|Army Size (BEs)||1500|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||631|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||6,600,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||12,200|
Forine is an industrial icy world with a trace atmosphere and a significant quantity of water frozen on the surface. The system has a population over one billion. It is a Human dominated Non-Aligned world in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.
Astrography & Planetology
Forine is a member of the Spinward Main.
The Forine system consist of Forine, a plantoid belt called the Dragan Belt, and two planetoid clusters located at Forine's Trojan points.
Forine itself is a small, bitterly cold (average surface temperature is -146 C) planet with a trace atmosphere and no native lifeforms of any kind. Its surface is dotted with huge environmental domes that provide the one thing that's not available in the space habitats elsewhere in the system: space. The domes are so densely and so evenly distributed that the nightside viewed from space gives the illusion that the entire surface is covered by a single structure.
Forine is the primary producer of processed and refined metals and minerals for the subsector.
Forine Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Forine
Primary Main Sequence 0.848 4100 - 5100 0.47 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00845 0.05686 0.55 - 0.89 0.845 8.45 Orbit # * * 2 2 7
History & Background (Dossier)
Some suspect that there was a population on this world by the 400's, who were belters from elsewhere in the Imperium.
The population of the Forine system totals 5.9 billion and is scattered across the entire system. 1.6 billion lives on and in orbit around Forine; another 3 billion inhabits the Dragan Belt. The rest are fairly evenly divided between the two trojan clusters.
Forine specializes in producing cheap electronic components for the lucrative export market. Yet, profits gained from interstellar trade is only a small slice of the planetary economy. The system-wide economy is in the hands of a small percentage of the population and most Forineans live in relative poverty. The discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots is exacerbated by the fact that the haves import large amounts of natural food, mostly from the Ag Worlds Combine. Natural food is in short supply and many Forineans subsist primarily on unappetizing artificial and reprocessed foods supplied free by the state. Rumors and jokes which suggest that the latter include foods made from processed sophont cadavers are vociferously denounced by Forinean officials and generally dismissed by serious offworld analysts.
Forine's starport would be Class A if it wasn't too small for the traffic it has to handle. As it is, casual visiting ships cannot be sure of getting even elementary service in reasonable time, reducing its official class to D. This state of affairs has been chronic since 1104, when a construction workers' strike resulted in riots and extensive destruction of starport facilities. Every attempt to solve the conflict and remedy them since then has proved a temporary stopgap at best.
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