Tarterus (world)

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Tarterus/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0514)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (10 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A2 V K3 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 1
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Tarterus is a ring of many small worldlets (planetoids AKA an "asteroid belt"), not capable of retaining an atmosphere or water, and nonindustrial in nature.

  • These worldlets warrant hazardous environment precautions.
  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • The worldlets require extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector in the Domain of Vland.
  • This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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Binary Solar System[edit]

Tarterus Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Tarterus Primary Primary White A2 V
Tarterus Companion Secondary Orange K3 V

System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background / Dossier[edit]

A non-industrial water world located in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

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

World Starport[edit]

Tarterus has a good quality starport.

  • A Class-B Starport Facility has not very well developed shipyards and is only capable of producing spaceships.
  • 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. Such ports rarely have more than one of each kind of port.

World Technology Level[edit]

Tarterus possesses a Technology Level of TL–14 or TL-E in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, early collectors, and advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Tarterus 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.
  • Tarterus is a member of the Imperium.

World Military[edit]

World Economy[edit]

The Tarterus belt was once an exporter of valuable ores but now, most of the deposits have been worked out. The starport is the only reason that the system is still inhabited. Virtually all the permanent population of twelve-hundred are involved in the running of the facility. The starport is based on (and within) the asteroid Styx, and can hold a population of over twenty times the present level. Most of the excess areas have been closed off, the majority over two hundred years ago. Rumoured to exist within the depths of the starport base is a Timer club, once operated by a defunct company, Future Promise Enterprises. The facility is known to have been operating in 903, prior to the closure of large sections of the base. Records indicate that the 'inhabitants' were meant to be transferred to the neighboring system of Niirkhi but there is no indication that this was ever carried out.

The overall collapse in the economy of the system which had come with the loss of its industrial base saw the system's population fall off dramatically over the last two cen1uries (as noted above). This led to a fall in the law level but has consequentially encouraged the arrival of large numbers of black marketeers (local law enforcement Is virtually absent). Most items restricted by local and Imperial law are found on sale somewhere in the system — if you know the right contacts. Thus the economy has made a recent, if only slight, improvement much welcomed by the remaining business and administration in the remaining asteroid colonies. The activities have come at the expense at business in neighboring systems, who resent the loss of trade end increase in criminal dealings in the region. Repeated representation to the subsector and sector authorities has failed to address the problem. The subsector government cite the reduction In the naval presence in the system which does not have the resources to deal with the Influx of black marketeers.

Trade Data[edit]

This world lies on the Dagudashaag Main.

World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[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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