Gralyn (world)

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Gralyn/Drinsaar (Reaver's Deep 1735)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population8 Moderate (100 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K5 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 1

Gralyn is a pre-agricultural, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • This world has a nearby Naval Base, usually associated with military starships.
  • This world has a nearby Military Base, usually associated with ground forces.
  • It has a colony at Botany Bay (Reaver's Deep Drinsaar).
  • There are two inhabited worlds in the system: Gralyn and Askoapoy

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

This system is part of the Drinsaar Loop.

System Data[edit]

Primary: Binary system. Primary - Levin, spectral class M0V. ICN S4O0105M0V. Mass .489 standard. Stellar diameter .549 standard. Luminosity .45 standard. Companion - Dimoro, spectral class K5VI. ICN S4O0105K5VI. Mass .33 standard. Stellar diameter .308 standard. Luminosity .4 standard.

Planetary System: Four major bodies. Two inhabited world (Gralyn, I; Askoapoy, Ia). One gas giants. One planetoid belt.

History & Background[edit]

Although Askoapoy has native life, it is believed that the Droyne presence on this world is the result of Ancients activity. Archaeologists working with the Droyne on Askoapoy have dated the first colonization of the Gralyn system to some 300,000 years ago, when a colony of Droyne was established there by the Ancients. This colony survived the Final War that ended the Ancients' domination of known space and slowly recovered until its technological society had been reestablished.

Explorers from the Rule of Man first entered the system circa -2000. The discovery of the Droyne on Askoapoy sparked some excitement and a contact mission was sent by the Governor of Daibei. Friendly relations were established, and plans made to create a combined embassy, research base and trading enclave. The enclave, initially a couple of hundred people, was established in -1893, but by -1780 the population was well over 1000. The Collapse of the Rule of Man stranded the humans in the Gralyn system. The last starship to leave Askoapoy was a scoutship, sent to petition for an evacuation mission, but it was never heard from again.

Askoapoy, never a part of the First Imperium or the Rule of Man, felt the Long Night less than many worlds. The only real effect was simple isolation. With the loss of support from back home the human enclave changed from a source of revenue for their Droyne hosts to a drain on community resources. The Droyne leaders wanted to rid themselves of this liability, but were reluctant to let the humans establish themselves permanently on Askoapoy, mostly because they believed the humans would begin to expand uncontrollably once released from the restraints of the enclave.

The solution which was found was the primary planet of Askoapoy. Kraln was too cool for the comfort of Droyne, but was within acceptable human tolerances. The Droyne had had sublight space transport for a long time although it was considered wasteful and seldom used. An old freighter was put into commission and the humans transferred to Kraln (which human tongues eventually corrupted to "Gralyn"). Many major features of Gralyn, including the continent of Merinu are still called by the corrupted Droyne names originally given to them by astronomers on Askoapoy. Throughout the Long Night regular flights connected the two worlds, and with the help of the Droyne, Gralyn quickly expanded beyond the initial colony, and prospered.

Towards the end of the Long Night raids by Reavers became increasingly common and Gralyn and Askoapoy developed a joint system defense boat network to defend themselves. This system was very effective, and soon the Reavers learned to avoid the system. Having this space navy in place and toughened by the Reavers, Gralyn was able to defend itself against Aslan colonists and weathered the Long Night well.

During the Imperial Era, Gralyn continued much as before. With the Peace of Ftahalr, the world found itself in a good location on the Drinsaar Loop to profit from trade between the powerful Third Imperium and the Aslan Hierate. Smugglers also used the Loop, to move contraband between the Imperium and the Solomani Confederation.

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