Orishada (world)

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Orishada/Velous (Far Home 1615)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population3 Low (7 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 V M0 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3

Orishada is a poor, low-population hellworld with a population less than 10,000 sophonts struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.825 4000 - 5000 0.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00845 0.05375 0.52 - 0.84 0.845 8.45
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
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
20.2 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Chalos-Orishada System[edit]

The primary is Chalos, an ordinary orange main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.42 Sols, a mass of 0.825 Sols and a diameter of 1.263 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, and (II) a trace atmosphere worldlet. (III) Orishada orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (IV) a large gas giant forms the inner part of the outer system. Orbital positions (V) through (X) are unavailable due to the presence of the companion star. (XI) a sparse icy planetoid belt, lying beyond the companion star, forms the outer part of its outer system. Orishada and the gas giant retain satellites.

Manar Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Manar, an ordinary red main sequence star that orbits Shalos at a mean distance of 20.2 AU (orbital position (IX), 3.021 billion km). It has a luminosity of 0.04 Sols, a mass of 0.489 Sols and a diameter of 356,000 km. (I) a standard atmosphere hospitable world orbits within the habitable zone. (II) a small gas giant, and (III) a ringed small ice giant form the outer system. Both of the gas giants retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(III) Orishada[edit]

(III) Orishada is designated the mainworld. It orbits Chalos at a mean distance of 0.71 AU (105.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 240 days 14 hours and a rotation period of 33 hours. The axial tilt is 15 degrees. Orishada has a diameter of 7,816 km, a density of 4.87 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.54 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.44 bar and a composition of 87% nitrogen (N2), 11% oxygen (O2), 1% carbon dioxide (CO2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by low percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 22% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.25m. Mean surface temperature: 12°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is sluggish and slow weather systems, driven by the star, crawl across the globe.


Orishada retains two natural satellites, a vacuum worldlet named Baslak and a marginally hospitable moon named Volu:

(IIIa) Baslak (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting at 20 Diameters/155,000 km)
(IIIb) Volu (UWP Y322000-0, orbiting at 35 Diameters/275,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 192 million km², Land surface area: 150 million km², Water surface area: 42 million km². The northern tropics are covered by the Vardak range and the southern pole is dominated by the Heights of Pygar, barren mountain and highland regions surrounded by stony rubble-covered plains. The Plain of Sorrows and the Bowl of Dust, lying along the equator, are arid deserts. The Gorgon Sea, the largest body of water, lies in the southern hemisphere and is surrounded by lakes and marshy Damplands. The poles are ice-capped throughout the year, with glaciers and ice-fields extending into the temperate zones in some areas. Large areas of the northern temperate zone are lowland and are dotted with small lakes of glacial origin.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Chalos-Orishada System[edit]

Orishada, the mainworld has primitive native life, largely consisting of microscopic organisms that exist anywhere that they can find water. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal. The most advanced lifeforms are simple worms measuring millimeters in length. A number of types of introduced flora survive and even thrive on the world.

  • Volu, Orishada's marginally hospitable outer moon, has primitive extremophile native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

Manar Subsystem[edit]

The temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (I) (within the habitable zone) has extensive native life, consisting of minute multicellular organisms that can be found in most ecological niches. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the subsystem is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Orishada has a Class D Starport, a poor quality installation which has few of the expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World technology level[edit]

Orishada possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

World government[edit]

Orishada is governed by a Participatory Democracy where eligible voters determine laws and policy. What determines an eligible voter varies. There may be smaller councils or regional bodies to write the policies voted on. Leadership of the government and all members of the bureaucracy are determined by voting population.

World Military[edit]

Locally organised defense militias only, consisting of armed citizens.

World Economy[edit]

  • Resources: 8 (Moderate)
  • Labor: 2 (Hundreds)
  • Infrastructure: 1 (Extremely limited)
  • Efficiency: +0

Trade Data[edit]

  • Resource Units: 16

World Demographics[edit]

Population: 7,300


No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 4 (Harmonious)
  • Acceptance: 1 (Extremely xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 1
  • Symbols: 1

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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