Tasak (world)

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Tasak/Orret (Far Home 2425)
Classic Era (1115)
E422631-8
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M4 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Tasak 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 Orret Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Tasak Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Tasak Primary Red M4 V


System Data[edit]

Musan-Tasak System[edit]

The primary is Musan, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0136 Sols, a mass of 0.3626 Sols, and a diameter of 551,000 km. (I) Tasak, designated the mainworld, (II) a very thin atmosphere radworld, (III-I) a ringed exotic atmosphere bigworld, (III-II) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (IV) a trace atmosphere iceworld, and (V) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Tasak[edit]

(I) Tasak is designated the mainworld. It orbits Musan at a mean distance of 0.15 AU (22.4 million km), within the outer system. It has an orbital period of 35 days 6 hours: it is tidally locked to Musan. The axial tilt is 0 degrees. Tasak has a diameter of 6,230 km, a density of 3.83 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.34 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Musan cause frequent geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.32 bar and a composition of 82% nitrogen (N2), 15% abiotic oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), and 1% Xenon (Xe), water vapor (H2O), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 20 rads per hour. Approximately 22% of the surface is covered in sheets of water ice and lakes of water kept liquid by heat generated by radiological activity. Mean surface temperature: -35°C. The climate is rated as Cold and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and weak weather systems driven by the star drift across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 122 million km², Land surface area: 97 million km², Ice and water surface area: 27 million km².

  • Oxygen contained deep within the world's interior is released by outgassing and serves to renew the atmosphere: it continuously reacts with surface materials and other atmospheric gases, gradually reducing the percentage of oxygen in the air.
  • Tasak 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]

Musan-Tasak System[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Tasak has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Tasak possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft.

World government[edit]

Tasak has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • 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]

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.

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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