Sopol (world)

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Sopol/Abidal (Halcyon 2811)
Classic Era (1115)
C787875-6
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (900 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A3 IV
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Sopol is a pre-agricultural, rich garden world with a moderate population of over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • Garden worlds are known for their near-ideal utopian environments conducive to most sophonts, plants, animals, and other forms of life.
  • It is a pre-agricultural world with an environment suitable for large scale agricultural and livestock industries that have not yet been widely developed.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
  • This is a temperate world, with a climate of pleasant, average temperatures, considered to be an ideal or near-ideal environment by many different sophont species.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Abidal Subsector of Halcyon Sector.


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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

  • This world lies within the Rissa Gateway region.
  • Sopol is the major component in the Sopol-Polos binary planet system.

Monostellar System[edit]

Sopol Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Sopol Primary White A3 IV None


System Data[edit]

Nasvadak-Sopol System[edit]

The primary is Nasvadak, a white subgiant star. It has a luminosity of 84.6 Sols, a mass of 4.8 Sols and a diameter of 3.284 million km. The inner system consists of (II) a dense rocky planetoid belt, (III) a vacuum worldlet, (IV) a vacuum inner world, (V) an exotic atmosphere radworld, and (VI) a trace atmosphere worldlet – orbital position (I) is empty. (VII-I) Sopol, designated the mainworld, and (VII-II) Polos, a dense atmosphere hospitable world, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (VIII) a thin atmosphere iceworld, (IX) a ringed large gas giant, (X) a large gas giant, and (XI) a small gas giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

(VII) Sopol-Polos Shared Orbit[edit]

(VII-I) Sopol and (VII-II) Polos both lie within the habitable zone and have a shared orbit.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VII-I) Sopol[edit]

(VII-I) Sopol is designated the mainworld. It orbits Nasvadak at a mean distance of 4.8 AU (718 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 4 years 292 days and a rotation period of 43.5 hours. The axial tilt is 12 degrees. Sopol has a diameter of 11,303 km, a density of 4.83 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.75 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.92 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, and 1% argon, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. Approximately 69% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 1m. Mean surface temperature: 26°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and powerful weather systems, driven by the star and the oceans, sweep across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Satellite[edit]

Sopol retains a single natural satellite, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Gasta:

(VII-Ia) Gasta (UWP Y200000-0, orbiting at 20 Diameters/225,000 km)

Geography & Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 401 million km², Land surface area: 124 million km², Water surface area: 277 million km².There are three major continents, one in the northern hemisphere and two in the southern hemisphere. Many large islands and archipelagos dot the seas. The oceans are deep and have large tidal ranges.

Secondary World Data[edit]

(VII-II) Polos[edit]

(VII-II) Polos (UWP H686435-5) is designated a dense atmosphere hospitable world. It orbits Nasvadak at a mean distance of 5.8 AU (868 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 6 years 137 days and a rotation period of 28.5 hours. The axial tilt is 15 degrees. Polos has a diameter 10,104 km, a density of 5.12 g/cm³, and a surface gravity 0.73 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.79 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen, 19% oxygen, and 1% argon, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. Approximately 57% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 1m. Mean surface temperature: 8°C. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems, driven by the star and the oceans, sweep across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Satellite[edit]

World retains a single natural satellite, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Hesopod:

(VII-IIa) Hesopod (UWP Y200000-0, orbiting at 20 Diameters/200,000 km)

Geography & Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 321 million km², Land surface area: 138 million km², Water surface area: 183 million km². There are three major continents, one in the northern hemisphere and two in the southern hemisphere. Many large islands and archipelagos dot the seas. The oceans are deep and have large tidal ranges.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Both Sopol and Polos have extensive, abundant native life, with organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions power the processes of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Sopol 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]

Sopol possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

World Government[edit]

Sopol has a Balkanized Government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

World Military[edit]

There are several nation states on this world. Each fields their own military forces. Several nations share vehicle designs. Sopolian Regimental Combat Teams are typical units.

World Economy[edit]

Sopol prides itself on being largely self-sufficient.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Sopol has a population of 900 million sophonts, primarily humans of Terran descent. There is a small domestic population of Hoppers.

World Culture[edit]

Conservative (enterprising), competetive (militant), discordant (friendly).

Urbanization[edit]

Each nation is centered on a capital city and has many smaller cities, towns and hamlets within its territory. Each nation is heavily settled and few areas of the surface remain as pre-settlement wilderness. Road and rail networks cross the land, and most large communities have airports.

Historical Data[edit]

Sopol is one of the original Seven Colonies.

World Timeline[edit]

  • 2256AD. The first human outpost is established on Sopol.
  • 2271AD. The first Hopper hive is established. The Hoppers assist in raising infants grown in GenPods.
  • 2301AD. The population of Sopol exceeds 1 million.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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