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|Army Size (BEs)||3000|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||3,755|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||525,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||188,900|
Pavabid is a garden world with an environment conducive to most sophonts. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a Human dominated Non-Aligned world in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world was once known as Degaran to the Sindalian Empire.
Astrography & Planetology
Pavabid is a member of the Spinward Main. Pavabid is a member of the Collace Arm.
Pavabid is a world with near-average gravity, standard atmosphere, temperate climate, and bountiful water. With its near-average gravity, standard atmosphere, temperate climate, and bountiful water, Pavabid is potentially a rich world. However, due to the policies of its theocratic regime, the planet's wealth and technological development lag far behind those of its less well-endowed neighbors Collace (Spinward Marches 1237) and Trexalon (Spinward Marches 1339).
Pavabid Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Pavabid
Primary Main Sequence 0.5376 3100 - 3900 0.064 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.0052 0.02098 0.2 - 0.33 0.52 5.2 Orbit # * * 0 1 6
IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey
1238 Pavabid (Independent) - Amber Zone
Starport: Class III.
Diameter: 5,966 miles (9,500 km).
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Control Level: 4.
Tech Level: 6.
World Trade Number: 4.5.
History & Background (Dossier)
Some suspect that there was a population on this world by the 400's, who were refugees from the Sindalian Empire .
It was settled by colonists soon after the first complete IISS survey of the system in 502.
Pavabid's 700 million inhabitants live in a stagnant, inflexible society that stifles intellectual and economic growth. Since immigration and emigration are illegal, interstellar trade is tightly restricted, and information is strictly controlled, the majority of the inhabitants can conceive of no other way of life. Most live in small towns built around light industry that are separated by expansive agricultural districts.
Offworlders are permitted on the planet only at the Pavabid Starport and Trade Enclave. This area of four square kilometers is completely cut off from the rest of Pavabid by hundreds of kilometers of wilderness and water, in order to prevent outside contamination of pure Pavabidian society. It is staffed by only the most loyal members of the Thearchy and guarded by church troops. The law level in the trade enclave is 8; in normal Pavabid society it is 9 or even A. The Travellers' Aid Society has classified Pavabid as an amber zone (dangerous) because it is easy to run afoul of its many laws even within the trade enclave.
Pavabid is ruled by a religious dictatorship established in 780. This deeply-entrenched theocracy is a rigid offshoot of the widespread Church of the Stellar Divinity, led by the Son of the Star, Thearch and Divine Ruler of Pavabid. All activities are regarded as religious in nature, and the church enforces strict rules of behavior governing even the most mundane aspects of everyday life.
Pavabid has become a bone of contention in the ongoing 'cold war' between Collace and Trexalon. Ever since iridium deposits were discovered on Pavabid, both sides have been competing for the Son of the Star's favor in order to secure mineral exploitation rights. To date, however, he has rejected both parties’ advances due to fears that introducing large numbers of off-world miners would irrevocably pollute Pavabid's pure theocratic society.
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches (Game Designers Workshop, 1979), 18-19.
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches Campaign (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), 18-19.
- Lawrence Schick, William H. Keith Jr., J. Andrew Keith. Divine Intervention/Night of Conquest (Game Designers Workshop, 1982), DI4.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 94-100. (UWP only)
- Rob Caswell. "Domain of Deneb: Sector Data." MegaTraveller Journal 3 (1992): 47-58. (UWP only)
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 48-49.
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 73-77.
- Hans Rancke-Madsen, "The Outrim Frontier." JTAS Online (June 19, 2007)
- Mike West. The Spinward States (Avenger Enterprises, 2008), 110. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty. The Spinward Marches (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), .
- Martin Dougherty. Behind the Claw (Mongoose Publishing, 2019), 123-127.
- ↑ "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com