Flexos (world)

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Flexos/District 268 (Spinward Marches 1233)
Milieu 1116
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
AtmosphereA Exotic
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population4 Moderate (60 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V M2 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 1114
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (6 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 11
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Flexos has an exotic, corrosive, or insidious atmosphere with a small percentage of liquid, but not water, on the surface. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a Human dominated Non-Aligned world in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Flexos System
District 268/Spinward Marches 1233
Position Distance Name UWP
Primary Girehredh M1 V
1 0.04 AU Binary Companion M2 V
2 0.2 AU Flexos E5A1422-6
1 6   Rerihld YS00000-5
2 20   Dinetas H202231-5
3 0.5 AU Nilungedh-Obhekeny Y101114-5
4 0.7 AU Gihlabhanih H100365-5
5 1.0 AU Bagihmeh LGG
1 3   Kanamihnehp Y400000-5
2 4   Zem Y231000-5
3 7   Narihdea Y300000-5
4 40   Reren Y400212-5
6 1.3 AU Dizeneh Y627000-5
1 5   Dabeh Y200000-5
7 1.5 AU Leyr Y200000-5
1 6   Behrelihldir YS00000-5
2 25   Yuldehngg-Thildas FS00362-5
3 35   Zdeyr YS00000-5
8 2.0 AU Gugh H401263-5
1 6   Ldeh Y310000-5

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Flexos is a member of the Spinward Main. Flexos is a member of the Bowman Arm.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M2 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Flexos is a low-population backwater typical of the region. With only 60,000 people in its mid-tech communities, and further handicapped by having to contend with an exotic atmosphere, the world exports little and can afford few imports. Without substantial offworld investment Flexos will probably remain at the subsistence level forever.

Investment in such a marginal world tends to be cheap (though it is often not worth doing anyway). This may be one reason why a variety of survey teams and explorers have recently arrived on Flexos. There are rumors of chemical- extraction processes that may turn Flexos’ fluid oceans into an economic asset, but no hard data is available.

Assisting in the terraforming process are a group of Darrian scientists. A number of small Aslan prides have also chosen Flexos as their new home.

Flexos Army[edit]

Flexos has a small permanent military force that is armed with portable energy weapons such as Laser Rifles that have been smuggled in from off-planet since it does not have the technology to build its own. Apart from the Laser Rifles, the arsenal of this army consists mostly of projectile weapons and should be chosen from the Planetary Defense Force (PDF) lists.

There is also a Planetary Militia. All citizens must undertake basic training (usually 1 year) followed by a minimum of two weeks' training each year thereafter. The Planetary Militia are organized the same as the Gaea Prime PDF.

Flexos Police Force[edit]

The Police Force on Flexos consists of temporarily serving militia members and is treated exactly as the Planetary Militia, except that, when on patrol, they will carry Pistols and Nightsticks (One-handed Weapon) rather than Assault Rifles. One Shotgun is carried in each Police Cruiser too. Thanks to the off-world smugglers, the police have Comm Links.

Tactical Response Units[edit]

The Tactical Response Units are a special branch of the police. They will arrive on the scene with heavy firepower, and should be treated exactly as the Flexos Planetary Militia, with the same range of weapons, although high-explosives will tend not to be used, because of damage to property. Like the police, they have Comm Links.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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