|Primary||G5 V M9 V|
|Army size (BEs)||300|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||107|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||960,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||1,000|
Keng had a tainted atmosphere and limited access to surface water, making it poorly suited to sophont habitation. The system has a population in the hundreds of millions, and suited to being a industrial worlds. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Regina Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Keng, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a marquis and a viscount. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.
|Army size (BEs)||300|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||379|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||564,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||100|
Era: New Era
Keng had a tainted atmosphere and limited access to surface water, making it poorly suited to sophont habitation. The system has a population in the hundreds of millions, and suited to being a industrial worlds. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Regina Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Keng's system has two gas giants, one much closer to the primary and one very far out. The system also has Freeport, constructed on a rocky cometary body in the Oort Cloud, about half a light-year from the system’s primary. Freeport is an independent port open to ships of any description, and a home to some 11,000 permanent residents living in habitat tunnels within the Freeport Rock.
Binary Solar System
Keng Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Notes Keng Primary Primary Yellow G5 V Keng Companion Secondary Red M9 V
2405 Keng (Imperial)
Starport: Class I.
Diameter: 1,927 miles (3,100 km).
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen, tainted by high oxygen partial pressure.
Population: 820 milliom.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 5.
World Trade Number: 3.0.
The mainworld has an ecosystem of its own, to which has been added offworld plants and animals from Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) and other worlds. A number of predators are willing and able to take on adult humans.
Keng is an isolated frontier world only a few parsecs away from the Vargr Extents, off the Spinward Main and difficult to reach due to Red Zoned worlds and planets with very poor starports along the way. Those trade ships that come through Keng find little to offer in the markets besides agricultural products. The wood of the famed Keng oak is much sought after for furniture on richer worlds because of its beautiful grain and deep, rich color.
History & Background (Dossier)
In addition to Keng Startown, other major settlements on the mainworld include Kapash, Sumiburg, Kesher, Adur, Pas Town, and Egugur.
- The mainworld was settled several centuries ago. But as the population increased and dispersed, the Tech Level gradually fell as the startup equipment wore out before an indigenous technological base was created. Today the population of Keng is scattered about the planet in central cities built around the original colony sites, with large areas of wilderness in between. Most of the cities are linked by a vast rail network.
- Areas of the planet have hardly been explored or even surveyed from orbit since the days of the first landings centuries ago. The Keng Outbackers who have settled in the wilderness areas are a resourceful and resilient lot who value their weapons greatly.
Non-canon: Located in the Oort Cloud of Keng is a small station about a half a light year from the mainworld named Freeport.
- The station was constructed on a rocky cometary body, has facilities equivalent to an E class starport, and a population of 20,000 people. Freeport was an independent state in its own right in the Antebellum period, probably because of a deal cut with the Imperial government or its megacorporate viceroys, and did not recognize any other authority. That independence became a victim of the Quarantine, and the station received a permanent RQS presence in 1132, though it remains an important stopover point for ships journeying from the Vargr Splinters.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches Campaign (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), .
- Marc Miller. Shadows/Annic Nova (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), . in Article: "Introduction"
- Software: Megatraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 38.
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 83.
- Mongoose Traveller: Spinward Marches
- External Link: Peter Gray
- JTAS Online: Adventures in the Keng System