Ator (world)

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Ator/Darrian (Spinward Marches 0729)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population2 Low (800)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F7 V M2 V
Worlds 6
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 2157
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
Labor1Low (80)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 3
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Ator supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This world contains an archaeological site with artifacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. It is a Human dominated Non-Aligned world in the Darrian Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F7 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.196 5800 - 6500 2.584
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01165 0.13333 1.28 - 2.08 1.165 11.65
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M2 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0729 Ator (Independent)

Starport: Class II.

Diameter: 3,182 miles (5,100 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen tainted by high nitogen content.
Hydrographics: 60%.
Climate: Very Cold.
Population: 830.
Government: Oligarchy.
Control Level: 5.
Tech Level: 6.
World Trade Number: 2.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Ator was originally settled by the Darrians around -1250 as a refueling and resupply center for transport ships moving between the homeworld and colonies in Five Sisters and Plankwell Subsectors. The local population was stranded by the Maghiz, and died out around -1080, the victims of failing life support systems.

In the early years of the Imperial expansion into the Marches, a Solomani extended family, the Telesco, came across the now deserted world and its Darrian settlement. Comprising about two hundred individuals, the family took over the empty base and converted it to their own use. When the Darrians returned to the system in 124, the Telescos refused to give allegiance to them or return the world to the Confederacy. When the Darrians persisted, the new inhabitants invoked eminent domain and threatened to drag the Confederacy into the Imperial courts.

While the Darrians retreated from the system after this standoff, they never reconciled to the Telesco or their control, and made various attempts at pressuring them into Confederacy control. Unfortunately for their plans, the world's strategic location brought a steady stream of ships wending their way along the old Darrian trade route between Daryen and neighboring subsectors, enriching the Telescos. And the Sword Worlds were keenly interested in having the world for themselves, which led to the world being a de-facto DMZ between the two states. The world was the scene of battles between both states during the Third Frontier War, but both sides withdrew at the end of the war.

This standoff would have persisted to the present day, if it hadn't been for the Sword World Landgrab of 1132. The Sword World military seized Ator in force, imprisoned the Telescos, and vandalized the starport. The Sword Worlders remained on the world until 1135, when DCN Marines ousted them after a bloody meteoric assault, and rescued the Telescos. With the starport in ruins, and having little money to rebuild, the family swallowed their pride and accepted Darrian sovereignty. The Confederacy salved their pride by reconfirming the family as Ator's hereditary governors, and by rebuilding property destroyed by the Sworld Worlders.

While the Telescos have had some difficulty adjusting to their new overlords, the change in sovereignty brought new prosperity to them and their world. The closest Darrian world to the Spinward Main traffic coming up from Mirriam - Five Sisters to Flammarion, and a mere two parsecs from Debarre, most low jump traffic from the main must pass through the system. An SSIIO and its attendant RQS/DQS personnel are posted here, and the combination of customs fees, government subsidies and business from passing ship crews have made the Telescos and their people wealthy beyond anything they were in the past.

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