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UWP Update 2

by Pete Gray

This is an interpretive update of UWP data in RSB. This is chiefly to explain changes in data that occured between 1117 and 1202. This section covers the coreward portion of the Regency Spinward Marches. This section covers the Lunion, Mora, Plankwell, Glisten and Trin's Shroud Subsectors.

This data has been confined to the Regency in light of the major impact of major events like the Abandonment, Fait Accompli and the Representational Reforms. The format goes by subsector, broken down into individual world entries, which are further divided by 1117 and 1202 UWP data, followed by brief comments on the reason or mechanism of change, and in some cases a brief explanation for its current conditions.

Code Data for Notes
Ab Abandonment (either emigration or immigration)
CD Colonial Development
EC Representational Reform Escape Clause
FA Fait Accompli
GA Government (Regency) Action
RR Representational Reform Referendum
** Other

Lunion Subsector

Otherwise known as the Spinward Hub. The major confluence of several trade routes, and the convergence of the Spinward Main's main branches, are what make this subsector an essential part of the Regency economy. While most of the Regency's industrial base is located in the so called "Stronghold" region, most corporate headquarters, administrative centers and the bulk of the Regency's banks and insurance companies are based on Lunion and Strouden. Aside from the industrial worlds, most of the subsector is undeveloped, a situation that is preferred in many cases by the locals.

Population (1117/1202): 19.7 Billion/36.8 Billion
Industrial Worlds: 4
Mean Tech Level(1117/1202): 12.1/14.7
Senate Contingent: 127

Arba

1117: C200200-C
1202: B200260-C GA

Arba was a backwater abutting the Abyss, that was settled to prevent Sword Worlds expansion. Concern over security, following the Sword World's Landgrab, prompted the Regency to impose a caretaker Ministry of Interior administration, which is mostly to monitor the world, and otherwise keeps out of the locals way.

Spirelle

1117: C766846-8
1202: B766976-C Ab

Spirelle was a pleasant, sleepy agricultural in antebellum times. But its pleasant nature attracted a number of Abandonment refugees seeking home both distant and safe from the ravages of Virus. At first these refugees were welcomed with open arms. But different economic priorities and cultural gaps created conflict between the two communities. Attempts in 1136 to turn back further immigrants turned into a violent confrontation, and the immigrants seized large portions of the planet's surface for their own segregated communities. The world is widely regarded as a powderkeg. Much of the population were displaced by the fighting, and forced into exile within the larger immigrant cities, where poverty has driven them to form guerilla groups intent upon equal rights, reclamation of their land, or just vengeance. The immigrant communities have themselves balkanised into about thirty different nations, and a number of low level wars are ongoing.

Derchon

1117: C512799-8
1202: C5128A9-9 **

A minor world of no importance, Derchon's economy revolves mostly around the port and the extensive scout base based insystem. Concerns that the world government was satisfied with the status quo, and indifferent to seeking alternative industries and sources of income led to its ouster in a coup by the head of the colonial army. The new regime has only enjoyed partial success in attracting new business, and mostly low-wage paying manufacturing and service industries.

Shirene

1117: B984510-B
1202: B984644-C CD

Shirene had been the private fiefdom of Al Morai shipping lines. Seeking to cheaply expand its development, the company offered Shirene to its workers as a private community for services, recreation and retirement, in return for their efforts at opening up its outback and wilderness. The world is a "gated" community exclusively reserved for Al Morai personnel.

Harvosette

1117: C330737-9
1202: C330847-A RR

Harvosette was dominated by a small cabal of merchants that dominated the local mining industry. Admission into their rarified club was based upon financial success, which is hard to come by on this hardscrabble world. Disgust with the oligarchy culminated in their ouster by a referendum in 1156.

Quiru

1117: B365300-8
1202: B36536A-9 GA

Quiru was placed under RQS jurisdiction in 1141, after repeated violations of the Quarantine codes. The world had been a notorious freeport, and SecDets moved in force to clean up the local startown.

