Gungnir (world)

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Gungnir/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1221)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G3 IV M4 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 3
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8869
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
Infrastructure9 Extensive
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 1,512
GWP (BCr) 109
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 995
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 40,000
Port employees 7,195
Port passengers (annual) 14,500

Gungnir is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world hosts a Sword Worlds Military Base for support of military ground forces.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Gungnir is a member of the Spinward Main.

Gungnir is a small planet, and its surface is divided into correspondingly few continental plates. The largest one circles the equator of the planet like a girdle, and be came “locked up” early on as small Gungnir cooled. This has prevented the oceanic plates at each pole from mixing.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 1.9 4900 - 5800 5.54
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.02494 0.19523 1.87 - 3.05 2.494 24.94
Orbit #  * 0 5 5 8
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

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

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1221 Gungnir (Sword Worlds)

Starport: Class IV - Military base.

Diameter: 3,943 miles (6,300 km).
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen tainted by airborne pollen.
Hydrographics: 40%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 47 million.
Government: Balkanized.
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 8.
World Trade Number: 4.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Gungnir has been described as "the Sword Worlds in microcosm." Gungnir is a fractious agricultural world populated by fiercely proud and independent cattle ranchers and grain farmers. The many feudal nobles of Gungnir skirmish among themselves and occasionally produce a would-be king.[2]

Gungnir is the spear of the god Odin from Norse mythology. The name comes from Old Norse meaning "swaying one".

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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