Glenshiel (world)

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Glenshiel/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1912)
Classic Era (1115)
DA86563-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
SizeA Large (16,000 km, 1.14g - 1.48g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population5 Moderate (600 thousand)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F6 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2
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Glenshiel is an agricultural, nonindustrial, pre-rich world with a growing agro-economy, but still lacks an adequate population to expand its economy to a rich status.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This world has promising economic future although it needs to recruit a larger labor force in order to achieve the desired prosperity.
  • This die back world was once settled and developed, but the inhabitants have either died off or left leaving behind the remnants of their civilization.
  • It is a Client State of the Principality of Caledon located in the Caledon Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.
  • This world contains a xeno-archaeological site with suspected high-tech remnants of the now-vanished Saie precursor race.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Glenshiel is a backwater world, beyond the bounds of the Principality of Caledon but still heavily under the influence of Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1815). It is a Protectorate, enjoying favorable trade relations and naval support from the Principality, but without representation in the House of Delegates or the Grand Senate.

  • Glenshiel is also noted as the site of Anekthor, an imposing, triple-peaked mountain on the Jura plateau. Shrouded in mystery, it has never been successfully climbed, and is reputed home of the strange animals known as "Windstalkers" - which defy the world's known biology.
  • This system is part of the Claverse Cluster.

Monostellar System[edit]

Glenshiel Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Glenshiel Primary Yellow-White F6 V None


System Data[edit]

Primary: Sassenach's Eye, spectral class F6V. ICN S4G0302F6V. Mass 1.25 standard. Stellar diameter 1.3 standard. Luminosity 3.04 standard.

Planetary System: Twelve major bodies. One inhabited world (Glenshiel, VI). Two gas giants. No planetoid belts.

VI Glenshiel: Mean orbital radius, 261.8 million kilometers (1.75 AU). Period, 756.3 days. No satellites. Diameter, 17,174 kilometers. Density, 1.0 standard. Mass, 1.95 standard. Mean surface gravity, 1.25 G. Rotation period: 29 hours, 48 minutes, 56 seconds. Axial inclination, 2°41'14.0". Albedo, .29. Surface atmospheric pressure, 2.4 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable by humans without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 82%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 32° C.

Point of Interest: Crash Jura[edit]

The world is famous in scientific circles as the location of an important archeological find, Crash Jura.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Glenshiel has been settled for only 250 years, since Sir James Armstrong of Caledon founded the settlement now known as Armstrong's Landing.

  • Sir James, who embraced the ideals of a "back-to-nature" movement which at that time enjoyed quite a bit of popularity on Caledon, founded the Glenshiel settlement as a wilderness retreat for those who wished to escape from the frantic pace of modern life. After his death, however, the colony slowly began to fall away from his original ideals.
  • It is now an agricultural community, and Ben Laren, the smaller of two cities on the world, has become a fishing town where Bladefish from the Northfar Sea are caught and exported; they are popular as a delicacy in the Principality and in the Imperial territories to trailing.

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