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System:

Lelarin

Sector:

Baran

Quadrant:

Lelarin

Sector Government:

Terran Confederation

System Government:

Partnership Government of the Republic Of Lelarin and Erinin with the Lelarin Consortium.

Star Size:

Medium

Star Temperature:
(Scale of 1-10)

6

Number of Planets:

6

Other Astral Bodies:
  • 1 Space Station
  • 1 Shipyard
  • 2 Communication Relay Stations
  • 1 Asteroid Arena

System History:

Lelarin was discovered by a privately funded expedition like many of the systems in the Baran sector. Recognised philanthropist Bartholomew G. Wellington approached the Terran Confederation Exploratory Wing (TCX) with a proposal. He would fund many of the missions in the Baran sector if TCX supplied its knowledge to create working communities. For this TCX would receive funding to look after these communities on the grounds if the communities grew large enough they could seek Confederation Senate representation. TCX and the Confederation Senate agreed and sold Wellington the TCS Vasco De Gama, a Type 1 Explorer Cruiser. Wellington then set out a strict regimen for hiring the crew. He settled on a TCX trained officer who had served on many exploration and science vessels in the Enigma sector, who was now a free agent. Dr Jessica M. Lelarin an experienced astrophysicist would be Captain and her First Officer would be Lt Commander Jonathan R. Sorel an accomplished naval officer who resigned his commission to be be given the chance.

Their mission was simple. The Vasco De Gama would set out from its initial base in the Baran System to the Thane system and find the source of the microwave disruptions which could be from a jump point. If that indeed proved the case, it could open up a whole new Quadrant for discovery.

The rest as they say is history. In 2607 a Jump Point was found in Thane on a slightly different frequency from jump points in the rest of the Confederation and a new system was found. It was named Lelarin since Wellington thought the honour should go to the Vasco De Gamas captain, not the man who funded the mission. The finding of this Jump Points frequency eventually led to the discovery of jump points into the new Lelarin Quadrant from the Cussler, Dargon, Nelista, Sartite, Rawn, Corsellan, Sullari and Vylkra systems.

The Vasco De Gama went on to discover many more systems in the Quadrant and of course eventually discovered another Quadrant, which was named after Jonathan Sorel.

Jessica Lelarin and Jonathan Sorel eventually wed with the discovery of their 9th system together, in tribute TCX named the system Sorel.

In 2618 the birth of a great project began. The Lelarin Consortium led by Wellington was formed to develop the three richest systems in the Vasco De Gamas tour of discovery; those systems were Lelarin, Imidis, and Calla. In 2620 the Lelarin Consortium Signed a partnership deal with the people of Lelarin 3 which opened them up for having a Government of their own, they formed the Lelarin 3 Republic which oversaw the lives of all civilians living on Lelarin 3 while the Lelarin Consortium kept control of all the actual land. In 2625 Lelarin 3 was renamed and the Republic got a seat in the Confederation Senate to represent the citizens of the Lelarin System. Wellington decided he wanted to move his base of operations to a now more central part of the Baran Quadrant. The Lelarin Consortium recognised this and approved the design of the Lelarin Station. After many design changes and logistical nightmares, in 2030 the mining of raw materials began. The idea was simple. Use Lelarins own asteroid field and the resource rich area of the nearby Baran Nebula to construct the station. In 2634 Lelarin Station began construction. Shortly after the Confederation found its borders under increasing pressure from the Kilrathi threat and realised that Starbase 27 in the Chymal System was too small to stand as the Fleet Headquarters for the protection of the Baran Sector, additional facilities would be needed.

The Confederation Navy approached the Consortium with a proposal. The construction of a naval base equal to Starbase 5 in the Perry system in the Gemini sector was needed in the Baran sector.

The Consortium looked at the plans of the Station which was 98% complete. Without hesitation the Architects were called in again and plans were drawn up for a super station. The TC Engineering Corps (TCE) and the TC Army Corps of Engineers (TCACE) began simultaneous construction of two facilities. The TCE began massive reconstruction of Lelarin Station, completely stripping it down, altering and expanding it. TCACE began construction of the support facility of what would become Lelarin Shipyards. Based on one of the moons of Erinin (Lelarin 3) the support facility would act as base of operations till the construction of the station, and would eventually become the command and control centre of the Shipyards.

Finally constructed in 2636 Starbase 31 Lelarin Naval Base came online and is the largest space station in the Confederation outside of Starbase 3 Wolf 359 Naval Base, Home of the Confederation Navy Second Fleet.

Starbase 31 is the home port of the Terran Confederation Navy 12th Fleet. The flagship of the fleet is currently the TCS Maelstrom which was rolled off the production line in 2669 from Lelarins own shipyards.

