Murchison (world)

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Murchison/Trin's Veil (Spinward Marches 2935)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M5 III M3 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 5
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 1323
Army Size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 6
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (3 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 22
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Murchison is a world suited to becoming an agricultural world, but with a population between 10,000 and 100,000 sophonts, but lacks the capability to produce or process sufficient resources to export its projected agricultural produce. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Trin's Veil Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Murchison, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of an Imperial knight and a baronet. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

It is located within the Katarulu Cluster.

Murchison has a cool climate and a thin oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere tainted with a significant proportion of carbon dioxide, making it unbreathable.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 7.4 2000 - 2900 2280
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 2.12153 3.96052 37.96 - 61.87 212.153 2121.53
Orbit # 4 5 9 11 15
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Companion Star

M3 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Naval Base hosts elements of the 207th Fleet. Murchison’s naval base is a small affair, servicing only a small patrol and customs flotilla.

Muchison was the touchstone of the Psionics Suppressions. In 818 a mob stormed the then prestigious Murchison School of Mental Excellence, killing several of the students and staff. The failure of the local government and Imperial troops to keep order incited a rebellion from a combined psionics and non-psionic citizens force. What followed was several days of bloody street fighting and months of guerrilla activities which, despite the efforts of Imperial forces, spread throughout the subsector. Most of these events are now forgotten by the local populace.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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