Skye (world)

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Skye/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2018)
Classic Era (1115)
E799751-5
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population7 Moderate (30 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K8 V M6 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Skye is a preindustrial world.

  • As a preindustrial world, this planet cannot yet manufacture enough high-technology resources to support 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 world hopes to one day be one of the subsectors industrial powerhouses, but hasn't realized that dream yet. The leaders of this world are regularly embarking on trade missions to attract more investment capital, worker-immigrants, and other necessary stepping stones to achieve this goal.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Scotian Deep Subsector of the Reaver's Deep Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

The two chief exports of Skye are:

These two products are produced by the world's mariculture industry.

  • Matweed is also the source of the dangerous pollen in the atmosphere.
  • Roughly 80% of all humans who breathe matweed pollen are subject to a severe allergic reaction which has been known to cause almost immediate death, and which is at best highly distressing and uncomfortable while it lasts.
  • Filter masks and conditioned residences are essential to avoid exposure to drifting, airborne pollen.
  • This system is part of Rob Roy's Run.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Skye Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Skye Primary Primary Orange K8 V "Charlie"
Skye Companion Secondary Red M6 V "Flora"


System Data[edit]

Primary: Close binary system. Charlie, spectral class F8V. ICN S4G0404F8V. Mass 1.144 standard. Stellar diameter 1.178 standard. Luminosity 2.126 standard. Flora, spectral class M0VII. ICN S4G0408M0VII. Mass .154 standard. Stellar diameter .256 standard. Luminosity .011 standard.

Planetary System: Five major bodies. One inhabited world (Skye, II). Two gas giants. One planetoid belts

II Skye: Mean orbital radius, 110.7 million kilometers (.74 AU). Period 204.1 days. One satellites. Diameter, 12594 kilometers. Density, 1.0 standard. Mass, 0.67 standard. Mean surface gravity, 0.88G. Rotation period: 23 hours, 35 minutes, 11 seconds. Axial inclination 25°26'12.1". Albedo, 0.52. Surface atmospheric pressure, 2.0 atm. Composition, oxygen-nitrogen mix tainted occasionally by airborne pollen. CAUTION: POLLEN MAY CAUSE SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS. FILTER MASKS ADVISED FOR ALL ATMOSPHERIC BREATHING! Hydrographic percentage, 94%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 19°C.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Remarks: Skye is best remembered in romantic fiction within the Principality of Caledon as the world where Admiral Earl Maxwell was able to shake government pursuit after his ship crashlanded on the planet during the flight that followed his defeat at the Battle of Dunbarton. With the help of a handful of companions, Maxwell went to ground on Skye for several months, eventually linking up with a frigate from Germaine (Reavers' Deep 2019) which helped him escape from searching Caledonian marines. The story of the Earl's sojurn on Skye is now a popular subject for historical novels, ballads, and other stories. Skye is actually not as romantic as setting as the stories might lead one to believe. Primarily ocean-covered, only 6% of the surface area is land. The primary industries are all ocean-related, as might be expected.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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