Esqua Subsector

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Esqua Subsector
Genesti Unnamed Arodir

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Velous
Sector Far Home
Capital Garin
No. of Stars 12
Majority Control Firstworlds (FiWo) - 42%
2nd Control Non-aligned Human-dominated (NaHu) - 33%
3rd Control Unexplored - 25%

Esqua Subsector is Subsector B of Far Home Sector.

Description / Specifications[edit]

Esqua Subsector lies within Far Home Sector and is named for the Esqua system and its red giant primary star. The coreward half of the subsector is considered to lie within the Moat Rifts and its systems are isolated and empty – even at the dawn of the 57th century some remain unexplored. Its spinward-rimward regions are dominated by the Firstworlds, a state that occupies the Risa Cluster, while its rimward-trailing regions contain a few scattered neutral systems. The Trailing Drift section of the Scybrian Run Star Lane terminates at the Garin system.

Physical Astrography[edit]

The following astrographic features and trade routes can be found within this area:

Sectors[edit]

Esqua Subsector lies within Far Home Sector

Clusters & Traces[edit]

Rifts & Voids[edit]

Other Astrographic Features[edit]

Nebula[edit]

Bright Stars[edit]

  • Basilisk's Eye (1723 Tarchon Sector). The extremely luminous white supergiant star, lying around 145 parsecs to coreward-trailing, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector.
  • Demon's Eye (1621 Far Home Sector). The intensely luminous blue supergiant star, lying approximately 8 parsecs to trailing at its closest point, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector.

Star Lanes[edit]

World Listing[edit]

9 Worlds in the Esqua Subsector
Esqua  •  Farhaven  •  Garin  •  Jebbusa  •  Magada  •  Metanu  •  Rynn  •  Talamis  •  Vastur  •  


Unexplored Systems[edit]

Three systems within Esqua Subsector remain officially unexplored as of 5600AD. These lie four or more parsecs from the Distant Fringe proper, within the Moat Rifts, placing them beyond the range of conventional vessels. It is likely that governments and organisations know significantly more about them than is made available to the general public.


Hex Location
System
Name
Primary
Type

System
1201 Far Home Ilo F7 V
1303 Far Home Kuradi M0 V 3 Gas Giants
1602 Far Home Ludona M4 V 2 Gas Giants
  • Data drawn from the DSP Listing. The listed names are the generally accepted names of the systems, but they are not in any sense official.

Political Astrography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population: 1.031 billion Sophonts.

Native Sophonts[edit]

No (sophont species) are believed to have originated in Esqua Subsector:

Linguistic Topography[edit]

The following languages are the most commonly spoken within Esqua Subsector:

Polities[edit]

The Firstworlds occupies the Risa Cluster, within the spinward-rimward regions of the Subsector.

Interstellar Relations[edit]

No information yet available.

Capitals[edit]

Garin is the default Subsector capital.

Subsector Summary[edit]

Esqua, subsector B of Far Home has 12 worlds, of which 9 have native gas giants. The estimated population for the subsector is 1 billion sophonts (not necessarily humans). There is one High population (Hi) world, no Moderate population (Ph) worlds, four Non-industrial (Ni) worlds, two Low population (Lo) worlds, and one Barren (Ba) world. There is one Agricultural (Ag) world versus no Pre-Agricultural (Pa) worlds, and no Non-Agricultural (Na) worlds. There are no Rich (Ri) worlds versus one Industrial (In) world. There is one Asteroid (As) belt, two Desert (De) worlds, no Garden (Ga) worlds, one Ice-capped (Ic) world, three Poor (Po) worlds, one Vacuum (Va) world, and no Water (Wa) or Ocean (Oc) worlds. There are no Naval bases in the subsector, no Scout bases, and no Way stations. The highest population world is Garin (Far Home 0910). The highest tech level is A at Garin (Far Home 0910). The average technology level is 4 (with most between 0 and 7).

Polity Listing[edit]

The Firstworlds in Esqua has jurisdiction over five worlds with a population of 1 billion. The highest population world is Garin (Far Home 0910). The highest tech level is A at Garin (Far Home 0910). The average technology level is 7 (with most between 5 and 8).

There are four unclaimed or unexplored systems in Esqua.

The Non-Aligned Human-dominated worlds in Esqua encompasses three worlds with a population of 30 million. The highest population world is Metanu (Far Home 1406). The highest tech level is 5 at Esqua (Far Home 1510).

History & Background[edit]

Esqua Subsector was settled by humans of the Last Armada almost three and a half millennia ago, but development was abruptly ended with the onset of the Dark Age, nearly two thousand years ago. Following the Renaissance period survivor worlds were recontacted, scavengers picked over the remains, and hardy pioneers looked to the empty systems and the opportunities they presented. Almost all expansion and growth within the region is relatively modern, beginning during the so-called Golden Age and continuing with the nebulous Development Organizations and the rise of polities.

  • A strong social divide exists between wealthy and aristocratic Fives, descended from the original settlers and crew of the Last Armada, and Gens, individuals whose ancestors were grown in GenPods and raised by Hoppers.

Major Historical Events Timeline[edit]

Some of the more important historical events that have affected this area include:

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