Miana (world)

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Miana/Sapphyre (Dagudashaag 2140)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population4 Moderate (90 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 1315
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (9 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance -1
Resource Units 30
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Miana has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. The world has a climate with temperatures at the upper range of human endurance. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Sapphyre Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Miana, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Laamuunsand.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Miana is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

Miana Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Miana Primary Red M2 V

System Data[edit]

Miana is a dying world. Orbiting at the ice-bound margins of its systems. Miana was given a brief lease when its primary star evolved off the main sequence. Organisms evolved at a dizzying pace, colonizing the newly-melted oceans and skies in a few million years. As the star continued to increase in luminosity, Miana's surface temperature rose, and the climate shifted. Violent storms wracked the planet's surface and many species became extinct.

Mainworld Data[edit]

At certain points on Miana's equator the temperature now approaches the boiling point of water, and the quantities of ocean being lost into space are so vast that a visible halo of ionized hydrogen and oxygen has been created around the planet. Even in the temperate regions the thin atmosphere is so loaded with scalding water vapor that it is un-breathable without artificial assistance.

As the ocean is being lost, the peaks of the submarine volcanoes and mountain ranges are becoming exposed, and the mineral riches they offer has attracted humans to this hellish planet.

Native Lifeforms: Siebowski's Spinehawk[edit]

Siebowski's Spinehawk is an avian predator native to Miana. Adult specimens mass 10-20kg and have a wingspan of up to 7 meters. The jagged spines on the leading edges of its mantis-like wings are used to good effect in crippling its prey.

History and background[edit]

Sternmetal Horizons and DagMet AG have invested billions of credits in establishing heavily automated mining operations on the surface of the world. Initial surveys of the late 600s revealed meteoric lodes of numerous naturally occurring elements. These elements are invaluable as trace doping agents in the production of superdense alloys.

The system population approaches ten thousand at times, although almost all of these are corporate mining crews working six-month tours of duty. Surface crews are commonly paid hazardous duty rates. In addition to the fearsome climate and the danger of handling radioactive ores, they must face the surviving local fauna which includes many formidable avian and aquatic predators.

References and contributors[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com