Parfitt (world)

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Parfitt/Erven (Bourne 2035)
Classic Era (1115)
E220000-0
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K7 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Parfitt is a poor, barren desert world with no overt population, government, or law level.


Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Parfitt Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Parfitt Primary Orange K7 V


System Data[edit]

Gurquan-Parfitt System[edit]

The primary is Garquan, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.064 Sols, a mass of 0.5376 Sols, and a diameter of 778,000 km. (I) Parfitt orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (II) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (III) a trace atmosphere radworld, (IV) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (V-I) a small gas giant, (V-II) a small ice giant, and (VI) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Parfitt[edit]

(I) Parfitt is designated the mainworld. It orbits Garquan at a mean distance of 0.17 AU (25.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 34 days 22 hours: it is tidally locked to Garquan. The axial tilt is 2 degrees. Parfitt has a diameter of 2,877 km, a density of 4.22 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.17 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.35 bar and a composition of 88% nitrogen (N2), 11% abiotic oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen, the lack of atmospheric humidity, and large quantities of airborne silicates and dust. Less than 0.1% of the surface is covered in lakes and pools of liquid water. Mean surface temperature: 43°C. The climate is rated as Hot and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems driven by the star drift across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 26 million km². Water surface area: approximately 30,000 km². Parfitt is a parched desert world with lakes of liquid water located in the twilight regions.

  • The oxygen in the atmosphere is abiotic in origin, produced by the photocatalytic reaction between UV energy radiating from the star and titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is found in surface minerals such as ilmenite.
  • Parfitt is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Gurquan-Parfitt System[edit]

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

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information currently available

World Starport[edit]

Parfitt has a frontier quality starport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Parfitt possesses a Technology Level of TL–0.

  • These worlds often contain a Proto-Sophont species beginning to establish a nascent civilization and society.
  • This world is in its Alpha Period and has not yet been interfered with by a higher technology civilization.
  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Bodily communicative apparati, courier-runners, and smoke signals.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Bodily muscle.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Bodily locomotion, riding beasts, and litters or sedan chairs.
    • Water: Swimming, rafts, and canoes.
    • Air: Typically not available unless a bodily ability.

World Government[edit]

Parfitt 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 currently available

World Economy[edit]

No information currently available

Trade Data[edit]

No information currently available

World Demographics[edit]

Parfitt is unpopulated.

World Culture[edit]

No information currently available

Urbanization[edit]

No information currently available

Historical Data[edit]

No information currently available

World Timeline[edit]

No information currently available

UWP Listing[edit]

No information currently available

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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