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Hofn nearby systems (3151)
Hofn nearby systems (3151)
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System Information
X:Y Coordinates 599.639 : 545.423[e]
Spectral class G8III[1]
Recharge time 198 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Hofn system was home to at least one habitable world, Hofn IV, and (as of 3095) one of four systems within the JàrnFòlk homeworlds, located in the Spinward region of the Deep Periphery.[2] It was approximately 811 light-years from Terra in the coreward/spinward direction.[e]

System Description

The Hofn system was located in the Spinward Sector of the Deep Periphery, close to the border of the Coreward sector and to or partially within the Vela Nebula.[2] The Hofn system consisted of a class G8III primary orbited by at least four worlds and located close to the Ålborg and Trondheim systems.[1]

System History

The Hofn system was colonized at some point after the founding of the first JàrnFòlk colony on Ålborg in 2504.[3]

Hofn IV

System position 4th[1]
Jump point
6.19 days[1]
Moons 3 ((Myvatn, Geyser, Jockulsarlon)[1]
Surface gravity 1.02[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 34°C (Cool-Temperate)[1]
Surface water 95% (55% Liquid, 26% Ice)[1]
Highest native life Bird[1]
Reference Year 3066[1]
Population 500,000[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-D-C-D-B[1]
HPG (Representative) None[1]

Hofn IV—more commonly known as Hofn—was a stormy, largely water-covered world with three moons named Geyser, Jockulsarlon and Myvatn.[1]

Planetary History

With all bar a twentieth of the surface of Hofn covered by water, the JàrnFòlk who colonized the planet established subterranean settlements, away from the mighty storms that raged across the oceans. each settlement on Hofn was generally home to one extended family under normal circumstances. The storms produced endless energy via the wind turbines facilities on the few archipelagos. A major export product from Hofn was fish from the vast oceans.[1]

The population of Hofn shared a common culture with the other JàrnFòlk - named for the Jàrnskib, or "iron ships" that brought them to their new homeworld - which had evolved during the time in which the colonists spent their time as itinerant explorers and traders, fleeing the Draconis Combine depredations inflicted on the Rasalhague Principality worlds. The JàrnFòlk culture was based on the Scandinavian traditions preserved by the original refugees, and the population of Hofn was kept in check by the feuding and rough lifestyle common to the JàrnFòlk. The population was divided between the subsidiary families, descended from the crews of the original JàrnFòlk ships, while the nine ruling families were descended from the command staff of the nine ships.[3]

While the JàrnFòlk language was a blend of several ancient Scandinavian languages, primarily - but not limited to - Danish and Old Norse, Hofn had evolved a distinct dialect unique to itself but comprehensible to the people of the other JàrnFòlk worlds, a linguistic shift echoed on each of the other planets.[3]

Hofn was at the center of a fratricidal familial conflict in 3073 that shook JàrnFòlk society, and saw the number of ruling families decline from nine to eight. The patriarch of the Jespersen family, Jon Jespersen, had proposed a merger of the Jespersen and Torvald families via a marriage between himself and Magda Torvald. This put him in opposition to his sons, Magnus and Peter; Peter killed Jon, in an attack that was considered legal, but which saw Magda and her maiden of honor also killed in the crossfire. Peter then arranged to have Magnus declared innocent via legal shenanigans that saw Peter acquire a number of death marks against him, only for Peter, Magnus and a sizable portion of the Jespersen family die as a result of an explosion perpetrated by Javier Torvald that consumed half the Jespersen estate on Hofn. Peace was restored when the Jespersen family atoned by marrying their oldest surviving family member - ten-year-old Kenneth Jespersen - into the Torvald family, and the Torvalds absorbed both the Jespersen holdings on Hofn and the Jespersen sælgeflåde.[3]

Political Affiliation


Hofn was almost entirely covered with water, and as a result storms raged across the planet-spanning oceans.[1]

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Nearby Systems

Closest 20 systems (2 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Trondheim 30.5 Hamar 51.0 Ålborg 66.4 Alfirk 92.1
Naikongzu 198.6 Epsilon Pegasus 203.1 Farstar 213.1 Blueys 249.2
SLSC A0V.4900 252.9 Fallry 255.7 Knutstad 258.8 Ourem 258.9
False Dawn 259.3 Bannerhoft 264.8 Salvende 270.1 Nowhere 271.3
Grankum 272.0 Barahona 274.8 Rezak's Hole 274.9 Wynn's Roost 275.8


  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 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Interstellar Players, p. 111, "Hofn"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3 , p. 62, "Deep Periphery (Spinward Sector)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3 , p. 63-64, "Under New Management: The JàrnFòlk"