Diablo (Da 2612) (world)
|Primary||K1 III M3 V D|
|Army size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||3|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Diablo is a fluid world with an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Diablo, 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 contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Liluu Ir.
Astrography and planetology
Diablo is a member of the Sylean Main.
A trinary system of a red giant, red dwarf and white dwarf make this an unusual system. Diablo sits in the habitable zone for the red giant, which is the central star, but the other two do have some inﬂuence on the size of the zone and the temperature of the planet as a whole, depending upon their relative positions.
Diablo has two satellites (one of 1,000 km diameter at a distance of 16 planetary diameters and one of 2500 km out at 26 planetary diameters) and 9 tectonic plates. This means that Diablo is subject to quite a lot of seismic activity, with some 10 active volcanoes doted around the planet, with many more underwater.
The atmosphere is of a standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, but has high amounts of radiation in it, making it dangerous for humans to venture out unprotected. The protective ozone layer is very thin and scientists reckon that it will be several centuries before it begins to approach what is necessary to stop ultraviolet radiation.
Trinary Solar System
Diablo Trinary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Diablo Primary Primary Orange K1 III Diablo Companion Secondary Red M3 V Diablo Far Companion Tertiary White Dwarf D
History and background
While many thought it was probably some natural disaster that stripped the ozone layer away and thus allowed ultraviolet radiation to poison the atmosphere,in 1106 scientists found a number of radioactive elements and compounds that are usually not associated with that type of radiation, including plutonium. Further research and investigation revealed that large numbers of what had been thought of as meteorite impact craters were clustered in groups, instead of being fairly evenly distributed across the planet (the system has two meteorite/asteroid belts) and were all of roughly the same age. Then a scientific team made a startling discovery. They happened across a huge cavern, which had formed due to seismic activity, probably set oﬀ after a nearby impact had occurred.
Inside were the remains of part of a huge metropolis, mainly of TL–11 standard. This astonished the scientific community, and a large number of expeditions have been sent and have found a number of hidden ruined cites all over the planet. It appears they are the remains of a civilization (whose members were of roughly human size and build) which destroyed itself in an incredibly violent war some 3000 years ago. The massive amounts of radiation, massive disruption to the atmosphere and obliteration of all but the hardiest of species from the planet surface (...extensive life still exists in the world’s oceans) probably indicates that nuclear and neutron weapons were used in large numbers, as were chemical and biological weapons, although only fragmentary evidence exists to indicate their use.
A large number of scientific parties are now scouring the planet and the sites already found for further evidence as to their technological accomplishments, social structure, economic system and so on. This has led to something of an economic boom for the people on Diablo, as research parties from the Imperial government, academic institutions and Megacorporatons ﬂood in. This has also led to a large increase in investment as the teams have also discovered large deposits of metal ores, radioactive elements (including Lanthanum), industrially important compounds and crystals while there, which has fueled interest in prospecting (particularly by Sternmetal Horizons, LIC, Ling-Standard Products and General Products, LIC).
To help co-ordinate the rapid increase in activity and help patrol against pirates, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service has recently began construction of a new scout base on the planet, located next to the starport. It will co-ordinate activities with the naval base at Lashgaiika (Dagudashaag 2512) and the scout bases at Giku (Dagudashaag 2517), Umnudar (Dagudashaag 2108), and Luguk (Dagudashaag 2513). The first patrols have already ﬂown from there, its construction being well ahead of schedule.
The planet’s population virtually all work in and around the Starport which at the moment is classed as a 'C', but is due to be upgraded soon, as many people stop oﬀ here on their way to other parts of this, and surrounding subsector’s. While the law level remains low, the main city/Starport has taken on the characteristics of a frontier town with a large inﬂux of new people and the original inhabitants struggling to maintain their way of life. The result is that while the local population will be cautious and polite, they will not act overly friendly to strangers, and observe some aloofness towards them.