Appendix One: The Long Night and the Suns of Man

The fall of Night:  In the later days of the Old Era, the Earth was governed by a collection of balkanized nation states and large merchant conglomerates: hundreds of petty despotisms, a few dozen wealthy powers and a handful of empires.  They practiced a variety of social, economic, and religious systems and existed in a more or less constant state of war.  The most powerful typically espoused the ancient practice of capitalism, the unrestricted flow of resources under the control of a ruling caste.

            Among the largest of these dominions were the American states, then known as the United States of America:  vast in size, wealth and influence.  Though short-lived among the nation-states, it rose to prominence at the end of the Second World War, being the first to harness and weaponize the atom.  A rival to supremacy soon appeared in Russia, then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  This odd struggle is referred to as the “Cold War” since the forces of these nations never came into direct confrontation.  With each having the power to incinerate their tiny world many times over, it was deemed an excessive risk.

            The contest was settled after many decades of small-scale conflicts, primarily through dependant proxy nations, economic manipulation and espionage.  In the end, Russia was bankrupted and America took its place as the supreme power on Earth; for a time.  In truth, the victory was a pyrrhic one; massive expenditures in weapons development and military spending left its governing institutions beholden to industries that provided them.  Like the clergy of the deep past, government became an administrative backwater for the lesser sons of the aristocracy.  The merchant class used its fiscal dominance to exclude all others from policy making and systematically dismantle all regulation of their activity.

Wealth loves power and none are more easily led then the faithful.  Understanding this, the monetary class formed close alliances with the growing religious movements native to their regions.  The flames of nationalism and piety were fanned to solidify this monopoly of power.  Doubt became dissidence, all resistance labeled insurrection. Technophobia and religious extremism were churned in the wake of inequity, overpopulation, and homogenization.  As the influence of this union of god and government grew, conflict with extremists from the undeveloped world, long exploited for its resources, became inevitable.

 

By the close of the twenty-second centaury of the Old Era, humanity had reached-out to a dozen nearby stars, beginning the arduous task of colonization.  A brief renaissance of science and cultural openness seemed to be dawning, but the slow fusion of god and government had laid deep roots.

            Unable to match the increasing demands of the home planet, those colonies not established by business interests were soon absorbed or abandoned to their fate.  The unrest of huge swaths of people, completely disenfranchised and perpetually on the brink of starvation, combined with widespread environmental damage from unregulated industry, gave rise to ever-increasing unrest, xenophobia, and fanaticism.

No one can say, with any degree of certainty, who was responsible for the first nuclear explosions of “The God War.”  Some claim it was Muslim terrorists; others say the Americans, still others the Chinese, seeking to exploit the conflict and establish themselves as the dominant power, or the Russians attempting to regain lost prestige.

What is known is that dozens of these weapons were detonated over the following years, causing a complete breakdown in the production of food, fuel, and goods.  Left to fend for themselves, the colony worlds began to die out from over-specialization and lack of supply.  Earth reverted into a state of anarchy and barbarism that lasted more than two centuries in which billions died of starvation, disease, climate instability, and tribal violence.  This period has come to be known as The Long Night.

 

Rise of the Free Trade Federation:  Those with the necessary resources to endure the Long Night were the very corporations who were instrumental in causing it.  It was during this period that the first of the great archologies were raised atop the ruined cities that survived attack and flooding; massive structures that could house millions, shielding them from heat, cold, and radiation.  They were places where pure food, water, and air were to be had and technology loss was kept to a minimum.

            Slowly, they began to reclaim the Earth, rebuilding its infrastructure and reestablishing commerce.  In time humanity again set out for the stars and a great boom of exploration and colonization followed, but the human appetite for wealth and power remained undiminished.  The institutions that emerged from the ashes of the Old Era began once more to see one another as rivals, and in due course, war erupted.  After a century of sporadic conflict, resources again became sparse.  Starvation and turmoil threatened to plunge humanity back into the abyss of The Long Night.  Worse still, a growing movement to restore the abandoned practice of democracy, and the chaos that went with it, began to emerge.

