Zeta 2 (world)

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Zeta 2/Vilis (Spinward Marches 0919)
Milieu 1116
StarportX No Starport
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
AtmosphereB Exotic (corrosive)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level0 Pre-Industrial (primitive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government No government
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 0000
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 0
Economic Extension
Resources2Very scarce
Labor0Barren (0)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 0
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-X
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Zeta 2 is a barren hellworld with a tainted atmosphere and a lack of available surface water, making habitation by sophonts difficult. As a barren world it has no overt population, government, or law level. This world designated as a Red Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that make it extremely dangerous to visitors. Everyone is forbidden to travel here.  The world has been set aside to preserve indigenous life forms, to delay resource development, or for other reasons. It is a unclaimed Non-Aligned world in the Vilis Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector. This is the homeworld of the Viji, a Minor Race.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

The planet is a barren hellworld designed as a reserve and classified as a Red Zone. Zeta 2 has a corrosive atmosphere composed mainly of fluorine compounds, with 60% of the planet's surface covered by hydroflouric-acid seas.

The system is located in the Vilis Trace.

Monostellar System[edit]

Zeta 2 Primary Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Zeta 2 Primary

M0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

0919 Zeta 2 (Independent)

Starport: Class 0.

Diameter: 5,646 miles (9,000 km).
Atmosphere: Corrosive.
Hydrographics: None.
Climate: Hot.
Population: None.
Government: None.
Control Level: 0.
Tech Level: 0.
World Trade Number: 0.

Native Sophont: Viji[edit]

The Viji are allegedly small crystalline creatures somehow capable of surviving in Zeta 2's extremely harsh environment.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Zeta 2 is an Imperial Navy target range. The heavily cratered and pock marked planet is extremely radioactive. Six Navy 400 ton SMU-4C automated interdiction satellites have been place to warn off any intruders.[2]

The Railen Institute, a private research group, has established small orbital facility over Zeta 2 to study extreme-condition survival for vessels and probes.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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