Farin (world)

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Farin/Farin (Halcyon 0819)
Classic Era (1115)
C522978-A
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population9 High (3 billion)
Government7 Balkanization
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V M1 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Farin is a poor, non-agricultural and industrial high-population hellworld with a billion or more sophonts in size who still struggle to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes even hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • It is a member of the Esaran Cultural Area in the Farin Subsector of Halcyon Sector.
  • 100% of the population is made up of Esaran.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Farin Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Farin Primary Primary Red M0 V
Farin Companion Secondary Red M1 V Lying 11.9 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Emarro-Farin System[edit]

The primary is Emarro, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.04 Sols, a mass of 0.489 Sols and a diameter of 764,000 km. (I) Farin orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (II) a trace atmosphere worldlet, (III) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (IV) a ringed large gas giant, and (V) a sparse stony planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Zuzal Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Zuzal, an ordinary red main sequence star that lies approximately 79.4 AU from Emarro (orbital position (X), 11.9 billion km). It has a luminosity of 0.034 Sols, a mass of 0.457 Sols and a diameter of 711,000 km. (I) a dense atmosphere stormworld orbits within the habitable zone. (II) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a ringed small gas giant, (III) a small ice giant, and (IV) a sparse icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

  • The two stars orbit a barycenter located at around 5.9 AU (orbital position (VII), 882 million km) and have an orbital period around one another of 14 years 268 days.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Farin[edit]

(I) Farin is designated the mainworld. It orbits Emarro at a mean distance of 0.21 AU (31.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 50 days 6 hours: it is tidally locked to the star. The axial tilt is 8 degrees. Farin has a diameter 7,785 km, a density of 5.65 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.63 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Emarro cause frequent geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.31 bar and a composition of 85% nitrogen (N2), 13% oxygen (O2), 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the very low percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 18% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.5m. Mean surface temperature within the twilight zone: 24°C. The atmosphere is sluggish and minor weather systems driven by the star cross the globe. The climate is static.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 190 million km², Land surface area: 156 million km², Water surface area: 34 million km².

  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the Twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Farin, the mainworld, has extensive but primitive native life, entirely consisting of microscopic extremophile organisms able to live anywhere they can find sources of liquid water. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal and are gradually changing its composition.

The temperate stormworld lying in orbital position (I) around the companion star (within its habitable zone) has primitive native life, consisting almost entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Farin is an Esaran colony with a population that now exceeds that of the homeworld. The planet is marginally habitable: within the subsurface Cantons living space is at a premium. Each Canton is funding large-scale building programs and demand for construction materials is at an all-time high.

World Starport[edit]

Farin has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Farin possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Farin has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).
  • Esaran Cultural Area

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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