Systems & Worlds Q - R
  • Liaris Rosette  - Text by Todd Drashner
    World complex located in the Inner Sphere system of Tirinit.
  • 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
    Important 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.
  • Reserve, The - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev
    Volume of space centered around a group of stars apparently involved in an old transcendent civilisation. The volume stretches in a rough tetrahedron from the red dwarf 594-456111, the sun-like stars Alpha and Eta Filiae and the wisp of dark cloud locally called the Mouthpiece. It has numerous terraformed planets teeming with life, but is aggressively protected by both local nanosystems and several Caretaker Gods. What lies inside is unknown.
  • Resonance (TRAPPIST-1) System - Pre-Colonisation  - Text by The Astronomer, Dangerous Safety
    Red dwarf star 40ly from Sol
  • Revoltpri - Text by Anders Sandberg
    MPA system, used by the AIs of Kiyoshi as transit point and storage of wormhole pairs.
  • RG Vijayanta III  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Terraformed by HIE236PPE.
  • Rho Bentharis  - Text by Aaron Hamilton
    Hov's'sa home solar system.
  • 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 Steve Bowers
    O-class blue giant, an important Metasoft system. Rigel is an important Metasoft power producing star, with a clade of cyborg-human 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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