Platon (world)

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Platon/Rure (Gushemege 1412)
Milieu 0
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population1 Low (70)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (80 thousand)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
New Era (1200)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (50 thousand)
GovernmentU Hiver supervised anarchy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 0

Platon is a nonindustrial water world, which has 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water.

  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 10% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • 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.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Rure Subsector of Gushemege Sector in the Domain of Vland.
  • This world has a nearby Imperial Way Station.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Uumge En.
  • This world was colonized by and is controlled from Ushamdidishar (world).

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Local Nobility[edit]

Platon, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

History-Era: New Era[edit]

Platon was Strephon's most important science station, working on advanced topics like white globes, improved gravity and HPGs, research of arcane science nobody was able to understand except the core team working on that area was also Platons playground. Those include TL–G applications of CABAl, that are linked neuro activity scanners and the Avery project.

When virus arrived in form of a mother strain, it mutated to a hobbist. The scientists first didn't recognized why the computer sometimes found unusual answers out of range of their TL–G holographic expert system. The virus didn't harm them, and she preferred to stay in background as longs as her children are playing so nice. Some humans had their mind about what happened, but the last ship send to Usdiki didn't return.

Platon was even recontacted by the Empire of Last Sane in 1141, and everything was fine, except that the C section had a power plant failure and stripped for spare parts to have the life support for the other sections working. Nobody knew about still ongoing experiment in this section. Only robots were send there because of contamination.

When in 17-1143 a liner of the Last Sane arrived with the spare parts for section C and two containers of technicians (about 60 people in 4*17 dt) to bring it up and running again, unexpected laser fire from starport destroyed the ship. The following examination of section C killed about 5,000 humans and 34 robots of the Last Sane until the mother hobbyist was disabled. While several subsections were contaminated to fake a dirty power plant failure, most parts were up and running and still working on the CABAl project, and other applications of neuro technology and psionic neuro enhancements.

The Moot decided not to continue the CABAl project for ethical reasons.

As the CABAl project was linked with Strephons last project called Avery. A liner was sent to the Regency, because of importance of the Avery project for the next generations. FDR intelligence reported that Avery left the Regency in 1149 traveling corewards. On board he had the complete liners crew including the 3 mainframes and 5 robots. Strephon had intended to use TL–G emulation of synaptic linked networks, to have an AI on silicoid base for backup astrogation, as human astrogators encounter problems with the wave and probably fail. Using an awaken crew was a well found alternative for the Regency to speed up the Avery project, and to avoid problems like Kinunir or Moscito accidents.

Platon is now back to be the most important science station. Main projects are TL–C firewalling technique, neural activity scanners, white globes, and life support systems. Especially firewalling sells well to humans, while neural activity scanners is the bestseller to awaken, so the system is prospering well to allow more arcane experiments like those of the recently discovered misjump drive.

The city itself is floating and able to dive to a deep of 2000 miles under water, and to become nearly invisible to even the most sophisticated sensors. The actual position is only known to fleet commanders. As Platon is a primary target for a black war strike, the main world has a force of at least a CruRon in high guard positions. Any travel has to stop at the naval base in a 70 diameters orbit. Only a fleet of special vessels are allowed to enter the atmosphere, and to deliver passengers and freight to the city. As any research section has to be open to any absolvent of the university, to avoid a second CABAl affair, Platon sees a high amount of interorbital traffic and the fleet of support shuttles is increasing every year. Its thought to move the TL–C research to Usdiki to lessen this pressure.

Because of the known freedom of speech in Platon, many ships are sailing under Platon's flag.

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