Tktk: Pollyanna of the Dustbelt

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Tktk: Pollyanna of the Dustbelt

Postby paltrysum » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 pm

Here's another of my world write-ups. The tiny and strange planet of Tktk/Dpres, home to the eponymously named chirper variant, the tktks:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qil ... sp=sharing

I hope you enjoy it. Critiques, flames, corrections to my pseudoscience, and any other comments are welcome as always.

NOTE: I used the UWP from MgT1: Aslan, not the one from travellermap.com.

Next up: Caldos!
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Re: Tktk: Pollyanna of the Dustbelt

Postby heron61 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:33 am

It's very nifty, but there's no mention in the write-up of theories about the spires, and something like that sure doesn't seem natural an would definitely be investigated a lot. My guess would be both the spires and the presence of a potentially breathable atmosphere on the planet were the result of terraforming by the Ancients (who are survived on the planet by the Tktk).

My bet is that the world originally had native life and an atmosphere and hydrographics codes of 2 (very thin tainted) & 1 (10%) respectively and the the Ancient's terraformed it to either something like its current state (but perhaps not tainted) or perhaps even to having a thicker atmosphere that was standard (6) or standard tainted (7), but over the next 300,000 years, the terraforming spires broke down and reduced the atmosphere and hydrographics to their current level.
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Re: Tktk: Pollyanna of the Dustbelt

Postby paltrysum » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm

I think all of your points are good assumptions based on the fact that there is a variant chirper population on the planet. There has to be some reason why they're present and it stands to reason that a bizarre feature like the spires would be part of the mystery. Thanks for the comments!
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Re: Tktk: Pollyanna of the Dustbelt

Postby paltrysum » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:19 am

I updated this planetary description to accommodate for MgT2's switch to travellermap.com statistics which change the size to 5 and the TL to 6. Here's the amended write-up:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qil ... sp=sharing

MgT1 had Tktk as a size 1 world with a thin tainted atmosphere, however unlikely that would be. With our discovery of new exoplanets coming fast and furious, we're learning more and more about what's possible and I believe the prevailing theory is that for a planet to have an atmosphere, a number of factors must be present. While our Mars has a very thin atmosphere, prevailing theory seems to be that a tiny 1,000-mile diameter world would have a hard time holding onto one at all, especially with a type F5 V white main sequence star beaming down on it. Glad to see them move to the original stats. :)
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