Excalibur (world)

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Excalibur/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1225)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K5 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5A38
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 792
GWP (BCr) 146
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 8,817
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 38,000
Port employees 18,005
Port passengers (annual) 88,100

Excalibur is either a vacuum world or one with a tainted atmosphere. The system supports a population in between 10 million and one billion sophonts. 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]

Excalibur is a member of the Spinward Main.

Excalibur has a cool climate with a very thin oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere tainted with volcanic gas and ash.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

K5 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.57 3300 - 4200 0.08
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00527 0.02346 0.22 - 0.37 0.527 5.27
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Many of its native life forms have evolved into "striders" that spend their entire life cycle following the sun.

Other Data[edit]

Excalibur is resonantly locked with its primary, Artur, orbiting at a distance of 0.30 AU and rotating three times every two orbits. Excalibur has three small moons. While two are typical, the third, Bedwyr, seems to be a captured body, which entered orbit over Excalibur approximately 4,000-5,000 years ago.[2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Excalibur was a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation. In the aftermath of the Fifth Frontier War Excalibur was wracked by civil war and in 1116 it became part of the Border Worlds Confederation. Its starport, Raskarhamm, is located on a peninsula of the Arkjahav Sea.

Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes also attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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