Silk (world)

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Silk/Sapphyre (Dagudashaag 2440)
Milieu 1116
C554377-9
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population3 Low (7 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary K9 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 3259
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
821-1
Resources8Moderate
Labor2Low (700)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-1Average
Importance -1
Resource Units 14
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Silk supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Sapphyre Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Silk, 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. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Silk Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Silk Primary Primary Orange K9 V


Native Lifeforms: Tao'l Spider[edit]

Silk is primarily know for its exported Tao'l-silk. This brightly colored silk-like cloth is produced already patterned by generically altered three-meter long Tao'l Spiders. Each Tao'l spider has been specifically bred to produce particular patterns. Each spider will produce the same pattern throughout their life. They can produce up to 75 square centimeters square of cloth per day, weaving their single thread with each of their 800 minor legs.

A spider producing a successful pattern can sell for up to MCr2.5, since each spider can lay up to 8,000 eggs during their lifespan, each hatching also producing the same pattern as their mother.

History and background[edit]

The only settlement of Silk is on the edge of the Q'habora Sea with most of the building built over water. This has the city with a network of canals for local transport.

The world is ruled by five ruling clans, collectively know as Lao. Each clan is independent of each other and has absolute power over their indentured servants, and collection of Tao'l spiders, who must rely on their ruling family for everything.

Visitors to Silk should note their is no extraility, and must swear a temporary allegiance to one or another of the Clans in order to buy food, lodgings, or anything else from their host.

Imperial High Nobility[edit]

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

World Starport[edit]

Silk has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Silk possesses a Technology Level of TL-9.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fusion power.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ultra high-speed trains and early grav vehicles.
    • Water: High efficiency sailcraft, multihulled seacraft, improved artificial gears.
    • Air: Tiltrotorcraft, exotic VTOL's, PARWIG, and rocket-assisted suborbitals.
    • Space: SSTO spacecraft, early military spacecraft, and interstellar STL starships
    • FTL: Prototype Jump Drive-1.

World Government[edit]

Silk has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

References and contributors[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