Vincennes (De 1122) (world)

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Vincennes/Vincennes (Deneb 1122)
Milieu 1116
A899AA6-G
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelG High Stellar (terraforming)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary G1 V K7 V K1 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 9E4F
Army size (BEs) 5000
Economic Details
Technology Level 16
Economic Extension
G9G+3
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor9High (1 billion)
InfrastructureG Very comprehensive
Efficiency+3Improved
Importance 4
Resource Units 6,912
GWP (BCr) 341,600
World Trade Number 6.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 693,567
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 12,000,000
Port employees 124,780
Port passengers (annual) 986,200

Vincennes is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. The world serves as the capital for the subsector. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Vincennes Subsector of Deneb Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Vincennes, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a count and the Subsector duke. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.

Vincennes/Vincennes (Deneb 1122)
New Era
A899AA6-G
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelG High Stellar (terraforming)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension BE6F
Army size (BEs) 5000
Economic Details
Technology Level 16
Economic Extension
G9G-1
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor9High (1 billion)
InfrastructureG Very comprehensive
Efficiency-1Average
Importance 4
Resource Units 2,074
GWP (BCr) 341,600
World Trade Number 6.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 656,631
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 12,000,000
Port employees 75,550
Port passengers (annual) 107,000

Era: New Era

Vincennes is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. The world serves as the capital for the subsector. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Vincennes Subsector of Deneb Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Vincennes is the technological jewel of Deneb and one of the single most powerful worlds in the Imperium, wielding twice the economic, industrial and military strength of the next most powerful world in the sector, Starn (Deneb 1417).

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Vincennes Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Undraczech Primary Yellow G1 V
Ember Secondary Orange K7 V Close companion
Cuazhirniim Tertiary Orange K1 V Paven subsystem. Far companion


System Data[edit]

Vincennes is a trinary (three-star) solar system. Vincennes orbits Ember, the close companion of the system primary, Undraczech. Because of the proximity of the two stars to one another, Vincennes’ orbit takes it almost directly between Ember and Undraczech. Cuazhirniim is itself the primary of the Paven subsystem, which includes the agricultural world Paven, producer of most of Vincennes' food.

Mainworld Data[edit]

It is a Nexus World.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Vincennes is one of the only TL–16 worlds in the Imperium and is a major economic, political and communications hub.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Vincennes (De 1122), as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Vincennes (De 1122) 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.

World Technology Level[edit]

Vincennes (De 1122) possesses a Technology Level of TL–16 or TL-G in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Personal holovideo and personal meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, collectors, and advanced Fusion+.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Vincennes (De 1122) has a Charismatic Dictator government.

  • It is a government by a single leader enjoying the confidence of the citizens.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Popular Autocracy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is an Empire.

World Law Level[edit]

No information yet available.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Vincennes exports high-tech products throughout the astrographic region.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

The majority of Vincennes’ population lives in undersea settlements that are primarily concerned with mining and industrial production.

The Shoal Ocean Metroplexes[edit]

No information yet available.

The Grav Cities[edit]

No information yet available.

The Space Cities[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

  • In 1092 the station was placed under Imperial Navy jurisdiction and declared off-limits to unauthorized traffic.
  • Solomani exiles attempted to settle Vincennes around -1700, but the settlement ultimately failed. The world was re-colonized in 120, and particular challenges in the atmosphere encouraged technological innovations, establishing Vincennes early as a fast-developing world on the frontier.
  • Vincennes was made the subsector capital in 243, when District 192 was integrated into the Imperium as Vincennes subsector.
  • In 617 Vincennes reached TL–14, and by 800 had reached TL–15.
  • Wood Station, a research laboratory in the Vincennes planetoid belt, was established in 920 to monitor gravitic waves in the belt.
  • By 1090, Vincennes had reached TL–16 and today produces small numbers of improved equipment.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

Other Data[edit]

The Collapse, and to a more critical extent the Rape of Trin severely impacted Vincennes. One of the most advanced worlds in the former Third Imperium, and one of its most storied, suddenly faced the fact that its raison d'etre, technological advancement, could possibly doom it and the rest of the Regency. In the massive backlash against automated technologies in the wake of the Rape, Vincennes went from being most favored to being most ambivalent, and in some quarters of Regency society, most reviled.

Once the unthinkable happens, nothing is unthinkable anymore. Its position in the spotlight now made it an easy target for both Virus and the disdain of technophobes after the embers of Trin began to cool. For Vincennes that meant having to reexamine virtually every aspect of its society and its attitudes towards the remainder of the Regency. What once was the Emerald City, with its homebody, luxury loving population, now had to turn itself inside out to educate, elevate and emancipate its fellow citizens across the Regency. This wasn't purely altruism; the new bureaucratic government installed in the 1140s recognised that the only means of their world's survival was to create reciprocal relationships with more downtrodden worlds. With technological development impeded by the "cap" imposed by the First Regent, helping improve local living conditions and technology of as many worlds as possible would mean the cap would eventually be lifted, and the synergistic benefits of cooperation with these offworld parties would make it even easier for Vincennes to remain competitive.

The world constructed five of the largest and most prestigious universities as a result, the "Golden Ring" schools, which attract the best and brightest from across the Regency to learn cutting edge science and technology, economics and public service, psionics and interstellar relations. Two of these, Golden Gate and Golden Horn, are placed in orbit near Vincennes two highports, and are given over mostly to offworld students. The other three, Golden Harvest, Golden Sun and Golden Dragon are all built near the worlds three major metroplexes. The Regence University of Vincennes is also a major supporter of educational dissemination as well. With the aid of these universities, Vincennes was quickly able to repair the damage done to its technological abilities by the Viral threat, and spur continuing innovation that will allow a rapid transition to TL-17 when that day comes.

Vincennes demographic geography has been heavily altered since the Rape of Trin.

Most of its grav cities are now primarily industrial or support facilities that produce vital goods year round for export offworld.

Its ocean metroplexes, located in the region known simply as the Shoal, now contain a greater percentage of the population than they did in the past. The Kehmed and Willis metroplexes are the largest population centers, but Markel, Burke and the new Moses metroplexes are just as vital and important. New smaller metroplexes are being constructed on the continental shelves on the Shoal's eastern margin, as new deepwater technologies open up previously unexploited areas of the seafloor.

Vincennes' reliance upon Paven for imported foodstuffs has diminished as the population has grown. The vulnerability of these shipments compelled the local communities to develop alternative agriculture, in many cases either grown on gravitic platforms, or in orbit on massive space stations. The possibilities offered by genetic engineering and biorganic constructs has also influenced local life support system design: Hydroponics and specially engineered aquatic plants are used by many surface and underwater installations as backup life support systems, and are the basis of several new research ventures into biorganic machinery and systems.

Vincennes decentralized government has diminished in the face of Virus and the Representational Reforms. The hated Vincennes Trade and Commerce Commission (VTCC) has had its influence overshadowed by a new civil service bureaucratic government instituted by the Duke of Vincennes in 1141. A new popular assembly was created during the Representational Reforms, led by several new political parties formed by an increasingly mobile middle and working classes.

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