Lajanjigal (world)

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Lajanjigal/Drexilthar (Reaver's Deep 1721)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
SizeA Large (16,000 km, 1.14g - 1.48g)
AtmosphereB Exotic (corrosive)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population5 Moderate (800 thousand)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 5

Lajanjigal is a nonindustrial fluid world.

  • A fluid world has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • It is a non-aligned world dominated by human sophonts.
  • The is the homeworld of race of sophonts, the Languljigee, a tripedal life form living in a chlorine environment, which is not easily describable to humans.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Shrouded in an eerie yellow-green haze, Lajanjigal is an environment extremely hostile to humans. Unprotected humans would die quickly in the corrosive chlorine which makes up the active ingredient of Lajanjigal's atmosphere. But the world is home to a complete diverse ecology which flourishes in this strange atmosphere; based on a thoroughly different body chemistry, life on Lajanjigal takes on unreal, nightmarish forms difficult for humaniti and other oxygen-breathers to understand.

Native Sophont: Languljigee[edit]

Conditions among the natives on Lajanjigal are virtually those of a slave labor force. Quotas set by Dakaar are high, with the threat of massive punishment for failure to meet them. Various offworld groups have protested Dakaar's high-handed tactics, but to no avail. The natives of the planet themselves are unresponsive to offers of help, for Dakaar is a very real and immediate presence and offworlders are now generally distrusted when they speak of friendship and aid.

Point of Interest: Lajanjigal Space Station[edit]

A small orbital facility, comparable to a Class D Starport, is maintained in orbit around the world by the Dakaar Corporation. It includes several small craft armed with missiles, a platoon of mercenaries trained in exotic atmosphere combat, and a staff of technicians and supervisors. Freighters call regularly to make ore pickups; otherwise, contact with the world is minimal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The planet would not ordinarily have attracted the attention of anyone but sophontologists interested in how a civilization might develop in completely unearthly conditions. However, thirty years ago, a ship belonging to Dakaar Trading, a division of the Dakaar Corporation, followed up a clue about the race spilled by a scout in the service of the Confederacy of Duncinae, in a bar on Drellesarr (Reaver's Deep 2029). The scout had been part of a team investigating the Languljigee; the team's geologist, however, had made some interesting mineralogical discoveries at the same time.

The Dakaar ship verified the rumors; Lajanjigal was a world rich in various rare metals and radioactives. But conventional mining techniques were virtually worthless because of the intensely exotic conditions, and Dakaar Mineral officials quickly realized that the cost of working the mines there would be prohibitively expensive.

Dakaar solved the problem typically. The natives of Lajanjigal could work without any of the restrictions a human work crew would labor under in the planet's corrosive atmosphere; therefore, the natives were recruited. But the recruiting tactics were less than gentle; when the planetary leadership protested the extremely one-sided offer Dakaar had made, two small native villages were razed by a low-flying pinnace armed with high explosive missiles. The natives, unable to resist the technology at Dakaar's command, gave in.

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