Ka Min (world)

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Ka Min/Natar (Far Home 0811)
Classic Era (1115)
C767676-5
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G0 V M5 VI
Planetoid Belts 4
Gas Giants 2
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Ka Min is an agricultural, nonindustrial, and very rich garden world with a near-ideal, utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.

  • 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. However, a rich world like this one can afford the cost of importation.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to incrementally rise barring outside forces. The world will grow even quicker when its industrial sector begins to develop.
  • This is a temperate world, with a climate of pleasant, average temperatures, considered to be an ideal or near-ideal environment by many different sophont species.
  • It is a member of the Firstworlds in the Natar Subsector of Far Home Sector.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Ka Min Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ka Min Primary Primary Yellow G0 V
Ka Min Companion Secondary Red M5 VI 2380 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Proclamon-Ka Min System[edit]

The primary is Proclamon, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1.21 Sols, a mass of 1.04 Sols, and a diameter of 1.433 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, and (II) an exotic atmosphere stormworld – orbital position (III) is empty. (IV) Ka Min orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V) a thin atmosphere hospitable world, (VI) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VII) a ringed large gas giant, (VIII) a large gas giant, (IX) a small gas giant, and (X) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Kivulor Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Kivulor, a dim red main sequence star lying approximately 2,380 AU from Proclamon. It has a luminosity of 0.007 Sols, a mass of 0.331 Sols, and a diameter of 498,000 km. (I) a standard atmosphere hospitable world orbits within the habitable zone. (II) a ringed small ice giant and (IV) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system – orbital position (III) is empty. The gas giant retains satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Ka Min[edit]

(IV) Ka Min is designated the mainworld. It orbits Proclamon at a mean distance of 0.92 AU (137.6 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 316 days 1 hours and a rotation period of 31.5 hours. The axial tilt is 22 degrees. Ka Min has a diameter of 11,512 km, a density of 5.88 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.96 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, with a mean surface pressure of 1.11 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 69% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.4m. Mean surface temperature: 18°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Prime and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Satellite[edit]

Ka Min retains a single natural satellite, a very thin atmosphere worldlet named Cho:

(IVa) Cho (UWP Y220000-0, orbiting Ka Min at 35 Diameters/403,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 416 million km², Water surface area: 287 million km², Land surface area: 129 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Proclamon-Ka Min System[edit]

Ka Min, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal. Ka Min is sometimes referred to as a "jungle world", although it has a wide range of local environments. It has large equatorial continents and small polar icecaps. The continents are warm and densely vegetated. There are many types of fauna that tend toward gigantism.

  • The Batha Beast, a large grazer native to the world, is found throughout the Distant Fringe. It is a strong and dangerous livestock animal with a foul disposition and reputation for intransigence, but its meat is quite tasty.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

Kivulor Subsystem[edit]

No world in the subsystem is known to have native life.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Ka Min (0811 Far Home) is one of the New Members, systems that have provisionally become members of the Firstworlds. The world is divided into enormous family-run ranches raising Batha Beasts, temperamental grazers valued for their meat. Each ranch is effectively a state headed by the family patriarch. Feuds, particularly over border grazing rights, are common.

World Starport[edit]

Ka Min 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]

Ka Min possesses a Technology Level of TL–5.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion, and the most fundamental atomic energy.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ground cars or automobiles and tracked vehicles.
    • Water: Large ships and submersibles with steel hulls.
    • Air: Early aircraft including seaplanes and very early unmanned rockets.

World Government[edit]

Ka Min has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

The world is divided into enormous family-run ranches raising Batha Beasts, temperamental grazers valued for their meat. Each ranch is effectively a state headed by the family patriarch. Feuds, particularly over border grazing rights, are common.

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: 2,800,000

World Culture[edit]

The preferred mode of transport for Batha Herders are Horvath's Ponies. Herds of Batha Beasts are corralled by riders who use ultrasonic horns to direct the animals. Batha Herders may spend months in the saddle moving herds between their grazing lands and transport hubs. Herders generally employed by a large commercial ranch and have a reputation for working hard and playing harder.

Urbanization[edit]

Ka Min is dominated by 40 vast open ranches, each covering millions of square kilometers and raising huge herds of Batha Beasts. Each is owned by a hereditary Five family who run it according to their own peculiar customs and traditions. Each ranch contains a number of Ranchtowns, busy commercial hubs built around fortified mansion complexes, and typically with many tens of thousands of inhabitants. Ranchtowns are surrounded by smaller outlying Burgs with hundreds or even thousands of inhabitants. Each Ranchtown has slaughterhouses and processing plants and is served by a rail depot. The rail network is used to transport both living Bantha Beasts or processed Beast products to the hungry markets of Drovehead.

Drovehead, with a population of 2.2 million sophonts, is the only major city on Ka Min, lying close to the downport and serving as home to all of the worlds' major financial and commercial institutions. A rail network fans out from Drovehead to terminals near to Ranchtowns. Many ranches choose to drive their herds directly to Drovehead instead.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

  • (2256 AD): First settlement founded on Ka Min.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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