Collace (world)

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Collace/District 268 (Spinward Marches 1237)
Milieu 1116
B628943-D
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population9 High (1 billion)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary F1 V M3 V
Worlds 5
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 6D2A
Army size (BEs) 1000
Economic Details
Technology Level 13
Economic Extension
C8G+1
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor8Moderate (100 million)
InfrastructureG Very comprehensive
Efficiency+1Average
Importance 4
Resource Units 1,536
GWP (BCr) 8,204
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 16,900
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 850,000
Port employees 2,225
Port passengers (annual) 293,000

Collace is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. It is a client state of Third Imperium in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world contains a Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Collace/Plankwell (Spinward Marches 1237)
New Era
A628943-E
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population9 High (2 billion)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 6D2B
Army size (BEs) 700
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
C8G+0
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor8Moderate (200 million)
InfrastructureG Very comprehensive
Efficiency+0Average
Importance 4
Resource Units 1,536
GWP (BCr) 17,062
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 68,034
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 1,105,000
Port employees 11,995
Port passengers (annual) 1,000,000

Era: New Era

Collace is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Plankwell Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world is an Interface world, with a quarantine inspection facility for all ships. This world contains a Regency Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 

Description (Astrography & Planetology)

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System

Collace Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Collace Primary Primary Yellow-White F1 V
Collace Companion Secondary Red M3 V


World Data

Collace is a world of water, with huge oceans that cover a full four-fifths of its surface. The atmosphere is very thin, providing little protection against the glaring sunlight of the system’s primary star, and is also badly tainted. Accordingly, those who wish to move around in the open must use filter respirator combination and wear thorough protection against sunburn.

History & Background (Dossier)

Some suspect that there was a population on this world by the 400's, who were descendants of marooned Sindalian Empire miners.

Timeline

Travel Advisory

Visitors should be aware that Collace is a high-crime planet (including many violent crimes involving firearms) and that offworlders are preferred targets.

Collace was the site of a Sindalian Empire mining colony that was cut off by the fall of the empire. The population was in serious decline when it was found by Darrian scouts in -1310. The Darrians provided enough technological advice to let Collace develop a stable, self-sustainable infrastructure that would keep them alive.

Over the past two millennia, Collace has experienced steady growth and its population now stands at approximately a billion. Population pressure could well have become a problem, given the planet's large population and relative lack of dry land on which to build. However, this problem was solved by housing most of Collace’s inhabitants in arcologies, often built in clusters. A baneful consequence of “clustering” is that the middle- and upper-classes have tended to gravitate into newer, more expensive, high-security arcologies, leaving the older and less expensive structures to the working class and poor. Many of the lower-class arcologies have become increasingly run-down and experience high levels of criminal activity, much of it ‘run’ by organized criminal gangs.

Despite this, Collace is the wealthiest and most important world in District 268. It has the largest population in the subsector, is a major industrial world renowned for producing low-cost, high-tech goods, and is also the site of a major SuSAG pharmaceutical factory. Moreover, settlers from Collace have colonized Inchin and Avastan, which occupy strategic positions on the J-1 main running between the Glisten and Five Sisters subsectors (though Collace’s government has effectively disowned their governments). Collace is the prime candidate for permanent subsector capital (replacing the temporary one at Mertactor) if and when District 268 is integrated into the Imperium.

Collace has sought to join the Imperium and hosts the largest Imperial scout base in District 268. Indeed, the term “scout base” does not accurately convey the vast scale of the IISS presence, which includes facilities (training sites, supply depots, early warning stations, etc.) on half a dozen other planets and satellites in the system in addition to the main base on Kirkton -- Collace’s principal moon. The intimate relationship between the Imperial and local military is demonstrated by the fact that elements of Collace’s armed forces provide ground and close orbit defense for both themselves and the IISS facilities.

The only reason why Collace has not yet joined the Imperium is the opposition of nearby Trexalon (Spinward Marches 1339) - with which it is in a state of "cold war." Trexalon is dominated by the Trexalon Technical Consortium (TTC), a large interlocking corporate trust which controls the starport and has monopoly on industry in that system. The TTC is vociferously anti-Imperial because it perceives the Imperium as an impediment to its expansionist ambitions in District 268. Since the Imperial authorities are reluctant to risk inflaming the situation, Collace’s admission to the Imperium has been "put on the back burner."

One of the key points of contention between Collace and Trexalon is the Pavabid (Spinward Marches 1238) system, which lies directly between them just one parsec away. Ever since iridium deposits were discovered there, the TTC and Collace have been competing for influence with the ruling religious dictatorship to secure mineral exploitation rights. To date, however, the xenophobic offshoot of the Church of the Stellar Divinity on Pavabid has rejected both parties’ advances due to fears that introducing large numbers of off-world miners would irrevocably pollute its pure theocratic society.

References & Contributors (Sources)

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