Pessent (world)

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Pessent/Orowan (Halcyon 2431)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population5 Moderate (500 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F4 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 1

Pessent is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Orowan Subsector of Halcyon Sector.
  • This world-system hosts a Military Base, usually associated with military ground forces, which may be located on or off-world.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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

F4 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.38 6300 - 6900 4.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01359 0.17438 1.67 - 2.72 1.359 13.59
Orbit #  * 0 4 4 7

System Data[edit]

Garsuka-Pessent System[edit]

The primary is Garsuka, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 4.42 Sols, a mass of 1.38 Sols, and a diameter of 2.031 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a very thin atmosphere inner world, (III) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (IV) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world. (V) Pessent orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VI) a thin atmosphere radworld, (VII) a dense icy planetoid belt, (VIII) a ringed large gas giant, (IX) an exotic atmosphere radworld, and (X) a vacuum worldlet form the outer system. Most of the worlds in the system retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(V) Pessent[edit]

(V) Pessent is designated the mainworld. It orbits Garsuka at a mean distance of 1.48 AU (221.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 1 year 195 days and a rotation period of 19.5 hours. The axial tilt is 16 degrees. Pessent has a diameter of 14,896 km, a density of 5.92 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 1.25 G. The world is geologically very active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 2.21 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 22% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), neon (Ne), sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other trace gases. The atmospheric taint is caused by sulfur compounds of volcanic origin. Approximately 93% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.75m. Mean surface temperature: 2°C. The atmosphere is very active and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe. The climate is seasonal.


Pessent retains a single natural satellite, a corrosive atmosphere inferno world named Zawibi:

(Va) Zawabi (UWP Y5B0000-0, orbiting at 45 Diameters/670,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 697 million km², Water surface area: 648 million km², Land surface area: 49 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Pessent, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Pessent has a Class B Starport, a good 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 most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World technology level[edit]

Pessent possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Pessent 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]

An important company has their headquarters at Pessent:

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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