Ilium (SM 0426) (world)
|Primary||G3 V M8 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||150|
|World Trade Number||5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||55,985|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||360,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||111,200|
Ilium is a moderate population world, too many sophonts to be an agricultural world but not enough to be an industrial world. It is a member of Darrian Confederation in the Darrian Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.
- This world has a nearby Naval Base for support of military starships.
- This world supports a Military Base for military ground forces. 100% of the world's population is the Minor Race, Minor Human Race Daryen.
- The Te-Zlodh name for this world is Yelim, which means "pioneer."
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Ilium, except for its sulphuric taint, seems like a perfect Darrian planet with its warm, thin atmosphere and productive agriculture. This is because the pre-Maghiz Darrians terraformed its atmosphere by seeding bacteria and plants for decades before human colonists settled permanently. The sulphur was a by-product of their efforts to make the planetary crust out-gas more efficiently.
Binary Solar System
Ilium Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Ilium Primary Primary Yellow G3 V Ilium Companion Secondary Red M8 V
History & Background (Dossier)
Ilium is a Darrian Confederation world located in the Darrian Group in Darrian Subsector of the Spinward Marches. Ilium survived the isolated centuries fairly well, but remained at a very low tech level. Its inhabitants had gradually developed to about TL-8 when they were recontacted from Mire (Spinward Marches 0527). Today Ilium is a major naval base.
"Iilium" is Te-Zlodh for "pioneer." The world was terraformed by pre-Maghiz Darrians to increase the world’s surface atmospheric pressure, and a slight, still extant sulfuric taint is evidence of those efforts. Iilium was settled for its extensive mineral resources, and to provide additional agricultural resources for the homeworld and the other colonies.
The world was isolated by the Maghiz, and was lucky enough that most of the terraformation process was complete when the EM wave from Tarnis arrived, so there was no loss of life due to the planets un-inhabitability. By the time the world was recontacted by Mire, it had developed extensive agricultural regions, and the world was instrumental in aiding the recovery of the Confederation through its export of cheap foodstuffs.
Iilium is dominated by a small council of industrial landlords, mostly corporate executives that control most of the planets industry and agricultural land. The world's law level is pretty low, and the council doesn't govern much beyond guaranteeing its monopoly over the planets economic base. Below these lords, a complicated pyramid of local suzerains and chieftains handle administrative affairs, seeing to the needs of the common citizens with only some outside support.
The world is only a few decades away from becoming an industrial world in its own right. The local government has encouraged this growth through careful investment, and occasional invitations to outside companies to set up plant and join the governing council.
Since the Collapse a number of outside firms have had this honor extended to them: Ling-Standard Products, General Products, Prynde Metals, Grand Design, Oberlindes Lines and Spinakker. Iilium has also become very heavily concentrated in the manufacture of TL 9-11 vehicles and transportation components, and heavy military products as well. The government hopes to intensify this activity by increasing the local technological base to construct the higher TL goods that are in more demand within the Confederation and the Regency.
A number of obstacles have arisen to upset these plans. Several ecological groups have objected to the scope of these plans, and they have a significant base of support among the locals who fear that the planet will become an industrial eyesore. On the opposite side, the industrial expansion has tested the councils control over the planet, as development and increasing prosperity has brought in groups of outsiders, from company execs to the new and growing middle class, which has challenged the council’s tightfisted control over life on the planet.
References & Contributors / Sources
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- Marc W. Miller, Robert Parker, Nancy Parker, Matt Renner. Darrians (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 22,32.Pete Nash. Darrians (Mongoose Publishing, 2010), 22,32.
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 44.
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 47.
- External Link: BARD-OPAL 9314 - Peter Gray
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science