Granicus (world)

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Granicus/Glowing (Glimmerdrift Reaches 0520)
Solomani Rim War
D335589-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
Classic Era (1115)
C435589-7
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K4 V M4 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4

Granicus is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • 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.
  • It is a member of the Federation of Heron in the Glowing Subsector of Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector.


Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

It is a non-industrial world located in the Glowing Subsector of the Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K4 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.621 3400 - 4300 0.148
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0059 0.03191 0.31 - 0.5 0.59 5.9
Orbit #  *  * 1 2 6
Remarks
None
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Granicus

M4 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5
Remarks
None

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

TBD

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The so-called "Pirate's Paradise," its corrupt, faction–ridden government and out–of–the–way location make it the perfect base of operations for pirate cartels, whose criminal enterprises reach into Imperial space.

  • The cartels are particularly blatant, sometimes operating in multi-ship bands to launch a planetary raid or to trap a particularly big prize.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Granicus has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Population (P)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Humaniti, population 95%

  • Other, population 5%

World Government (G)[edit]

Granicus is governed by a Civil Service Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy leadership influences policy. The government leadership may select the bureaucracy leadership, but not its membership. Usually the governmental leadership is divided, or incapable of setting policy and the bureaucracy provides a stabilizing influence. The bureaucracy may be the full government bureaucracy or a section with limited jurisdiction but considerable influence like the military.

World Law Level (L)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

Granicus possesses a Technology Level of TL–7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

  • In 715 a group of Vilani displaced by the Solomani Autonomous Region were stranded on Granicus when their jump drive failed. In 718 the settlers forged a government called the Protectorate over most of the world's city-states. The high-tech Vilani immigrants to Granicus came to dominate the city-state of Merik. This government in turn began to assimilate nearby native city-states.
  • By 800 civil wars on Granicus finally brought an end to the Protectorate, and in 1000 the various nations on Granicus agreed to accept overall rule by the Federation of Heron in exchange for local autonomy.
  • By 1050 Pirate elements had discovered the advantages that Granicus offers. In 1098 the Fallani Syndicate began operations out of Duval, triggering a subtle war between the Syndicate and the Khimirika League.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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