            In response, the controlling boards of the major business interests met and drew up the charter of the Free Trade Federation, a body that would enforce contracts and control standing military forces.  One by one, the worlds of the colonized galaxy, now numbering over a hundred, fell under the influence of the FTF and its military arm, the Federation Defense Force.  Today, only the violent backwaters of the Fringeward Expanse and the pirate infested March worlds remain free of Federation dominance.

 

The Riftward Marches:  A group of 12 populated star systems grown from long established pirate and mercenary bases galactic southwest of the core worlds.  The first colony, Nova Antigua, was founded in 314 of the New Era by a collection of criminal groups retreating from the expanding Free Trade Federation.

The twelve colonies are guarded by Scylla, a 4.5 solar mass neutron star that lies at their boarder.  This body, along with a number of giant stars surrounding the area, makes it extremely difficult to navigate.  Federation space is reached by traversing The Narrow Way, a string of five stars that form the safest hyperspace route.

The original Rogue Stars, as their previous homes were called, date back to the earliest days of interstellar travel.  It was not until this secure homeland was established, however, that a true society began to form.  Shelter encouraged the pirates and mercenaries to make a proper home of these worlds instead of mere staging grounds for criminal activity.  Over time these outposts began to attract a growing tide of refugees and exiles from the core worlds; within two centuries their population exploded to nearly 30 million.

            Early days on the colonies were fully dominated by the whims of the pirate crews that established them.  This began to change within a few generations, as the general population grew to outnumber them.  It was the corsairs that first started to organize themselves along democratic lines and the colonial population followed suit.  Conflict between these factions has continued throughout the history of the Rift.  The colonies were permitted to establish local constabularies to maintain order but all military functions fell under the purview of the corsairs, who were only subject to narrowly defined local jurisdiction.  Since the fledgling worlds of the Rift were dependant on the corsairs economically, an uneasy peace was established.

As a people whose livelihood comes from starfaring, Rifters have always placed a high value on education and learning.  Corsair culture, and through it that of the March in general, is based in great part on a selective filtering of history for things that fit their fierce sense of independence and naturally anarchic leanings.  Two periods in particular have great appeal:

Firstly, the Golden Age of Piracy, the 16th through the 18th centuries of the Old Era.  The concept of the democratic pirate vessel stems from this period, though the corsairs openly assume a “cherry-picking” approach to their interpretations, taking what they like and leaving the rest.  This carries over greatly into matters of dress and shelter which are based on a somewhat cinematic view of the period.  For example, the tricorner hat has become a symbol of the Rift corsairs; each ship producing one with its own heraldry, despite that it is not really naval in origin.  It is in keeping with their thematic approach to life however and looks especially dashing with a long coat.  Much of their music and terminology is also derived from this period, or at least modern interpretations of it.

Secondly, the Electric Age (comprising the 19th through 21st centuries of the Old Era) provides a wealth of cultural pilfering.  The art, literature, and films of this period are extremely popular throughout the Rift, often acting as a lens for their view of earlier periods as well.  This area of history is where mass-media arises and much of the ultra-structured remnants of the classical and romantic periods are cast off.  It is the age of the avant-garde; of impressionism, free verse, and rock and roll.

Adding to its mystique, the mid-20th century is where most official records begin to vanish back in the core worlds.  The rise to power of the corporate caste can be traced to this period and their early allegiance with extremist religions has caused much of what survived the Long Night to be suppressed.  Separate from the general population since before the Federation’s founding, these chronicles were carried by the nomadic inhabitance of the Rogue Stars to their new home.  Because of this, Rifters see themselves as caretakers of this lost history.  The period is further romanticized by inhabitance of the Rift as the last breath of free and independent expression, with virtually all artistic endeavors afterward based purely on commerce.

 

The Fringeward Expanse:  A rough collection of 21 star systems galactic-east of the Federated Core Worlds toward the trailing edge of the Orion Spur.  A balkanized region contested by numerous political factions originally settled during the Long Night by refugees wishing to escape war and starvation.  At first well-removed from the core systems, over the centuries the Federation has begun to encroach upon them.

