Emerald (world)

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Emerald/Jewell (Spinward Marches 1006)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population5 Moderate (500 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 3
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 3739
Army size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor4Moderate (50 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance 2
Resource Units 336
GWP (BCr) 1
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,890
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 14,780
Port passengers (annual) 3,500

Emerald is an agricultural garden world with a near-ideal, utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to incrementally rise barring outside forces.
  • It is a nonindustrial, pre-rich world still lacking adequate population to expand its economy to a rich status.
  • 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 Third Imperium in the Jewell Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Emerald, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a baronet, and the fiefdom of a baron. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.
Emerald/Jewell (Spinward Marches 1006)
New Era
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population5 Moderate (900 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 373A
Army size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor4Moderate (90 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance 2
Resource Units 1,344
GWP (BCr) 4
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 3,630
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 22,100
Port passengers (annual) 200

Era: New Era

Emerald system has a population between 10 and 100 million sophonts. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Jewell Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world is an Interface world, with a quarantine inspection facility for all ships. This world contains a Regency Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 

Emerald System
Jewell/Spinward Marches 1006
Position Distance Name UWP
Primary 'Lustre' 'M1 V'
0 0.2 AU Emerald B766555-B
1 0.4 AU Phantome Large GG
1 1   * Ring System' YR00000-0
2 2   * Ring System' YR00000-0
3 6   * Mitchell' Y300267-B
4 7   * Ruapehu' Y200000-0
5 9   * Sacrist' Y410000-0
6 10   * Alcharam' Y732000-0
7 25   * Dervish' Y510000-0
8 40   * Minime' YS00000-0
9 45   * Stoly' YS00000-0
2 0.7 AU Planetoid Belt Y000000-0
3 1.0 AU Siishisha Large GG
1 2   * Ring System' YR00000-0
2 5   * Khudalin' YS00000-0
3 40   * Gakhidar' Y100000-0
4 55   * Khuulamdiir' Y401000-0
5 300   * Gamuur' Y320000-0
4 1.6 AU Planetoid Belt Y000000-0
5 2,8 AU Ashakha Small GG
1 7   * Shimgeru' YS00000-0
6 5.2 AU Planetoid Belt Y000000-0
7 10 AU Karaku Small GG
1 1   * Ring System' YR00000-0
8 27.4 AU Chasseur Y100000-0

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Emerald Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Emerald Primary Primary Red M1 V

IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1006 Emerald (Imperial)

Starport: Class IV - Scout Base.

Diameter: 7,025 miles (11,200 km).
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 61%.
Climate: Warm.
Population: 530,000.
Government: Oligarchy (Emerald Development Council).
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.0.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The people of Emerald are, for the most part, third to fifth generation colonists, just beginning to make a fair living off the land they have cleared for farming or raising groats. Those not directly involved in agriculture are employed at the starport facility or in various transport capacities.

  • Beyond the major settlements of Emerald lie a great amount of unclaimed land known as the Outback, open for colonization when practical. A particularly radical movement has begun among some of the settlers of the outback known as the Chukniang, who are adverse to having any new settlements begun on what they consider their territory.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Emerald, 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.

Other Data[edit]

Non-canon: Emerald was settled in 308, by the followers of disgraced Sylean nobleman Aklas Ecannis. Ecannis, the Duke of Ecan (Core 2316), was executed for cowardice in 306, following the Battle of Concorde during the Aslan Border Wars. Stripped of title and privilege, Ecannis' family was permitted to emigrate to the Spinward Marches. By calling in old favours, the newly widowed Eritrea Ecannis was able to secure a charter to settle Jewell. About two hundred family and retainers arrived in late 308, and founded the first settlement at Eritrea.

Although self-sufficient, the colony grew only slowly. Periodically, labourers and craftsmen would be recruited from Jewell and Regina, but settlement remained largely confined to the area around Eritrea. Although a part of the Imperium, Emerald remained unrepresented to the Imperial Court (by decree in 306, no member of the Ecannis family was permitted to hold title). As the imperial presence in the area grew, Emerald began exporting agricultural products to the rapidly growing Jewell (already emerging as a major industrial world).

Nonetheless, contact with offworlders remained confined to the small 'E' class starport at Masand Caldera, and Emerald remained isolationist. The Ecannis family allowed no further settlement, and restricted offworlders to the starport compound. This self-imposed isolation was to be stretched to breaking point as tensions between the Imperium and the Zhodani Consulate rose, and ultimately shattered by the outbreak of the First Frontier War.

From 510 onwards, Imperial Navy fleet elements deployed to the Emerald system from the naval base on Jewell for maneuvers. The Navy established a small service facility in the outer system, although craft did occasionally land on the mainworld. In 540, Grand Admiral Severin Gouden appointed a legate to the small settlement, mainly to coordinate the requisition of foodstuffs, and keep an eye on the politically suspect natives (as early as 460, Imperial Naval Intelligence suspected Zhodani sympathies in the Ecannis family). Emerald's starport was also upgraded to 'D' class, over the protests of the planet's rulers.

With the Zhodani invasion of Imperial space in 591, martial law was declared on Emerald. Members of the Ecannis family thought to be 'unreliable' were interned on Jewell as Imperial forces were pushed back from their original defensive positions. The Zhodani attacked and captured Jewell in 592, and were to remain in possession of the world almost until the war's end.

During the Zhodani occupation, the world was used as a prison camp for partisans captured on Jewell, and the world was forced to endure the presence of large numbers of Zhodani ground troops.

Following Admiral Plankwell's recapture of Jewell in 603, Zhodani forces evacuated Emerald and fled into Consulate space. Imperial troops liberated the world shortly afterwards, but a large garrison was kept in place beyond the war's end. In 606, the Ecannis family was allowed to return to Emerald. Limitations on offworlder-native contact remained, but were increasingly hard to enforce. This was illustrated by the decision of the Ecannis heir, Sar Valain Ecannis to apply for the Imperial Naval Academy in 608. His decision outraged his relatives, but they were powerless to stop him after he received the somewhat unexpected support of the Imperial legate.

Sar Valain went on to distinguish himself in the Second Frontier War, and as a squadron commander for Admiral (later Empress) Arbellatra Akhalikoi during the later stages of the Civil War. Sar Valain returned to Emerald in 626, as the new Imperial legate, and was instrumental in persuading the Ecannis family to restrict the most stringent of their isolationist practises. On becoming head of the Ecannis family in 630, Empress Arbellatra rescinded the decrees against the Ecannis family issued by Empress Porphyria in 306, and Sar Valain was named Baron Emerald. The office of Imperial legate to Emerald was dissolved.

Sar Valain's descendants concentrated on developing Emerald's export economy. Large tracts of land were cultivated, using increasingly sophisticated agrotechnology. By 900, Emerald was supplying large amounts of grain to Jewell, despite its small population. The starport facilities were progressively upgraded to their current capabilities as the Imperial (and later Regency) Navy increased its presence in the system. This pattern has been uninterrupted since, despite occupation by the Zhodani in the Third and Fifth Frontier Wars.

History-Era: Rebellion[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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