Nirton (world)

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Nirton/District 268 (Spinward Marches 1332)
Milieu 1116
StarportX No Starport
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 0000
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 0
Economic Extension
Resources2Very scarce
Labor0Barren (0)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-X
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Nirton is a barren vacuum world world with no registered population or government. This world designated as a Red Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that make it extremely dangerous to visitors. Everyone is forbidden to travel here. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Nirton is a member of the Spinward Main. Nirton is a member of the Bowman Arm.

The world is a ‘dead world’ that has no atmosphere or water, but possesses extensive radioactive and heavy metal deposits.

Ships jumping into Nirton may refuel at the gas giant that is the system’s only other planet. However, beacon satellites in the outer reaches of the system constantly broadcast a warning that attempting to land on Nirton or its moon, Tedehan, is an Imperial offense that can lead to the confiscation of the offending ship and long prison terms for its crew. Landings on other moons and asteroids are allowed, but no settlements may be established on them.

The system, has a small gas giant named Maklin. [2]

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M0 V

Primary 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]

Nirton is a barren, Non-Aligned vacuum world located on the Bowman Arm in the District 268 of the Spinward Marches. The system has been assigned a Red Zone travel advisory.

The world is a ‘dead world’ that has no atmosphere or water, but possesses extensive radioactive and heavy metal deposits that were discovered during the first comprehensive IISS survey of District 268 in the early 500s. In order to deny these to the Sword Worlds Confederation after the Second Frontier War, the Imperial authorities declared Nirton a strategic mineral reserve in 621, and interdicted the system to prevent unauthorized prospecting. This classification is honored by all of the non-aligned and Imperial-client systems in District 268, since the Imperium did not claim ownership of Nirton, and promised to share its mineral resources equally with all of them. Moreover, the Imperial government made a commitment to supply the financing that will be necessary to build starport facilities when the day comes to exploit the planet’s mineral bounty.

The only habitation in the entire Nirton system is a small Imperial Navy observation post on Tedehan that monitors a network of interdiction satellites orbiting Nirton. This facility evidently possesses ground-based space defense capabilities, since ships that approach Tedehan itself too closely receive warnings to turn back or be fired upon. There is no recorded instance in which a ship was actually fired upon, but it is possible that the Imperial Navy has withheld the details of such events. Frequently a small Imperial warship, generally a patrol cruiser or a Gazelle-class close escort, will be present either in the vicinity of the planet or Tedehan.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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