Scaramouche (world)

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Scaramouche/Harlequin (Solomani Rim 2509)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
AtmosphereC Exotic (insidious)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government0 No Government structure
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M1 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 0

Scaramouche is a nonindustrial fluid world.

  • A fluid world has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This dangerous world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors.
  • This is a tidally-locked world, which does not rotate as most planets do. It has one face locked to the gravity source, usually a star, and the other locked away from the gravity source, making for extremely warm weather on one side and cold extremes on the other.
  • This is a temperate world, with a climate of pleasant, average temperatures, considered to be an ideal or near-ideal environment by many different sophont species.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Harlequin Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.

Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

Scaramouche is a non-industrial fluid ocean world located in Harlequin Subsector of the Solomani Rim.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

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)

M1 V

Secondary 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

IISS GURPS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2509 Scaramouche (Imperial) - Amber Zone

Starport: Class V.

Diameter: 7,200 miles (11,500 km). Gravity: 0.90g.
Atmosphere: Corrosive.
Hydrographics: 60%.
Climate: Warm.
Population: 310,000.
Government: Anarchy.
Control Level: 2.
Tech Level: 9.
World Trade Number: 4.

System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Scaramouche is a tide-locked world with a nitrogen and oxygen atmosphere that would be breathable were it not for the presence of a significant amount of free chlorine as well as hydrochloric acid vapor and even complex chlorine compounds such as phosgene.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Scaramouche’s oceans and rivers are a weak solution of hydrochloric acid and chlorine “bleach.”

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

The planet's simplest plant life, the equivalent of Terran algae, are able to break chlorine out of the salts present in seawater.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Scaramouche is a backwater world of little importance, and one of the few worlds in the Rim where local longing for the "good old days" of Solomani rule remains strong enough to give rise to active unrest.

Imperial High / Landed Nobility[edit]

Scaramouche, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Scaramouche has a Class A Starport, an excellent quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Scaramouche possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

World Government[edit]

Scaramouche has no central government for the world, an Anarchy. The largest governmental structure would be a family, tribe, or single clan. The largest group will be between 50 and 100 individuals, and there may be dozens to hundreds of them. This governmental structure can be stable over long periods of time if the population remains small or geographically separated.

World Law Level[edit]

It has been issued an Amber Zone travel advisory.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

Since the Imperial withdrawal, government on Scaramouche has varied from unstable to nonexistent. Numerous splinter groups of the local Solomani party have caused the movement to collapse from internal bickering, while no other political force has emerged. Violence is common, and resulting in the Travellers' Aid Society to designate it an Amber Zone.


No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

The planet's harsh atmospheric conditions and relative lack of value contributed significantly to the continuation of Solomani sympathies. Resistance to the presence of an Imperial governor and a brigade of marines at the starport/capital led, in 1098, to the outbreak of the so-called Unity Uprisings against the government. The uprising was largely suppressed by Acting Governor General Ringiil Urshukaan, though his methods were harsh and later repudiated by higher authority (despite Urshukaan's popularity on nearby worlds, which perceived his actions as decisive in preventing a recurrence of unrest in that portion of the sector).

The organization of the rebellion effectively collapsed after Urshukaan's capture of its major leader, Moradeyo Davis Atiyah. After the short administration of Governor Baronet Rosa Demetriou, in which attempts at reconciliation were begun, it was decided that the Imperial presence on Scaramouche would be greatly reduced. Government was formally turned over to the citizens of the planet in 1102, and the post of Governor dissolved. The majority of the garrison was withdrawn at that time.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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