Hoffman (world)

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Hoffman/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1818)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population8 Moderate (900 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Hoffman is a poor, moderate population non-agricultural and pre-industrial hellworld with a population, over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts, struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes even hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It is a world working towards greater industrial capability, but currently lacks an adequate population to expand its industrial sector.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Caledon Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

This system is part of Rob Roy's Run.

Monostellar System[edit]

Hoffman Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Hoffman Primary Red M3 V

System Data[edit]

Primary: Hoffman's Star, spectral class M3V. ICN S4G0208M3V. Mass 0.394 standard. Diameter 0.434 standard. Luminosity 0.020 standard.

Planetary System: Three major bodies. One inhabited world (Hoffman, I). Two gas giants in system. No planetoid belts in system.

Mainworld Data[edit]

I Hoffman: Mean orbital radius, 59.84 million kilometers (0.4AU). Period 59.3 days. No satellites. Diameter, 6166 kilometers. Density, 1.04 standard. Mass, 0.055 standard. Mean surface gravity, 0.39G. Rotation period, none (tidal lock with primary). Axial inclination 39°11’12.8”. Albedo, 0.26. Surface atmospheric pressure, 0.20 atm. Composition, oxygen-nitrogen mix with sulfur and sulfur compound taints. Filter respirator combination required to breathe atmosphere. Hydrographic percentage, 10%; composition, frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature (dayside), -109°C. Protective clothing required in open atmosphere.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Mainworld Map[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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World Starport[edit]

Hoffman has a poor quality starport.

  • A Class D Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many skilled personnel who can perform minor repair work.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class very rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Hoffman possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Government[edit]

Hoffman has a Charismatic Dictator and is a Charismatic Dictatorship government.

World Law Level[edit]

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World Military[edit]

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World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

The colony on Hoffman was originally an accident; the colony vessel Germania, outward bound from Caledon (Reaver's Deep 1815) in search of a new colony site crash-landed on Hoffman after a severe drive malfunction. This was in the period shortly before the Long Night, prior to Caledon’s loss of interstellar travel. The stranded colonists on inhospitable Hoffman were thoroughly cut off; Hoffman’s Star was an uninteresting red sun which, in Caledonian books, rated no more than a catalog number. (Hoffman and its sun were named for the captain of the colony ship, who died when the bridge of his ship was destroyed during the landing. His skill and heroism saved the rest of the ship, however).

The mortality rate on this bitterly cold colony world ran over 90% in the first three years, but, somehow, shelters were built and the colony established. Improvised hydroponics systems were gradually improved, and, ultimately, the colony went underground in a cavern complex discovered by pioneer explorers. Thereafter the colony flourished, albeit marginally, expanding their underground cities slowly and building their technology as they could. The struggle for survival made their progress slow, and, when a Caledonian merchant ship discovered them in 126, they were still far from sophisticated.

Hoffman welcomed trade with the Principality of Caledon, but an ingrained tradition of independence and self-sufficiency has caused the inhabitants to maintain a separate identity outside the Principality. Likewise, they have rebuffed attempts by Germaine (Reaver's Deep 2019) to form a federation of worlds to offset the power of the Principality. Hoffman is the lynch-pin of such a Federation; Skye (Reaver's Deep 2018) is not particularly important, and Santiago (Reaver's Deep 1718) (in the Linda star system) unreachable except by way of Hoffman. For this reason, political intrigue sponsored by the government of Germaine (and backed by the Maxwellian claimants to the Caledonian throne) is common; plots to replace the hereditary Captain of Hoffman with a puppet more pliable to Germaine’s interests are often said to be in the making.

World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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