Malenor (world)

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Malenor/Xelan (Far Home 2608)
Classic Era (1115)
D341102-8
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population1 Low (10)
Government0 No Government structure
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3

Malenor is a poor, low-population hellworld with a population less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.


Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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

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
Remarks

System Data[edit]

Awless-Malenor System[edit]

The primary is Awless, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.04 Sols, a mass of 0.489 Sols, and a diameter of 764,000 km. (I-I) Malenor, designated the mainworld, and (I-II) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone.(II-I) a small gas giant, (II-II) a planetoid belt, (III) a large gas giant, (IV) a ringed large gas giant, and (V) a planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-I) Malenor[edit]

(I-I) Malenor is designated the mainworld. It orbits Awless at a mean distance of 0.09 AU (13.5 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 14 days 3 hours: it is tidally locked to Awless. The axial tilt is 1 degree. Malenor has a diameter of 5,238 km, a density of 6.31 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.47 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Awless cause constant geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.52 bar and a composition of 85% nitrogen (N2), 13% abiotic oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 7% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water: average tidal ranges are negligible. Mean surface temperature: 45°C. The climate is rated as Hot and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 86 million km², Land surface area: 80 million km², Water surface area: 6 million km².

  • The oxygen in the atmosphere is abiotic in origin, produced by the photocatalytic reaction between UV energy radiating from the star and titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is found in surface minerals such as ilmenite.
  • Malenor is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Awless-Malenor System[edit]

No world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Malenor is a member of the Protectorate of Leset.

World starport[edit]

Malenor 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]

Malenor 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]

Malenor has no central government for the world, an Anarchy. The largest governmental structure would be a family, tribe, or single clan. The largest group will be between 50 and 100 individuals, and there may be dozens to hundreds of them. This governmental structure can be stable over long periods of time if the population remains small or geographically separated.

World Military[edit]

People's Defense Force

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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