Derchon (world)

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Derchon/Lunion (Spinward Marches 2024)
Milieu 1116
C512799-8
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population7 Moderate (90 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M0 V M7 V
Worlds 5
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8669
Army size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
A67+1
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor6Moderate (9 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Efficiency+1Average
Importance -1
Resource Units 420
GWP (BCr) 164
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,875
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 103,499
Port employees 150
Port passengers (annual) 5,500

Derchon is an icy, non-agricultural and preindustrial world, whose surface is ice-capped and with nearly all of its water frozen.

Derchon/Lunion (Spinward Marches 2024)
New Era
C5128A9-9
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population8 Moderate (100 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8868
Army size (BEs) 150
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
A77+2
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor7Moderate (10 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Efficiency+2Good
Importance 0
Resource Units 980
GWP (BCr) 292
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 13,340
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 120,000
Port employees 1,065
Port passengers (annual) 27,200

Era: New Era

Derchon is a non-agricultural, preindustrial, and moderate population icy world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population.

  • Its surface is ice-capped with little or no atmosphere and nearly all of its water frozen.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It is a world working toward being an industrial powerhouse but lacks an adequate workforce to do so. It must now import many of its manufactured and high tech goods. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Lunion Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world contains a Regency Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Derchon is a frozen world with only a trace oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Derchon Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Notes
Derchon Primary Primary Red M0 V
Derchon Companion Secondary Red M7 V


Point of Interest: Derchon Anomaly[edit]

In early 1102, an unidentified object transited the outer reaches of the Derchon (Spinward Marches 2024) system, following a roughly Coreward-Coreward-Trailing vector. It was traveling at such high velocity (estimated 0.12C) that no ship could possibly intercept it.

Sensor data revealed that that:

  1. The object had a high albedo.
  2. It was spinning or tumbling rapidly.
  3. Its mass was in the 1,000-2,000 ton range.
  4. It was highly radioactive.

Although the object was not under acceleration, these facts argue strongly in favor of some type of artificial construction. Investigation of this object by the Derchon Anomaly Intercept Mission (DAIMISS) in 1103 revealed it to be a derelict spacecraft associated with the legendary Ahaja Bucherei and his fellow Dru'mhilla exiles.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Derchon, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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