|Army size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||3,897|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||3,000|
Ardchi is a vacuum world, with a complete lack of atmosphere. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is a satellite of a gas giant or another planet in the system. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ardchi, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. 90% of the world's population is the Minor Human Race Ziadd.
Astrography and planetology
Ardchi is the second satellite at Klathzu, a small gas giant. It is the site of Dlak, a mining base that produces high grade ferrous ores. Most of the population are ethnic Ziadd, although there are small numbers of Imperial humans, a few Lancians, and a small S'mrii phylum engaged in secretive research.
History and background
Ardchi has gained a reputation as a 'vile den of villainy, sin and debauchery'. The entertainment on Ardchi is reputed to be 'the very best within ten parsecs', and just about everything (from quality alcohol, Lancian StimSim, sexual liaisons, guided tours through the mining tunnels, sports facilities, drugs, and even the latest holomovie releases) are available, for a price.
Ardchi recognizes Imperial laws, and a set of 'basic principles concerning personal conduct' have been Issued by the government. Other than that there are no laws, and no restrictions of any kind on trade. If a commodity isn't banned by Imperial law, it's probably available. If it is banned, it's probably available anyway, but at an inflated price. Enforcement of Imperial laws is difficult, and in the past security troops from the Naval base have acted as a police force.