Polyphemus (world)

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Polyphemus/Capella (Solomani Rim 1537)
Interstellar Wars
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size3 Small (4,800 km)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren ()
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
PopulationA High (20 billion)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V M3 V M0 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 4
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Polyphemus is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

Polyphemus is a freak among worlds. Long ago, it became tide-locked to its red-dwarf primary, its volatile compounds freezing out on the night side. Quite recently, however (in the last million years or so) some cataclysmic event restarted the planet's rotation with respect to its primary. How this happened is not yet known, although it's clear that there was a massive release of energy. Most of the planet's surface rocks show signs of melting, and the planet's core is much warmer than would be expected for such a small world.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Polyphemus Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Polyphemus Primary Primary Red M1 V
Polyphemus Companion Secondary Red M3 V
Polyphemus Far Companion Tertiary Red M0 V

IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1537 Polyphemus (Solomani)

Starport: Class V.

Diameter: 3,400 miles (5,400 km). Gravity: 0.38g.
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 80%.
Climate: Cold.
Population: 20 billion.
Government: Dictatorship.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 6.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Polyphemus is a high-population world located within Capella Subsector of the Solomani Rim. The system is part of the Near Boötes Cluster and a member of the Solomani Confederation.

Non-canon: Polyphemus (Solomani Rim 1537) is a prosperous, science-oriented world and is the home of the Polypheman Scientific Academy, a university specializing in robotics and xenosciences, as well as one of the few Hiver embassies in human space.

Polyphemus is the homeworld of High Councilor Kathleen Ryan-Cox, minister of science and technology.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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