Lamarck (world)

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Lamarck/Arcturus (Solomani Rim 3024)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population8 Moderate (800 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4

Lamarck is a rich world with a moderate population over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • This world has high-grade living conditions with a good climate and a non-harmful environment. As such, this world is much sought after with large queues for immigration here.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Most observers think that the planet's economy and population will prosper in the near future barring outside forces.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Arcturus Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

3024 Lamarck (Imperial)

Starport: Class V - Scout Base.

Diameter: 7,100 miles (11,400 km). Gravity: 0.81g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 33%.
Climate: Tropical.
Population: 820 million.
Government: Meritocracy.
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 10.
World Trade Number: 5.


Lamarck I

Allegiance: Terran Union (Solomani Confederation)

Population: 1.2 Billion

Colonies: Heraklion

Major ethnic groups: Solomani (u), Scandanavian, Russian, Irish

Major industries: Genetic research, tourism

Major corporations: GenAssist, Lamarck Minerals LIC (HQ outsystem)

This interesting world features organisms that employ Lamarckian evolution - the passing on of acquired traits. More technically, the genetic coding that arose on this world is extremely malleable and interchangable, allowing creatures to modify their own genome easily as well as "borrow" genes from other species they come in contact with.

A being on Lamarck may vary morphologically a great deal over the course of its lifetime: The ideas of "species" and "lineage" are fuzzy to the point of irrelevance here. In essence the entire planet functions as one giant experimental gene pool. Needless to say GenAssist has a heavy presence on Lamarck that dates back thousands of years. Other Lamarckian worlds have since been discovered in the far reaches of the galaxy, but this was the first, and the closest to Sol, and as such has been the most intensively studied. However scientists working here say it continues to yield new wonders almost every year.

More than half of the system's residents do not live on Lamarck I at all (about 90% of the world is a permanent nature reserve), but rather on orbitals or outsystem, where there is a thriving mining industry.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Lamarck is a rich Imperial world located in Arcturus Subsector of the Solomani Rim. The system, along with the Rimward portion of Arcturus, was settled by Solomani following the Ninth Interstellar War.

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