Nish (world)

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Nish/Veesene (Halcyon 2330)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (700 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G4 III
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3

Nish is a ring of many small worldlets (planetoids AKA an "asteroid belt"), not capable of retaining an atmosphere or water, and nonindustrial in nature.

  • These worldlets warrant hazardous environment precautions.
  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • The worldlets require extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Veesene Subsector of Halcyon Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 3.06 4800 - 5700 70
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0951 0.69396 6.65 - 10.84 9.51 95.1
Orbit #  * 2 7 7 10

System Data[edit]

Orphet-Nish System[edit]

The primary is Orphet, a gigantic yellow giant star. It has a luminosity of 70 Sols, a mass of 3.06 Sols and a diameter of 14.22 million km. The inner system consists of (I) an extremely hot small gas giant orbiting close to the surface of the star, (IV) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (VI) a very thin atmosphere inner world, and (VII) a sparse rocky planetoid belt – orbital positions (II), (III) and (V) are empty. (VIII) the Nish Main Belt orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IX) a large gas giant, (X) a large gas giant, (XI-I) a vacuum iceworld, (XI-II) a vacuum worldlet, (XII) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, and (XIII) a vacuum bigworld form the outer system. Most of the outer worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VIII) Nish Main Belt[edit]

(VIII) the Nish Main Belt orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. It lies at a mean distance of 9.8 AU from the star and is primarily made up of carbonaceous bodies with diameters of less than 100 km. The inner edge of the belt, with a higher concentration of nickel-iron bodies, is considered to lie at around 8.4 AU from the star and the outer edge of the belt, with a higher concentration of icy bodies, is considered to live at approximately 11.1 AU. The main inhabited body is named Nish Prime. It has a mean orbital distance of 9.3 AU around Orphet and an orbital period of 16 years 78 days. It has a long axis of 250 km, a density of 2.78 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.009 G. It retains no atmosphere and has no hydrographics. Mean surface temperature: 160°C in sunlight, -55°C in shadow.

Native lifeforms[edit]

No world in the Nish system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Nish has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World technology level[edit]

Nish 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]

Nish is governed by Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy. A single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government. These positions are inherited by member of the group or their family members. The organization may be monarchy, with titles passed to family members. Or a plutocracy where inheritance of the family fortune includes government position. Or the organization may be more typical organization with positions of power inherited.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

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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