Merit (world)

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Merit/Abidal (Halcyon 2913)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population2 Low (100)
Government0 No Government structure
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K6 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Merit is a low-population world with a population of less than 10,000 sophonts in size.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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

K6 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.5538 3200 - 4000 0.072
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00523 0.02226 0.21 - 0.35 0.523 5.23
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

System data[edit]

Fless-Merit System[edit]

The system primary is Fless, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.62 Sols, a mass of 0.554 Sols and a diameter of 783,000 km. (I) Slimpick, a small gas giant, orbits in Fless's habitable zone; (Ib) Merit is its largest satellite and is designated as the mainworld. (II) a dense atmosphere stormworld, (III) a very thin atmosphere iceworld, (IV) a large gas giant, (V) a trace atmosphere iceworld, (VI) a very thin atmosphere radworld, and (VII) an exotic atmosphere bigworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

(I) Slimpick[edit]

(I) Slimpick is a small gas giant that orbits Fless at a mean distance of 0.2 AU (28.9 million km) and has an orbital period of 62 days 17 hours. It has a diameter of 48,000km and is a mottled pale green colour. It retains a family of two major satellites of which the outer, (Ib) Merit, is designated the mainworld.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(Ib) Merit[edit]

(Ib) Merit is the outer of the two major moons of Slimpick and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 55 diameters (2.64 million km), with an orbital period of 58 days 12 hours: it is tidally locked to its parent world. Merit has a diameter of 5,009 km, a density of 5.61 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.39 G. Tidal stresses caused by the gravitational pull of Slimpick heat the interior of the world and cause seismic activity. It retains an atmosphere rated as Standard, with a surface pressure of 0.79 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon, carbon dioxide, neon and other trace gases. Around 21% of the surface is covered in lakes and seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges are around 0.5m. Mean surface temperature: 11°C. The atmosphere is relatively turbulent and large dust storms roll across the world. The climate is seasonal.

Mainworld geography and topography[edit]

Total surface area: 78 million km², Land surface area: 62 million km², Water surface area: 16 million km².

Native lifeforms[edit]

Merit has extensive native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Merit has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few 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 a downport.

World technology level[edit]

Merit possesses a Technology Level of TL–9.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fusion power.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ultra high-speed trains and early grav vehicles.
    • Water: High efficiency sailcraft, multihulled seacraft, improved artificial gears.
    • Air: Tiltrotorcraft, exotic VTOL's, PARWIG, and rocket-assisted suborbitals.
    • Space: SSTO spacecraft, early military spacecraft (System Craft), and interstellar STL starships
    • FTL: Prototype Jump Drive-1.

World government[edit]

Merit 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]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

  • Resources: 8 (Moderate)
  • Labor: 1 (Tens)
  • Infrastructure: 1 (Extremely limited)
  • Efficiency: +2 (Good)

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 100

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 1 (Monolithic)
  • Acceptance: 1 (Extremely xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 5
  • Symbols: A

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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