Factory Rock (world)

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Factory Rock/Daro (Glimmerdrift Reaches 2838)
Classic Era (1115)
B100101-E
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size1 Small (1,600 km, 0.05g - 0.09g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population1 Low (60)
Government0 No Government structure
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G4 V M7 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Factory Rock is a low-population vacuum world, with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in population size, warranting hazardous environment precautions.

  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Daro Subsector of Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector.


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Factory Rock Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Factory Rock Primary Primary Yellow G4 V
Factory Rock Companion Secondary Red M7 V


System Data[edit]

There are three occupied worlds in this system:

  • 1. Mariposa G5543C4-E (Orbit 3)
    • Until 1115, unoccupied.
    • Should be treated as an amber zone. Puzzle world. Occupied by Ginsharian, Ral Rantan, and other interests. Access limited to certain public areas to all outsiders.
    • Known Corporate interests operating on this world:
      • Temirzhan Industries: Basic construction materials
      • Takas Trading: Anubian. Runs casino and resort. Open to public.
      • BioGenZIP Rumored to be a Ginshar based operation in genetic modification catering to the extremely wealthy. A subsidiary BioGenFP manufactures high quality portable food.
      • Shapurin Heavy Industry (SHI). Has ties to Ling Standard Products (Megacorp). Makes and repairs mining equipment used in system. Supports Factory Rock starport with limited construction and repair of ships.

  • 2. Factory Rock B100301-E (Orbit 7)
    • A planetoid near the asteroid belt. Home to the commercial and public starport. Primarily a mining operation by Cyntrialian and Anubian corporations.

  • 3. Factory Camp Y300100-D (Orbit 11)
    • Small Aboukian / Anubian mining company operation.

Mainworld Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Factory Rock and the starport there are primarily a commercial operation associated with asteroid mining in the system.

  • Mariposa, a secondary world, is rumored to have opened several casinos and resorts along with other business since the Ral Ranta arrived.
    • Access is sometimes restricted.
    • The world should be considered an amber zone, even if the system is not.

World Starport[edit]

Factory Rock has a good quality starport.

  • A Class-B Starport Facility has not very well developed shipyards and is only capable of producing spaceships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Such ports rarely have more than one of each kind of port.
  • Factory Rock and the starport are placed close to the asteroid belt to facilitate mining operations in the outer zone of the system.

World Technology Level[edit]

Factory Rock possesses a Technology Level of TL–14 or TL-E in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, early collectors, and advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
  • Technology in the system is generally about TL 14. Cytrialin interests have moved in terraforming equipment to increase habitability of the system's planets.

World Government[edit]

Factory Rock has no well-defined government structure.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

World Military[edit]

  • As of 1116 Ginshar operates a small fleet of System Defense Boats and other warships alongside Ral Rantan merchants in the system. The main defense fleet consists of 4 to 6 (exact number unknown) Ginsharian SDB's of between 1000 and 2000 tons.
  • Ginsharian marines and Ral Ranta mercenaries make up the ground forces in roughly battalion strength at most..

World Economy[edit]

It is well known locally for producing high grade Lanthanum ores along with other abundant rare earths.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

Founded approximately 800 Imperial calendar.

  • Piracy was a continuous problem to 1115
  • In 1115 Ginsharian and Ral Ranta interests took over the abandoned space port on the third world in the habitable zone of this system, now named Mariposa. These interests effectively control the system allowing the starport to operate and have ended all piracy in the system since then.
  • Mining of the asteroid belt is ongoing.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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