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|Germaine/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2019)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
- It lacks adequate resources to expand its economy to a rich status.
- Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
- It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Scotian Deep Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.
- This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
- This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with ground forces.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Primary: Beausoliel, spectral class F6V. ICN S4G0409F6V. Mass 1.28 standard. Stellar diameter 1.326 standard. Luminosity 3.042 standard.
Planetary System: Four major bodies. One inhabited world (Germaine, II). One gas giant. No planetoid belts
II Germaine: Mean orbital radius, 324.46 million kilometers (2.17 AU). Period 1045.1 days (2.86 years). One satellites. Diameter, 15923 kilometers. Density, 1.03 standard. Mass, 1.47 standard. Mean surface gravity, 1. 16G. Rotation period: 21 hours, 41 minutes, 44 seconds. Axial inclination 1°58'41.7". Albedo, 0.24. Surface atmospheric pressure, 22 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 63%; composition, liquid water and water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 20°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
Germaine was colonized at about the same time as Caledon (Reavers' Deep 1815), by an offshoot group disenchanted with the leadership of the Caledonian colony. They settled Germaine, a warm, dense-atmosphere world which offered excellent opportunities to the new colonists.
The Germaine colony turned its back on interstellar travel early and had a hard time during the Long Night. Raiders occasionally harassed the world, causing periodic destruction and needless death. On the whole, though, Germaine remained fairly stable and civilized. The colonists merely had no great urge to look outward, concentrating on improving their own world rather than exploring others. Caledonian traders "discovered" Germaine during the heyday of the commercial expansion of the Principality of Caledon, but Germaine was not particularly interested in offworld trade. In 578, an incident occurred in which a Caledonian merchant, who had insisted on attempting to sell his wares despite official warnings that he did so without government sanction, became involved in a small riot and ended up killing two citizens. He was tried and imprisoned under local law, but not before another vessel took the story to the Principality.
Caledon had been looking for an excuse to force Germaine to accede to the Principality's demands, and used "gunboat diplomacy" - a squadron of naval ships dispatched to Germaine to free the imprisoned merchant and force a trade agreement on the isolationists on the world. Germaine's government had no choice but to accept the Caledonian demands. However, the incident was the beginning of a history of ill-feeling between Caledon and Germaine.
Since that time, Germaine has modernized, building a respectable space navy. The planetary population, along with great strides forward in technology, have made Germaine strong enough to now be able to resist Caledonian threats. There hasn't been any actual warfare, but Germaine has refused to renew the various economic treaties with Caledon, and has been more than willing to offer refuge to members of the Maxwellian party after the defeat of Earl Maxwell (or Prince David V, as he was and is styled by his faction). The current Maxwell heir, who called himself Prince Roger I, remains on Germaine today, and is reputedly planning to exploit tensions within the Principality to attempt a new Maxwellian rebellion.
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