Durendal (SM 1523) (world)
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|Army Size (BEs)||120|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||8,577|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||63,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||453,200|
Durendal is an an agricultural and garden world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system has a population between 1 million and 100 million. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.
Astrography & Planetology
Durendal is a member of the Spinward Main.
Durendal is tidally locked to its primary, Roland, and orbits at a distance of 0.23 AU.
Durendal is one of the most terrestrial planets in the subsector. Away from the volcanic mountain ranges, portions of the planet are very pleasant, and the Durendals have settled into the sort of yeoman farming that is the ideal for many Sword Worlders. The thin soil needs careful maintenance, but the volcanic ash of the previous millennia makes good feedstock for fertilizer, and Durendal’s farms are quite productive.
Durendal Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Roland
Primary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75 Orbit # * * 0 1 6
History & Background (Dossier)
Prior to the Fifth Frontier War Durendal was a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation, but following the war Durendal became part of the Imperial Client state known as the Border Worlds and experienced considerable internal political upheaval.
Durendal rejoined the Sword Worlds in 1116.
The naval base is guarded by a squadron of light Sveinhelm class Assault Carriers which operate with Biter class Close Escorts.
Durendal is the sword of Roland, as legendary paladin and partially historical officer of Charlemagne in French epic literature.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches (Game Designers Workshop, 1979), 16-17.
- Marc Miller. The Spinward Marches Campaign (Game Designers Workshop, 1985), 18-19.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 94-100. (UWP only)
- Rob Caswell. "Domain of Deneb: Sector Data." MegaTraveller Journal 3 (1992): 47-58. (UWP only)
- Dave Nilsen. The Regency Sourcebook (Game Designers Workshop, 1995), 44-45. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty, Neil Frier. Behind the Claw (Steve Jackson Games, 1998), 72.
- Paul Drye, Hans Rancke-Madsen, Robert Prior. Sword Worlds (Steve Jackson Games, 2004), 58-60.
- Mike West. The Spinward States (Avenger Enterprises, 2008), 109. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty. The Spinward Marches (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), .
- Martin Dougherty. Behind the Claw (Mongoose Publishing, 2019), 89-92,96-97. (UWP only)
- Martin Dougherty. Sword Worlds (Mongoose Publishing, 2020), .
- ↑ "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com
- ↑ Paul Drye, Hans Rancke-Madsen, Robert Prior. Sword Worlds (Steve Jackson Games, 2004), 58.