Dana (world)

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Dana/Iiradu (Dagudashaag 3005)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population5 Moderate (100 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary F0 V M9 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 464D
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (10 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 220
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 3,715
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 3,795
Port passengers (annual) 8,200

Dana has a breathable, habitable atmosphere and a reasonable amount of surface water. The system supports a population in the hundreds of thousands of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Iiradu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Dana, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and a baronet. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Khermaasim.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

The atmosphere is perfectly breathable to humans, though many find the humidity uncomfortable especially in the hottest months.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Dana Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Dana Primary Primary Yellow-White F0 V
Dana Companion Secondary Red M9 V

Native Lifeforms: Kulaak & Quandos[edit]

The majority of Dana is taken over by water and some inhabitants have never set foot on land. The seas teem with small edible creatures and are host to a few large predators. The land areas are mostly cleared for crop production. A few inaccessible parts still accommodate the sprawling wet-wood forest. The Quandos is a small fish-like creature noted for both its flavor and mildly intoxicating effects. The tourist industry caters mainly for hunting expeditions for the large and fearsome Kulaak, a solitary predator normally quite placid until enraged by electric depth charges dropped to bring it to the surface.

History and background[edit]

Although not a large exporter of it Agricultural products Dana enjoys a high turnover of various types of trade and a thriving tourist industry. The native population is small, only a few hundred thousand, most of whom are nomadic wanderers on the vast oceans. The rest drive the farming machinery on those land areas to support agriculture, the fishing fleet to harvest the ocean, and the necessary support for interstellar trade.

The way of life pioneered by these original colonist is still followed in the form of huge floating arcologies. The structures were originally built from the trees, and now constructed of higher tech materials.

The three main population groups usually do not mix. The arcology inhabitants prefer a semi-idyllic existence drifting about the planet. They make their incomes catching the Quandos, a small fish-like creature noted for both its flavor and mildly intoxicating effects. Tourist goods and other sea creatures make up the rest of the income.

The land and sea based farming communities are very much small groups, often located away from the others. This has led to a sheltered, independent spirit amongst them. They meet with outsiders only when produce is brought to Danorkas, the single city. These small communities rely on traveling lawyers and locally elected judges to maintain order.

Danorkas is the center of Dana's off-world existence. With the starport next door, it provides markets for Dana's produce and a center for tourists. A major hardware import is the specialized farming machinery produced on Aadshas.

Dana also boasts a naval training facility, teaching advanced techniques for marine personnel involving planetary assault and various submarine and survival activities.

References and contributors[edit]

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