Terra (SR 1827) (world)

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This page refers to the homeworld of Humaniti. For other uses see Terra (disambiguation).
Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Second Survey
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
PopulationA High (10 billion)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G2 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level High
Cultural Extension BE6G
Army Size (BEs) 50000
Economic Details
Technology Level 15
Economic Extension
ResourcesHExtremely abundant
Labor9High (1 billion)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 2,570
GWP (BCr) 244,000
World Trade Number 6.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,699,412
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 10,000,000
Port employees 439,590
Port passengers (annual) 3,074,000

Terra (SR 1827) is a high-population garden world with a billion or more sophonts in population size and a near-ideal utopian environment conducive to most sophonts.


Monostellar System[edit]

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

G2 V

Primary Main Sequence 1 5100 - 5900 1
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0093 0.08294 0.8 - 1.3 0.93 9.3
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7
"The Sun"

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1827 Terra (Imperial)

Starport: Class V - Naval Base and Way Station.

Diameter: 7,900 miles (12,600 km). Gravity: 1.00g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 72%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 18 billion.
Government: Meritocracy.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 12.
World Trade Number: 6.5.

System Data[edit]

The primary of the Terra system is Sol, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1 Sol, a mass of 1 Sol, and a diameter of 1.391 million km. Sol retains a family of four inner rocky worlds, a stony planetoid belt, four outer gas giant worlds, and an outer ring of icy dwarf planets and debris:

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Terra / Luna
  4. Mars
  5. Asteroid Belt
  6. Jupiter
  7. Saturn
  8. Uranus
  9. Neptune
  10. Pluto / Kuiper Belt

Mainworld Data[edit]

Regions of Terra: Terra's capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the most urbanized and industrialized regions of the world are located in the South American continent, the Caribbean region, and the southern part of the African continent. Terra likewise boasts many undersea arcologies, mostly located in the Pacific Ocean region.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

Terra has a pressure of 0.71 to 1.49 atmospheres. A Standard Atmosphere does not require survival gear and will likely be easy for most sophonts to breathe.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

Terra has five named oceanic regions: the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Terra has eight recognized continental masses: Africa, North & South America, Asia & Europe (together comprising the supercontinent of Eurasia), Australia & Zealandia, and Antarctica.

Africa (Region)[edit]

  • The great northern desert once known as the Sahara has been mostly reclaimed and converted into a multi-million hectare stretch of farmland. A hydrological project begun during the Rule of Man caused the flooding of the Qattara Depression in the old Libyan Desert region and the diversion of the Nile River, bringing a cooler, moister climate to much of the Sahara region.
  • Africa today is prosperous and cosmopolitan, with the most advanced Imperial technology available there. The AECO (Africa-Europe Cooperation Organization) Starport lies on the shores of the flooded Chott Djerid, in what was once eastern Algeria. Southern Africa is the busiest financial district on the planet, with the Terran Exchange headquartered in old Johannesburg, although most of the trade occurs on the global information network.

Asia (Region)[edit]

  • During the early years of the Long Night, much of the West Siberian Plain was flooded, creating a new arm of the Arctic Ocean of approximately the same size as the Mediterranean Sea. Combined with the warming climate, much of Siberia has become a fertile and agriculturally productive area.
  • The area was once known as Mesopotamia and the Indian subcontinent has, oddly, seen a fair amount of Vilani settlement. Many ancient native Terran folkways endure in these regions as well.
  • Eastern Asia has remained a somewhat culturally insular region for thousands of years and is one of the few significant regions of the planet where people still use a native ancestral language as their first language as opposed to Anglic.

Australia & Oceania/Pacifica (Region)[edit]

  • Oceania is an expansive region including the various Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Zealandia, and Australia. Many people of this region live in shallow-water arcologies and undersea cities, most of whose commerce is devoted to aquaculture for export. The continent of Zealandia lies off the east coast of the Australian continent and is mostly submerged beneath Terra's Pacific Ocean. Some of its higher mountain ranges protrude above the surface of the ocean like an island chain known as New Zealand.
  • LaGrange Starport in Western Australia is a busy military starport that services a military reservation taking up much of the Australian desert. Imperial Navy and IISS headquarters are located at Alice Springs. While the port does see some civilian traffic bound for Asia and Oceania, the majority of port traffic is governmental and military.
  • The Hivers have bought a several-hundred thousand hectare tract of land on the eastern coast of the Australia District and set up an enclave from which they sell their cutting-edge electronic devices.

