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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:33 AM
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Default System disposition at the time of Solomani-Vilani first contact?

Following along in Interstellar Wars, I've been trying to get a feel for the situation that Terra was facing at the point of first contact at Barnard's Star - where in the sky the Imperium actually was. I've marked stars that I believe to have been imperial at the time with yellow points, blue points represent other known traveller systems, and red points are stars that are real stars, but so far as I know have no traveller analogue.

Prometheus had colony ships en route via slower than light, but aside from that and the Barnard's Star expedition there were no other interstellar flights?

In the non-canonical 3d, the imperium was "below", coreward and spinward of Terra, above and Core-Trailing appear to have been wide open. Though with Jump-1, the only two systems available via a single midpoint rogue-planet hop were Alpha Centauri and Barnard's Star. On the 2d map, Peraspera (LP 731-58 (edit: though this appears to be conjecture)) is also two hexes away, but it's 4.5 parsec away in reality. I was going to say it was fortuitous that Barnard's Star was chosen as the mission target, but really there were only two (or three if you count Peraspera) choices.

So, this is partly IMTU, or rather "how do you do your traveller universes for those of you that translate into 3d" - do I have the imperium stars correctly marked? Am I missing any that were imperial at the time of contact?

As another note, I'm not sure that I'm using the correct forum for this - is this Scout Service kind of stuff, or IMTU kind of stuff?


Last edited by sudnadja; September 12th, 2017 at 03:46 AM.. Reason: Added notation for LP 731-58 == Peraspera being conjecture
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