Colony Submission Forms

Have a colony you want to make canon? Propose it here.
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These aren't set in stone: they're pretty much adaptations of the semi-standard format used throughout the lore wiki.

INSTRUCTIONS:
If you're planning on having more than one colony in a stellar system, do the star system app first and then the rest of them, so they can be nicely organized like https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php? ... a_Centauri or https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php?title=Vir. Otherwise, just do the relevant application for your colony type.
Star ApplicationShow
Name:
Type: Stellar system, planet, satellite, or habitat
Byname: A catchy epithet attached to the end of the name of the thing. Like Kishar, World of Domes, or Venus, Sol's Breadbasket. Not required, but fun and appreciated.
What Is It: A short (3-5 sentence) synopsis of what the body is, with keywords bolded (if you don't know what words to bold, we'll take care of it)

Type: Color and sequence. Most inhabited stellar systems are red dwarves or orange and yellow main sequence stars.
Spectral: I have no idea what this is.
Mass: In solar masses.
Diameter: In solar diameters.
Temperature: In Kelvin
Luminosity: With reference to the sun
Age: In scientific notation
Distance: From Sol. The core worlds are within 10 ly, the middle worlds are within 50 ly, and the rim worlds are within 100 ly. Past about 120, you start running into interstellar dust clouds or borders.
Region: https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php? ... al_Regions

History: A brief overview of the history of the system. If you'd like, you can keep the history here and not have to bother writing up history for your individual colonies.
Inhabited Planets: A list of inhabited planets. Should probably have their own writeups.
Inhabited Satellites: Inhabited moons. May or may not be part of their parent body's writeup.
Artificial Habitats: Major orbital habitats with some level of political autonomy. Bases on planets or moons should go above.
Other Locations of Note: Anything interesting in the body that isn't inhabited. Usually used for uninhabited planets in the same system.
Planet ApplicationShow
Name: Self-explanatory
Type: Stellar system, planet, satellite, or habitat
Byname: A catchy epithet attached to the end of the name of the thing. Like Kishar, World of Domes, or Venus, Sol's Breadbasket. Not required, but fun and appreciated.
What Is It: A short (3-5 sentence) synopsis of what the body is, with keywords bolded (if you don't know what words to bold, we'll take care of it)

Mass:
Radius:
Rotation Period: Usually, the length of a day
Gravity: Can be calculated from mass and radius
Distance: From stellar body, in AUs
Orbital Period: The length of a year, only really relevant for planets with seasons
Sattelites: Any natural moons. If they don't have their own writeup, try describing them in the Notable Location section.
Discovery Date:
Surface Pressure: If not applicable, write "Negligable"
Surface Temperature:

If you can't do the above, it's okay to leave it blank, but that just puts more work on us (and we do need these stats, that's how we make pretty planet pictures)

Geography: What do the non-inhabited regions of your planet look like? As little or as much information as you need
Infrastructure: What do the inhabited regions of your planet look like? What equipment is required to sustain life? How do they get electrical power and raw materials? As little or as much information as you need

Population: Both approximate numbers and breakdown by species, plus any notable traits about your colony's population (race, religion, gender, etc). In human space, most Core Worlds have around 5 percent positronics, Middle Worlds 10-15%, and Rim Worlds anywhere from none to 70%, depending on local circumstances. Most worlds have some level of Skrell presence, and poor worlds and border worlds tend to have many Tajaran. Dionaea and Teshari are uncommon in human space. Obviously, your colony may differ on the particulars.

Industry and Economy: What does your colony export and import, and in what quantities? How specialized is its economy? How large is it? In general, Rim Worlds produce raw materials, Mid Worlds produce finished products, and Core Worlds produce service. Also try and name any Trans-Stellar Corporations with significant assets in the region.

Government: Who rules the colony? How many states are there? Are they a Protectorate or a Member State? As one moves in towards Earth, the size of states and the number in an individual system rises.

Culture: What kind of practices and social norms do the people from this colony have? What are the dominant religions? Do they have any ties to Earth ethnic groups?

Notable Locations: Major cities, geographical formations, and other places of note.

History: Can be either given as a paragraph or as a timeline. For timelines, we tend to aim for an event every twenty years since the colony's establishing. You are free to do fewer or greater.
Moon ApplicationShow
Name: Self-explanatory
Type: Stellar system, planet, satellite, or habitat
Byname: A catchy epithet attached to the end of the name of the thing. Like Kishar, World of Domes, or Venus, Sol's Breadbasket. Not required, but fun and appreciated.
What Is It: A short (3-5 sentence) synopsis of what the body is, with keywords bolded (if you don't know what words to bold, we'll take care of it)

Mass:
Radius:
Rotation Period: Usually, the length of a day
Gravity: Can be calculated from mass and radius
Distance: From stellar body, in AUs
Orbital Period: The length of time it takes to go once around the host body, which impact eclipses and not much else.
Orbits: The parent body of the moon.
Surface Pressure: If not applicable, write "Negligable"
Surface Temperature:

