Neo-Stellar Binomial Nomenclature

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The subject of this article is from the Pathfinder update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 10 August, 2017.

The Neo-Stellar Binomial Nomenclature is a system for naming star systems proposed by by Arthur Daedalus Dodgers in his article "Neo-Stellar Binomial Nomenclature: A Guide to Naming the Cosmos in the Euclid Galaxy and Beyond" appearing in the Lonely Galaxy Travel Guide.[1]

Nomenclature rules[edit | edit source]

  1. All stellar spectral types are first given titles to denote their differences, then they are given their individual moniker. In this way, gone would be the days of wondering what kind of star Aldebaren was and having to look it up. It would be called Rex Aldebaren and you would know by that alone that it was a K Class Red Giant, whereas Pharaoh Betelgeuse would be an M Class.
  2. Each Spectral class is given an alternate title for extra flavor intended to be bequeathed at the Traveller's discretion on systems deserving of a variation from the norm. In the case of Red Giants, while we're on them, I selected Tenno, the Japanese word for emperor. They've had a thing for red suns for awhile, I thought it only appropriate.

Naming template[edit | edit source]

The entire template is as follows:

Color Name Class Prefix
Yellow Main Sequence F Caesar
G Kaiser
Red Red Giants K Rex
M Pharaoh
Alt Tenno
Green Green Giants E Count
? Countess
Alt Graf
Blue Blue Giants B Lord
O Lady
Alt Baron
Black Black Holes Imperator
Imperatrix
Pit
Trench
Abyss

NOTE: Black Holes have no separate Classes, it's up to the Traveller to pick a title upon discovery. The alternates for those I thought would add variety, particularly if the Black Hole was in a minor system of little note undeserving of a grand title.'

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