Donegal
curlline.gif (4918 bytes)

World Name: Donegal
Star Type: F0V
Position in System: 4
Time to Jump Point: 10 Days
Recharging Station: Zenith, Nadir
Noble Ruler: Toribio Malborg, Duke of Donegal
Political Leader: Prime Minister Gayle Foley
ComStar Facility Class: A
ComStar Representative: Precentor John Laamathis
Percentage and Level of Native Life: 45%, Reptile

The planet Donegal was Seth Marsden's destination after he resigned from Ian McQuiston's trading company. Having sen early reports of the world's abundant resources and strategic location, he knew that Donegal would one day become an important and profitable world. By taking ownership of it, Marsden ensured the ssuccess of his own trading company and spurred the eventual creation of the entire Protectorate of Donegal. The planet is a mostly temperate world filled with unusual vegetation and wildlife, some of which are exported to other wolds for their food value. Beneath the surface of Donegal are rich deposits of industrieal diamonds, rare earths, and metals, which are heavily exploited. Donegal is known as the 'Trader's Wold', and has spawned dozens of importing and exporting companies. Media City, Wellington, Sidley, Palar, and Novorossisk are the main trading centers, spread out over three continents. Donegal also has two working space settlements in orbit around lagrange points. They are a shabby pair, however, nicknamed 'the Tin Cans' and tending to attract traders of a seedier sort. The fact that Donegal hosts the most active Commonwealth Stock Exchange is a sign of its political and economic importance. Donegal is also the home of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth.