Granicus (world)

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Granicus/Glowing (Glimmerdrift Reaches 0520)
Solomani Rim War
D335589-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
Classic Era (1115)
C435589-7
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K4 V M4 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Granicus 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 member of the Federation of Heron in the Glowing Subsector of Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector.


Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

A non-industrial world located in the Glowing Subsector of the Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Granicus Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Granicus Primary Primary Orange K4 V
Granicus Companion Secondary Red M4 V


System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

The so-called "Pirate's Paradise," its corrupt, faction–ridden government and out–of–the–way location make it the perfect base of operations for pirate cartels, whose criminal enterprises reach into Imperial space.

  • The cartels are particularly blatant, sometimes operating in multi-ship bands to launch a planetary raid or to trap a particularly big prize.

World Starport[edit]

Granicus 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]

Granicus possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.

World Government[edit]

Granicus 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.
  • Granicus belongs to the Federation of Heron; its capital is Duval.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

  • In 715 a group of Vilani displaced by the Solomani Autonomous Region were stranded on Granicus when their jump drive failed. In 718 the settlers forged a government called the Protectorate over most of the world's city-states. The high-tech Vilani immigrants to Granicus came to dominate the city-state of Merik. This government in turn began to assimilate nearby native city-states.
  • By 800 civil wars on Granicus finally brought an end to the Protectorate, and in 1000 the various nations on Granicus agreed to accept overall rule by the Federation of Heron in exchange for local autonomy.
  • By 1050 Pirate elements had discovered the advantages that Granicus offers. In 1098 the Fallani Syndicate began operations out of Duval, triggering a subtle war between the Syndicate and the Khimirika League.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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