Gorram

1117: X554220-7
1202: E554220-7 RR

Gorram was interdicted to protect its primitive sentient culture. The heavy traffic flow coming down the Spinward Main convinced the Regency to partially open the system in 1181 to transiting ship traffic. A basic frontier port was constructed on a nearby world, well away from Gorram itself, which is still interdicted.

Mora Subsector

While the subsector is at the head of the Spinward Main, most of its worlds were little more than stepping stones for passing traders en route to richer portions of the Marches. In contrast to its crowded high-pop worlds, the remainder of the subsector is lightly populated, and possesses few resources to attract much trade. This changed after Mora was made capitol of the Domain of Deneb, and it really changed after it became home to the only other TL-16 world in the Regency. Despite crowded conditions on worlds like Fornice and Pallique, the subsector has enjoyed a major population boom, and now rivals many former core subsectors in size and wealth. Mora now has the largest population in the Spinward Marches, and the third largest in the Regency (Author's note: this assumes that Gulf suffered major population losses on Beaxon, otherwise Mora is the fourth largest).

Population (1117/1202): 40.8 Billion/96.0 Billion
Industrial Worlds: 4
Mean Tech Level(1117/1202): 11.5/14.2
Senate Contingent: 127

Byret

1117: B485697-6
1202: B485726-9 RR

Byret had been dominated by a number of major corporations, operating through its bureaucratic proxies in the planetary government. These same companies tried hard to prevent a 1164 referendum dictated by the Representational Reforms. Their attempts at currying popular favor permitted them to retain their commercial properties and current contracts, but at the cost of being at the whims and tender mercies of the entire population, through the new computerised demos government installed as a result of the referendum.

Fosey

1117: A633656-A
1202: A633688-C RR

Fosey is most notable for being the old regional records office of the Spinward Marches branch of Imperial Naval Intelligence. The office was expanded in the Post-Collapse period, and now serves the RQS in its efforts at traffickeeping and threat identification. The old technocratic government was not up to the task of economic expansion, and the new bureaucratic government is committed to expanding industry in the remote outback.

Duale

1117: A5437BF-B
1202: A54378A-C RR

Duale's controlling family was swept from power by a narrow margin in 1175. Despite the family's wide unpopularity, its monopoly on much of the world's economy impeded reform efforts. The new government has been partially successful in developing alternative means of income and employment, and has been aided by the nobles increasingly cynical and violent recalcitrance.

Catuz

1117: C22048C-9
1202: C22067C-B **

Catuz has been the source of major contention between a narrow group of wealthy individuals, and disaffected communities located away from the downport. A mineral strike attracted new immigrants, but at the cost of creating a brief civil war in the 1140s.

Moran

1117: C367300-8
1202: C367322-A GA

Moran's government change was prompted by Regency Navy complaints about the effect the community's permissive culture was having on discipline at the local naval base. The base was expanded for training purposes, and the subsequent rise in income permitted the locals to hire a private security service to enforce local laws.

Pallique

1117: A511966-E
1202: A5119C7-F RR

Pallique had been ruled from Mora itself because of the subsector government's concerns over the perils of its native environment. The populace thought this to be overly paternalistic, and voted for home rule in 1155. Pallique has become a "breadbasket" world for the subsector. Using asteroid hollowing technology first pioneered by Glisten, several rocks in the main planetoid belt have been converted into orbiting farms. These are generally rocks that do not cross Pallique's elliptical path, though they time their harvests to coincide with the mainworld's emergence from the belt, to cut down on shipping costs.

Nexine

1117: C97A443-8
1202: C97A554-A **

Nexine has always been considered to be more of an experiment than a viable colony. In antebellum times, the world was colonised by a variety of odd groups, ranging from geneered humans to oddly xenophobic communities of Dolphins. The world has attracted a more mainstream community since the Collapse, and the current feudal technocracy is the result of the pooled resources of the various groups, who otherwise keep to themselves.

