Taratun (world)

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Taratun/Khouth (Corridor 0603)
Milieu 0
D893111-4
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population1 Low (40)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
Classic Era (1115)
D893443-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
New Era (1200)
X893000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M5 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3

Taratun is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Khouth Subsector of Corridor Sector in the Domain of Vland.
  • This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling IISS starships and personnel.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Amir Za.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

Another low tech harvesting colony on a world orbiting a Mira variable star.

  • In this case the primary star Kulan spouts huge flares of carbon and hydrogen, coating nearby worlds in sticky tar like substances.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The colony consisted of skimmers who would heat this material, pump it aboard tankers for export to industrial worlds.

  • This material is very low grade, and is mainly used as asphalt or deriving aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • The fate of the colony here is a mystery, as no record of its existence can be determined after 1127.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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