Blue Giant:Campaign Sector Star Index

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STAR INDEX[edit]

Star Planet Settlements Affiliations Notes
Damocles Damocles 1 Damocles 1 research station N/A Red Giant at the heart of the Damocles cluster
Dionysus -- -- N/A Black hole companion to Damocles
Gunners Grave Li-Bos Reunion Gordon-Cedar --
Zophos Langdon Gordonshome, Churchill Gordon-Cedar --
Osada III Porter Bradley Gordon-Cedar --
Shiawase Redhall Knatch, Terrace City S.Y.L.A --
Webb-Taylor Bossa Nova Kinghorn Independent --
Marino Poon Tang Thackery City S.Y.L.A Never name your planet by public lottery
Osada IX San Leone Heretic City Independent Named after its savior
Munro Pancake Mirandon Independent Blank Planet - Make your own.
Iron Content Newland Newland City S.Y.L.A --
Durge Morrow Slough Research Station N/A It's like a swamp, only wetter.
Gladstone Utopia 7 Utopia 7 Utopians Come to Utopia 7, we've got golf, and real swans!
Osada V Ko-Loy Sorathia HQ Sorathia Former Grand Imperial Fleet HQ
Osada XXII Intersector Midway Sorathia Crossroads between the Federation and Empire.
Koyama Tatara Tatara Base Sorathia You there, let's see some ID.
Laura's Smile 3K ? Sorathia --
Baker Star Hangover Town Independent The whole planet looks hung over.
Newstar Breda -- ? Blank Planet - Make your own.
Cesity Star Cesity Too Canyon Town Independent Our planet? It's called Cesity too.
Daniv Daniv 1 Alpha Daniv 1 Research Station. N/A The Blue Giant. Fourth brightest star in the galaxy.
No Go Bone-Ring Bone-Ring Roach Hum-ans are not welc-ome here.
Petros Major Petros 1 Gifted City Independent Five moons and a green sun.
Petros Minor Magnifico! Magnifico's Throne Petros I am Petros Magnifico! Welcome to my worlds.

STARS[edit]

BAKER STAR[edit]

Baker Star is a smallish K type yellow star situated just a few light years off the central plane of the Milky Way. There is nothing particularly remarkable about it, except for the high death rate of rocky inner planets in the inner solar system. There are six distinct asteroid belts surrounding the star, all rich in unexploited metal wealth and only one small gas giant in an orbit too far out to disturb the orbit of the rocks in the inner solar system. In between the asteroid belts are five small inner planets.

Baker’s Star 1 is a heavily cratered metallic world with no atmosphere. Baker’s Star 2 – 4 are heavily cratered high metallic content planets with an even mix of metal and rock and hot thick carbon dioxide atmospheres.

Hangover[edit]

Hangover is one of five inner planets to have survived to adulthood, but it didn't survive unscathed. Sometime in the planets recent history, a huge object, possibly a small moonlet, struck the planet punching a crater in the surface covering a thirtieth of the planets surface. From space the crater looks like a huge black circular continent, surrounded by a moat of red lava. Canyons of lava radiate out through fractures in the massive crater wall and the whole region is surrounded by a thin blue sea. To the settlers it resembled nothing more than a single huge bloodshot eye, floating in space.

The rest of the planet consists of forty separate continents that fit together like crazy paving, separated by deep and stormy water filled channels between one and sixty kilometres wide. It is slightly heavier than Earth at 1.1g and richer in heavy metals. The cataclysm warmed the surface of the planet enough to make comfortable life possible, and completely wiped out the larger indigenous animal life, although some of the local plant life survived. Almost nothing is known of the previous conditions of the planet as the eighty settlers who live there do not have the luxury time required to investigate.

Town

The town was founded by settlers who crashed there in 3080. Most of the settlers live within a day's travel of the town, with a few scattered by choice or necessity onto neighbouring continents. The settlers are independent but originate from a SYLA (federation) aligned colony world. The town and the crash are developed further in the Hangover scenario.

Baker’s Star 6 is a small cold gas giant responsible for steering many many comets into the inner solar system.

CESITY[edit]

Cesity is a large K type yellow star with a single Earth-like world in the Damocles cluster. It is a main sequence orange star in the prime of life. It has one inner planet - Cesity Too which has one large moon and two outer gas giants Cesity 2 and Cesity 3. They have the usual menagerie of small moons.

Cesity Too[edit]

Cesity Too is the only planet in the star system. Cesity Too has a rich variety of terrains but no seas larger than a four hundred kilometres across. There are several continental plates, but they are not particularly active. The edges of the continents tend to be delineated by rift valleys and small, broken mountain ranges. The north and south poles are chilly, but not frozen and the equator is an unpleasantly hot desert region. The weather consists of rain, dust storms, tornadoes, thunder and fog. Big spectacular typhoons and hurricanes would require more ocean to build up strength, so they never occur.

