Belethan (world)

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Belethan/Tsorva (Halcyon 1319)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population7 Moderate (30 million)
Government7 Balkanization
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A2 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 0
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Belethan is a preindustrial hellworld with a challenging environment.

  • The inhabitants of this world struggle to survive in the life-threatening environment of a desert hellworld.
  • This world has little to no free-standing water.
  • The world is a preindustrial one, which cannot produce adequate materials to maintain a modern, star-faring society. These items must be imported at considerable cost.
  • This world has few easy prospects for significant economic development. The inhabitants of this world are searching for economic prospects capable of leading them to prosperity.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Tsorva Subsector of Halcyon Sector.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Belethan Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Belethan Primary White A2 V

System data[edit]

Hollis-Belethan System[edit]

The primary is Hollis, a hot white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 60.4 Sols, a mass of 2.76 Sols, and a diameter of 3.67 million km. The inner system consists of (III) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (IV) a vacuum inner world, (V) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (VI) a thin atmosphere bigworld, and (VII) a thin atmosphere inner world – orbital positions (I) and (II) are empty. (VIII) Belethan orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IX) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (X) a vacuum worldlet, and (XI) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VIII) Belethan[edit]

(VIII) Belethan is designated the mainworld and orbits Hollis at a mean distance of 10.8 AU (1.62 billion km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 21 years 133 days and a rotation period of 29 hours. The axial tilt is 16 degrees. Belethan has a diameter of 7,776 km, a density of 5.28 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.58 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.95 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, and 1% argon, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the extremely low atmospheric humidity and large quantities of fine wind-borne dust. Less than 0.1% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water. Mean surface temperature: 54°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and violent weather systems, driven by the star, sweep across the globe. The climate is seasonal.


Belethan retains two natural satellites, barren vacuum moons named Ardak and Varlot:

(VIIIa) Ardak (UWP Y200000-0, orbits at 11 Diameters/86,000 km)
(VIIIb) Varlot (UWP H300000-0, orbits at 30 Diameters/233,000 km)

Mainworld geography and topography[edit]

Total surface area: 109 million km², Land surface area: 109 million km², Water surface area: less than 100,000 km²,

Native lifeforms[edit]

Belethan has widespread native life, entirely consisting of extremophile microorganisms that can survive in a wide variety of environments. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Belethan 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]

Belethan 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]

Belethan 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]

  • Resources: 7 (Few)
  • Labor: 6 (Millions)
  • Infrastructure: 7 (Generally available)
  • Efficiency: +1 (Average )

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 28,600,000

  • Native Non-Human Races:
    • Hoppers: 1.2 million (4.19% of the population), concentrated within hives in human communities.
    • Temelik: 12,000 (0.04% of the population), widely dispersed across the world.

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: B (Discordant)
  • Acceptance: 6 (Aloof)
  • Strangeness: 7
  • Symbols: 6

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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