Sal Marda (world)

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Sal Marda/Annistu (Far Home 0535)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population8 Moderate (300 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F1 V M4 VI
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 5
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Sal Marda is a rich, moderate population desert world with no free-standing water and a population over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in size.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Sal Marda Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Sal Marda Primary Primary Yellow-White F1 V
Sal Marda Companion Secondary Red M4 VI 2730 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Alsana-Sal Marda System[edit]

The primary is Alsana, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 7.18 Sols, a mass of 1.62 Sols, and a diameter of 2.282 million km. The inner system consists of (II-I) a vacuum inner world, (II-II) a trace atmosphere inner world, (III) a very thin atmosphere radworld, (IV) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, and (V) Sal Marda, designated the mainworld – orbital position (I) is empty. (VI) a sparse stony planetoid belt lies within the habitable zone. (VII) a ringed large gas giant, (VIII-I) a small gas giant, and (VIII-II) a ringed small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Tasca Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Tasca, a red subdwarf star that lies approximately 2,730 AU from Alsana. It has a luminosity of 0.0038 Sols, a mass of 0.114 Sols, and a diameter of 167,000 km. (I) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (II) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (III) a small gas giant, and (IV) a small ice giant form the outer system. Most of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(V) Sal Marda[edit]

(V) Sal Marda is designated the mainworld. It orbits Alsana at a mean distance of 1.72 AU (257.3 million km), within the H– region of the inner system. It has an orbital period of 1 year 282 days and a rotation period of 43 hours. The axial tilt is 12 degrees. Sal Marda has a diameter of 7,823 km, a density of 4.64 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.52 G. The world is geologically inert. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, with a mean surface pressure of 0.92 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen (N2), 18% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 2% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water. Mean surface temperature: 64°C. The climate is rated as Very Hot and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and powerful weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 192 million km², Land surface area: 188 million km², Water surface area: 4 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Alsana-Sal Marda System[edit]

Sal Marda, the mainworld, has primitive native life, consisting almost entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

Tasca Subsystem[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Sal Marda has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Sal Marda possesses a Technology Level of TL–5.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion, and the most fundamental atomic energy.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ground cars or automobiles and tracked vehicles.
    • Water: Large ships and submersibles with steel hulls.
    • Air: Early aircraft including seaplanes and very early unmanned rockets.

World government[edit]

Sal Marda has an Impersonal Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies which are insulated from the governed.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Population 294,000,000.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

Sal Marda was the regional headquarters of Far Rim Mining, part of the Rimward Opportunities Development Organization.

The class A starport was destroyed in 5341AD, falling from orbit and leaving a huge scar on the surface of the world. The cause of its destruction has never been determined, but is considered most likely to be a deliberate act of terrorism. It has never been rebuilt.

When Far Rim Mining collapsed as an organisation the world was systematically stripped of almost of its infrastructure and assets, leaving a huge displaced population. The demolition of the world was nearly complete and the local technological base utterly crashed. The asset-stripping was resisted in many locations and led to a great deal of violence, with thousands of casualties on both sides.

World Timeline[edit]

UWP Listing[edit]

  • Far Rim Mining headquarters, ca 5200AD: UWP A56079C-B
  • "The Crash" (following the destruction of the orbital port and the systematic stripping of the world's assets), ca 5375AD: UWP D56077C-5

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