Plankwell Subsector

Population (1117/1202): 10.1 Billion/21.9 Billion (includes non-regency population.)
Industrial Worlds: 3
Mean Tech Level(1117/1202): 9.6/9.3
Senate Contingent: 74

Shvreeyiyi

1117: E532000-8
1202: D5325E2-2 GA

This is a reclassification based upon the belated recognition of the native Shrieker minor race. Overflight of the world is prohibited within 10 diameters, except for arrivals and departures at the downport and the nearby scout base. Traders are allowed to travel overland to set aside trade stations on the periphery of the Shrieker's territory, but are prevented from entering the Valley of Souls by their own security, and Scout surveillance units in orbit.

Avastan

1117: C433520-A
1202: C433543-B **

Avastan was bitterly divided over joining the Regency, and the population voted by referendum to remain independent. But the referendum also installed a Regency friendly government, which has been very solicitious of the local RQS and the 184th Fleet. The world has a large RQS contingent stationed to keep an eye on the independent Sword Worlds, and to prevent end runs around the Quarantine via non-aligned Plankwell worlds.

Bowman

1117: D000300-9
1202: C000421-B CD

Repeated travails with Ling Standard Products led to the formation of a government on Koenig's Rock in 1142. The new government is an effective participatory state, as the population take turns in the local virtual parliament according to a rotating assignment system. Because of the system's scattered settlements, most government is by long range video conferencing. Suffrage is dispensed by residental registration, which obligates an immigrant to staying at least two years in system in order to fully enjoy their rights.

Talos

1117: E333532-9
1202: C333643-A RR

One of several worlds induced to join the Regency in the early 1130s. Talos' ruling elite initially refused to honor the outcome of the 1163 referendum that ousted them from power, and they attempted to secede from the Regency. A Regency Marine strike force quickly changed their minds.

Dawnworld

1117: E885000-0
1202: D885160-A CD

This virgin world was finally opened to outside development in 1141. The local administration is primarily the Ministry of the Interior, though this might change as the Frontier heats up.

Pagaton

1117: C769873-4
1202: C769973-6 Ab

Despite its heavily balkanised nature, Pagaton recieved massive offworld immigration from Deneb sector. Only about half of the world's nations are members of the Regency, thanks mostly to this inflow. The remainder are largely left alone by the national and subsector governments. The highport and downport are Regency controlled, and all shipments into the system are under the aegis of the Quarantine.

Millie Falcs

1117: B9A2469-C
1202: A9A248A-E RR

The military government was replaced in referendum in 1158. The naval base remains an important facility, but the world's economy has boomed from the growing intersection of trade from both the Aslan and non-Regency space in nearby Trojan Reach and Plankwell.

Glisten Subsector

The subsector is at the transition between the Thinrim to the Hub to coreward and the Stronghold to trailing. Glisten has undergone major changes, as a result of the fait accompli adjustments, though not as severe as neighboring subsectors in Trojan Reach. Like many Thinrim communities, attitudes towards the Aslan are ambivalent and conflicted. Aslan trade is eagerly welcomed, but oppressive fait accompli governments elicit rage even within mixed Aslan-Human communities on neighboring worlds, and the Thinrim riots of the 1160s were perhaps most severe here. Despite these tensions, the massive industrial plants of Glisten itself attracted a major number of immigrants from the Abandonment, and even other regions of the Safe. The subsector is so important and dynamic, that it enjoyed a five point jump in average tech level, a remarkable improvement for what had been a remote borderland before.

Population (1117/1202): 30.4 Billion/ 82.8 Billion
Industrial Worlds: 6
Mean Tech Level(1117/1202): 8.4/13.4
Senate Contingent: 185

Grote

1117: A400404-B
1202: A400415-E **

Formerly known as DeGroat. Grote had been a major constructor of small custom built starships in the antebellum period. General Products purchased the shipyard in the late 1140s, and the world has been a quiet corporate enclave ever since. Its product line has changed little, though its quality of construction has expanded enormously.

