Colony Name:    49 Adio V
                aka New Paulatuk
                aka The Sovereign Theocracy of Surakan
Creator:        James Braun

System/Location:        Fifth planet of the 49 Adio System

Distance to nearest Starbase:

                        42 days to SB GAMMA

Planet Classification:  M-Class

Satellites/Space Stations:

                        Two moons, both uninhabited

Land/Water Ratio:       64%/36%
                        New Paulatuk is, in fact, a watery world, but most
                        of the freshwater is locked in permanent glaciers
                        which cover most of the planet's surface.  The
                        remaining landforms are grassy steppeland.

Climate controlled:     No.

Native Sentient Life:   None.


Colony Age:             80 years

Population:             35 000

Species Present:        Vulcan 70%
                        Human 30%

Colony Status:          New Paulatuk remains a nominal UFP Protectorate

                        Surakan has declared itself independant of the
                        Federation, but the Federation council does not
                        recognize the motion.

Government:             New Paulatuk elects a tribal council every three

                        The Vulcan Order of Surakan, headed by an elected
                        First Abbot, rules the Theocracy of Surakan.  The
                        First Abbot rules for life.

Major Cities/Settlements:

                        Federation City:  8 000
                                Really only a semi-sedentary camp, based
                                around the site of New Paulatuk's UFPDOCA

History:                49 Adio V(the only agreed upon name by the 
                        colonists) has come up a number of times as one of
                        the few black marks in the long history of 
                        Human-Vulcan cooperation.

                        The first colonists were Vulcan secessionists; a
                        monastic order who believed that Vulcan's troubles
                        with interstellar aggressors were brought on by
                        increased involvement in galactic affairs.  They
                        wanted to create a new, de-industrialized Vulcan,
                        where the people led a simpler life, dictated by
                        the teachings of Surak, and didn't make their
                        planet an attractive prize for interstellar
                        mauraders like the Orion Pirates and the Borg.

                        When the Order saw that it would not gain popular
                        support on Vulcan, it gathered up it's followers
                        and left the planet en masse in search of a new
                        home.  Roughly 25 000 Vulcans left the planet in
                        2319 AD, in search of a suitable planet far enough
                        from the civilized Federation bastions to ensure
                        they would be left alone.  Ten years later, they
                        settled on 49 Adio V, and staged a sort of 'squat'.

                        Meanwhile, in 2374, another group of Federation
                        'secessionists', this time an Inuit band from
                        Northern Canada, were attempting to find a new home
                        were they could practise their traditional 
                        lifestyle unhindered by Federation contact.  In
                        2372, they were granted a 400 year lease on 49 Adio
                        (still believed to be uninhabited), and provided
                        with a small fleet to move them.

                        Upon their arrival, confronted with a sizeable
                        number of Vulcans living in scattered hamlets
                        across the steppes, the Inuit tribal council
                        registered an immediate complaint with the UFPDOCA,
                        accusing them of trying to disrupt their patterns
                        of life with Vulcan colonists.  This began a number
                        of diplomatic and legal maneouveres which led to
                        the deadlock today.

                        First, the UFPDOCA sent out a fleet to recover the
                        Vulcan monks.  The Vulcans staged a sit-in, 
                        refusing to cooperate with the relief force.  When
                        Starfleet attempted to beam out the Vulcans, it
                        prompted a rash of suicides and a number of hunger
                        strikes.  The Vulcan ambassador to the Federation
                        immediately protested the UFPDOCA's actions on
                        humanitarian grounds, and the relief force withdrew
                        empty-handed.  In the meantime, the Inuit settled
                        in and built Federation city.

                        The next move, on the part of the Vulcan colonists,
                        was a referendum on Surakan's sovereignty; the 
                        Inuit were allowed to participate(although most
                        abstained from the vote), and the colony voted
                        overwhelmingly in favour of independance.  An
                        immediate government was put in place, a 
                        declaration of independance was transmitted to
                        Terra, and citizenship was made, by motion of
                        Parliament, to hinge upon membership in the Order
                        of Surakan.  The Vulcans filed an immediate request
                        with the Federation, calling for the Inuit's
                        deportation; the Federation council responded by
                        saying that it did not recognize the results of
                        the referendum or the Surakan government, citing
                        an order of protest by the legitimate leaseholders
                        of the colony of New Paulatuk.

                        Later, the Vulcan Colonial Affairs Bureau tried to
                        step in on behalf of the Federation.  A
                        representative was sent to the Surakan Parliament,
                        who tried to force a bill calling for negotiations
                        with Vulcan Colonial Affairs to resettle them on
                        another planet.  Parliament responded by voting to
                        turn the Parliament houses into a monastery,
                        effectively barring the VCAB representative from

                        The situation as it stands now is thus:  The Inuit
                        and Vulcan settlements are scattered along the
                        equatorial regions of 49 Adio V.  Every year, the
                        UFPDOCA office releases a statement to those who
                        will still listen, exhorting Surakan to negotiate
                        with the Federation, and begging the Inuit not to
                        resort to violence to settle the conflict.  The
                        Surakan First Abbot releases a statement in 
                        response, stating invariably that Surakan sees no
                        room for negotiation in a closed diplomatic affair.
                        Furthermore, that the Federation has roughly 10 000
                        illegal residents on Surakan who have been politely
                        asked to leave.

                        Since stardate 91019, the Inuit tribal council has
                        voted to recall 7 different UFPDOCA 
                        representatives, citing each time 'cultural
                        insensitivity in internal tribal matters' as their
                        cause.  The Federation has taken this as a sign
                        that the Inuit are losing faith and patience with
                        efforts at negotiation, and may be preparing to
                        strike out on their own. 

Economy:                Both the New Paulatuk and Surakan colonies work
                        on a barter system.

Tech Level:             Surakan:  Neolithic era
                        New Paulatuk:  Paleolithic era

                        Both tech levels have been arrived at voluntarily,
                        according to the wishes of the colonists to adopt
                        a more traditional pattern of society.

Culture:                Surakan:  A Surakian fundamentalist theocracy; the
                        Vulcans there are exclusively the most devout of
                        Surak's disciples.  Strict non-violence, and the
                        discipline of logic are central to their belief

                        New Paulatuk:  The Inuit, too, have reverted to
                        their traditional hunter-gatherer, polytheistic

Notes:                  Effective stardate 100209, Starfleet issued a
                        general order not to approach 49 Adio unless
                        specifically invited by one of the factions.

                        Both governments are to be treated as Federation
                        members, although the Federation Council only
                        recognizes the tribal council of New Paulatuk as