Narsil (world)

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Narsil/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 0927)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
PopulationA High (20 billion)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G6 IV M0 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 8F38
Army Size (BEs) 15000
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
ResourcesJExtremely abundant
Labor9High (2 billion)
InfrastructureF Very comprehensive
Importance Extension 5
Resource Units 6,885
GWP (BCr) 102,480
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 62,465
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 19,000,000
Port employees 22,935
Port passengers (annual) 1,195,600

Narsil is an industrial world with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. 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]

Narsil is a member of the Spinward Main.

Narsil is an unusual planet, orbiting a rare M0 II giant star. Isildur was once a typical F7 V main sequence star, but about 1,500,000 years ago it started fusing helium in its core. The star then expanded far into its inner system and became much more luminous.

Any rocky planets Isildur once had are incinerated or nearly molten, but many of the icy bodies in the outer system have melted in the new sunlight. Until this time, Narsil was merely a frozen ball of gas, water, and rock, in an eccentric orbit that took it between 80 and 120 AU from the star. Suddenly, Narsil was in Isildur’s new habitable zone. The surface around the equator melted, creating a central ocean that has been slowly growing ever since with Isildur’s increasing heat.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 2.06 4600 - 5500 4.854
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.02698 0.18274 1.75 - 2.85 2.698 26.98
Orbit #  * 0 5 5 8
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M0 V

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Narsil has long been the industrial powerhouse of the Sword Worlds, a status that will be difficult to keep in the wake of the new wave of environmentalism. Among the population, crowded into dirty cities, there is a great deal of ill-feeling about the environmental laws. If the factories close or change their labor-intensive, wasteful policies, then there will be mass unemployment. The populace would apparently rather suffer unbreathable air, ill health and perhaps an early death than lose their jobs. The rising tide of resentment has led to vandalism and violence on the streets. The formation of a special police force as part of the military has led to a lamentable sentients’ rights record, and breeds more violence. The question is not if Narsil’s society is going to rip itself apart, but when.

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