Shosia (world)

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Shosia/Orret (Far Home 2122)
Classic Era (1115)
B55A420-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population4 Moderate (20 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K2 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Shosia is a nonindustrial water world, which has 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water.

  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 10% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Orret Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Shosia Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Shosia Primary Orange K2 V


System Data[edit]

Tish-Shosia System[edit]

The primary is Tish, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.284 Sols, a mass of 0.723 Sols, and a diameter of 1.073 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a trace atmosphere inner world, and (II) Shosia, designated the mainworld. (III-I) a standard atmosphere hospitable world, and (III-II) thin atmosphere] hospitable world have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (IV) a very thin atmosphere] hospitable world, (V) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (VI-I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VI-II) a ringed small gas giant, (VII) a large gas giant, (VIII) a small ice giant, and (IX) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(II) Shosia[edit]

(II) Shosia is designated the mainworld. It orbits Tish at a mean distance of 0.45 AU (67.3 million km), within the within the H– region of the inner system. It has an orbital period of 129 days 16 hours and a rotation period of 27 hours. The axial tilt is 4 degrees. Shosia has a diameter of 8,740 km, a density of 5.86 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.73 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.62 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Shosia is a water world, with approximately 98.7% of the surface covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 1.2m. Mean surface temperature: 23°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

Shosia retains a single natural satellite, a temperate very thin atmosphere hospitable world named Basu:

(IIa) Basu (UWP F334314-A, orbiting at 30 Diameters/260,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 240 million km², Water surface area: 237 million km², Land surface area: 3 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Tish-Shosia System[edit]

Shosia, the mainworld, lying in orbital position (II) (within the H– region of the inner system) has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

  • Basu, Shosia's temperate marginally hospitable moon has extensive native life, consisting of minute multicellular organisms that can be found in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (III-I) (within the habitable zone) has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (III-II) (within the habitable zone) 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.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (IV) (within the H+ region of the outer system) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Shosia has a good quality starport.

  • A Class B Starport Facility has not very well developed shipyards and is only capable of producing spaceships.
  • 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. Such ports rarely have more than one of each kind of port.

World technology level[edit]

Shosia possesses a Technology Level of TL–11 or TL-B in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Shosia has a Participatory Democracy government.

  • It is a government by advice and consent of the citizen.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Democracy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State.

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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