Sokarn (world)

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Sokarn/Velous (Far Home 1120)
Classic Era (1115)
C322620-9
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (9 million)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0
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Sokarn is a poor, non-agricultural and nonindustrial hellworld with a population struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes even hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Velous Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Sokarn Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Sokarn Primary Red M1 V


System Data[edit]

Arbo-Sokarn System[edit]

The primary is Arbo, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0334 Sols, a mass of 0.4574 Sols, and a diameter of 711,000 km. (I-I) Sokarn, designated the mainworld, and (I-II) an exotic atmosphere radworld have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (II) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, and (III) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-I) Sokarn[edit]

(I-I) Sokarn is designated the mainworld. It orbits Ketet at a mean distance of 0.16 AU (23.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 336 days 6 hours: it is tidally locked to Ketet. The axial tilt is 2 degrees. Sokarn has a diameter of 4,681 km, a density of 4.51 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.30 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Ketet cause constant geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.17 bar and a composition of 88% nitrogen (N2), 11% abiotic oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen and the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 5 rads per hour. Approximately 17% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice and lakes of water, kept liquid by geothermal heat generated by pockets of radioactives present in the lithosphere. Mean surface temperature: -22°C. The climate is rated as Cold and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and minor weather systems driven by the star drift across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 69 million km², Land surface area: 57 million km², Ice and water surface area: 12 million km².

  • The oxygen in the atmosphere is abiotic in origin, produced by the photocatalytic reaction between UV energy radiating from the star and titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is found in surface minerals such as ilmenite.
  • Sokarn is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Ketet-Sokarn System[edit]

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

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Sokarn 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]

Sokarn possesses a Technology Level of TL–0.

  • These worlds often contain a Proto-Sophont species beginning to establish a nascent civilization and society.
  • This world is in its Alpha Period and has not yet been interfered with by a higher technology civilization.
  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Bodily communicative apparati, courier-runners, and smoke signals.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Bodily muscle.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Bodily locomotion, riding beasts, and litters or sedan chairs.
    • Water: Swimming, rafts, and canoes.
    • Air: Typically not available unless a bodily ability.

World Government[edit]

Sokarn has no well-defined government structure. It is an Anarchy.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

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.

Urbanization[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.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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