Melior (world)

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Melior/Glisten (Spinward Marches 1736)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (70 thousand)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G3 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 3146
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (7 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 11
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Melior has both a thin tainted atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and a million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors.  The governance of this world is from Glisten (Spinward Marches 2036). It is a member of Third Imperium in the Glisten Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Melior, 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. 50% of the world's population is the Human Chimera Jonkeereen.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Melior is a member of the Spinward Main. Melior lies on the Glisten Arm.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

G3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.98 4900 - 5800 0.886
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00891 0.07807 0.75 - 1.22 0.891 8.91
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1736 Melior (Imperial) - Amber Zone

Starport: Class II.

Diameter: 1,000 miles (1,600 km).
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen with sulfur compound taint.
Hydrographics: None.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 62,000.
Government: Subjugated.
Control Level: 0.
Tech Level: 7.
World Trade Number: 2.5.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The population is split between the Jonkeereen and the Human colonists, each living in their own enclaves. The colony is administered by the Ministry of Colonization.

Melior is a long-term terraforming project, being administered by the MinCol branch office on Egypt. Large quantities of ice asteroids are being diverted and used to bombard the planet. Their impacts have all been precalculated to avoid inhabited areas, but mistakes have occurred and MinCol takes no responsibility for ships landing away from the scientific outpost. There are no exports of any significance. This phase of the terraforming project is scheduled to be completed in 1150, and has been underway since 1090. MinCol will contract for pusher ships on a freelance basis.

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