Saffron (Da 3018) (world)

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Saffron/Kuriishe (Dagudashaag 3018)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population1 Low (10)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Company or Corporation
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1218
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 13
Economic Extension
Labor0Barren (1)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 3
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 130,490
Port passengers (annual) 0

Saffron supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Saffron, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Kaagii Shim.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Saffron is a member of the Sylean Main. The naval base hosts elements of the 185th Fleet.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History & Background[edit]

The planet Saffron, or New Saffron as it used to be called, is a private research facility owned by Saffron Tech, subsidized heavily by Imperial coffers. Saffron Tech is headed up by Professor Bej Siwel, one of the Imperium’s foremost scientists. Corporate visitors will be well served by the excellent starport, and will be unaware of the Imperial Navy ships in orbit. The Navy maintains a presence at Saffron to thwart untoward attempts by outsiders to obtain the advanced technology available on the planet.

Until 1099, only high ranking military officials and the Emperor himself are aware that Saffron was under the indirect control of the Imperium, via the back door subsidy that Saffron Tech received from it. Professor Siwel and all at Saffron Tech were also unaware that the Imperium has designated it as an Imperial Research Station - designation; Lambda-3. Siwel’s assistant Marla Gray was revealed, by an undercover INDISS Reporter, to be an Imperial agent. INDISS uncovered that the Imperium was considering taking over the facility and using their scientific discoveries for military applications. When the truth of the Imperium's involvement was uncovered, Saffron Tech managed to arrange for the Imperium to back out while maintaining its core funding. Public opinion was such that they also agreed that Saf-Tech discoveries in future would only be used in non-military applications.

Since then, Saffron has made a deal with Naasirka to develop some of their research for civilian use.

References and contributors[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.