Cooke (EQ 2030) (world)

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Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

It is part of the Imperial Empty Quarter Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

Cooke (OE 1024) Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Cooke (OE 1024) Primary Yellow-White F5 V Brilliant Light


System Data[edit]

Cooke System Overview:

Brilliant Light F5V mass 1.3
Orbit 
0 		Furnace 	X8D0000-0
1 		Basilisk 	G410137-9 	1 Moon
2 		Woken Belt 	F000337-9
3 		Sliver Drift 	F000437-9
4 		Cooke 	        A868837-9 	2 Moons
	11 	Splitter's Rock XS00000-0
	29 	Highport Rock 	CS00183-9
5 		Dane's Rest 	LGG 	11 Moons
6 		Martha 	        LGG 	18 Moons
7		Salamander 	SGG	 8 Moons
8 		Potomac 	X401000-0 	1 Moon
9 		Wasted 	        X320000-0

Mainworld Data[edit]

Cooke is a stormy world of high winds and heavy rainfalls, much of the surface of which is blanketed by vast banks of clouds covering the equatorial/tropical zones, where rainfall is at its heaviest.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Cooke has a base surface temperature of 46' Celsius in the tropics, making the equatorial zones too hot and stuffy (due to the humidity and dangerous levels of heat) for human comfort, hence most settlements exist within the cooler planetary regions such as the northern and southern polar zones, where temperatures drop to around 20' Celsius.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Cooke teems with indigenous life, the most varied of which live in its copious oceans. Some land-based life is considered to be semi-intelligent (...making Cooke popular with hunters) with some borderline examples of emerging sentience (...which are protected species).

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Cooke (EQ 2030) system, originally named Al Kufrah, was purchased from the Duke of Hebrin in 225, and settled in the early 300s, during the dying boom years of the False Dawn and the early years of the Breakdown (a.k.a. ‘the Breakup’, ‘The Bust’). The original settlers included many pro-Imperial soldiers and traders.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Cooke (EQ 2030), as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of four members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Cooke (EQ 2030) has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.
  • Cooke has two moons, both small rocky bodies namely Splitter's Rock in orbit 11 and Highport Rock in Orbit 29, which as it's names suggest serves as a very busy dropping off point and orbital port for unstreamlined vessels or those ships that do not want to go deep into Cooke's gravity well and dock at Magellan Orbital. Indeed Highport rock has been recognized by TAS as an independent class C port subordinate to Magellan due to the excellence of it's handling facilities and support it receives from Magellan. The Magellan Orbital Yards are known as an excellent source of TL–9 spare parts and services and have a good reputation as shipbuilders capable of manufacturing jump 1 ships using local components.
  • This world's primary port is called Magellan Downport/Orbital and exists on an artificial island in the midst of the Northern Ocean connected to the nearby landmass of Geo-Terra by high speed maglev trains.

World Technology Level[edit]

Cooke (EQ 2030) possesses a Technology Level of TL–9.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fusion power.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ultra high-speed trains and early grav vehicles.
    • Water: High efficiency sailcraft, multihulled seacraft, improved artificial gears.
    • Air: Tiltrotorcraft, exotic VTOL's, PARWIG, and rocket-assisted suborbitals.
    • Space: SSTO spacecraft, early military spacecraft (System Craft), and interstellar STL starships
    • FTL: Prototype Jump Drive-1.

World Government[edit]

Cooke (EQ 2030) has a Civil Service Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies employing individuals selected for their expertise.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State.

World Law Level[edit]

  • Laws are rigidly enforced by the planetary government with all automatic firearms and shotgun's forbidden. Knifes and simple (non automatic) pistols are legal for self defense against the indigenous life, much of which is predatory in nature, examples of which occasionally stray into settled zones or are encountered by farmers and settlers trying to tame the wilderness and set up farms to support the needs of the growing populace.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

The mixed population of 400,000,000 mixed human, Vargr, and Bwaps are generally a progressive and advancing bunch that tend to live in harmony and tolerance of one another, though remain competitive amongst themselves in their business dealings. They tend to be slightly aloof when dealing with off-worlders, a trait inherited from their government, the officials of which are forbidden by law from dealing with off-worlders.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Cooke is something of an anomaly in the Empty Quarter. First, the population is fairly closely divided between Bwap, Vargr, and human populations, but the relationships among them are fairly amicable. Second, the humans are not Muslim Arab or Hindi East Indians, but Atheistic Europeans who can trace their descent from Australia. The unique demographic and cultural makeup is very much off the beaten path for the Empty Quarter, and there is a fairly steady stream of visitors, especially from nearby Hebrin (Empty Quarter 1930). Immigration is tightly controlled though, to preserve the local cultures and demographic balance, so the lineup to relocate to this comfortable and peaceful world is long, and the restrictions difficult to surmount.

World Culture[edit]

The main stream population and industry are forbidden from using robots as assistants or as labor, in order to maximize employment opportunities for citizens, although Government Officials and Key workers are permitted the use of robots in their work, frequently using expert systems models imported from higher tech worlds to serve as message carriers and intermediaries when the government needs to deal with off worlders in a more 'personal' capacity.

  • The government is extensive having claimed every other body within the system as its territory, where extra – planetary facilities exist, they have exactly the same government structure and law levels and use local tech (TL–9). Convicted criminals are prohibited from the use of legal recreational drugs such as alcohol and stims though the enforcement of this is proving difficult.

World Language/s[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

  • 993 - Cooke 2030 A868837-9 Varg3; Bwap3 423 Im
  • 1105 - Cooke 2030 A868888-9 Ri Varg3; Bwap3 423 Im
  • 1125 - Cooke 2030 D868882-8 Ri 323 Ou
  • 1201 - Cooke 2030 D8688BC-9 Ri B 223 Wi

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