|Primary||K8 V M0 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||20|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||267|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||20,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Malory has both an unbreathably very thin atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The environment does not allow agricultural production to feed the population in the tens of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Antra Subsector of Deneb Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Malory, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 90% of the world's population is the Human Chimera Jonkeereen.
|Law Level||No law|
|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||0|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Era: New Era
Malory is a poor, barren, desert hellworld with no overt population, government, or law level.
- This world could be populated if anyone had an inclination to do so...
- The inhabitants of this world would struggle to survive in the life-threatening environment of a desert hellworld.
- This world has no free-standing water.
- The world has poor grade living conditions: a scarcity of water and a relatively sparse atmosphere. This world was once settled and developed, but the inhabitants have either died off or left leaving behind the remnants of their civilization. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the Antra Subsector of Deneb Sector.
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Binary Solar System
Malory Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Malory
Primary Main Sequence 0.5214 3000 - 3800 0.056 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00517 0.01963 0.19 - 0.31 0.517 5.17 Orbit # * * 0 1 6 Remarks Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Malory
Secondary 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
Malory is the fourteenth of sixteen moons found around this systems innermost gas giant, a massive 300,000 km diameter body known only as the Iceberg. This binary system is believed to be nearly ten billion years old, and like most of its age and composition its worlds are metal poor. The Iceberg, its two sister gas giants, and a pair of chondritic asteroid belts are the only inhabitants of this system, though its Kuiper Belt has several dozen significant bodies. The main world consists of spongy clay that has soaked up water ice into its pores and refrozen, creating a brittle crust that is difficult to break up without excavating machinery.
History & Background (Dossier)
The asteroid belts are a rich source of abiotic carbon, and until the 1000s the system's population consisted of downheeled belters harvesting and selling this material to SuSAG and other chemical companies. The world's lack of value and position on the unstable coreward border of the Imperium are what convinced the Imperial Ministry of Colonization to convert one of the more "habitable" of the local bodies into an outpost of its ill-fated Jonkeereen project. This was done less for science than for exiling particularly rebellious Jonkeer clans resisting Imperial rule on their homeworld. With an atmosphere too thin to breath, and all liquid water requiring to be melted and purified on a world with very cold temperatures and limited technological infrastructure, this was a cruel form of punishment for sophonts who were paying for the hubris and ignorance of their creators. The local scout base was really a security station that was designed to keep the Jonkereen as far away from offworld contact as possible.
This barbaric confinement became more difficult to maintain after the outbreak of the Rebellion/Civil War in 1116. The collapse of Imperial authority in Corridor Sector, the self- elevation of Norris to Archduke, and the desperate straits the Domain of Deneb found itself within made the expense of funding of the Jonkereen project an unhealthy luxury. Norris himself ordered that Malory be abandoned, and its population returned to Jonkeer or other worlds settled by them. Fleets of transports were assigned to begin removing them as soon as homes could be found for them. This directive proved difficult to enforce, however, as the local Jonkeer were reluctant to cooperate with an authority they distrusted. Coupled with the ecological and social strain of adding more people to Jonkeer's heavily populated deserts, and the difficulty of protecting the colony fleets from Vargr corsairs, some 85% of the population were still present on Malory in 1131.
With the new Regency abandoning the trailing section of Deneb Sector in anticipation of Virus, the military turned to drastic action. Troops were sent to Malory in 1132, and began forcibly evacuating the population. Fighting broke out between the enforcers and intransigent Jonkereen, the latter seizing arms and fleeing into the remote outback. These guerrillas attempted to disrupt the evacuation timetable and seize arms and supplies in frequent raids upon the starport and major settlements. The evacuation ended in 1139, just a few days before the Rape of Trin. Most of the evacuated population were resettled upon other desert worlds in the Regency, but 10% of the population escaped the military dragnet and remained upon Malory. All of these perished from lack of supplies after a Vampire fleet wiped out the starport in 1142.
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