Melior

1117: D140466-7
1202: C140477-8 **

Melior was formerly a Ministry of Colonisation base world. The governor and his staff fled in 1120, after a sizeable Aslan force landed at the downport. The Aslan eventually decided that the world was fairly useless, and most left for more promising locations. The various communities are divided between normal humans and Jonkereen, and poor relations between the two groups led to its current balkanisation.

Aiaoheah

1117: C86A410-9
1202: C86A6N9-9 FA

Formerly known as Aster. This frigid water world was largely abandoned by its human population in the face of Aslan aggression, and the new clan, a vassal of the Aokhalte bloc, wasted no time in claiming it for their own. Aiaoheah has few useful resources, though, aside from largely inaccessible mineral bodies under the world icepack, and unemployment has been only allayed by the world's status as an interface port.

Windsor

1117: C783511-9
1202: C783634-9 CD

Windsorcorp had great difficulty in rooting out Ihatei invaders after the fait accompli declaration. In many cases it imported armed "colonists" recruited on Aki, and granted them landholds in return for their efforts in eliminating the trespassers. The world is now dominated by large landholds governed by descendants of the original corporate hiearchy.

Hwealaitlaw

1117: C573674-6
1202: C5737M3-3 FA

Formerly known as Craw. This has always been a grim world. Evidence exists of an ancient culture that had destroyed itself in a nuclear exchange that still polluts the atmosphere with fallout debris. The world became even more grim in the aftermath of being declared fait accompli. The local human population had been displaced by the invading Aslan Tui'yueh clan, and have lived a poor, desperate existence in the world's outback.

Aki

1117: B443987-9
1202: A443ACC-C RR

Aki's original bureaucratic government was mostly ineffective at controlling the restive, overcrowded population. The Aslan clans that invaded in 1119 quickly conquered the world, but had even greater difficulty in controlling the outraged population. Escalating brutality hardened the local resistance, culminating in "Trooper" Mctavish's raid on the government compound in 1122. The ferocity of the local resistance cowed even the most fanatical Aslan clans, who were only too willing to return the world they referred to as the "Valley of Bloody Death" back to the Domain of Deneb in 1131. The local resistance leaders fought among themselves until 1143, and the survivors rode their popularity into a new unified government. The current government is primarily composed of popular military heroes, who now days come primarily from the Frontier or the Wilds.

Tailealres

1117: E48569A-2
1202: D4857LB-5 FA

Formerly known as Sorel. The world is controlled by the Eakhitiyo bloc. The subjugated human population's living conditions are the worst of any fait accompli world, a fact that leads to daily acts of desperate violence by rebels. A wealthy agricultural world.

Romar

1117: B450456-B
1202: A450576-D FA

Large sections of Romar were surrendered to no less than thirty five different Aslan clans in 1132. Many of these clans fought over the world's Dustspice fields in the 1120s, preventing the expulsion of the human population. Currently, the world's Dustspice trade is controlled by a single cartel of six clans, to whom the other clans swear allegiance. The human populace is clustered primarily around the downport, and have little to do with the Aslan in the outback, aside from trade and commercial contact.

Marastan

1117: D868772-5
1202: B868794-9 GA/RR

Marastan had been bitterly divided between warring clans. Repeated attempts by megacorps to intervene in these petty wars generally made the situation worse, a case of blowback that threatened this vitally important world. The declaration of Quarantine saw the confiscation of the corps mercenary units and private arsenals, largely defusing the crisis. A new unified government was formulated by the RISS in the late 1130s, one that was above any one faction.

Ftaokhaolye

1117: C795300-A
1202: C7953K4-A FA

Formerly known as Wurzburg. The world only supported a small population of human runaways, and it put up only feeble resistance when it was seized by the Aslan in 1119. Most of the original human population remained, despite their new overlords.

