|Tsanesi/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1711)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
Tsanesi is a poor, nonindustrial world.
- As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
- This world has few prospects for economic development.
- It is a Client State of the Principality of Caledon located in the Scotian Deep Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.
- This is the homeworld of the Yn-tsai sophontic species, a minor race .
Remarks: Tsanesi is one of two worlds in the Caledon Subsector inhabited by a nonhuman sophont race.
A Caledonian research outpost is maintained on Tsanesi (as well as a sizable naval forward operating base one one of the system's satellites), and the world is officially listed as a Protectorate of the Principality of Caledon. Scientists continue to study the Yn-tsai in hopes of learning the secret of their origins and the explanation for certain odd facets of their culture, such as their incongruous pacifism.
Currently accepted theories hold that the Yn-tsai are descended from a slave race under the dominion of the mysterious Saie, but their origins remain a major puzzle. A few scientists maintain them to be another race transplanted by the Ancients, but evidence is against this.
Primary: Nsenta, spectral class F7 V. ICN S4G0101F7V. Mass 1.196 standard. Stellar diameter 1.252 standard. Luminosity 2.584 standard.
Planetary System: Nine major bodies. One inhabited world (Tsanesi IV). No gas giants. No planetoid belts.
IV Tsanesi: Mean orbital radius 305.18 million kilometers (2.04 AU). Period 973.1 days (2.66 years). Two satellites. Diameter 10251 kilometers. Density .99 standard. Mass .418 standard. Mean surface gravity .74 G. Rotation period: 30 hours, 59 minutes, 28 seconds. Axial inclination 4°39'56.7". Albedo .23. Surface atmospheric pressure .43 atm. Composition standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable by humans without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage 33%; composition water and water-ice. Mean surface temperature -5°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
When first contacted, the Yn-tsai were an enigma to human explorers. They do not fit into the pattern of life on Tsanesi and could not have evolved on the planet. The first explorers found them to be a peaceful (indeed, a pacifistic) culture - odd for descendents of carnivores. They had a tech level 3 culture and a feudal society. Most noticeable of all was the fact that the Yn-tsai were terrified of "strangers beyond the sky", and regarded the first off-world visitors to their world with a mixture of fear, suspicion, and awe. Caledonian merchants, scientists, and explorers gradually won a grudging acceptance on Tsanesi, but the Yn-tsai remain reclusive, somewhat xenophobic, and few in numbers. Their technology has increased over the centuries, but they still show a definite desire to avoid those elements of technology devoted to warfare or to space travel.