Zeta1 Reticuli

Zeta 1 Reticuli, a populous system with three successfully terraformed planets

Zeta1 Reticuli System map
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The planetary system surrounding Zeta1 Reticuli

Zeta 1 Reticuli

SystemZeta 1 Reticuli, a populous system with three successfully terraformed planets
Stellar TypeG2 V
CompanionThis star and Zeta 2 Reticuli form a binary system; the two stars are at least 5500 A.U. (a light month) apart in space, which gives a very very long orbital period.

Zeta 2 Reticuli is under the rule of isolationist ai with anti-biont tendencies. Although connected to the Nexus, the system has a Level 5 hazard rating and travellers are advised to avoid it.
RegionInner Sphere Old Core, 39.53 light-years (12.12 parsecs) from Sol
Planets::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
IcarusHermian type - this hot rockball, close to the sun, has a few exotic habitats and a number of robot factories and vecs settlements. Neutral affiliation
AtlantisEugaian Subtype (Terraformed, originally XeroVenusian) - mostly libertarian NoCoZo, most planetary, some orbitals (More details here)
DaedalusPaludial Gaian (Terraformed, originally Large AreanTundric) - strong neo-feudalistic society, affiliated with the Solar Dominion - planetary and orbitals (More details here
PrometheusGaianTundral Subtype, partially terraformed. Large orbital habitats, many tweaks, splices, and ufer clades. Communion affiliation. (More details here)
HayekEuJovian subtype - assorted ai and exotic tweak clades, some hu in orbitals - mirrored owls and other jovic clades in the atmosphere. Some moons ai only. The different polities are variously aligned, including NoCoZo, Dominion, and Negentropy Alliance
Doc HallowayEuropan Type - iceball - Europans and other exotic clades, also a few nearbaselines and a number of vecs. Non aligned
NatashaSubJovian - a few orbital and moon-based small polities - a few cloud cities and other jovics in the atmosphere
MaxSubJovian tweaks, vecs, and ai on moons and orbitals - a small population of jovics and post-genetekkers in the atmosphere
LockeSubJovian - ai only
AristotleSubJovian - Cryocyborgs and exotic post-genetekker clades. Some Zoeific Biopolity affiliation
AI:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
AI overseersaccording to individual polity
s ethosaccording to individual polity
PolitiesAt least 287 different major polities in the system, the largest being the Tartarus Commonwealth on Daedalus, followed by Doc Halloway Cloud Nation, Atlantis Free Zone and the Galactic Commonwealth on Prometheus
Affiliationaccording to individual polity
Psyche Art and Culturevaries greatly according to individual polity
LanguageAtlantese, New Anglic and Douh are widely spoken in the baseline-habitable worlds and orbitals. There are also a large number of ai and tweak languages that baseline-type are unable to use
Travel::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
StargatesLittle Ray of Sunshine 53 - to Osmond (Solar Dominion stargate)
Mutual Benefit - to Tau Ceti (NoCoZo affiliated stargate)
Main Interstellar Cycler RoutesMerrion Atlantis Liberty Cycler- to Merrion (NoCoZo) and 25 other star systems (0.3c cycler, departures every 1.2 months, 225 year cycle)
Venusian Communion Starway - to Heartland (Communion) and 14 other systems (0.4c cycler, departures every 2 months, 280 year cycle)
Long Way Around - to some 320 brown dwarfs and other minor systems, (0.2c cycler, departures every 6 months, 620 year cycle)
Major SpaceportsIn order of size: Detroit Marhenke (Daedalus), McDaggart Orbital (Atlantis) and Jianke Spaceport (Doc Halloway) are the largest spaceports in the system
Hazard Rating0.0 to 9.0 (according to polity, district, etc)
Visa Restrictionsvaries according to individual polity
Freedom of Movementvaries according to individual polity
Environmental RequirementsEarth-normal environments on Atlantis, Daedalus, the domed Promethean cities, and a large number of orbitals
Sites of Interestsee entries for individual worlds

Atlantis medium sized
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Atlantis

Aristotle
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Aristotle

Doc Halloway
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Doc Halloway

Hayek
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Hayek

Icarus
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Icarus

Max
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Max

Natasha
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Natasha

Daedalus Zeta1 Reticuli
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Daedalus

Prometheus
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Prometheus

 
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg

Initially published on 28 July 2002.