Engzoerz (world)

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Engzoerz/Khuzedhoth (Knoellighz 1140)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population5 Moderate (100 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G5 V D
Worlds 7
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 762C
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (10 thousand)
Infrastructure3 Very limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 1
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 858
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 60
Port passengers (annual) 0

Engzoerz has a tainted unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world has a research station engaged in the scientific pursuit of knowledge. It is a member of Infinity League in the Khuzedhoth Subsector of Knoellighz Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

  • The astrographic star charts for this world have multiple, conflicting locations and are in dispute by navigational authorities.
  • It has been known by several names over its existence including:
    • Duelunogoerrzuez
    • Thuegu

The Engzoerz system comprises its G5 V primary and a captured Dwarf star in an outer eccentric and declined orbit. The mainworld is present on the hot side of the Green Band. Just one orbit outward is the only Gas Giant in the system which is a crowded stopover for much of the interstellar traffic. Lacking planetoid belts, the system has no draw for mining, though prospectors do funnel through Engzoerz and onward to healthier worlds.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Engzoerz Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G5 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.94 4700 - 5600 0.67
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00847 0.06789 0.65 - 1.06 0.847 8.47
Orbit #  *  * 3 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M7 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.273 1900 - 2700 0.004
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0026 0.00525 0.05 - 0.08 0.26 2.6
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5

System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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Point of Interest: Research Station & Psionic Institute Coyotl[edit]

Following an example from Gvurrdon Sector's mobile Psionic Institute, Sibiatl, the Infinity League in 1110 installs computers, classrooms, practicum halls and housing inside a Vargr Bulk Hauler named Coyotl and set to tour the solar system of Engzoerz or hide itself in vessel junkyards in-system, among many other Bulk Haulers in Highports or other means. With a Jump-2 capability, the Coyotl can if deemed necessary by Naval Admiralty, the President or the Parliament, escape to a nearby world. With a Distributed hull, the Psionic Institute cannot land safely on a planet unless it desires to crash land.

The Coyotl Psionic Institute was initially staffed with Zhodani instructors until the first wave of Vargr Psion instructors graduated in 1111 and began to relieve or work beside their benefactors. The Psionic Institute is not a much published place of learning and generally only the politically powerful, high-ranked military, clearance authorized intelligence, executive corporate or very rich entrepreneurs are aware of its presence. In times of actual war, the Bulk Hauler is patrolled by the Navy which gives over the duty to the newer System Defense Boats after 1114.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Engzoerz (Knoellighz 1140) A542541-C Ht Ni is a border world adjacent to the Saeknouth Dependency in Gvurrdon Sector. Smuggling is rife here as a gateway system of high traffic into Knoellighz Sector. It was the primary jump-off world as the Infinity League met its infancy and growth Coreward. Due to its thoroughfare nature, the mainworld has had little drive to become industrial and instead concentrated on services to trafficking starships between the two Sectors. This is the main reason for its Importance (Ix) rating of 3 despite its dry, desert landscape and climate.

After 1110, the system adds both a Laboratory, (marked Research Station – see Coyotl below), and a Scout Base that truly services the new prototype System Defense Boats imported from the neighboring Zhodani Consulate.

Engzoerz is a small world of Thin and Tainted atmosphere. It requires its current Tech Level of C (12) to maintain both the bazaar Downport, Startown and the Highport, all bustling trade hubs and lodging metropolis. The surface oasis is the only sea on the planet surface. The orbital Starport resides in a geosynchronous orbit in alignment with the mainworld’s only moon. This mercantile polarity lends itself to a quiet alignment with the Underworld faction of the Infinity League as well as the hushed presence of the mobile Bulk Hauler Coyotl, the polity’s only Psionic Institute.

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World Government[edit]

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World Military[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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History-Era: Rebellion 1116[edit]

Towards 1116 and through Rebellion and Hard Times eras, Psionics came under fire by a few member worlds of the Infinity League, resulting in the local banning of psionics education, psionic-enabling equipment, Zhodani and Vargr Psions, (especially Instituted and Mentored) and announced a bar against vessels carrying Psions in-system.

History-Era: Empress Wave 1159[edit]

In 1159, the Empress Wave, long in coming to Engzoerz and heralded by the Zhodani Consulate, the Ascendancy Pact, Serue (Knoellighz 1221) and Democracy of Greats corporate entity called Thaeghz Hvaek Engnigharr, arrived and temporarily shut down the institute operations. The Coyotl spent several weeks out of that year travelling to the Coreward parsecs of the Infinity League in jumpspace silence as Psions entered Low Berths while psi-shielded and their 'caskets' vaulted in specially-shielded holds of the ship. Even then there were Instituted, Mentored and Wild Talent casualties for which no amount of therapy helped alleviate.

Testing and training aboard the Coyotl cost 60,000Cr and 200,000Cr respectively. The high fare is due to the singular presence of the only Vargr-administered Psionic Institute in Knoellighz Sector, the upkeep of the Psionic Institute as well as the Bulk Hauler housing the instructors and trainees. Potential students must pay the testing fee up front whether or not they have psionic potential. Since the Coyotl is technically under the authority of the Office of the President through the Admiralty of the Navy, there is neither scholarship nor brokering for discounts in testing and tuition. However, a Vargr potential may submit themselves for psionic experimentation to the Research Station in lieu of testing and tuition, providing they survive the entire committed term. This, by definition, happens rarely due to those who have the credits to spend and those who are aware of Coyotl's true purpose.

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