Water World

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A Water World has large amounts of water, a necessary ingredient for conventional life, but it has less than an Ocean World.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Water Worlds are often biological treasure houses of aquatic lifeforms and a rich variety of life. If a sophontic society has adequate technology, such worlds can be rich markets full of resources, both mineral, foodstuff, and organic.

Planetary Characteristics[edit]

TC Water World Series (Water) (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
Type Code Size Atm Hyd Pop Gov Law Remarks
Ice World Ic Any 01 123456789A -- -- -- World with much of its water in ice form.
Average Water World None Any -- 123456789 -- -- -- World not completely covered in water.
Water World Wa 56789 -- A -- -- -- World covered in water. Average depth oceans.
Ocean World Oc ABC -- A -- -- -- Panthallasic world. Deep water oceans.

Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate[edit]

World Placement by Zone (IISS Scout Handbook, pgs. 490-491)
(← starward) Habitable Zone / HZ] (staraway →)
TC Inner (-) HZ-2 HZ-1 HZ HZ+1 HZ+2 Outer (+) Remote & Far Systems Remarks
Wa - - Unlikely Yes Unlikely - - - Water Worlds are almost always found within the HZ.
Oc - - Unlikely Yes Unlikely - - - Ocean Worlds are almost always found within the HZ.


Planetary Orbit & Climate
Code HZ Lifeform/s Climate/s Remarks
Wa HZ (+/-) Conventional Life Tp, Tr, Tu None
Oc HZ (+/-) Conventional Life Tp, Tr, Tu None

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Water Worlds are among the most easily inhabitable worlds for conventional life sophonts. Even relatively low tech spacefarers can make the most of the typical water world. Thus such worlds are highly desirable.

The biodiversity of such worlds is known for being rich. Many sorts of organic resources can be found on such worlds.

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