|Datinar/Drexilthar (Reaver's Deep 2230)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
Datinar is a poor, non-agricultural and nonindustrial world.
- It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
- It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
- It has few prospects for economic development. Life here is drastically bleak.
- It is a member of the Carrillian Assembly in the Fahlnar Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
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Primary: Thurn, spectral class K7V. ICN S4K0610K7V. Mass 0.538 standard. Stellar diameter 0.559 standard. Luminosity 0.027 standard.
Planetary System: Four major bodies. One Inhabited world (Datinar, I). Three gas giants In system.
I Datinar: Mean orbital radius, 29.92 million kilometers (0.2 AU). Period, 44.54 days ... No satellites ... Diameter, 7,245 kilometers. Density, 0.99. Mass, 0.124 standard. Mean surface gravity, 0.5 C_ Rotation period: 38 hours, 5 minutes, 22 seconds. Axial inclination, 21°10'2.2" Albedo, .20 ... Surface atmospheric pressure, 0.38atm; composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix. Respirator required to breathe atmosphere. Hydrographic percentage, 17%; composition, liquid water and water-ice. Mean surface temperature, -2°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
Remarks: Datinar is evidence of the dangers of relying on a one-crop market. The world was colonized in the wake of a major platinum-iridium strike nearly 200 years ago and the population expanded by leaps and bounds as production of ore grew every year. Just over a decade ago, however, two of the planet's three largest mines shut down as the veins they were exploiting gave out; the cost of further ore exploration was pronounced prohibitively expensive by the corporations involved. Equipment and personnel were withdrawn ... and a massive recession set in as a result.
Some mining continues, of course, but production is down to the lowest ebb since the planet was first opened for settlement. Without the mines, the remainder of the population (and it is quite a large one, Datinar attracted a very sizable number of immigrants during the boom years) has been economically ruined. The population is capable of maintaining a self-supporting colony, but the lack of offworld income left by the mine failures shows in all areas of life. That money was needed, badly, to help maintain water reclamation programs, starport maintenance requirements, and similar vital economic necessities.
Matters have not improved since High Justice Daldreem invoked emergency powers to dominate the Carrillian Assembly. Just when the economy was hitting a low ebb, ruinous Assembly taxation undid all of the attempts of four successive administrations to shore up the weakened fiscal situation. Recruitment of Assembly Peacekeepers provided some work, but the colony still teems with unemployed, hopeless citizens.
Several other worlds of the Assembly have been contributing voluntary aid to relieve the economic crisis on Datinar and traders can pick up good money and free fuel running charter cargos in to the world. Meanwhile, some hope continues to sustain the planets inhabitants - the hope of discovering new ore deposits to attract minerals firms back to Datinar. Rumors of such a find in the remote and rugged country of Lakharr far to the northwest of the capital has caused an upsurge of hope, but the man who claimed to have found this new site died in a knife fight in a startown tavern and his information was lost. Further attempts to locate the new mines have thus far been fruitless.
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