Sting (world)

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Sting/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1525)
Milieu 1116
B645796-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6B49
Army size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
B6D+3
ResourcesBAbundant
Labor6Moderate (7 million)
InfrastructureD Comprehensive
Efficiency+3Improved
Importance 4
Resource Units 2,574
GWP (BCr) 307
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 6,615
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 80,500
Port employees 1,000
Port passengers (annual) 133,100

Sting is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

  • This world has a nearby Naval Base for support of military starships.
  • This world supports a Military Base for military ground forces. 
Sting/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1525)
New Era
B645887-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population8 Moderate (400 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6B4B
Army size (BEs) 120
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
B7D+4
ResourcesBAbundant
Labor7Moderate (40 million)
InfrastructureD Comprehensive
Efficiency+4Advanced
Importance 2
Resource Units 4,004
GWP (BCr) 805
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 45,608
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 242,000
Port employees 4,350
Port passengers (annual) 52,900

Era: New Era

Sting is a moderate population world, too many sophonts to be an agricultural world but not enough to be an industrial world. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

  • This world-system hosts a Regency Military Base For support of military ground forces.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Sting's thin atmosphere is tainted only in low-lying areas, where concentrations of heavy gases -- chlorine among others -- can be lethal to unprotected breathers. [2]

  • Sting is tidally locked to its primary, Bilbo, and orbits at a distance of 0.14 AU. Sting's continents have ground to a halt and erosion is gradually smoothing the planet flat and filling its seas with sediment.

Monostellar System[edit]

Sting Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Notes
Sting Primary Primary Red M0 V


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The majority of the planet's population lives in underground cities near the north and south poles. Sting's capital and starport, Vinduri, is located on the northwest corner of the Lyseside (light side) continent, near the north pole.

Prior to the Fifth Frontier War, Sting was a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation, but in the aftermath of the war Sting became part of the Imperial Client state known as the Border Worlds Confederation, and was the original capital. In 1116 the capital was moved from Sting to Beater (Spinward Marches 1424).

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com
  2. Martin DoughertyNeil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 72.