Fel (world)

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Fel/Million (Deneb 2904)
Milieu 1116
A7A7898-A
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
AtmosphereA Exotic
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population8 Moderate (600 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8A5A
Army Size (BEs) 150
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
E7B+2
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor7Moderate (60 million)
InfrastructureB Very extensive
Efficiency+2Good
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 2,156
GWP (BCr) 1,756
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 7,457
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 690,000
Port employees 4,155
Port passengers (annual) 3,000

Fel has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids. The system supports a population in the hundreds of millions. It is a member of United Followers of Augurgh in the Million Subsector of Deneb Sector.

Fel/Million (Deneb 2904)
New Era
X7A7000-0
StarportX No Starport
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
AtmosphereA Exotic
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 0000
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 0
Economic Extension
A00-5
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor0Barren (0)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-X
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Era: New Era

Fel is a barren fluid world with oceans of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, or hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.

  • This world has no overt population, government, or law level.
  • This world could be populated if anyone had an inclination to do so... This world was once settled and developed, but the inhabitants have either died off or left leaving behind the remnants of their civilization. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the Million Subsector of Deneb Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Monostellar System[edit]

Fel Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ikoed Primary Red M3 V


System Data[edit]

Fel is a close satellite of the gas giant Ozazghuegknaz. This orbits Ikoed every 83 standard days.[2]

n.b. Fel orbits inside the jump shadows of both the Gas Giant and the primary star

Mainworld Data[edit]

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

Fel is 10,400-11,999 km in diameter.

  • Standard Gravity: 0.70 - 0.94 G.
  • Horizon approx. 4.7 km

Fel is tidally locked with Ozazghuegknaz. It has an orbital period of about 16 days.[2]

Fel has an equatorial diameter of 11,210 km and a circumference of 35210km.

Fel's surface gravity is actually 1.1 G.[2] This means that much of its traffic has to be undertaken using the Highport in orbit about the planet as those ships with only 1G acceleration cannot land and take-off safely. Why the core is so much more dense than expected is not clear. The presence of the nearby Gas Giant would cause one to expect the surface gravity (per standard formation models) to have been at the lower end of the expected range - not well off the top of the high end.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

Fel has an Exotic Atmosphere and possesses an unusual gas mix which requires the use of oxygen tanks, but protective suits not necessary, but are recommended. TL–8 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world. It has a dense ammonia-based atmosphere and a pressure of 1.9 atmospheres at sea level.[2]

It has an average temperature of 29 ºC.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

Fel has 61-70% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It is an Earth-like world.

Ammonia seas cover 70% of its surface

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Fel has a number of small continents and one that spans from pole to pole. That latter continent encloses a freshwater sea of over 5,000,000 sq. km. The landforms are relatively low. No mountain over 4km high exists on the world, but the stresses of being so close to a Gas Giant do mean that there is considerable rifting. The world is volcanically active.

Mainworld Map[edit]

Map as at 1105

Native Lifeforms[edit]

None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Culture[edit]

This is a chaotic but friendly world with a distinct culture that doesn't map all that closely to that of the Imperium. It is quite possible for Imperial citizens to suffer from Culture Shock.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Not an Imperial world

World Starport[edit]

Summary[edit]

The Highport was extensive and included considerable ship assembly, maintenance and repair facilities.

1105[edit]

Fel has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

Fel builds escorts, corvettes, gunships and cruisers for the UFA. Primarily, however, it builds Jump-1 and Jump-2 freighters, which the UFA uses to ferry finished goods between member worlds and across the border to Million, Khouth and Atsah Subsectors.

1200[edit]

Fel does not have a starport. It is a Class X Starport.

  • The world has no shipyard and no facilities to for repair.
  • This facility has no refueling infrastructure and can provide no fuel. Visiting craft must seek their own fuel supplies.

Destroyed 1143

World Technology Level[edit]

1105[edit]

Fel possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

1200[edit]

Fel possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

This is a Dieback World[3]

World Government[edit]

Summary[edit]

1105[edit]

Fel has an Impersonal Bureaucracy government.

  • It is a government by agencies which are insulated from the governed.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

1200[edit]

Fel has no well-defined government structure. It is an Anarchy.

  • In many cases, tribal, clan or family bonds predominate.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Pantocracy or Chaos.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).


