Stern-Stern (world)

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Stern-Stern/Darrian (Spinward Marches 0223)
Milieu 1116
B421558-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population5 Moderate (700 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M0 V M3 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 565B
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
845+1
Resources8Moderate
Labor4Moderate (70 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Efficiency+1Average
Importance 1
Resource Units 160
GWP (BCr) 1
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,067
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 1,105
Port passengers (annual) 1,000

Stern-Stern has a tainted unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Darrian Confederation in the Darrian Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. 100% of the world's population is the Minor Human Race Daryen.

Stern-Stern/Darrian (Spinward Marches 0223)
New Era
B421688-D
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 575D
Army size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 13
Economic Extension
855-4
Resources8Moderate
Labor5Moderate (300 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance 1
Resource Units 120
GWP (BCr) 5
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,756
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 1,100
Port employees 140
Port passengers (annual) 5,100

Era: New Era

Stern-Stern 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 member of Darrian Confederation in the Darrian Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world is an Interface world, with a quarantine inspection facility for all ships. 100% of the world's population is the Minor Human Race Daryen.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Stern-Stern Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Stern-Stern Primary Primary Red M0 V
Stern-Stern Companion Secondary Red M3 V


System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

The atmosphere is breathable but unpleasant enough that most residences have their own life support systems.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Stern-Stern 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]

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

World Government[edit]

Stern-Stern has a Feudal Technocracy government.

  • It is a government by specific individuals for those who agree to be ruled. Relationships are based on the performance of technical activities which are mutually-beneficial.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Stern-Stern specializes in heavy industry with considerable robotic help in the factories.

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.

Other Data[edit]

Stern-Stern was not one of the original Pre-Maghiz colonies of the Darrian Confederation, but was settled in the aftermath of the First Frontier War. The system, then known as 247-461, had originally been bypassed due to inadequate surveys, and except for a starport, had been ignored by the Confederation and its economic planners. The world was cursed with a very thin atmosphere, and possessed few obvious resources that would make it attractive to outside settlement.

This changed after a Sternmetal Horizons survey discovered in 576 that the world had extensive deposits of Iron, Nickel and Aluminum in large ore bodies buried under its extensive plains. Military tensions and conflict with the Zhodani, and the massive initial investment outlays required for subsurface mining delayed colonization until 603, and the Second Frontier War delayed actual exploitation of the deposits until 625.

Sternmetal, with assistance from the Darrian government, sank several deep shafts, some of up to 10kms deep, to reach the ore bodies. In doing so, the company had to compromise safety. The digging of deep shafts, in an atmosphere under severe underground pressure, on a world with very little air pressure to begin with, was a dangerous and expensive undertaking. Death due to the bends, or blowouts at the surface level, claimed a number of lives, and gave the world an unpleasant reputation. Sternmetal soon suffered a labor shortage, as skilled mining workers developed an understandable reluctance to work in the mines.

As production dipped, Sternmetal approached its fellow Megacorporation Naasirka for assistance in automating the world's production. Through a separate holding company called Sternmetal Automation, the two companies pooled their efforts and constructed a huge network of automated factories and mining complexes for extraction, processing, refinement and machining the mines output for eventual export. These complexes were probably the largest robotic factories ever constructed in the Marches before the Collapse, and still rank among the largest still extant. A major drawback was the pollution generated as a byproduct of various mining and industrial processes, but the two Sternmetal divisions (which is where the world name originates) profited enough to pay their employees very good wages and continued to deliver massive amounts of vital metals to both the Third Imperium and the Confederation.

The world was the target of major Zhodani raids during the later Frontier Wars, and of an attempted Sword World invasion during the False War, but it has remained in Darrian possession for its entire history.

But because of these factories, the Collapse and Virus posed a special threat. A controversy developed between the company and local authorities, between the Regency wanting to shut them down and the Darrians wanting to keep them running, and within their own governments between security services and industrial planning agencies. In the end, the now renamed Horizons was able to retain the factories, as the authorities came to the conclusion that more would be lost through shutting them down, and risking shortages and price hikes in resources vital to the Quarantine, than whatever viral threat they posed to the Spinward Extents.

In order to keep the factories, the company agreed to eliminate outside communication links, creating a totally self-contained and airgapped communication and control system placed in fortified military-style command centers. Horizons beefed up security around the facility, though more against outside intrusion by agitators and anti-virus radicals, than against actual Viral infection. The company still has the confidence of most of the local population, and it has eliminated most of the old silicon-based systems that made the world vulnerable, but there has been concerted action by offworld protesters and action groups to disrupt or impede local production. And while the company still enjoys the confidence of the Darrian government, a number of neighboring world governments and their citizens have staged frequent protests and passed disruptive resolutions against Horizons and the Stern-Stern world government.

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