Centrum (world)

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Centrum/Unnamed (Thrax 0415)
Classic Era (1115)
X100000-P
StarportX No Starport
Size1 Small (1,600 km, 0.05g - 0.09g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech LevelP Error in Tech Decode
See also UWP
System Details
Primary D BD D
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0

Centrum is a vacuum world, which warrants 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.
  • This die back world was once settled and developed, but the inhabitants have either died off or left leaving behind the ruins and remnants of their civilization.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • This a "forbidden" world designated as a Red Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that make it extremely dangerous to visitors. Everyone is forbidden to travel here.
  • It is an unclaimed Non-Aligned world located in the Unnamed Subsector of Thrax Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

  • The Centrum system lies at the heart of the Centrum Cluster.
  • The entire system is an artificial construction, made countless millennia ago by the mythical Slavers.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

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

DA

Primary White Dwarf 0.36 14000 - 14000 0.005
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00016 0.00587 0.06 - 0.09 0.016 0.16
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 0
Remarks
0.2 AU from secondary
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Capacitor

BD

Secondary Brown Dwarf 0.0276 950 - 1250 0
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00092 0.00038 0 - 0.01 0.092 0.92
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 3
Remarks
None
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Cathode

DA

Tertiary White Dwarf 0.36 14000 - 14000 0.005
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00016 0.00587 0.06 - 0.09 0.016 0.16
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 0
Remarks
0.2 AU from secondary

System Data[edit]

Anode-Cathode Binary Pair[edit]

The primary is Anode, a dim red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.00003 Sols, a mass of 1.11 Sols, and a diameter of 8,350 km. The companion is Cathode, a dim red main sequence star that lies 0.4 AU (59.8 million km) from Anode. It has a luminosity of 0.00003 Sols, a mass of 1.11 Sols, and a diameter of 8,350 km. The two stars have an orbital period around their barycenter of 22 days. Neither star retains any planetary bodies.

  • Vast streamers of twisting, pure white energy, thousands of kilometers wide and tens of millions of kilometers long, stream off of the white dwarf stars and arc onto the polar regions of the brown dwarf.

Capacitor Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Capacitor, a magenta-coloured T-type brown dwarf lying at the barycenter of Anode and Cathode. It is not luminous, it has a mass of 0.062 Sols and a diameter of 60,000 km. Capacitor has an axial tilt of 90 degrees, with its poles pointing at Anode and Cathode respectively: the poles follow the two stars as they orbit one another. (I) Centrum, a tiny golden world, forms the outer system: it is the only significant planetary body within the system.

  • Vast streamers of twisting, red-tinged white energy, hundreds of kilometers wide and millions of kilometers long, stream off of the brown dwarf star and arc onto the surface of the golden sphere world.

Image Repository[edit]

Centrum.jpg
The Centrum System.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I) Centrum[edit]

(I) Centrum (UWP X100000-P) is designated the mainworld. It orbits Capacitor at a mean distance of 200 diameters (0.08 AU / 11.9 million km), in the outer system. It has an orbital period of 26 days 4 hours: it is tidally locked to Capacitor. The axial tilt is 90 degrees relative to Capacitor. Centrum has a diameter of 1,314 km, a density of 19.32 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.36 G: it is perfectly spherical. The world is geologically inert. Its atmosphere is rated as Vacuum. It has no hydrosphere. Mean surface temperature: -235°C.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 5.4 million km². The surface of Centrum is a bright golden color and is completely smooth and featureless. Gigantic streamers of reddish-white energy, hundreds of kilometers wide and millions of km long, arc from the equatorial regions of Capacitor and play across the surface of the world.

  • At infrequent intervals pulses of mysterious "subspace energy" are emitted from the planet. They warp and ripple the fabric of space-time within a light-year of the world.
  • This "subspace energy" powers the fantastical devices and vessels employed by both Lon Beon and the Empire of Thrax. The "subspace ripples" entirely dissipate within 1 light year of the Centrum system, though the "subspace energy" that they carry fans out to a distance of 30 light years.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Centrum has no native life. In fact, it seems that life of any kind cannot withstand prolonged exposure to the pulses of "subspace energy".

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Centrum features heavily in the Mythology of Lon Beon.

  • Centrum is a fictional planet drawn from the 3V sci-fi series Infinitys Shore. Although the information about the positions and general characteristics of the stars within the system is correct (it is drawn from the University of Selasia Spinward Survey), all other details, such as the existence of a planet within the system or "waves of subspace energy" emanating from it, are purely the invention of scriptwriters and special effects technicians and owe nothing to real-world physics.

World starport[edit]

Centrum does not have a starport. The Class X Starport is an indication that no starport exists in the system. There are no facilities or services available, and no site marked for landing.

World technology level[edit]

Centrum possesses a Technology Level of TL-23 or TL-P in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: ansible (though this level of technology is in fact considered to be beyond TL 23 – it is explained as being a capability specific to the Centrum Device), matter transport, mind transfer.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Centrum Device technology ("subspace energy", "quantum receiver", "quantum singularity").
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land, Water & Air: teleportation.
    • Space: fantastical designs.
    • FTL: Hop Drive (specifically associated with the Centrum Device)

World government[edit]

Centrum has no central government for the world, an Anarchy. The largest governmental structure would be a family, tribe, or single clan. The largest group will be between 50 and 100 individuals, and there may be dozens to hundreds of them. This governmental structure can be stable over long periods of time if the population remains small or geographically separated.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

The system is entirely unpopulated. Organic life of any kind cannot withstand prolonged exposure to "subspace energy".

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

Some tales of the Mythology of Lon Beon indicate that the Slavers, the mythical builders of Centrum, were themselves utilising an artifact of far greater advancement, antiquity and power. The golden sphere-world, it is claimed, is merely a gargantuan shell around whatever thing it was that they found.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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