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|Skye/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2018)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||K8 V M6 V|
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)
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
Skye Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Skye Primary Primary Orange K8 V "Charlie" Skye Companion Secondary Red M6 V "Flora"
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)
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)
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- J. Andrew Keith. Far Traveller 1 (FASA, 1982), TBD.
- Dale Kemper. Far Traveller 2 (FASA, 1983), TBD.
- Jim Cunningham, John Harshman, J. Andrew Keith, Marc W. Miller, Gordon Sheridan. Atlas of the Imperium (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), TBD.
- J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller, John Harshman. Aslan (Game Designers Workshop, 1984), TBD. (named but no further data)
- William H. Keith Jr.. Duneraiders (Gamelords, 1984), TBD.
- J. Andrew Keith. Ascent to Anekthor (Gamelords, 1984), TBD.
- J. Andrew Keith. Pilot's Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector (Gamelords, 1984), TBD. (data-generated)
- J. Andrew Keith. Escape (Marischal Adventures, 1987), TBD.
- Gary L. Thomas. The Travellers' Digest 16 (Digest Group Publications, 1989), TBD.
- James Holden, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Terrance McInnes. Vilani & Vargr (Digest Group Publications, 1990), TBD. (dot map provided)
- Peter G. Celella, James Holden. Solomani & Aslan (Digest Group Publications, 1991), TBD. (dot map provided)
- Loren Wiseman. Challenge 54 (Game Designers' Workshop, 1991), 20.
- Kevin Knight. "Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector." Traveller Chronicle 05 (1994): TBD.
- Kevin Knight. Traveller Chronicle 06 (Sword of the Knight Publications, 1994), TBD.
- Kevin Knight. "A Pilot's Guide to the Caledon Subsector." Traveller Chronicle 07 (1995): TBD.
- William H. Keith Jr., J. Andrew Keith. Scam (Cargonaut Press, 1998), TBD.
- Paul Sanders, J. Andrew Keith. Reaver's Deep Sector Sourcebook (Cargonaut Press, 1998), TBD.
- Steve Jackson, Loren Wiseman. Alien Races 4 (Steve Jackson Games, 2001), TBD.
- Brett Kruger. Into the Deep 4 (BKP, 2011), TBD.
- EXTERNAL LINK: Into the Deep #1 Link
- EXTERNAL LINK: Archive.org RingSurf Reavers' Deep Net Ring by Author & Contributor: Keven R. Pittsinger of the RingSurf Reavers' Deep Net Ring
- EXTERNAL LINK: Caledon Subsector - Jimmy Simpson
- EXTERNAL LINK: Non-Canon Traveller Library (defunct)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Mitchberg
- Author & Contributor: IISS Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer Ensign Phillips
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science