|Concorde/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2218)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||G7 V M6 V|
- In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
- As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Caledon Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector in the Domain of Ilelish.
- This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
It is a major port for trade with Caledon; farflung Caledonian mercantile interests in turn ensure that goods from as far away as the Hierate border worlds wind up passing through the trade docks of Concorde. Lately, competition between the Caledonian merchants and various Imperial firms (especially Delgado Trading, LIC, a megacorporation) has led to slight downturn in trade through Concorde and consequent economic and political concerns.
Binary Solar System
Concorde Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Concorde Primary Primary Yellow G7 V "Lukagim" Concorde Companion Secondary Red M6 V "Chaverim"
Primary: Lukagim, spectral class F3V. ICN S4G0608F3V. Mass 1.54 standard. Stellar diameter 1.58 standard. Luminosity 6.26 standard.
Planetary System: Ten major bodies. One inhabited world (Concorde, V). Three gas giant. One planetoid belts.
V Concorde: Mean orbital radius, 230.98 million kilometers (1.54 AU). Period 562.5 days. One satellite. Diameter, 14062 kilometers. Density, .98 standard. Mass, 1.40 standard. Mean surface gravity, 1. 11 G. Rotation period: 21 hours, 55 minutes, 36 seconds. Axial inclination 27°35'27.2". Albedo, 0.45. Surface atmospheric pressure less than 1.7 atm. Composition, oxygen-nitrogen mix tainted by potentially dangerous gas compounds; filter mask required to breathe atmosphere. Hydrographic percentage, 95%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 28°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
The world was originally settled around -200 by a small band of Aslan clansmen, Ihatei searching for a landhold of their own. It was not exactly choice real estate, but the Aslan were not strong enough to take better property away from the various Reaver warlords who dominated the better worlds. The Aslan colony prospered, and established good relations with the emergent Principality of Caledon as the latter began to expand into space.
The Third Imperium arrived in the region just over 400 years after the Aslan settlement was established, and Concorde was the scene of one of the many conflicts which made up the Imperial phase of the Aslan Border Wars. Strangely, in those conflicts the humans of Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1815) sided with the alien Aslan, against the Imperium: the Caledonians were unwilling to see themselves consumed by the expanding Imperial frontier as the Kolan Hegemony already had been.
Eventually, though, sufficient guarantees of independence and good faith were offered, and the Principality agreed to withdraw from the conflict. The Aslan on Concorde ultimately chose to accept the Emperor as their new overlord, and Concorde joined the Imperium. The world, given its name to celebrate the new spirit of fellowship that followed this agreement (its previous, Aslan name was Wyaseakhtai), continues today to support a mixed population of humans and Aslan.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Periodical: Traveller Chronicle 7 in Article: 'A Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector'