Kathis (world)

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Kathis/Arodir (Far Home 2006)
Classic Era (1115)
D534543-6
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4

Kathis is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Arodir Subsector of Far Home Sector.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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

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
Remarks

System Data[edit]

Niram-Kathis System[edit]

The primary is Niram, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.352 Sols, a mass of 0.774 Sols, and a diameter of 1.168 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum inner world, and (II) an exotic atmosphere hospitable world. (III) Kathis orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a sparse stony planetoid belt, (V) a small gas giant, (VI) a ringed large gas giant, (VII-I) a sparse icy planetoid belt, (VII-II) a large gas giant, and (VIII) a small ice giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Kathis[edit]

(III) Kathis is designated the mainworld. It orbits Niram at a mean distance of 0.72 AU (107.7 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 253 days 15 hours and a rotation period of 33 hours. The axial tilt is 16 degrees. Kathis has a diameter of 7,614 km, a density of 3.43 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.37 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Very Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.28 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 38% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water and water-ice: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 8°C. The atmosphere is active and moderate weather systems driven by the star and the seas work across the globe. The climate is seasonal.

Satellite[edit]

Kathis retains a single natural satellite, a trace atmosphere worldlet named Suttam:

(IIIa) Suttam (UWP Y210000-0, orbiting at 30 Diameters/225,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 182 million km², Land surface area: 113 million km², Water surface area: 69 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Niram-Kathis System[edit]

Kathis, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive 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]

Kathis 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]

Kathis possesses a Technology Level of TL–6.

World government[edit]

Kathis is governed by a Representative Democracy where government leadership is representatives elected by eligible voters. What determines an eligible voter varies. The representatives determine policy, including selecting members of the bureaucracy. There can be referendum, votes by eligible voters on specific subjects.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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