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Description:

Not a particularly appealing world, Chaffee is hot and relatively dry, orbiting too close for comfort to its white sun. Although possessing some valuable minerals and metal ores, Chaffee has no particular industry; its half-billion population is sufficiently occupied eking out a living from agriculture and keeping at bay the world’s amazingly diverse and contentious fauna. The planet’s major source of income comes from safaris to hunt the various horrors, from hectare-sized swarms of tiny acid beetles to pack-predating aliosaurs.

Chaffee’s eastern hemisphere is dominated by the mountainous super-continent of Addisonia; temperate in its northern latitudes and well forested. Almost all the planets cities are located along its north-eastern seacoasts. The planetary capital of McCauliffe is located on a large north-eastern peninsula - making it the eastern-most city on Addisonia. McCauliffe is home to a population of more than a million, with the planet’s lone spaceport located to the west of the city, and the Siegfuhr airport on the east, just north of the harbour.

Chaffee’s other major population centers include the seaport of Lazenby, with a population of eighty-five thousand, and the inland city of Hamilton sited on the Yeoh river, with a population of fifty-five thousand. The remainder of the populace live in scattered homesteads.

Combined with the lack of a particularly impressive road network, this makes air travel the favored means of on-planet transport even when not an outright necessity. The lucrative off-world hunting trade has served the planet well in this regard, providing sufficient offworld exchange to make air travel affordable. Airports are dotted across the world, and few and far between are the settlements that don’t possess at least one VTOL or fixed-wing aircraft; indeed many families possess their own.

Off-planet replacement parts are hard to come by, nor cheap. Though relatively poor, Chaffee’s population springs from highly resourceful stock - by the very fact of simply surviving upon the arid, high gee planet with its contentious wildlife. The world has abundant metal deposits, even if large-scale mining had never come to the planet, largely because of its hostile environment (and in later years due to environmental laws enacted to maintain it in relatively pristine hostility). As such, Chaffeans make their own replacement parts, even if they had to use their own manual mills, lathes and welding rigs in homestead workshops.

Lacking a military tradition to speak of, Chaffee possesses only a small militia force. However, the planet’s exotic fauna ensures that almost all of the ciybound inhabitants carry small arms of some kind. Outside the cities all the inhabitants carry weapons in their vehicles - usually in the form of high-powered laser rifles - for defense against local animals. Even homestead children are taught to use weapons from an early age – it being perfectly acceptable on Chafee for parents needing to leave their children at home with a Zeus Heavy rifle! And for hunting or protection against from some of the larger local fauna, nothing less than portable SRM’s or even man-pack PPC’s are required.

System Info:

  • System Name: Chaffee
  • Coordinates: -96.24, 83.20
  • Time to Jump Point: 8.00 days
  • Recharging Station: None

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 LC
2750 LC
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-09-18 Lyran Alliance

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Alkaid -94.93 47.47 2
Caledonia -122.05 37.56 2
Canonbie -123.10 67.81 2
Carnwath -63.64 83.20 2
Carsphairn -97.02 39.38 2
Eaton -81.63 113.71 2
Edasich -97.28 121.79 2  
Freedom -64.94 108.75 2
Gladius -96.76 72.50 1
Glengarry -77.46 77.72 1
Halmyre Deans -127.01 99.10 2
Hesperus II -124.66 47.20 2  
Izar -60.51 98.32 2
Kirkcaldy -97.28 128.31 2
Kochab -68.85 63.11 2
Laiaka -101.45 54.77 1
Laurieston -107.45 94.41 1
Nekkar -94.41 97.28 1
Seginus -82.93 64.16 1
Skye -57.90 52.16 2  
Svinngarn -133.01 111.88 2
Veckholm -117.10 125.18 2
Vindemiatrix -100.67 27.12 2
Whittington -107.19 107.45 1
Zebeneschamali -78.50 91.02 1

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


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