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By AARON SKETCHLEY ( Ver 1.1 2015.04.20

Official Setting information is in darkgreen. Extended Universe information is in steelblue.

Locations: Sector M45 Rinoa [Methanisuka]

Water world
Rinoa is the 3rd planet from the star Methanisuka, and is covered entirely in ocean. Its oceans range in depth from 10 km to nearly 6,000 km in some deep trenches. These depths are speculation, as the crushing pressure of the ocean has prohibited accurate measurement.

Culture: romanticized recreation of various aspects of many island cultures (Polynesian being the one most copied).

Education: polarized between high science (Jauns-Pad) and low tourism related trades (T-Baum).

Economy: tourism and fishing

Government: no formal system wide government.

Ambassador: Representative to the Spacial Council meetings (description pending)

The main political leader(s): none, though residents look to Jauns Heflender for moral guidance in the preservation of the environment.

Military: none

Top military leader: none

Ship most likely to be deployed in an emergency: none

Allegiance: local law is in line with the Unified Space Forces, though technically the planet is not aligned. Rinoa pays its dues by sending a representative to the Spacial Council meetings (in Hawai'ian style shirts and Bermuda shorts, just to show the fuddies some style.. eh dude!)

How Perceive Others: too uptight and anal. Seriously need to relax, dude!
How Perceived By Others: too relaxed and easy going.


  • small yellow star
  • solar masses: pending
  • Janoa
  • crispy rockball
  • Navigation: buoys
  • Orbit: non-elliptical.
  • Size: small
  • Natural Satellites:
    • none
  • rockball with molten core
  • Navigation: buoys
  • Orbit: non-elliptical.
  • Size: pending
  • Natural Satellites:
    • 2 moons
    Rinoa [Waterworld]
    The oceans carry many forms of mega-flora that float in islands of blooms, these are constantly shifting with the everpresent ocean currents colliding and growing separating and dividing as they move about. Typically they range from 5 to 10 km square in "surface", ranging from twice to three times that in depth depending on the ocean area they are in. These floral islands have major ecosystems that thrive around them; and represent a "gold mine" of fishing available to anyone who can brave the water around them. Natural predators ply these waters, from small shark-like animals to whale and beyond sized mega-fauna.

    The Rinoa hydrosphere is prone to heavy storms around the magnetic North and South poles, but rarely along its equator. Except every 10 years, a super storm washes the whole planet with gale force winds, massive waves and thunderstorms when both moons eclipse the sun in tandem to some greater or lesser degree. Jauns-Pad survived the last storm with minimal damage. T-baum has yet to experience a storm, however the engineers designed the station to be able to endure just such a storm. The next one is due within a year.

    Rinoa was a previous setting of the illicit underground racing ring TRAXS.

  • Atmosphere: dense atmosphere closely hugging its oceans
  • Gravity: about 6 earth masses having an average gravity of 1.8 standard gs.
  • Navigation: buoys
  • Orbit: non-elliptical
  • Population: pending
  • Resources: pending
  • Size: pending
  • Temperature: pending
  • Volcanoes: unknown
  • Water: sphere spanning oceans.

    Natural Satellites
  • 2 moons, both dirty iceballs suspected to have formed at the same time as Rinoa but never accruing enough mass to become fluid.
  • Cities:

  • Largest habitat
  • a landing pad for interstellar travelers who come for game and sport.
  • Located in the mid-equatorial zone, it is paradiscal in warm water and weather, and is famous for water sports.
  • It hovers over top of the shallowest ocean depth (a mean 10 km) which is relatively devoid of life (this shallow section of ocean is the top of a sulfer font) making it safe for humans to play without fear of being devoured by the planets many omnivourous inhabitants.
  • Population: under investigation

  • Second largest habitat
  • an oceanography research station that primarily catalogues the various species of the planet and search for supplication on local fauna.
  • The station has been run for the last 11 years without incidents and has a small "museum" and attracts a fairly decent sized list of visitors each year interested in the planets history and biology.
  • Run by the aging doctor Jauns Heflender and his large team of researchers. The doctor himself has pioneered several of the planets unique technologies including one he is currently working on which should allow hyper-high pressure manned dives by scientists, not only into the crushing depths of the ocean, but to the very core of planet.
  • Population: under investigation

    Orbital Settlements:

    Transfer Orbital
  • a near defunct ship of indeterminate origin housing an emergency beacon, a local defense force of space fighters and a respectable trading platform/district.
  • Isanoa
  • frozen rockball
  • Navigation: buoys
  • Orbit: non-elliptical.
  • Size: huge
  • Natural Satellites:
    • 2 moons
    Methanisuka Jr.
  • gas giant
  • Navigation: buoys
  • Orbit: non-elliptical.
  • Size: huge, 3/5ths the size of the sun
  • Natural Satellites:
    • no moons (very rare)
    Halo Belt
  • asteroid belt mostly composed of ice
  • in a 1:2 resonance with Methanisuka Jr..
  • A large planet that was ripped apart by tidal forces from Methanisuka Jr.. There are a number of larger planetoids within the belt that act as shepards and are slowly teasing the belt out into a ring-like structure.
    Plutino Belt
  • asteroid belt mostly composed of ice
  • in a 2:3 resonance with Methanisuka Jr..
  • objects left over from the birth of the star system that were prevented from becoming planets due to tidal forces from Methanisuka Jr..
  • Wikipedia and the numerous contributors to it
  • under investigation

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