On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 04:11:41 -0400 "WolfieFox" <redfolf@...
> Wow. That's a lot of sectors.
Yes it is.
> Being relatively new to the whole Traveller thing, I know absolutely
> nothing about the whole area, although some things have caught
> my attention.
Here is a brief history of the area in regards to Zhodani Core Route.
The Zhodani are a race of humans that were transplanted from earth to
Zhdant, the Zhodani home world, by the Ancients. There they survived the
final war of the Ancients and eventually became a major race after
developing jump drive. Eventually they found the Zhodani Map Device.
Zhodani Map Device: In the Ruins of the old Ancient Site on Zhdant, the
Zhodani found a small device which could project a 3D starmap which
covered a corridor 8.000 parsecs long and 30 parsecs wide aimed coreward.
The artifact also proved to be a strong psionic focus for only the most
talented psions (less than 1/10.000) managed to have it reveal more
accurate data, such as clearer visions of ships and star constellations
somewhere the mapped route. When these visions proved to be true
reflections of reality, the device was made a state-secret overnight, to
be used only under very strictly controlled circumstances. This device
has been one of the main reasons for the Zhodani to launch their Core
> Like...what's this region of Barren Worlds?
A region of space that did not naturally develop intelligent life.
> And why is the Galactic Core all red-zoned?
Radiation levels of the Galactic Core are higher than any ships shielding
can protect the crew from. It does not mean that you can't go to the
worlds in question. But it is good to have a death wish if you do.
> And how come the Zhodani Core Route seems to take such...illogical
> paths, almost meandering around? Are there interstellar governments in
> there somewhere that stood in their way so they had to go around them?
In reality there are many alien races on the core path. The description
and anything else about the races has been left blank for the individual
Game Master to place anything he/she chooses on the core path.
If you wish to justify a large detour of the core path as going around an
interstellar empire that the Zho's wanted to avoid, do so.
You are free to justify how and why the core path wanders as it does in
your own fashion.
> Ah, and, ummm, is there any actual published information on this
> corridor across the galaxy? I'd hate to be asking dumb questions
> about things that are well published, just because I haven't gotten
> around to picking up enough of essential books yet.
There is very little information, until my project, about the core route.
The most information that I have, I don't have all of the Classic
Traveller reprints yet, is found in GURPS Traveller: Alien Races 1.
> Well, that's enough for now, I suppose.
Clifford Linehan - cnl.rubicon@...
Developed Vlanchiets Qlom and the Zhodani Core Route.
Developing the Zhodani Core Fleet.
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