Weiss (world)

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Weiss/Glisten (Spinward Marches 1934)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population4 Moderate (70 thousand)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 2539
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (7 thousand)
Infrastructure4 Very limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 97
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 265
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 25
Port passengers (annual) 0

Weiss has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors.  The governance of this world is from Glisten (Spinward Marches 2036). It is a member of Third Imperium in the Glisten Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Weiss, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Weiss is a member of the Spinward Main.

The planet itself is fairly unpleasant, with most of the hydrographic percentage tied up in the two large icecaps. Individual settlements outside the spaceport tend to cluster around a pressurized greenhouse. Most surface travel is by tracked vehicle.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Population about 72,000. Colonized following the Third Frontier War in 990 by a group of Sword Worlds dissidents. Recent problems have stemmed from the fact that the inhabitants have more sympathy for the Sword Worlds their ancestors left than for the Imperium.

Glisten (Spinward Marches 2036) pre-emptively assumed control of the planet in 1104, and tension has remained high since. The local language is a form of Germanic rather than Anglic, and persons addressing the inhabitants in Anglic outside the controlled spaceport district are likely to find trouble.

Weiss is owned by Spinward Development Corp. It is a typical SDC development, a backwater world supporting corporate teams and a steady trickle of colonists. Diverse SDC plans include a major starport to encourage trade, as well as mining and industry on-planet. This total corporate ownership has resulted in an amber-zone declaration for non-SDC travelers, at the request of the corporation.[2]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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