Derchon (world)

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Derchon/Lunion (Spinward Marches 2024)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population7 Moderate (90 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V M7 V
Worlds 5
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8669
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (9 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 420
GWP (BCr) 164
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,875
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 103,499
Port employees 150
Port passengers (annual) 5,500

Derchon has a trace atmosphere and the little amount of surface water is in a frozen state. The system supports a population in between 10 million and one billion sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Lunion Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Derchon, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a marquis. Both 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.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Derchon is a member of the Spinward Main. Derchon is a frozen world with only a trace oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M0 V

Primary 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
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Derchon Companion

M7 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.273 1900 - 2700 0.004
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0026 0.00525 0.05 - 0.08 0.26 2.6
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5

Point of Interest: Derchon Anomaly[edit]

In early 1102, an unidentified object transited the outer reaches of the Derchon (Spinward Marches 2024) system, following a roughly Coreward-Coreward-Trailing vector. Called the Derchon Anomaly it was traveling at such high velocity (estimated 0.12C) that no ship could possibly intercept it.

Sensor data revealed that that:

  1. The object had a high albedo.
  2. It was spinning or tumbling rapidly.
  3. Its mass was in the 1,000-2,000 ton range.
  4. It was highly radioactive.

Although the object was not under acceleration, these facts argue strongly in favor of some type of artificial construction. Investigation of this object by the Derchon Anomaly Intercept Mission (DAIMISS) in 1103 revealed it to be a derelict spacecraft associated with the legendary Ahaja Bucherei and his fellow Dru'mhilla exiles.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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