Durant (world)

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Durant/Ras Tennol (Far Home 2117)
Classic Era (1115)
D6A2355-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
AtmosphereA Exotic
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population3 Low (2 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M7 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 4
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Durant is a low population, fluidic hellworld of less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in a inhospitable environment.

  • A fluid world has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.
  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Ras Tennol Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

  • The Durant system lies on the edge of the Demon's Eye Rift.
  • The supergiant primary of the Demon's Eye system and the huge Demon's Eye Nebula that surrounds it, lying a few parsecs to spinward-rimward, are clearly visible in the sky.

Monostellar System[edit]

Durant Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Durant Primary Red M7 V


System Data[edit]

Orsell-Durant System[edit]

The primary is Orsell, a dim red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.004 Sols, a mass of 0.273 Sols, and a diameter of 414,000 km. (I-I) a vacuum worldlet, (I-II) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (II-I) a sparse icy planetoid belt, (II-II) a ringed small gas giant, (III) Durant, designated the mainworld, (IV) a small ice giant, (V) a ringed large gas giant, and (VI) a small gas giant, form the outer system.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Durant[edit]

(III) Durant is designated the mainworld. It orbits Orsell at a mean distance of 0.77 AU (115.2 million km), within the outer system. It has an orbital period of 1 year 107 days and a rotation period of 16 hours. The axial tilt is 6 degrees. Durant has a diameter of 9,809 km, a density of 5.13 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.72 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Exotic, with a mean surface pressure of 4.45 bar and a composition of 86% nitrogen (N2), 9% carbon dioxide (CO2), 4% methane (CH4), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), abiotic oxygen (O2), azane (NH3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The world experiences relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 2 rads per hour. Approximately 16% of the surface is covered in lakes and seas of liquid nitrogen: average tidal ranges exceed 0.1m. Mean surface temperature: -155°C. The climate is rated as Frigid and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 302 million km², Land surface area: 254 million km², Fluid surface area: 48 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Orsell-Durant System[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Durant 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]

Durant 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 (System Craft).

World government[edit]

Durant 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.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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