Dutrissal (world)

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Dutrissal/Drexilthar (Reaver's Deep 2027)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
SizeA Large (16,000 km, 1.14g - 1.48g)
AtmosphereC Exotic (insidious)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population2 Low (800)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F4 V M8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Dutrissal is a low-population fluid world with a population less than 10,000 sophonts in population size.

  • A fluid world has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Remarks: A small research colony working with experiments on low temperature superconductors has been established on Dutrissal; the system is otherwise unattractive and uninhabited. Orbital starport facilities are maintained by the Institute of Science and Technology on Duncinae (Reaver's Deep 1624), which is also responsible for the research station. Work there is hazardous and boring at the same time; boring due to the isolation of the station, hazardous because of the dangers posed by the world's lethal atmosphere.

The hydrogen which makes up a significant percentage of that atmosphere is highly insidious in nature. Shielding on buildings and ships will defeat the atmosphere, but suits and small vehicles cannot be built to prevent hydrogen diffusion, a process whereby atoms of hydrogen migrate directly through fabric, plastics and even metals which may be perfectly air-tight.

This poses a great danger, for hydrogen and oxygen mixed in air will combine, explosively, if a spark or flame should ignite it. Suits or vehicles with electronic circuitry have been known to suffer destructive explosions as a result of this process; suit work is highly dangerous under these conditions. Nor can the rate of hydrogen diffusion and buildup be gauged with any accuracy.

The Institute offers high risk/high pay employment at the station for scientist (particularly those with Gravitics skill, as the ultimate aim of the research is to increase the efficiency of gravitic drives and modules through the use of supercooled conductive circuits), support personnel (cooks, vehicle operators, vacc suit-trained workers, computer technicians, etc.), and even security guards. Two or three incidents of attempted theft of computer files and/or sabotage of the project have already taken place; it is thought that some government or group in the subsector is interested in acquiring the technological improvements being designed at the station to equip a starship or fleet with improved drives (which, it is believed, could achieve a 30% increase in efficiency over current state-of-the-art grav-based drive systems, allowing accelerations of up to 7G in ships previously limited by power outputs to 6G acceleration).

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F4 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.38 6300 - 6900 4.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01359 0.17438 1.67 - 2.72 1.359 13.59
Orbit #  * 0 4 4 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M8 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.244 1900 - 2500 0.003
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00224 0.00415 0.04 - 0.06 0.224 2.24
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5

System Data[edit]

Primary: Lattassa, spectral class K3V. ICN S4K0407K3V. Mass 0.672 standard. Stellar diameter 0.703 standard. Luminosity 0.21 standard.

Planetary System: Six major bodies. One Inhabited world (Dutrissal, IV). Two gas giants in system.

IX Dutrissal: Mean orbital radius, 157.08 million kilometers (1.05 AU). Period, 479.39 days... Two satellites ... Diameter, 17,579 kilometers. Density, 1.02. Mass, 1.99 standard. Mean surface gravity, 1.27 G. Rotation period: 17 hours, 25 minutes, 54 seconds. Axial Inclination, 10°8'7.1" Albedo, .19. ... Surface atmospheric pressure, 2.2atm; composition, hydrogen-methane-ammonia mix. Rated INSIDIOUS, defeating all personal protective measures within 2-12 hours. EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED. Atmosphere highly dangerous to human life. Hydrographic percentage, 47%, composition, liquid ammonia. Mean surface temperature, -33°C.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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