Biter (world)

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Biter/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1526)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G7 V M1 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 3927
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor5Moderate (300 thousand)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 315
GWP (BCr) 10
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,013
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 3,000
Port employees 185
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[edit]

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[edit]

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

G7 V

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)

M1 V

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)[edit]

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.

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