Gomer (Ha 2914) (world)

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Gomer/Abidal (Halcyon 2914)
Classic Era (1115)
C635487-8
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G4 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3
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Gomer (Ha 2914) is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • 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.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Abidal Subsector of Halcyon Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Gomer Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Gomer Primary Primary Yellow G4 V


System data[edit]

Holland-Gomer System[edit]

The system primary is Holland, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.778 Sols, a mass of 0.96 Sols and a diameter of 1.3 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a thin atmosphere hospitable world. (IIIa, IIIb) the Prinz-Gomer binary planet system orbits within the habitable zone: (IIIb) Gomer is designated as the mainworld. (IV) a dense stony planetoid belt, (V) a large gas giant, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII) a trace atmosphere iceworld, (VIII) a vacuum iceworld, (IX) a small gas giant, and (X) a sparse icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Most of the large worlds retain families of satellites.

(III) Prinz-Gomer Binary Planets[edit]

(IIIa) Prinz and (IIIb) Gomer, its companion world, orbit their barycenter at a mean separation of 555,000 km. The pair orbit Holland at 0.7 AU (103.5 million km), within the system's habitable zone, and have an orbital period around the primary of 75 days 18 hours.

(IIIa) Prinz[edit]

(IIIa) Prinz is the major component in the Prinz-Gomer binary planet system and has a UWP of H8B0000-0. It orbits Gomer at a mean separation of 555,000 km, with an orbital period of 79 days 14 hours and a rotation period of 34.75 hours. The axial tilt is 13 degrees. It has a diameter of 12,315 km, a density of 5.16 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.9 G. Tidal stresses caused by the gravitational pull of Gomer cause occasional seismic activity. It retains an atmosphere rated as Corrosive, with a surface pressure of 335 bar and a composition of 93% carbon dioxide, 6% nitrogen, and 1% argon, water vapor, carbon monoxide, neon and other trace gases. Mean surface temperature: 220°C. The atmosphere is relatively turbulent and enormous storms roll across the world. The climate is seasonal.

Mainworld[edit]

(IIIb) Gomer[edit]

(IIIb) Gomer is the minor component in the Prinz-Gomer binary planet system and is designated the mainworld. It orbits Prinz at a mean separation of 555,000 km, with an orbital period of 79 days 14 hours and a rotation period of 35.5 hours. The axial tilt is 12 degrees. Gomer has a diameter of 9,948 km, a density of 6.41 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.87 G. Tidal stresses caused by the gravitational pull of Prinz cause occasional seismic activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.39 bar and a composition of 75% nitrogen, 24% oxygen, and 1% argon, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. Approximately 53% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 1m. Mean surface temperature: 28°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and weather systems, driven by the star and the oceans, sweep across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Mainworld geography and topography[edit]

Total surface area: 311 million km², Land surface area: 165 million km², Water surface area: 146 million km².

Native lifeforms[edit]

Gomer's warm oceans teem with primitive native life, largely microscopic in size: the largest recorded lifeforms are primitive seabed worms measuring millimeters in length. The only native land lifeforms are photosynthetic algae. A variety of offworld flora have colonised the world through accidental introduction. The metabolic functions of the native organisms power the process of atmospheric renewal: they are gradually thickening the atmosphere and changing its composition.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Gomer (Ha 2914) 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]

Gomer (Ha 2914) 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]

Gomer (Ha 2914) has a Civil Service Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies employing individuals selected for their expertise.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 60,000

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.

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