Durendal (SM 1523) (world)

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Durendal/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1523)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5C39
Army Size (BEs) 120
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor6Moderate (7 million)
InfrastructureF Very comprehensive
Importance Extension 5
Resource Units 3,780
GWP (BCr) 491
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 8,577
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 63,000
Port employees 20,590
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[edit]

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.[2]

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M1 V

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)[edit]

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.

Other Data[edit]

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)[edit]

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