Official UFPDOCA Submission Template


Colony Name: Chidowill Research Colony
Creator: Norman Lee



System/Location:              Chidowill System;
		              near Klingon border                       
Distance to Nearest Starbase: 9 days to SB Kappa                    
Planet Classification:        Class M
Satellites/Space Stations:    varied weather & communication
Land/Water Ratio:             35% Land, 65%
Climate Controlled:           Yes
Native Sentient Life:         None



Colony Age (approximate):     72 years
Population (approximate):     52,000
Species Present:              58% Human, 42% other
Colony Status:                UFP Protectorate
Government:                   Planetary Council, elected officials
                              and Executive officer

Major Cities/Settlements:     Havenwood Springs
			      This is the only city on Chidowill
			      There are several research facilities spread
			      throughout the planet but most are concentrated
			      at Havenwood.


The Chidowill research colony was founded some 70 years ago when a wealthy
merchant's son came down with a rare and uncurable disease known as Hickson's
syndrome, which attacks the brain's short term memory ability.  Darren Chido
founded a colony in a recently explored sector and funded the settlement of
some 3000 scientists.  Within 6 years the cure was found and was continued
to be funded by the merchant until his death.  Afterwards provided the colony
with full control of all his assets as long as the colony remained a haven for 
scientists and researchers.  Now the colony has grown and continues to 
research into various scientific fields.


Latinum-based.  Mostly dependent on outside assets  

Tech Level:                  Modern - advanced research
Culture:                     Scientific community


The colony's assets is controled by a board of directors that 
handles the transfer and investment offunds in various corporations and 
commodities.  It is fairly well off and for the past several years has 
been rather prosperous.

The colony being no more than a week and a half away from the 
nearest starbase is close enough to recieve freighter shipments a couple 
of times a week.  This however usually carries equiptment or research 
samples from nearby systems.  The colony is mostly self-suffient, equiped 
with replicators and enough supplies to last several years without resupply.

The colony has a major center in the city of Havenwood Springs.  
The populace is grouped around this major administrative center, with 
research facilities all over the place.  Research is this colony's name 
and they delve into all sorts of fields, from astro-physics to medical 
technology, from psychology to botany.  

The one major rule that is never violated by all the researchers of this 
colony is that no research entails the development of weapons, whether 
biological or mechanical.  Their goal is to contine to research and 
discover technology that will benefit all races.