Walston (world)

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Walston/District 268 (Spinward Marches 1232)
Milieu 1116
C544338-8
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population3 Low (3 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 3158
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
721-2
Resources7Few
Labor2Low (300)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-2Fair
Importance Extension -2
Resource Units 11
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Walston supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. The world has a cold, though still habitable, climate at the lower limits of human comfort. It is a client state of Third Imperium in the District 268 Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world contains a Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 70% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr.

Walston/Plankwell (Spinward Marches 1232)
New Era
C544338-A
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population3 Low (6 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 335D
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
721+1
Resources7Few
Labor2Low (600)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency+1Average
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 14
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 38
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 2
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 220

Era: New Era

Walston supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. The world has a cold, though still habitable, climate at the lower limits of human comfort. It is a client state of Regency of Deneb in the Plankwell Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This world contains a Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 80% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr.

  • This world is sometimes spelled "Waltson."

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Walston Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Albin's Star

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Remarks
Albin's Star

System Data[edit]

Walston System
District 268/Spinward Marches 1232
Position Distance Name UWP
Primary Albin's Star M2 V
0 0.2 AU Walston C544338-8
1 0.4 AU Roberts Y7??000-0
2 0.7 AU - (Empty Orbit)
3 1.0 AU Greenish SGG
1 ?   - Ring - YR00000-0
2 ?   Moon 1 ???????-?
3 ?   Moon 2 ???????-?
4 ?   Moon 3 ???????-?
5 ?   Moon 4 ???????-?
6 ?   Moon 5 ???????-?
7 ?   Moon 6 ???????-?
8 ?   Moon 7 ???????-?
4 1.6 AU - (Empty Orbit)
5 2.8 AU Victir Y?0A000-0
6 5.2 AU Temine H?0A000-0
7 10.0 AU - (Empty Orbit)
8 19.6 AU Scales Y?0?000-0
9 38.8 AU Insive SGG
1 ?   Insive Alpha Y???000-0

Walston's primary is named Albin's Star, while the system's two small gas giants are named Insive and Greenish. The system also contains five rocky bodies in fairly standard orbits.

System Importance (Ix)[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Walston itself has a cool climate and a thin oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere tainted by mild pollutant affecting low-elevation areas.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

This world is a Meso World between 7,200km and 8,800km in diameter. The world has a standard gravity between 0.4G and 0.57G. The horizon will appear about 4km away.

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

Walston has a pressure of 0.43 to 0.70 atmospheres. While the thin atmosphere does not require survival gear this atmosphere also contains an unusual taint such as such as disease, a hazardous gas mix, pollutants, or sulfur compounds which requires the use of a Filter Mask. Some taints may require more protective equipment. TL–3 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

This world has 35-45% of its surface covered by liquid water. There will be a number of small seas or one larger body of water. Wilderness refueling is possible.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

The seas of Walston are home to a wide variety of life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Walston's starport and the relatively hospitable environment makes it a popular stopover point on the Bowman Arm.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

Walston 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.

World Population (P)[edit]

This world has a population of 1,000 to 9,999 sophonts (thousands).

  • On most worlds, this population would be too low to sustain itself without a little outside assistance.
  • This may represent the home base of a sizable but mostly transient population such as the base of a major starship expedition, the last generation of a dying colony, the first generation of a new colony, or a large outpost that will probably evolve into a colony if not stopped.

World Demographics[edit]

Humaniti, population 10%

  • Other, Varg 90%

The only inhabited region of the planet is Settlement Island, which includes the capital at Central Lake. Approximately 90% of Walston's population are Vargr who settled after the Fourth Frontier War, but the government is ruled by a human elite and the Vargr are treated as distinctly second-class citizens.

World Government (G)[edit]

Walston 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 Law Level (L)[edit]

This world has a high law level with laws covering many areas of interactions of people, corporations, and the government. A few worlds with this law level may be Amber Zones. Any interaction with the judicial system requires an Advocate trained in the local legal system. Law enforcement is present almost everywhere, either as people or via technology. Legal proceedings can take weeks to months to resolve and involve a dozen or more people. All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

Walston possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy (Ex)[edit]

The planet's subsistence-based economy depends largely on aquaculture and more conventional agriculture.

Trade Data[edit]

Trade Classifications for this world:

  • No information yet available.

Trade Lines with other worlds:

  • No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses TBD infrastructure.

World Culture (Cx)[edit]

No information yet available.

World Language/s[edit]

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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