Varida (world)

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Varida/Irikusk (Far Home 0330)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G2 VI
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 2
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Varida is a rich, agricultural world with improving living conditions due to a bustling agro-economy.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Varida Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Varida Primary Yellow G2 VI

System Data[edit]

Parr-Varida System[edit]

The primary is Parr, a yellow subdwarf star. It has a luminosity of 0.268 Sols, a mass of 0.571 Sols, and a diameter of 1.157 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, (II-I) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (II-II) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (III) Varida orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (V) a trace atmosphere radworld, (VI) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VII) a ringed large gas giant, (VIII) a large gas giant, (IX-I) a sparse icy planetoid belt, (IX-II) a trace atmosphere iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Varida[edit]

(III) Varida is designated the mainworld. It orbits Parr at a mean distance of 0.68 AU (101.7 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 271 days 1 hour and a rotation period of 29 hours. The axial tilt is 22 degrees. Varida has a diameter of 9,360 km, a density of 4.77 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.63 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, with a mean surface pressure of 0.94 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 19% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 82% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.25m. Mean surface temperature: 17°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Prime and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and moderate weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.


Varida retains a single natural satellite, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Ferdal:

(IIIa) Ferdal (UWP Y200000-0, orbiting at 20 Diameters/185,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 275 million km², Water surface area: 226 million km², Land surface area: 49 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Parr-Varida System[edit]

The hot marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (II-II) has primitive thermophile native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

Varida, the mainworld, 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.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Varida has a frontier quality starport.

World technology level[edit]

Varida possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

World government[edit]

Varida has a Balkanized Government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

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]

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UWP listing[edit]

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