Dozens of groups command territory in the Expanse.  Most control cities or continents and have little influence outside their own star systems.  A few dominate entire worlds, including many criminal elements that want no part of the egalitarian constraints of the Riftward Marches or the primitive conditions of the Northern March.  A handful of entities dominate multiple star systems though they are in a constant state of warfare, continually agitated by the FTF who seek to undermine any potential rival.

 

The Spinward Marches:  One of the most recently settled areas of the Orion Spur; the Spinward Marches is made up of fourteen minor colonies located galactic north-east of the core worlds.  The first of these, Mithra, was settled less than a century ago by refugees of the Orcus Prime massacre of 461, during which the Federation Navy killed over a million individuals in response to a local referendum to declare independence from the FTF.

             Also called the Northern March, it is a rough and tumble place getting by with only the most primitive technology.  Its people have a reputation for being hardy, independent, and fiercely distrusting of outsiders.  During the last two decades numerous indi pirates have begun to operate from these systems, preying on local and Federation shipping.

 

The Riftward Expanse:  The Riftward Expanse is a vague collection of systems galactic south of the core worlds.  The region is noted for being home to several natural Terran worlds, attracting its first settlers some three-hundred years ago.  Well-removed from the core worlds, these agricultural worlds rely on only basic technology and little to no off-world commerce. 

 

Star Catalogue:

 

 

The Riftward Marches     Population 29.4 Million

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Nova Antigua BD+07 2869 G5V 0.84 0-1-2-2-0-2 7.2 m -76.46/-75.26/+12.99
Nova Tortuga BD+09 3000 G5 1.15 0-2-3-3-0-2 6.1 m -70.50/-77.30/+16.76
Cartagena BD+14 2733 G5 0.87 0-1-4-1-0-0 4.6 m -87.10/-64.44/+25.88
Haveno Libera BD+16 2725 G2V 1.13 0-1-5-1-0-1 3.2 m -77.47/-79.21/+31.89
Tampico BD+11 2186 G5V-IV 1.01 0-0-3-4-0-0 2.8 m -59.32/-79.24/+19.18
Nova Guadeloupe HD 136160 G5 0.92 0-0-2-1-0-1 1.8 m -78.24/-92.18/+22.24
Curacao BD+09 2983 G0 1.11 0-1-3-5-0-0 1.2 m -87.69/-88.13/+18.80
Trezoro Groto BD-04 3783 F8V 1.39 0-0-5-4-0-2 0.8 m -80.53/-81.75/-09.89
Bahama Granda BD+04 2914 G0V 1.09 0-0-3-2-0-0 0.7 m -92.52/-84.71/+07.82
Havana Urbo BD+09 2966 K0 0.81 0-0-4-1-0-1 0.5 m -88.75/-86.31/+18.72
Ottisburg BD+15 2847 K2V 0.7 0-0-2-1-0-1 0.3 m -61.63/-73.87/+26.46
Andross BD+08 3000 M0V 0.3 0-0-1-1-0-0 0.2 m -73.48/-84.35/+14.92

 

 

 

The Fringeward Expanse     Population 123.4 Million

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Munson BD-08 117 G0V 0.97 0-1-2-5-0-1 38.2 m +82.44/+14.82/-10.67
Bahcall CD-24 658 G8-K0V 0.85 0-2-3-2-0-0 21.1 m +53.35/+22.97/-26.11
New Istanbul BD+45 404 G5IV 0.97 0-2-2-4-0-1 16.8 m +44.07/+20.46/+50.10
Copernicus CD-51 95 G3IV 1.17 0-1-3-4-0-2 9.4 m +70.52/+07.64/-87.73
Myer’s Lantern BD-14 42 G2V 1.09 0-1-2-3-0-1 8.8 m +82.70/+06.50/-19.85
Galileo BD+42 271 G0V 1.02 0-1-1-2-0-0 5.2 m +53.33/+18.49/+52.53
Arclight Alpha Andromedae B8-9V-IV 3.24 0-0-0-2-1-3 4.7 m +84.79/+03.10/+47.22
Kepler LP 645-46 G-KV 0.09 0-0-3-0-0-1 3.7 m +75.00/+09.70/-03.70
Ayrenmor BD-08 38 G0-5V-IV 1.04 0-0-3-2-0-2 3.4 m +75.43/+06.17/-10.71
Belize BD-05 138 G0V 0.9 0-1-2-3-0-1 2.9 m +69.99/+15.89/-06.33
Nambu BD+22 4950 G9V 0.8 0-1-3-2-0-0 2.9 m +76.69/+01.65/+32.99
37 Ceti 37 Ceti F5V 1.44 0-0-2-2-0-1 2.6 m +74.71/+25.13/-11.01
Hades Rising

