Aedes (world)

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Aedes/Zarn (Canopus 3111)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size1 Small (1,600 km, 0.05g - 0.09g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (100 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G8 V G1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Aedes is a nonindustrial vacuum world, which warrants hazardous environment precautions.

  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Zarn Subsector of Canopus Sector.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Aedes Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G8 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.871 4300 - 5300 0.52
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00846 0.05981 0.57 - 0.93 0.846 8.46
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G1 V

Secondary Main Sequence 1.02 5200 - 6000 1.102
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00936 0.08707 0.83 - 1.36 0.936 9.36
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Aedes is a tidally-locked rock orbiting its G1 primary at 0.4 AU, resulting in a typical twilight world with an uninhabitable day-side and a frozen-night side.

Mainworld Atmosphere[edit]

Aedes has a pressure of less than 0.001 atmospheres which requires the use of a Vacc Suit. TL–8 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

There are a number of older, low mountain ranges. Many large, often overlapping, impact craters are easily visible on the night side.

The dayside of Aedes is extremely hot, which leads to the unusual instances of pools of boiling metal. The vapours typically condense in trails leading towards the twilight band, which makes them easy to locate for recovery.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

None. Aedes is a rock.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Aedes has a Class A Starport, an excellent quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Aedes possesses a Technology Level of TL–14 or TL-E in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, early collectors, and advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Aedes has a Balkanized Government. There is no central world government. The world has several governments competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

World Law Level[edit]

Aedes has a moderate level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. Personal concealable firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

There are many easily accessible metal deposits on Aedes, driving a competitive mining-based economy.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

Dynamic. The culture is one of scarce culture, and the population is always hungry for content.

A strange result of this poverty of culture is the requirement at all downports, regardless of group, that docking starcraft provide their entire library of holo-visual and audio recordings as part of the docking fees. A copy is considered sufficient. The nation/group then typically provides access to its population either gratis or by membership fees, depending on the local tax structures.

Likewise, a performer or performance artist, when identified, will often be granted the opportunity to perform in public venues at no costs, with performance costs being borne by the local government. In some cases, the artist will be ordered to give command performances, with legal penalties for refusal.

World Language/s[edit]



Most permanent urban areas are found along the twilight band, as is typical. Some small nations have attempted land-grabs in both the cold- and hot-sides of the planet near large metal deposits.

World Infrastructure[edit]

Most public infrastructure is within, around, and between the twilight urban centers and the larger mines. It is sufficient to allow public transport, abundant electrical power, reliable housing with waste recycling, and dependable access to the multiple downports both for travel and trade.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

A 1 0 0 5 7 5 – E

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