Zarushagar Subsector M: Imperial era data as of 001-1117. New Era data as of 001-1200. This subsector was not an Imperial War zone, hence only 2 UWP entries. It was isolated until Virus was released.
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The Havre subsector population in 1119 was 7.3 billion. New Era census
population is 8.9 billion, an increase of roughly 22%. Population increases have
occurred at Colony Four (0738) and Ibart (0239), the latter as a bootstrapping
effort from Colony Four and Havre (0338), and oddly enough, the Droyne of Cayuga
(0140). The highest population is at Colony Four (6 billion). The best starport
(A-class) is at Havre and Colony Four, which has the best TL (13).
These worlds were Client state of the 3rd Imperium. Early on in the conflict between Archduke Dulinor and Duke Craig of Daibei, they remained neutral, much like Switzerland of Terra in the pre-stellar World wars. However, intrigue and limited trade still occurred here, culminating in a non-aggression pact in 1126.
The Collapse: Virus came first to Tibetan (0432) in the form of one of Dulinor's Coronation Fleet Destroyer Escorts, IFNS Virasin Steel, probably infected with a reproducing doomslayer strain, in 027-1130. The vessel destroyed the mining colony there from orbital bombardment. Several Seeker vessels engaged it, one damaging the maneuver drives before being destroyed and the remainder scattered themselves.
TMS Skipjack, an LSP small refining starship (400dtns), the only other vessel to escape the battle of Tibetan, passed warning to Solomon (0433), bringing the Doomslayer's kin. Skipjack suicided onto the downport during final approach, destroying the D-class port utterly on 034-1130. Their warnings on the radio from far orbit however, allowed the planet time to shut down possible infectable systems and machinery, which attributed to its survival through the Collapse.
One of the infected Tibetan mining ships, The TMS Mudskipper misjumped into Gwyneviere (0135), with catastrophic results on 039-1130. This was insult to injury, as Virasin Steel had been there on 034-1130 and had exhausted its missles, infected the orbital starport and X-boat base, and rammed a system defense boat in mutual annihilation.
Virus travelled to Havre in the form of one of two patrol cruisers on the heels of an X-boat. But the warnings of earlier vessels from Kaas subsector had laid the ground work for defense against it. 100 million people died on Havre, but the small system navy stopped it cold.
Havre's tech level decline was a result of the trade recession brought on by the "AI-Embargo" and resulting lack of trade.
In the 1180's, Havre's Navy lifted its isolation with Colony Four and the Zarushagar Rift Confederation was born. The ZR polity is a non-imperialistic pocket empire, with trade and mutual defense treaties in case of vampire fleet incursions, especially from the Dew-Claw and Udiid subsectors. All the planets practice self-rule, save where the confederation's interests as a whole are at stake.
Path of Tears Government Characteristics & Military Strength Table
|Government||Feudal Technocracy||Civil Service Bureaucracy|
|Armed Forces||112.5 million||750 million|
|Wet Navy||31.5 million||120 million|
|ACC||4.5 million||45 million|
|Ground Forces||75.375 million (3,768 DE's)||582.75 million (29,137 DEs)|
|Space Forces||1.125 million (375 MC* & 1125 SC*)||2.25 million (750 MC* & 2250 SC*)|
*Includes armed merchant craft in both class sizes, non-jump freighters, and SDB-Monitors in-system vessels. 10% are of pre-Collapse tech level, the remainder are of current tech level manufacture.