Dubhe

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Dubhe[edit]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris)
Dubhe neighbouring systems
Dubhe neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -70.58 : -16.07[e]
Spectral class K0III & F0V[1]
Planets 7[1]

The Dubhe system is home to one habitable world, Dubhe VII, and as at 3145 was located in the region of the former Republic of the Sphere known as the The Remnants or the Republic Remnant.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Dubhe system is located near the Chertan and Wing systems.[2][3] A binary system, the Dubhe system consists of an outer K0III yellow secondary star that orbits a cooler inner F0V-class orange giant primary with seven worlds locked into various orbits. Twenty-three astronomical units seperate the two stars, and the outer yellow star completes an orbit of the system primary every forty-four years.[1]

System History[edit]

The Dubhe system was originally known as the Alpha Ursae Majoris system,[1] and was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Dubhe VII[edit]

Dubhe
Geophysical
System position 7[1]
Jump point
distance
22 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.05[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 22°C[1]
Surface water 88%[1]
Highest native life Amphibians[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Concetta Vieques (Governor)[1]
Zacarias Vieques (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Greenwich[1]
Population 4,051,000,000[1]

Dubhe VII -more commonly known simply as Dubhe - is the seventh planet in the Dubhe system and orbits the yellow outer star in the system. Dubhe's orbit elongates as it passes between the two stars in the system, resulting in a notable warming of the planet and summers that are warmer than average during this period, along with melting of the polar ice caps and a significant increase in sea levels across Dubhe's surface.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Dubhe was originally settled because of the abundance of both arable land and minerals present on the planet, with the majority of the early settlements being located in the coastal regions of Holidius. The colonists hadn't anticipated the effect of Dubhe's elongated orbit or the resulting warmer summers, which were dubbed "super summer" seasons. When the polar ice caps melted and sea levels rose, the resulting flooding damaged those settlements located close to the coast, something that took the early settlers generations to adjust to. After a number of these super summers, the majority of the major settlements were moved inland to higher elevations, although over time it was noticed that the summers were becoming warmer and the melting of the polar ice caps more severe, something that was generally considered to be a consequence of the effect of the centuries of industrialization and mining on Dubhe, rather than the slow shift in Dubhe's position towards the system primary and away from the outer star.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the world was jointly administered by the Free Worlds League and the Terran Hegemony. After the Star League fell the world joined the Free Worlds League.[1]

Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad, mercenaries employed by the Word of Blake attacked Dubhe, and the resulting battle with the planetary militia nearly levelled Greenwich, the planetary capital city.[1]. In late June 3070 the planetary government and military forces on Dubhe switched their allegiance to the Word of Blake, bringing the world into the Word of Blake Protectorate; Dubhe was one of six worlds to declare for the Blakists in the space of a week, pushing the Protectorate into Free Worlds League space.[5] Dubhe would remain a Blakist world until it was liberated by allied coalition forces fighting as a part of the Free Worlds League front of Operation SCOUR in January 3078.[6]

Dubhe was one of four Protectorate worlds to be attacked simultaneously on the 4th of January by forces from the Free Worlds League front of SCOUR. Attacking at less than full Group strength, the allied coalition forces tasked with liberating Dubhe were the Twentieth Marik Militia and Clan Nova Cat's Alpha Galaxy. The combined strength of the two coalition units was too much for the First and Second Dubhe Protectorate Militia Divisions, who quickly retreated off-world after offering only limited resistance.[7]

The Dark Age[edit]

The Republic of the Sphere rebuilt Greenwich after Dubhe was incorporated into the Republic, as well as restoring many of the industrial and mining centers that had been destroyed or damaged during the Succession Wars.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Concetta Vieque[1]
  • Planetary Legate Zacarias Vieques[1]

Military Deployment[edit]

2765[edit]

3050[edit]

3054[edit]

3059[edit]

3067[edit]

3078[edit]

3145[edit]

Geography[edit]

Dubhe has a single large continent named Holidus, which is located in the planets equatorial regions.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Greenwich: the planetary capital city.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Chertan 4.1 Wing 6.9 Callison 8.0 Wyatt 8.4
Dieudonné 10.8 Marcus 11.6 Alhena 11.9 Phecda 14.9
Alchiba 18.0 New Dallas 18.1 Bordon 18.8 Milton 19.8
Shiloh 20.7 Zosma 21.1 Aquileia 21.4 Afleir 23.3
Remulac 23.4 Catroxx 28.6 Castor 30.1 Gacrux 31.1
Savannah 31.8 Alioth 32.1 Cor Caroli 32.6 Nathan 33.2
Devil's Rock 34.3 Denebola 35.7 Kalidasa 35.8 Alphard 36.3
Pollux 39.0 Acubens 39.2 Tyrfing 39.4 Oliver 39.8
Zaniah 39.9 Haddings 40.0 Mizar 40.0 Talitha 40.9
Miaplacidus 41.6 Zavijava 41.8 Lipton 43.0 Rochelle 43.2
Alcor 45.1 Van Diemen IV 45.6 New Hope 45.8 Alkes 46.5
Irian 46.9 Pacifica (Chara) 47.0 Graham IV 47.3 Alula Australis 47.6
Adhafera 49.3 Summer 49.5 Tania Borealis 51.3 Vindemiatrix 51.8
Solaris 52.5 Galatea 52.8 Thorin 52.8 Algorab 53.3
Muphrid 53.3 Pliska 54.2 Hechnar 54.6 Zollikofen 54.6
Elbing 54.7 Syrma 56.6 Gniezno 57.2 Marik 59.8

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