Desdemona (world)

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Desdemona/Alderamin (Solomani Rim 0215)
Classic Era (1115)
A76999C-E
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G8 V M8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Desdemona is a high-population, pre-rich world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

It is a world with one small moon.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Desdemona Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Desdemona Primary Primary Yellow G8 V
Desdemona Companion Secondary Red M8 V


IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0215 Desdemona (Imperial)

Starport: Class V.

Diameter: 7,100 miles (11,400 km). Gravity: 0.86g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 87%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 3.6 billion.
Government: Bureaucracy.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 5.5.


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Desdemona, originally known as Liriinan (Anglic: Liriinan), is a high-population world with one small moon located in Alderamin Subsector of the Solomani Rim. The system is a member of the Imperium.

  • During the First Imperium Desdemona was a rich if relative isolated Vilani world, home to a half-billion people. It was a huge market for Terran merchants, and developed a distinct independent streak.
  • Of all the worlds in this loosely controlled subsector, Liriinan is the most independent of all. This isn’t a deliberate choice by its citizens, but an outgrowth of the fact that the planet’s riches are so great that there is little need for them to engage in interstellar trade. Visiting Terran merchants are currently introducing them to the difference between “need” and “want.” Home to a half-billion people, Liriinan is a huge market for Terran merchants, despite its relative isolation. More than any other world in the subsector, it is free to do as it wishes; it is not under the direct control of Sharurshid or the Imperial aristocracy. The local population is beginning to take advantage of this freedom by engaging in “illegal” manufacturing – it is producing goods outside the fixed Sharurshid quotas, specifically intended for trade with Terran visitors. The total amount of illicit manufacturing is quite small in comparison to Liriinan’s handling of its own needs. Only a few thousand people have shown the mental flexibility to try it, though the number continues to expand as young people come of age after being exposed to the practice. The only other factor limiting trade is the planet’s mediocre starport, but as Liriinan is a long run from Terra anyway, this doesn’t affect most ships that call.
  • The world itself is one of the most hospitable known to the Confederation, a near-paradise at the end of a long trading route. A slightly lower gravity contributes to the giddy feeling many Terrans experience while visiting here. With less land than Terra, all in the temperate and subtropical zones, there are no deserts or arctic wastelands on the whole planet. The local climate and soil are very favorable for imported food crops and fruit trees, some of which grow so easily that they might almost be considered weeds. The people have developed away from standard Vilani attitudes in their isolation, and are now more relaxed in manner and dress than Imperials on other worlds. All of this makes Liriinan a favorite port of call for Terran merchants, who half-jokingly refer to it as “Tahiti.”

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Desdemona, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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