Aramis subsector

The Aramis subsector lies coreward of the major trade routes, studded with few worlds of little use to the mainstream of trade and commerce, the major X-Boat links also pass this subsector by. The subsector is, however, a major agricultural producer. The major market for this production, however, is outside the Imperium. Vargr tribes to coreward look upon the variety and quality of foodstuffs produced locally as highly desirable luxury goods. To the end, the Imperial Scout Service maintains several isolated bases for contact with Vargr trading missions.

Zila is an agricultural world with a far-flung reputation for wine; recent vintages have been noted throughout the marches for their quality.

Pysadi, on the other hand, is under a religious dictatorship which disdains the production of alcohol in any form. Pysadian fruits, however, are of superb quality.

Aramis, subsector D of Spinward Marches has 26 worlds, of which 19 have native gas giants. The estimated population for the subsector is 32 billion sophonts (not necessarily humans). There are 6 Agricultural (Ag) worlds versus one Non-Agricultural (Na) world. There are 16 Non-industrial (Ni) worlds versus no Industrial (In) worlds. There are no Rich (Ri) worlds versus one Poor (Po) world. There are 3 Water (Wa) and Ocean (Oc) worlds, no Ice-capped (Ic) worlds, no Desert (De) worlds, one Asteroid (As) belt, and one Vacuum (Va) world. There are 2 High population (Hi) worlds versus 5 Low population (Lo) worlds and one Barren (Ba) world. There are 4 Naval bases and 3 Scout bases. In Aramis there are 2 race homeworlds. The highest population world is Junidy (Spinward Marches 3202). The highest tech level is C at Feneteman (Spinward Marches 3104). The average technology level is 8 (with most between 5 and 10). The subsector capital is at Aramis (Spinward Marches 3110).

The Aramis subsector is generally divided into three astrographical areas: the Towers Cluster (including all worlds of the subsector connected to Towers by jump-1), the Aramis Trace (Aramis, L'oeul d'Dieu, Reacher, and Natoko), and the Scatters (all the remaining worlds).

Aramis subsector is not a duchy itself but is split between three neighboring duchies. The Towers Cluster is administered by the Duchess of Pretoria, the Aramis Trace by the Duke of Rhylanor, and the Scatters by the Duke of Regina.

The Imperial Navy's 214th Fleet is tasked with protection of this subsector and with controlling access to the rest of the sector. The fleet's squadrons are based in Aramis, Paya, Natoko, and L'Ouel d'Dieu; the coreward half of the subsector is patrolled by smaller ships suitable for deterring Vargr corsairs.

The Marquis of Aramis is married to a member of the Tukera family, of Tukera Lines fame.

The Aramis Subsector is defended by 214th Fleet.