Grant (world)

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Grant/Jewell (Spinward Marches 1607)
Milieu 1116
X664100-3
StarportX No Starport
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population1 Low (20)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level3 Pre-Industrial (basic science)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K6 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1111
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 3
Economic Extension
301-5
Resources3Very scarce
Labor0Barren (2)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 2
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-X
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Grant supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This world designated as a Red Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that make it extremely dangerous to visitors. Everyone is forbidden to travel here.  The world has been set aside to preserve indigenous life forms, to delay resource development, or for other reasons. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Jewell Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Monostellar System[edit]

Grant Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Grant

K6 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.5538 3200 - 4000 0.072
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00523 0.02226 0.21 - 0.35 0.523 5.23
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Remarks
None

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1607 Grant (Imperial) - Red Zone

Starport: Class 0.

Diameter: 6,339 miles (10,100 km).
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 41%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 20 scouts.
Government: None.
Control Level: None.
Tech Level: None.
World Trade Number: 0.5.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Grant is the responsibility of the Count(ess) of Efate. The Imperium has designated Grant a red zone world. A team of scouts in an orbital base monitor the world supported by three system-defense boats that will escort vessels to the gas giant for refueling and then make sure they leave the system. The scouts’ reasons for the red zone are classified. Rumors as to why it is a red zone world range from protecting a developing civilization to secret military installations.

History: Era: Milieu 1248[edit]

Grant had long been an unpopulated garden planet that was interdicted by the Imperium. When the Domain of Deneb, and later Regency of Deneb, took over, this interdiction was continued. For a long time no one knew the reason for the interdiction, all that had ever been explained was that it was used for Imperial Navy fleet and bombing exercises. The real reason for the interdiction was a highly psionic, non-sentient native life form on the planet that caused severe headaches and eventual incapacitation in any sentient beings that tried to settle on the planet. The Imperium never had the resources to solve the problem (without potentially destroying the planet’s ecology), and the Regency never had the chance, even with its acceptance of psionics.

That all changed with the Zhodani Exodus], when several hundred thousand Zhodani refugees violated the interdiction, and set up camps on the world. The Zhodani telepaths were able to somehow train the native life forms to leave the human settlers alone, and their camps were able to prosper. It actually became a fairly popular destination when the Zhodani realized they could keep the threat at bay, but the Regents couldn’t.

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