Arden (world)

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Arden/Vilis (Spinward Marches 1011)
Milieu 1116
B5549CB-9
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population9 High (1 billion)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary G4 V M5 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic oligarchy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension BB7B
Army size (BEs) 15000
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
C8C+4
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor8Moderate (100 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Efficiency+4Advanced
Importance 2
Resource Units 4,608
GWP (BCr) 3,660
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 9,580
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 1,200,000
Port employees 815
Port passengers (annual) 35,300

Arden is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size. This 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 Human dominated Non-Aligned world in the Vilis Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Arden/Vilis (Spinward Marches 1011)
New Era
A554ACB-9
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic oligarchy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension BC7B
Army size (BEs) 150000
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
C9C+1
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor9High (1 billion)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Efficiency+1Average
Importance 2
Resource Units 1,296
GWP (BCr) 36,600
World Trade Number 6
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 72,358
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 12,000,000
Port employees 7,060
Port passengers (annual) 218,500

Era: New Era

Arden is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size. The world has a colony on Zircon (Spinward Marches 1110). The world has a colony on Utoland (Spinward Marches 1209). This world is also the overall capital of an interstellar government with the extra trade and prestige associated with that role. It is a member of Federation of Arden in the Vilis Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world is an Interface world, with a quarantine inspection facility for all ships.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Arden is a moderate sized world with a thin atmosphere and rather sparse surface water. Arden was considered a good colonization candidate despite less than ideal conditions.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Arden Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Arden Primary Primary Yellow G4 V
Arden Companion Secondary Red M5 V


IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1011 Arden (Federation of Arden)

Starport: Class III.

Diameter: 5,194 miles (8,300 km).
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 40%.
Climate: Warm.
Population: 8.23 billion.
Government: Heridtary oligarchy.
Control Level: 5.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.5.


System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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World Starport[edit]

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World Technology Level[edit]

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World Government[edit]

The Arden Society seeks to make Arden a major player on the interstellar stage. As well as government control, the society controls a number of industrial/commercial bodies, and has recently expanded off Arden.

  • The Society has an imperialist agenda, and is a major player in the move to create the Federation of Arden. It seeks to further its agenda by gaining political influence using mercantile and other economic activity.
  • Arden has strict laws and bureaucratic procedures in place. Enforcement is vigorous and efficient, not least because the Arden Society uses its dominance of the political structure to prevent any threat to its power base.
  • Arden is in neutral space, between the Third Imperium and the Zhodani Consulate. Arden may use the political tensions between these to gain assistance (including via investments) in its desired industries.
  • Arden (and its federation) is neutral towards the Imperium. Arden imposes the same rules on Imperial ships as on independent ships passing through. These include import tariffs and other practices not permitted in Imperial space; these are not imposed on Arden-registered ships. A number of free traders have chosen to accept nominal membership in the Federation in return for the tariff concessions.
  • With the Zhodani/Imperial improved relations from 1119, the importance of Arden as an free port between the two powers lessened. The Federation has formally become a multi-system government, and is still a popular place for elements that thrive in an extra-national environment.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Meanwhile, the planet is undergoing a steady industrial growth, with investments in an expanding tech base.

  • Arden is especially interested in starship technology. Its Class B starport cannot build starships, but can service, repair and maintain starships using imported parts. Several Arden based companies own and run starships, and the government maintains a respectable system squadron and some jump capable warships. However, further expansion of civilian or naval starships via import is outside Arden's economic capabilities - hence its need to develop an indigenous shipbuilding capacity.

Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

As a result of this world's generally good habitability, large numbers of settlers arrived in the early years of Imperial expansion into the Spinward Marches.

  • Arden prospered, but did not thrive. It gradually built a stable TL-8 society and a population of about 1 billion, as well as a market for its products in the surrounding worlds.
  • During this period, the political structure ossified. The Arden Society became an oligarchy, with elected officials in the government being drawn solely from membership of the society. Membership to the Arden Society can be granted as a result of financial contributions or service to the ideals of the society.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

History-Era: New Era[edit]

Arden is not a signatory to the Spinward States Accord. This allows Arden to underscore its independence, as well as allowing the Federation to use Virus as a weapon. The Federation as a whole refuses Zhodani refugees, returning them to the Consulate or forwarding them towards the Regency.

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