(Dearg Doom)

Alpha Phoenicia K0-III 2.5 0-0-2-0-1-3 2.5 m +56.92/+06.55/-52.15
Bruno CD-23 315 G8-K0V 0.8 0-0-2-4-0-2 2.2 m +55.15/+12.09/-24.21
Ionia BD+37 42 G0V 0.96 0-1-1-3-0-1 2.2 m +63.41/+05.55/+50.14
Tyson CD-40 15285 F8IV 1.26 0-1-2-2-0-0 2.2 m +69.35/-01.62/-58.83
Isabella CD-39 15200 K3V 0.63 0-1-5-3-0-1 1.2 m +55.93/-00.93/-45.38
9 Ceti 9 Ceti G2-3V 0.99 0-0-2-4-0-2 0.8 m +64.67/+06.47/-14.06
Einstein CD-42 16092 G5V 0.84 0-0-3-3-0-1 0.3 m +64.97/-20.43/-60.24
Hawking CD-54 87 G8IV 0.94 0-0-2-4-0-2 0.1 m +52.74/+05.71/-72.98
Tesla CD-40 135 G8V 0.93 0-0-4-2-0-0 0.1 m +73.23/+11.30/-60.80

 

 

The Federated Core Worlds     Population 33.5 Billion

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Sol Sol G2V 1.0 0-3-1-4-0-2 10.9 b +00.00/+00.00/+00.00
Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri G2V 1.1 0-2-3-3-0-0 10.7 b -01.69/-01.37/-03.89
New Chicago 55 Cancri-Rho1 G8V 0.86 0-3-1-3-0-2 9.5 b -24.60/+25.25/+19.40
Alpha Canis A. Canis Minoris F5V-IV 1.63 0-2-2-4-0-2 8.5 b -04.79/+10.31/+01.06
Delta Pavonis Delta Pavonis G5-8V 1.02 0-1-3-4-0-1 2.9 b +04.28/-08.81/-18.22
Beta Hydri Beta Hydri G1-2IV 1.36 0-1-2-5-0-1 2.7 b +05.34/+00.60/-23.78
New Roma BD+66 1281 G3-5V 1.03 0-1-3-3-0-0 1.8 b +12.72/-18.52/+52.69
Cassiopeiae Eta Cassiopeiae F9-G0V 1.05 0-2-2-4-0-1 1.8 b +10.12/+02.20/+16.45
Hazelton BD+78 826 G9V 0.75 0-1-3-3-0-2 1.1 b +12.09/-02.16/+63.21
Groombridge Groombridge 1618 K7Ve 0.56 0-0-4-1-0-3 1.0 b -09.19/+04.72/+12.08
Epsilon Indi Epsilon Indi K3-5Ve 0.71 0-0-3-2-0-0 0.8 b +05.66/-03.16/-09.90
Touchstone Xi Ursae Majoris G0Ve 1.14 0-1-4-4-0-1 0.8 b -20.07/+03.70/+12.47
Neo Amsterdam 82 Eridani G5-8V-IV 0.88 0-1-3-5-0-0 0.7 b +09.30/+11.06/-13.52
Perseus Iota Persei G0V 1.22 0-2-1-3-0-0 0.5 b +15.13/+16.35/+26.19
Klitus Xi Bootis G8Ve 0.87 0-1-2-2-0-1 0.5 b -15.19/-14.04/+07.20
Iota Pavonis Iota Pavonis G0-3V-IV 1.14 0-0-4-4-0-2 0.3 b +01.26/-27.16/-51.15
New London BD+80 481 G5V 0.83 0-1-4-3-0-1 0.2 b -07.18/-09.30/+69.85
Callagar CD-30 13040 G1-2V 0.75 0-2-2-3-0-1 0.2 b -20.91/-44.60/-29.48
