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Croshaw system

UEE single star system
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Croshaw system
System TypeSingle Star
Size8 AU
Star TypeMain Sequence-Dwarf-G
Asteroid Belts2
AffiliationUEE
Discovered in2271
Discovered byNick Croshaw
Planets4
Jump Points4

The Croshaw system is a star system controlled by the United Empire of Earth. It was the first extrasolar system that was terraformed and settled via jump-point by Humans in the 23rd century. It was named after the first person who successfully traversed the jump-point and came back alive, Nick Croshaw.[1]

The ramifications of Crowshaw's settlement led also to the creation of the United Nations of Earth. The system has been a consistent player in Humanity's social and political development ever since.[2]

History

A space anomaly, called the Neso Triangle was discovered near Pluto in 2262. Croshaw's first 'discoverers', the crew of the Goodman, and two other ships went into the event horizon of the jump-point under unknown circumstances and were damaged heavily. Without a functional engine, the crew of the Goodman was stranded in the system and died there.[3]

Ten years later, in 2271 scientist and explorer Nick Croshaw successfully traversed the new star system with a special jump-drive. In the following hundred years, Croshaw was terraformed under great difficulties, since no superior organization coordinated this process.[2]

Several private and state-owned terraforming companies tried to lay claim to Crowshaw's planets but squabbled over how land rights and mineral resources should be divided once terraforming was complete. Each company failed to calculate exactly how expensive it would be to continually transport supplies to maintain their operations. So, none of them succeeded.

Another challenge was inter-system travel. Ships had to be manually navigated through the jump-point. The risky travel led to high losses of ships and their crews, which resulted in the emergence of expert-pilots, called Jumpers. The 'forefathers of [today's] NavJumpers.'[2]

A committee appointed by the World Summit, a gathering of Earth's leaders, finally took control of the expansion. 'The committee organized the linking of resources from various countries and companies to tackle the terraforming of Croshaw II and Croshaw III, established a lottery to grant land and mineral rights once the process was complete, and, most importantly, figured out how to pay for it all.'[2]

The terraforming was funded with the income of the Freeman Act. People received a one-way ticket to Croshaw aboard government-subsidized shuttles and the right to live there.[2]

The 'committee's successful stewardship convinced Humanity's leaders that a cohesive voice and vision was needed to aid our ascension out to the stars' and resulted in the transformation of the World Summit into the United Nations of Earth in 2380.[2]

Gravitational governors

Croshaw

A Main Sequence Dwarf-G star.

Planets

Croshaw I

The planet's thick acid-based clouds create an atmospheric mass that makes it impossible to land on.

Angeli : Croshaw II

The first planet terraformed and colonized by Humans in another star system, Angeli unfortunately suffers from heightened tectonic activity. Geologists theorize that there will be a devastating earthquake in its future. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Angeli's city of Quinton features one of the most iconic skylines in the UEE.

Vann : Croshaw III

Slightly smaller than Earth, Vann sits on the edge of Croshaw's green band and is perpetually cold. Its population dropped once more systems were discovered, but many people, especially those who enjoy the cold, still call it home.

Croshaw IV

A large dead world that lacks both an atmosphere and valuable minerals.

Asteroid belts

The Croshaw system contains two asteroid fields - the Daedalus Cluster and the Icarus Cluster. Both fields are on the same orbit as Croshaw IV.

Quotes

"Though we might not know exactly what makes Angeli-aged whiskeys stand out, it is easy to distinguish what makes them so special. Their rich and dignified flavors excite the palette but never overpower it. It is almost as if their flavors were granted a crisp subtlety with age that has yet to be achieved anywhere else in the 'verse."
David Kurtz, A Beginner's Guide to Angeli-Aged Whiskey, 2912[2]

"What we do here will shape the future of interstellar expansion. Let's make sure we get this right."
Clarence Ludwig, Chair of the Croshaw Expansion Committee, 06.23.2281[2]

Known jump points

Jump Gate Type Size Destination
Croshaw - Rhetor Large Rhetor system
Croshaw - Sol Large Sol system
Croshaw - Ferron Large Ferron system
Croshaw - Nul Small Nul system

Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy

[4]

References

  1. The Observist: Angeli, Croshaw. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Galactic Guide: Croshaw System. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  3. DISCOVERED: A Goodman is Hard to Find. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  4. Comm-Link:Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Croshaw System. Transmission - Comm-Link
               
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