If you can't do the above, it's okay to leave it blank, but that just puts more work on us (and we do need these stats, that's how we make pretty planet pictures)

Geography: What do the non-inhabited regions of your planet look like? As little or as much information as you need
Infrastructure: What do the inhabited regions of your planet look like? What equipment is required to sustain life? How do they get electrical power and raw materials? As little or as much information as you need

Population: Both approximate numbers and breakdown by species, plus any notable traits about your colony's population (race, religion, gender, etc). In human space, most Core Worlds have around 5 percent positronics, Middle Worlds 10-15%, and Rim Worlds anywhere from none to 70%, depending on local circumstances. Most worlds have some level of Skrell presence, and poor worlds and border worlds tend to have many Tajaran. Dionaea and Teshari are uncommon in human space. Obviously, your colony may differ on the particulars.

Industry and Economy: What does your colony export and import, and in what quantities? How specialized is its economy? How large is it? In general, Rim Worlds produce raw materials, Mid Worlds produce finished products, and Core Worlds produce service. Also try and name any Trans-Stellar Corporations with significant assets in the region.

Government: Who rules the colony? How many states are there? Are they a Protectorate or a Member State? As one moves in towards Earth, the size of states and the number in an individual system rises.

Culture: What kind of practices and social norms do the people from this colony have? What are the dominant religions? Do they have any ties to Earth ethnic groups?

Notable Locations: Major cities, geographical formations, and other places of note.

History: Can be either given as a paragraph or as a timeline. For timelines, we tend to aim for an event every twenty years since the colony's establishing. You are free to do fewer or greater.
Habitat ApplicationShow
Name: Self-explanatory
Type: Stellar system, planet, satellite, or habitat
Byname: A catchy epithet attached to the end of the name of the thing. Like Kishar, World of Domes, or Venus, Sol's Breadbasket. Not required, but fun and appreciated.
What Is It: A short (3-5 sentence) synopsis of what the body is, with keywords bolded (if you don't know what words to bold, we'll take care of it)

Class: Type of habitat. "Asteroid colony" is a perfectly valid answer here.
Owner: The corporate or government entity who owns the station. Note that most colonies began as commercial enterprises or extraplanetary colonization efforts.
Constructed: The year construction started and stopped. Give multiple ranges for interrupted construction.
Parent Body: The planet or star around which the habitat revolves
Purpose: The reason for the foundation of the colony. Single nouns, not sentences.

Layout: How is the colony arranged? A key consideration is how the habitat gets gravity. Colonies established before 2397 usually use centrifugal gravity, as do poor colonies, mining outfits, and colonies produced by NanoTrasen's corporate rivals Ward-Takahashi, Zeng-Hu, and Vey Medical. Colonies produced afterwards increasingly use phoron-powered artificial gravity plating.

Infrastructure: What equipment is required to sustain life? How do they get electrical power and raw materials? As little or as much information as you need

Population: Both approximate numbers and breakdown by species, plus any notable traits about your colony's population (race, religion, gender, etc). In human space, most Core Worlds have around 5 percent positronics, Middle Worlds 10-15%, and Rim Worlds anywhere from none to 70%, depending on local circumstances. Most worlds have some level of Skrell presence, and poor worlds and border worlds tend to have many Tajaran. Dionaea and Teshari are uncommon in human space. Obviously, your colony may differ on the particulars.

Industry and Economy: What does your colony export and import, and in what quantities? How specialized is its economy? How large is it? In general, Rim Worlds produce raw materials, Mid Worlds produce finished products, and Core Worlds produce service. Also try and name any Trans-Stellar Corporations with significant assets in the region.

Government: Who rules the colony? How many states are there? Are they a Protectorate or a Member State? Most habitats are, obviously, controlled by a single government entity.

Culture: What kind of practices and social norms do the people from this colony have? What are the dominant religions? Do they have any ties to Earth ethnic groups?

Notable Locations: Regions of the colony, important buildings within, and the like.

History: Can be either given as a paragraph or as a timeline. For timelines, we tend to aim for an event every twenty years since the colony's establishing. You are free to do fewer or greater.
For systems with a single government (like Vir), you can shift the "Government" section from the individual colonies to the system as a whole. Submit your colony as a new thread in this forum.

Fill out the forms with as much detail as you'd like (more = better but don't get extraneous) and ping a lorestaffer on Discord, IRC, or the server, and we'll check it.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:
https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php? ... ic_History
Keep your timelines consistent, please!
https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php?title=Places
All the other systems in one easy bundle. Look at them for inspiration and claim neighbors!
https://wiki.ss13polaris.com/index.php? ... Better.png
An labeled, complete, and moderately prescient map of known space. Not all systems that exist in the galaxy are labeled, only named and drafted colonies. One pixel == one ly.
this map is currently undergoing revision.
https://pastebin.com/rSXErsph
A writeup on government types for use with colony creation. Why have a presidential republic when you could have a plutocracy or something?

elgeonmb
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Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:06 pm

Form updated; now includes a "culture" section and no "atmosphere" section.

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