Katarulu (world)

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Katarulu/Trin's Veil (Spinward Marches 3032)
Milieu 1116
B552665-B
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V M9 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 4839
Army Size (BEs) 12
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
956+1
Resources9Moderate
Labor5Moderate (200 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency+1Average
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 270
GWP (BCr) 4
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,617
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 2,000
Port employees 84,845
Port passengers (annual) 5,000

Katarulu has both an unbreathably thin atmosphere and a lack of surface water making habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. Government control of this world is by an external military force. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Trin's Veil Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Katarulu, 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. The system supports both an Imperial Naval Base and Way Station.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Katarulu has an icy climate and a thin oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Companion Star

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The way station is used as the training center for Scout Service Xboat pilots, while the base is the fleet headquarters for the 207th Fleet, assigned to the Trin's Veil subsector. Support services for the way station and naval base are the main source of employment for inhabitants of Katarulu.

An occasional variant on Katarulu's name is "Katrulu."

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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