Ekuu (world)

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Ekuu/Old Suns (Dagudashaag 1102)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M2 V M2 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8667
Army size (BEs) 30
Economic Details
Technology Level 6
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance -1
Resource Units 324
GWP (BCr) 42
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 535
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 44,000
Port employees 40
Port passengers (annual) 0

Ekuu is an agricultural world with a tainted atmosphere but still a near-ideal environment for producing foodstuffs. The system supports a population of tens of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Old Suns Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ekuu, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a baron and a marquis. All three are members 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 Karzi Ash.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Ekuu orbits a tiny red dwarf companion star in a binary star system; the two stars are approximately 4,150 AU apart. Ekuu is the spinward end of the Shegimuud trace.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Primary Primary Red M2 V
Companion Secondary Red M2 V

History and background[edit]

The world is home to an oppressive dictatorship that has strong Vilani roots and models itself on the original Ziru Sirka. Ekuu is the premier agricultural world on the Shegimuud trace and deals with a large turnaround of ships despite haying some of the most draconian trade laws in the sector. In addition to the many rules and regulations a merchant needs to have a thorough knowledge of the amount of bribe each official requires. A merchant can expect to pay thousands of credits in kickbacks and sweeteners, depending of course on the nature of the cargo. It should be noted that bribery is completely illegal and carries a stiff sentence it caught. Some offenders are lucky and get hard labour; the truly unfortunate end up in jail.

References and contributors[edit]

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