Prenglar System

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by Allen Trussel

Star Data
Star Type F9 White Main Sequence
Radius 7.68 x 105 km (1.1 Sol)
Mass 2.19 x 1030 kg (1.1 Sol)
Temperature 6,140 Kelvin
Luminosity 3.5 x 1026 W (1.67 Sol)



One of the first systems discovered by humans in the Age of Exploration, Prenglar was found to be a boon to the wandering humans. Finding so many habitable worlds in one system, these early explorers quickly settled on the fifth planet, which they named Gran Quivera. Using this as their main colony, humans explored further into the local group, encountering other species and finding new worlds to settle.

One of the earliest corporations to form on Gran Quivera was Pan-Galactic Corporation, (PGC) originally created to aid in colonization and exploration. As human colonies grew, and relations with other races firmed, PGC expanded its mandate to include travel, mining, freight and more, eventually becoming the first Megacorporation.

During the First Sathar War, the Prenglar system saw the Battle of Two Fleets, in which the great fleet of the First Muster faced the Sathar fleet in a pitched battle that would decide the fate of the Frontier. Outnumbered and outgunned, the masterful Admiral Vincent Morgaine used superior tactics to overcome the Sathar fleet. Sadly, Admiral Morgaine was mortally wounded in the conflict. The fourth planet in the system was named Morgaine’s World in his honor.

The founding of the United Planetary Federation (UPF) took place on Gran Quivera after these events. Lengthy meetings were called and attended by members of all the major races. After much debate, a pact of mutual protection and trade, while still allowing self-governance of individual worlds and systems was established. With its central location, it was agreed that Gran Quivera would be the center of this new governmental body, and the Council of Worlds and the Office of the Prime Minister can both be found here as well as many other UPF governmental buildings.

After the war, many humans chose to colonize Morgaine’s World. This large planet with its beautiful rings is an arid land, and harsh in climate. These pioneers struggled long to survive, and little assistance was available from Gran Quivera, which was still recovering from the war. When the Capellan Free Merchants (CFM) arrived, they were greeted by both worlds with great appreciation, to the consternation of the PGC.

When the Blue Plague arrived, there was great fear across the system. Both Gran Quivera and Morgaine’s World banned all travel within the system, which hindered efforts to find a cure. In hindsight, if the authorities had taken some simple precautions, the cure eventually discovered in the MSO Center on Morgaine’s World would have been much sooner and more lives could have been saved.

The People

As the hub of the UPF, the people of the Prenglar system are a diverse lot. Members of all known races can be found here, most working in various government positions, or for PGC. The peoples of Gran Quivera are very cosmopolitan, and generally highly educated, although they can evidence a certain haughtiness. Morgaine’s World is still largely inhabited by humans of pioneer tradition, and have a very enduring spirit. Morgainers, as they are called, are independent, and are mavericks in all endeavors. With such a large world, with vast continents, they tend to say that “everything’s bigger on Morgaine’s World!”

Places of Interest

  • Port Loren: perhaps the earliest colony founded on Gran Quivera, this sprawling city is home to the Council of Worlds, the Office of the Prime Minister, the headquarters of PGC, Galactic Task Force Inc., and Star Law, as well as many other corporations and government agencies. Port Loren is often cited as “The Center of the Galaxy”, although this is hardly true. The city sprawl is so vast that over one-third of the population lives within it.
  • Gollwin Academy: orbiting Morgaine’s World, this station is the preeminent training facility for the Spacefleet and Star Law’s Ranger Corps. Named for Admiral James Gollwin, the Academy produces the finest officers and rangers, as well as providing specialized training in many starship disciplines. Military research also takes place at Gollwin, and some of the greatest advances in starship technology have been discovered here.
  • Sanctuary Station: this rest and relaxation station is arguably the finest in the Frontier. The best amenities, and a spectacular view of Morgaine’s World below make it a destination for beings from everywhere in the UPF and Rim. Spacefleet officers are given a great discount at Sanctuary Station!

System Data

Prenglar I (Aurora)
Type Rockey desert, hot
Orbital Radius44.64 million km (0.3 AU)
Local Year119 standard days (60.71 local days)
Local Day49 standard hours
Gravity 0.61
Diameter 7,000 km
Notes This hot, rocky planet has a thin atmosphere of noble

gases and a strong magnetic field. This results in spectacular auroral displays, hence the planet’s name. It is otherwise notable only for its mineral wealth, with small mining colonies operated by PGC and other interests.

Prenglar II
Type Airless rock
Orbital Radius65.47 million km (0.44 AU)
Local Year281 standard days (75.54 local days)
Local Day93 standard hours
Gravity 0.13
Diameter 2,000 km
Notes This tiny ball of rock has nothing of interest and little

mineral wealth. Its minimal gravity makes any mining efforts futile.

