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Tsu is an agricultural zone located on Jiyuu III. It consists of the territory to the southeast of Atarashi Tokyo and west of the Jiyuu Fleet Depot. It was formed in YE 42 by incorporating and forming supply chain networks between already existing settlements in the region.
In YE 42 the Yugumo Corporation organized, improved, and incorporated already existing agricultural communities in the region that were formed by the Juugoya Cooperative. The mission was to stabilize and restore food sources for Tokyo but also export food to the Star Army of Yamatai and the rest of the Yamatai Star Empire by deploying a balance of sustainable traditional and state-of-the-art agricultural techniques.
The region became even more vital as the Kuvexian War was in full swing, with traditional supply lines from Anisa System sometimes disrupted or unsafe altogether it proved vital to food production. In YE 43, even more investment to the region was made when Komorebi Foods replaced the former Juugoya Cooperative.
Another important milestone of the region's development happened in late YE 44, when the Colonization Initiative Alliance fleet called for increased production of seedlings, seeds, and other supplies for Daikoku-Class Agricultural Ship vessels that would provide food for the project as well as crop starters for more agricultural projects in the hopeful new colonies of the Yamatai Star Empire beyond the Kikyo Sector.
Also in YE 44, Jiyuu III's new Governor Motoyoshi-Ieyasu Tetsuya declared the region a protected zone vital to the food security of the entire Motoyoshi Colonial Sector. Promises were also made to use the region as a blueprint to expand agricultural regions on other worlds within the Motoyoshi Colonial Sector.
The Shima District is on the Shima Peninsula which extends out deep into Kaida Harbor.
Shima is the largest town in the district which serves as the HUB for fishing villages that are dotted along the Peninsula. The deepwater harbors and inlets are shared by the smaller family-owned fishing vessels and larger vessels operated by the Komorebi Foods Commercial Sea Fleet.
Massive aquaculture installations extend into the Upper Kaida Harbor and into the North Tokyo Sea.
|Primary Industries||Fishing, and Aquaculture|
Several types of aquaculture are practiced in the Shima District.
Commercial Fishing both large scale and small scale are a primary industry in the Shima District. The primary fisheries are for:
The Shima Oceanographic Institute is the Colonial Sector University System's premier school and research division devoted to the study of Marine Biology and Oceanography.
The Kameyama District stretches across the open plains to the southwest of the Shima District.
The biggest town in the area is Kameyama and most of the land use is for farming and ranching. It is the least population-dense area in the Tsu Agricultural Zone where livestock outnumbers the people. The area is notably pastures and fields and sits within the Tsu River Basin where drainage has made the soil rich and fertile and the tropical climate is drier than most of the surrounding areas.
|Primary Industries||Farming, and Ranching|
Many types of Farming and Ranching are done in the Kameyama District.
The Jiyuu University for Agricultural Studies is the Colonial Sector University System's premier school and research division devoted to the study of Agriculture related fields.
The Nabari District is located southeast of Kameyama District and South of Shima. It is a sprawling light industrial and warehouse area that serves as the primary port for the Tsu Agricultural Zone.
|Primary Industries||Processing, Storage, and Distribution|
Nabari Town is the largest settlement in this district and it serves as the processing, packing and shipping center for all the other districts. The entire area is filled with massive warehouses and light industry. The industry areas are mostly Canneries, Fish Processing Facilities, Slaughterhouses and Meat Packing Plants as well as other industrial rendering and food packing ventures. The facilities are all government inspected and the Yugumo Corporation has its own internal quality control protocols that are deployed to keep things running at the highest of standards.
There are extensive warehousing facilities in Nabari, including Grain silos and other special-purpose storage. Some storage has been placed beneath the surface in hopes to keep some food protected should Jiyuu III ever be attacked again.
The Yugumo Corporation also has a large facility operating that helps with the production of Star Army Field Rations and Star Army Emergency Ration Pills.
Nabari has its own Frontier Starport which has been purposed for cargo transport of food and related products to other places in the Yamatai Star Empire and to the ships and bases of the Star Army of Yamatai. There are no PAINT flights out of this starport, due to its proximity to both Tokyo and Jiyuu Fleet Depot.
The Iga District is located to the southeast of the Nabari District at the south end of the Lower Kaida Harbor. It is the district where the mighty rivers that flow from Lake Hayami into Kaida Harbor flow through carved valleys. The Iga district is a sunny area of river valleys and smooth-rolling green hills which nutrient-rich soil which has made it an ideal region for growing crops.
|Primary Industries||Fruit, and Vegetable Farming|
The incorporated town of Iga is the largest settlement in this district. Farms tend to be large and more spread out in this region and much of the land has been modified to assist with irrigation and crop production. Orchards and Vineyards are plentiful in Iga and roadside fruit and vegetable stands are popular during the growing seasons.
The Iga District is known for the production of fruit and vegetables.
Many vineyards are part of Komorebi Foods. They produce many varieties of grapes, apricots and plums for wine production. They go to market under many different labels but are distributed across the Yamatai Star Empire.
The Ise District is located to the south of the Iga District. It sits at the northern end of Midori Bay and is part of the Hayami River Estuary. It is a special place for the citizens of Jiyuu III as that it is the region where most of the rice is produced for the region.
|Primary Industries||Rice Cultivation|
The Ise District is filled with Paddy Fields as far as the eyes can see. Rice is grown in massive quantities here, and some taro as well. Farmers here have taken a traditional approach where they tend to their crops and use traditional livestock like oxen and water buffalo to assist with labor. It is believed that the traditional approach leads to a higher quality product so very few members of the Juugoya Cooperative use modern equipment for cultivation.
The Toba District was expected to be finalized in YE 45, it was finished early, late into YE 44 due to the push for the district's involvement in the Colonization Initiative Alliance fleet. It is a Katsuko-Class Colony Installation that has an enclosed dome. It will serve as a testbed for new hydroponics and aeroponics methods for cultivating crops in enclosed colonies and on agricultural ships. It is a project being coordinated by the Jiyuu University for Agricultural Studies, Komorebi Foods and the Scientific Studies Service (SSS).
|District Capital||Toba Dome|
|Primary Industries||hydroponics, aeroponics and colonization equipment|
The Tsu is a region of rural Tokyo. From off-planet, most visitors arrive via PAINT or other Starships. The region is serviced by MagLev trains and is connected to the Tokyo Transportation Infastructure.
The people of the Tsu Agricultural Zone are known for being hard-working citizens of the Motoyoshi Colonial Sector and the Yamatai Star Empire. They are often friendly but mindful of their own business and generally busy folk who take their work seriously.
These Characters are present in the Tsu Agricultural Zone 1)
Some ideas for roleplaying in the Tsu Region:
Some local rumors, might be true or might not:
Andrew created this article on 2020/02/26 19:00.