Harkim (world)

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Harkim/Foralin (Far Home 1531)
Classic Era (1115)
D7857CD-2
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (60 million)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawD Extreme Law (paramilitary law)
Tech Level2 Pre-Industrial (printing)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F8 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3

Harkim is a rich, agricultural garden world with a near-ideal, utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

F8 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.144 5700 - 6400 2.126
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01096 0.12094 1.16 - 1.89 1.096 10.96
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Remarks

System Data[edit]

Varaso-Harkim System[edit]

The primary is Varaso, an ordinary yellow-white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 2.126 Sols, a mass of 1.144 Sols, and a diameter of 1.639 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum iceworld, and (III) an exotic atmosphere stormworld – orbital position (II) is empty. (IV) Harkim orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V-I) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V-II) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII) a large gas giant, (VIII-I) a small gas giant, (VIII-II) a ringed large gas giant, and (IX) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Harkim[edit]

(IV) Harkim is designated the mainworld. It orbits Varaso at a mean distance of 1.03 AU (154.1 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 356 days 23 hours and a rotation period of 33 hours. The axial tilt is 23 degrees. Harkim has a diameter of 11,904 km, a density of 4.81 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.81 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, with a mean surface pressure of 1.87 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 19% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 53% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.15m. Mean surface temperature: 22°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is very active and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans surge across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

Harkim retains a single natural satellite, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Sarager:

(IVa) Sarager (UWP Y200000-0, orbiting at 65 Diameters/775,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 445 million km², Water surface area: 236 million km², Land surface area: 209 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Varaso-Harkim System[edit]

Harkim, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold hospitable world lying in orbital position (V-I) (within the H+ region of the outer system) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and moisture. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Harkim has a Class D Starport, a poor quality installation which has few of the expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World technology level[edit]

Harkim possesses a Technology Level of TL–2.

World government[edit]

Harkim

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

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World demographics[edit]

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World culture[edit]

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Historical data[edit]

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World timeline[edit]

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UWP listing[edit]

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