Cathay (world)

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Cathay/Vega (Solomani Rim 2012)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
PopulationA High (30 billion)
GovernmentD Religious Dictatorship
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 5

Cathay is a high-population garden world with a billion or more sophonts in population size and a near-ideal utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

It is a Terran Norm garden world.

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2012 Cathay (Imperial)

Starport: Class V - Naval Base.

Diameter: 7,800 miles (12,500 km). Gravity: 1.00g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 63%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 36 billion.
Government: Theocracy.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 6.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Cathay, formerly known as Deraanasa (Anglic: Deraanasa), is a high-population garden world.

This world is actually called Zhongguo by its inhabitants, who are predominantly of Chinese-Vilani descent. Although Cathay was located in space bordering both the Vegan Polity and the Easter Concord, Cathayan society deliberately shut itself off from all outside contact during the Long Night, remaining independent. During this period of isolation, a religious movement, Tianhe, arose and spread across the planet. Tianhe was concerned with the proper way to construct an ordered and sane society.

Today, Cathay’s rulers have struck a balance between cultural isolation and interstellar contact. Certain regions of the planet are defined as “Open Commercial Zones,” and offworlders are free to live and move about within those zones. The rest of the planet is off-limits to foreigners.

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