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Logo64 Dictatorship.png Lave Logo64 RichAgricultural.png
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GalCat ID: 1:7
Location: 20,173 near the eight o'clock edge of GalSector 1
Government: Dictatorship
Economy: Rich Agricultural
Technology Level: 5
Population: 2.5 Billion
(Human Colonials)
Productivity: 7000 MCr
Planet Radius: 4116km
Location of Lave in Sector 1
Lave is most famous for its vast rain forests and the Laveian tree grub.
Old Galactic Catalogue Entry for 1:7 (Lave)

Witchspace Routes

There are 6 direct Witchspace Routes from/to Lave:

Destination Distance Gov. Eco. TL Pop. Prod
Reorte 4.4 LY 3Logo64 Dictatorship.png 7Logo64 PoorAgricultural.png 06Logo TL6s.png 3.1 Bln. 0052085208 MCr
Riedquat 6.8 LY 0Logo64 Anarchy.png 7Logo64 PoorAgricultural.png 04Logo TL4s.png 2.0 Bln. 0019201920 MCr
Leesti 3.6 LY 7Logo64 CorporateState.png 2Logo64 PoorIndustrial.png 11Logo TL11s.png 5.0 Bln. 03520035200 MCr
Zaonce 5.6 LY 7Logo64 CorporateState.png 1Logo64 AverageIndustrial.png 12Logo TL12s.png 5.3 Bln. 04197641976 MCr
Diso 3.6 LY 6Logo64 Democracy.png 6Logo64 AverageAgricultural.png 08Logo TL8s.png 4.1 Bln. 01312013120 MCr
Orerve 6.8 LY 1Logo64 Feudal.png 3Logo64 MainlyIndustrial.png 06Logo TL6s.png 2.5 Bln. 0070007000 MCr


Item Price Quantity Avail-
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Food 3.6 3.8 4.0 16 16.5 17 100.0% Lavese bacons
Textiles 6.0 6.6 7.2 15 16.5 18 100.0%
Radioactives 20.0 21.4 22.8 17 20.5 24 100.0%
Slaves 6.0 12.2 18.4 0 13.5 26 81.2%
Liquor/Wines 23.2 26.1 29.2 20 27.5 35 100.0%
Luxuries 94.4 95.0 95.6 14 15.5 17 100.0%
Narcotics 49.6 73.6 97.6 0 59.0 63 12.5%
Computers 89.6 90.1 90.8 0 0.0 0 0.0%
Machinery 58.8 60.2 61.6 10 13.5 17 100.0%
Alloys 33.2 39.4 45.6 12 27.5 43 100.0%
Firearms 75.6 77.0 78.4 0 0.0 0 0.0%
Furs 52.4 65.0 77.6 0 32.0 63 98.4%
Minerals 10.8 11.3 12.0 58 59.5 61 100.0%
Gold 36.8 38.2 39.6 7 10.5 14 100.0%
Platinum 64.4 70.5 76.8 1 16.5 32 100.0%
Gem-Stones 16.0 19.0 22.0 0 7.5 14 87.5%
Alien Items 51.2 52.6 54.0 0 0.0 0 0.0%
Average prices are based on long-term established averages (the so-called arithmetic mean). The average quantity is based only on quantity values greater zero. Availability gives a percentage whether a good is available in this system. Please note that these are statistical data. GalCop regulations expressively forbids the broadcasting of actual prices beyond the current system.


Lave 1.70

This OXP is written by Murgh and later edited by Kaks. This OXP also defines the famous Lave Moon. (No Wiki page given)

Lave is a rich and fabled world, possibly most famous for its vast rain forests, the stormy Paluberion Sea, and the Laveian tree grub. It is also the only system to offer the Space & Interstellar Pilot's Exam.
Authors: Murgh/Kaks

Famous Planets

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The Famous Planets OXP adds a custom texture of Lave. On top of that Music is played when exiting the station or coming from hyperspace. Famous Planets works also in tandem with Lave 1.70.

