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|Linda/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1718)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
- As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
- 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.
- Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to moderately rise in the near future.
- It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Scotian Deep Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Remarks: This star system contains two worlds which have fairly sizable populations, Linda and Santiago. What is most unusual about the situation is the fact that the two worlds are unrelated and, in fact, mutually hostile.
Primary: Elsol, spectral class F0V. ICN S4G0108F0V. Mass 1.7 standard. Stellar diameter 1.7 standard. Luminosity 8.1 standard.
Planetary System: Thirteen major bodies. Two inhabited worlds (Linda, IV; Santiago, VI). No gas giants in system. Two planetoid belts in system.
IV Linda: Mean orbital radius, 203.46 million kilometers (1.36 AU). Period 443.3 days. Three satellites. Diameter, 9819 kilometers. Density, 1.03 standard. Mass, .435 standard. Mean surface gravity, .77G. Rotation period, 35 hours, 42 minutes, 27 seconds. Axial inclination 19°7'18.5". Albedo, .46. Surface atmospheric pressure, .5 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 71 %; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 34°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
Linda was settled after Caledonian explorers discovered rich veins of lanthanum ore on the hothouse world. A corporate venture was organized to exploit the find, and the planet was duly claimed by Arbuthnot Minerals and Resources Ltd., which company financed a mining colony on Linda. The colony was quite successful, continued to attract colonists, and remained under corporate ownership and control.
The inhabitants of Santiago were just beginning to get into space again when the new colony was settled. They attempted to press claims of prior rights to the world, for their own world was poor in lanthanum and hard-pressed to produce jump drive grids (which require lanthanum). This was the start of bad relations between the two worlds.
Recently, these bad relations flared into outright conflict when raiders from Santiago attempted to illegally mine lanthanum on Linda. The Santiagans were destroyed by a company police patrol, and a wave of recriminations and counter-recriminations has escalated into an open interplanetary war between Santiago and the Company.
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