Xelan (world)

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Xelan/Xelan (Far Home 2606)
Classic Era (1115)
D211332-8
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size2 Small (3,200 km, 0.10g - 0.17g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population3 Low (9 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 III
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Xelan is an icy, low-population world, with a population less than 10,000 sophonts in population size, warranting hazardous environment precautions.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Xelan Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Xelan Primary Red M3 III None


System Data[edit]

Ansazar-Xelan System[edit]

The primary is Ansazar, a huge red giant star. It has a luminosity of 1194 Sols, a mass of 6.74 Sols, and a diameter of 179 million km – the corona lies at 0.6 AU, just within orbital position (III). The inner system consists of (III) a very hot small gas giant orbiting very close to the surface of the star, (VII) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (VIII) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world – orbital positions (I) and (II) lie within the star and orbital positions (IV), (V) and (VI) are empty. (IX-I) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, and (IX-II) Xelan, designated the mainworld, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (X) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (XI) a ringed large gas giant, (XII-I) a large gas giant, (XII-II) a ringed small ice giant, (XIII-I) a vacuum iceworld, (XIII-II) a vacuum iceworld, and (XIV) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IX-II) Xelan[edit]

(IX-II) Xelan is designated the mainworld. It orbits Ansazar at a mean distance of 43.5 AU (6.51 billion km), within the outer edge of the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 110 years 187 days and a rotation period of 126 hours. The axial tilt is 2 degrees. Xelan has a diameter of 2,934 km, a density of 5.78 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.24 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Trace, with a mean surface pressure of 0.09 bar and a composition of 88% carbon dioxide (CO2), 10% nitrogen (N2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), water vapor (H2O), abiotic oxygen (O2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 11% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice. 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 ethereal and very weak weather systems driven by the star ghost across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 27 million km², Land surface area: 24 million km², Ice surface area: 3 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Ansazar-Xelan System[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Xelan 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.

World technology level[edit]

Xelan 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 (System Craft).

World government[edit]

Xelan 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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