Dzagok (world)

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Dzagok/Raelas (Knoellighz 2436)
Milieu 1116
A100658-F
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size1 Small (1,600 km, 0.05g - 0.09g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (6 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary F4 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 475D
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 15
Economic Extension
G57+0
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor5Moderate (600 thousand)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Efficiency+0Average
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 1
GWP (BCr) 34
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,022
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 2,849
Port employees 190
Port passengers (annual) 3,700

Dzagok is a vacuum world, lacking any atmosphere or surface water. The system has a population in the millions of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a Vargr dominated Non-Aligned world in the Raelas Subsector of Knoellighz Sector.

Description[edit]

Dzagok (Knoellighz 2436) A100658-F Ht Na Ni Va of Raelas Subsector is home to a Vacuum environment dotted with arbor domes above a subterranean tunnel complex that opens in deep crevice canyons crossed by sealed tube bridges, six million Vargr clones and guarded closely by Corsairs, Dzagok is Uosa (Knoellighz 2237) best back pocket secret. The Desert-rated planet is on the warm edge of the Green Habitable Zone in this solar system and is well lit. Solar panels across the surface of the planet provide a large low-signature energy source to the underground environs, arboretum, laboratories and the downport.

The world’s Technology Level 15 is the source of UOSA’s prosperity in designs and blueprints of various developments before and since the world’s re-discovery by the “UOSA Syndicate Privateers” Corsair band. The Corsairs provide raw and refined materials, water, air, food, chemicals, radioactives and anything the clones request from neighboring planets in-system and nearby worlds, (e.g. Tasoloe 2435).

Dzagok is entirely composed of gene-engineered, Vargr clones of the “34 original” (17 males and 17 females) phenotypes, or ‘casts’, from the survivors of a long-past calamity on the planet. A cast is the baseline phenotype, cloned for its attributes when necessary rather than natural reproduction. Reclaimed (dead) clones are evaluated for inclusion of new developments of the phenotype into the home cast if an evolution evidences. Casts are not cross-bred as a legacy wish of the Original 34. The planet is advised by a TL–15 set of six supercomputers that house recorded personality engram, pseudo-presences of the Original 34 and are maintained at the rated-A downport, in the deepest canyon on the planet. Each of the 34 casts represents various sciences, theoretical, hard and applied. The only sciences not touched upon are psionics, (which the Corsairs try to keep from the clones by vying for bans in the Representatives of the Ascendancy Pact).

The names of each clone are often derivatives of their Original plus an iteration number or a nickname. Pet names, given to the clones from the visiting Corsairs, are highly valued by the clones. A Corsair might ‘pay’ a clone by gifting that clone with a pet name to individualize that clone in return for good work, a favor paid or if the Corsair makes a friendship with them. Differentiation is valuable to each clone and especially if given, noted or otherwise acknowledged by a non-clone. Each of the casts has a crystalized Charisma rating equal to its Original, modified individually by the presence of a given name or special service merit. Other than those, a Dzagok clone’s Charisma is a set rating. Clones are loaned and transported solely by the Corsair band as analysts, advisors, specialists and project managers, then returned after the task is complete.

Each clone is iterated with a solid, thin, iridium and lanthanum choker-collar under a clone’s neck ruff that features the Original Cast, iteration number and a small amount short-lived technetium so as to be detectable from orbit above a planet. Dzagok clones are extremely valuable to the USP and are guarded jealously and kept secret from outside the syndicate. Dzagok clones have a gene-engineered lifespan of about 100 years, modifiable by wear and tear or the illegal use of anagathics.

Designs, blueprints and other prototypes are funneled through UOSA’s massive manufacturing complexes for production, packaging, marketing and distribution by the USP vessels or hired traders. This has enriched UOSA’s economy to near degenerate levels of prosperity.

At the time mere Corsairs, the later-named UOSA Syndicate Privateers had learned early on of the presences of a Vargr clone society of deep space, frontier explorer-scientists on Dzagok. On the edge of civilization of the times, the doomed world’s population catastrophically failed and only 34 learned Vargr remained. With only a small handful, the gene pool would not suffice to rebuild the world until explorers would discover Knoellighz Sector in time. The Original 34, as they came to be hailed by their clone children, were the brightest of thirty-four aspects of theoretical science, hard science and applied sciences. Their clones, generations later continued on until discovered by the Corsairs much later. Today, the ‘privateers’ enjoy top-of-the-line vessels, systems and weapons as a result of the Secret.

