Rancke Notes (2015)
The exact location of Kuzu, the Aslan homeworld, has been subject to a lot of confusion over the years.
Atlas of the Imperium, has Kuzu at 1919 in the Dark Nebula sector.
Alien Module 1 provides two different locations, both at odds with the original information. The text (p. 35) says that it is in hex 0305 (not 0406) of Kilrai' subsector, which is subsector G of Dark Nebula, and that 'Kilane' is the Imperial word for "Kilrai'". The map (inside back page) shows Kusyu in Subsector J not G. Furthermore, both these positions are about 125 parsecs from Capital, not 135.
The maps in the Alien modules are notoriously inexact, but seldomly to the tune of an entire subsector. Also, it is my opinion, based on the canonical history of the Aslans, that Kuzu cannot be located right on the border. Close to it, yes -- the position on the aforementioned map looks just about right -- but not just a few parsecs from it.
Digest Group Publications Kilrai' Subsector
Digest Group Publications increased the confusion when it published the Kilrai' subsector and a map of trade routes of the Dark Nebula Sector in TD17. Here Kuzu is located in hex 1919 of Dark Nebula (0309 Kilrai'), right on the border with two neutral worlds one parsec away! It also placed the two previous locations in the neutral zone between the Hierate and the Imperium, since the border that on the AM1 map ran along the top of subsectors F and G now ran along the bottom (It also moved the pocket empire that had been shown in subsectors B and C down into subsector F). And to top it off, Kilrai' 0406 (Dark Nebula 2016) didn't even have a star in it!
Referee's Companion gave the location as, and I quote: "Kusyu/Kilrai' (I'aheako 0309)", but that's presumably a misprint, since that would make Kilrai' into Subsector A of the sector.
GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 2 decided to place Kuzu in 1226 Dark Nebula (Although unfortunately there was a misprint so that the text says 1225 instead of 1226). 1226 is in hex 0406 of its subsector, it is on the trade routes, it is close to, but not directly on, the Hierate border, and it is roughly 135 parsecs from Capital (137, if my count is accurate).
- Rancke 17:03, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
According to the Category:T5 Second Survey update, Kuzu has been offically placed at hex 1919, per the Atlas of the Imperium, invalidating all other sources.
- TPTB has now placed Kuzu in 1226 Dark Nebula and made an explicit statement to that effect on the CotI boards. Hopefully this will be the last word on the subject.