Gwi (world)

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Gwi/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0117)
Milieu 1116
D563430-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population4 Moderate (60 thousand)
Government3 Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M0 V M7 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Self-perpetuating oligarchy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1112
Army size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
631-5
Resources6Few
Labor3Low (6 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance -3
Resource Units 9
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Gwi has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Gwi, 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 Khuum.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Gwi Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Gwi Primary Primary Red M0 V
Gwi Companion Secondary Red M7 V


History and background[edit]

Until 994 Gwi was a planet with a booming industrial base in disposable fashions and a severe population problem. Today Gwi Is virtually a ghost planet. It is governed by a Council of Archbishops of the Universal Church and as such has a strict moral code which prohibited the use of contraceptives. In 991 several planets in Shallows were affected by a mutated sexually transmitted disease known as Artificial Chromosome Deterioration Complaint (ACDC). The cure was simple, ODA2 administered over a period of six months rendered humans immune to its effects. The problem for the Universal Church was that ODA2 is a natural contraceptive rendering the user temporarily infertile.

On Gwi the Council refused to relax its prohibition on the importation and use of any contraceptives (including ODA2) even on medical grounds. Instead they quoted Pope Innocent's address on morality: In cases where sexual relations could possibly result in danger to one or other partner then total abstinence is the only acceptable solution in the eyes of the Church. Millions who found It impossible to live to such a restrictive lifestyle died slow and painful deaths before an acceptable alternative cure was discovered in 1065.

In 1077 Pope Emmanuel II opened a new cathedral on Gwi to commemorate the 'courage' of the Council in not allowing immense political and media pressure to stop them from guiding their flock In the one true path of God. Their sacrifice had prevented the people of Gwi from sinning so badly that they would have become irredeemable in the eyes of God. Indeed, he stated, their actions had ensured that the millions who had died a sure and certain place in the kingdom of their father.

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