Lydia (world)

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Lydia/Glisten (Spinward Marches 1733)
Milieu 1116
E310430-7
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (90 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M4 III M0 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1112
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
631-5
Resources6Few
Labor3Low (9 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 9
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Lydia has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Glisten Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Lydia, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.

Lydia/Glisten (Spinward Marches 1733)
New Era
E310430-7
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (60 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1112
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
631-4
Resources6Few
Labor3Low (6 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 11
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Era: New Era

Lydia has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Glisten Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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Binary Solar System[edit]

Lydia Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Lydia Primary Primary Red M4 III None
Lydia Companion Secondary Red M0 V None


System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Mainworld Map[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

The largest living thing on the surface is the Akenplant, a cactus like growth surviving on the surface. The roots of the Akenplant can split rocks to enable the plant to survive in unlikely places, a trait exploited by the locals. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The whole population of Lydia live in a single natural cavern, surviving on hand-made life support machinery. TL–6 is barely sufficient to maintain the colony domes in the trace atmosphere. [3]

Formerly a mining colony founded to exploit massive quantities of silver, it has been on the decline since the silver gave out around 1020. ConTech closed the starport in 1035, and most of the population emigrated. The remainder are expert garbage pickers--a fair amount of useful salvage at TL–12 remains from the mining operation, enough that free traders occasionally call to pick up the junk.

Imperial High (Landed Nobility)[edit]

Lydia, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Lydia has a frontier quality starport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Lydia possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.

World Government[edit]

Lydia has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World Law Level[edit]

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World Military[edit]

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World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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World Language/s[edit]

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Urbanization[edit]

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World Infrastructure[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com
  2. Martin DoughertyNeil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 95.
  3. Martin DoughertyNeil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 95.