Eshaar (world)

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Eshaar/Taemerlyk (Far Frontiers 1826)
Milieu 0
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
AtmosphereC Exotic (insidious)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population8 Moderate (100 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level3 Pre-Industrial (basic science)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
AtmosphereB Exotic (corrosive)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population8 Moderate (100 million)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 0

Eshaar is a moderate population fluid world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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Monostellar System[edit]

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

F8 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.144 5700 - 6400 2.126
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01096 0.12094 1.16 - 1.89 1.096 10.96
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7

System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

Eshaar is a translation of the name given to the planet by its inhabitants.

  • By human standards, it is a hostile planet, with a deadly, corrosive atmosphere, and a mean surface temperature of 150° C.
  • Both liquid sulfur and sulfuric acid serve as water in an environment where water exists only as steam and where all other oxygen is locked up in sulfur, carbon , and mineral oxides.

  • Second of five planets of a class KO sun.
    • Mean orbital radius 0.67 a.u.
    • Period 0.56 standard year.
    • Rotational period 18.7 standard hours.
  • Surface atmospheric pressure:
    • Average highland - 3. 1550 mm;
    • average lowland - c . 3000 mm.
  • Percentage composition:
    • C02 83 %;
    • N2 9%;
    • Si02 4%;
    • CO 2%;
    • other nitrogen and oxide compounds 2%.
  • Cloud composition:
    • liquid droplets in atmospheric suspension.
    • Mean percentage composition: H20 (steam) 46%;
    • S (liquid) 40%;
    • H2S0 4 10%;
    • HN03 2%;
    • HF 2%.
    • Percentages vary depending on local conditions.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

The planetary surface is rough and forbidding; erosion has divided the land surface into two zones - the highlands, composed of sedimentary rock sliced by acid-carved canyons and gorges; and the lowlands, where all sedimentary rock has been eroded away and carried off to the sea. Understandably, erosion proceeds at a rapid rate on Eshaar. Planetographic theory suggests that Eshaar's single ocean, slowly migrating against the planet 's spin, collects the debris of millions of rivers and leaves behind new land, where acid erosion begins anew.

The planetary surface has been rebuilt behind the circling ocean perhaps five times in the last thousand centuries.

Mainworld Map[edit]

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Native Lifeforms: Eshaaran Biology[edit]

Despite the poisonous conditions on Eshaar, there is life in enormous variety and diversity.

  • Native life forms are silicone-based, with a chemosynthetic metabolism that draws energy from the chemistry of their environment.

The crystalline formations that pass for plants on Eshaar take liquid sulfur and gaseous water from the environment and manufacture sulfuric acid.

  • Animals use sulfuric acid in sustained electro-chemical reactions with various metals (generally zinc or copper) within their bodies and give off as metabolic by-products liquid sulfur and steam.
  • Many life forms, both plant and animal, metabolize the atmosphere directly; most share in the water-sulfur-sulfuric acid cycle.
  • Eshaaran life forms have been referred to as "living storage batteries."

Native Sophont (NIL): Eshaar Ashah[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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World Starport[edit]

Eshaar has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of a downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Eshaar possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Government[edit]

Eshaar is governed by Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy. A single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government. These positions are inherited by member of the group or their family members. The organization may be monarchy, with titles passed to family members. Or a plutocracy where inheritance of the family fortune includes government position. Or the organization may be more typical organization with positions of power inherited.

World Law Level[edit]

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World Military[edit]

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World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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World Language/s[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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