Fau (world)

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Fau/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0217)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population7 Moderate (30 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary K5 V M7 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6949
Army size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (3 million)
InfrastructureB Very extensive
Importance 2
Resource Units 594
GWP (BCr) 70
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 6,685
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 30,000
Port employees 16,765
Port passengers (annual) 24,100

Fau has a very thin, tainted atmosphere and a minimal available surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 100 million sophonts. The governance of this world is from Adaskaglu (Dagudashaag 0320). It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Fau, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. 100% of the world's population is the Minor Human Race Ziadd. During the Long Night this world was named Nishi.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Fau Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Fau Primary Primary Orange K5 V
Fau Companion Secondary Red M7 V

History and background[edit]

Fau is a viable Ziadd colony thanks primarily to the support and assistance given by S'mrii during the initial re-colonization. As a result most Ziadd consider the S'mrii close allies and friends, a feeling that is not returned. Fau is primarily known for its war memorials, seafood delicacies, and very active anti-universalist press.

Fau was initially colonized by Ziadd during the Rule of Man and remained a stable if small colony until -692. Then, during the period of expansion by the Ushran Empire, missionaries from the Universal Church of God arrived and started to try and convert the colonists. Unfortunately under Canon law Ziadd are not considered 'true' humans but 'artificial' and therefore are not considered to possess a soul. When informed by the missionaries that they would have to reconcile themselves to being second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God the Ziadd colonists grew extremely angry and apparently killed them.

In response the Universal Church retaliated by forming what Pope Innocent XXI was, centuries later, to describe as an 'unholy' alliance with the Ushran's to attack Ziadd colonies. Within months the Ziadd colony at Fau was crushed under the military heel of the Ushran Empire. The few survivors colonists were enslaved. A Dominican mission was established on Fau to enforce the will of God upon the savages. A task the order of warrior priests accepted with relish.

In -672 the Ushran's gave orders to pull out. The full horror of the occupation will probably never be known but a S'mrii ship visiting the planet a mere six months after discovered the streets filled with decaying and mutilated corpses. Less than twenty-one colonists survived out of an initial population of one hundred and twenty thousand. Unfortunately the survivors were so badly traumatized by their experiences that they were never able to give a full account of what happened. The Church blamed the incident on the Ushran troops and the Empire blamed the 'missionary' zeal of the Universal Churches' House of Inquisition.

References and contributors[edit]

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