Trilla

Planet name: Trilla
World Class: Agriworld
Population: 200,000
Tech Level: 10 (high Imperial)
Tithe Grade: Exactis Particular
Aestimare: C780

Star spectral type: G0V
Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
Orbital Period: 462 Terran standard days
Rotation Period: 19.5 Terran standard hours
Equatorial Diameter: 13,270 km
Gravity: 1.14G
Atmospheric composition: Standard Oxygen-Nitrogen mix, slight Carbon Dioxide increase.
Surface atmospheric pressure: 1.5 atm.
Mean surface temp.: 18C
Hydrosphere: 62%
Indigenous life forms: Complex macroscopic organisms, many now extinct.
Satellites: 1

Planet Description

From orbit Trilla has the green-blue marbled appearance of a garden world.  If one looks closer one can see some of the signs of its use as an agriworld, the land masses have a distinctive banded appearance, a deep, rich green near the equator, seasonal greens and yellows in the mid latitudes and patchy grass greens in the higher latitudes fading into unproductive tundra near the poles.  In many places the boundary between land and sea is blurred by the vast oceanic algae farms.  The world’s moderate surface temperatures combined with ocean circulations that carry warm water to the poles means that Trilla lacks polar ice sheets, though some of the highest mountains, particularly in the north have permanent caps of snow and ice.

Once on the surface one gets more of a sense of the degree to which the entire ecology of the world has been industrialised and geared to food production, almost no part of Trilla has completely escaped the alteration of its original ecosystem, with only the most inaccessible peaks and ocean depths retaining something approaching their original ecosystems.

There is also a fair amount of terraforming and environmental control on Trilla, a considerable amount of terrain flattening has occurred, with hills lowered and valleys filled to increase the quantity of easily accessible arable land.  The world also has considerable stocks of chemical rockets for rain inducement and cloud dispersal and some small orbitals equipped to fire defocused laser pulses into the atmosphere to exert some degree of control over weather patterns and air currents.