Belmin (world)

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Belmin/Jerik (Halcyon 0324)
Classic Era (1115)
D342643-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3
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Belmin is a poor, nonindustrial hellworld with a population struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes even hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Jerik Subsector of Halcyon Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Belmin Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Belmin Primary Red M1 V


System Data[edit]

Vell-Belmin System[edit]

The primary is Vell, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0334 Sols, a mass of 0.4574 Sols, and a diameter of 711,000 km. (I-I) an exotic atmosphere radworld, and (I-II) Belmin, designated the mainworld, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (II) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (III) a trace atmosphere iceworld, (IV) a ringed very large gas giant, (V-I) a small gas giant, and (V-II) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

  • The star experiences periodic flare activity.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-II) Belmin[edit]

(I-II) Belmin is designated the mainworld. It orbits Vell at a mean distance of 0.28 AU (41.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 80 days 1 hour: it is tidally locked to Vell. The axial tilt is 3 degrees. Belmin has a diameter of 4,232 km, a density of 3.99 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.24 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Belmin cause frequent geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.32 bar and a composition of 86% nitrogen (N2), 12% abiotic oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), 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 15 rads per hour. Approximately 22% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water and sheets of water-ice. Mean surface temperature: -4°C. The atmosphere is slow and minor weather systems driven by the star and the seas drift across the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 56 million km², Land surface area: 44 million km², Water surface area: 12 million km².

  • Oxygen contained deep within the world's interior is released by outgassing and serves to renew the atmosphere: it continuously reacts with surface materials and other atmospheric gases, gradually reducing the percentage of oxygen in the air.
  • Belmin 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]

Vell-Belmin System[edit]

The small gas giant lying in orbital position (V-I) (within the outer system) has jovionoid lifeforms within its atmosphere.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Belmin has a poor quality starport.

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

World technology level[edit]

Belmin possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.

World government[edit]

Belmin 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]

No information yet available.

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]

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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