Tempest is a Core Systems-aligned planet in the Typhoon System of Thunderbird Sector.

Planetary Data

Geographic Data

Tempest is a larger then average world of 14,400 kilometers in diameter. Its 1.25G gravity has accumulated a Venus like atmosphere much denser and thicker then what's normal. In doing so, it's trapped various corrosive gasses. A vacc suit is required for topside travels. Despite its atmosphere, the planet maintains a pleasant average global temperature. Large acidic oceans cover the world.


The population of Tempest numbers under 10,000. Most of them live above the planet in large space colonies, though there are a few underground as well.


Tempest has few natural resources of any value, and those that it does have are generally not worth it to try to export. Instead, the colonies above and below the surface maintain large research and manufacturing labs where all sorts of high-tech goods are produced. They focus mainly on biologicals and ship equipment.


Travellers' Information

Why would you want to go here? You need a vacc suit to survive top side. The space station is like every other space station in the Republic, and living underground is like a bad invasion of the molemen story. However, it's a good place to do things that probably shouldn't be done. To counter this, there's a navy station maintained to discourage that. They've so far failed to completely eradicate it, and leaks of tech still happen. The Scout Service maintain a base as well. People are indifferent to foreigners.


Corrosive atmosphere, world is Amber.

Travellers' Resources

There's a Class-B starport in the station, as well as a Scout and Naval base.


Tempest is within range of the following systems (for a ship equipped with a Jump-2 enabling drive):

  • Ostria
  • Petrarch, Dragon Sector (Jump-2)
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