Bolus (world)

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Bolus/Annistu (Far Home 0237)
Classic Era (1115)
E633655-6
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population6 Moderate (4 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A9 V K7 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4
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Bolus is a poor, non-agricultural and nonindustrial world.

  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It has few prospects for economic development. Life here is drastically bleak.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Annistu Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Bolus Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Bolus Primary Primary White A9 V None
Bolus Companion Secondary Orange K7 V 12,330 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Lemara-Bolus System[edit]

The primary is Lemara, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 9.68 Sols, a mass of 1.78 Sols, and a diameter of 2.393 million km. The inner system consists of (III) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (IV) a trace atmosphere inner world, and (V) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world – orbital positions (I) and (II) are empty. (VI) Bolus orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VII) an exotic atmosphere hospitable world, (VIII) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (IX-I) a ringed large gas giant, (IX-II) a large gas giant, and (X) a ringed small gas giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Jenkor Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Jenkor, an ordinary orange main sequence star lying approximately 12,330 AU from Lemara. It has a luminosity of 0.064 Sols, a mass of 0.5376 Sols, and a diameter of 778,000 km. (I) a standard atmosphere hospitable world orbits within the habitable zone. (II) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (III) a sparse icy planetoid belt, and (IV) a ringed large gas giant form the outer system. All of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VI) Bolus[edit]

(VI) Bolus is designated the mainworld. It orbits Lemara at a mean distance of 5.62 AU (840.7 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 4 years 103 days and a rotation period of 48 hours. The axial tilt is 45 degrees. Bolus has a diameter of 9,322 km, a density of 4.23 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.56 G. The world is geologically inert. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.41 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 34% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 37°C. The climate is rated as Hot and experiences major seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and minor weather systems driven by the star and the seas drift across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

Bolus retains a single natural satellite, a trace atmosphere worldlet named Pill:

(VIa) Pill (UWP Y210000-0, orbiting at 45 Diameters/420,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 273 million km², Land surface area: 180 million km², Water surface area: 93 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Limak-Bolus System[edit]

The hot marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V) (within the H– region of the inner system) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and moisture. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

Bolus, the mainworld, 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.

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

Jenkor Subsystem[edit]

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (I) (within the habitable zone) 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 cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (II) (within the H+ region of the outer system) has primitive extremophile native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Bolus has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Bolus possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fission power generation, advanced water and wind generation of electricity.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, early ATV's, and dedicated AFV's.
    • Water: Amphibious vehicles, improved submersibles, and early SCUBA gear.
    • Air: Early jet aircraft and rotorcraft VTOL's.
    • Space: Early unmanned rocket delivery systems and early manned orbital rockets.

World government[edit]

Bolus has a Feudal Technocracy government.

  • It is a government by specific individuals for those who agree to be ruled. Relationships are based on the performance of technical activities which are mutually-beneficial.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

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.

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