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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Moncton/The Blight (Diaspora 2125)
Classic Era (1115)
D8A3596-A
Starport D Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size 8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere A Exotic
Hydrographics 3 Wet World 30%
Population 5 Moderate (00 thousand)
Government 9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law 6 Moderate Law
Tech Level A Early Stellar (jump drive)
Hard Times (1130)
E8A3550-4
Starport E Frontier - no facilities
Size 8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere A Exotic
Hydrographics 3 Wet World 30%
Population 5 Moderate (00 thousand)
Government 5 Feudal Technocracy
Law 0 No Law
Tech Level 4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP

Home of the highly unusual swarmer, Moncton was the site of an Imperial Research Station before the Rebellion.

The swarmer is a shaggy, quadrocular multiped that grows more legs as it grows older and larger. Up to nine radially-arranged legs have been observed on old specimens. Most noteworthy, the swarmer has a complex society but no apparent means of communicating. It has no sound producing organs, signaling plumage, or other structure typically used for transmitting information. This has puzzled scientists for centuries.

In 1108 the means of communication was accidentally discovered. The clouds of insect-1ike "idiot gnats" that accompany the swarmers are actually cellular repeaters for extremely high-frequency radio emissions from the swarmers. The gnats are produced within the swarmers' bodies, secreted in their waste, and nourished by secretions on their skin; they function as mobile, reconfigurable antennae for the swarmers. Once this was discovered, researchers contacted the swarmers by radio, and found that they had an unusual facility for linguistics. Further research was cut short when the research station was evacuated during the Rebellion.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Astrogators' Guide to the Diaspora Sector
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