Lave Academy

The Lave Academy OXP adds an Academy Station to this system. To help in both the training of new recruits, plus the skills maintenance and re-certification of more experienced commanders, a new orbital station equipped to offer training in three key areas - piloting, gunnery and docking - has been built.

Galactic Navy

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This system falls under the responsibility of the Navy Command Station 2 in Orrere. (Galactic Navy OXP)


The Dark Wheel

The Dark Wheel is a novella by Robert Holdstock. It was included with the original game Elite, and tells us about Lave:

The planet Lave, below, rotated in blue-green splendour. There were storms moving across the Paluberion Sea, six great whorls of pink and white cloud. They were approaching the continental mass that was FirstFall, and promising a bleak and wet few days to the swathes of forest and the deep, snaking valleys that cut through the rugged land. The cities of both Humankind and Lavian glittered among the verdant blanket below like bright shards of glass.


Lave, like any other planet, was not a holiday resort, not a curiosity. It was a living, evolving world, and there were folk down below to whom that world was everything that Old Earth had once been to the Human race. Protection. Mother. Home.

(The Dark Wheel, Chapter 1)

Status Quo

According to Status Quo by Drew Wagar, Lave was the setting to a threatening, near-battle situation between Navy, Federation and Imperial fleets over the prior incident in Zaonce.

A major component of the Galactic Navy was stationed in orbit around the moon of Lave.

Four retrofitted military Anacondas, twelve military Asps and two full squadrons of Vipers, eight apiece.

A few short kilometres across space were two other fleets.

The Federation fleet was composed of six military specification Puma transports, heavily beweaponed with their new turret mounted military lasers. These were accompanied by their new fighter class ships, the Falcons and the Hawks. Ten of each, arranged in a wall formation.

The Imperial fleet was no less imposing.

(Status Quo, Chapter 7)

A short time later it was the second system where a Q-Bomb was ignited - in the middle of a battle against a Thargoid invasion fleet.

The unleashed fury of the Quirium Cascade reaction burst forth. A terrifying wave of blue fire spun out into space, the Thargoid mothership was directly in the path.

It wasn’t destroyed immediately on contact; it was too big for that. The blue fire bit into the ship, bolts of lightning cascading around the hull, striking deep within it. Gradually sections of the ship emitted their own blue cascades until the entire length of it was a mass of flaming blue and white energy.

(Status Quo, Chapter 7)

Routes and Regions

Spaceways L1 and L2

Spaceway L1
Spaceway L2
Lave is the starting point of Spaceway L1 and Spaceway L2. Both pass over Zaonce as the next step to Aronar, where they split into the Xexedi loop of the L1, and the L2 which continues to its terminal point Zadies.

The Old Worlds

The Old Worlds
Lave is the heart of The Old Worlds.

The Old Worlds consist of Reorte, Lave, Diso, Riedquat, Leesti, Zaonce, and Orerve

Rough Guide

Lave (Famous Planets 2.0. version)

The Rough Guide to the Ooniverse also has a very good entry on Lave.

What can we say about Lave? Everyone knows Lave. We all trained there. The outlines of her continents are burned into our brains, from endless hours above them doing our jumps-and-bumps. Close your eyes and you’ll see them still: the arc of Crater Bay; the juts and jags of the Fenric coast; the curling comma Suther makes, creeping over the horizon into the short Laveian night. Many of us dropped down the well to Port Arcadia, and spent too much money, and might still have the faded Et In Arcadia Ego t-shirts to show for it. Been, seen, done: now we’re up and out and we’re never going back.
Excerpt from "Rough Guide to the Ooniverse: Lave"

The Traders Almanach

When cash matters more than cargo capacity, I give you this advice: You can't make a mistake with buying Lavese bacons here. You've got the choice to move them to Zaonce with a good plus of 80 to 90%, with Leesti being the second choice in destinations and Orerve last. Of lately, there have been piracy reports from Orerve.

Ahh, good old Lave, starting point for the ambitions spacer! I still remember my first launch in my good old Cobra...

(Excerpt from: The Traders Almanach entry for 1:7)