Datu



Datu System

Homeworld of the Blopud, a minor alien race

  • Mainworld Stats
  • The Blopud

    Mainworld Stats

    World: Datu
    Coordinates: 0223 (I0203)
    UWP: B868AE9-A   Hi                 112 Va A9P    G0 V
    Blopud Homeworld
    Population: 12,904,393,838
    
    This is the homeworld of the Blopud, a minor alien race. They dominate this
    subsector, yet are surrounded by the Vargr, with whom they have good
    relations.
    
    Physical Data:
    
    The world is a Planet. 
    Diameter: 8,300 miles (13,280 km) 
    Density:  1.1 Terra 
    Mass: 1.1 Terra
    Gravity: 1.1 terra. 
    Orbital Distance: 1.0 AU 
    Orbital Period: 358.157 standard days
    Rotation Period: 30.04 standard hours
    Axial Tilt: 15 degrees
    Surface Atmospheric Pressure: 0.9 atm
    The atmosphere composition is a Standard oxygen-nitrogen mix
    Base Temp: 12.119  Range: 33 to -37  Season: 41 to -67
    Native life exists. 
    Terrain terraforming is the only type of terraforming that has occurred
    The hydrographic percentage is 75% (Liquid water)
    The number of tectonic plates is 5.
    There are 3 major continents, 14 minor continents, 7 major islands and 
    9 archipelagoes. 
    
    Satellite Details: Slurhad: UWP:H200000-0, Orbit: 5
                       Slurapuma: UWP:Y723000-A, Orbit: 45
    
    Political Data
    
    The total world population is 12,904,393,838 
    There are 4 primary cities:
    Blopepuf with a population of 5,768,999,220 and a starport of B
    Dhupongu with a population of 2,428,271,950 and a starport of B
    Propuj with a population of 1,623,154,630 and a starport of B
    Fosusudra with a population of 1,415,392,320 and a starport of B
    112 cities with an average population of 5,000,000
    480 cities with an average population of 500,000
    Orbital cities are present.
    There are 2 customs: 
    Eat at unusual times/All population 
    Widow must marry husband's relative/All population
    The authority for the world is a Religious Autocracy
    The division of authority is 2-way division. 
    The Representative Authority = Executive & Legislative
    Other Authorities = Judicial 
    The god view is Philosophical atheism. An Epicurean philosophy of 
    'Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die.' Hedonism is the only proper
    purpose in life. There are no devotional requirements. No organisation of 
    any kind. Religion does not enter into conversations at any time; although 
    some philosophical questions may crop up from time to time, no one 
    organises 'services' or 'worship' around such matters. Ordinary and willing
    to convert any sophont. All population are adherents. 
    Economic Extensions:
             Resources: 4
             Labor: 9
             Infrastructure: 3
             Culture: 7
    Planetary Demand: 3 RA
    Resource Trade: 4.5 Excess
    Base GWP: 168.75 RU
    Finished Goods X: 1.012
    Interstellar Demand X: 1.01
    Final GWP: 172.4828 RU
    Taxation Rate: 51%
    Government Budget: 87.9662 RU
    Civilian Expenses: 20.2234 RU
    Legal 9-GBEEG 
    Tech A5-A8ABC-AAA9-88-C
    
    Natural Resources:
     Agriculture, Ores, Compounds
    Processed Resources:
     Agroproducts, Non-Metals
    Manufactured Resources:
     Durables, Consumables
    Information Resources:
     Software, Documents
    
    MILITARY PROFILE
    ----------------
    
    System Defense Boat Squadrons: 100
    Number of Starship Squadrons: 3
    Assault Squadron, Battle Squadron, and Cruiser Squadron
    TROOP UNITS
    Production Points: 100
    UTP: 0001-6000-100-A
    Unit Size: Field Army
    Unit Type: Infantry
    Unit Armament: Standard
    Unit Quality: Standard
    Combat Factor: 100
    
    There are 9 other settlements in this system.


    The Blopud

    The Blopud
    
    Minor alien species native to the planet Datu (Ngathksirz 0223). They are
    a populous, spacefaring race. One of the more unusual lifeforms, the
    Blopud are most known for their unique mating practices. A friendly and
    harmonious group, they exist in an independant sphere within the Vargr
    Extents. 
     The Blopud are a cold-blooded, carbon based lifeform. In the dim past,
    they were an aquatic race resembling crustaceans. They have long since
    evolved into a land based race, native to the jungles of their homeworld.
    A diurnal omnivore, they exist at the top of the food chain. The racial
    averages are 5'9" in height, and 120 pounds in weight. They have 4 limbs
    in bilateral symmetry, and walk semi-upright. Covered by a soft carapace,
    the walking legs end in a running hoof, while the arms end in hands with
    4 digits. A large, paddle tail on one end of the body is countered by a
    'humanoid' head. The head has a large brow line over three eyes, and a 
    single mouth filled with numerous sharp teeth and a set of poisonous 
    fangs. There is no nose, visible ears, or hair. 
     Due to the lack of a nose, the Blopud have a combined sense of taste and
    smell, that is average in strength. They have a poor voice, suffering 
    penalties on learning languages in addition to their native tounge. Their
    sense of hearing is average. The three eyes give them excellent vision. The
    carapace gives them a crude tactile sense, and a low pain threshold. They
    do have an excelllent sense of kinesthetics, and posess an ability to 
    determine surroundings based on the movements and displacements of the
    atmosphere around them. Having perfect balance, they can land always right
    side up, like a Terran cat. The Blopud are known to be psionically active, 
    but they have no formal training on their homeworld.
     The race is most known for their unusual mating habits. There are two 
    sexes, that marry for life. Individual Blopud are extremely shy, and some
    marriages have to be arranged. After a female reaches puberty, they are 
    fertile only once every two years. During that time, the female molts her
    carapace, and is extremely vulnerable. Whether or not a successful mating
    occurs, the female needs to be guarded either by her mate, or a societal
    institution for the non-mated. If the female is impregnated, she will then
    hibernate for the four month gestation period. The female then lays several
    eggs, and recovers from her hibernation. The young hatch after a further 
    three months, and require only moderate attention. The carapace regrows 
    in about a dozen days. Custom requires that widows marry to the family of
    their husband. Females have equal rights in society, but they are still
    considered vulnerable, and are looked after for their entire lives. 
     Blopud society is progressive and constantly advancing. They are a 
    curious group, being broad minded in encountering new ideas. Although they
    are sensitive and congenial to aliens, they are slightly self-centered. One
    oddity to them is their lack of any performing arts. Traders are advised to
    avoid the trading of many forms of fiction, especially holovid and tri-d
    movie recordings. An early encounter with the Blopud reveals their
    inability to deal with fictional character representation. During this 
    encounter, a large group of natives rioted and burned down a tri-d movie
    house after a popular actor from the extents who had been killed in a 
    previous movie had reappeared in a new flick. The racial inability of the
    Blopud to comprehend the concepts of fiction and acting were blamed. Note
    that it doesn't decrease their fascination over such things, only a 
    potential problem to be avoided.
     The Blopud are ruled by what is characterized as a religious autocracy. In
    the far past, religion was a major part of society. As they have advanced,
    however, the philosophy behind their religion has undergone a major change.
    Now the religion that dominates the society has replaced an adherence to a
    god with the realization that the universe is a vast and complex thing. The
    current view is one of philisophical athiesm, yet the church still retains
    control over the ruling of the planet. It could be argued that the planet
    is dominated by an oligarchy, or non-religious autocracy, but the current
    classification best describes the situation.
    




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