Dhakakna (world)

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Dhakakna/Engakhs (Knoellighz 1617)
Milieu 1116
E5425AB-4
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population5 Moderate (900 thousand)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary F5 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 7354
Army Size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 4
Economic Extension
740+0
Resources7Few
Labor4Moderate (90 thousand)
Infrastructure0 Non-existent
Efficiency+0Average
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 1
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Dhakakna has a tainted unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a Vargr dominated Non-Aligned world in the Engakhs Subsector of Knoellighz Sector.


Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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Monostellar System[edit]

Dhakakna Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Dhakakna Primary Yellow-White F5 V


System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

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Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background / Dossier[edit]

It was a feat of rare Vargr diplomacy on Dhakakna (Knoellighz 1617) E5425AB-4 Da Ni Po / Lt that turned the interests of the usually conquering Democracy of Greats as it sent forth surveyors into this stellar cluster’s terminus. The colony of Vargr that was already present when the polity spread Spinward put forth an exemplar and compelling document detailing why the juggernaut of Democracy expansion would not find Dhakakna worthy of annexation or conquering. Alongside the other worlds of the cluster, some annexed, others indifferent, Dhakakna’s Plea helped convince the local Charismatic Great to halt its Spinward growth. As of 1105, only eight of nineteen worlds in the stellar cluster are claimed by the polity that is already turning its attentions to the Coreward frontier and allowing the other eleven worlds some reprieve and non-aligned status. Part of the convincing argument of the Plea was that by habit the Democracy has engulfed every world on its path of expansion, leaving none unclaimed. In its growth towards the Sector-coveted Serue (Knoellighz 1221) with the only known Tech Level of 15, Dhakakna pointed out that the conquering polity would have to, by its own past tendencies; annex the other eleven worlds of the cluster before ever attempting to absorb the technological prize of Knoellighz Sector. The middling and uninteresting worlds of this arm of the Charismatic Great turned to be a chore to claim, garrison and govern versus going around and taking Serue sometime in the future from points Coreward. Thus the merit of Dhakakna’s Plea caused a diversion of what many worlds and even other polities believed could not be turned.

In return for a non-aggression treaty, the erection of a simple E-rated Downport and unregulated Gas Giant wilderness refueling, the Charismatic Great of that edge of the greater polity agreed to halt expansion until Dhakakna reversed its preference. With this came the acknowledgement that the Democracy of Greats held no responsibility for the world should the expansion from Rimward, namely the fast-growing Ascendancy Pact should they take interest in the cluster. Dhakakna’s Emissaries assured the Democracy that Serue was easier to claim directly by the Pact than some non-aligned cluster of little import. Thus, both polities have left eleven worlds of this cluster unclaimed and only patrolled minimally for Corsair activity. The group of worlds remains on a watchlist in case the Democracy has need of resources in the distant future. This seemed to satisfy Dhakakna’s diplomats as well.

As of 1105, Dhakakna and its neighbors remain free of polity control and continue to conduct miniscule trade that cannot hope to compete with either the Ascendancy Pact or the Democracy of Greats. It has allowed the non-aligned worlds to seek trade through the Crystal Wall of Knoellighz and the Zhodani Consulate though Serue and Souo. Thus far, the Plea holds and all are content to do business without political lines being drawn on maps. The Quiet Wars continue as well as the occasional Corsair attack.

Dhakakna has a main-sequence F5 solar primary and it illuminates the mainworld and its three Gas Giants. The lack of planetoid belts does not draw Prospectors to the world, seeking elsewhere to conduct operations. Dhakakna is remitted to primarily a refueling system for points beyond.

The only place where Dhakakna has joined the interstellar community is their Government structure. Though of lower average Tech Level than the rest of their stellar cluster, Dhakakna is ruled by a monarch or Charismatic Dictator. The sheikh rules the entire world with the aid of an esteemed cadre of oasis lords and Emissaries who attempt to keep the peace. Following suit of nearby Uorangeng <King’s Ring> (Knoellighz 1820), Dhakakna has held its Plea over the peoples of their world in that the turning of the Democracy of Greats implies that an intense Law Level of A be upheld as a condition. The 20% hydrosphere is closely monitored as oases and deep well drilling to draw water from the underground water tables and wet grotto reservoirs. Hunting territories and the balance of ecology to keep from depleting local supplies are also in effect. Thus the Poor and Non-Industrial Trade Codes have forced Dhakakna to conduct interstellar trade despite the non-aligned isolation from polity annexation. One of the most sought after exports is a very fine and strong textile weave of fabrics that features artistic and durable patterns and colors that are aesthetically pleasing to Vargr eyes in the region. Entire desert communities have renowned specialist artisans who wield the looms for these fabrics for many applications as if they were scepters of state.

Such is the prestige of the Emissaries of Dhakakna, that schools, or dojo, pavilion tents are erected sparsely across the mainworld. Students must exercise great patience in crossing from their oasis homes, over the deserts to reach these honored career apprenticeships. Many applying Vargr are turned away and pointed to other careers. Those who graduate from such dojo, are clad in the signature fabric poncho of the Dhakakna Emissaries and wear their honor literally on their shoulders.

World Starport[edit]

Dhakakna has a frontier quality starport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Dhakakna possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

World Government[edit]

Dhakakna has a Charismatic Dictator an dis a Charismatic Dictatorship government.

  • It is a government by a single leader enjoying the confidence of the citizens.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Popular Autocracy.
  • The typical power structure of this government is an Empire.

World Law Level[edit]

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World Military[edit]

Though only Tech Level 4, a desert Industrial Age, Dhakakna does have a standing homeguard army and features dervishes who specialize in stealth, desert theatres and urban conflicts. Many are sought by off-world militaries for consulting on defense tactics. The mainworld also features some impressive, large-bore artillery and anti-aircraft weaponry that dots the landscape about the E-rated Downport.

World Economy[edit]

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Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

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World Culture[edit]

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Urbanization[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

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World Timeline[edit]

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UWP Listing[edit]

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Classic Era: 1105[edit]

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Rebellion Era: 1116[edit]

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Virus Era: 1130s[edit]

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Empress Wave: 1136[edit]

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