Canyon Town

The settlers are of Camby stock but are sociable enough to outsiders. Most of the settlers live on a vast plain in the southern half of the planet bordered on the north and south by two small seas, on the east by an arid super-canyon and the west by mountains. The settlers who live there chose a small peninsula surrounded by canyon in order to better protect themselves from an indigenous creature called an Agrosaur. The main settlement is called Canyon Town. It is a typical dusty settlement with two law enforcement officials (Sheriff and Deputy) and a few bars to cater for the locals and the cattlemen.

O.R.C Headquarters

A corporation - The Offworld Ranching Corporation, has recently set up business, leasing land from the settlers to breed cattle on. The corporate headquarters sit in the lea of the western mountains. The plains in the middle are perfect cattle country. The corporation has access to some fairly modern technology, but being a business, money is tight and the place looks a bit shabby.

The planet has a number of native life forms most of which can consume organic chemicals in one form or another. The most notable creature on the planet is the Agrosaur a giant crocodile the size of a jumbo-jet.

DAMOCLES AND DIONYSUS[edit]

Damocles A is a Red Giant that has an eccentric orbit around a fairly average black hole called Dionysus. The black hole is drawing matter from the star at an irregular rate depending on how close the two objects are to each other. As a result Damocles pulses and bulges alarmingly and unpredictably. Astronomers cannot predict exactly when Damocles will go super-nova and guesses range from three hundred to three hundred thousand years. 'Not in our lifetime.' they say with confidence before leaving on the next ship out.

Damocles B: Dionysus is a black hole. Seventy five years ago it was a red giant that went supernova destroying every planet in the binary system except one. It’s still settling into its new role and redecorating the system with a new nebula. A combination of a hydrogen stream from Damocles to Dionysus and a lot of debris makes the system a navigation hazard. The shell of the Dionysus super-nova is now one hundred and fifty light years in radius and not only makes for a very pretty backdrop to the inhabited planets night sky, but a surprisingly bumpy ride for any spaceship passing through it for the first time.

Damocles A1: The iron core of a huge metal rich world still orbits Damocles A. There is a Federation research station there, studying both the binary and the recently exposed core of the planet.

Damocles Cluster[edit]

The Damocles binary is at the centre of a cluster of main sequence orange stars which suspiciously all have earth-like inhabitable worlds orbiting them. This is known as the Damocles Cluster.

DANIV[edit]

Daniv A is a blue hypergiant of approximately 510 solar masses, orbited by a much smaller blue giant star and a single planet. Daniv attracted a lot of attention, even before the sector was settled. A ridiculously large star, it has long been the subject of scientific study. Probes were sent to study it as early as 2660, and the research team led by future emperor John Braxen studied it in 2691. The sometimes inhabited research station on Daniv 1 is the oldest surviving human site in this part of the galaxy. One of the most interesting things about Daniv is that the star itself is less than a million years old. It is in an area devoid of other stars, leading to the theory that it has either swallowed up all the stars around it or that it was somehow an only child in a vast interstellar nursery of hydrogen gas.

Daniv B is an O type blue giant star of approximately 180 solar masses.

Daniv 1 Alpha[edit]

Daniv A1: Daniv 1 Alpha is a crazy mixed up kid of a planet that foolishly chose to orbit Daviv. Or it could just be a rogue planet caught in its gravity. It orbits Daniv at a range of 1.8 billion KM (further than Saturn from the Sun) and Daniv still fills up half the sky. The planet has a clear nitrogen atmosphere, the nitrogen is produced by the respiration of the plants on the planet. The oceans of the planet resemble water but consist of superheated long chain polymer molecules. The oceans maintain a balmy 500 degrees centigrade whereas the atmosphere varies from 590 degrees C at midday (190 in the shade) to 90 degrees C at midnight. The planet has a twenty hour day and a two thousand day year. The planet consists of two main continents, one takes up most of the northern hemisphere and the other lies in a crescent around the south pole.

The life forms on Daniv 1 Alpha are highly energetic creatures made of metal, heat resistant ceramics and highly volatile liquid chemicals. They are usually highly polished or have a very thick crust of blackened plastic skin, which looks white anyway because of the amount of light. Napalm, thermite, plasma and nitrogen-based explosives are typical defence mechanisms.

Daniv 1 Research Station Daniv 1 Research Station is a heavily insulated, solar powered research facility built on the coast of the northern continent near a deep shadow filled canyon which is large enough to land medium sized spaceships in. The research station is usually automated but has emergency supplies and a S.P.I.K.E.


DURGE[edit]

Durge is a small and relatively cool orange star in the vicinity of Damocles. It has a number of rocky inner planets with no atmosphere and two large brownish black gas giants out towards the edge of the system.

Morrow[edit]

Morrow is the fourth planet in the Durge system. It has a single small ice cap on the south pole of the planet and a fairly temperate climate. Most of the planet is swampy lowlands filled with swamps, marshes, jungles, rain forests and more swamps. The climate is unpleasantly humid neer the equator, ranging through foggy up to wet and windy in the cooler regions. Rain lashed mountain ranges and hills offer slick muddy slopes and wet highland moors for contrast. You could settle there, but you wouldn't want to.

