Denotam (world)

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Denotam/Vilis (Spinward Marches 1413)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 2627
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor4Moderate (30 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 208
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,007
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 1,265
Port passengers (annual) 1,500

Denotam has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Vilis Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Denotam, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Its large commercial port handles significant traffic from high-jump freighters, and specializes in their maintenance.

Monostellar System[edit]

Denotam Primary Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Denotam Primary

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1413 Denotam (Imperial)

Starport: Class IV - Naval base.

Diameter: 6,850 miles (11,000 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 85%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 370,000.
Government: Military (Navy) at the starport, tribal elsewhere.
Control Level: 1.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.0.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

An Imperial non-industrial world, Denotam has about 300,000 residents and a naval base. The population is almost entirely clustered around the downport. Both the downport and most of the useful land is on a single small continent. The remainder of the surface is covered by ice under which can be found highly saline oceans.

The naval base host elements of the 193rd Fleet. And it is an important x-boat link.

Denotam is under the government of the Seven Clans as well as multiple smaller tribes. [2][3] The Seven Clans arose on the first Vilani colony vessel which came to Denotam. The seven sections of settlers were originally denoted as Ay, Bee, Cee, etc. For amusement, they took names of Old Earth’s Scottish clans and engaged in competitions. [3] The Seven Clanheads of Denotam and their Clans are:

  1. The Arnstruther, Head of Clan Arnstruther
  2. The Bannatyne, Head of Clan Bannatyne
  3. The Clelland, Head of Clan Clelland
  4. The Durie, Head of Clan Durie
  5. The Erskin, Head of Clan Erskin
  6. The Fleming, Head of Clan Fleming
  7. The Glas, Head of Clan Glas

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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