Rech (world)

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Rech/Lanth (Spinward Marches 2112)
Milieu 1116
D9957AA-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (50 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 15
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 9678
Army size (BEs) 30
Economic Details
Technology Level 6
Economic Extension
966+1
Resources9Moderate
Labor6Moderate (5 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency+1Average
Importance -1
Resource Units 324
GWP (BCr) 53
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 170
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 60,000
Port employees 15
Port passengers (annual) 1,500

Rech is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions. 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 Lanth Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Rech , as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a baron and a marquis. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.

Rech/Lanth (Spinward Marches 2112)
New Era
C9957AA-7
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 9675
Army size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
966-2
Resources9Moderate
Labor6Moderate (7 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency-2Fair
Importance 0
Resource Units 259
GWP (BCr) 80
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,950
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 56,400
Port employees 230
Port passengers (annual) 5,200

Era: New Era

Rech is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Lanth Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Rech is a world with vast flatlands, known for its smoked meats and fine leathers. The turbulent atmosphere spawns tornadoes on a regular basis, and the high oxygen content is poisonous to humans and poses a severe fire hazard.

Monostellar System[edit]

Rech Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Notes
Rech Primary Primary Red M0 V


IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2112 Rech (Imperial)

Starport: Class II.

Diameter: 8,690 miles (13,900 km).
Atmosphere: Dense oxygen-nitrogen, with dangerously high oxygen partial pressure.
Hydrographics: 52%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 51 million.
Government: Charismatic dictatorship.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 6.
World Trade Number: 3.5.


Proposed X-Boat Station[edit]

Prior to the Fifth Frontier War, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service expressed interest in establishing an X-Boat link from Rhylanor (Spinward Marches 2716) to Rech to Dinomn (Spinward Marches 1912) and therefore on to Regina (Spinward Marches 1705). Rech lies two jump-4 jumps away from Rhylanor (Spinward Marches 2716) on a likely path toward Regina (Spinward Marches 1910), making it a candidate for the new X-Boat stop. Rech falls along the jump-2 path from Tureded (Spinward Marches 2414) to Dinomn (Spinward Marches 1912), and Rech's neighbor at Wypoc (Spinward Marches 2011) is Amber-rated so possibly not a preferred stop.

System Data[edit]

According to the Second Survey, Rech has an important index (Ix) of -1, an extended economic rating of 966-1 (9 Resources, 6 Labor, 6 Infrastructure, -1 Efficiency), an extended cultural index of 9678 (9 Homogeneity, 6 Acceptance, 7 Strangeness, 8 Symbols), a Nobility index of BCD (Knight, Baron, Marquis), 15 worlds (6?) in the system, and -378 Resource Units (RU).

Sterlock System Data[edit]

Non-canon:

  • Jonathan Sterlock has detailed Rech's main planet and a prison ice world for MegaTraveller. This includes astrography, a world map, and information on Rech's history, culture, government, military, technology, terraforming, economy, and trade and commerce. It also gives rules for generating MegaTraveller characters with Rech backgrounds, ground and air vehicle write-ups, and a short adventure.
  • Across the Spinward Main is a home campaign that visits Rech and includes a continent map and some play logs that mention the Marquis Rech.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Rech is an Imperial agricultural, pre-industrial world in Lanth Subsector of the Spinward Marches. In addition to Rech Startown, other major settlements include Aaski and Blake's Town.

Rech has a decent highport, and a serviceable downport, but due to the harsh atmospheric conditions, ships must have special permits (and a special streamlining configuration) to land on the planet. Most of Rech Startown consists of subterranean starship berths accessible by elevator. (Starport plans are available in GURPS Traveller: Starports.)

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

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