Prenglar III
Type Jovian
Orbital Radius99.7 million km (0.67 AU)
Local Year494 standard days (363.24 local days)
Local Day34 standard hours
Gravity 3.12
Diameter 64,000 km
Notes This is small gas giant, with 5 large moons in orbit. Two

of these moons (IIIa and III c) have enough gravity and minerals to support some mining, but neither has a breathable atmosphere nor habitable temperatures. Enclosed mines are found on both moons.

Prenglar IV (Morgaine's World)
Type Terrestrial, Arid, ringed
Orbital Radius157.73 million km (1.06 AU)
Local Year223 standard days (139.38 local days)
Local Day40 standard hours
Gravity 1.5
Diameter 16,700 km
Habitable World Data:
Hyrdosphere 20% water (0.12% Ice)
Atmosphere 76% nitrogen, 13% oxygen, 1% carbon dioxide, trace others.
Land Area One large pangeatic continent, and two small island continents with numerous islands.
Climate Warm and arid, with large deserts, plains and scrublands.
Trade Various business and industrial ventures, especially in the fields of medicine and food, as well as extensive agriculture.
Government Representative
Population Moderate human (approximately 5.2 billion)
Native Life:
A wide variety of wildlife exists on Morgaine’s World, and strict regulations are enforced to keep non-native species out. The beautifully plumed imukou bird is a prized find here, often found among the kochor trees, equally valued for their fine hardwood. The chyrr, a rodent pest found throughout the planet in a variety of subspecies, is the bane of farmers. This gopher-like creature eats virtually any plant, and is highly resistant to all known pesticides. Of greater concern is the keddith, a predatory flightless bird (the chyrr’s only major predator), the tevnarl (or Morgaine’s Lion), and the poisonous, fungal drape moss.
Author’s Note: the keddith, tevnarl and drape moss are detailed separately; the others are basically interesting, but harmless flora and fauna.

Prenglar VI
Type Icy Planetoid
Orbital Radius321.4 million km (2.16 AU)
Local Year631 standard days (1434 local days)
Local Day11 standard hours
Gravity 0.05
Diameter 2,000 km
Notes This is little more than an icy chunk of stellar debris.

Prenglar VII
Type Sub-jovian
Orbital Radius482.11 million km (3.24 AU)
Local Year405 standard days (142.6 local days)
Local Day71 standard hours
Gravity 0.47
Diameter 15,000 km
Notes A thick atmosphere of ammonia and methane shrouds the rocky surface of this frigid world.

Prenglar VIII
Type Sub-jovian
Orbital Radius758.9 million km (5.1 AU)
Local Year680 standard days (186.81 local days)
Local Day91 standard hours
Gravity 0.18
Diameter 23,000 km
Notes Larger than its sister world Prenglar VII, this is a similar planet; cold, dark and toxic. It has two icy moons, which are otherwise unremarkable.

Prenglar V (Gran Quivera)
Type Terrestrial
Orbital Radius200.88 million km (1.35 AU)
Local Year375 standard days (625 local days)
Local Day15 standard hours
Gravity 1.0
Diameter 12,500 km
Habitable World Data:
Hyrdosphere 60% water (9.6% Ice)
Atmosphere 73% nitrogen, 18% oxygen, 2% carbon dioxide, trace others.
Land Area Six large continents, with a few dozen major islands.
Climate Varied, with large temperate regions.
Trade Heavy business and industry, especially electronics, engineering, manufacturing, and basic goods.
Government Representative
Population Heavy mixed (all of the major races, and many minor races; approx. 16.35 billion).
Native Life:
With the heavy industrialization of Gran Quivera, few native life forms remain, save for in a few nature preserves. Among these are most notably the uvu tree, which produces a tasty fruit, and the deadly chameleon snake. Although small in size, the chameleon snake’s highly toxic venom can bring down most beings.

Prenglar IX
Type Rocky desert, cold
Orbital Radius1075.41 million km (7.16 AU)
Local Year752 standard days (400 local days)
Local Day47 standard hours
Gravity 0.88
Diameter 14,000 km
Notes Despite having a dense atmosphere, this world is too cold and dark to support life. There is some light mining and industry here, as well as a military training outpost. Three small moons orbit the planet.

Editor’s Note: Gran Quivera is blessed with four moons, two of which are quite useful. They are unimaginatively named after the coloration of their topsoil when viewed from the surface of Gran Quivera: Grey, Gold, White, and Black. Black is visible only because it blots out the stars it passes by, and is a moon most dark. Grey is full of deep, rich, minerals and is mined regularly by Pan Galactic Corporation, though some mineral rights belong to private groups constantly beset upon by PGC purchase offers. White has secret military uses – research & development. The Assault Scout was said to have been developed here.

Wiki Editor's Note: As I was putting this on-line I notice that there are several inconsistencies in the orbital distances and Local year values for some of the planets. Planets that are closer in to the star have local years in standard days that are longer than their neighbors further out. This is astronomically impossible and at some point someone (probably me but someone else is more than welcome to) should go through and calculate correct values.