Cooperworld is a hot and steamy jungle planet, of the sort often depicted in the more
ridiculous 'high adventure' yarns of the popular vid-media. It teems with native life and the
raucous cries of the native fauna which fill the night time can be unsettling to newcomers. The
grail bat imitates the sounds of a screaming human with uncanny accuracy and can be very
off-putting for the unwary. It is regrettable that the native colonists seem to have developed a habit for playing practical jokes on new arrivals, so any visitors had best be prepared for some sleepless nights.
The jungle provides a fascinating and lively environment for tourists and the world has
a wide range of indigenous life. This has been allowed to remain since the plant and animal
life can all be assimilated by the human digestive system. This means that colonisation of the
world has been relatively cheap to carry out compared to terraforming, but the humid
conditions of the world have limited industrial development. Most income for the world
comes from organised hunting and exploration parties.
Lomasport forms the centre for the Revised Catholic Mission and has three
universities, each with a very high reputation amongst the Federation worlds. The
Grahamhurst theological college has produced some of the most incisive philosophers and
radical thinkers of modern times, as well as a constant stream of missionaries to the outer
systems and worlds of the Empire.
Goldstein Starport maintains ship repair facilities which are universally acclaimed, and
it is a major centre for used ship exchanges in this region of the explored worlds. The world is
proud of its allegiance to the Federation and adheres strictly to the legal code of Old Earth.
Visitors from the Empire should be aware of the restrictions on the introduction of slaves
to the world. Any man or woman resident on the planet for a period of more than thirty days
is automatically decreed a free person and laws of the Empire are not binding. This
information is clearly stated in all new immigration documents, but has caused diplomatic
incidents in the past.
Entry by David Massey