Spica Subsector in the Spica Sector

@SUB-SECTOR: sec_c   SECTOR: Spica
#PlanetName   Loc. UPP Code   B   Notes         Z  PBG Al LRX *
#----------   ---- ---------  - --------------- -  --- -- --- -
Nightshield   1702 E201621-9    Na Ni Va Ic        703 Na
Gronin        1705 C884632-8    Ag Ni Tp St        710 Na
(Skull Hills) 1706 E7A08AD-6    De              A  904 Xh
Storewell     1802 C5208AA-7    Na Po De           803 Na
Xoar Beta     1805 E310362-4    Lo Ni Nh C:2003 A  600 Xh
Dobson Parish 1901 C8768DD-5    Tn                 213 Na
Xoar Alpha    1904 X411763-5    Na Ic Nh C:2003 A  720 Xh
Ringwald      1905 D72278B-7    Na Po              900 Na
Padre         1906 B330432-D    Lo Ni Po De        200 Na
Wemutta       1907 D658889-1    Tp                 320 Na
Xoar Gamma    1909 D311861-4    Na Ic Nh C:2003 A  200 Xh
Ceril         1910 C200222-A    Lo Ni Va           610 Na
Liam          2002 A899002-E    Lo Ni Tp           102 Na
Tyrolia       2003 A41199B-C    Na Hi In Ic Nh     703 Xh
Nugent        2010 A431945-F    Na Hi Po           304 Na
Strictland    2103 B550656-A  F Ni Po De           603 Na
Malley        2105 C6608AA-6    De                 802 Na
(Good Place)  2109 C6A5731-7    Fl Nh              314 Xh
Spica         2205 C755684-5    Ag Ni Tp           704 Na
Faller        2207 C557673-4    Ag Ni              513 Na
Stewart       2306 A49A855-B    Wa                 211 Na
Spyral        2307 B456730-A  F Ag                 703 Na
Term Tukera   2310 B6A2213-F  F Fl Lo Ni           804 Na
Apollo        2401 A5239DE-9    Na Hi In Po        104 Na
Port Manatee  2404 A79A120-C    Lo Ni Wa           714 Na
Mandayyay     2405 A641300-A  F Lo Ni Po           704 Na
Wycliff       2406 C440300-B    Lo Ni Po De        830 Na
Abbott        2407 A665799-C    H:0 Ag Ri Tp       705 Na
Wunderkind    2410 C451200-A    Lo Ni Po           412 Na

A = Navy & Scout Bases
D = Naval Depot
N = Naval Base
S = Scout Base
L = Federation Navy Base
E = Fed. Embassy Center
M = Fed. Military Base
F = Fed. Military&Navy Base
G = Solomani Navy Base

Hv = Hive Federation 
Hf = Fed. Develop. Agency 
Xf = FDA world outside of HF
H* = Star Patterns Trading
Hi = Six Eyes Nest
Un = Unpopulated
Cs = Client State
Na = Non-aligned
So = Solomani Confederation

Spica Subsector The great Blue-White main sequence star Spica (Alpha Virginis) serves as the name for the system (2205) as well as the subsector. It is also the brightest Navigational marker star in the sector. The only human habitable world in the Spica system is a Small Gas Giant moon named Farpost. Farpost was originally established as a Second Imperium Research Outpost. Term Tukera (2310) is the final corporate way station for Tukera Lines out of the core-Imperium en route to the Hive Federation. Cargos from the empire are tagged for final destination within the Federation. Cargos from the Federation are sorted and inspected for possible hazardous contents before being forwarded on to Core. The sole inhabitant of Liam (2002) is a human who welcomes any traveling visitors. His name - Liam. He never gives his surname and if asked, politely avoids the question. Given the opportunity, he will explain that he is a student of history, specifically the Imperia, generally all Human history. His tech 14 robotic staff operate a single starship berth (up to 600 tons) which will conduct maintenance if not already occupied. "This frees crews for conversation.", he says. The religous medical practitioners of Apollo (2401) are somewhat isolated from the systems in Spica by Jump-3 or Jump-4. They are Jump-2 from several systems in the Hinterworlds sector to coreward. The Apollonian culture is believed to be one of the few that reach so far into Terra's long history. The Gerontocracy of Padre (1906) is a medical/therapuetic colony for elderly humans requiring an extremely dry environment. Padre has no free-standing water, no permafrost, no below ground water sources. Special precautions are taken to prevent transvaporation of the colony's imported water supply to preserve the world's arrid state. The Nugent Republic (2010) has valuable crystalline resources that make it a worthwhile trading partner with Tukera Lines. Nominally, the bulk of Tukera's Highliner transports are filled with trade goods going to/from the Hive Federation. Nugentine crystals are no exception. The Hiver enclave at Abbott (2407) numbering nearly seven hundred thousand is not quite 1% of the population. Many of these Hivers are engaged in the Interface Sector-wide line which feeds the independent sphere of Spica sector and portions of the Hinterworlds into Star Patterns Trading within the Federation. Tentacular Lines is rumored to be a subsidiary of Star Patterns Trading or an operative arm of the Federation Development Agency. Hivers on Abbott dismiss these claims. (Good Place) (2109) is eight parsecs from the system in Three Spheres subsector known to be the homeworld of this minor alien race. The planet (2109) is nearly identical to the homeworld (1211). Tyrolia (2003) was named so for the dense population of minor aliens found there. Having no connection to the Earth Tirol, Terrans who first came here named it for the way the aliens learned to fly. As the Xoar have only instincts to follow, their first efforts are dangerous to witness at a close distance - hence, Tyros. The Xoar stand on average 30 meters in height and usually erect a membrane in the shape of an inverted parasol from their base. This membrane collects Solar energy used to power their entire metabolism. They process materials from the soil in which they are "planted". At times of maximum galactic magnetic intensity, if of sufficient maturity, they will launch into interplanetary space. For this reason, they seek out the low gravity, trace atmosphere worlds they inhabit. In space, they expand their membrane from the 100 meter maximum on planet to several kilometers and sail to the stars using solar wind to reach escape velocity.

The Spica Subsector contains 29 systems with a known population of 16.778 billion sapients. The highest population known is 7.32 billion at Tyrolia. The highest Tech Level known is F at Nugent and Term Tukera. The best Starports known are Type-A at Liam, Tyrolia, Nugent, Stewart, Apollo, Port Manatee, Mandayyay, and Abbott.

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