Talak (world)

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Talak/Cabala (Far Frontiers 1537)
Classic Era (1115)
D687839-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (400 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G7 III
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 1
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Talak is a pre-agricultural, moderate population rich garden world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • Garden worlds are known for their near-ideal utopian environments conducive to most sophonts, plants, animals, and other forms of life.
  • It is a pre-agricultural world with an environment suitable for large scale agricultural and livestock industries that have not yet been widely developed.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
  • This is a temperate world, with a climate of pleasant, average temperatures, considered to be an ideal or near-ideal environment by many different sophont species.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Cabala Subsector of Far Frontiers Sector.


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Talak Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Talak Primary Yellow G7 III Nijet


System Data[edit]

The second planet, Talak, is much more astrographically ordinary. It has eight small equatorial continents and a decidedly cool climate. It was split among several warring nations until unified in 1097, after which it unexpectedly developed a space program to invade and occupy the inhabited portion of Vahjdi.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Planet II - primary inhabited planet of the Talak system. Orbital radius 4284000 km. Orbital period 78 standard days. Rotational period 6.78 days. Diameter 10899 Km. Density 1.05. Surface Gravity .89 G.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Characteristics: eight small, equatorial continents. Most land is rugged, mountainous, with narrow fjords and numerous glaciers. Talak is at the outer boundary of its star's habitable zone (mean equatorial temperature 8°+/- 10° C) . Talak is inhabited throughout the equatorial regions by humans of Vilani descent - Tech Level approximately 6.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Talak has a poor quality starport.

  • A Class D Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many skilled personnel who can perform minor repair work.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class very rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World Technology Level[edit]

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World Government[edit]

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World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

Talak was, until recently, a collection of rival states at war with one another. Human occupation of the system goes back at least two thousand years, probably to early human colonizing efforts in the region, efforts that proved abortive and resulted in a scattering of technically primitive lost colonies in several local systems.

Talak's internecine wars ended ten years ago, when one of the more powerful states, named Kartuk, developed primitive fission weapons and broke the military stalemate. Talak is now united under a senate of Kartukan military officers led by a Triumvirate elected from the senate's own ranks.

As with all dictatorships faced with peace, Kartuk needed some outside foe to unify the people in purpose and willingness to acce pt hardship. The technology which won the war was marshaled toward the conquest of space, and soon fleets of primitive transports were making the crossing to Vahjdi (world), bringing civilization and unity to the barbarians discovered there.

This development shocked FDI observers; no one thought Talak capable of such an undertaking at her present level of technology. Talak and Vahjdi have similar orbital velocities and pass, at their closets, within several million kilometers of one another. About every two standard years, the two worlds are quite close for almost six months and a crossing made by chemical rockets takes just a few weeks.

World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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