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Another big hex

I thought I should try a variation on the big hex style. This time for an important star system in the Spinward Marches.

All planets (except Cipango) was made with GIMP plug-ins. The Cipango ring system was made with the planet rings GIMP plug-in. The planet Cipango was made from an old texture that I have used for other maps of Cipango.


The distances for the planets from their “sun” Cipango-Taiyoo is calculated using a modified Titius-Bode law. Using the formula below for the Cipango system:

a = 0.7 + 0.2 · 2 m

For our solar system the formula is:

a = 0.4 + 0.3 · 2 m

Where a is the distance in AU, and m is the orbit number. (Where m is 1 for Earth.) The modification of the Titius-Bode law was needed to fit two planet orbits into the habitable zone. This gives the Cipango system a total of 3 garden worlds.

The Ine-Givar Wall of Freedom

The Ine-Givar Wall of Freedom is now open.

Every now and then the starport officials at Cipango downport has to arrest traders from outside the glorious Consulate that for some strange reason wants to scribble on the warehouse walls. It is not a big problem since our starport officials always knows about it in advance, and can prevent it. We have seen images from the chaotic starports in “the Imperium” where the walls of the warehouses are covered with scribblings. That is not what we want at Cipango downport, but in order to let the traders leave some personal messages on a wall, we have now set up a wall where the traders can scribble for free, without being arrested.

In honor of the heroic freedom fighters, we have decided to call it “The Ine-Givar Wall of Freedom:mrgreen: