Hasoi'aohalaiko (world)

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Hasoi'aohalaiko/Kuriishe (Dagudashaag 2617)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population1 Low (40)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M3 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 1217
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
Resources3Very scarce
Labor0Barren (4)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 2
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 112,890
Port passengers (annual) 0

Hasoi'aohalaiko supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Hasoi'aohalaiko, 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 Vluni.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Two large continents of approximately equal size contain all of the world’s land mass. The circumpolar northern continent is completely ice-bound throughout the year, with glaciers up to five kilometers deep. While a southern continent of nearly 25 million square kilometers situated on the equator is a bleak, treeless, boggy morass. At only five million kilometers from its dim red primary, Hasoi’s temperature at the equator rarely exceeds 5°C and this only at the heart of this land mass and during the short midsummer. The edges of this continent are generally frozen throughout the year, and quickly forming dense sea fogs make full instrument landings an absolute necessity at the starport.

Monostellar System[edit]

Hasoi'aohalaiko Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Hasoi'aohalaiko Primary Red M3 V

History and background[edit]

With a population of only 48 the inhabitants of this system are all employees or the families of employees of Aslan's serving in the Imperial Scout Service, who maintain a base and associated B class starport on the main world. For many visitors, meeting a local is quite a surprise as the starport is highly automated and teleworking and robot systems are used extensively.

The main world, known as 'Hasoi' to the locals, has an atmosphere that is described as 'tainted' in the guidebooks. This is due to its relative lack of oxygen: acclimatization is possible by most visitors within a few weeks, but short-term visitors with low endurance can often find themselves short of breath and easily fatigued without a supplementary supply.

Even though the population is low, the world is an exporter of agricultural products, albeit on a limited scale. Initially starting as a side line, several of the inhabitants now own and run large (20,000 tonne) automated, sea borne craft that lift 'mat' - a form of floatng seaweed - from the surface of the world-ocean. These catamaran-shaped vessels resemble ground based combine harvesters, and they clean, dry and shred the vegetable matter before returning to the starport harbour. Mat is an excellent food stuff, and for several years has been exported to the nearby world of Giku (Dagudashaag 2517) where it has been used as an animal diet supplement. However, its subtle flavour and abundance of trace minerals are starting to make it a prized luxury for humans on a number of other neighbouring worlds. Whether these economic forces drive the price beyond the reach of Giku’s farmers, and lead to a growth in immigration and a boom in Hasoi’s economy remains to be seen.

References and contributors[edit]

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