|Aquitaine/Capella (Solomani Rim 1439)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
Aquitaine is a high-population, pre-rich garden world with a billion or more sophonts in population size, a near-ideal utopian environment conducive to most sophonts, and still lacks adequate population to expand its economy to a rich status.
- Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
- It is a member of the Solomani Confederation in the Capella Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector.
- It is part of the Near Boötes Cluster.
The mainworld has three small moons.
1439 Aquitaine (Solomani)
Starport: Class V.
Diameter: 8,100 miles (13,000 km). Gravity: 1.07g.
Atmosphere: Dense oxygen-nitrogen.
Population: 2.8 billion.
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 5.5.
History & Background (Dossier)
Aquitaine is a member of the Solomani Confederation and a leading member of the Boötean League. Aquitaine is best known for its expertise in gravitic technology and is also a major exporter of luxury items, particularly food delicacies and superb wines.
Aquitaine was colonized around -2100 by francophone Terrans. Intermarriage was common from the earliest days of the colony, and under Aquitaine's bright sun dark skin proved to be an advantage, so almost all today's Aquitainians are of olive to deep brown complexion. The planetary society is bilingual, with Anglic as well as the local descendant of French being taught in schools.
During the Long Night the planet had slid back to TL 7 and planetary government had collapsed. Reunification occurred about -1000 under a warlord named Henri Kientega, who titled himself King Henri V of France and Aquitaine. Aquitaine is still ruled by the monarchy established by King Henri. Aquitaine is well-known for its elaborate code of courtesy. Blunt speech or abrupt action of any kind are considered inappropriate.
References & Contributors (Sources)
Pre-Boötes expedition world inhabited by Terrans from an early sublight expedition . It was rediscovered in 2678 AD (-1840) When an expedition leaving Vyborg for Vantage misjumped. Its population is primarily of the Jewish faith and the government structure is managed by a religious leader chosen by the people.