Tiamat

Tiamat System

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Ruler: Imperium World
Cathedral: Orthodox/ Aegean
Agora: Mōnstrum, Money Dealers, Morticus Guild
Garrison: 7
Capital: Nuevo Madrid
Jumps: 1
Tech Level: 7
Human Population: 863,000,000
Alien Population: 2,000,000
Resources: Ores, Seafood, Agriculture, Salvaged Materials, Coal, Masonry, Zinc, Plaster, Sand
Exports: Refined Ore, Military Tech, Chemicals, Melee Weapons, Medical Equipment, Iron, Specialized Military Clothing, Ammunition, Military Computers, Armor, Automobiles, Military Attack Vehicles, Light Starships, Soldiers, Classified Military Materials

Solar System

Star: Agni
Planet Name Distance from Star Notes
Amon 0.307 AU
Kaanta 0.823 AU
Tiamat 1.102 AU
Alamut 3.088 AU
Azlan 7.237 AU Terraformed during the Second Republic; Remained independent until the time of Cohren; Terraforming engines are failing; Three moons with military bases
Goya 12.27 AU
Turan 38.27 AU
Jump gate 59.17 AU

Tiamat is the industrial center of the Imperial fiefs, kept healthy solely by atmosphere engines. Strip-mined, over-developed, and suffering from centuries of pollution, most of the native flora and fauna is long gone, the existing species mostly descending from Holy Ersetu imports. However, there are places here where deforestation has not occurred, and it boasts isles and mountains as pure as those of other worlds. Tiamat is 43% water; it used to have more, but plaster deposits filled up some of the bays and inner seas. Plankton farms dot the seas while the land is given up to military industry and food production. Tiamat is roughly the size of Holy Terra, with a year of 359 days and gravity slightly lower than standard (0.96 G). The temperatures are stable and pleasant, the arctic regions being warmer than Holy Ersetu and the hottest regions milder.

History

One of the first colonized worlds, there used to be a jump route between Holy Ersetu and Tiamat. It was a paradise world that was lightly settled by the pantheonic god-corp Verdeco; heavy settlement occurred in the 25th century GD. Workers here received better treatment then that of most of the god-cult pantheon corporations, so settlers here remained loyal to Holy Ersetu despite the rebellions against the Zaibatsu. The world did finally fall to anti-Republican forces, but these pantheons retained a strong grip on local politics none the less.

Saint Aegea was born here in GD 2701 – her mother was a physician and her father was a scientist and theologian. Civil war between pro-Republican Holy Ersetu loyalists and pro-Royalist factions in the 28th century GD lead to Aegea’s husband being in the civil war. After the civil war (which the pro-Royalists won), the world was ruled by the Sung dynasty, which was allied with House Dodekatheon. The Sungs were overthrown in GD 3002 and the world welcomed the Second Republic.

Strip mining severely depleted the natural resources, leaving the world in severe depression by GD 3870. Oxygen plants were necessary to keep the air clean, and most of the native wildlife had become extinct. The entertainment vid industry and the appliance manufacturing industry are what kept the planet economically viable under these circumstances. The pantheonic rulers of the world became so despised for their poor stewardship that they were all slaughtered at the time of the Fall and the Prolimetri nobles were welcomed.

Several smaller minor guilds operate on Tiamat. The Crafters guild managed to only use the nobles to get rid of the republicans, but then kept the nobles off world so they could claim power. Other guilds then moved in, such as the Masque and the Carnivalers. House Windsor finally gained control of the world despite guild efforts to keep them off.

Twice the world fended off Aesir attacks, once in GD 4304 and the second time in GD 4547 (with Cohren Alecto’s aid). After Cohren’s assassination, the Windsors were driven off and their lands seized. Finally, the world fell under the control of the regency. Baron Synston-Smythe Eduardo Dodekatheon tried to seize the lands on Tiamat by force, but was stopped by a large coalition of nobles and guilds in GD 4566. Although the baron lost and was executed, he effectively destroyed the power of the Crafters Guild, allowing other guilds to move in (especially the the Mōnstrum). The Regency agreed to keep nobles off the world in exchange for it providing imperial troops and weapons. Each regent claimed tiny bits of land for their own house, but these fiefs were kept small to maintain the balance of power on the world. In GD 4600, the Morticus Guild filled the vacuum left by the destruction of the Crafters guild, and with the Guild Arius Money Dealers and the Mōnstrum, controls much of the worlds politics. The Wordwrights guild, Promoters guild and Stewards guild are all very prosperous here.

Locations

Tarquinina
Tarquinina is home to many natural features, including the Arabi Mountains, the Ibn Arabi River, the Night River, and the Night Forest. A number of major cities are also found here, including the capital.

263 million population

Nuevo Madrid
The planetary capital, this city of 10.5 million people is home to the planet’s main Cathedral, Agora and Spaceport. It is also the site of St. Aegea’s Hill. It is a heavily industralized city, churning out weapons, energy generators, shields, cybernetics, computers, armor, and medical supplies. Bad factory conditions and strip mining have made the city very squalid. Despite this, all royal familes none the less maintain estates here.

Maguat
Located in the Sierra Azul Mountains, this town of a half million engages in low-tech weapons production. An ancient charter protects its freedoms under Imperial Law. The town is famous for its poets. Ancient Reikaw artifacts have been recently uncovered in nearby hills as a result of an earthquake.

St. Lextius
This city is home to five million people and boasts a major airport.

Avalon
This region was once heavily forested, but strip mining and bad forestry practices denuded it. The forests are slowly starting to regrow in some places. Mining still goes on, but in a much more regulated manner. The Woodwright Guild protects the regrowing forests and does limited logging. Small noble estates control the last arable land – the Atzlánti, House Bogovi and House al-Yazata. The Money Dealers, the Mōnstrum and Morticus guilds also all control fiefs. The region is also home to naval training facilities and mountain militia training.

The cities of Mont-at, Ahadiya, Vladgrod, Tulan and San Maya all boast major airports that create an impressive aero-network.

530 million population

Tulasca
This city of five million is run by the Mahyah Nostra and houses a spaceport. Many iniquities can be had here – prostitution, gambling, alien wrestling, etc..

Sumeru
A small, mountainous island, Sumeru is sparsely inhabited, although the land is divvied up amongst several different factions. House Amatsukami maintains a fief here with millirice farms; the Celarics control some land here; and the Sea Harvester and Morticus Guilds own fiefs on the island. The mountains are now off-limits to mining and are slowly recovering from the devastation of Second Republic strip mining.

50 million population

Airyava Vego
This region is under imperial control and is noted for its aircraft and spacecraft production – technically these are done with great secrecy but really everybody knows it goes on here. There is AFV production in the city of Delos. Not surprisingly, there is a significant spaceport in the region.

20 million population

Tiamat

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