Tal Varisa (world)

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Tal Varisa/Velous (Far Home 0911)
Classic Era (1115)
A87799A-B
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population9 High (6 billion)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G1 V D
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
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Tal Varisa is a high-population, industrial world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • Its economy is rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to rapidly improve barring outside forces.
  • It is a member of the Firstworlds in the Velous Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • This world-system hosts a Military Base, usually associated with military ground forces, which may be located on or off-world.
  • About 90% of the population is composed of baseline humans.
  • About 10% of the population is composed of Hoppers.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Tal Varisa Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Tal Varisa Primary Primary Yellow G1 V None
Tal Varisa Companion Secondary White Dwarf D Close orbit around primary

System Data[edit]

Durad-Ishisa-Tal Varisa System[edit]

The primary is Durad, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1.102 Sols, a mass of 1.02 Sols and a diameter of 1.567 million km. It retains Ishida, a dwarf companion star, in a close orbit. Ishida has a luminosity of 0.0003 Sols, a mass of 0.42 Sols and a diameter of 18,100 km. The inner system consists of (II) a vacuum worldlet, and (III) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world – orbital position (I) is empty. (IV) Tal Varisa orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (VI) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VII) a ringed large gas giant, (VIII) a large gas giant, (IX) a vacuum iceworld, (X) a small gas giant, and (XI) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Tal Varisa[edit]

(IV) Tal Varisa is designated the mainworld. It orbits Durad and Ishida at a mean distance of 1.02 AU (153 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 313 days 13 hours and a rotation period of 29.5 hours. The axial tilt is 21 degrees. Tal Varisa has a diameter of 13,026 km, a density of 5.62 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.04 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.05 bar and a composition of 76% nitrogen (N2), 22% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by pollens of organic origin: at altitudes in excess of 1500m the taint is negligible. Approximately 72% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.5m. Mean surface temperature: 14°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and powerful weather systems, driven by the star and the oceans, sweep across the globe.

Satellites:[edit]

Tal Varisa retains two natural satellites, a vacuum worldlet named Versal and a thin atmosphere hospitable world named Vance:

(IVa) Versal (UWP G200000-0, orbiting at 25 Diameters/325,000 km)
(IVb) Vance (UWP F44366A-A, orbiting at 40 Diameters/520,000 km).

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 533 million km², Water surface area: 384 million km², Land surface area: 149 million km². There are two large continents: fertile Samarna, in the northern temperate zone, and arid Thalios, straddling the equator. There are three small continents, mountainous Aspax, forested Gurn and subarctic Garvey, all lying in the southern hemisphere. Subcontinental landmasses, smaller islands and long chains of archipelagos dot the globe. The major bodies of water are the the Great Southern Ocean, the Ocean of Stars, the Central Sea, and the Surge Sea. There are large icecaps at both poles.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Durad-Ishisa-Tal Varisa System[edit]

The hot marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (III) (within the H– region of the inner system) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and moisture. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

Tal Varisa, the mainworld, has extensive and abundant native life. Flora is prolific and abundant and tends to have dense, tall stems and grow in distinct clusters. Foliage is generally flat and circular and primarily green in colour. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal. Almost all flora are flowering and whilst beautiful to look at they produce vast amounts of airborne pollen: these trigger severe allergic responses in humans including acute respiratory problems. Fauna follows a wide variety of body patterns but the prevalent form is Trilateral HS-TB-AN-LL-N, with cartilage interiors, hemolymph fluids and skin exteriors. Most native organisms are digestible by humans: most have a bitter flavour that is something of an acquired taste.

  • Vance, Tal Varisa's hospitable outer moon has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

  • The Varisan Quad Jumper is an odd local species.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Tal Varisa is one of the original Seven Colonies and has been populated for far more than three millennia.

World starport[edit]

Tal Varisa has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • 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. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.
  • Status: peace footing (government modifier x1.15).
  • Construction Restrictions:
    • Maximum TL: TL 11
    • Maximum Jump: Jump-2
    • Maximum Hull Size: 99,999 dTons
  • Naval Capacity: 6,900,000 dTons
  • Mercantile Capacity: 34,500,000 dTons

Facilities[edit]

Port facilities within the system include:

World technology level[edit]

Tal Varisa possesses a Technology Level of TL–11 or TL-B in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Tal Varisa has an Impersonal Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies which are insulated from the governed.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World military[edit]

UWP: A877A9A-B TL–11, Port Capacity 6,900,000 dTons Military Base. One of the major ship building hubs for the Distant Fringe. The Military Base is protected by orbital weapon platforms and deep meson gun sites.

Troop Strength: Army: 120,000 Battalions deployed as 240 Field Armies Marines: 2,020 Battalions in 101 Marine Divisions

Fleet Assets include:

World economy[edit]

  • Resources: D (Very abundant)
  • Labor: 8 (Hundreds of millions)
  • Infrastructure: D (Comprehensive)
  • Efficiency: +4 (Advanced)

Trade data[edit]

Tal Varisa is the major hub of the Scybrian Run Star Lane.

A number of important companies have their headquarters at Tal Varisa:

World Demographics[edit]

Population: 5,870,000,000

  • Native Non-Human Races:
    • Hoppers: 590 million (10% of the population), concentrated within hives in human communities.
    • Edur: 700,000 (less than 0.01% of the population), largely concentrated within urban areas.
    • Temelik: 80,000 (less than 0.01% of the population), widely dispersed across the world.

Urbanization[edit]

Capital and prime city: Carrington (population 80 million), located on the northern coast of the continent of Thalios.

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: C (Fragmented)
  • Acceptance: D (Extremely xenophilic)
  • Strangeness: 8
  • Symbols: D

World timeline[edit]

Tal Varisa was one of the original Seven Colonies and the first world to be officially colonised by humans within the Distant Fringe, in 2255AD. It was the location at the heart of Year One. It was the capital of the Second Confederation, it was the seat of the Traditionalist faction and the Redoubt Party during the civil wars, and was also the capital of the Third Confederation. It maintained a relatively high level of technology during the Dark Age. It was the location of the incidents that occurred during Slaver Year and was quick to reemerge onto the interstellar stage during the Renaissance.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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