Happy St. Patrick’s Day
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I hope this will be more useful than the Merry X-Mas Subsector.
I do think that this almost follow the rules for popular subsectors from a previous post. We have some backwater worlds, but they are not independent. We have 2 interstellar states. We have obvious adventures, and also a place called home. Dublin for some of us, Armagh for Eamon, and maybe somewhere else for someone.
The obvious adventures can be taken from the news (old and new) about Ireland.
This leads me to my suggestion of 4 races in this subsector. They should represent the Celtic, the Norse, the Protestants and the Catholics (or Old and New English). The lazy could use Humaniti, Vargr, Aslan and Bwaps or any other Traveller races that might fit. The more ambitious may want to invent their own races. An interesting scenario would be if the Humans represent the Celts. Then this will be in the far far future, when Humaniti have been driven away from their home-worlds to this cluster at the edge of the galaxy. Another interesting scenario could be if the Humans are the latest (New English) invaders. Then there might be some interesting moral dilemmas about the genocide of the original inhabitants of this cluster.
One thing to note about the map is that the towns and villages that are not in the map are still there as secondary populated worlds. E.g. Banbridge is a planet in the Armagh System. In the empty systems within the borders, there might be deep space objects.
Clifden 0106 E635420-3 Ni 213 Re Dingle 0109 B579444-7 Ni 214 Re Westport 0205 B432578-A N Ni Po 220 Re Tralee 0208 C74A630-7 Wa 223 Re Bantry 0209 C000512-B S As Ni 103 Re Ballina 0304 C0006AA-7 As Na 114 Re Castlebar 0305 E585662-2 Ag Ri 123 Re Galway 0306 C66979A-6 S Ri 300 Re Ennis 0307 B76A685-7 Ri Wa 301 Re Clonakilty 0310 EA7A501-A Ni Wa 104 Re Donegal 0403 E300454-7 Ni Va 414 Re Loughrea 0406 C589567-5 S Ni 224 Re Limerick 0407 C888873-6 Ri A 124 Re Mallow 0408 D529300-8 Lo Ni 412 Re Cork 0409 B310889-B N Na 224 Re Strabane 0503 C577634-7 Ag 223 Em Enniskillen 0504 D440688-6 S De Po 124 Em Longford 0505 D774656-5 S Ag 123 Re Athlone 0506 C767611-3 Ag 124 Re Clonmel 0508 C310666-9 S Na 224 Re Youghal 0509 E433553-5 Ni Po 234 Re Derry 0602 CABA89C-5 Fl Wa A 323 Em Omagh 0603 B42069A-7 2 De Na Po 223 Em Mullingar 0605 B56867A-8 Ag Ri 213 Re Portalaoise 0606 C796631-3 S Ag 125 Re Kilkenny 0607 C84979A-4 110 Re Waterford 0608 B644767-5 2 Ag 304 Re Coleraine 0702 C734656-5 603 Em Ballymena 0703 C653786-4 Po 102 Em Armagh 0704 E9C2645-4 Fl Rs A 204 Em Drogheda 0705 C6367BG-8 A 100 Re DUBLIN 0706 A657A8B-C 2 Hi Cp 133 Re Wicklow 0707 D661536-2 S Ni 405 Re Wexford 0708 E895686-6 Ag 102 Re Larne 0802 E524665-6 223 Em BELFAST 0803 A7449D9-C 2 Hi In 804 Em
One suggestion was to do this using Irish names. In my opinion, these are too long to fit on the map, so I just present the data here. You might try for yourself if you think you can make a pretty map of this.
