Kedol (world)

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Kedol/Xelan (Far Home 2804)
Classic Era (1115)
D99787A-2
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (700 million)
Government7 Balkanization
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level2 Pre-Industrial (printing)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G0 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2
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Kedol is a pre-agricultural, pre-Industrial, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • It requires significant imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to slowly improve barring outside forces.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Xelan Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • More than 90% of the population is made up of Jellyfish

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Kedol Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kedol Primary Yellow G0 V None


System Data[edit]

Polder-Kedol System[edit]

The primary is Polder, 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 inner world, and (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world – orbital position (III) is empty. (IV) Kedol orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V) a thin atmosphere hospitable world, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII) a vacuum iceworld, (VIII) a small gas giant, and (IX) an exotic atmosphere bigworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Kedol[edit]

(IV) Kedol is designated the mainworld. It orbits Polder at a mean distance of 0.88 AU (131.7 million km), just within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 295 days 16 hours and a rotation period of 25.5 hours. The axial tilt is 19 degrees. Kedol has a diameter of 14,641 km, a density of 5.22 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.08 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 3.62 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the extremely high atmospheric pressure. Approximately 75% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.2m. Mean surface temperature: 24°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is very active and violent weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 673 million km², Water surface area: 505 million km², Land surface area: 168 million km².

  • breathing the high pressure air for short periods without artificial assistance causes severe headaches, tremors, drowsiness and decreased neural activity. Prolonged exposure causes nitrogen narcosis and oxygen toxicity.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Polder-Kedol System[edit]

Kedol, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V) (within the H+ region of the outer system) 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.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Kedol has a poor quality starport.

  • A Class-D Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many skilled personnel who can perform minor repair work.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class very rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Kedol 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]

Kedol 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).

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]

The presence of the Jellyfish population on the world is currently unexplained: it is often referred to as the Kedol Mystery.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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