Joyeuse (SM 1123) (world)

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Joyeuse/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1123)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V M9 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 7C5A
Army Size (BEs) 150
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
InfrastructureE Comprehensive
Efficiency+5Very advanced
Importance Extension 5
Resource Units 4,200
GWP (BCr) 281
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 6,697
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 40,000
Port employees 7,105
Port passengers (annual) 353,700

Joyeuse has an ideal environment for producing agricultural goods and an balanced population between 10 and 100 million. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Joyeuse is a member of the Spinward Main.

Joyeuse contains temperate plains and rolling hills. The lifestyle of the majority of the inhabitants has changed little for centuries. Dry conditions and the Broedsaed Mange (a wide variety of fungal plagues) make it very difficult for Joyeuse to grow enough food to support even a small population. This has prevented Joyeuse from becoming more than a frontier world.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M9 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.215 1900 - 2400 0.001
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00187 0.00262 0.03 - 0.04 0.187 1.87
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 4

Joyeuse has two stars, the primary Karl and its companion, Gallas. Joyeuse has a 3:2 resonance orbit with its close primary at a distance of 0.06 AU. Joyeuse's year is a scant 12 days long, which in combination with the planet's slow rotation means that it goes through a very hot "daysummer" of constant sun and a freezing "nightwinter" of constant darkness.

Thoslinn, the next planet out from Joyeuse, is the site for the largest and most heavily fortified military base and training facility in the Confederation.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

The capital city of Virodby is located on the southern edge of the small continent of Arvildsvaten. Joyeuse's starport, Svelund, is located on an island northwest of Virodby.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

There was a civil war that started in 1098 and continued for a number of years.

Joyeuse contributed a considerable fleet to the 5th Frontier War[2]. The Joyeuse Fleet pushed out of Joyeuse toward Vilis (Spinward Marches 1119), but was never able to make any progress against the Imperial 23rd Fleet. It was pushed back and reduced to holding the Sword Worlds border after 180-1109.[3]

Joyeuse was, in medieval legend, the sword wielded by Charlemagne as his personal weapon. The name means "joyous".

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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