Fonnein (world)

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Fonnein/Highlord (Ley 0721)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
SizeA Large (16,000 km, 1.14g - 1.48g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M8 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Fonnein is a nonindustrial, oceanic water world.

  • It is covered with very deep oceans with less than 1% of its land above sea level.
  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 1% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • A Prison World, exile camp, or prison camp for criminals or other exiles is located upon this world in addition to other points of interest.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Highlord Subsector of Ley Sector in the Domain of Gateway.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

The planet known to astrographers as 069-526 is the mainworld of the binary Kleister system.

  • Kleister Alpha is a dim red main sequence star and the distant white dwarf is Kleister Beta.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M2 V

Primary 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
Kleister Alpha
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
Kleister Beta

System Data[edit]

The Beta system is uninhabited and consists of a gas giant, an iceball planet and miscellaneous rocks. The Alpha system has three gas giants and several rockball planets to keep its main world 069-526 company.

Mainworld Data[edit]

It's a large, cold world which is almost entirely covered with water, much of it frozen.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

The land area is negligible, and the atmosphere is deadly to humans anyway.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

069-526 is known unofficially as "Fonnein" to its million inhabitants.

  • There are some archaeological mysteries on Fonnein – what appear to be dolphin skeletons have been found in sediments around one hundred thousand years old. Dolphins only left Terra 3-4000 years ago, and they could not breathe Fonnein's surface atmosphere.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Fonnein, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Fonnein has a Class B Starport, a good quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Fonnein 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]

Fonnein 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 Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Fonnein does not have the manufacturing technology base to sustain itself without trade.

  • Elsewhere in the Kleister Alpha system, the Imperial megacorporation Sternmetal Horizons LIC maintains a mining operation on Estorr, a moon of the gas giant Praimen. Around twenty thousand employees mine radioactives, with some petrochemical skimming operations just getting underway. Non-company ships are not normally permitted to approach.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.


  • About two thirds of the inhabitants have live in underwater cities, with the remainder in smaller outlying installations. Each city has a spaceport on a tower poking above the waves (which can be closed by bad weather), as well as extensive submarine docks and cargo handling. These spaceports transfer to the orbital starport for off-world traffic.

Historical Data[edit]

The world was colonised in 922 to exploit the rich sea life and minerals, using outside technology and resources.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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