Trin' Shroud Subsector

Trin itself is too well documented elsewhere to require inclusion in this listing. The destruction of that world had major impact upon the subsector, for Trin virtually was the heart of the local economy. The rest of the subsector seems to have been settled almost as an afterthought. A number of worlds were colonised simply because they were there. Some of these systems recieved new immigrants as the result of the Rape or the Abandonment, but the destruction of the subsectors main employers on Trin caused many more to leave for Mora or Gulf, and the subsector has been in decline ever since.

Population (1117/1202): 14.9 Billion/ 9.9 Billion
Industrial Worlds: 2
Mean Tech Level(1117/1202): 12.6/10.0 Senate Contigent: 174

Roihye

1117: E566335-2
1202: E5665L9-4 FA

Formerly known as Pyramus. Roihye was "gifted" to Ikhtealyo clan as part of the fait accompli arrangements, superseding the claim of a smaller independent clan. The ruling Kiriwine family was compensated with a fief on Ffudn.

Thisbe

1117: E4305AD-5
1202: E430599-7 RR

Thisbe's last dictatorship was ousted after the world began to recieve more offworld investment by interested commercial parties in Gazulin subsector.

Aramis

1117: B659772-6
1202: B659883-9 RR

A world war in the 1080s between the Indocor Alliance and the Polity of Brushinem) involving a limited nuclear exchange elicited Imperial intervention. After a short period of occupation, a popular backlash developed against violence in general. This pacifism was sorely tested by Aslan Ihatei incursions in the early 1120s, but the local population has remained true to their vision of world peace. A unified government was voted into power in 1152, just six days after notification of the Representational Reforms arrived from Mora.

Keltcher

1117: C535567-9
1202: C535588-A RR

Keltcher was originally under Imperial Army control, a reflection of the world's use as a OPFOR training facility. In the antebellum period, Army and a few Marine units travelled here for training by "aggressor" divisions in Zhodani, Aslan and Sword World tactics and equipment. The Quarantine, and the subsequent improvement in relations between BTC powers, caused a shift in priorities, and caused a considerable dropoff in use of the facility as units were shifted to the Frontier to fight Virus. The world's army governor was replaced with one from MoInterior, and eventually the world was granted home rule during the Reforms. New tensions with the Zhodani in the wake of the Exodus has prompted an upsurge of activity at the facility, even though its size has been diminished by nearby economic development.

Tussinian

1117: B678324-7
1202: B678333-9 **

This is a RISS reclassification. Tussinian's represenative democracy was a mere formality. The real power on the world resides with the owners of the world's lucrative starport industries, with little input from the other scattered groups that dot the world.

Leander

1117: E695233-5
1202: E695244-5 **

Leander is the self-described "Boredom Capitol of Known Space." The mostly flat and uninviting world underwent a minor government change in 1145, though in truth no one really noticed aside from the scouts.

Katarulu

1117: B252665-B
1202: B252686-D ROT

The military dominated world was the only natural choice for a new subsector capitol after the Rape of Trin.

Youghal

1117: AA95365-B
1202: AA95475-C ROT

Youghal was subject to Trin. In the aftermath of the Rape, the world was de facto independent, though not recognised as such until 1142. A number of small commercial groups fled Trin, and in the chaos following the Kishkii's attack, seized several unpopulated regions of the world for themselves. Youghal is partially elliptical, though not enough to recieve the appropriate code.

Zephyr

1117: X89556A-3
1202: X895546-4 GA

A rebellion against the Third Imperium led to this world's interdiction before the Fifth Frontier War. Lingering hostilities have led to de facto independence, and the red zone remains in place.

Hazel

1117: C645747-5
1202: B645747-9 GA

Hazel was controlled by major criminal syndicates in the antebellum and Civil War periods. MoJ operations, in conjunction with local authorities, broke the back of these syndicates.


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