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|Primary||G7 V M1 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||15|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||2,013|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||3,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||14,000|
Biter is an agricultural world with an ideal environment for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. The system has a population between 100,000 and 10 million sophonts. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.
Astrography & Planetology
Biter is a member of the Spinward Main.
Biter orbits its primary, Thorin, and a distance of 0.84 AU. Thorin has a companion star named Gondolin.
Biter's capital city of Ifningholm is located near the equator on the western edge of the continent of Trakismark, on the shores of the Afnarhav Ocean.
Binary Solar System
Biter Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Thorin
Primary Main Sequence 0.894 4400 - 5400 0.57 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00846 0.06262 0.6 - 0.98 0.846 8.46 Orbit # * * 2 2 7 Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Gondolin
Secondary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75 Orbit # * * 0 1 6
History & Background (Dossier)
Biter was once a thriving planet with more than 20 million citizens, but a war with Hofud (Spinward Marches 1524) in 419-439 resulted in depopulation and the destruction of its environment. Prior to the Fifth Frontier War Biter was a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation. Despite this alliance the Biter system actually contained an Imperial Scout Base supporting the xboat link to the Five Sisters Subsector.
Following the war Biter was occupied and became part of the Imperial Client state known as the Border Worlds Confederation. In 1119 Biter was allowed to join the Imperium.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches (Game Designers Workshop, 1979), 16-17.
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches Campaign (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), 18-19.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 94-100. (UWP only)
- Rob Caswell. "Domain of Deneb: Sector Data." MegaTraveller Journal 3 (1992): 47-58. (UWP only)
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 44-45. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 72.
- Paul Drye, Hans Rancke-Madsen, Robert Prior. Sword Worlds (Steve Jackson Games, 2004), 64-66.
- Mike West. The Spinward States (Avenger Enterprises, 2008), 109. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty. The Spinward Marches (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), .
- Martin Dougherty. Behind the Claw (Mongoose Publishing, 2019), 89-92,96-97. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty. Sword Worlds (Mongoose Publishing, 2020), .
- ↑ "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com