P3X-513

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Stargate on side on P3X-513

Summary

P3X-513 was where SG-9 went on a mission of exploration, and its leader, Captain Jonas Hanson, went insane, subjugating the populace.

Factoids

  • Names and Designations: P3X-513
  • Number of Suns: One
  • Number of Moons: Unknown
  • Source of Address: Abydos Cartouche
  • Introduced in Episode: 1.06 "The First Commandment"
  • Earth Cultural/Technological Equivalent: primitive human culture
  • Main Interest: Exploration; later search and rescue
  • Influenced/Dominated by: Formerly Goa'uld; now people of P3X-513
  • History of Stargate: Unknown

Stargate Glyphs

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Geopolitical Structure and History

An unknown Goa'uld once used P3X-513 as a mining colony. The sun was especially high ultraviolet radiation. As a layer of protection from the intense rays, the Goa'uld used two mushroom shaped devices, each left at equidistant intervals from the Stargate. Orange beams emanating from each device would connect overhead, spreading to form a dome that save the Goa'uld and their slave labor from the lethal radiation. When the mines depleted, the Goa'uld left, shutting off the devices and abandoning their human slaves on the planet. Even after the Goa'uld left, the legends passed down about orange sky that would save the people. They lived in the abandoned mines and only came out at night as a means of survival.

SG-9 went to P3X-513 on a standard reconnaissance mission. Their mission was long-term; the SGC did not question when they were gone for weeks. SG-9 had discovered the local people who believed the team were gods. SG-9's commander, Captain Jonas Hanson, thought they should play along with that belief to help them form the government to retake their world. The team anthropologist, Frakes, agreed. After over a month with the people, after a child went missing, Hanson went alone out to search for him and returned over two full days later with the child, barely alive. After that, according to team member Lt. Connor, he was never the same again.

Hanson forced the people of P3X-513 into servitude once again, making them build a temple in his honor. He had the deluded notion that learning to build this structure would free them. When they weren't working fast enough, he ordered shifts during the day as well, and anyone dying from the radiation would be a necessary sacrifice.

His insanity was not without purpose. He found one of the mushroom devices, but did not know how to make it work. He knew making the sky orange would cement his role as deity and suspected that if and when SG-9 was reported missing, SG-1 would be sent on the rescue mission. Hanson used to be engaged to Samantha Carter, so he was well aware of her talents. He was right. Once she was captured, he forced her to make the device work. Meanwhile, Daniel Jackson and Teal'c, befriending one of the locals named Jamala, located the second mushroom device.

During a climactic confrontation where Jonas tried to execute O'Neill and SG-9's Lt. Connor at the Stargate as a show of his power, Daniel and Jamala proved Hanson was not a god by signalling Teal'c and starting the Goa'uld technology that brought back the orange sky. The locals mobbed the false god Hanson, sending him through the Stargate back to Earth, with no GDO code sent.

Based on the damage an Earth team had already done to the people's culture, Carter recommended no SG team return to P3X-513.

Gallery

Construction site of Jonas's temple
Teal'c activates Goa'uld shield
Stargate area after the sky turns orange

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--Aurora 09:34, 19 September 2007 (PDT)