Falcon (TR 2725) (world)

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Falcon/The Borderland (Trojan Reach 2725)
Classic Era (1115)
A558448-D
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population4 Moderate (40 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F6 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 5
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Falcon (Bo 2725) is a pre-agricultural and nonindustrial world lacking adequate development for its economy to become prosperous.

  • 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.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the The Borderland Subsector of Trojan Reach Sector.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Falcon is the mainworld of a system with five gas giants and five other terrestrial worlds.

  • It is often listed in navigational databases as a ‘hollowed-out asteroid’, an error which is understandable given the circumstances of the world and its people.

Monostellar System[edit]

Falcon (TR 2725) Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Falcon (TR 2725) Primary Yellow-White F6 V


System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Falcon possesses both a conventional mainworld and a hollowed-out asteroid for a moon. [2]

Falcon, proper, is in fact a wet world, smallish and with a thin atmosphere. Whilst not a Terra-Prime candidate, it was certainly inviting for colonists, and was chosen for a large-scale development operation during the Solomani settlement of the region. This proved to be a fatal mistake – literally – for most of the population. Falcon’s ecosphere contains a number of compounds which are subtly toxic to unadapted humans. The adaptation process requires lengthy exposure and often proves fatal.

  • Those who do adapt to the world’s toxins become dependent upon them. It is possible for someone from Falcon to be deprived of these substances for a few weeks without coming to harm, but sooner or later they will become sick and begin to deteriorate. The process can be slowed or almost permanently deferred by creating an artificial environment where these substances are available but this requires significant investment in technology and equipment.
  • Once deterioration has begun the only way to halt it is to go home to Falcon and stay there for an extended period. Even this will not always reverse the process – even a short time outside Falcon’s unique environment can start a process that resists all attempts to halt it. Most inhabitants of the world choose not to leave. The population stays low due to the fact that even among people acclimatised to local conditions by many years of exposure may have children who are not, and whose bodies cannot survive the toxic environment long enough to learn to withstand it. To avoid this tragedy, the people of Falcon practice strict population control and provide what may be the most intensive system of pre-natal medical support in the sector. [3]

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Falcon, also known as Falkenberg, is a non-aligned world located in the The Borderland Subsector of the Trojan Reach.

World Starport[edit]

Falcon (TR 2725) has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.
  • Falcon Highport is a hollowed-out asteroid, crewed mainly by workers from other systems. There is an enclave of Falcon locals, who usually wear encounter suits to avoid contaminating visitors when interacting with them. Small doses of Falcon’s unusual contaminants are unlikely to cause any harm, but it might affect offworld trade if anyone were to be made ill by a visit. Since offworlders almost never visit Falcon itself and its people rarely leave, the highport is widely considered to effectively be Falcon. Indeed, some databases claim that Falcon is ‘a hollowed-out asteroid’ and make no mention of the inviting but deadly planet it orbits.
  • The port is owned and operated by GeDeCo, which also maintains a local-operations administrative centre. This, among other functions, controls the operations of GeDeCo assets on neighbouring Sperle, which in turn more or less own the government. The misconception has arisen that Falcon maintains Sperle as a colony, whereas in fact the situation is that GeDeCo more or less controls Sperle from a location which is usually thought of as being Falcon.
  • Falcon’s port sees a fair amount of in-cluster traffic, with a considerable amount of commerce going on in its auction halls. A portion of the revenue thus earned goes to the government of Falcon, but the lion’s share is taken by GeDeCo, which also provides for local-orbit defence and security on the station. GeDeCo’s personnel have no jurisdiction on-planet and never go there. [3]

World Technology Level[edit]

Falcon (TR 2725) possesses a Technology Level of TL–13 or TL-D in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Holovideo recorders.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, prototype collectors, advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Falcon (TR 2725) has a Representative Democracy government.

  • It is a government by elected representatives.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Republic.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State .
  • The Falcon government also controls the nearby world of Sperle (2824).
  • GeDeCo has an administrative centre in the non-native section of Falcon, which handles the dealings of the corportation's assets on Sperle. This has led to a widespread belief that Falcon controls Sperle, whereas the truth is that Falcon is effectvely controlled FROM holdings on Falcon. [3]

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

Falcon is a hollowed-out asteroid, dating back to the Solomani wave of colonisation. The natives of Falcon practice strict population-control, to avoid overtaxing the carrying capacity of their world. Over many generations, they have become dependent on Falcon’s precise mix of bacteria and germs, and must wear encounter suits when travelling beyond their home. Obviously, visitors are not allowed to interact directly with the Falcon environment – a small section of the asteroid is set aside for them. [4]

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 An unpublished factoid written by Martin Dougherty
  4. Gareth Hanrahan. The Pirates of Drinax (Mongoose Publishing, 2011), TBD.