Dawnworld (world)

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Dawnworld/District 268 (Spinward Marches 1531)
Milieu 1116
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V M2 V
Worlds 17
Gas Giants 5
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 0000
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 0
Economic Extension
Resources2Very scarce
Labor0Barren (0)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Dawnworld is a garden world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system has no overt population, government, or law level. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Dawnworld is a member of the Spinward Main.

Dawnworld is a bit drier than Terra and the atmosphere is somewhat denser, but apart from that it is one of the most Earthlike worlds in the Spinward Marches.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F8 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.144 5700 - 6400 2.126
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01096 0.12094 1.16 - 1.89 1.096 10.96
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Dawnworld Companion

M5 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.331 2000 - 2900 0.007
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00333 0.00694 0.07 - 0.11 0.333 3.33
Orbit #  *  *  * 1 5

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In -982 the Darrians, who did not usually plant colonies that far away from Darrian, colonized it. The Darrians named the world Dand Daryene, or "New Home". Within a generation is was discovered that some unidentified aspect of the planet, presumably biological in nature, caused sterility in all males born there. The settlement was accordingly abandoned in -941. The Darrians left a group of scientists to discover the cause, but they were cut off in the Maghiz and all knowledge of the settlement and the base was lost.

The Sacnoth Dominate named the world Hoding and established a colony there in -154. They too discovered the problem and abandoned the world again in -118. The Dominate planned to send scientists to study the problem, but the War of the First Rebellion intervened. [2]

Dawnworld was settled again in 288, under that name, by a group of utopians from the Imperium who were oblivious of the previous failures and who had to abandon it in 312.

In 481 a group of Vargr exiles from Gvurrdon found the empty world and settled there, likewise unaware of the reason why it was empty. In 506 a team of researchers finally put together all the facts and the Vargr were resettled on Spirelle.

It is likely that whatever causes the problem will not affect beings who do not belong to Sphere Terra but the risk that it might kept anyone from taking the chance while there were still alternate worlds to settle.

After the Imperium declared the subsector an Imperial district in 610, Dawnworld came under its protection. The world was then declared off limit to any settlers, regardless of species, until the problem had been identified and solved. Visits to the world do not appear to cause any damage, so it has not been interdicted.

The situation is further complicated by Sword Worlder claims to the planet. Between 600 and 1100, several attempts have been made by both Sword Worlder and Imperial scientists to solve the mystery, but they have all ended in failure, most likely because they were all terminated prematurely due to political pressure.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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