Danelag (world)

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Danelag/Eakoi (Reaver's Deep 1136)
Classic Era (1115)
E686889-5
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population8 Moderate (400 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3
jumpmap?sector=Reaver%27s+Deep&hex=1136&options=8451&jump=3&scale=32&junk=junk.png
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Danelag is a pre-agricultural, moderate population rich garden world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • Garden worlds are known for their near-ideal utopian environments conducive to most sophonts, plants, animals, and other forms of life.
  • It is a pre-agricultural world with an environment suitable for large scale agricultural and livestock industries that have not yet been widely developed.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Eakoi Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

Danelag has a population of 400 million organized in 303 regions of roughly 1 to 1.5 million inhabitants centered on cities of 100-150,000 inhabitants. The largest region is Valhalla on Asgard with 3,000,000 inhabitants centered on the city of the same name with 800,000 inhabitants. Most political and administrative activities take place on the regional level. What qualifies Danelag for a class 8 government rating is the number of supra-regional organizations that blanket the planet. Such organizations include the Legal Standards Committee, which ensures compatibility between the various regional legal systems, the Interregional Police Coordinating Agency, the Trade Balance Board, which compiles trade statistics and offers advice to the differing regions about what future crops will be most profitable, the Uniform Weights & Measures Commission, the Cultural Exchange Committee, as well as others not listed.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Danelag was settled during the Rule of Man by a group of believers in racial purity from Scandinavia/Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) (tall, blue-eyed blonde humans only). Since the Rule of Man did not permit member planets to control immigration it was necessary to move outside its borders. During the Long Night the planet was plagued by Reaver attacks due to a technology high enough to be tempting and too low to allow an effective defense. Eventually the planet switched to less portable (and thus less attractive) energy sources, especially wind and water driven electric turbines. Overall technology also declined and stabilized around TL 5. After this they were left alone, except for occasional slave raids, until invaded by Aslan of the Eakoi Corporation around -900. The Aslan left the humans pretty much alone, but their high-tech industry inevitably reduced the humans to a much-resented second-class status. During the Eakoi Trade Conflict the Soloman Hegemony overran the Aslan on Danelag and established an advance base there with the enthusiastic support of the local humans. For over a hundred years Soloman poured trillions of credits into the world. Then, when the Eakoi Corporation withdrew from Eakoi, the overextended Soloman Hegemony pulled out of Danelag and as a result caused a massive recession. Since then the population of Danelag has been very insular, thoroughly convinced that Outsiders (they spell it with a capital "O") are nothing but trouble.

This attitude is riot helped by the fact that Danelag is still, even today, the occasional victim of slave raids although seldom twice by the same slavers. Nearly all cities, villages, and individual farmsteads are connected to deep tunnels filed with various traps and, while no one except the police and hunters carry weapons outside their homes, every household has one or more heavy weapons hidden away. These weapons can include anything from crunch guns to rocket launchers, and each high-tech heirloom is lovingly preserved and maintained, as is anything that can give an armored raider a hard time. Raiding Danelag is seldom cost-effective. After an attempted raid the planet is usually left done for a decade or two until the rumors are forgotten and the lesson has to be taught to a new generation of slavers.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

JTAS-Online-smlogo.jpg An adventure set on Danelag was published in JTAS Online. You need to be a subscriber to see it. You can find the adventure here.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

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