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Government Structure

Executive power is on a two tier republic system. Consisting of Local and Planetary Tiers. System Wide Government is based on an Advisory Council which enforces Confederation Law.

The Local Tier Government Leaders are the Chancellors of each Continent, the members of the Upper Chamber are the Elected Mayors of the individual regions of each continent while the lower chamber are the Elected Councillors of the regions. There is a Government house on each continent in which the Local Tier Government sits. In Atreus this is slightly different since the local tier government sits in the Forum of the Republic along with the Planetary Council.

The Planetary Council is made up of the 4 Governors of Erinin and a President who holds the chair of the council. The Governors are elected based on a vote by their continents population and the President is voted on by the whole population of Erinin.

The Lelarin System Advisory Council which answers to the Confederation Senate is made up of the President of Erinin, the Military Governor, Lelarin Consortium Representative, Confederation Senator for Lelarin and a Representative from the Non Planetary Based Citizens.

The Senator is always voted for at the same time as the President of Erinin.

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System Composition

Name:

Lelarin 1

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Uninhabitable. Mostly iron.



Name:

Lelarin 2

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Uninhabitable. Mostly iron with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere that is subject to an intense greenhouse effect.



Name:

Erinin (Lelarin 3)

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Capable of supporting Human life in large numbers.

The largest Human colony in the whole of the Baran sector lives on its surface, beating the likes of Baran, Chymal and Moffet.

Split into four main continents it is a very "Earth" like world full of greenery and water so the inhabitants named it after the Earth Goddess worshiped in dark ages Europe. A large part of Erinin is protected by the Lelarin Consortium as an area of natural beauty.

Confederation Research Posts and small townships for the park rangers are all that inhabit the continental area of 5000 square miles.

An Asiatic Continent of vast mountains extends for 3000 miles across the central zone of Erinin, coming to a halt at the plate of Atreus the largest and most populated continent. On the opposite side of the planet from Atreus are the vast archipelago of islands and islets of Nereus which speckle the ocean for 8000 square miles.

All the continents on Erinin are named after figures from various old Earth mythologies; All the towns and cities are named in Latin describing the countryside in which they were constructed.



Name:

Lelarin 4

Type:

Planet

Moons:

2

Description:

Uninhabitable. One moon is home to a series of refineries owned by various companies. The other moon has an open tender on the surface which is up for sale to private owners for warehouses and company bases.



Name:

Lelarin Asteroid Belt

Type:

Asteroid Belt

Description:

Mined by Astromine Inc. for the Lelarin Consortium and used for the construction of Starbase 31. Some asteroids still have some yield but not much is left to scavenge.



Name:

Lelarin 5

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Uninhabitable. Super Gas Giant



Name:

Lelarin 6

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Large chunk of rock and Iron. It orbits Lelarin in a regular manner, and so gets classed as a planet. There is a small outpost on its surface.



Name:

Lelarin Naval Base (SB-31)

Type:

Space Station
Confederation Naval Base

Description:

The largest Space Station in the whole of the Baran sector and probably the Vortath Sector as well. Lelarin Naval Base orbits Erinin and in its original form began construction in 2634, but as noted elsewhere, was significantly changed and finally fully came online in 2636, however the 12th Fleet had began operating on a limited capacity from 2635, using the Shipyards Command Bunker on Jormungandr as Fleet Headquarters. Work at this time was spread with Starbase 27 in the Chymal System, which to this day still maintains a quota of 2 of the 6 12th fleet Groups. Starbase 31 itself however can easily support 6 full size Confederation Carrier Groups, however due to Starbase 27's position on the frontier with the Union of Border Worlds and the Kilrathi, it was decided that it should keep its quota.



Name:

Lelarin Shipyards

Type:

Shipyard

Description:

Built as a support facility to Starbase 31, this privately owned shipyard is the pride of Wellington Industries. As the largest shipyard in the Baran Sector, Lelarin Shipyards has many valuable contracts with the Confederation 12th fleet for maintenance schedules and construction.



Name:

Lelarin Primary CRS-338

Type:

Communication Relay Station

Description:

Primary Deep Space communications Relay with the rest of the Terran Confederation and the Baran Sector. This powerful Transmitter/Receiver feeds the Confederation information using the fastest available technology.



Name:

Lelarin Secondary CRS-339

Type:

Communication Relay Station

Description:

Secondary and back up Deep Space communications relay, usually pumping news feeds around the Baran Sector; this can be activated if the primary relay goes down.



Name:

Camelot Arena

Type:

Asteroid Arena

Description:

Home arena of the Lelarin Knights Zero Gee Hockey team, this is a large hollowed out asteroid, which has been converted to a sports stadium.


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