Derla (world)

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Derla/Zeda (Dagudashaag 0821)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
AtmosphereB Exotic (corrosive)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F2 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5359
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (30 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -2
Resource Units 70
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 590
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 40
Port passengers (annual) 0

Derla is a fluid world with an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This planet is tidally-locked to its primary star with a hot region facing the the primary, a cold region on the other side, and a habitable area in the twilight zone between. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Zeda Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Derla, 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 contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Aarenziisge.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Derla is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Derla itself is tidally locked to the primary star and cloaked in an insidious mix of gases. The surface colony is located on the bright face and entirely underground.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

F2 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.54 6600 - 7100 6.26
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0147 0.20753 1.99 - 3.24 1.47 14.7
Orbit #  * 0 5 4 7

History and background[edit]

The system was host to a Zeda Alignment scout and corsair base.

In 1108 Derla's starport was downgraded from class C to class D; there is speculation that DagMet AG intends to have the starport relocated to the planetoid belt.

The world's primary industry are quarrying the richly colored local stone and producing fine quality carvings. On the dark face atmospheric gases (mostly ammonia and ammonia compounds) condense and form a large sea. The northern shore of the sea is the site of an enormous chemical synthesis complex, entirely owned and operated by DagMet AG.

Interstellar Petrochemical Processing is also interested in Derla and has a complex dirtside.

References and contributors[edit]

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