Wypoc (world)

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Wypoc/Lanth (Spinward Marches 2011)
Milieu 1116
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
AtmosphereC Exotic (insidious)
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population5 Moderate (900 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5359
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (90 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -2
Resource Units 70
GWP (BCr) 2
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Wypoc is a fluid world with an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, 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. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Lanth Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Wypoc, 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]

Wypoc is a member of the Spinward Main.

Wypoc has a normal climate and an insidious (weak sulfuric-acid vapor) atmosphere; the local inhabitants live in domed cities and rarely venture outside.

Wypoc is a hostile world, best noted for being only jump 2 from Regina, and being basically a hell hole of a world. Standard vacuum suits will be irreparably damaged within 4 hours, and experience lethal failures within 8 hours, due to the combination of acids, high-speed sand, and temperature.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Native Lifeform: Wypoc Dragon[edit]

Wypoc has become a mecca for jaded individuals desiring a real challenge: The Dragon. These and other dangerous and armored beasts run free and wild, and are known to hunt the hunter. Some have even claimed that air-rafts have been dragon-snacks! The Pen-jooin, the dragon, the bopper, and other large creatures have a thriving ecosystem, and apparently, the predators hunt by metallic ions released by the bodies of their targets. The local creatures are edible, as a general rule, but are not particularly tasty.

Gravity & Size[edit]

Wypoc is 14,570m in mean surface diameter as of the 1066 Second Survey, although specific accuracy is questionable. Local gravity is 1.3 G's standard, with local variation of up to 0.05 G's. The core is molten nickle/iron, with a dense silicate crust.


The atmosphere of Wypoc is an insidious mix of hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, and sulfuric acids, plus a small amount of prussic acid is also present. Atmospheric pressure at surface is about 2.5atm, and the orangeish haze is ever present, and leads to a notable lack of useful visibility.


The liquid which passes for an ocean is a rich soup of amino acids, plus some of the acids above. The amino acids and proteins of Wypoc's life, however, are definitely incompatible with H. Sapiens, and also with Vargr, digestive capabilities. This hydrosphere has a major problem for life: most of the proteins are immediately broken apart by one or more of the available acids.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In 1106 a small Imperial Navy facility was established to test hostile-environment equipment. The inhabitants live in domed cities they call demes and rarely venture outside. Recently, however, the military (Imperial Marines) has been testing protective suits which will enable personnel to operate in the insidious and freezing atmosphere for long periods. There is a large marine contingent on the world and the local economy is doing quite well.

There has been some mention in the local media that the Marines have been there longer than one would think necessary to just test vacc suits and none of the suits have been made available to the locals.

  • The population is focused around three public activities, which include:
    • Mining
    • Orbital manufacture of electronics
    • Expedition hunting

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