An Clochán 0106 E635420-3 Ni 213 Re An Daingean 0109 B579444-7 Ni 214 Re Cathair na Mart 0205 B432578-A N Ni Po 220 Re Trá Lí 0208 C74A630-7 Wa 223 Re Beanntraí 0209 C000512-B S As Ni 103 Re Béal an Átha 0304 C0006AA-7 As Na 114 Re Caisleán an Bharraigh 0305 E585662-2 Ag Ri 123 Re Gaillimh 0306 C66979A-6 S Ri 300 Re Inis 0307 B76A685-7 Ri Wa 301 Re Cloich na Coillte 0310 EA7A501-A Ni Wa 104 Re Dún na nGall 0403 E300454-7 Ni Va 414 Re Baile Locha Riach 0406 C589567-5 S Ni 224 Re Luimneach 0407 C888873-6 Ri A 124 Re Mala 0408 D529300-8 Lo Ni 412 Re Corcaigh 0409 B310889-B N Na 224 Re An Srath Bán 0503 C577634-7 Ag 223 Em Inis Ceithleann 0504 D440688-6 S De Po 124 Em An Longfort 0505 D774656-5 S Ag 123 Re Athlone 0506 C767611-3 Ag 124 Re Baile Átha Luain 0508 C310666-9 S Na 224 Re Eochaill 0509 E433553-5 Ni Po 234 Re Doire 0602 CABA89C-5 Fl Wa A 323 Em An Ómaigh 0603 B42069A-7 2 De Na Po 223 Em An Muileann gCearr 0605 B56867A-8 Ag Ri 213 Re Port Laoise 0606 C796631-3 S Ag 125 Re Cill Chainnigh 0607 C84979A-4 110 Re Port Láirge 0608 B644767-5 2 Ag 304 Re Cúil Raithin 0702 C734656-5 603 Em An Baile Meánach 0703 C653786-4 Po 102 Em Ard Mhacha 0704 E9C2645-4 Fl Rs A 204 Em Droichead Átha 0705 C6367BG-8 A 100 Re BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH 0706 A657A8B-C 2 Hi Cp 133 Re Cill Mhantáin 0707 D661536-2 S Ni 405 Re Loch gCarman 0708 E895686-6 Ag 102 Re Latharna 0802 E524665-6 223 Em BÉAL FEIRSTE 0803 A7449D9-C 2 Hi In 804 Em
Eire Subsector with UWPs and names in both languages. – pdf file
The idea for this was from a popular post on the facebook Zhodani Base page. This version is updated with a few ideas from the comments at facebook. So running an idea at facebook, before posting it at the base is quite useful. If You want to be able to influence the posts at the base, you should join the Zhodani Base facebook page.
9 thoughts on “Eire Subsector”
I especially like the amber designation for Limerick. Felt exactly like that when I lived there. Not that anything ever happened to me (and I was walking alone at night, but they just might have assumed I was too dangerous to touch), but every time one opened the newspaper there was another violent crime reported. Yup, amber zone. 🙂
As a tourist, I had no problems in Limerick. I visited a medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle, and after that we partied all night. In Limerick I also bought a hurling stick as a souvenir in a sports shop. I was asked by a local if I was a hurling player while leaving the hotel. 😮
This leads me to my suggestion of 4 races in this subsector. They should represent the Celtic, the Norse, the Protestants and the Catholics (or Old and New English).
It’s a bit close to the bone for me – representing the differences in Ireland by race, rather than by political viewpoint – as is the case nowadays. Look at the different viewpoints of people on opposing sides of the debate in Ireland – people who could be seen as being of different ethnicities:
Martin McGuinness – Irish Republican.
Ken Maginnis – British Lord.
Gerry Adams (English surname!) – Irish Republican.
Garrett Fitzgerald (Old English) – ex-Irish Prime Minister.
Mary Robinson – ex-Irish President.
Peter Robinson – Unionist First Minister of Northern Ireland.
And that’s just a snippet!
Yeah, that’s also an interesting idea.
Your sector Landgrab idea looks promising,especially after reading about a massive emigration of Slavic peoples from the Solomani Rim, to Magyar sector,I have a question though,wouldn’t they encounter the earlier Villani Imperium in their travel to the coreward reaches of the galaxy?…Also,you would have to deal with Vargr pirates(They seem to be EVERYWHERE in the galaxy!!!…),especially,seeing how prolific they can be, not to mention,also the fringes of the Zhodani Consulate…(You are kind of close to their neighborhood, no ???…)
With this I am not landgrabbing any of the OTU. This is more of a suggestion of what can be done. Take a piece of terran geography in an interesting era and the make a subsector or sector or universe of it.
If you aren’t happy with the OTU, use what you like from it and make an ATU. Or make your own from scratch. This suggested method is one way to do it. So for the Vilani and Vargr; make them do whatever you like in your traveller universe. 😉
While I remember, there are a few planets with Irish names in the OTU:
Youghal in Spinward Marches hex 3039
Donegal in Diaspora hex 2632
Limerick in Solomani Rim hex 0226
Derry in Gushemege hex 1740
Drogheda in Dagudashaag hex 2304
Dublin in Lishun hex 2730
Belfast in Fornast hex 0625
This is great! Though I think the Burren should be an asteroid belt with an X starport 🙂 (Maybe it’s in the Ennis system.) Giant’s Causeway and Tara Hill could be lost ruins of the Ancients in the Coleraine and Drogheda systems.