Spirelle (world)

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Spirelle/Lunion (Spinward Marches 1927)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population8 Moderate (700 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary G7 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 5
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 7847
Army Size (BEs) 2000
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor7Moderate (70 million)
Infrastructure8 Generally available
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 806
GWP (BCr) 2,563
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 5,505
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 595,000
Port employees 1,135
Port passengers (annual) 290,100

Spirelle is a garden world with an environment conducive to most sophonts. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Lunion Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Spirelle, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a baronet, and the feifdoms of a baron, and a viscount. All four are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Spirelle/Lunion (Spinward Marches 1927)
New Era
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 7C4A
Army Size (BEs) 12000
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor8Moderate (300 million)
Infrastructure8 Generally available
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 614
GWP (BCr) 9,962
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 196,942
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 1,700,000
Port employees 41,290
Port passengers (annual) 384,400

Era: New Era

Spirelle is a garden world with an environment conductive to most sophonts. The system has a population over one billion. 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 Regency of Deneb in the Lunion Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world contains a Regency Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

  • Has a large Droyne population.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

Spirelle had a diameter of 11,630 km, standard oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere, 60% surface water, and a warm climate. The most populated parts of Spirelle consists of low-lying swampy islands and small land masses.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The planet has a population of 723 million (of which 95 million are Droyne). The population is governed by a representative democracy, a medium law level, and a tech level of 8. The bulk of the population are easy-going and friendly, dispersed in small cities across the globe. Main sources of income are fish-farming, bulk rice and other damp-condition cereal cultivation, and mineral extraction.

Spirelle was settled around -7000 by the crew of a misjumped Droyne ship from Andor who increased in number until they reached a population of 130 million. By the late 1st Century, the population had remained steady for more than 2000 years. Relations with the various interstellar states that arose around them (the Sindalian Empire, the Old Darrians, the Sacnoth Dominate and the Sword Worlds of the Five States Era) remained remote; the Spirellans were unaggressive, seemed to have no interest in trade, and had no starships of their own despite a tech level of around 10.

This changed in 98 when merchant adventurer Annabel Rorise's ship broke down and had to make an emergency landing on Spirrelle. During the two years she was stuck on the world, she discovered that the Droyne hierarchs were interested in trade, but so slow and cautious that former attempts to establish trade with them had been abandoned before they bore fruit. Keeping this information to herself, she established a monopoly of trade with Spirelle and went on to found a powerful trading company and a merchant family that survive to this day.

Humans have settled in out-of-the-way parts of Spirelle and have slowly grown in number. In the last century or so, they have begun squeezing the Droyne, whose numbers have declined from 130 million to 95 million in that time.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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