Clones of Dzagok are little more than slaves to the Corsairs, but also very valuable as to be treated very carefully and under close watch. The clone-scientists in turn believe that their service is needed to solve problems with the local cluster and are all too happy to help in exchange for needs of their ‘cloneworld’.

History[edit]

Dzagok / Raelas 2436 - Home to a Vacuum environment dotted with arbor domes above a subterranean tunnel complex that opens in deep crevice canyons crossed by bridges, six million Vargr clones and guarded closely by Corsairs, Dzagok is UOSA’s best back pocket secret. The Desert-rated planet is on the warm edge of the Green Habitable Zone in this solar system and is well lit. Solar panels across the surface of the planet provide a large low-signature energy source to the underground environs, arboretum, laboratories and the downport. Dzagok is entirely composed of gene-engineered, Vargr clones of the “34 original” (17 males and 17 females) phenotypes, or ‘casts’, from the survivors of a long-past calamity on the planet. A cast is the baseline phenotype, cloned for its attributes when necessary rather than natural reproduction. Reclaimed (dead) clones are evaluated for inclusion of new developments of the phenotype into the home cast if an evolution evidences. Casts are not cross-bred as a legacy wish of the Original 34. The planet is advised by a TL 15 set of six supercomputers that house recorded personality engram, pseudo-presences of the Original 34 and are maintained at the rated-A downport, in the deepest canyon on the planet. Each of the 34 casts represents various sciences, theoretical, hard and applied. The only sciences not touched upon are psionics, (which the Corsairs try to keep from the clones by vying for bans in the Representatives of the Ascendancy Pact). The world’s Technology Level 15 is the source of UOSA’s prosperity in designs and blueprints of various developments before and since the world’s re-discovery by the “UOSA Syndicate Privateers” Corsair band. The Corsairs provide raw and refined materials, water, air, food, chemicals, radioactives and anything the clones request from neighboring planets in-system and nearby worlds, (e.g. Tasoloe 2435). The names of each clone are often derivatives of their Original plus an iteration number or a nickname. Pet names, given to the clones from the visiting Corsairs, are highly valued by the clones. A Corsair might ‘pay’ a clone by gifting that clone with a pet name to individualize that clone in return for good work, a favor paid or if the Corsair makes a friendship with them. Differentiation is valuable to each clone and especially if given, noted or otherwise acknowledged by a non-clone. Each of the casts has a crystallized Charisma rating equal to its Original, modified individually by the presence of a given name or special service merit. Other than those, a Dzagok clone’s Charisma is a set rating, (see Referee Notes below). Clones are loaned and transported solely by the Corsair band as analysts, advisors, specialists and project managers, then returned after the task is complete. Each clone is iterated with a solid, thin, iridium and lanthanum choker-collar under a clone’s neck ruff that features the Original Cast, iteration number and a small amount short-lived technetium so as to be detectable from orbit above a planet. Dzagok clones are extremely valuable to the USP and are guarded jealously and kept secret from outside the syndicate. Designs, blueprints and other prototypes are funneled through UOSA’s massive manufacturing complexes for production, packaging, marketing and distribution by the USP vessels or hired traders. This has enriched UOSA’s economy to near degenerate levels of prosperity. Dzagok clones have a gene-engineered lifespan of about 100 years, modifiable by wear and tear or the illegal use of anagathics.

Classic Era: 1105

Rebellion Era: 1116

Hard Times Era: 1120

Virus Era: 1130s

Virus and Vampire Fleets cause much damage to the infrastructure of Dzagok resulting in deaths, reclamation, and many Privateer ships being infected or destroyed in this Era. Yet, the clone world manages to insulate its network on its own and erect a firewall of communications silence, thus cutting off the supply of its clone scientists, until quarantine protocols imported from Gvurrdon Sector arrive and are implemented by Uosa

Empress Wave: 1155

Because the clones of Dzagok have been insulated for so long against the science of psioncology, there are no Psions on this world at the time of the phenomenon so-called the Empress Wave.

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