Noricum (SR 2918) (world)

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Noricum/Banasdan (Solomani Rim 2918)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population7 Moderate (20 million)
GovernmentC Charismatic Oligarchy
LawC Extreme Law (no privacy)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Noricum (SR 2918) is a rich water world with its surface 90% or more covered in an ocean of water.

  • The inhabitants of this world live on the roughly 10% of exposed land mass, in underwater colonies, on city ships, or similar arrangements.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • This world has high-grade living conditions with a good climate and a non-harmful environment. As such, this world is much sought after with large queues for immigration here.
  • Most observers think that the planet's economy and population will prosper in the near future barring outside forces.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • This is a "Puzzle" world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor.
  • This is a temperate world, with a climate of pleasant, average temperatures, considered to be an ideal or near-ideal environment by many different sophont species.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Banasdan Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.
  • This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
  • This world has a colony at Altiplano (world).

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918) is a rich water world located in Banasdan Subsector of the Solomani Rim.

  • Noricum, because of its odd combination of low gravity and thick atmosphere, has an amazingly rich and abundant ecology of aerial lifeforms.

Monostellar System[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918) Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Noricum (SR 2918)

M3 V

Primary 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

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2918 Noricum (Imperial) - Amber Zone

Starport: Class V - Naval Base.

Diameter: 3,400 miles (5,400 km). Gravity: 0.53g.
Atmosphere: Dense oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 95%.
Climate: Warm.
Population: 22 million.
Government: Oligarchy.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 12.
World Trade Number: 5.

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Although little land appears above water on Noricum, there are literal forests of sea plants, counterweighted to stand upright, that extend several meters into the air out of the water. Where these plants have intertwined their roots, they may form large mats up to several kilometers across. In the protected waters among their stalks, another ecology flourishes, including the only crawling forms on Noricum.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Noricum's native life evolved directly from sea to air forms by way of many varieties of flying fish and rays. Such an evolutionary pattern was aided by the world's low gravity and dense atmosphere. Both environments teem with life; Noricum harbors millions of aerial species.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Noricum has been issued an Amber Zone travel advisory at the request of the local government, ostensibly to restrict industrial development and protect the native ecology.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918), as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918) has a Class A Starport, an excellent quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918) possesses a Technology Level of TL–14 or TL-E in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, early collectors, and advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Noricum (SR 2918) is governed by a Charismatic Oligarchy, like a charismatic dictatorship in that a larger group has asserted their right to rule. The group will have better rules of succession and may last longer or may transition to a non-charismatic dictatorship.

  • They are ruled by the Alkalif, a group whose members are selected in infancy and trained for their role until age 30. The populace is convinced that this produces the best possible leaders, possibly because charisma is one of the traits trained into the Alkalif.

World Law Level[edit]

No information yet available.

World Military[edit]

The system contains a Naval Base.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

Some 40 million people live here, mostly in grav cities.

World Culture[edit]

The local culture places little value on privacy. Visitors should use discretion, since their words can be repeated to the highest officials if they criticize anything.


No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

Noricum was formerly part of the Arcturus Federation until joining the Imperium in 583.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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