Petrarch (world)

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Petrarch/Dunmag (Deneb 1712)
Milieu 1116
B554853-8
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population8 Moderate (200 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary K6 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 5925
Army Size (BEs) 2000
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
B79-2
ResourcesBAbundant
Labor7Moderate (20 million)
Infrastructure9 Extensive
Efficiency-2Fair
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 554
GWP (BCr) 457
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 3,417
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 190,000
Port employees 360
Port passengers (annual) 1,200

Petrarch has a ideal environment and a balance of available water for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. The system supports a population in the 100's of millions, which makes it too urbanized to make it an agricultural world. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Dunmag Subsector of Deneb Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Petrarch, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a baronet, and the feifdom of a viscount. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships and an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 

Petrarch/Namidshur (Deneb 1712)
New Era
B554853-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population8 Moderate (500 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 592A
Army Size (BEs) 1200
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
B79+3
ResourcesBAbundant
Labor7Moderate (50 million)
Infrastructure9 Extensive
Efficiency+3Improved
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 2,079
GWP (BCr) 1,024
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 20,459
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 266,000
Port employees 2,825
Port passengers (annual) 37,600

Era: New Era

Petrarch system has a population between 10 and 100 million sophonts. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Namidshur Subsector of Deneb Sector. This world has a nearby Regency Naval Base, capable of handling warships and a Regency Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Petrarch Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Petrarch Primary Orange K6 V


System Data[edit]

Lurent planetoid ships may be found in the system’s Oort clouds.

World Data[edit]

The world is a hot house with a very high amount of moisture in its atmosphere due to evaporation. The world is subject to massive downpours, which will evaporate into steaming, swirling ground fog known as "kettleclouds."

World Geography & Topography[edit]

A highly diverse ecosystem has evolved in this environment, and the continents are covered in forests of small but hardy shrub- and chapparal-like plants.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

A number of local flora varieties are cultivated for export, but the largest crop is an oilseed plant known as Kinwickseed. Kinwick oil is similar in properties to more common cooking oils like canola and corn oil, but it is incompatible with human and Vargr chemistry, and will simply pass through the body without being absorbed. The existence of this simple fat substitute makes Kinwick oil a very desirable commodity across Deneb, and as nearly all of it must be acquired on Petrarch, high demand brings a relative measure of prosperity to its growers.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Petrarch, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

No information yet available.

World Technology Level[edit]

No information yet available.

World Government[edit]

No information yet available.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Most of Petrarch's local industry is concentrated around the manufacture of spare parts and simple consumer goods for sale and trade with the Regency Frontier and nearby Interface. The local shipyards are owned by the planetary government, and produce a limited number of TL-10 and 11 designs for other planetary governments and local businesses.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Petrarch is the most heavily populated and industrialised of the worlds in the Karst cluster, though it is unimpressive even by the more modest standards of the Regency.

World Culture[edit]

Most of the populace lives in small communities that dot the world, most being excavated out of the ground to reduce cooling needs. The oppressive day time conditions forces people to seek shade or shelter indoors, and the world only comes to life during the early evening hours, and it is usually during this time when most business and recreation is resolved. Because of this life cycle, Petrarchians often give the misleading impression of slowness or laziness, only to strike in a mad frenetic burst of incredible productivity. These people generally disdain frills or luxuries, and tend to be disparaging of offworlders who come to Petrarch unprepared for the local climate.

Historical Data[edit]

Petrarch is one of two worlds in Deneb Sector named after an important Renaissance poet, the other being Ronsard (Deneb 1830).

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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