Systems & Worlds Q - R
  • Qinglong (world)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    EuJovian Type planet in the Penglai system - inhabited by Mirrored Owl swarm-nets Advection of Pure Drylines during the 4000's
  • Qjellto  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Former Cygexpa world. Paraterraformed in 2100 and settled in 2344 by retroists and low-tech peripatetics. It developed quietly until 2654 when an outbreak of the Babel plague destroyed the language centers of 78% of the population. As coordination broke down, even the relatively simple society of Qjellto crashed.
  • Quadaa Atonement Centre  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Small O'Neill orbital in the 07-71-01117-IN system near Zamzam, inhabited by a Umma order calling themselves the Friends of the Muwakkil.
  • Quint  - Text by Ryan B
    Virtual mega-society consisting of approximately one quintillion modosophonts housed in a matrioshka brain. Loosely affiliated with the Technorapture Hypernation.
  • Rainbow Coalescence - Text by Darren Ryding
    Extremely diverse habitat cluster in the Archaipelago. Central to the tragic events of the Archaipelago Attacks of 8400 AT.
  • Rajand (Lalande 21185)  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev, updated by Steve Bowers and The Astronomer, April 2022
    Inner Sphere system; early colonized Genetekker outpost.
  • Rajasekar  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Tau 1 Gruis / CD-4913988 II; EuGaian world where the local xenobiota combined with introduced Terragen biotechnology to form a short-lived hybrid technosphere. Later colonized by Stellar Umma, Sophic League and Mutual Progress Association.
  • Rak Mesba  - Text by Radtech497
    A xenosophont megastructure in the form of a circumstellar disc
  • Raksha  - Text by Steve Bowers
    A weird moon with alien ruins
  • Raman's World  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    (Omega 2 Cygni VI) Solar Dominion, formerly Cygexpa administered territory, former site of the Summer solid-state civilization. See also The Summer Debacle.
  • Ran (Epsilon Eridani)  - Text by Updated by The Astronomer 2021
    Inner Sphere system; the birthplace of the Eridanus League, Terragens' first known interstellar polity.
  • Rangar (Etaran System)  - Text by ROM 65536
    ( Etaran / HD 148071 ) - Negentropist world with mysterious rings of artificial origin.
  • Ratakhtona  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev from original by Kevin Self
    VedokiklekImportant major mining and industrial base for a number of Vedokiklek hives.
  • Ratay's World - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Economically minor, but loyal Negentropist world in the outer Crucis Corridor, home to the cyborg statesbeing Malhotra Castander and the Siow-Wang Circle (of which he remains the most famous representative). Despite TrueModel pranks, xenophobia, and anti-TrueModel feeling, Castanander correctly predicted in the 8400's that the remaining TrueModel aioid clades would be more inclined to accept standardization with the main body of the Negentropist Alliance.
  • Realm, The  - Text by Todd Drashner
    Major Deeper Covenant civilization cluster located about 750 light-years to rimward of Sol. The Realm constitutes one of the largest centers of Deeper civilization in the Civilized Galaxy.
  • Recpub Tauri - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Important Metasoft system.
  • Refugium  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Capital of the Refugium Federation, settled in the 6th millennium by the Semperist Survival Fleet.
  • Regulus  - Text by person43
    A bright multiple star system with an extinct biosphere discovered on one planet, also site of early star-lifting experiments.
  • Relay001  - Text by Todd Drashner
    The first major wormhole plexus and relay system built in the Inner Sphere. Became the model for later Relay systems.
  • Relief  - Text by ProxCenBound
    NoCoZo system in which there there are effectively no crimes if one can pay. There are five main habitats; two cater to the extreme pleasure market and three to hunting and aggression.
  • Remagar  - Text by Todd Drashner
    Garden World currently in the midst of an Ice Age.
  • Remnant, The  - Text by Rhea 47
    A failed early Terragen colony, now home to an ecosystem of sub-turing bots
  • Rengood  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Cyberian World in Aquila - attacked in the early stages of the Version War
  • Rergenar  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Important Communion of Worlds member-system near Heartland, where Mykultura first flourished.
  • Resonance (TRAPPIST-1) System - Pre-Colonisation  - Text by The Astronomer, Dangerous Safety
    Red dwarf star 40ly from Sol
  • Resonance (TRAPPIST-1) System: History  - Text by The Astronomer
    Events in the Resonance system, also known as the Seven Marbles, TRAPPIST-1
  • Revoltpri - Text by Anders Sandberg
    MPA system, used by the AIs of Kiyoshi as transit point and storage of wormhole pairs.
  • Ribblehead  - Text by Steve Bowers
    In the MPA hinteregions, the third planet in the Pen-y-ghent system, home to 500 distinct low tech nation-clades.
  • Ridgewell   - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Chi Herculis V, Eugaian with indigenous xenoecology.
  • Rigel  - Text by Trolligi
    B8 Iae blue giant, an important Metasoft system. Rigel is an important Metasoft power-producing star, with a dense population of Backgrounders living in the local Oort cloud. It is very close to the Orion Federation but not actually part of it.
  • Rihal (Ross 248)  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Flare star near sol
  • Robertson - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    The Savannah Orbitals around Robertson are home to the largest existing colony of Australopithecine hominids.
  • Robinson's World - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Known for its alien ruins.
  • Rocklake - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Recently rich and developing Outer Sphere system, important regional center, linked to main wormhole nexus. Popular with a number of clades, including young House Stevens radicals disillusioned with "House Ridgewell".
  • Rosette Cluster  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Heavily populated and prosperous NoCoZo-TRHN tourist system, home to a number of hedonics corporations and experimental habitats and lifestyles.
  • Rosmion  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Icy world heated by an artificial ring of mirror particles.
  • Ross 614  - Text by Daniel Eliot Boese, Steve Bowers
    Twin Matrioshka Brains around a binary red dwarf near Sol.
  • Ruach  - Text by Steve Bowers, from an original by Anders Sandberg
    54 Hydrae B-II. EuJovian Type world home to a rich ecology of jovibiota.
  • Rudolph  - Text by Ernst Stavro Blofeld
    System of worlds catering to the combat-fetishism market.
  • Rufus  - Text by Steve Bowers
    A planet with five moons, mostly inhabited by Dog provolves.
  • Rungworld  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Site of an early Oracle-related conflict. The Rungworld includes several hundred 10,000 km McKendree Cylinders linked together in a ladder-like ring.
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Text by Orion's Arm Editors

Initially published on 31 December 2007.

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