Tejaan (world)

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Tejaan/Aredian (Far Home 3226)
Classic Era (1115)
D975211-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population2 Low (900)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F2 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4
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Tejaan is a low-population world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in size.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Tejaan Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Tejaan Primary Yellow-White F2 V


System Data[edit]

Nimosa-Tejaan System[edit]

The primary is Nimosa, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 6.26 Sols, a mass of 1.54 Sols, and a diameter of 2.198 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (II) a vacuum inner world, (III) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (IV) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, and (V) a thin atmosphere hospitable world. (VI) Tejaan orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VII) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (VIII) a ringed small gas giant, (IX) a dense icy planetoid belt, (X) a ringed large gas giant, (XI) a small ice giant, and (XIII) a ringed large gas giant form the outer system – orbital position (XII) is empty. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VI) Tejaan[edit]

(VI) Tejaan is designated the mainworld. It orbits Nimosa at a mean distance of 2.65 AU (396.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 3 years 174 days and a rotation period of 27.5 hours. The axial tilt is 21 degrees. Tejaan has a diameter of 14,738 km, a density of 5.26 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.10 G. The world is geologically very active and has a particularly strong magnetosphere. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.08 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 22% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The atmospheric taint is caused by concentrations of metal and mineral particulates in the air. Approximately 48% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.25m. Mean surface temperature: 19°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Prime and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas sweep across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

Tejaan retains a single natural satellite, a thin atmosphere hospitable world named Ilarik:

(VIa) Ilarik (UWP Y545000-0, orbiting at 25 Diameters/370,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 682 million km², Land surface area: 355 million km², Water surface area: 327 million km². The major bodies of water are the equatorial Ocean of Platitude and the northern polar Sea of Sleet: the two are joined by smaller seas and lakes and broad low-lying river deltas. Other large seas and lakes dot the surface. The land is dominated by huge upland regions, principally the volcanically active Spirespike range and the southern Iceore Alps, and vast low-lying regions including the dusty Planitia Silicata. Much of the surface is streaked with metal deposits of organic origin that broadly follow the pattern of the world's magnetosphere. Many regions of the world experience a constant wind-driven sleet of falling metallic "Snowflakes".

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Nimosa-Tejaan System[edit]

The hot marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V) (within the H– region of the inner system) has primitive thermomorph native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

Tejaan, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal. The prevalent forms of local life are airborne single cell organisms (estimated to constitute more than 70% of the worlds biomass) that ride the world's magnetic fields and leech the metallic particulates out of the atmosphere for nourishment. They produce a weak electric current that causes them to become electroplated by the particulates. The organisms naturally cluster together and form organised microscopic colonies known as "Snowflakes" that gradually increase in size and mass. Clouds of metal Snowflakes drift along, carried on the wind and held together by their own electromagnetic attractions, and occasionally discharge firefly sparks of electricity.

The larger the Snowflake the more the magnetic fields pull them to where the concentrations of metallic particulates are densest, and the more the colony grows. However, the colony eventually becomes so large that its weight overcomes its ability to suspend itself on the magnetic fields and it drops from the sky. Airborne Snowflake organisms are predated by flying filters and those that fall to the surface provide nutrition for surface organisms. The digestive processes of these various flora and fauna break up the Snowflakes and release their metallic components back into the atmosphere

  • Ilarik, Tejaan's temperate hospitable 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.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (VII) (within the H+ region of the outer 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 warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Tejaan is a remote and underdeveloped backwater lying on the trailing edge of the Distant Fringe.

World Starport[edit]

Tejaan has a poor quality starport.

  • A Class D Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many skilled personnel who can perform minor repair work.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class very rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

The major surface port is named Transfer. Much of the port is given over to warehousing for ores and processed metals.

World Technology Level[edit]

Tejaan possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Government[edit]

Tejaan has a Corporate or Company government. It is a Corporate Polity.

  • Government is by a company managerial elite and citizens are typically company employees.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

Governmental functions are undertaken by Tejaan Development & Resources AG (TDR), a small company financed by interests on Pador.

World Military[edit]

None. TDR corporate security forces provide all local defense.

World Economy[edit]

  • Resources: 8 (Moderate). The full extent of Tejaan's mineral resources are only beginning to be explored.
  • Labor: 1 (Tens). Almost all of the population are retained corporate staff.
  • Infrastructure: 1 (Extremely limited). Rail transport facilities connect the starport and Smelter, the primary community.
  • Efficiency: −1 (Average). TDR are in the process of upgrading the facilities on the world and the transitional nature of the work causes inefficiency and delays.

Trade Data[edit]

Tejaan's economy is primarily focused on mineral prospecting, extraction and processing. There is ongoing demand for construction materials, machine parts, and luxury foodstuffs and beverages.

World Demographics[edit]

Population 920

  • Humaniti (Human races)
    • Solomani (Major Race): 920 (100% of the population), entirely consisting of corporate personnel. They refer to themselves as Terrans.

Urbanization[edit]

The only major community is Smelter, a sprawling complex of largely automated metal processing facilities centered on the corporate compound and the recreational district of Liberty. Smelter lies close to Transfer, the surface starport.

World Culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 1 (Monolithic). Company world, company regulations.
  • Acceptance: 1 (Extremely xenophobic). Access to facilities generally restricted to company staff.
  • Strangeness: 5 (Distinct). Strong adherence to company rules.
  • Symbols: 9 (Somewhat abstract). Corporate markings and designations.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

  • Pre-4900AD: UWP X795000-0 (occasional visitors only)
  • Scavenger Season: UWP E795000-0 (placement of an automated surface beacon)
  • Scybrian Wars era: UWP E795100-6 (independent metal harvesters)
  • Establishment of TDR (circa 5490AD): UWP D795211-7 (improvement of facilities)

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