Canis 10 Canis Venaticorum G0V 1.01 0-1-3-4-0-2 0.2 b -43.01/-08.55/+35.87
Hammercurtain 61 Ursae Majoris G8Ve 0.87 0-0-3-5-0-2 15.1 m -25.65/+02.13/+17.49
Malzonto BD-21 5081 G4-5V 0.92 0-1-3-3-0-1 10.2 m +06.67/-38.95/-15.21
Arles BD+81 482 G5V 0.87 0-1-5-4-0-2 10 m -08.11/-06.19/+63.08
New Athens BD-09 3413 G8-K0IV 0.96 0-0-4-3-0-1 8.2 m -41.40/-00.13/-07.63
Neo Venice Ursae Majoris G0-1.5Vb 0.99 0-0-3-5-0-1 8.0 m -12.58/+15.10/+42.19
Troy CD-31 17597 G5-8V 0.92 0-0-4-4-0-2 7.8 m +32.67/-43.45/-32.49
New Prague CD-36 12214 G3-5V 1.01 0-1-3-3-0-0 7.5 m +01.28/-45.80/-33.31
Xu Chang 47 Ursae Majoris G0-1V 1.13 0-0-4-2-0-1 6.6 m -33.74/+09.12/+29.77
New Lisbon 58 Eridani G1-2.5V 0.98 0-1-4-4-0-0 5.0 m +12.91/+39.49/-12.65
Mu Arae Mu Arae G3-5V 1.15 0-0-5-2-0-0 4.4 m -02.13/-30.72/-39.17
Neo Kiev CD-29 17282 G3-G5V 0.91 0-0-3-6-0-1 4.1 m +41.66/-48.24/-35.39
Omega Sagittarius Omega Sagittarii G3-5V-III 1.0 0-0-2-2-0-1 3.7 m +33.71/-60.87/-34.40
New Alexandria BD+69 238 G5-K2V 0.7 0-1-1-2-0-0 3.5 m +09.75/+18.65/+56.41
Cryzler BD+03 2938 G8V 0.71 0-1-4-3-0-0 3.3 m -47.76/-45.73/+03.03
Silvis CD-80 9 G6V 0.88 0-0-3-4-0-2 3.0 m +10.10/+00.72/-56.56
Iota Horologi Iota Horologi G0-3V-IV 1.14 0-0-1-3-0-0 2.7 m +26.97/+23.15/-43.58
Alpha Indi Alpha Indi K0III 4.0 1-0-0-2-1-3 2.5 m +43.59/-53.08/-74.41
Maximilian 18 Scorpii G1-2Va 1.01 0-0-3-4-0-1 2.2 m -19.91/-40.64/-06.66
ValuMart Prime HC+13 232 G2V 1.0 0-1-2-2-0-1 2.1 m -42.15/-43.00/-03.45
Mistra BD+01 2920 G1V 0.95 0-0-4-2-0-1 2.1 m -46.54/-33.58/+01.24
Corinth BD+37 783 G5V 0.7 0-0-2-5-0-0 2.0 m +24.20/+31.30/+30.08
Lou Yang BD+11 2625 G8V 0.92 0-0-5-3-0-1 2.0 m -45.66/-27.30/+10.15
Lambada Lambada Aurigae G0-1.5V-IV 1.15 0-0-2-3-0-0 1.9 m +05.59/+31.05/+26.57
Neo Paris BD+65 210 G5V 0.64 0-0-3-4-0-1 1.9 m +25.63/+13.93/+66.07
Xi Tong CD-48 9494 G3-5V 1.1 0-0-4-4-0-1 1.9 m -37.50/-36.89/-60.22
New Sydney LP 823-4 MV 0.5 0-0-5-4-0-2 1.8 m +28.20/-02.10/-07.90
Dagda CD-56 5169 G5V 0.76 0-0-3-3-0-2 1.8 m -38.76/-20.54/-68.69

