From Growing Horizons
Geophysical Data
System PositionZaltek
Distance from Primary0.97 AU
Planet TypeTerrestrial
Natural Satellites1
Day Length21h 45min
Surface Gravity0.92g
Mean Temperature13C°
Surface Water66%
Age3.6 billion years
Nations (2185)
  • Human Ressources Department
  • Public Relations Department
  • R&D Department
  • others
Demographics (2185)138 million

The Zaltek Corporation has colonized Zaltek during the mid 23rd century in an attempt to create a Corporate Nation, where all employees were also citizens of the planet.

While this worked out for a while, the structure of the planet and its infrastructure collapsed during the Age of War along departmental lines. The technological abilities of this corponation collapsed completely to a medieval level and the departmental heads had to set themselves up as feudal lords to support their department. Over time the society stratified along the new feudal aristocracy and stifled rediscovery of knowledge and technology, so that the current developmental level is comparable to the 16th century.

Defense against pirate raids is almost unknown and the various feudal duchies (still called departments) simply pay what the pirates want, as the plant does not have any feudal overlord (CEO).