Sting (world)

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Sting/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1525)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6B49
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (7 million)
InfrastructureD Comprehensive
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 2,574
GWP (BCr) 307
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 6,615
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 80,500
Port employees 1,000
Port passengers (annual) 133,100

Sting is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Sting is a member of the Spinward Main.

Sting's thin atmosphere is tainted only in low-lying areas, where concentrations of heavy gases -- chlorine among others -- can be lethal to unprotected breathers. [2]

Sting is tidally locked to its primary, Bilbo, and orbits at a distance of 0.14 AU. Sting's continents have ground to a halt and erosion is gradually smoothing the planet flat and filling its seas with sediment. [3]

Much of the planet’s twilight zone is covered with plant life adapted to the endless winds moving from the cold side to the hot. The jungles that live off the eroded sediment have an incredibly thick canopy, which keeps the area under it relatively calm, but also difficult to explore. Flat as it is, the land drains poorly.[3]

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M0 V

Primary 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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The majority of the planet's population lives in underground cities near the north and south poles. Sting's capital and starport, Vinduri, is located on the northwest corner of the Lyseside (light side) continent, near the north pole.

Prior to the Fifth Frontier War, Sting was a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation, but in the aftermath of the war Sting became part of the Imperial Client state known as the Border Worlds Confederation, and was the original capital. In 1116 the capital was moved from Sting to Beater (Spinward Marches 1424).

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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