 

 

The Federated Core Worlds     Population 33.5 Billion

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Kizul Iota  Carinae F0-3IV 1.53 0-0-2-5-0-3 1.7 m -13.32/+05.90/-50.87
Nu Phoenicis Nu Phoenicis F8V 1.18 0-0-3-3-0-2 1.6 m +32.56/+11.08/-35.04
Sigma Draconis Sigma Draconis K0V 0.78 0-1-2-2-0-0 1.5 m +02.56/-06.01/+17.64
Sterling Psi Serpentis G2.5-5V 0.95 0-0-4-3-0-2 1.5 m -26.80/-39.64/+02.17
Bowcorp Prime 40-Omicron2 K1Ve 0.77 0-1-3-3-0-3 1.4 m +07.24/+14.63/-02.24
Neo Orleans BD+42 2508 G5V 1.07 0-1-2-6-0-0 1.4 m -45.52/-34.81/+51.23
6 Ceti 6 Ceti F5-7V 1.35 1-0-1-1-1-2 1.3 m +59.31/+02.92/-16.43
Eta Cephei Eta Cephei K0IVe 0.88 0-0-3-4-0-3 1.3 m +14.58/-16.58/+41.24
Darwin CD-54 9222 G1-3V 1.03 0-1-2-5-0-0 1.2 m +23.83/-11.31/-35.79
Skatopolis CD-58 8327 F9-G4V-IV 1.27 0-0-4-4-0-0 1.1 m +32.59/-14.35/-56.54
New Tokyo CD-47 13928 G0-2V 1.05 0-0-4-3-0-2 1.1 m +29.03/-18.80/-37.48
Oghma CD-61 1535 K0V-IV 0.85 0-0-2-6-0-3 1.0 m -07.45/+27.82/-52.68
Lillith CD-67  2385 G2-3V 0.99 0-0-4-4-0-2 1.0 m +11.60/-19.02/-53.31
Alpha Fornacis Alpha Fornacis F8V-IV 1.2 0-0-2-5-0-4 0.9 m +26.98/+29.93/-22.36
Greenbaum CD-44 9181 F9-G4V 1.03 0-0-3-2-0-2 0.9 m -40.29/-27.08/-48.54
Acre CD-57 6486 G3V 0.89 0-0-2-4-0-1 0.8 m -12.86/-34.90/-60.13
Nish CP-82 843 G3V 0.94 0-0-4-3-0-0 0.8 m +08.06/-10.43/-78.25
Hercules Chi Herculis F8-9V 1.32 0-0-2-6-0-1 0.7 m -20.12/-32.41/+34.90
Demogorgon CD-41 15204 G-KV 0.8 0-0-3-4-0-2 0.6 m +50.00/-10.20/-44.20
Neo Leon BD+30 4983 G5-K0V 0.75 0-0-2-2-1-0 0.6 m +65.09/-07.01/+39.59
Tau Ceti Tau Ceti G8Vp 0.82 0-0-1-1-0-3 0.5 m +10.28/+05.02/-03.27
Rhodes CD-25 225 G7-K1V 0.96 0-0-2-2-0-2 0.5 m +45.47/+07.46/-21.29
Charo CD-64 143 G3V 1.06 0-1-3-2-0-0 0.4 m +15.52/+29.00/-68.11
Virginis 61 Virginis G5-6V 0.94 0-0-2-5-0-1 0.4 m -24.92/-08.86/-08.79
Lucifer Chi Draconis F7V 1.2 0-0-3-3-0-2 0.3 m +00.74/-07.77/+25.12
Laertes BD+59 736 G0V 0.98 0-0-2-4-0-0 0.3 m +18.19/+30.25/+60.26
Pegasus 85 Pegasi G3-5Vb 0.89 0-0-4-3-0-1 0.3 m +36.08/+00.34/+18.49
Hagar’s Star CD-44 14214 G0V 0.99 0-0-2-2-0-0 0.3 m +35.42/-36.15/-49.09
Dyson CD-27 16423 GV 0.5 0-1-3-2-0-1 0.2 m +49.51/-03.44/-25.50
Neo York BD+64 949 G6V 0.99 0-1-2-4-0-0 0.1 m -29.14/-11.48/+62.16
Epsilon Eridani Epsilon Eridani K3-5Ve 0.71 0-0-5-2-0-1 0.1 m +06.20/+08.29/-01.72
Psi Capricorni Psi Capricorni F4-5V 1.41 0-0-3-4-0-1 0.1 m +28.69/-32.40/-20.43
Epona BD-12 2449 F4-5V 1.41 0-0-4-4-0-1 0.1 m -22.74/+32.96/-08.97
Rhea CD-32  7158 G0-1V 1.05 0-1-4-5-0-2 0.1 m -55.57/+27.88/-40.43
Prometheus 72 Herculis G0V 1.05 0-1-2-3-0-0 0.1 m -06.77/-39.02/+25.20
Pyrrus CD-37 13049 G5-8V-IV 0.96 0-0-3-4-0-1 0.1 m +12.73/-42.37/-34.33
Vigrid CP-55 9317 F8V 1.09 0-0-2-4-0-2 0.1 m +22.94/-36.85/-62.03
Vistula CD-41 14804 G5V 1.07 0-0-3-2-0-0 0.1 m +48.53/-24.03/-47.71
Mab 59 Virginis G0Vs 1.23 0-0-2-5-0-2 0.1 m -54.55/-18.99/+09.59
Galahad CD-48 7426 G3-5V-IV 1.17 0-0-5-3-0-1 0.1 m -56.77/-06.67/-65.56
Hippogriff CD-29 9337 G5V 0.91 0-1-1-3-0-3 0.1 m -49.98/+02.78/-29.24
Orcus BD+44 1973 G5V 0.94 0-0-3-4-0-0 0.1 m -43.75/+20.67/+46.8

