Planet New Paris

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Planet New Paris
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Owner Flag-gallia.png Gallic Royal Police
Location 6E, Ile-de-France
Flag-gallia.png Gallia
Technical information
Population 16,300,000,000
Docking Yes
Terrain Terrestrial
Diameter 12,418 km
Mass 5.95 x 10e24 kg
Temperature -66°C to 68°C
Escape velocity 11.28 km/sec

New Paris was the first planet colonized by the Gallic Sleeper Ship's arrival in 84 A.S. (0 A.G.S.). Biologically, the world is similar to Earth of the Carboniferous period (late Paleozoa). It has vast forests in equatorial and moderate regions but only a few large animal species capable of breathing atmospheric Oxygen. Oxygen concentration on New Paris is similar to human-inhabited Earth, being about 24 percent (unlike true Carboniferous on Earth when the concentration was almost twice as high). This did not allow large insect species to develop, leaving more room for smaller amphibious tetrapods and predecessors of birds. Colder continental areas were scarcely inhabited and had no large flora. Oceanic wildlife is extremely rich with a wide variety of species, most of them not bearing any similarity with any known Earth animals. The planet's climate was more or less similar to Earth, with temperatures as high as 60°C in equatorial regions, and frequently dropping below -60°C in polar regions.

New Paris has undergone several periods of development, starting with isolated colonies that had highly reproductive populations. Very soon afterwards, large cities emerged from those settlements, and food demand forced them to exploit huge amounts of land to plant crops and raise animals brought from Earth. In many areas, indigenous wildlife was fully replaced with domesticated animals and plants originating from Earth, and accompanying species. Rapid industrial growth resulted in severe pollution that still affects certain areas of the planet, but was mostly cleared out in subsequent centuries. In about 200 A.G.S., the population of the planet was nearing 5 million, and huge urbanization centers emerged in moderate climate areas near convenient harbors. Those centers were named after old Paris districts, and three of them (Ile du Palais, Saint-Germain and Saint-Denis) have their own orbital Docking Rings.

The population grew steadily and reached 1 billion by 600 A.G.S. . Millions of people relocated off-world, with massive relocation campaigns taking place to populate worlds with huge resource deposits and industrial capacity, like Amiens (Provence), Bourges (Berry) and later Marne (Champagne). Apart from the relocation programs, many people left New Paris to find cheaper places to live and "new beginnings" for themselves, since New Paris gradually became the most expensive place to live in all of Gallia, except for resort planets, and Marseille in particular. Remote worlds with less comfortable climate provided (and still provide) far lower land and property costs. Ecology issues forced the removal of heavy industry away from New Paris to space stations in Ile-de-France and beyond. The few remaining old-style factories now serve as museums where citizens can observe impressive industrial landmarks similar to those seen on XXII century Earth. Currently, the planet with its 16.3 billion population is considered to be one of the most comfortable places to live in all of Gallia. The planet also never lost its status as the capital of the House of Gallia. Offices of the Royal Government and Royal Chancery, as well as the High Courts and the Parliament, are located within the largest urban centers of New Paris. The monarch with his or her court usually inhabits one of the numerous summer or winter Royal residences.


Ile du Palais Landing Site

Ile du Palais is one of the three main space entrance points for Planet New Paris. The space port derives its name from the Island of Palace (Ile du Palais), named after an island on the River Seine in the heart of ancient Paris where Notre-Dame was located. The island was also known as Ile de la Cite.

Ile du Palais is currently a name for the large island where the main summer residence of the Kings and Queens of Gallia is located. The island is 2102 square kilometers large, making it some 6,000 time larger than its historical prototype. The residence was built in the year 94 A.G.S. by one of the first monarchs of the Valois-Clermont dynasty. When the Valois-Anjou dynasty came to power in 418 A.G.S., the residence was not used for over 150 years. After the return of the Clermont branch to power in 514 A.G.S., the residence was rehabilitated. The last significant renovation was undertaken during the reign of King Richard V.

The space port of the same name is actually located on a nearby, smaller island, near a large city named Luxembourg. The city contains a number of government institutions, including the Royal Administration and Chancellor's Office. Governmental and parliamentary bodies of power are located in other cities across New Paris' major continents. The planet has no distinct capital city.

Nowadays, Ile du Palais is one of the main destination points for civilians and civilian cargo going to and from New Paris. The space port is located near a large seaport and several airports that connect Luxembourg with the rest of the Planet.


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Saint-Denis Landing Site

Saint-Denis is a convenient space port located in the equatorial region of Planet New Paris. While equatorial regions of the planet are less populated than moderate zones, the equatorial location provides for cheaper spacecraft launch. The large city of Saint-Denis has grown near the spaceport, with over 8 million inhabitants. It is the largest city in New Paris between 30 degrees South and North Latitudes.

Saint-Denis grew to become a huge industrial center on a large continent in the eastern hemisphere of the planet, one of the primary shipping centers for large cargo coming to and from New Paris. Extensive mooring facilities in space provide more room for large transports than other planetary docks.


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Saint-Germain Landing Site

Saint-Germain space docking facilities were built around a densely populated archipelago not far from the equatorial zone of Planet New Paris. Located in the western hemisphere of the planet, Saint-Germain is a common destination for civilian vessels and passenger liners. It is also used for transferring cargo to cities located in higher latitudes of the planet. Unlike other space ports located in Ile du Palais and Saint-Denis, Saint-Germain offers several possible space ports for crafts heading down from the docking ring. While it is convenient for small shippers, it also makes Saint-Germain harder to administer than other entry points for New Paris. Therefore, this place has become a preferred destination for smugglers and generally any New Paris visitors who prefer to keep their identity secret from law enforcement agencies.

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