Hermitage (world)

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Hermitage/Baradis (Halcyon 2734)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportX No Starport
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population1 Low (40)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level2 Pre-Industrial (printing)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F2 IV
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 1
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Hermitage is a poor, low-population desert hellworld, with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in a inhospitable environment.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Hermitage Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Hermitage Primary Yellow-White F2 IV

System Data[edit]

Somolan-Hermitage System[edit]

The primary is Somolan, a white subgiant star. It has a luminosity of 16.2 Sols, a mass of 2.3 Sols, and a diameter of 3.701 million km. The inner system consists of (II) a vacuum worldlet, (IV) a very thin atmosphere inner world, (V) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, and (VI) a dense atmosphere stormworld – orbital positions (I) and (III) are empty. (VII) Hermitage orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VIII) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (IX) a ringed large gas giant, and (X) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VII) Hermitage[edit]

(VII) Hermitage is designated the mainworld. It orbits Somolan at a mean distance of 5.3 AU (793 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 8 years 17 days and a rotation period of 29 hours. The axial tilt is 18 degrees. Hermitage has a diameter of 7,815 km, a density of 5.66 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.63 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.53 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, and 1% argon, water vapour, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. The atmospheric taint is caused by large amounts of airborne silicates and dust. Approximately 1% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water: average tidal ranges are negligible. Mean surface temperature: 34°C. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems driven by the star drift across the surface. The climate is seasonal.


Hermitage retains a single natural satellite, a vacuum worldlet named Galoo:

(VIIa) Galoo (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting Hermitage at 12 Diameters/94,000 km)

Mainworld geography and topography[edit]

Total surface area: 192 million km², Land surface area: 190 million km², Water surface area: 2 million km².

Native lifeforms[edit]

Hermitage, the mainworld, has primitive native life entirely consisting of extremophile single celled organisms that grow anywhere that they can find a source of water. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Hermitage does not have a starport.

  • The world has no shipyard and no facilities to for repair.
  • This facility has no refueling infrastructure and can provide no fuel. Visiting craft must seek their own fuel supplies.

World technology level[edit]

Hermitage possesses a Technology Level of TL–2.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Runners or beast relay, the printing press, long distance signaling such as the heliograph and semaphore.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Water wheels and wind power.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Riding beasts and creature-drawn wheeled vehicles.
    • Water: Sailing vessels.
    • Air: Typically not available unless a bodily ability or ride-able flying beasts available.

World government[edit]

Hermitage has no well-defined government structure.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

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.

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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