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|Caledon/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1815)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
Caledon is a rich, pre-agricultural world with a moderate population over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in size.
- The world's agricultural industry is growing and some economists forecast an explosion in this world's agribusiness in the near future as new agro-technology and a more capable labor force are imported.
- This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
- This world has high-grade living conditions with a good climate and a non-harmful environment. As such, this world is much sought after with large queues for immigration here.
- 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 the Principality of Caledon in the Caledon Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector.
- This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
- This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with military ground forces.
- Caledon is, of course, the capital world of the Principality of Caledon, and is the center of Principality government as well as the main residence of the hereditary Sovereign Prince of Caledon.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
The world is extremely similar to Earth, almost ideal in every way. Despite its respectable antiquity as an inhabited world, the population is not large enough to cause crowding or excessive pollution, thanks both to planned population control and to extensive colonization efforts mounted in the early Principality period. The world is thoroughly civilized and explored; unlike many of its neighbors, Caledon holds few new frontiers to conquer. Most of the interest of the planet comes from political and business institutions rather than any interesting physical or cultural aspects of the world.
Primary: New Sol, spectral class G2V. ICN S4G0205G2V. Mass 1.0 standard. Stellar Diameter .98 standard. Luminosity .99 standard.
Planetary System: Nine major bodies. One inhabited world (Caledon, III). Three gas giants in system. One planetoid belt in system.
III Caledon: Mean orbital radius, 128.66 million kilometers (.86AU). Period 291.3 days. One satellite. Diameter, 12,838 kilometers. Density, 1.01 standard. Mass, 1.01 standard. Mean surface gravity, 1.01G. Rotation period, 29 hours, 48 minutes, 41 seconds. Axial inclination, 21°22'3.3". Albedo, 0.35. Surface atmospheric pressure, 1.1 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 81%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 15°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
Caledon is a self-conscious reversion to a semi-feudal society, though updated for application to a high-tech age. A hereditary nobility provides leadership and a focus of personal loyalties, but the nobility is not out of reach for any common citizen. Patents of nobility may be awarded to any individual for outstanding service to the Crown, which inspires loyalty and effort unheard of in more blatantly egalitarian societies. The nobility includes Knights, Lords, Margraves, Viscounts, Counts, and Earls, all answerable to the Sovereign Prince. The Prince reigns not as an absolute monarch, but as the leading nobleman of the Principality, and his powers are checked by a Constitution which provides for three legislative bodies - the House of Lords, the House of Delegates, and the Grand Senate.
Lately, the Principality has been split by a certain amount of factionalism developing among the nobility. The precedent by which a comparatively minor baron, Lord Campbell, asserted a claim to the throne against the most powerful Earl in the realm has caused other nobles to look to developing more stable power bases, and has led to incidents of violence between ambitious members of rival noble houses. The incidence of sedition, of the formation of small private armies, and of reckless political maneuvering have all been on the rise for nearly a century, and could lead to trouble in the not-too-distant future.
Caledon is home to two capitol cities:
- Selkirk is the capitol of the Principality of Caledon, and contains the Principality's seat of royal power as well as the Parliament and the Crown Court.
- Mackenzie is the capitol of the Caledon system.
The task of balancing the prerogatives of a pseudo-feudal nobility with a high-tech age and the checks and balances of a constitutional monarchy is a complex one indeed. The organization of the Principality's military, and the militaries of its component systems, have been a key part of Caledonian royalty's striking of that balance for the state's entire history.
This has led to a complex set of institutions combining centuries of tradition, and vestiges resolutions of conflicts in past centuries, with a shrewd modernism.
- Please see Military of the Principality of Caledon for more data.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Dale Kemper. Far Traveller 2 (FASA, 1983), TBD.
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- J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, John Harshman. Aslan (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), TBD. (named but no further data)
- William H. Keith, Jr.. Duneraiders (Gamelords, 1984), TBD.
- J. Andrew Keith. Ascent to Anekthor (Gamelords, 1984), TBD.
- J. Andrew Keith. Pilot's Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector (Gamelords, 1984), TBD. (data-generated)
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- Gary L. Thomas. The Travellers' Digest 16 (Digest Group Publications, 1989), TBD.
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- Loren Wiseman. Challenge 54 (Game Designers' Workshop, 1991), 20.
- Kevin Knight. "Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector." Traveller Chronicle 05 (1994): TBD.
- Kevin Knight. Traveller Chronicle 06 (Sword of the Knight Publications, 1994), TBD.
- Kevin Knight. "A Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector." Traveller Chronicle 07 (1995): TBD.
- William H. Keith Jr., J. Andrew Keith. Scam (Cargonaut Press, 1998), TBD.
- Paul Sanders, J. Andrew Keith. Reaver's Deep Sector Sourcebook (Cargonaut Press, 1998), TBD.
- Steve Jackson, Loren Wiseman. Alien Races 4 (Steve Jackson Games, 2001), TBD.
- Brett Kruger. Into the Deep 4 (BKP, 2011), TBD.
- EXTERNAL LINK: Into the Deep #1 Link
- EXTERNAL LINK: Archive.org RingSurf Reavers' Deep Net Ring by Author & Contributor: Keven R. Pittsinger of the RingSurf Reavers' Deep Net Ring
- EXTERNAL LINK: Caledon Subsector - Jimmy Simpson
- EXTERNAL LINK: Non-Canon Traveller Library (defunct)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Mitchberg
- Author & Contributor: IISS Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer Ensign Phillips
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science