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Resources - System Information - Chymal

System:

Chymal

Sector:

Baran

Quadrant:

Chymal

Sector Government:

Terran Confederation

Star Type:
(Primary Star)

Main Sequence Yellow Dwarf

Star Type:
(Secondary Star)

White Dwarf

Number of Planets:

4

Other Astral Bodies:
  • 1 Space Station
  • 4 Communication Stations
  • 1 Rogue Asteroid

System Composition

Name:

Magas (Chymal 1)

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

A heavily irradiated word, Magas is a bruiser with an equatorial radius of 2,500km, it is not a place for the faint of heart or sane. Standard Temperature is a nice pleasant 395 degrees Celsius, upwards of 600 degrees when McLafferty is it's closet to the planet. Due to this fact, nothing can naturally exist on this world, and the surface except on the few scattered locations, is totally molten. Few even attempt to mine here, but the Plutonium and Iridium deposits in the few solidified locations are worth the risk to some corporations. Confed maintains a 20 man research station here to monitor the Chymal energy collector, and to test new methods of radiation shielding. Gravity fluxes depending on the location of McLafferty, ranging from .25 to 1.75 of standard.

Element Resources: Iridium, Aluminum, Plutonium, Iron, Sulfur [Sulpher]



Name:

Jordan (Chymal 2)

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Like it's brother Magas, Jordan is a heavily irradiated word, with a radius of 3,000km, and a standard gravity of 1.7. Studies have shown that in the past Jordan used to be a totally molten world, but has sense cooled. However, it is still known for it's brilliant volcanic eruptions, and has been joking called a vacation spot, for some people actually take the risk and come just to see the near seasonal eruptions. The planet is full of mining facilities, almost rivaling Kelleghan, but the planet seems to be tossing up additional resources just as it is believed the planet's tapped out.

Element Resources: Silicon, Iron, Barium, Magnesium, Silver, Tin, Tungsten, Strontium



Name:

Sebellin (Chymal 3)

Type:

Planet

Moons:

0

Description:

Sebellin a habitable world made up of many islands and is home to the Chymal TCSF Academy.



Name:

Kelleghan (Chymal 4)

Type:

Planet (Gas Giant)

Moons:

Many

Description:

With a mean equatorial radius of 123,472 kilometers, Kelleghan is by far the largest planet in the Chymal star system, perhaps even in the entire sector. It is pretty much your standard ringless gas giant, except that it's atmospheric density is one of the highest ever discovered at 5.976 gm per cubic centimeter, at the 'surface', with a measured gravity of 6.5 on the Terran standard scale. It is known that the atmosphere is at least 1500 km thick, but with a seemingly exponential increase in density and pressure. It is believed that Kelleghan is in the first stages of becoming a star, but if it occurs it will be at least several million years off. Presently it's a hub of activity for the minerals on it's plethora of moons, and skimming the upper 100km of the atmosphere for gaseous materials, and elements caught in the turbulent storms that call the gas giant home.

Element Resources: Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Lithium, Sulfur [Sulphur], Mercury, Argon, Krypton, Xenon



Name:

Fezzik

Type:

Rogue Asteroid

Description:

Unofficially considered the 5th planet in Chymal, it's nothing really more than an Iridium and Tin rich rock in space at the outer edge of the Corbimen's expanse. It is a fairly unremarkable rock, with a roughly circular orbit. It is a well known hiding place for pirates, and raiders.


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Corbimen's Expanse

The Corbimen's expanse is the name given to a unique astronomical event native to the Chymal star system. It was named after Lewis Corbimen, the assistant to Dr. April McLafferty co-founder of the system. When the initial expedition entered the system they were bombarded by intense electromagnetic interference. Though this was resolved after the first few hours, it made mapping the system nearly impossible. Upon return to their base of operations, Corbimen theorized that a massive protonuclear event could have caused this type of irregularity, but died from a DNA defect, targeted by the very radiation he was studying. Later the next year, McLafferty published a paper to the Confederation Science Commission, outlining the history of the star system, and proved without a doubt that Corbimen was correct. This in turn caused a refit of confed vessels to counteract this type of interference, incase it was discovered again. However, in system there are regions where this interference is greater, and comm stations are needed to amplify transmissions, but as a rule unless the stars are going through intense activity the expanse is not a problem.

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Chymal/McLafferty Solar Collector

Another unique occurrence is this 26 square kilometer Solar Collector. The facility is mostly automated, but is able to generate power for a system ten times the size of Chymal. Solar Energy is leeched from Chymal from one side, and McLafferty on the other. The orbit is set so that this relationship is maintained at all times. While the energy could be relayed to Sebellin if needed, it is generally transferred to massive batteries which are in turn used as needed or sold for a very high profit margin. Main facility functions are controlled from the research base on Magas.

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Chymal Communications Grid

  • SB-27: Chymal Starbase
  • CS-Alpha: Tango Class Communication's Relay
  • CS-Bravo: Gregor Class Communication's Amplifier Array
  • CS-Charlie: Omega Class Communications Relay
  • CS-Sebellin

To combat the effect of the Corbimen's expanse Confed constructed a series of 3 arrays in the Chymal system. Station Alpha is the standard confederation hypercast booster. It's primary purpose is to enhance the signals coming from the Moffet, Atmore, Jur'Kath, and Angels Crest jump points and send them to SB-27. Station Bravo is the largest of the three stations, which is set to amplify the signals in the system, using the Chymal/McLafferty Solar Collector as a power source. SB-27 and Sebellin has the same grade transmitter and receiver. Station Charlie is roughly the size of station Alpha, but is armed with a high energy laser link emitter, and it used to monitor the area around Kelleghan. Each array is armed with a battery of short and long range sensors and constantly transmit telemetry to SB-27.

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Hyperspace Rifts

With all the history of activity in this system, hyperspace rifts are not uncommon, just not this common. Under prolonged flux conditions, which have been known to create new jump nodes, in the Chymal system there have been at least 30,000 reports of microscopic rifts, over the years. There is no local progression of their occurrences, just that when they occur, they last for about an hour before self closing. The implications are not exactly known, but guess that if the present growth trend continues, in about a million years, unless something dissipates, we should know if a planet can survive a jump transition, since that's what Chymal will be, one giant jump node.

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Jump Point Mechanics

With the all the super normal activity there is bound to be some fluxations in the size and destinations of the jump nods in the system. As of yet, none of the nods have shut down, or changed destinations, but it seems that the size of the nodes, and the radius of activation increases by about 50% when the there is increased solar and electromagnetic flux in the system. It has been theorized if the flux becomes great enough it will either shut down the nodes all together, or permanently open them for good. The scientific community is not anxious to find out, one way or another, as this level of flux would kill anything in the system.

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