Ababat (world)

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Ababat/Lentuli (Empty Quarter 0127)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
GovernmentB Non-Charismatic Dictator
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary K0 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 3
Cultural Details
Government Non-charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 887C
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
ResourcesFExtremely abundant
Labor5Moderate (200 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 6
GWP (BCr) 1,800
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,947
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 2,200
Port employees 245
Port passengers (annual) 10,000

Ababat is an agricultural, nonindustrial garden world with a near-ideal, utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.

  • 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.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to incrementally rise barring outside forces. The world will grow even quicker when its industrial sector begins to develop. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. This is a temperate world, with a climate of average temperatures. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Lentuli Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Ababat, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Naval Base, capable of handling warships. Less than 10% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

Part of the Marhaban Cluster.

Monostellar System[edit]

Ababat Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ababat Primary Orange K0 V

History and Background[edit]

Thanks to a Vilani resupply post in -4914 Imperial (394 B.C.), Ababat has the honor of being the first world in the sector settled by men. Thousands of years later, it still serves the (latest) Imperium, as the home of a naval base. The current population is dominated by retired Imperial servicemen and their descendants.

Ababat has a moderate population supporting a type B starport a Navy base and is settled by Bwaps. Ababat builds spaceships in the one-kiloton range and then sends them to Saffron (Empty Quarter 0128) sublight, taking about five years to get to Saffron this way. Once the spaceships reach Saffron, they are refitted with jump-1 drives and become starships.

Ababat is located in the Marhaban Cluster, at the edge of the sector close to several powerful Bwap] systems. Ababat is a pleasant world, where the dominant Sunni population has peaceful relations with the Ovaghoun Vargr minority.

Muslim Arab worlds in the Empty Quarter have a reputation for violent parochial ignorance, a reputation that is justly earned upon occasion. But not on Ababat: a Muslim world next to the heart of Bwap space, with a large Vargr minority, the Ababatans simply don’t meet the profile of the typical Emptyhead. By focusing on trade rather than war, they have managed to build up their world to an impressive level, even becoming the home of an Imperial Naval Base, and hosting a good number of Naval veteran settlers. As they develop, they have not lost touch with their religion, welcoming the Muslim Brotherhood as much as the Imperial Navy - so long as the credits flow. Finally, education is more highly respected here than elsewhere, with a fair amount of physicians, technicians and engineers graduating from the local colleges and universities: some of whom are good enough to catch the eye of visiting Tech Tyrants.

Ababat has a substantial population of Vargr. Unlike most Moslem worlds, relations between the local Arabs and the Vargr are good, if formal and distant. “We live with us, and they live with them.” Joint activity is limited to business and joint military operations against raiders and pirates.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

References and Contributors[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com