Paques (world)

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Paques/Menorial (Trojan Reach 0404)
Classic Era (1115)
D9E6400-4
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
AtmosphereE Exotic (ellipsoid)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V D
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 3

Paques is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • This world is artificially created: for example, a Rosette, or a Ringworld.
  • The group often does not require a central star but may possess one.
  • It is a main world which is a satellite of either a gas giant or another world.
  • It is a member of the Strend Cluster in the Menorial Subsector of Trojan Reach Sector.


Description (Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Paques

DA

Secondary White Dwarf 0.36 14000 - 14000 0.005
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00016 0.00587 0.06 - 0.09 0.016 0.16
Orbit #  *  *  *  * 0

Non-canon: Paques is an ellipsoidal world, with a spherical atmosphere.

  • Because of this, there are various bands of atmospheric pressure, from Vacuum at the ends to Trace, to Thin, and even to Dense and Exotic at the centre bands.

The map (at right) shows the various bands in an irregular projection.

caption Map of Paques
  • The Thin, Standard and Dense bands are breathable, with the Trace band requiring compressors, and the Exotic band requiring vacc-suits (the air is far too dense to breathe).
  • Most of the world's ocean is in the Exotic band, but there are many lakes and seas on the rest of the surface.
  • Paques itself has a violent nature, with much vulcanism, many quakes, and frequent windstorms.

Paques orbits another unusual world, known as Eglise (YF00000-0).

  • Eglise is a dense chunk of heavy metals 15,000 km in diameter, with no atmosphere and no hydrographics.
  • Paques and Eglise share their orbit with three other planets of sizes 1, 1, and 3.
  • Being that the five planets share the same orbit, they form a non-equilateral Rosette, an extremely rare occurrence in nature, if indeed the Paques Rosette is natural...

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Paques (alternate spelling: Pacques) is a non-aligned world located in the Menorial Subsector of the Trojan Reach.

Non-canon: Like most of the worlds in the Rimward Void, Paques was only re-discovered recently by the IISS.

  • Plans are just getting underway for the foreign exploitation in 1105 of the rich deposits on Eglise, but there is little interstellar traffic as yet.

Paques was colonized in the late 900's by the crew of the Prince Moselle, a Regal Class Battle Cruiser which misjumped and crashed.

  • The planet's primary city, Moselle (pop. 15,000) grew up around it, gutting it for parts.
  • When Paques was contacted by the IISS in 1093, the Prince Moselle was rebuilt as the world's Class D starport.
  • It currently provides power, tankage for unrefined fuel, warehousing, a hotel, and suites for the Starport Authority.
  • Most settlements on Paques are scattered in the western hemisphere, with a few to the east.
  • Long-distance travel is usually by train or (for the eastern towns) by dirigible.

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