Gounuerz (world)

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Gounuerz/Antra (Deneb 2202)
Milieu 1116
B435330-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population3 Low (5 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G9 V
Worlds 7
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1415
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
621-3
Resources6Few
Labor2Low (500)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-3Poor
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 8
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 2,865
Port passengers (annual) 0

Gounuerz supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a Vargr dominated Non-Aligned world in the Antra Subsector of Deneb Sector.

Gounuerz/Antra (Deneb 2202)
New Era
X435000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 0000
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 0
Economic Extension
500-5
Resources5Scarce
Labor0Barren (0)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-X
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Era: New Era

Gounuerz is a barren world with no registered population or government. This world was once settled and developed, but the inhabitants have either died off or left leaving behind the remnants of their civilization. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the Antra Subsector of Deneb Sector.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Another sparse system consisting of two frozen worlds and a stony asteroid belt. Gounuerz was never claimed by the Third Imperium, and few Vargr powers bothered to trifle with such a poor world. The mainworld itself was bitterly cold (around -180° Celsius) and possessed some exploitable diamond deposits found deep in extinct volcanic vents that line the world's middle latitudes. These deposits are small, and can only be extracted with labor intensive operations. The entire 1117 population consisted of such miners, organized into work gangs by the more charismatic Vargr, to extract these sparkling stones under sealed atmospheric domes.

Vargr corsairs would sometimes shake down the miners for protection money, the latter paying in raw diamonds. Many corsairs came to rely upon this hard currency as a means of exchange outside of the unreliable economies of nearby Vargr states, and the world soon accumulated several allied bands willing to defend it against outside aggression. Eventually the locals accumulated enough capital to build a B-class starport, which was regularly patronized by corsairs who needed repairs and maintenance. The local government was an elite plutocratic council consisting of the richest corsair captains and miners, whose numbers were limited by the cost of purchasing a "seat" upon the body. Under their guidance the world remained a lawless and free pirate port that welcomed all kinds of armed bands. Their presence prevented the Assemblage of 1116 from overrunning the system after Strephon's death.

Unfortunately the world's colonists ignored the warning about Virus some 25 years later, and were snuffed out to the last dog. RQS orbital surveys have shown that the B-class starport was heavily damaged in a Vampire attack, but can be made operational again with a few months of repairs. The corsair base and most of the domes appear to be intact, though the last few RQS ground teams that have alighted on the surface near these have reported coming under attack from infected mining machinery and automated defense systems.

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