Frant (world)

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Frant/Paradise (Halcyon 3227)
Classic Era (1115)
C531100-A
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population1 Low (80)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V M7 VI
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Frant is a poor, low-population world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in population size.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

Frant Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Frant Primary Primary Red M3 V
Frant Companion Secondary Red M7 VI


System Data[edit]

Mani-Frant System[edit]

The primary is Mani, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0202 Sols, a mass of 0.3942 Sols, and a diameter of 604,000 km. (I) Frant, designated the mainworld, (II) a very thin atmosphere radworld, and (III) a vacuum iceworld form the inner part of the outer zone – orbital positions (IV) through (VIII) are unavailable due to the presence of the companion star. (IX) a small ice giant, (X) a ringed large gas giant, and (XI) an exotic atmosphere bigworld form the outer part of the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Obess Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Obess, a dim red subdwarf star that orbits Mani at 3.08 AU (orbital position (VI), 172 million km) and has an orbital period of 1 year 352 days. It has a luminosity of 0.00103 Sols, a mass of 0.081 Sols, and a diameter of 109,000 km. (I) a vacuum iceworld, (II) a thin atmosphere bigworld, and (III) a ringed small gas giant form the outer system. The gas giant retains satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Frant[edit]

(I) Frant is designated the mainworld. It orbits Mani at a mean distance of 0.19 AU (28.4 million km), within the outer zone. It has an orbital period of 48 days 4 hours: it is tidally locked to Mani. The axial tilt is 14 degrees. Frant has a diameter of 8,077 km, a density of 5.38 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.62 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Mani cause frequent geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.31 bar and a composition of 81% nitrogen (N2), 18% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 13% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.1m. Mean surface temperature: -63°C. The climate is rated as Very 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: 205 million km², Land surface area: 178 million km², Water surface area: 27 million km².

  • Frant 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]

Mani-Frant System[edit]

Frant, 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.

Obess Subsystem[edit]

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Frant has a routine quality starport.

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

World technology level[edit]

Frant possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Frant has no well-defined government structure.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • 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]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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