Orphee (world)

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Orphee/New Islands (Reft 1429)
Classic Era (1115)
X885600-0
StarportX No Starport
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population6 Moderate (1 million)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
New Era (1200)
X885647-0
StarportX No Starport
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
Fourth Imperium (1300)
X885647-0
StarportX No Starport
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population6 Moderate (7 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G9 V M0 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 0

Orphee is a rich, agricultural, nonindustrial garden world with a near-ideal, utopian environment conducive to most sophonts and high-grade living conditions due to a bustling economy.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • It requires 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.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy and population are rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to quickly rise barring outside forces.
  • This a "forbidden" 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.
  • This world has a research station engaged in the scientific pursuit of knowledge.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the New Islands Subsector of Reft Sector.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

G9 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.848 4100 - 5100 0.47
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00845 0.05686 0.55 - 0.89 0.845 8.45
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Orphee

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

Native sophont: Orpheides[edit]

A potentially intelligent race, the Orpheides of Orphee, are an herbivorous grazer species confined to their world of origin. These grazers have achieved only rudimentary development, approximating tech level 0, although their culture at that level has proven of interest to academics throughout the Clusters. It is expected that the Orpheides, with suitable protection from interference, can achieve a technological civilization within a few thousand years. [2]

Etymology[edit]

"Orpheus" - a poet and lyre-player of Greek legend who tried to free his wife Eurydice from the underworld by charming the god Hades with his music (Webster's Encyclopedia 1095 - Regina Edition).

History and background[edit]

The world does have a small human academic community who study the Orpheides society. However, it has been interdicted to trade and naval traffic by the Convention of Interdiction (5575 AD /1054 Imperial ). This was signed by all worlds within the Islands Clusters (New Islands Subsector and Old Islands Subsector). Occasional ships carrying supplies and researchers do call on the system from time to time. The interdiction of Orphee is equivalent to a Red Travel Zone within the Imperium. [2]

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