Mater (1819 Daibei E766300-8)
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Mater (1819 Daibei E766300-8): Mater was colonized
by an ecology-minded group from Corve (1729 Daibei E472ABA-B) who felt
that technology had utterly ruined their home planet. They sought a Terran-like
planet on which to return to what they call "man's natural state - a hunter-gatherer
society with no high technobgy". This return was carefully planned and
researched, including ideal population densities and control mechanisms.
The most advanced items now seen on the planet are tech level 8 implements,
fashioned from native metals. Only items that "spare the environment rather
than polluting it" (such as solar reflectors) are allowed.
Starships may land on Mater if their crews do no harm
to the ecology while they are there. There is little to trade, and the
inhabitants may or may not be nearby because of their semi-nomadic lifestyle.
Offworlders who have lived with the Matrans say that the
locals live well, and are able to provide for themselves with minimal effort
each day. The planet offers an excellent variety of both plants and animals
which can be hunted.
Others may be shocked by the locals' "deprivation". The
Matrans seem quite content with their chosen lot, however. -dai