Colada (world)

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Colada/Sword Worlds (Spinward Marches 1022)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population6 Moderate (2 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K2 V M8 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 4A39
Army Size (BEs) 12
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
Labor5Moderate (200 thousand)
Infrastructure8 Generally available
Importance Extension 4
Resource Units 800
GWP (BCr) 11
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,157
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 2,200
Port employees 410
Port passengers (annual) 99,500

Colada is a rich and agricultural production world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system supports a population in the millions of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Sword Worlds Confederation in the Sword Worlds Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Sword Worlds. This world supports a Sword Worlds Military Base and the system supports a Sword Worlds Naval Base.

Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Colada is a member of the Spinward Main.

Colada has two stars, the primary Rodrigo and its companion Bivar. Colada orbits at a distance of 0.73 AU.

Colada has a single small moon, Minaya. The capital city is Foernyelseborg, located on the eastern coast of the small continent Hjalmaren. The world's starport is located several kilometers north of Foernyelseborg. Colada has a normal climate with a standard oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Colada Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

K2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.723 3700 - 4600 0.284
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00718 0.0442 0.42 - 0.69 0.718 7.18
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M8 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.244 1900 - 2500 0.003
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00224 0.00415 0.04 - 0.06 0.224 2.24
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

1022 Colada (Sword Worlds) - Amber Zone

Starport: Class IV - Military base.

Diameter: 3,232 miles (5,200 km).
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen.
Hydrographics: 40%.
Climate: Normal.
Population: 2.37 million.
Government: Civil service bureaucracy.
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Colada contains vast pastures given over to the rearing of beef cattle. The population is thinly spread about the planet.[2]

Colada is a member of the Sword Worlds Confederation and was once one of the most important worlds in the subsector. Colada was part of the Triple Dominion, but a civil war in 212 erupted into a nuclear exchange that devastated both the planet's population as well as its environment, with the effects continuing to linger almost a thousand years later, resulting in its Amber Zone classification.

Colada's most prized export is its elite mercenary force, The Champion's Guard. This force numbers 50,000 and is available in whole or part to anyone willing to pay. Stoedel Base is a large military base just north of Foernyelseborg, used as a training facility for the Champion's Guard.

Colada is the name of one of the swords carried by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, according to the Cantar de Mio Cid.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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