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Description:

Clinging to the edge of the Free Worlds League as if fearful it might be flung off into uncharted space, Campoleone exists as little more than a trade way-station. Subsistence-level agriculture takes place on this chilly world, principally in the lowlands of the Cosenza continent and along the valley of the Pao River, but for the most part inhabitants rely on goods brought in by passing traders, many of whom have villas in the hills around Ausapolis, the planet’s single major settlement. With its lack of modern amenities, Campoleone has an austere beauty that makes it a popular retirement location for spacers (though few can afford the luxury of the merchants’ villas), and over the centuries it has earned a reputation as the place to go to dig up information on the Periphery realms and the Deep Dark. According to local tradition, a share in profits made using information obtained on Campoleone is given to those who aid the endeavor, easing the flow of information but also generating considerable speculation and guesswork as less scrupulous individuals seek to con visitors. Those who stoop to such methods find their welcome on Campoleone quickly exhausted, as honest dealings are a core tenet of the spacer community.

Beyond the spaceport city, Campoleone has little industrial or commercial activity, and much of the planet’s agricultural produce is traded via a barter economy. Only the logging of ebony-like ginja wood on Cosenza and in the distant Torino Islands, prized by craftsmen across the League, takes place on a semi-commercial basis. The scarcity of the trees limits their commercial exploitation, and so far attempts to farm them have produced inferior crops. Some prospectors spend weeks tracking down the best stands of ginja trees before calling in the LoggerMechs.

Little known to outsiders until recently, the Voidjumper’s Memorial on the peak of Mount Kenley-Maccan stands as a testament to spacefaring vessels lost in the Free Worlds. According to space tradition, the families of crews leave keepsakes at the memorial to show that the vessel, though lost, is not forgotten. At present the monument covers three acres, centered on the Angel of Campoleone, a 20-meter tall myomer-kinetic sculpture by Durrës.

System Info:

  • System Name: Campoleone
  • Coordinates: -302.53, -294.44
  • Star Type: G2
  • Position in System: 2
  • Time to Jump Point: 9.00 days
  • Recharging Station: None
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 1
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Plants

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 FWL
2750 FWL
3025 FWL
3030 FWL
3040 FWL
3052 FWL
3057 FWL
3062 FWL

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Free Worlds League

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:
Astrokaszy -293.29 -317.97 1
Bayindir -244.89 -298.88 2
Gatchina -273.32 -297.83 1
Goth Khakar -335.39 -246.72 2
Karachi -294.96 -245.41 2
Lesnovo -318.18 -269.15 1
Mankova -255.32 -274.36 2
Negushevo -289.49 -276.19 1
Tematagi -273.32 -268.88 2  
Tohelet -295.49 -266.28 1

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters: Amazon.com:
Double-Blind 2 Limited Availability