Wonstar (world)

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Wonstar/Five Sisters (Spinward Marches 0538)
Milieu 1116
B555741-7
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (90 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 5
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 3813
Army size (BEs) 200
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
969-3
Resources9Moderate
Labor6Moderate (9 million)
Infrastructure9 Extensive
Efficiency-3Poor
Importance 1
Resource Units 340
GWP (BCr) 154
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 910
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 76,500
Port employees 5,310
Port passengers (annual) 6,000

Wonstar is an agricultural world.

Wonstar/Five Sisters (Spinward Marches 0538)
New Era
B555741-9
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (90 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 381C
Army size (BEs) 150
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
A69-2
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor6Moderate (9 million)
Infrastructure9 Extensive
Efficiency-2Fair
Importance 2
Resource Units 432
GWP (BCr) 342
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 8,956
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 66,300
Port employees 2,985
Port passengers (annual) 43,500

Era: New Era

Wonstar is an agricultural world.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Wonstar Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Wonstar Primary Primary Red M0 V


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

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

Other Data[edit]

Wonstar is a relatively cool mid-tech agricultural planet at the very Spinward end of the Spinward Main. The site of an Imperial Naval Base, the local democracy has an extremely liberal (ie) lax attitude to gun and weapon control. Because of this and the ambivalent local attitudes to offworlders, TAS has declared Wonstar an Amber Zone. Despite this, there are still agricultural cargos to be exported and machinery to be imported. The Imperial Naval Base, which is located on Imperial land near the equator adjacent to the B class starport, also has need for non-sensitive cargo transport from time to time, making Wonstar a world which a free trader can make a living from.

The 208th Fleet has the following forces normally stationed in the Wonstar system:

  • The 19th Strike Carrier Task Group (1 50,000 ton Strike Carrier, 3 3000 ton Fleet Destroyers)
  • The 86th Heavy CruRon (3 75,000 ton Heavy Cruisers, 1 5000 ton Fleet Escort, 2 300 ton Close Escorts)
  • The 191st and 204th EscortRon (each 4 1000 ton Destroyer Escorts)
  • The 149th Patrol Flotilla (8 300 ton Close Escorts)

In addition the Imperial Marines has three complete regiments of troops stationed at the Naval Base. The Navy maintains a number of specialist support craft, small craft, System Defense Boats, refueling tankers, transports and scout-couriers at the Naval Base.

All this heavy metal requires a considerable logistical operation to keep it all supplied, and the Navy occasionally uses armed Imperial merchantmen to transport priority cargoes when Navy transports are unavailable.

Mileu: New Era[edit]

Wonstar was settled around 650 by one of two groups of colonists intent upon putting the Imperial mainstream as far behind them as possible. They desired for a simpler life freed from the rigid control and constrained horizons of industrial and urban society, a life of getting back to the land and working it for personal and communal betterment. One group made its way to Wonstar, and the other settled on Karin. Both experienced similar results, as their "live free or die" ideology prompted them to put aside "confining" concepts such as the rule of law and the role of the courts in favor for old fashioned frontier violence. Karin actually degenerated into anarchy, prompting the Imperial Navy to occupy and administer the world to protect the naval base and retain Imperial control, and maybe prevent the violence.

Wonstar was equally contentious, the result of bloody feuds between rival families that controlled much of the worlds economic base. Low law levels and no enforcement against smugglers created an unimpeded flow of arms to local militias. Despite the nominal unity of the government, power flowed from the gun barrel, and most disputes were settled with violence rather than through negotiation or the courtroom. The planet has an effective representative Assembly, which maintains order despite frequent gunplay. What laws that do exist, and are enforced by the world police and military, exist to limit and ritualize violent confrontation.

The world's code duello isn't actually a formal dueling code so much as a list of rules of engagement. Ambushes, assassinations and other underhanded tactics are permitted, as long as collateral damage is limited. Fighting in cities is allowed under extraordinary circumstances. Engagements are permitted only in certain locales, under a limited duration, with clear signals for the declaration of victory or the acceptance of defeat. The level of weaponry allowed to the local militias were never to exceed the firepower of the world military, an enforcement backed by the local Imperial/Regency Marine contingent.

The locals violent tendencies led to the world's former Amber rating, which was removed after the Regency was convinced that they weren't hurting anyone besides themselves. While most of the population, as on Emape, goes armed in public, most guns are simply for decoration purposes rather than actual self defense. The locals do not abide random violence, and people without any dispute to prosecute that violate this peace quickly find themselves transported to work camps as punishment. The world is still like the wild west, and its gunslingers have been supplemented by carpetbaggers taking advantage of the lax laws for their own schemes. The world is a center of a number of offshore enterprises, again like Emape. Unlike their counterparts, however, the violent ends that many would be cheats and scoundrels often come to on this world has a way of deterring egregious fraud and larceny.

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