Rhylanor (world)

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Rhylanor/Rhylanor (Spinward Marches 2716)
Milieu 1116
A434934-F
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population9 High (8 billion)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 7D3D
Army Size (BEs) 500
Economic Details
Technology Level 15
Economic Extension
C8G+2
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor8Moderate (800 million)
InfrastructureG Very comprehensive
Efficiency+2Good
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 3,072
GWP (BCr) 120,000
World Trade Number 6
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 675,710
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 7,200,000
Port employees 71,515
Port passengers (annual) 415,600

Rhylanor is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size. The world serves as the capital for the subsector. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Rhylanor Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Rhylanor, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a count and the Subsector duke. 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. 


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Rhylanor is a smallish, normal climate planet with a very thin oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere located in a cluster of three star systems just off the Spinward Main. As such it provides a useful short cut for high-Jump vessels and Xboats but is inaccessible to most commercial ships. The majority of traffic into Rhylanor comes via the Celepina-Jae Tellona link or from Fulacin to Porozlo.

Monostellar System[edit]

Rhylanor Primary Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Rhylanor Primary Primary Red M2 V None


IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2716 Rhylanor (Imperial) - Green Zone

Starport: Class V (Class A) - Naval & Scout bases.

Diameter: 3,978 miles (6,400 km). Gravity: 0.50g.
Atmosphere: Very Thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 40%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 8.3 billion sophonts.
Government: Oligarchy (hereditary nobility).
Control Level: 3.
Tech Level: GTL12 / TL-15.
World Trade Number: 12.

System Data[edit]

The bright supergiant star Deneb is visible in Rhylanor's sky even during the daytime.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Rhylanor occupies the innermost orbit of its star system, at a distance of 0.21 AUs from its primary, with an orbital period of about 54.9 standard days. Rhylanor's axis is tilted to the plane of its orbit by approximately 15o. Its retrograde rotational period of 10.98 standard days causes Rhylanor to make exactly five rotations per revolution about its sun. From the vantage point of Rhylanor's surface, the sun rises in the west and travels eastward, completing one local day every 9.15 standard days, sunrise to sunrise. [2]

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

Rhylanor has a pressure of 0.10 to 0.42 atmospheres.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Rhylanor has a diameter of about 6400 km, and has a large, dense core, resulting in a surface gravity of about 0.50g and a surface atmospheric pressure of about 0.4 atm. [2]

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Rhylanor has primitive multi-celled native life (...similar to lichens) which maintains some free oxygen in the atmosphere, though it is not enough for humans to breathe without mechanical assistance. [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Rhylanor is the birthplace of Olav hault-Plankwell -- the first of the Emperors of the Flag. As Grand Admiral of the Marches, Olav led the March Fleet against the Outworld Coalition in the First Frontier War.

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)[edit]

Rhylanor is the home of a member or members of the Imperial Nobility, a narrow class of persons at the upper strata of Imperial society who hold noble rank.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Rhylanor has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

While the modern Rhylanor Highport is extensive and sees major traffic, the older Stanford-torus style highport that was built in the year 606 (known affectionately as "Old Station" to locals) still sees its fair share of visitors and through-traffic.

The modern Rhylanor Highport is a self-sufficient sealed habitat sustained by more than 20 bio-domes which maintain its atmosphere and contain sufficient hydroponics bays to support the entire indigenous population as well as livestock. While the majority of the facility is maintained to accommodate human and human-like biological needs, the great diversity of travellers who pass through the station has resulted in the maintenance of a number of Alternate Atmosphere Districts, collectively known as the "Alien Quarter". One of the most famous landmarks on Rhylanor Highport is the "Admiral's Fountain" - an enormous water-spout that issues from the Rhylanor Shipping Tower. The spray dissipates into a fine mist almost 2.0km wide which catch the rays of the rising sun over the planetary horizon below, creating an iridescent rainbow that locals refer to as "the jewels of Rhylanor". [3]

Rhylanor "Old Station" Highport, on the other hand, is of a dual-torus construction with an overall diameter for each "wheel" of 2100 meters, and a rim-diameter of 150 meters. One of the two tori is the main habitat (including the approximately 500 shops and businesses of Old Station's famous "Main Concourse" spanning four separate levels), while the other torus is given over to the agricultural needs of the station. [4]

While the main Rhylanor Highport is an immense orbital city, Rhylanor Down, is, by comparison, a meager affair occupying only several square kilometers, and its associated Startown is a somewhat "scruffy" place filled with those who were unsuccessful in their attempts to "strike it big". [3]

World Population (P)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

World Government (G)[edit]

Rhylanor has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

Rhylanor is nominally headed by a monarch (who is also usually an Imperial ceremonial noble), who acts as ceremonial head of state. The monarch is not an absolute ruler and operates within strict constitutional guidelines, consulting with his Privy Council whose members are drawn from the planet’s higher nobility. His power is limited by the authority of the other branches of Rhylanor's government. [2]

