|Primary||F2 V M2 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||1200|
|World Trade Number||5.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||67,210|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||5,700,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||542,900|
Gram is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. This world is also the overall capital of an interstellar government with the extra trade and prestige associated with that role. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.
Astrography & Planetology
Gram is a member of the Spinward Main.
Gram has a normal climate with a dense oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere tainted by industrial pollution. The world is remarkable in that its surface is almost perfectly divided between land and water; there is one giant ocean, Vendshavet, and one supercontinent, Midgaard, though Gram also has a number of small inland seas here and there. The capital city of Gram is Ny Kalmar; a smaller city, Faellesborg, serves as capital for the Confederation.
Binary Solar System
Gram Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) "Sigurd"
Primary Main Sequence 1.54 6600 - 7100 6.26 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.0147 0.20753 1.99 - 3.24 1.47 14.7 Orbit # * 0 5 4 7 Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) "Sigmund"
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
The Gram system has two stars: the primary, "Sigurd", and its companion, "Sigmund". Gram orbits at a distance of 4.0 AU and has a single small moon.
History & Background (Dossier)
Gram was the first of the Sword Worlds to be settled. The world was sufficiently habitable to allow the colonists to establish a home and then spread out to what became the other Sword Worlds as their numbers grew. For this reason the people of Gram have always considered themselves the original and best Sword Worlders, and of course the rightful leaders of the Confederation.
Gram has been at least the nominal capital of the Confederation since 852.
This is the homeworld of the Sword Worlders culture.
Gram has a Class A Starport, an excellent 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 other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.
Gram produces most of the warships used throughout the Confederation. Conditions in Gram's industrial cities are rather grim, with unrest common among the workers.
Gram has an orbital military base. The original was was badly battered in the last days of the Fifth Frontier War, and a new one was constructed following the war.
History-Milieu: New Era: Gram has been largely ambivalent towards the Regency. The world's lower classes had been miserable under Sword World rule, and trade with the Regency has brought them a measure of prosperity. Unlike most other violence stricken Sword Worlds, resistance to occupation has not come from the grassroots, as on Sacnoth, but from disaffected parts of the upper and middle classes, largely students and intellectuals. Gram's government is strongly divided between pro and anti-Regency factions, and intercommunal fighting has been a problem.
The Representative Authority is a Ruler, King Albrecht VII who (along with his Queen, Ingrid) represents the place and fills the executive and judicial roles. Several councils fulfill the role of the legislative arm.
The Royal Shipyards are the only place in the Sword Worlds which can construct jump drives. In addition to the normal defenses, the planet is defended by a number of TL–12 Meson gun planetary defense sites (obtained from Sacnoth). They are EM Masked, with nuclear dampers and meson screens. The cities of Gram are also protected by nuclear dampers and meson screens.