Afkhar (world)

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Afkhar/Loran (Halcyon 2112)
Classic Era (1115)
C580674-4
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (7 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K7 III
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Afkhar is a rich, nonindustrial desert world with no free-standing water.

  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This world is rich with high-grade living conditions, a good climate, and a non-harmful environment. Immigration registration for this world is always in high demand.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a member of the High Senate in the Loran Subsector of Halcyon Sector, which is part of the Distant Fringe.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

Afkhar Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Afkhar Primary Orange K7 III


System Data[edit]

Utor-Afkhar System[edit]

The primary is Utor, an orange giant star. It has a luminosity of 380 Sols, a mass of 5.52 Sols, and a diameter of 70.1 million km – the corona extends to 0.23 AU, beyond orbital position (I). The inner system consists of (II) a very hot small gas giant, (VI) a dense stony planetoid belt, (VII) a trace atmosphere inner world, and (VIII) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world – orbital position (I) lies within the star and orbital positions (III), (IV) and (V) are empty. (IX) Ranesh, an exotic atmosphere radworld, orbits within the habitable zone: (IXb) Afkhar is its outer satellite and is designated the mainworld. (X) a thin atmosphere hospitable world, (XI) a trace atmosphere iceworld, (XII) a ringed large gas giant, (XIII-I) a large gas giant, and (XIII-II) a very thin atmosphere radworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

(IX) Ranesh[edit]

(IX) Ranesh (UWP H8A3000-0) is designated a radworld. It orbits Utor at a mean distance of 18.2 AU (2.72 billion km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 33 years 17 days and a rotation period of 25.5 hours. The axial tilt is 16 degrees. Ranesh has a diameter of 13,360 km, a density of 5.71 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.08 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Exotic, with a mean surface pressure of 2.34 bar and a composition of 95% nitrogen (N2), 3% carbon dioxide (CO2), 1% abiotic oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), neon (Ne), radon (Rn) and other trace gases. Ranesh has relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 12 rads per hour. Approximately 26% of the surface is covered in hot seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 73°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the seas surge across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Satellites[edit]

Ranesh retains two natural satellites, a vacuum worldlet named Pakur and Afkhar, the mainworld:

(IXa) Pakur (UWP H200000-0, orbiting at 15 Diameters/200,000 km)
(IXb) Afkar, designated the mainworld, orbiting at 30 Diameters/397,000 km)

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IXb) Afkhar[edit]

(IXb) Afkhar is the outer of the two major moons of (IX) Ranesh and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 30 diameters (397,000 km), with an orbital period of 27 days 5 hours: it is tidally locked to Ranesh. The axial tilt is 4 degrees. Afkhar has a diameter of 8,643 km, a density of 6.11 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.75 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Ranesh cause regular geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.93 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 0.5% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water: average tidal ranges are negligible. Mean surface temperature: 38°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star sweep across the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 235 million km², Land surface area: 223 million km², Water surface area: 12 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Afkhar, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (X) (within the H+ region of the outer system) has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The large gas giant lying in orbital position (XII) (within the outer system) has jovionoid lifeforms within its atmosphere.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Afkhar has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Afkhar possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone and telegraphs, widespread printing.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Trains and early automobiles.
    • Water: Clippers and steam ships.
    • Air: Dirigibles, balloons, very basic rockets.

World government[edit]

Afkhar has a Representative Democracy government.

  • It is a government by elected representatives.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Republic.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State .

World Military[edit]

Landwehr

Afkhar Civil Guard

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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