Rhylanor's government primarily consists of two groups, both of which are filled with Rhylanor's nobles. Membership in the government is either handed down to the oldest child in a noble family after the death of the parent, or granted by elevation due to meritorious service or achievement. [5]

One group is known as the "Three Councils"·, which make laws and determine the guilt or innocence of lawbreakers. Each council is in charge of one area of law. The Council of Rhylanor makes all local laws. The Council of Space makes all laws concerning visitors to the planet and relations of the planetary government to the Imperium and other worlds. The Council of Revenue sets taxes. [5] The planet’s High Court is a small council (drawn from the membership of the Three Councils) whose members inherit their posts. It consists of seven of the highest planetary nobles. These seven Law Lords rule on the most important cases, and also oversee all lower courts for the planet. [2]

The second main group in Rhylanor's government, performing the executive function, is known as the ·"Little Council". Its fifteen members each oversee the activities of the government in one of fifteen administrative areas. Thus separate police and armed forces are organized differently in each area, although all must enforce the same laws set by the Three Councils. [5]

The current government is relatively new to Rhylanor, the result of a constitutional convention held in 1056. [5]

World Law Level (L)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

Rhylanor possesses a Technology Level of TL–15 or TL-F in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Military[edit]

This world has a significant Imperial military presence and facilities.

Point of Interest: Naval Base[edit]

The subsector fleet has its headquarters at Rhylanor, and there is a very powerful system squadron. Rhylanor also boasts a large naval academy where young officers-to-be undergo their education and training.

Prior to the Fifth Frontier War, the naval base hosted the 212th Fleet. During the war, the fleet was used to defend the Jewell Subsector and subsequently moved there. After the war, the 23rd Fleet was moved to Rhylanor from the Lanth Subsector. [6] [7]

Point of Interest: Scout Base[edit]

Rhylanor also has a large Scout Base that acts as a communications depot for the Xboat routes as well as a regional planning and command center. The facility is quite extensive and contains training facilities for some of the more specialized scout roles.

Point of Interest: Warships' Graveyard[edit]

During the Fifth Frontier War Rhylanor was the site of several critical naval battles between the Imperial and Zhodani fleets. The Rhylanor system still contains relics of the climactic battle, in the form of the Warships Graveyard, where the shattered hulks of disabled vessels were gathered together by tugs in order to prevent their being a hazard to navigation. The whole graveyard is classified as a red zone, and patrolled to prevent any but licensed salvage operatives from entering. The area is designated as a war grave by both Zhodani and Imperial authorities.

World Economy[edit]

Several Megacorporations have their regional headquarters on Rhylanor, or at least a major installation. Some of Rhylanor's extensive shipyards are privately owned but most are either Megacorporate subsidiaries or at least partially funded by Megacorp money. Corporations with offices and facilities on Rhylanor include:

Rhylanor is also a center for industry, commerce and education. The Rhylanor Institute of Technology is one of the most prominent hard-science and technological-research institutions in the entire Imperium and is almost certainly the foremost such facility this side of Corridor Sector. The Rhylanor Polytechnic also provides advanced technical education in a number of technology-related fields. The University of Rhylanor also boasts a strong hard science and technical curriculum among its many varied and diverse degree programs, but is principally a planetary university serving the needs of the local citizenry of Rhylanor.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

Most of Rhylanor's population live in pressure-dome cities and underground habitats, though many of these are built into hills and mountainsides. In addition to Rhylanor Startown, other major settlements on Rhylanor include Leba, Liduka, Hegra, Panish, and Kikhimaa City. [8]

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture[edit]

Rhylanor has a fairly moderate society with liberal laws; most citizens view their government as a meritocracy. Entry to the world's ruling elite is most commonly gained through power and achievement. Elevation for achievement is generally linked with service to the Imperium or to Rhylanor's armed forces, though accomplishments in other areas such as science or entertainment are also rewarded in this way. Rhylanor's economy is relatively free, and taxes are low. With a law level of 4, inhabitants of Rhylanor live peaceful lives. Police are occasionally visible, but citizens are not harassed and have nothing to fear from governmental excesses.

World Arts[edit]

Rhylanor has a thriving art community. Of particular preference and popularity are live theater and non-digitized performances. [9] The computerized strategy game called Dhage was originally developed on Rhylanor in the sixth century. [10]

World Language/s[edit]

Historical Data[edit]

Rhylanor was the former home of Olav hault-Plankwell -- the first of the Emperors of the Flag. As Grand Admiral of the Marches, Olav had previously led the Marches Fleet against the Outworld Coalition in the First Frontier War before leading his forces to Capital to seize the Imperial throne.
Rhylanor is likewise the former seat of the 1st creation of the Dukes of Rhylanor, the House Alkhalikoi, from whom came the Grand Admiral of the Marches and future Empress, Arbellatra Khatami Alkhalikoi, founder of the Alkhalikoi Dynasty of Emperors.

World Timeline[edit]

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical-Era: New Era[edit]


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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