Lariz (world)

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Lariz/Brink (Shadow Rift 2740)
Classic Era (1115)
C534458-6
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population4 Moderate (80 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V M0 VI
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Lariz is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Brink Subsector of Shadow Rift Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Lariz Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Lariz Primary Primary Orange K1 V None
Lariz Companion Secondary Red M0 VI 2.72 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Gluck-Lariz System[edit]

The primary is Gluck, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.352 Sols, a mass of 0.774 Sols, and a diameter of 1.168 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, and (II) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world. (III) Lariz orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. Orbital positions (IV) through (VII) are unavailable due to the presence of the companion star. (VIII-I) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (VIII-II) a large gas giant, (IX) a small gas giant, and (X) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mausak Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Mausak, a red subdwarf star that orbits Gluck at a mean distance of 2.72 AU (orbital position (V), 406.9 million km) and has an orbital period of 5 years 36 days. It has a luminosity of 0.011 Sols, a mass of 0.154 Sols, and a diameter of 256,000 km. (I-I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (I-II) an exotic atmosphere radworld form the outer system. The radworld retains a satellite.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Lariz[edit]

(III) Lariz is designated the mainworld. It orbits Gluck at a mean distance of 0.63 AU (94.2 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 207 days 14 hours and a rotation period of 22 hours. The axial tilt is 41 degrees. Lariz has a diameter of 7,899 km, a density of 3.86 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.43 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.33 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen (N2), 18% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 40% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 28°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences major seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas drive across the globe.

Satellites[edit]

Lariz retains two natural satellites, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Rhym and a tiny vacuum worldlet named Peal:

(IIIa) Rhym (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting at 45 Diameters/355,000 km)
(IIIb) Peal (UWP YS00000-0, orbiting at 55 Diameters/435,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 196 million km², Land surface area: 118 million km², Water surface area: 78 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Gluck-Lariz System[edit]

Lariz, the mainworld, has primitive native life, consisting almost entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

Mausak Subsystem[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Lariz 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]

Lariz 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]

Lariz has a Feudal Technocracy government.

  • It is a government by specific individuals for those who agree to be ruled. Relationships are based on the performance of technical activities which are mutually-beneficial.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

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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