 

 

 

The Spinward Marches     Population 254 Thousand

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Mithra BD+57  1128 G8V 0.95 0-1-2-3-0-1 44 k -31.03/+45.96/+85.71
Ull BD+63   629 G5V 0.76 0-0-4-2-0-1 36 k -01.22/+43.63/+88.84
Delos BD+65   626 G0 0.91 0-0-2-4-0-0 22 k -28.64/+40.50/+108.55
Gymir BD+60  1054 G5 0.83 0-0-3-3-0-2 21 k -24.00/+60.53/+115.31
Laius BD+69   361 G5V 0.8 0-1-3-4-0-1 20 k -00.97/+36.52/+97.59
Eris BD+67   410 G5 0.85 0-0-5-1-0-0 19 k -01.23/+45.94/+111.72
Thetis BD+63   761 G0 0.88 0-0-2-2-1-0 16 k -33.17/+50.23/+118.68
Alcippe BD+64   710 G0 0.84 0-0-3-2-0-2 14 k -39.01/+42.07/+119.83
Sif BD+69   558 G5 0.75 0-1-2-4-0-1 13 k -37.66/+19.91/+107.79
Lamia BD+57  1086 G9V 0.8 0-0-3-4-0-0 12 k -19.64/+43.61/+75.22
Tyche 24 Ursae Majoris G4IV-III 1.91 0-0-2-2-0-0 11 k -29.31/+21.59/+99.11
Zephyrus BD+56  1421 G8IV-V 0.93 0-0-3-5-0-1 9 k -58.61/+33.28/+98.38
Fortuna BD+68   587 G5 0.82 0-0-2-4-0-0 8 k -44.46/+24.40/+121.98
Hyades BD+51  1496 G5V 0.86 0-0-4-5-0-2 8 k -46.75/+38.86/+75.90

 

The Riftward Expanse     Population 121 Thousand

 

