Gaea (world)

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Gaea/Albadawi (Solomani Rim 0722)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Gaea is a high-population, pre-rich world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

The planet has an old and highly sophisticated biosphere: life forms here adapt with breathtaking speed to changing conditions yet manage to do so in a way that apparently supports symbiosis with Humaniti. Gaea was the first world settled by the Vilani in the subsector; when they first arrived around -3900, they noticed that the world was unusually welcoming -- but they did not recognize that the unique array of lifeforms here were not individual species, but rather an integrated whole.

During the Interstellar Wars, the Terrans with their stronger grounding in biological sciences, believed that the planet could be a world-mind. When conquered, the Terrans renamed the world Gaea after the world mind theory.

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0722 Gaea (Solomani Subsector Capital)

Starport: Class V.

Diameter: 8,900 miles (14,200 km). Gravity: 1.16g.
Atmosphere: Dense oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 61%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 3.0 billion.
Government: Meritocracy.
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 5.5.

Interstellar Wars World Data
Name Apishlun
Allegiance IMP
Type Garden
Diameter 8900miles
Gravity 1.16g
Atmosphere Dense
Hydrographic 61%
Climate Normal
Affinity score 11
Population 3 Billion
Starport A
Naval Base Navy Base
Gov Code Theocracy
Control Rating CR6
Tech Level 10
Trade codes
WTN 5.5

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Gaea, formerly known as Apishlun (Anglic: Apishlun), is a high-population world located on the Rim Main within Albadawi Subsector of the Solomani Rim. The system is a member of the Imperium and the subsector capital.

Gaea never became a majority Solomani world, despite Terran immigration during the Interstellar Wars and Rule of Man, and this was a problem for the world during the forming of the Solomani Sphere. Pro-Imperial during the Solomani Rim War, Gaea was liberated by the Imperium in 1001. Today, Gaea remains Pro-Imperium in stance. Local society is dominated by a Vilani culture, including the Solomani population, and the world has a pseudo-religious reverence for the Gaean biosphere.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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