Hexos (world)

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hexos/Mora (Spinward Marches 2828)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population4 Moderate (10 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V M2 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1313
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (1 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 33
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Hexos has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Mora Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Hexos, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Hexos is a member of the Spinward Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.774 3800 - 4800 0.352
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00781 0.04921 0.47 - 0.77 0.781 7.81
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Hexos companion

M2 V

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

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2828 Hexos (Imperial)

Starport: Class IV - Navy.

Diameter: 4,906 miles (7,800 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 41%.
Climate: Icy.
Population: 60,000.
Government: democracy.
Control Level: 1.
Tech Level: 8.
World Trade Number: 3.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Hexos was settled in the year 631, by waves of immigrants from the Imperial core seeking a new life on the frontier. The planet was an important station in the Xboat route. The Imperial Navy established a base on the moon of the closest gas giant. The planet was fairly stable, the technological level was almost stagnant rising from seven to eight over two hundred years. This fit in with the personality of the population, they were quite laid back.

The naval base hosts elements of the 73rd Fleet.

Not much changed until the Civil War. By 1117 the Aslan ihatei had made major inroads in the Trojan Reaches and were starting to enter the Spinward Marches. The naval base was upgraded and expanded. This provided a bit of an economic boom, as more naval personal took shore leave, and civilian contractors needed some place to spend their wages. Most citizens thought that the boom was changing Hexos too much; too many new people with new ways of doing things. They also didn't understand the Hexos way of doing things. On 338-1120 a large fleet gathered at Hexos, and launched a strike against Aslan targets at Craw/Glisten. While the fleet was gone, a group of thirty Aslan ships jumped into the system. These were mostly small ships, under 1000 tons displacement. A few of these ships attacked the Naval base, and engaged the Naval SDBs, others split up and started a light orbital bombardment of the planet. Ships returning from an earlier raid into Aslan space, jumped into the system and attempted to engage the raiders. Seeing the returning ships, the Aslan jumped away.

By the next day thousands of people had come down with a deadly disease later called Fteiros Antiyatroyik. By 343-1120 half the population was dead, most casualties were in the capital city of Dione. The deaths were not limited to humans, livestock and Chirpers also died in huge numbers. On 019-1121 Imperial authorities announced to the TNS that the last inhabitant had died. Imperial investigations into possible use of biological weapons by Aslan ihatei never reached a definite conclusion, but the circumstantial evidence forced most observers to reach that conclusion. Dr Julia Kartinian, a scientist investigating the disease was quoted as saying "Whatever it is that's killing these people Aslan appear be immune."

Since 1121 the planet has been a wasteland. The Navy has designated the planet a War Grave and interdicted the planet. The Navy placed a warning beacon in orbit and only occasionally patrols the system. The threat of still active biological warfare agents is enough to scare off most looters. Recently several clans of Aslan that reside in the Imperium have asked that they be allowed to emigrate to Hexos.

These clans were not involved in the destruction of Hexos, in fact they were not even involved in the invasion of the Imperium, rather having settlements in the Riftspan Reaches. They came to the Regency after fleeing the Virus. Since then they have lived on crowded refugee worlds in Troy. They reason that they are not being productive citizens of the Regency crammed in a refugee camp, and if they were given Hexos, they could help rebuild the planet. This has stirred up a huge public outcry, especially on formerly occupied worlds. Debate continues in the Regency Senate.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.