World Law Level[edit]

Summary[edit]

The law level is more effectively enforced with off-worlders than locals. Off-world travellers are advised not to copy local customs without caution as they will often result in legal difficulties.

1105[edit]

Fel has a moderate law level.

  • There is a written legal code, sometimes complex enough to require a trained advocate to sort out. There is a dedicated police force to enforce it.
  • All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

1200[edit]

Fel has no law in practice. It is an Anarchy. On many worlds, this by itself justifies an Amber Zone advisory.

  • There may be formal legal codes, just not enforced. Or there may be none.
  • While there are likely informal understandings if there is no significant population, the lack of a written legal code leads to misunderstandings on the little (and sometimes large) details if there is significant population.
  • Even on worlds like this, open use of nuclear weapons and similarly destructive implements invite retaliation from those harmed by collateral damage.


World Military[edit]

1105: 150 Battalions

After 1143: None

World Economy[edit]

With Metals and Ores for the taking (if you can just distil seawater), Fel was a pre-industrial wonderland. Fel produced its own machinery and is largely self-sufficient[2].

Trade Data[edit]

Fel’s corporations do a steady business with Imperial systems and corporations. The world is a key supplier of finished materials to Talon. It imports a large quantity of foodstuffs[2].

World Demographics[edit]

1105: Fel has a population of 100,000,000 to 999,999,999 sophonts (hundreds of millions).
Approx 600,000,000

  • 95%+ of the population is Aekhu Vargr
  • Under 5% of the population is Human
  • Lurent planetoid ships may be found in the inner system, trading, or in the system’s Oort clouds refuelling.

1119-[1143]]: The planet became a temporary stopover for large numbers of Human refugees from Corridor Sector but most did not wish to stay as the planet was in many ways no better than those from which they had fled - and in many ways much worse.

1200: Fel has no population (...zero sophonts). It is devoid of a known sophont population.


World Culture[edit]

Hunting was a major preoccupation and there are extensive indoor hunting preserves. For offworld Vargr to be invited to hunt was an honour. For non-Vargr to be invited was rare.

Urbanization[edit]

The entire population of Fel can be considered urbanised as independent homesteads away from urban centres lacked the resilience needed for survival.

The world’s landmasses are dotted with a multitude of pack-based colonies of wildly varying size, established around either mines, refineries or factory complexes. They typically live in generous underground dens, topped by pressurised domes. Their living quarters would be considered claustrophobic to Humaniti but the park and garden domes are idyllic in their beauty.[2]

Historical Data[edit]

Early History[edit]

Fel was part of a small Vargr state (Ksekgizoksdhaerzluenoe) with Talon (Deneb 2704) and Aerfor (Deneb 3104) (and others) in 100. This state had split into two by 210 when Fel and Aerfor (Deneb 3104) had created the Sandherroerghdoe Kaefoulto while Talon (Deneb 2704) and Fosfog (Deneb 2702) remained in the Ksekgizoksdhaerzluenoe. The Vargr Campaigns broke up the states but Fel was again part of a larger group (the Kloellnugdhungkidztse) by 420, this time with Fosfog (Deneb 2702).

These states were all broken up by the First Frontier War, a conflict that saw raiders from Fel and other Vargr worlds encroaching as far as Taproban (Deneb 3008), but repulsed.

Later History[edit]

The Vargr Enclaves on the mainworld are united under a single world government, the Republic of Fel, a surprisingly strong bureaucracy bolstered by charismatic leaders. The Republic in turn is a member of the United Followers of Augurgh, an interstellar federation of Vargr border worlds.

A careful balance of mining and manufacturing made Fel a reliable source of quality minerals and refined ores, and it is a 'supply' world for the United Followers of Augurgh. Although it has an unbreathable atmosphere and a low interstellar Tech Level, its unusual political stability and industrial reliability has made its government wealthy. In 1116 it had a substantial military fleet of:

  • 2x War Squadron
  • 2x Smuggler Squadron
  • 2x Defence Squadron
  • 5x Mercenary Squadron
  • 50x Letter of Marque Privateers

Arrival of Virus[edit]

Virus arrived in 1143 as part of the wave that entirely eliminated the United Followers of Augurgh as a political entity. Fel's entire population was destroyed at that time.

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