|Primary||G8 V M8 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||365|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Macene has the population located in one or more dwarf planets or planetesimals in a co-orbital position, an asteroid belt. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Rhylanor Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Macene, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
Astrography & Planetology
Macene is a member of the Spinward Main.
Thin and mostly carbonaceous, Macene Belt has never been heavily exploited.
Binary Solar System
Macene Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Macene Primary
Primary Main Sequence 0.871 4300 - 5300 0.52 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00846 0.05981 0.57 - 0.93 0.846 8.46 Orbit # * * 2 2 7 Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Companion Star
Secondary Main Sequence 0.244 1900 - 2500 0.003 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00224 0.00415 0.04 - 0.06 0.224 2.24 Orbit # * * * 0 5
History & Background (Dossier)
The system owes most of its importance to its Naval Base, which houses the Spinward Branch of the Imperial Navy's Fleet Tactics College. The bulk of the system's population is dependent upon the base and college for its income.
Prior to the Fifth Frontier War, the Naval Base hosted elements of the 212th Fleet, and after the war was hosting elements of the 23rd Fleet. There are heavy elements of Sector Fleet, including several BatRons and CruRons, held in reserve at Macene.
By the Regency era the system was known as Depot. Following the Collapse the Navy's interest in the system expanded, and the Fleet College became the Regency Naval War College, and the naval base was expanded to be a full-size depot, serving the entire sector.
Imperial High (Landed) Nobility
Sir Edmond Roland Alistair Bristol-Stanhope, Knight of the Crimson Garter
Sir Edmond is the senior representative of the Imperial Nobility within the Macene System.
Macene is home to 90,000 belters, a classic breed. Individualistic, responding poorly to authority, but always prepared for anything, the residents of Macene and their asteroid settlements provide a natural haven for the pirates that roam the backwater worlds of the Lanth – Rhylanor border.
Although Macene is essentially non-industrial, there are a few independent contractors who maintain, service, and upgrade the equipment most needed by asteroid miners and other belters: ships, spacesuits, and mining tools.
Dzerba Dynamics is the largest of these concerns, and specializes in the maintenance and refurbishing of starships, making them closely linked to both pirate vessels and free traders. With a high technological level and a low regard for the law, Dzerba often provides many modifications of which Imperial authorities do not approve. That doesn't bother the belters though. As long as the money flows and their visitors don't raise too much hell, Qualish asteroid (the location of Dzerba's drydock) welcomes all visitors. Qualish features a starport bar of legendary proportions, where many of those visitors either are stripped of their extra credits, or learn much of the shady underworld activities in the Spinward Marches.
Obviously, the Naval Base is present in this system to keep tabs on illegal modifications and piratical activity, but they have been singularly unsuccessful on this score. In fact, the order imposed in local space by the presence of the Navy has actually encouraged a more open and free trade in contraband and rare commodities.