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Description:

Towne is a geologically young planet with large mountains and deep oceans, but also features a diverse ecosphere, the epitome of which is the giant, shaggy, six-legged Eiglotherium. Warmer than Terra, the first colonial settlements were established on the northern Hyborian Continent. Towne was settled in the late 22nd century by an expedition mounted by eccentric trillionaire C. Augustus Pons. One of many eccentricities was his lifelong addiction to archaic fantastic fiction. He was obsessed with the works of the early twentieth century writer Robert Edwin Howard; especially his stories of a barbarian adventurer named Conan. This is why most of the planet's landmasses, continents and towns bear names related to Howard's writings.

Lying at the mouth of a river opening into a bay formed by the crater of an eons-old meteorite strike (whose shape guaranteed it would be named Circle Bay, obsession or no obsession), is the capital of Port Howard.

Abundant metallic ore deposits, with copper the largest by far, are found mostly found in the planet's oceans. These deposits have formed the basis of Towne's industry, as well as a host of offshore mining platforms and underwater communities seeking to access these valuable resources. Hardwoods and cattle ranching are Towne's next most major industries, and for that reason much of the planet's imports have been in the form of industrial 'Mechs, particularly mining, construction, and forestry 'Mech designs.

As a Combine-Suns border world, Towne has suffered its share of invasions during the Succession Wars, but despite it all, the planet retains much of its natural beauty.

Aside from the Hyborian continent, Towne has four other landmasses, with Krom atin the south pole, Fetryl and Gherst in the southern temperate lattitudes, and the island-continent of Howell in the north, several hundred kilometers east of Hyboria. Of these landmasses, all but Krom are sparsely populated. Gherst, in fact, features the planet's second-largest city, a water-port town called Kale Bay, second only to the capital city of Port Howard. Located on the Hyborian continent, Port Howard is also home to the Price John Spaceport, Towne's major link to the galaxy at large.

System Info:

  • System Name: Towne
  • Coordinates: 69.89, 8.08
  • Star Type: F8IV
  • Position in System: 3
  • Time to Jump Point: 5.00 days
  • Population: 647,819,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH
2750 TH
3025 FS
3030 FS
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 FC
3062 FC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

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:
Achernar 77.98 -32.60 2
Addicks 72.24 0.26 1  
Al Na'ir 60.77 31.56 1  
Ancha 76.15 36.51 1
Angol 88.67 -39.12 2
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 1
Basalt 66.76 -29.21 2
Bharat 59.46 -41.99 2
Biham 72.50 37.03 1
Cylene 106.93 25.30 2
Deneb Algedi 41.47 26.34 2
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 1
Epsilon Indi 29.47 -15.65 2
Errai 52.68 4.43 1  
Fletcher 47.20 -23.73 2  
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Galatia III 91.54 14.87 1
Halstead Station 78.76 44.34 2
Hean 75.37 -14.60 1
Helen 83.98 10.17 1
Ingress 50.07 -18.78 2
Kawich 54.25 -29.73 2
Mallory's World 112.40 6.00 2
Mara 122.84 8.87 2
Markab 98.58 23.47 2
Mirach 109.80 -27.12 2
Murchison 75.37 20.08 1
Nashira 48.77 35.99 2
New Rhodes III 103.28 -15.91 2
Nirasaki 34.69 19.56 2
Nopah 57.64 -33.90 2
Northwind 34.43 -2.87 2  
Ozawa 85.54 2.87 1  
Quentin 46.42 12.52 1  
Rio 96.24 -28.95 2
Ronel 96.50 -2.61 1
Ruchbah 57.90 -22.95 2  
Sadachbia 83.72 37.56 2
Saffel 25.82 12.00 2
Schedar 118.92 -21.39 2  
Sheratan 41.21 -21.65 2
Shinonoi 80.59 54.51 2
Skat 94.15 27.12 2
Small World 52.16 -7.04 1
Styx 26.08 25.82 2
Telos IV 44.34 40.68 2
Tigress 75.37 -29.73 2
Tybalt 90.76 -20.60 2
Yance I 70.42 52.16 2
Yangtze 76.15 -43.81 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters: Amazon.com:
Hearts of Chaos 26 Limited Availability