Aik'sha (world)

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Aik'sha/Sarudis (Far Home 2233)
Classic Era (1115)
C859435-5
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population4 Moderate (70 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G0 V D
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Aik'sha is a nonindustrial world, that requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.

  • In a technological universe, societies without industrial capability generally suffer as nearly all manufactured and high tech goods must be brought in at significant cost.
  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a member of the Sath Alliance in the Sarudis Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • Warning: humans are not welcome within the Sath Alliance. Those few humans that venture into its territory are generally met with a hostile reception and are closely monitored at all times.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Aik'sha Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Aik'sha Primary Primary Yellow G0 V
Aik'sha Companion Secondary White Dwarf D 15600 AU from primary


System Data[edit]

Shi'ik-Aik'sha System[edit]

The primary is Shi'ik, an ordinary yellow main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 1.21 Sols, a mass of 1.04 Sols, and a diameter of 1.433 million km. The inner system consists of (II) a vacuum inner world, and (III) an exotic atmosphere radworld – orbital position (I) is empty. (IV) Aik'sha orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (V-I) a very thin atmosphere hospitable world, (V-II) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, (VI) a dense stony planetoid belt, (VII-I) a ringed large gas giant, (VII-II) a small gas giant, and (X) a ringed large gas giant form the outer system – orbital positions (VIII) and (IX) are empty. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Has'ai Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Has'ai, a tiny dwarf star lying approximately 15,600 AU (2.33 trillion km) from Shi'ik. It has a luminosity of 0.00003 Sols, a mass of 1.12 Sols, and a diameter of 8,450 km. It does not retain a planetary system.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(IV) Aik'sha[edit]

(IV) Aik'sha is designated the mainworld. It orbits Shi'ik at a mean distance of 0.96 AU (143.6 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 336 days 21 hours and a rotation period of 23 hours. The axial tilt is 22 degrees. Aik'sha has a diameter of 13,275 km, a density of 4.66 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.88 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Thin, with a mean surface pressure of 0.72 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen (N2), 19% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 92% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.5m. Mean surface temperature: 3°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Cool and experiences moderate seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and moderate weather systems driven by the star and the oceans work across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 554 million km², Water surface area: 510 million km², Land and Ice surface area: 44 million km².

Satellite[edit]

Aik'sha retains a single natural satellite, a heavily cratered vacuum worldlet named Sha'ai:

(IVa) Sha'ai (UWP Y300000-0, orbiting at 30 Diameters/400,000 km)

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Shi'ik-Aik'sha System[edit]

Aik'sha, the mainworld, has extensive native life, consisting of microscopic organisms, stromatolite-parallels and primitive flora that can be found in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The cold marginally hospitable world lying in orbital position (V-I) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that exist in any location where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and warmth. Their metabolic functions maintain the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

Has'ai Subsystem[edit]

No native life is known to exist within the subsystem.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This system is controlled by the Ka'sa Faction of the Sath Alliance.

World starport[edit]

Aik'sha has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Aik'sha possesses a Technology Level of TL–5.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion, and the most fundamental atomic energy.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ground cars or automobiles and tracked vehicles.
    • Water: Large ships and submersibles with steel hulls.
    • Air: Early aircraft including seaplanes and very early unmanned rockets.

World government[edit]

Aik'sha has a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy government.

  • It is a government by a restricted minority, with little or no input from the masses.
  • The typical power source of this government is an Oligarchy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Hegemony.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 70,000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 3 (Monolithic)
  • Acceptance: 2 (Very xenophobic). With regard to humans, their Acceptance is 1 (Extremely xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 3
  • Symbols: 4

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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