Vland (world)

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Vland/Vland (Vland 1717)
Milieu 0
B967344-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population3 Low (2 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Classic Era (1115)
A967A9A-F
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
PopulationA High (30 billion)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 0
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Vland is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

This mainworld has been a major trade and cultural center for the core/spinward regions of the Imperium for centuries.

Monostellar System[edit]

Vland Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Vland Primary Primary Yellow-White F8 V Urakkalan


System Data: Vland System[edit]

Vland is notable as the homeworld of the Vilani and former capital of the Vilani Imperium.

  • Its F8 V homestar is known as Urakkalan.
  • The sky from Vland has two notable stars, Deneb at magnitude -4.7 (visible during daylight hours) and Antares at magnitude -1.6.
  • Vland is orbited by three self-sufficient geostationary space habitats that serve as both highports and industrial manufacturing centers. All inbound interstellar traffic must be cleared at one of the highports before it is allowed to proceed to a downport.
  • Vland is also orbited by three natural satellites: innermost Irukka, well-colonized Gashema, and large, distant Kalaguur. The combined illumination provided by these three moons make dark nights virtually unknown. When all three moons are full, the nigh time light level makes outdoor reading possible without artificial aid.
  • Irukka ia barren ball of rock orbiting roughly 170,000 km from Vland. A small corporate mining and fueling station is maintained here, along with a government-operated weather surveillance post. The latter installation coordinates information from thousands of weather satellites circling Vland in geostationary orbits.
  • Gashema is marginally habitable with its thin atmosphere and significant amount of free water. Orbiting Vland at a distance 550,000 km, Gashema supports a thriving colony, a psychohistorical research station, and a military base - The operational headquarters of Vland's COACC.
  • Kalaquur is a large satellite, nearly large enough to be a twin planet. A distant 720,000 km from Vland, Kalaquur is seldom visited. Its atmosphere - rich with sulfur compounds - is poisonous, and the only local settlement is a small corporate mining colony.

Mainworld Data[edit]

  • Vland has an axial tile of 6.32o.
  • Vland has a diameter of 14,850 km and a mass of 1.45 M.
  • Vland has an average density of 1.02 D, producing a surface gravity of 1.15g and a surface atmospheric pressure of 1.00 atm.
  • Vland has a rotational period of 31h 48m 18s and an orbital period of 478.72 standard days.
  • A Vlandian Local Day is called a "Drandir" (lit. "Day-Night") and is about 31.8 hours long.
  • A Vlandian Year is called a "Gurkula" and is 360 drandir in length.
  • Vland is also orbited by three natural satellites. The combined illumination provided by these three moons make dark nights virtually unknown. When all three moons are full, the nigh time light level makes outdoor reading possible without artificial aid.

Vland is a warm world whose equatorial temperatures often reach 40oC or higher, and whose poles rarely drop below -35oC. As a result, most cities are located along coastal stretches in order to take advantage of the cooler ocean breezes.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

  • Vland has two large continents and five smaller ones, in addition to many large islands and archipelagoes.
  • Khii Eshkhima (Vil. "Land of the Gods' Wars") is the largest continent on Vland, and lies mostly in Vland's southern hemisphere. A 2300km stretch of the northwestern coastline is dominated by a chain of rugged mountains and sea cliffs known as the Nedapip Wall. Southeast of this barrier lies the Siigiizuni River (Vil. "River of Heroes"), which runs through Kuragan's Jungle. The western part of the continent is dominated by The Edamar, or inland "Sea of Fables", near which at an oasis by the source of the Siigiizuni River is the Heroes of Vland Planetary Monument, which was constructed along its banks. Over half of the continent's interior is dominated by the steppeland known as the Dikaai desert, most of which in the modern era has been terraformed as an agricultural production region.
  • It was on the Khii Eshkhima continent thousands of years ago that the Ancient automatons engaged in most of their fighting during the Final War.
  • The largest northern continent is named Lugikad, and is heavily urbanized and the site of Vland's two largest cities (the planetary capital of Enlugal, and Ishimaga, the location of the renowned Encyclopedia), as well as two downports. The continent is dominated by the Ashkige mountain range which divides the eastern half of the continent from the west. The Degar (Vil. "Grey") River has its source on the Ashkige, flowing into the sea at the site of the city of Ishimaga.
  • Enlugal is the site of the Imperial Palace of the old Ziru Sirka, now maintained as a museum of the Old Vilani Imperium. Next to the Imperial Palace and housing one of the largest assemblages of information collected in one place is the Imperial Library, the oldest library in continuous operation in all of explored space. It is primarily concerned with the history of Vland, its culture, and the Ziru Sirka.
  • An isolated mountain near the Ashkige range named the Founder's Peak has a kilometer-high bas relief of the First Triumvirate who founded the original Ziru Sirka. The tallest figure of the carving holds five stars in his left hand while two other figures flank him holding up his arms with their own outstretched hands.
  • Lugikad is the original home of the Vilani race.
  • The circumpolar southern continent of Vland is named Shudushkir. Shudushkir is the only landmass on Vland that receives any significant snowfall. Habitation is found primarily on a peninsula that extends into more northerly latitudes.
  • The continent of Alashad is the farthest northern-reaching continent. The northern parts of the continent are barren, cool desert-land, while the southern parts have a large number of parks and residential areas dedicated to vacationers.
  • The continent of Ushirud Kiigi straddles Vland's equator. Ushirud Kiigi's single large city, Arugis, is surrounded by privately-owned middle-class residences.
  • Admegun Lasha (Vil. "Land of the Sky") is a wilderness continent dominated by mountains, hilly forested uplands, and rugged coasts. It is a favorite destination for vacationers and off-worlders seeking outdoor recreational activities. The Admegun Rangers and Admegun Flotilla of the Vilani Wet Navy patrol the interior and coastal region.
  • Irka Ir is half desert and is Vland's smallest continent. Lying far south of Vland's equator, it sports a much more temperate climate than much of the rest of the planet. The continent has two major urban centers surrounded by a sizeable region of semi-urban dwellings.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Sophont (NIL): Vilani[edit]

The Vilani people, a major race of Humaniti originated here and Vland is their homeworld.

Point of Interest: Ancients Final War Location[edit]

It is widely believed that one of the battles of the Ancients Final War was fought on this planet.

  • Treasure seekers often search for artifacts left over from those battles, any of which might contain incredible technologies and untold riches.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Vland is a high-population Imperial world and sector capital, in Vland Subsector of Vland Sector.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Vland, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of four members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Vland 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]

Vland possesses a Technology Level of TL-15 or TL-F in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Vland has an Impersonal Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies which are insulated from the governed.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

History-Era: Rebellion[edit]

Vland is the capital of the so-called Restored Vilani Empire.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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