New Rome (world)

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New Rome/Glisten (Spinward Marches 1938)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (700 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V M0 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 7A4A
Army Size (BEs) 120
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor7Moderate (70 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 1,176
GWP (BCr) 2,562
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 36,667
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 700,000
Port employees 7,330
Port passengers (annual) 27,500

New Rome is a moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size. The governance of this world is from Glisten (Spinward Marches 2036). It is a member of Third Imperium in the Glisten Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. New Rome, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a viscount. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. 30% of the world's population is the Major Race Aslan.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

New Rome is a member of the Spinward Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

New Rome Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
New Rome primary

F8 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.144 5700 - 6400 2.126
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01096 0.12094 1.16 - 1.89 1.096 10.96
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
New Rome secondary

M0 V

Secondary 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

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1938 New Rome (Imperial)

Starport: Class IV - Naval.

Diameter: 7,995 miles (12,800 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 70%.
Climate: Cold.
Population: 700 million.
Government: Subjigated by Glisten.
Control Level: 5.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 5.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The government is controlled from Glisten. The naval base hosts elements of the 100th Fleet.

Imperial world in the Glisten subsector. New Rome was originally a secondary world in what was at the time called the Bellion System. Forcibly settled in 86 with political exiles from the Imperium, the selection of this unpromising world was dictated by a vindictive Imperial admiral. When Bellion first expanded into space, their neighbors on New Rome were able to provide them with valuable technical assistance and became a privileged part of Bellion society. New Rome prospered and became the site of most of the system's heavy industry. Eventually the majority of the system's population lived on New Rome and the system was accordingly renamed to reflect that.

Bellion was originally settled by refugees from the fall of the Sindalian Empire. It regressed to pre-industrial technology, but was edging back into TL–6 by the time it was contacted by the Scouts in 54. They placed it under administrative interdict, but around 82 Imperial traders (who were ignoring the interdict) gave Bellion's development a tremendous boost, and in 92 Bellion launched its first interplanetary craft. Contact with the neighbors on New Rome provided another boost, and the first jump-capable vessel stood ready in 98. The interdict was formally lifted three years later.

Bellion soon became a power in the immediate area, claiming sovereignty over several nearby worlds, notably Aki. The Imperium never accepted these claims, but Bellion's economic and cultural influence on its neighbors was undeniable. In 165 a small task force dispatched by the Duke of Iilidu had to replace Bellion's government with one that was more amenable to reason. The fractious world remained a problem for the Imperium for many years, but eventually a working relationship developed, and in 349 Bellion was declared a 'Friend and Ally of the Imperium'. 43 years later, in 392, it and its economic dependents joined the Imperium en bloc and Bellion became the capital of the newly-created the County of Bellion.

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