Saraha (world)

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Saraha/Foralin (Far Home 1032)
Classic Era (1115)
C370655-5
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (4 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F3 IV
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3
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Saraha is a nonindustrial desert hellworld with a population struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • This world has no free-standing water.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Foralin Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Saraha Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Saraha Primary Yellow-White F3 IV


System Data[edit]

Tuara-Saraha System[edit]

The primary is Tuara, a white subgiant star. It has a luminosity of 14.8 Sols, a mass of 2.2 Sols, and a diameter of 3.673 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, (II) a trace atmosphere radworld, (III) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (IV) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, and (V) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world. (VI) Saraha orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VII) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (VIII) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (IX-I) a large gas giant, (IX-II) a ringed large gas giant, (X-I) a ringed small gas giant, and (X-II) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VI) Saraha[edit]

(VI) Saraha is designated the mainworld. It orbits Tuara at a mean distance of 3.12 AU (466.8 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 3 years 261 days and a rotation period of 29 hours. The axial tilt is 15 degrees. Saraha has a diameter of 5,425 km, a density of 3.24 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.25 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.89 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% abiotic oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the lack of water vapor in the atmosphere and large amounts of airborne silicates and dust. Approximately 0.4% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water. Mean surface temperature: 41°C. The climate is rated as Hot and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and moderate weather systems driven by the star drive across the globe.

Satellites[edit]

Saraha retains two natural satellites, a tiny vacuum worldlet named Jolo and a cratered vacuum worldlet named Bagan:

(VIa) Jolo (UWP YS00000-0, orbiting at 5 Diameters/27,000 km)
(VIb) Bagan (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting at 55 Diameters/300,0000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 92 million km², Land surface area: 91.6 million km², Water surface area: 400,000 km².

  • The oxygen in the atmosphere is abiotic in origin, produced by the photocatalytic reaction between the high levels of UV energy radiating from the star and titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is found in surface minerals such as ilmenite.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Tuara-Saraha System[edit]

The large gas giant lying in orbital position (IX-I) (within the outer system) has jovionoid lifeforms within its atmosphere.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Saraha 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]

Saraha 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]

Saraha has a Feudal Technocracy government.

  • It is a government by specific individuals for those who agree to be ruled. Relationships are based on the performance of technical activities which are mutually-beneficial.
  • 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]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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