Knyth (world)

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Knyth/Orret (Far Home 2329)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population3 Low (7 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G3 V M6 VI
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Knyth is a low-population world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in size.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Knyth Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Knyth Primary Primary Yellow G3 V
Knyth Companion Secondary Red M6 VI 272 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Forch-Knyth System[edit]

The primary is Forch, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.886 Sols, a mass of 0.98 Sols, and a diameter of 1.391 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a trace atmosphere inner world, and (II) an exotic atmosphere stormworld. (III) Kyth orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V) a small gas giant, and (VI) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Tride Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Tride, a dim red subdwarf star that orbits Forch at 272 AU (orbital position (XIII), 40 billion km) and has an orbital period of 4530 years. It has a luminosity of 0.00152 Sols, a mass of 0.093 Sols, and a diameter of 127,000 km. (I) a very thin atmosphere radworld, (II) a dense atmosphere bigworld, (III) a sparse icy planetoid belt, and (IV) a ringed large gas giant form the outer system. All of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Knyth[edit]

(III) Knyth is designated the mainworld. It orbits Forch at a mean distance of 0.64 AU (95.8 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 188 days 22 hours and a rotation period of 20.5 hours. The axial tilt is 13 degrees. Knyth has a diameter of 12,293 km, a density of 4.74 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.83 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.44 bar and a composition of 68% nitrogen (N2), 31% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the high percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 88% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.75m. Mean surface temperature: 8°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.


Knyth retains a single natural satellite, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Jeo:

(IIIa) Jeo (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting at 8 Diameters/99,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 517 million km², Water surface area: 455 million km², Land surface area: 62 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Forch-Knyth System[edit]

Kyth, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal and create the very high percentage of atmospheric oxygen.

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

Tride Subsystem[edit]

The large gas giant lying in orbital position (IV) (within the outer system) has jovionoid lifeforms within its atmosphere.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Knyth has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Knyth possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fission power generation, advanced water and wind generation of electricity.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, early ATV's, and dedicated AFV's.
    • Water: Amphibious vehicles, improved submersibles, and early SCUBA gear.
    • Air: Early jet aircraft and rotorcraft VTOL's.
    • Space: Early unmanned rocket delivery systems and early manned orbital rockets.

World government[edit]

Knyth 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]

As of 5596AD–present Jacent is under the control of the Sath Alliance and is considered to be a WAR ZONE. The Ka'sa Sath have declared the system to be under their direct jurisdiction and OFF-LIMITS to all human vessels. The Ka'sa occupation forces actively enforce the ban through naval patrols. Any travel within the system is considered an EXTREME RISK and a violation of any existing ship insurance policies. Any unauthorised surface landings on any body within the system are prohibited.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 7000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 3 (Monolithic)
  • Acceptance: 1 (Extremely xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 3
  • Symbols: 7

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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