Tapsa-64 (world)

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Tapsa-64/Piah (Foreven 2040)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population1 Low (50)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
New Era (1200)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population3 Low ( thousand)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Planetoid Belts 3
Gas Giants 1

Tapsa-64 is an industrial world.

  • 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]

Tapsa-64 Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Non-canon: Tapsa-64 was only settled by the Avalar Consulate in the aftermath of the Third Frontier War. The Consulate had originally passed over the world because of its lack of resources, and remote location. Only the Avalar military made regular trips to the system, to either prevent illegal settlement, or for naval maneuvers.

  • But during the war, the success of Imperial commerce raiders and privateers, and the postwar increase in piracy that resulted, pointed out a window of vulnerability within the Avalar frontier. It was feared that in a future war, the Imperium would use bases along the lower Beyond-Foreven interface to attack Zhodani shipping into the Trojan Reach, and weaken the Avalars. Tapsa-64 was settled with mostly military personnel, and a naval base was built to protect the approaches to the Avalar Corridor, particularly nearby Estyske and Belisha (The Beyond 1701).
  • The base served its function well in the next two frontier wars, forcing the Imperials to avoid deep penetration raids into Foreven or Beyond. The base also served another important purpose. It supported Zhodani task forces operating in Trojan Reach. In fact, the unit involved in the Ganulph Maneuver originated from Tapsa-64. The world developed a heavy Zhodani presence as a result of this cooperation, and the base also saw Tozjabr and Consulate Guard commando units stationed as part of its normal garrison.
  • But much more interesting was the world's slow transformation into a military training and testing center. The Zhodani poured billions into constructing facilities to produce needed munitions and supplies away from their main supply bases. A number of training facilities were constructed as well, including a number of psionic test facilities. Test and operation ranges were constructed both for joint maneuvers, and to keep Zhodani Deeprim patrols in fighting trim.
  • The post-Collapse period ended the rationale for the base. It also ended the centuries-old alliance between the Zhodani and the Avalars. By 1150 the base had been abandoned by the Zhodani, and the facilities were shuttered and placed into mothballs. Currently, only a handful of old factories are still in operation, producing spare parts for the Avalar's dwindling inventory of Zhodani military designs and equipment. Large parts of the world are still off-limits to civilian personnel, and rumors abound about the actual extent and function of its facilities.
  • Despite the continuing closure of the world, visitors are given a warm welcome at the starport. Apparently the Consulate government is trying to sell or convert a number of now-unnecessary facilities for civilian use, and the downport is the main sales and advertising office for this conversion effort. Travellers will encounter special tour groups, sales offices, or shops full of goods produced as samples of military conversion.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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