Besholm (world)

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Besholm/Kerr (Massilia 0704)
Milieu 0
C84AO00-0
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
PopulationO Error in Population Decode
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Classic Era (1115)
B84A445-C
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (90 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
New Era (1200)
E84A4E9-6
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (90 thousand)
GovernmentE Religious Autocracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G4 V M3 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Besholm is a nonindustrial water world, which has 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water.

  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 10% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Kerr Subsector of Massilia Sector in the Domain of Sylea.
  • This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Kher.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

A young world, Besholm is completely covered in water.

  • Large undersea volcanoes expel noxious gases, which condense in the colder sea water near the surface and pollute the atmosphere. At times eruptions can significantly increase the amount of poisonous gas in a locale to irritant levels, causing severe burns, poisoning or asphyxiation.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Besholm Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Besholm Primary Primary Yellow G4 V
Besholm Companion Secondary Red M3 V


Native Lifeforms[edit]

Local fauna is partially inedible to human physiology, and a local variant of Vilani Shugilii are an important part of the local social order.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A non-industrial water world in the Kerr Subsector in Massilia Sector.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Besholm, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

History-Era: New Era[edit]

Historical records do not indicate when the world was colonized, but the population is so heavily mixed between Solomani and Vilani that it appears to be at least late Ziru Sirka.

  • During the Collapse the secrets of preparing local food were monopolized by the local Word of God ministry, which eventually took control of the world and its population. While this has staved off starvation, the previous thearch was adamantly opposed to off-world contact that might threaten his rule. Free traders were imprisoned and often executed. A coup by more liberal minded clergy and military officers overthrew him in 1197.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com