Quistil (world)

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Quistil/Orret (Far Home 2030)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population6 Moderate (8 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level3 Pre-Industrial (basic science)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M6 III
Planetoid Belts 3
Gas Giants 5

Quistil is an agricultural, nonindustrial world still lacking adequate means to expand its economy.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 7.85 2000 - 2800 2382.5
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 2.42859 4.04857 38.81 - 63.25 242.859 2428.59
Orbit # 5 6 9 12 15

System Data[edit]

Manusta-Quistil System[edit]

The primary is Manusta, a red giant star. It has a luminosity of 2382.5 Sols, a mass of 7.85 Sols, and a diameter of 363.155 million km – the corona of the star extends to 1.22 AU, within orbital position (IV). The inner system consists of (V-I) a vacuum worldlet, (V-II) a trace atmosphere inner world, (VI) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world, (VII) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (VIII) a trace atmosphere worldlet, (IX-I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (IX-II) a sparse stony planetoid belt – orbital position (IV) is empty. (X) Mayag, a large gas giant, orbits within the habitable zone: (Xc) Quistil is its outer moon and is designated the mainworld. (XI-I) a ringed small gas giant, (XI-II) a ringed large gas giant, (XII-I) a large gas giant, (XII-II) a small ice giant, and (XIII) a dense icy planetoid belt form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

(X) Mayag[edit]

(X) Mayag is a large gas giant that orbits Manusta at a mean distance of 41.2 AU (6.2 billion km), within the habitable zone, and has an orbital period of 94 years 141 days. It has a diameter of 77,000 km and an atmosphere consisting of 90% hydrogen (H2), 10% helium (He), and less than 1% methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), water vapor (H2O) and other trace gases. It is a brown-tan color with broad pale bands and large semi-permanent equatorial storms. It retains a family of three major satellites.


Mayag retains three major satellites:

(Xa) Hardin (UWP H100000-0, orbiting at 7 Diameters/540,000 km)
(Xb) Fasini (UWP Y3A0000-0, orbiting at 11 Diameters/850,000 km)
(Xc) Quistil (designated the mainworld, orbiting at 14 Diameters/1.08 million km)

Mainworld Data[edit]

(Xc) Quistil[edit]

(Xc) Quistil is the outer of the three major moons of (X) Mayag and is designated the mainworld. It orbits its parent world at a mean distance of 14 diameters (1.08 million km), with an orbital period of 113 days 6 hours: it is tidally locked to Mayag. The axial tilt is 3 degrees relative to Mayag. Quistil has a diameter of 10,102 km, a density of 4.46 g/cm³ and a surface gravity of 0.64 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Mayag cause frequent geological activity. The atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.23 bar and a composition of 77% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), 1% argon (Ar), and 1% water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 10 rads per hour. Around 36% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 13°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas sweep across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 320 million km², Land surface area: 205 million km², Water surface area: 115 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Manusta-Quistil System[edit]

Quistil, the mainworld, has extensive native life, consisting of radiation-tolerant microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Quistil 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]

Quistil possesses a Technology Level of TL–3.

World government[edit]

Quistil is governed by a Civil Service Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy leadership influences policy. The government leadership may select the bureaucracy leadership, but not its membership. Usually the governmental leadership is divided, or incapable of setting policy and the bureaucracy provides a stabilizing influence. The bureaucracy may be the full government bureaucracy or a section with limited jurisdiction but considerable influence like the military.

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]

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UWP listing[edit]

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