Typical Climate: Arid/ Desert (City Zones are more temperate)
Land/ Water Ratio: 70/30
Gravity: .96 Earth
Atmosphere: 78% Nitrogen, 18% Oxygen, 6% Other
Natural Resources: Dilithium and Metal Ores, Rich in Geothermal Energy
Dominant Government Style: Authoritarian
The planet Setlin is a corporately owned world. It was originally founded by the Setlin Group, a galactic mining consortium, due to its wealth of natural resources. The mining industry features prominently in its economy, with vast portions of its industry devoted to the processing and transport of mined materials.
There are mines spread out across Setlin's surface. These are manned by work crews at all times. There is an indigenous population on Setlin called the Hasad. Much of the mining and service to the mines is conducted by the Hasad, since they are more acclimated to the harsh environs of the planet than most outsiders.
Since its founding, the planet has been used extensively as an interplanetary trade center due to its "perfect" location between Federation, Solimenti, and DFA space. It has grown year after year as the corporate entity has sold trade and zoning contracts to outsiders. The Setlin Commerce Guild, a cabal of upper echelon elites,sets the rules for nearly everything, whether it be trade, development, local business, banking, insurance, etc;. Their projected image indicates a focus on service. Once you get familiar with them, though, it becomes apparent that this friendly exterior is a facade for serious business.
Aside from mining, the freight trade is mainstay of the Setlin Commerce Guild. They watch it closely.
Some freighters are "Guild Approved" which means that they are under the protection of the Guild. In addition to these vessels, Setlin has become home to several independent freight runners. Thousands of small operators vie for shipping contracts daily. Still, the corporate vessels almost always get the best ones, so an antagonistic rivalry has been spawned as a result. Accidents have been known to "happen."
An additional feature is the small pleasure dome called Oasis. It is the most pleasant locale on Setlin, but most residents and visitors have never seen it. Oasis has been set aside for high ranking government officials and their guests. It is also a playground for the super-rich..
The Commerce Guild operates all warehousing facilities. Warehouses have a base fee due to cargo volume, but may also charge additional fees based on the cargo content.
Guild Inspectors do random checks of cargo being transferred ship-to-ship. If the cargo varies from filed documentation, they have the right to charge additional fees or even confiscate portions of the cargo. The Inspectors rarely confiscate cargo, since this would drive business away, but they are more than happy to find "false fees" to line their own pockets. For some freighter captain's these Inspectors are the most feared people on the planet.
Siridon Arms Incorporated (SAI) has a vested interest in Setlin, since it allows them to have a Delta Quadrant supply base for their shipping and defense fleets.
The area around Setlin including the Serii-Shatner Belt. Piracy there is a way of life for many. SAI does not normally operate inside Setlin Space due to a mutual agreement between the Commerce Guild and SAI. It has been postulated that this is because, sometimes, piracy is good for business.
Setlin seems dangerous, controlling, and inhospitable to many, but the credit and latinum flow is good. This brings back the regulars. It also encourages the dreamers and those wishing to start over to take a chance. Because of the constant influx of people, Setlin has a thriving business community.
Port City & Port Two
Port City Landing Center (typical)
Reina Kall owns a small shop. They serve sanwiches, soups, and cafe beverages. She has 2 full time employees, Kaza a Mari woman and Dado a Caatati man. PCB
Port City Manufacturing District, Sector B