|Primary||G1 V M5 V|
|Government||Civil service bureaucracy|
|Army Size (BEs)||20|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||675|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||3,300|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Daridura has both an unbreathable thin atmosphere and a lack of surface water making habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Old Suns Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Daridura, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Imar.
Astrography and planetology
Daridura is primarily famous for its unusual cave formations and unusual underground flora and fauna which mimics the yellow and amber colours of the rock formations. All blend more or less into the surrounding environment making it difficult to distinguish except by movement.
Binary Solar System
Daridura Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Daridura Primary Primary Yellow G1 V Daridura Companion Secondary Red M5 D
History and background
During the Rule of Man, many settlers, afraid of the assassin-priests, left to colonize Edaridur (Dagudashaag 1503). While the difference between the names Daridura <New Desert Nome> and Edaridur <Not Desert Home> were obvious to Vilani, the subtleties of Vilani grammar and pronunciation were utterly lost on the Terrans who accidentally renamed both worlds Dardua.
When the IISS first surveyed the area they used the old Second Imperium navigational information as a basis and perpetuated the error. Despite the identical spelling each name is pronounced differently and thus both names have stuck.
Aspects of the Cult of Dhuna are still believed to be worshiped deep within secret caverns despite the almost universal loathing that Imperial citizens have for it. A small deployment of Imperial Marines have been stationed on Daridura since 211 with orders to destroy any Dhuna cult members on sight.
Era: Milieu 0
References and contributors
- Leighton Piper. "Library Data: Old Suns." Signal-GK 04 (1992): 46. via HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 79.
- Stuart L. Dollar, Joseph E. Walsh. Psionic Institutes (Imperium Games, 1997), 8.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 69.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science