Daridura (world)

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Daridura/Old Suns (Dagudashaag 1605)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary G1 V M5 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 6458
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor5Moderate (300 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -2
Resource Units 104
GWP (BCr) 3
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 675
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 3,300
Port employees 50
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Originally a small Vilani colony during the First Imperium, it was settled by Dhuna fundamentalists who fled there to avoid persecution.

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[edit]

Member of Kimalad Empire a psioniophobic pocket empire centered on Kimalad (Dagudashaag 1506).

References and contributors[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com