Cipango (world)

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Cipango/Cronor (Spinward Marches 0705)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population8 Moderate (100 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G2 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6C3A
Army Size (BEs) 1200
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor7Moderate (10 million)
InfrastructureE Comprehensive
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 2,548
GWP (BCr) 937
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 9,037
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 100,000
Port employees 17,490
Port passengers (annual) 554,100

Cipango is a garden world with an environment conducive to most sophonts. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. The governance of this world is from Chronor (Spinward Marches 0304). This is a temperate world, with a climate of average temperatures. It is a member of Zhodani Consulate in the Cronor Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Province of Iadr Nsobl. This world supports a Zhodani Military Base and the system supports a Zhodani Naval Base. In the Zhodani Consulate this world was named Sachebr.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Cipango is the main trade and communication route to the Riverland Cluster and serves as the gate to the Riverland Wall, an important Zhodani defensive line. Given this location Cipango enjoys a thriving commercial economy, supported by extensive agricultural and industrial holdings.

This world is part of the Cipango Cluster.

Monostellar System[edit]

Cipango Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G2 V

Primary Main Sequence 1 5100 - 5900 1
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0093 0.08294 0.8 - 1.3 0.93 9.3
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0705 Cipango (Zhodani)

Starport: Class V - Naval Base.

Diameter: 7,670 miles (12,300 km).
Atmosphere: Dense oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 64%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 100,000,000.
Government: Subjugated (Chronor High Council).
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 10.
World Trade Number: 5.

System Data[edit]

The Cipango system is not very impressive, but it still has three garden worlds.

Cipango System
Cronor/Spinward Marches 0705
Position Distance Name UWP
Primary 'Cipango-Taiyoo' 'G2V'
1 0.5 AU Zero-Belt Y000000-0
2 0.7 AU Himawari HS00000-0
3 0.9 AU Kusai F596267-C
4 1.1 AU Cipango A886865-C
1 2   * Yubiwa-Ring' YR00000-0
2 25   * Tsuki-Shivva' F646668-C
5 1.5 AU Yon-Belt G000268-C
6 2.3 AU Doitsu H7A0167-B
1 12   * Bavaria-32' H100363-B
7 7.1 AU Fukuzawa Small GG
1 8   * F-8' HS00167-B
2 11   * F-11 prim' HS00000-0
3 11   * F-11 bis' HS00163-B

In the inner habitable zone is Kusai that has a foul smelling atmosphere and dangerous wildlife. The climate is a bit too hot to be comfortable to humans, so it has not attracted a large population. It is also within the 100 diameters jump-limit from the sun, so it is rarely visited by interstellar traders.

Cipango itself has a large moon, Tsuki-Shivva that has been colonized. It is a fairly nice place that is a bit cooler than Cipango itself. Most of the new colonists from the Consulate have settled here.

The Cipango system is easily defended since it only has one gas giant, and one population centre. If an enemy (The Imperium) attacks the gas giant it will suffer heavy losses to all ships and SDB stationed there. The F-11 moons that orbit Fukuzawa with 60 degrees separation also have extensive sensor stations, that easily can detect an incoming fleet. If the enemy tries to attack the main world, it will instead meet a strong fleet, and it will not even know from what planet, Cipango or Tsuki-Shivva, that the meson fires are coming from. There are also ships and sensors in the Yubiwa-Ring. Reserves can also be hidden in the Yon-Belt and inside the 100 diameters jump-limit from the sun.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Prior to the Second Frontier War Cipango was part of the Imperium and served as the Imperial subsector capital. The war began with an attack on Cipango before quickly expanding to engulf three subsectors. As a result of the war Cipango became a Zhodani world.

Other Data[edit]

Cipango is a rich world in a strategically and economically important position. The system is heavily protected by the Zhodani Navy that has a base here. Cipango is ruled by a governor appointed by the Chronor High Council. Most of the population is Solomani, but more and more Zhodani are moving in. The Zhodani name for the planet is Sachebr, but this name is rarely used.

Cipango was first settled in 356 by a mix of pioneers, traders and farmers from the Imperium with the help of Baron Fukuzawa who also was a very wealthy industrialist. In 423 Cipango and four other worlds in the subsector became members of the Imperium, and Cipango was made the subsector capital. In the Second Frontier War (615 to 620) Cipango was liberated by (lost to) the Zhodani Consulate.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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