Souo (world)

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Souo/Engakhs (Knoellighz 1020)
Milieu 1116
A6B1423-C
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
AtmosphereB Exotic (corrosive)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M6 V D
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 552C
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
C37+4
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor3Low (3 thousand)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Efficiency+4Advanced
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 1
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 44
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 2
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 5
Port passengers (annual) 0

Souo has an exotic, corrosive, or insidious atmosphere with a small percentage of liquid, but not water, on the surface. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. The world has a colony on Vanthoskaedhokhsig (Knoellighz 1119). The world serves as the capital for the subsector. It is a Vargr dominated Non-Aligned world in the Engakhs Subsector of Knoellighz Sector.

  • This system hosts a Naval Base for support of military starships.

  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

If the so-called Bridge of Destiny is the primary point of contact with the Crystal Wall of Knoellighz between the Vargr and the Zhodani Consulate in Knoellighz Sector, then Non-Aligned Souo (Knoellighz 1020) A6B1423-C Cp Fl Ht Ni is the quieter, younger brother to such successful contact with the enigmatic Humaniti there.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Souo Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Souo Primary Primary Red M6 V
Souo Companion Secondary White Dwarf D


System Data[edit]

In-system Souo features one Gas Giant named Focus for its milky white coloration. Vessels fuel here under the watchful eye of the naval assets patrolling. Also regulated is the three planetoid belts which innumerable, large post-planet fragments can be found drifting among typical asteroids. Surveyors estimate that less than 500,000 years ago a stable planet just beyond the Green Habitable Zone orbited the primary solar body. The arrival of a White Dwarf is suspected of ripping this planet apart with its tight gravity when it was captured around the same time. Prospectors focus on this shattered planet’s major fragments for minerals. Scientist teams often ride alongside to study the finds for answers to the mystery.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Souo’s Corrosive atmosphere must be cleansed of dangerous chemicals and filtered intensely before becoming breathable. This is through the careful planning and consultation with nearby think-tanks of Serue. Yet, this same atmosphere in addition to its Fluid Hydrographic allows for harvest of a plethora of chemicals, solvents and cleaners that are a majority of the Non-Industrial world’s exported goods.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Souo, due to its channeling properties between the Zhodani Consulate and the Non-Aligned Vargr worlds has accepted a de facto subsector Capital (Cp) status and this is another source of the self-esteem and Charisma the neutral world hopes maintain in the face of the Ascendancy Pact expanding their direction.

World Starport[edit]

Souo has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.
  • Located directly adjacent to Zhodani space, the local A-rated Highport is capable of servicing both Zhodani and Vargr hulls. It is at the extraterritorial Highport in high orbit that the lion’s share of trade occurs. Often it is a fast and furious exchange and negotiations can seem chaotic to the casual observer. It is here that the un-initiated Zhodani can get a first taste of Vargr Charisma at work in economics.

Souo does regulate the travel to the B-rated Downport due to the high winds and obscuring, cumulonimbus storm clouds that are dangerous to standard hulls and streamlined hulls alike. The Downport can request teams, systems and spare parts and thus upgrade in a pinch to A-rating but for cost of doing so in the short term. Such special request costs are redirected at the vessel needing such services.

World Technology Level[edit]

Souo possesses a Technology Level of TL–12 or TL-C in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Souo has a Participatory Democracy government.

  • It is a government by advice and consent of the citizen.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Democracy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State.
  • The participating democracy Government was made possible by the High Technology also provided by Serue, allowing all citizens to have a direct say, debate policy and vote on issues through a secure system computer network that is monitored by cyber security funded by taxes and export of repeatedly updated software to other worlds with sufficient technology. This de-centralized but direct democracy seems to satisfy the Vargr mindset, allowing Charismatic individuals to publish their ideas and leadership on the local net and garner support.

It is the above Government that has satisfied Vargr mentality that is to the credit of the low Law rating, the mains of such are based on safety for all. This too is supported by the dangerous conditions of the mainworld and the practices of their technology benefactor, again Serue. Miscreants can expect quick deportation rather than imprisonment on Souo.

World Military[edit]

The Naval Base is located also in high orbit, Trojan to the Highport in position. It services local defenses and naval vessels loaned to Seure during summits and technological expo events. Piracy and privateering from Non-aligned worlds and the Democracy of Greats requires patrols of the Jump-2 neighborhood, something the community values greatly and encourages the Zhodani to continue their contact with Serue through Souo.

World Economy[edit]

It is at Souo (SAW-ow) that enables thoroughfare of the Zhodani to points beyond, namely Serue (Knoellighz 1221) for summits and other interracial trade. This is the only other inlet where the Vargr of Knoellighz can assuredly hold the upper hand in all negotiations with the psionic Intendants and Nobles and not generally feel as if they are being manipulated. Yet trade occurs and benefits not only Zditviapl and Izsiqrl (Knoellighz 0918 and 0921 respectively) but elevates the clout and Charisma of Souo and nearby Serue as facilitators to civil exchange where polities such as the Democracy of Greats and the Ascendancy Pact still level a straight arm towards the Crystal Wall.

Partially due to its proximity to Serue, Souo avoided a Failing or Doomed rating, enjoying a Tech Level of C (12) and allowing the initial colonization to flourish and stabilize enough to entice contact from the Zhodani in the Engakhs Subsector.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

One social quirk that has taken root from both Serue and the adjacent Zhodani Consulate is the tendency for Honorable dealings and socialization. Though a majority of the populace is not psionic, deception, lying and dishonorable dealings have become moot, especially when face to face with Zhodani merchants, Proles, Intendants and Nobles alike. Truth begets more truth and the survival needs of Souo, Zditviapl, Izsiqrl, Serue and other nearby worlds are all shared and understood. Visitors from other polities are often taken aback by the honesty of the locals. A Vargr here will remain silent, withholding their words, rather than be seen as dishonorable. Outright lying can get a visitor blacklisted. It is this adaptation that has attracted the Zhodani Consulate to this opening in the Crystal Wall of Knoellighz.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

Virus Era: 1130s Souo must, in hopes of maintaining a margin of survival, adopt the quarantine policies fed to them through the Zhodani Consulate during this era. Vampire Fleets rebuffed by Serue try their hand in Souo. They are met by both the Vargr and the Zhodani in concerted bulwark just outside the Crystal Wall of Knoellighz.

Empress Wave: 1139 It is this year that the Zhodani Consulate must rely on their Proles to maintain relations with the Vargr in Engakhs Subsector, straining relations assumed to be displeasure of the Zhodani with the Vargr and leaving many seeking answers.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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