Stirling (RD 1415) (world)

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Stirling/Scotian Deep (Reaver's Deep 1415)
Classic Era (1115)
A957865-C
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (200 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G0 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Stirling is a pre-agricultural, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
  • This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with military ground forces.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Stirling (RD 1415) Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Stirling (RD 1415) Primary Yellow G0 V None


System Data[edit]

Primary: ???, spectral class G0 V.

  • ICN S4F0605G0V.
  • Mass, 1.1 standard.
  • Stellar diameter, 1.18 standard.
  • Luminosity, 1.5 standard.

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Stirling is a pleasant, temperate world about 16,000 kilometers in diameter, about 70% covered in oceans that tend to be dense with dissolved metals and minerals.

  • The atmosphere is thin by Caledonian standards - the locals are well-adapted to it, but visitors from worlds with denser atmospheres are well-advised to wear respirators until they can acclimate themselves.
  • The thin atmosphere, the highly subdivided ocean areas and very even distribution of the system's ambient star light gives Stirling phenomenally placid weather. The planet has, literally, one season; Terran observers have called it a sort of endless early autumn.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Its land masses were formed by volcanic activity along the main planet's many tectonic plates, which have remained fairly stable from a seismic sense for millions of years. As a result, rather than a few large continents, most of the land mass on Stirling is formed from long, snake-like chains of igneous land along the tectonic plate edges (called "Moles" in local parlance), giving the land mass a complex topology, and splitting the oceans up into many smaller bodies of water, frequently divided by low ithsmuses or turbulent straits.

"Dalwhinnie", an equatorial mole with an exceptionally agreeable climate. One large atoll off Dalwhinnie's coast - the peaks of a massive volcano whose immense crater is underwater - is called the Opal Lagoon, famous for its clear, deep, blue water. It is a tourist destination, featuring resorts around the edge of the crater.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a member of the Principality of Caledon in the Scotian Deep Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector.

World Starport[edit]

Stirling (RD 1415) has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

Stirling's starport is a crossroads of trade for the spinward reaches of the Principality, as well as a key access point for traffic between the Aslan states and the middle of the Imperium.

While small, Stirling is one of the Principality's key starship building centers. Fairmile Shipbuilding Pty maintains its large orbital yard, as well as its downport, a center for production of smaller streamlined starships (including mass production of the seminal Fairmile Model G Class Scout and other designs).

World Technology Level[edit]

Stirling (RD 1415) possesses a Technology Level of TL–12 or TL-C in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Stirling (RD 1415) is a Captive Government or Colony.

  • It is a government by a leadership answerable to an outside group, a colony or conquered area.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Vassal State.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Federation .

World Law Level[edit]

The Stirling system is governed by the Caledonian military - specifically a department of the Caledonian General Staff whose chief executive is the "Military Commissioner", by tradition a three-star flag officer alternating between the Army and Navy.

In 723 the then-commander, Vice-Admiral Gavin MacDougall (22nd Viscount of Invermourgh), to help give the system's burgeoning civil sector a stake in the development, convened an elected Civic Council. The Council, an elected body of 57 representatives from around the planet, serves as a civil adjunct to the Military Commissioner's office, legislating civil law and adminstering a small budget.

The system also sends members from 29 local Shires to the Parliament, elected at large by citizens in the districts, as well as three Senators to the Grand Senate, selected by the Civil Council and approved by the Military Commission.

World Military[edit]

  • This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
  • This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with ground forces.

World Economy[edit]

Stirling is the home of many of the major merchant houses of the Principality of Caledon, including the Scotian Deep Trading Company. It was also the home of one of the richest merchant princes, Winchestur Mollh.

The Stirling economy has three pillars:

  • The Navy
  • Commerce
  • Trade

The starport does a brisk trade in building and repairs for Navy ships, as well as serving as a homeport for one of the Royal Caledonian Navy's larger task forces. Aberwythie, abutting the downport, is a major base town, and the entertainment district of Doughglennie is renowned among traders in Reaver's Deep and beyond for its variety of choices and fairly libertarian mores.

The system - especially the commercial center at Porroghcraiggie, about 20 km from the downport - is home to many of Caledon's major trading houses. When the Defense Ministry began its land grant system back in the 900s, many established trading houses and enterpreneurs alike, drawn by free land and low to nonexistant taxes - flocked to the system. They set up colonies on prime land around the system (especially on Andrew's Mole, the main "continent"), which served as bases for corporate colonies. These commercial colonies usually followed a common pattern; a commercial center and a grav port, surrounded by bedroom communities connected to the center by road and/or rail, and often surrounded by farmland and estates granted to nobles.

The main trade items are star and spaceships, technology of all types, and a fair quantity of exotic ores and gems unique to Stirling's volcanic origins.

Trade Data[edit]

Offworld Connections: The Caledonian military is a constant, omnipresent connection, as are commercial links between Stirling and Caledon.

The Caledon Royal Mail operation is among the busiest in the Principality, launching and receiving daily couriers to and from Glenelg, Dunbarton, Knoydart and Annan. A variety of transportation services (and free-lance haulers) also haul freight and passengers to these systems, with several departures, official and unofficial, per day.

Trading Houses[edit]

Most major trading houses maintain offices - frequently very large ones - at the capitol on Caledon, but the headquarters for many of them are on their immense corporate estates on Stirling.

Among the most notable are:

  • Caledon Ventures, which along with Scotian Deep Trading Company were two of the first and largest land grant recipients. Their corporate estates, on the west coast of Andrews Mole, were among the most opulent and prosperous on the planet. Since their merger in 1013, the two estates have merged as well, creating an immense corporate reservation about 100km from the downport.
  • Muir Holdings - an immense investment house that built a staggering fortune investing in business ventures in the spinward reaches of the Principality. Its corporate estate, Muirton (population 125,000) is one of the more prosperous enclaves in the Principality.
  • Abercrombie & Rajahendra - a huge retailer of consumer goods.
  • Glasgow and MacGlennie Endeavours Pty - A large commercial manufacturer of mood-altering refreshments, from fermented and distilled beverage products and organic mood agents to highly-refined psychopharmaceuticals. Depending on the law level of the market planet, these can be either sold to the recreational or medical markets, or both. The business has made G&M phenomenally wealthy.

World Demographics[edit]

Most of the population (95%) are of Caledonian human descent.

While the government is controlled by the military and the commercial sector is dominated by the huge trading houses, the people of Stirling are a rowdy, stubborn, libertarian lot.

The descendants of the small Aslan settlement native to the system at discovery still survive on Stirling, and co-exist fairly well with the humans, having largely learned the local human language and assimilated to at least some of the social customs. While most live in an all-Aslan community (and the vestigial remains of a Class E starport, now serving as an intra-system gravport), with enough land to allow them to exercise their culture's innate territoriality) on the Rasher Mole (a land mass across Loch Bearnie, about 600km from Andrews' Mole), a community at "Aslansburt", abutting the downport next to Doughglennie, comprising Aslans who are mostly more-assimiliated to human-style living, is the home to a thriving community that lives off of trade with the Hierate, providing interpreters, services to passing Aslan ships and crews, and expertise. The Rasher's Mole shire recently sent an Aslan member to the House of Delegates, the first non-human member ever to serve in that body.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

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Urbanization[edit]

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World Infrastructure[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

In -70, a Royal Caledonian Expeditionary Service mission made first contact in the system - a vital interstellar "crossroads" connecting much of what would become the spinward region of the Principality. It was also a key stopping-off point for Reaver and Aslan explorers, too - and while the Aslan contacts were generally civil and fairly rare (there was a tiny Aslan settlement on the planet), the Reavers were another matter. When the RCES set up a planetside Scout base in 369, Reavers almost immediately attacked; the Battle of Stirling Downport in 370 was one the RCES' seminal, legendary events, and the casus belli of the Reaver War. The base was quickly upgraded to a naval base, and Stirling became the forward base in the Reaver War, and the jumping off point for all subsequent Caleodonian expansion to spinward.

In 525, a combination of pressure from business interests, military desire to create civil infrastructure to support their base, and an urge to prevent over crowding on other systems in the Principality led to the Opening of Stirling - the issuance of "Warrants", or land grants to corporations, nobles and other civil parties on Stirling's planetside. These warrants, on a planet with no native tax system, led to Stirling growing virtually overnight into a business colossus, even by Caledonian standards.

World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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