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|Stuart/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1716)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
Stuart is a rich, agricultural world with improving living conditions due to a bustling agro-economy.
- As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
- This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
- This world is rich with high-grade living conditions, a good climate, and a non-harmful environment. Immigration registration for this world is always in high demand.
- It is a member of the Principality of Caledon in the Caledon Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector.
- This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
- This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with ground forces.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Primary: Bangyian, spectral class F4V. ICN S4G0106F4V. Mass 1.38 standard. Stellar Diameter 1.46 standard. Luminosity 4.42 standard.
Planetary System: Six major bodies. One inhabited world (Stuart, V). Three gas giants. Two planetoid belts.
V Stuart: Mean orbital radius, 228.89 million kilometers (1.53 AU). Period 588.4 days. No satellites. Diameter 9634 km. Density 1.0 standard. Mass 0.422 standard. Mean surface gravity .75G. Rotation period: 27 hours, 14 minutes, 20 seconds. Axial inclination 6°30'44.4". Albedo .40 standard. Surface atmospheric pressure .95 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage 85%; composition water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature 16°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
Remarks: The current colony on Stuart was established during the early stages of the Principality of Caledon's expansion into space. However, Stuart has always been something of a mystery because of the stories concerning a previous, failed colony on the world established during the first wave of colonization of the Caledon region by humans from the Terran Confederation.
Records of this first settlement are scanty. It is believed, however, that some 3,000 colonists came to Stuart from Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1815) to found a new world. They sent back glowing reports of the lush climate and primitive beauty of the new planet, but a supply ship which orbited several months later could not establish radio contact or locate a landing beacon. It set down where the colony had been built, but found no sign of the people - only the buildings they had left behind. A fragmentary log tape was found which told of a virulent plague, and a plan by survivors to trek to a new site where plague-carrying animals did not flourish. But no trace of the colony was found.
Stuart was left alone after that, considered a "jinx" by some, and a potential plague planet by others. Eventually, in -219, it was resettled, and superior medical technology prevented a recurrence of the plagues which troubled the first colony. The original town, at the mouth of the Great River and the edge of the Tangleglade Jungle, is preserved to this day, restored as a historical landmark. Questions about the fate of the first colony are still common, and archaeologists and other scholars occasionally seek answers at the colony site, but little hope now remains of unearthing the truth.
Of course, stories have circulated from time to time of worthwhile leads or even complete solutions to the mystery. It is variously held that Reavers captured the surviving colonists and sold them into slavery, that an intelligent native race exists in the deep jungle which wiped out the settlers, or that the colony survived, and lives to this day, in some paradise deep in the heart of the jungle. None of the stories is supported by proof, but it is undeniably true that explorers in the jungle have reported strange noises, glimpses of unknown beings, and other enigmas which are often claimed as proof for either of the latter two theories.
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