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Vavatch was an Orbital near the Sullen Gulf.[1] It was destroyed in 1331 CE during the Idiran-Culture War by the GSV Eschatologist.[2]

StructureEdit

Vavatch had a radius of 2.2 million kilometres and a width of 35,000 kilometres. Its spin rate produced a surface gravity 20% higher than the accepted average.[3]

GeographyEdit

The inner surface was primarily covered by the Circlesea, a single large ocean which looped around the orbital. Vavatch's size meant there was no shortage of land. One of the Orbital's major attractions were the Megaships. The capital was Evanauth.[3]

CultureEdit

The Orbital was know for being pleasure-oriented and permissive. It allowed Damage to be played with volunteer Lives.[4]

HistoryEdit

By 1331 CE the Idiran-Culture War reached the Glittercliff, the inner rim of the Sullen Gulf. Vavatch was initially considered neutral territory. The Idirans eventually announced their intention to claim the Orbital and occupy it without military forces. The Culture refused to allow this and resolved to evacuate the Orbital and destroy it.[1]

As a result of the impending destruction it hosted a Damage game in Evanauth and Kraiklyn's Free Company attempted to raid the abandoned Megaship Olmedreca.[3] The Eaters refused to evacuate the Orbital due to their religion.[5]

The GSV Eschatologist was tasked with destroying the structure. This was duly done at Maraintime A/4872.0001 by a novalevel hypergridintrusion followed by CAM bombardment.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Consider Phlebas, chapter 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Consider Phlebas, chapter 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Consider Phlebas, chapter 5
  4. Consider Phlebas, chapter 7
  5. Consider Phlebas, chapter 6

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