Timbuktu
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World Name: Timbuktu
Star Type: K0V
Position in System: 2
Time to Jump Point: 4 days
Recharging Station: None
Noble Ruler: Russel Sherris, Duke of Timbuktu
Political Leader: Prime Minister Dorthea Dluchy
ComStar Facility Class: B
ComStar Representatives: Precentor Michael Milalo
Percentage and Level of Native Life: 40%, Plant
Timbuktu is one of the most distant planets from Tharkad. It takes approximately four weeks to reach this world orbiting its weak red sun. As a result, the Timbuktu population has a self-sufficient, pioneer air about them. The planet has few industies and barely produces enough food to feed itself. Major deposits of rare minerals do exist, but are confined to he hellish Hades continent, a place whose constant volcanic activity makes mining extremely dangerous. The planet has been attacked many times over its history, which is why the 11th Arcturan Guards are posted here. Two years ago, a neo-smallpox virus swept over the Timbuktu, killing many and weakening the rest. Aid from the government arrived and checked the epidemic, but not before it had affected over 50 percent of the population. As a result, the entire planet is recuperation, which does not allow for much else to be accomplished. The Guards were affected as well. Many of its personnel have since transfered out and new soldiers have come in to keep the regiment up to strength.