There are many bug, amphibians and slithering things, but the only things of any danger are the slough. Slough are long wood skinned segmented beasts like tree limbs connected by universal joints, each joint having one grasping limb and each slough having between 5 and 10 segments. When crossing open terrain they have all the speed and grace of a deck chair falling down stairs. In forested swamps they brachiate though the trees, and they swim like clumsy water snakes. Greater slough are huge, each segment the size of a person. Lesser slough are sentient and each segment is about the same size as a human arm.

Slough Research Station An Imperial university and a flarin laboratory have set up a joint research station (a set of prefabricated aluminium huts on stilts) in the northern hemisphere to study the lesser slough. There is a patch of dry land nearby large enough to land a supply ship and there are a couple of canoes.


GLADSTONE[edit]

Gladstone is a typical orange star about the same size and age as the sun. The planet has three rocky inner planets and three large ringed gas giants.

Utopia 7[edit]

Utopia 7 is the third planet in the system. It is earth-like, has two small northern oceans and one large southern ocean. There are two large northern continents and a small southern one. It has two small moons.

It is a wide park-like planet. Every building surrounded by clear open verdant ground. Cities are vast and usually about 30 km across with populations of about 50,000 people. Roads are frequented by automatic ground cars and open sided tram-like vehicles. Monorails link cities as does an underground heavy transport network. Everything is designed to be perfect. Ponds, parklands and open savannah describe it best.

Utopia 7 has the best hospitals in the sector. Gene technology is a given, resurrection is possible as long as the brain is intact (or recently scanned) and dead less than a couple of weeks. The planet has some extremely high tech but not much heavy industry. There is quite a tourist industry especially from Imperial officers who used the planet for shore leave during the war. It has the best golf courses in the treaty zone.

The Utopians are utter pacifists who regard negative emotions as 'probably quite healthy but not really for us'. The greatest political crisis they suffered in recent years was when the councillors of the southern continent got a bit huffy with the northerners on account of not having enough pool digging robots to keep up with the water park fad which was sweeping the planet. They even stopped answering their calls for a day or two. It took a good few friendly visits and coffee mornings to sort that one out I can tell you.

Welcome

The spaceport is a nice glass building surrounded by trees, in the tourist city of Welcome, only a short distance from a major hospital complex (which has a lake with real swans in it). The nearby town hall is a château and the main street is, according to the locals 'a bit cramped and squalid' with small mansions every hundred meters or so. The catfish club is a bar in the middle of the lake in the centre of Welcome. It's where offworlders go for crowds and to bitch about the locals. There are a few other places on the same small island, a mall, garage, restaurant and boat shop.


GUNNERS GRAVE[edit]

Gunners Grave is a smallish orange star still suffering from heavy sunspot activity from a supernova blast wave that passed through the system a few years ago.

Li-Bos[edit]

Li-Bos is a picture postcard planet of rolling mountains and deep verdant valleys which has been settled by the Gordon-Cedar corporation. All the cities are built on snowy mountain ranges high above the clouds. The farms in the valleys are fully automated, operated by robots designed after tanks. A hostile species called the Chandlers live below the snow line and there are strange tales of scouts who venture down there being turned into zombies. While the cities could probably deal with the menace, there are bureaucratic and insurance difficulties with getting the necessary army together. (The scout who named the beasts had been trying to say "Chandler's still down there!", but she died before she could finish.)

Reunion Reunion is a typical Gordon-Cedar city made up of several districts, each five kilometres wide with a one kilometre high hexagonal curtain wall (ironically hiding some superb mountaintop views). Reunion has four districts. The spaceport is made up of many hexagonal landing pads, all at slightly different heights (like the giants causeway), a control tower building, a customs building and a warehouse district. Residential Area One is a combined residential and business district, as is Residential Area Two. The last district was a farming district, but with the new automated farms in the valleys now up and running, it is slowly turning into a heavy industry zone.

IRON CONTENT[edit]

Newland[edit]

Newland City


KOYAMA[edit]

Tatara[edit]

Tatara Base


LAURA'S SMILE[edit]

3K[edit]

MARINO[edit]

Poon Tang[edit]

Thackery City


MUNRO[edit]

Pancake[edit]

Mirandon


NEWSTAR[edit]

Breda[edit]

NO GO[edit]

Bone-Ring[edit]

OSADA III[edit]

Porter[edit]

Bradley


OSADA V[edit]

Ko-Loy[edit]

Sorathia HQ


OSADA IX[edit]

San Leone[edit]

Heretic City


OSADA XXII[edit]

Intersector[edit]

Midway


PETROS MAJOR[edit]

Petros 1[edit]

Gifted City


PETROS MINOR[edit]

Magnifico![edit]

Magnifico's Throne

The Flying Cities

SHIAWASE[edit]

Redhall[edit]

Knatch Terrace City


WEBB-TAYLOR[edit]

Bossa Nova[edit]

Kinghorn


ZOPHOS[edit]

Langdon[edit]

Gordonshome Churchill





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