New Sierra

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New Sierra
System information
X:Y Coordinates 825.55:76.70[e]
Spectral class K2V[1]
Recharge time 193 hours[1]

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

New Sierra
System position 2nd[1]
Jump point
4.62 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 1.06[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 20°C (Boreal)[1]
Surface water 58%[1]
Highest native life Mammals[1]
Reference Year 3095[1]
Population Unknown[1]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

The world known as New Sierra was colonised in the late twenty-sixth century by settlers from the southern regions of North America on Terra. The population of New Sierra grew to approximately three billion people by the late twenty-eighth century, at which point a conflict broke out amongst the population that led to a global thermonuclear war. In a chilling example of what could have resulted on Terra if the wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries had continued unchecked, the widespread use of salted nuclear weapons by those fighting led to a mass extinction event. Not only did New Sierra suffer a nuclear winter, significant damage was done to the ozone layer and the planetary topsoil layer, while oceanic ecosystems were destroyed.[1]

Explorers from Interstellar Expeditions (IE) became aware of the existence of New Sierra after a brief manmade radio pattern from the system was detected by radio astronomy teams in the Rover system in 3012. The first IE team to reach New Sierra - which was located approximately 125 light-years spinward and rimward of Waini Point - found itself under attack from automated kill-sats equipped with rudimentary laser systems and nuclear weapons. IE continued to study the planet using surveys conducted from a remote distance, identifying those large structures on the surface and those orbiting satellites that had survived the conflict; the teams confirmed that any survivors must be located in one of the few remaining population centers located deep under mountain chains. By 3095 IE had made a number of attempts to contact those on the planet, but all of the efforts had either received no reply or had resulted in either space-based or ground-based weapon systems attempting to lock onto the ship attempting to communicate.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 72, "New Sierra"