Mjolnir (world)

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Mjolnir/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1121)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (500 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A5 V G0 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 3738
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (50 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 264
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,420
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 10,980
Port passengers (annual) 33,000

Mjolnir has both an unbreathable thin atmosphere and a lack of surface water making habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Mjolnir is a member of the Spinward Main.

Mjolnir orbits a much larger rocky body named Niflheim. Niflhiem is a massive world shrouded in clouds. Automatic probes and most manned expeditions all fail to return from voyages into the atmosphere so little is known about the world.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Mjolnir Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

A5 V

Primary Main Sequence 2.1 8000 - 8500 16
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01675 0.33178 3.18 - 5.18 1.675 16.75
Orbit #  * 1 6 4 8
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G0 V

Secondary Main Sequence 1.04 5400 - 6100 1.21
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00958 0.09124 0.87 - 1.43 0.958 9.58
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

Mjolnir's system has two stars, the primary Oliver and its companion, Closamont. Mjolnir has vast dust seas, and its surface has been repeatedly pounded by meteorites.

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1121 Mjolnir (Sword Worlds)

Starport: Class IV - Military base.

Diameter: 4,948 miles (7,900 km).
Atmosphere: Very thin oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: None.
Climate: Tropical.
Population: 52,000.
Government: Representative democracy.
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The planet's major resource is its vast oil pools, and mining of these pools is Mjolnir's primary industry. A devastating earthquake on 126-1044 destroyed Mjolnir's capital, Midhvolf, and reduced the planet's population by 75%. Midhvolf has not been rebuilt, and the new capital has been established at Uttonat Omrade. Mjolnir's starport is Armundshaven, which is also the world's commercial center.

Mjolnir was originally named Haulteclaire, and has been largely overlooked and under-populated throughout the history of the Sword Worlds.

Hauteclere (or Halteclere, Hauteclaire) means "high [and] neat", is the sword wielded by Olivier de Vienne a fictional knight in the Matter of France chansons de geste, especially the French epic The Song of Roland.

Mjölnir is the hammer of the god Thor in Norse mythology, used both as a devastating weapon and as a divine instrument to provide blessings.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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