Algol (world)

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Algol/Star Bridge (Aldebaran 0112)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population1 Low (20)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A5 V B8 V K2 IV
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2

Algol is a ring of many small worldlets (planetoids AKA an "asteroid belt"), not capable of retaining an atmosphere or water, and is also a low-population vacuum environment with a population less than 10,000 sophonts in population size, warranting 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.
  • It is a member of the Solomani Confederation in the Star Bridge Subsector of Aldebaran Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Algol Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

B8 V

Primary Main Sequence 4.52 11000 - 12100 614
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.03424 2.05527 19.7 - 32.11 3.424 34.24
Orbit #  * 4 8 5 9
Beta Persei A
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
β-Persei B


Secondary Giant 2.3 4000 - 5000 4.67
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.03071 0.17924 1.72 - 2.8 3.071 30.71
Orbit #  * 0 5 5 9
Beta Persei B
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
β-Persei C

A7 V

Tertiary Main Sequence 1.94 7500 - 8000 12.84
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01638 0.29721 2.85 - 4.64 1.638 16.38
Orbit #  * 0 5 4 8
Beta Persei C, a 4th-generation, metal-rich star.

System Data[edit]

Algol is famous for its trinary star, nicknamed the "Demon Star." It has an eclipsing binary and is considered a textbook example of the principle of stellar mass-transfer. The primary is siphoning matter off its once, larger subgiant companion. Some astronomers like to call it a star mugging.

Algol-C has a small planetary system.


Orbit SubOrbit Name Diameter Density Gravity Rotation Revolution e World Type
3 -- Imper 142000 6.2 0.30 14h 3.4y 0.00 Gas Giant
5 -- Perv 175000 2.2 1.1 20.7h 5y 0.02 Gas Giant
5 5 Vert 4500 6.8 0.30 tl 14d 0.00 Gas Giant

Mainworld Data[edit]

The Perv moon of Vert maintains a bare-bones refueling downport and an occasionally occupied scientific observatory.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]


History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Starport[edit]

Algol has a Class D Starport, a poor quality installation which has few of the expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Technology Level[edit]

Algol possesses a Technology Level of TL–9.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fusion power.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ultra high-speed trains and early grav vehicles.
    • Water: High efficiency sailcraft, multihulled seacraft, improved artificial gears.
    • Air: Tiltrotorcraft, exotic VTOL's, PARWIG, and rocket-assisted suborbitals.
    • Space: SSTO spacecraft, early military spacecraft (System Craft), and interstellar STL starships
    • FTL: Prototype Jump Drive-1.

World Government[edit]

Algol has a Captive Government or Colony. The world is ruled by an external government, there is no self-rule. A colony or conquered area. The local government is an oligarchy appointed by, and answerable only to, the external government.

World Law Level[edit]

Algol has a high law level with laws covering many areas of interactions of people, corporations, and the government. A few worlds with this law level may be Amber Zones. Any interaction with the judicial system requires an Advocate trained in the local legal system. Law enforcement is present almost everywhere, either as people or via technology. Legal proceedings can take weeks to months to resolve and involve a dozen or more people. All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

D 0 0 0 1 6 8 – 9

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