System: Old Era Name: Spec: Mass: Planets: Pop: Coordinates
Finnian CD-49 12105 G2V 1.15 0-2-2-0-1-1 36 k +06.37/-59.21/-70.10
Hathor CD-38 11686 F7-G3V-IV 1.34 0-1-3-4-0-0 22 k -15.10/-76.73/-62.46
Metis CD-54  7383 G3-5V 1.19 0-1-2-3-0-2 18 k -08.58/-75.89/-108.65
Urania CD-37 11584 G5V 0.87 0-1-2-4-0-0 13 k -11.37/-79.34/-62.76
Numa CD-39 11707 G3V 1.07 0-1-4-3-0-3 10 k -08.54/-95.23/-78.38
Daphne CD-50 10252 G5V 0.81 0-1-4-4-0-1 9 k -35.28/-70.89/-97.04
Avalon CD-66  2264 G8V 0.89 0-1-3-4-0-1 7 k +15.70/-57.50/-135.09
Ino CD-50 11203 G3V 0.99 0-1-3-3-0-2 6 k -13.41/-78.71/-99.03

 

 

 

Planets Key:  Epistellar–Terran–Other Terrestrial–Jovian–Macro Jovian–Asteroid Belt

 

Population figures are rounded to the nearest hundred-thousand.  Very small outposts, with populations of fewer than 50,000 are not listed here, save for the much smaller colonies of the Spinward Marches and Riftward Expanse.  There are roughly a hundred such settlements, accounting for another 3 to 5 Million people.  Total Human population in the Orion Spur is estimated to be 38.7 Billion.

 

Coordinates are equatorial, based from Sol, and to the nearest hundredth of a lightyear.  To find straight line distances:  Distance = square root of [(X2 – X1)2 + (Y2 – Y1)2 + (Z2 – Z1)2]

 

 

Other Stars & Astronomical Bodies of Note:

 

Object Name: Old Era Name: Notes: Coordinates:
Bombadil BD+15  2923 Indi Col, Pop: 4K -52.44/-83.93/+26.95
Epsilon Scorpii Epsilon Scorpii Mining Col, Pop: 2K -16.27/-51.56/-36.91
G 130-4 G 130-4 Mining Col, Pop: 7K +21.30/-01.80/+15.70
G 216-11 G 216-11 Star: MV +43.70/-16.30/+45.60
Gamma Pavonis Gamma Pavonis Star: F6-8V +09.82/-07.78/-27.33
Gonzo L 1198-67 Narrow Way Star:  K-M0.5V -52.22/-49.94/+12.67
ISO 417 ISO 417 Star:  M1V +07.60/-27.20/+04.70
Jormungand NN A  (unnumbered) Neutron Star +49.10/+38.50/+26.90
Kappa Phoenicis Kappa Phoenicis Star:  A7Vn +55.13/+10.33/-52.99
LP 806-8 LP 806-8 Star:  M2V -17.43/-54.25/-16.06
Lucy’s Diamond 16 Librae Narrow Way Star:  F0V-IV -64.97/-63.39/-06.90
Lugh Lamfhota BD +00 3243 Narrow Way Star:  K0 III -72.27/-64.81/-00.48
Margaritaville CD-37 34 Rogue Star, Pop: 5K +70.94/+04.18/-53.21
New Botany Bay BD+52 3410 Prison Colony +38.91/-07.44/+52.97
Omfug USNO 741 Narrow Way Star:  MV -55.60/-53.20/+20.90
Red Devil BD+07 2850 Star:  K2V -73.30/-67.37/+11.90
Scylla Hip 73531 Neutron Star -70.77/-71.87/+09.95
She Wolf Wolf 555 Narrow Way Star:  M2V -61.70/-56.50/+00.50
Widsith Na Rogue planet +03.23/+02.50/-01.22
Winter’s Gate L 997-21 White Dwarf: A6VIId +18.10/-33.30/-00.60
Wolf 561 Wolf 561 Star:  K4V -59.70/-67.48/-05.98
Wolf 636 Wolf 636 Star:  M0-3.5V -08.57/-35.19/-03.23
Wolf 923 Wolf 923 Star:  M3.5V +43.00/-32.60/-06.60
Zeta Herculis Zeta Herculis Star:  F9-G0IV -10.17/-28.24/+18.52

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