Spirelle (world)

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Spirelle/Lunion (Spinward Marches 1927)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population8 Moderate (700 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G7 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 5
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 7847
Army Size (BEs) 2000
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor7Moderate (70 million)
Infrastructure8 Generally available
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 806
GWP (BCr) 2,563
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 5,505
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 595,000
Port employees 1,135
Port passengers (annual) 290,100

Spirelle is a garden world with an environment conducive to most sophonts. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Lunion Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Spirelle, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of an Imperial knight and a baronet, and the fiefdoms of a baron and a viscount. All four are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Spirelle is a member of the Spinward Main.

Spirelle had a diameter of 11,630 km, standard oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere, 60% surface water, and a warm climate. The most populated parts of Spirelle consist of low-lying swampy islands and small land masses.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

G7 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.894 4400 - 5400 0.57
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00846 0.06262 0.6 - 0.98 0.846 8.46
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7

Mainworld Map[edit]

Map as at 1105

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Spirelle, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of four members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

The Viscount is from the Rorise Family.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Spirelle has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

Spirelle's starport is co-located with the world's largest seaport, with huge container ships delivering cargoes from all around the planet for export. These are usually shipped in standard (interstellar) shipping containers, which can be handled and loaded with no need to unload or repack[2].

Upper class Spirelle Society has a formal dress code that includes being fully gowned with gloves and decorated mask.[3]. Anyone of the middle class or higher should have at least one mask for formal occasions - even if it does not see the light of day much. These can be fabulously expensive.

Additionally, for adults, the exposure of the naked skin in public is considered improper. Long Sleeves, High Necks, Hoods or Turbans, Leg Coverings, Shoes, Gloves and Masks are polite - although Masks and Gloves are often worn as a token or forsaken altogether in the lower social classes.

Historical Data[edit]

The planet has a population of 723 million (of which 95 million are Droyne). The population is governed by a representative democracy, a medium law level, and a tech level of 8. The bulk of the population are easy-going and friendly, dispersed in small cities across the globe. Main sources of income are fish-farming, bulk rice and other damp-condition cereal cultivation, and mineral extraction.

Spirelle was settled around -7000 by the crew of a misjumped Droyne ship from Andor who increased in number until they reached a population of 130 million. By the late 1st Century, the population had remained steady for more than 2000 years. Relations with the various interstellar states that arose around them (the Sindalian Empire, the Old Darrians, the Sacnoth Dominate and the Sword Worlds of the Five States Era) remained remote; the Spirellans were unaggressive, seemed to have no interest in trade, and had no starships of their own despite a tech level of around 10.

This changed in 98 when merchant adventurer Annabel Rorise's ship broke down and had to make an emergency landing on Spirrelle. During the two years she was stuck on the world, she discovered that the Droyne hierarchs were interested in trade, but so slow and cautious that former attempts to establish trade with them had been abandoned before they bore fruit. Keeping this information to herself, she established a monopoly of trade with Spirelle and went on to found a powerful trading company (Rorise Trading) and a merchant family (Rorise Family) that survive to this day.

In 481 a group of Vargr exiles from Gvurrdon found the empty world Dawnworld and settled there unaware of the reason why it was empty. In 506 a team of researchers finally put together all the facts and the Vargr were resettled on Spirelle. The population Vargr on Spirelle remains small.

Humans have settled in out-of-the-way parts of Spirelle and have slowly grown in number. In the last century or so, they have begun squeezing the Droyne, whose numbers have declined from 130 million to 95 million in that time.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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