As'ah (world)

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As'ah/Sath (Far Home 2534)
Classic Era (1115)
C42397A-A
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population9 High (4 billion)
Government7 Balkanization
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 1
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

As'ah is a poor, high-population, non-agricultural, industrial world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It is a member of the Sath Alliance in the Sath Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • Warning: humans are not welcome within the Sath Alliance. Those few humans that venture into its territory are generally met with a hostile reception and are closely monitored at all times.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

As'ah Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
As'ah Primary Red M2 V


System Data[edit]

Shaiakh-As'ah System[edit]

The primary is Shaiakh, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0268 Sols, a mass of 0.4258 Sols, and a diameter of 658,000 km. (I-I) Ik'ah, a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, and (I-II) As'ah, designated the mainworld, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (III) a ringed small gas giant, and (IV) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Only the gas giant retains satellites.

(I-I) Ik'ah[edit]

(I-I) Ik'ah (UWP H322000-0) is designated a hospitable world. It orbits Shaiakh at a mean distance of 0.13 AU (19.5 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 26 days 5 hours: it is tidally locked to Shaiakh. The axial tilt is 6 degrees. Ik'ah has a diameter of 5,130 km, a density of 5.61 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.41 G. The world is flexed by tidal forces and is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.26 bar and a composition of 84% nitrogen (N2), 15% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen and the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 2 rads per hour. Approximately 20% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 29°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems driven by the star and the seas drift across the globe.

Ik'ah Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 83 million km², Land surface area: 66.5 million km², Water surface area: 16.5 million km².

  • Ik'ah is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-II) As'ah[edit]

(I-II) As'ah is designated the mainworld. It orbits Shaiakh at a mean distance of 0.18 AU (26.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 42 days 18 hours: it is tidally locked to Shaiakh. The axial tilt is 4 degrees. As'ah has a diameter of 6,281 km, a density of 5.68 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.51 G. The world is flexed by tidal forces and is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.32 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 22% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by gases of volcanic origin, principally carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Approximately 32% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.4m. Mean surface temperature: 23°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems driven by the star and the seas drift across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 124 million km², Land surface area: 84 million km², Water surface area: 40 million km².

  • As'ah is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Shaiakh-As'ah System[edit]

Ik'ah, lying in orbital position (I-I) (within the habitable zone) has extensive native life, entirely consisting of single-celled cyanobacteria-equivalents that can be found in every geologically active area on the world. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

As'ah, the mainworld, has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This system is controlled by the Khas'ahi Faction of the Sath Alliance.

World starport[edit]

As'ah 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]

As'ah possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

As'ah has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 4,000,000,000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: A (Discordant)
  • Acceptance: C (Xenophilic). With regard to humans, their Acceptance is 2 (Very xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 2
  • Symbols: D

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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