural resources, minerals, ores, metals, energy sources, biological assets, and any other materials of limited availability.)
  • Labor-6 (Millions)
    • (Labor is the workforce available for the processing and exploitation of Resources.)
  • Infrastructure-9 (Extensive)
    • (Infrastructure is the established technical structures that support exploitation of resources. Infrastructure includes roads, power grids, communications, and factories.)
  • Efficiency- 1 (Average)
    • (Efficiency reflects the current economic system, and includes sensible legal procedures, appropriate tariffs, customs promoting a balanced work ethic, rewards for merit, and social structures which match ability and job. Negative Efficiency is worse. Efficiency at -1 or less turn the RUs available negative: the Inefficiencies are so destructive as to make the economy a net drain. Such barriers represent a welfare state; cultural influences which do not value wealth, even physical limitations. On the other hand, since some economies have positive efficiencies: positive multipliers increasing available RU. )
  • Economic Extension- 29
    • (The Economic Extension (Ex) is the strength of a world economy and provides basic insights into the economy’s structure and capabilities.)
  • Resource Units- 702
    • (The world's budget.)

Trade Data[edit]

  • Ag-Agricultural
  • Pi-Pre-Industrial
  • Pz-Puzzle
  • A'ach'en home world

World Demographics[edit]

World Culture[edit]

Culture: [ 6 8 4 7 ]

  • Homogeneity-6 (Harmonious)
    • (Homogeneity is a measure of the degree to which members of society hold common beliefs. Members of very homogeneous cultures are in strong agreement on the fundamentals of society (usually basic rights, religion, and methods of interaction). Members of non-homogeneous cultures hold many different beliefs on the fundamentals of society.)
  • Acceptance-8 (Friendly)
    • (Acceptance is the degree of xenophobia ( or xenophilia ) in the culture. High Acceptance is evidenced by friendliness to outsiders and offworlders; Low Acceptance is characterized by fear or rejection of outsiders.)
  • Strangeness-4 (Somewhat abstract)
    • (Strangeness is the degree of difference from the norms of interstellar society. High Strangeness is evidenced by unusual or outwardly incomprehensible actions, statements, or responses in the course daily activity. Low Strangeness reflects activities close to interstellar norms.)
  • Symbols-7 (Somewhat concrete)
    • (Symbols used by the culture may range from the concrete (idols; totems; statuary) to the abstract (symbolized belief systems; group affiliations).)

World Language/s[edit]

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available

World Infrastructure[edit]

Aachen possesses extensive infrastructure

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available

UWP Listing[edit]

A574766-8

  • Starport-A (Excellent)
  • Size-5 (8,000 km)
  • Atmosphere-7 (Standard; Tainted)
  • Hydrosphere-4 (40%)
  • Population-7 (app. 20,000,000)
  • Government Type-6 (Captive Government / Colony )
  • Law Level-6 (All firearms except shotguns prohibited)
  • Technology Level-8 (Quality Computers)

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