Fonnein (world)

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Fonnein/Highlord (Ley 0721)
Classic Era (1115)
BA9A530-8
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
SizeA Large (16,000 km, 1.14g - 1.48g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Fonnein is a nonindustrial, oceanic water world.

  • It is covered with very deep oceans with less than 1% of its land above sea level.
  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 1% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • A Prison World, exile camp, or prison camp for criminals or other exiles is located upon this world in addition to other points of interest.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Highlord Subsector of Ley Sector in the Domain of Gateway.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

The planet known to astrographers as 069-526 is the mainworld of the binary Kleister system.

  • Kleister Alpha is a dim red main sequence star and the distant white dwarf is Kleister Beta.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Fonnein Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Fonnein Primary Primary Red M2 V Kleister Alpha
Fonnein Companion Secondary Red M8 V Kleister Beta


System Data[edit]

The Beta system is uninhabited and consists of a gas giant, an iceball planet and miscellaneous rocks. The Alpha system has three gas giants and several rockball planets to keep its main world 069-526 company.

Mainworld Data[edit]

It's a large, cold world which is almost entirely covered with water, much of it frozen.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

The land area is negligible, and the atmosphere is deadly to humans anyway.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

069-526 is known unofficially as "Fonnein" to its million inhabitants.

  • There are some archaeological mysteries on Fonnein – what appear to be dolphin skeletons have been found in sediments around one hundred thousand years old. Dolphins only left Terra 3-4000 years ago, and they could not breathe Fonnein's surface atmosphere.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Fonnein, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Fonnein 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.

World Technology Level[edit]

Fonnein possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft.

World Government[edit]

Fonnein has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • 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]

Fonnein does not have the manufacturing technology base to sustain itself without trade.

  • Elsewhere in the Kleister Alpha system, the Imperial megacorporation Sternmetal Horizons LIC maintains a mining operation on Estorr, a moon of the gas giant Praimen. Around twenty thousand employees mine radioactives, with some petrochemical skimming operations just getting underway. Non-company ships are not normally permitted to approach.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

  • About two thirds of the inhabitants have live in underwater cities, with the remainder in smaller outlying installations. Each city has a spaceport on a tower poking above the waves (which can be closed by bad weather), as well as extensive submarine docks and cargo handling. These spaceports transfer to the orbital starport for off-world traffic.

Historical Data[edit]

The world was colonised in 922 to exploit the rich sea life and minerals, using outside technology and resources.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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