Thursday, April 27, 2017


System: Tethys
Hex Location: 2128
Star Type: Double A1 V, G9 V (close)
Number of Worlds: 11
Gas Giants: 3
Planetoid Belt: Asteroid and comet belt

Starport Type: C
World Size: Earth-sized
Atmosphere Type: Earth-like
Surface Water: 90%
Population: Large (2 billion)
Political Affiliation: Bern Monarchy, Carrick Grand Marches
Notes: The first colonized world in the Carrick is Tethys, an extremely watery world (although the seas are often shallow; less than a thousand feet deep over vast expanses) with no native inhabitants.  While there was plenty of marine life native to the world, it's also become a vast farm world in many ways for giant mats of floating plankton, edible seaweed, and fish of various origins, many imported from off-world.

There's also a fair bit of industry; the vast reserves of water as cooling and a solution for chemicals, etc. is important. The water itself can be converted fairly easily into refined fuel, which is available at multiple locations across the planet, and which is actually a major export. Overall, this tends to be a prosperous and peaceful world.  This of course brings with it demand for more services.  A Dhangetan is rumored to operate a crime ring from a "palace" somewhere in a deeper part of the sea.  Smuggling of banned substances, spice, weapons, and even slave labor is not unknown.

Cetians make up a large portion of the settlers here, which makes sense, but there are a lot of humans too, who live in "sea stacks"—skyscraper-like buildings that actually only rise a few stories above the surface in most cases, but which stretch downwards to anchor on the sea floor.  Floating ship cities that can migrate across the surface are also common, although "city" might be overstating it, as even the biggest of these rarely hold more than a couple tens of thousands of people at max capacity.

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