Joyeuse (SM 1123) (world)
|Primary||M3 V M9 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||150|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||6,697|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||40,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||353,700|
Joyeuse has an ideal environment for producing agricultural goods and an balanced population between 10 and 100 million. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds.
- This world has a nearby Sword Worlds Naval Base for support of military starships.
- This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base for military ground forces.
|Army Size (BEs)||15|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||13,689|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||36,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||112,600|
Era: New Era
Joyeuse is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions of sophonts. Government control of this world is by an external military force. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.
- This world is an Interface world, with a quarantine inspection facility for all ships.
- This world hosts a Regency Military Base, Supporting military ground forces.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Joyeuse contains temperate plains and rolling hills. The lifestyle of the majority of the inhabitants has changed little for centuries. Dry conditions and the Broedsaed Mange (a wide variety of fungal plagues) make it very difficult for Joyeuse to grow enough food to support even a small population. This has prevented Joyeuse from becoming more than a frontier world.
Binary Solar System
Joyeuse Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks "Karl" Primary Red M3 V "Gallas" Secondary Red M9 V
Joyeuse has two stars, the primary Karl and its companion, Gallas. Joyeuse has a 3:2 resonance orbit with its close primary at a distance of 0.06 AU. Joyeuse's year is a scant 12 days long, which in combination with the planet's slow rotation means that it goes through a very hot "daysummer" of constant sun and a freezing "nightwinter" of constant darkness.
- Thoslinn, the next planet out from Joyeuse, is the site for the largest and most heavily fortified military base and training facility in the Confederation.
History & Background (Dossier)
The capital city of Virodby is located on the southern edge of the small continent of Arvildsvaten. Joyeuse's starport, Svelund, is located on an island northwest of Virodby.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches Campaign (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), .
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 45.
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 69.TBD. Behind the Claw (Mongoose Publishing, 2019), 69.
- GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds
- External Link: Landgrab by: Vaughan Wilson
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science