Mater (world)

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Mater/Amdani (Daibei 1819)
Classic Era (1115)
E766300-8
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population3 Low (1 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4

Mater is a low-population garden world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in population size.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Mater Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Mater

M0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Remarks
None

System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Atmosphere[edit]

Mater has a pressure of 0.71 to 1.49 atmospheres. A Standard Atmosphere does not require survival gear and will likely be easy for most sophonts to breathe.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Mainworld Map[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Mater (Daibei 1819 E766300-8) was colonized by an ecology-minded group from Corve (Daibei 1729 E472ABA-B) who felt that technology had utterly ruined their home planet. They sought a Terran-like planet on which to return to what they call "man's natural state - a hunter-gatherer society with no high technology". This return was carefully planned and researched, including ideal population densities and control mechanisms. The most advanced items now seen on the planet are tech level 8 implements, fashioned from native metals. Only items that "spare the environment rather than polluting it" (such as solar reflectors) are allowed.

Starships may land on Mater if their crews do no harm to the ecology while they are there. There is little to trade, and the inhabitants may or may not be nearby because of their semi-nomadic lifestyle.

Offworlders who have lived with the Matrans say that the locals live well, and are able to provide for themselves with minimal effort each day. The planet offers an excellent variety of both plants and animals which can be hunted.

Others may be shocked by the locals' "deprivation". The Matrans seem quite content with their chosen lot, however - Source Periodical: MegaTraveller Travellers' Digest No. 15

Imperial Landed Nobility[edit]

Mater, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Mater has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of a downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Mater possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Government[edit]

Mater has no central government for the world, an Anarchy. The largest governmental structure would be a family, tribe, or single clan. The largest group will be between 50 and 100 individuals, and there may be dozens to hundreds of them. This governmental structure can be stable over long periods of time if the population remains small or geographically separated.

World Law Level[edit]

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World Military[edit]

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World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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World Language/s[edit]

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Urbanization[edit]

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World Infrastructure[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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