Europe (Region)[edit]

  • Home of 1 billion people, mostly around the Mediterranean. Northern Europe is a quiet region full of preserved towns and cities, where many ancient folkways endure. The University of Terra is centered in Europe, with major campuses in Paris, Berlin, and Stockholm.

Middle East (Region)[edit]

  • The region formerly known as the Middle-East is a region conscious of its own long history and maintains many ancient languages and folkways.

North America (Region)[edit]

  • Most of the population of North and Central America live in the regions of old Mexico or the Caribbean, which is today one of the most densely populated regions of the planet and home to many of the planet's most aggressive entrepreneurs. There is a continuous line of arcologies and undersea cities stretching the entire distance from Boston to Trinidad.
  • Phoenix-Mesa Starport (a.k.a. "Starport Paulo") is located in the southwestern region of the North American continent, just southwest of the city of Phoenix. Over two-thirds of Terra's merchant traffic passes through this one starport. Like several other ancient cities, the North American city of New York has been preserved (and protected from higher sea levels) by being encased within a giant transparent dome.

South America (Region)[edit]

  • The South American continent is the modern center of Terran civilization. Most of the population lives along with the coastal areas, the interior of the continent remaining sparsely settled.
  • The capital of Terra and the Sol system as a whole is the city of Rio de Janeiro in the province of Brasilia.
  • High in the Andes Mountain Range on the shores of Lake Titicaca lies the Imperial Residence. Originally built as the official residence of the Solomani Confederation Secretary-General in 876, the estate has since become the residence of the planet's Imperial military governor, Imperial Army General Stanislav Gasai, and more recently has been slated to be the residence of Terra's assigned Imperial noble.

Antarctica (Region)[edit]

  • The Shackleton Community in Antarctica is a site of increasing local emigration, as the warmer climate has rendered significant parts of the continent ice-free.

Undersea Arcologies[edit]

  • Great undersea arcologies (some extending tall enough to pierce the ocean surface) are the home to billions of Terra's population.

Lunar Colony Locations[edit]

Archimedes Settlement[edit]

  • Archimedes Station: No information currently available.

Copernicus Settlement[edit]

  • Copernicus Down Spaceport: Copernicus Down handles traffic control for Terra.

Plato Settlement[edit]

  • University of Luna: The University of Luna is famous for work in high-energy physics and astronomy.

Sinus Iridium Mining Station[edit]

  • No information currently available.

Montes Appeninus Mining Station[edit]

  • No information currently available.

Clavius Research Station[edit]

  • No information currently available.

Farside Research Station[edit]

  • Farside Station is famous for work in cosmic ray research and radio-astronomy.

Theophilus Naval Base[edit]

  • No information currently available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

Terra-Trav-Ade-Stewart 15-March-2019a.jpg

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Terra is filled with a vast variety of lifeforms, many of which were exported throughout Charted Space during the Rule of Man.

Native Sophont[edit]

The Solomani Hypothesis states that Humans evolved on Terra (Solomani Rim 1827) and were scattered to many different worlds by the Ancients for reasons currently unknown.

  • The result is that many different, parallel human races exist, and coexist throughout Charted Space.


Terra is also known as Earth. Origin world of the genetic stock from which all races of Humaniti descended, the former capital of the Terran Confederation, the former capital of the Terran Mercantile Community (TMC), which later became the Old Earth Union, and former capital of the Solomani Autonomous Region. The word Terran (used in the past to refer to an inhabitant of this world or to a citizen of the Terran Confederation) is derived from the name of this world.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Terra (SR 1827), as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Terra (SR 1827) has a Class A Starport, an excellent 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 other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Terra (SR 1827) possesses a Technology Level of TL–15 or TL-F in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Terra (SR 1827) has a Captive Government or Colony. The world is ruled by an external government, there is no self-rule. A colony or conquered area. The local government is an oligarchy appointed by, and answerable only to, the external government.

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]

Please see Terra (SR 1827) (world)/World History

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

Image Repository[edit]

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