Caladbolg (world)

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Caladbolg/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1329)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F7 V M0 V M4 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6B49
Army Size (BEs) 150
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (7 million)
InfrastructureD Comprehensive
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 2,340
GWP (BCr) 491
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,911
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 70,000
Port employees 4,090
Port passengers (annual) 178,300

Caladbolg has an ideal environment for producing agricultural goods and an balanced population between 10 and 100 million. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Caladbolg, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdoms of a baron and a minor duke. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Caladbolg System
Sword Worlds/Spinward Marches 1329
Position Distance Name UWP
Primary Escalibor F7 V
0 0.2 AU --- (Empty Orbit)
1 0.4 AU Câliburn Y?0?0000-0
1   (Moonlet #1) YS00000-0
2   (Moonlet #2) YS00000-0
3   (Moonlet #3) YS00000-0
2 0.7 AU Broken Stone Belt Y000000-0
3 1.0 AU Caladbolg B365776-A
10 ? AU Distant Companion Star #1 M0 V
11 ? AU Distant Companion Star #2 M4 V

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Caladbolg is a member of the Spinward Main.

Caladbolg sits near the center of the system's habitable zone and has an ideal climate for human habitation. Its atmosphere is pure and ecological legislation is strict.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

Caladbolg Trinary 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)
(Companion #1)

M0 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Distant Companion
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
(Companion #2)

M4 V

Tertiary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5
Distant Companion

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The planet enjoys an active tourist trade and goes to great lengths to promote itself as a modern "Garden of Eden". Much of its economy depends on either the tourist trade or the vast farmlands which cover many portions of the world's surface.

Caladbolg, with a current population of roughly 70 million, was first colonized in -321. Over the centuries, the people of Caladbolg have developed an agricultural economy and supply important agricultural resources to many worlds in the Sword Worlds Subsector.

The citizens of Caladbolg are divided into 17 independent regions known as Colonies. Although there is a degree of competition between the Colonies, they have strong economic ties with each other and friction is minimal. There has never been a major war between them.

Planetary policy is established by the Colonial Congress which meets in an ongoing session in the jointly operated Camelot City, the planet's only major population center. This body regulates any disputes between the Colonies that cannot be independently resolved. The System Defense Fleet, composed of citizens from each of the Colonies, answers directly to the Congress.

In addition to providing a meeting place for the Congress, Camelot City is home to the world's only starport. Although this facility is small, it is a sophisticated, high-tech operation.

The System Defense Fleet's primary job is to defend Caladbolg from the asteroids in the Broken Stone belt. The Broken Stone belt is an unusually diffuse belt, with asteroids regularly crossing the orbit of Caladbolg and Caliburn (a world on an orbit inward of the belt).

Headquarters of the Order of the White Star.

Caladbolg is the sword of Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was said to be a two-handed sword that made a circle like an arc of rainbow when swung, and to have the power to slice the tops off hills and slaughter an entire army.

Imperial Landed Nobility[edit]

Caladbolg, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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