Ik'sath (world)

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Ik'sath/Sarudis (Far Home 2333)
Classic Era (1115)
A302878-B
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population8 Moderate (00 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 1
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Ik'sath is a non-agricultural, preindustrial, icy vacuum world, warranting hazardous environment precautions.

  • Its surface is ice-capped with little or no atmosphere and nearly all of its water frozen.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • It is a world working toward being an industrial powerhouse but lacks an adequate workforce to do so.
  • It is a member of the Sath Alliance in the Sarudis Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • This world-system hosts a Military Base, usually associated with military ground forces, which may be located on or off-world.
  • Warning: humans are not welcome within the Sath Alliance. Those few humans that venture into its territory are generally met with a hostile reception and are closely monitored at all times.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Monostellar System[edit]

Ik'sath Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ik'sath Primary Red M2 V None

System Data[edit]

Thiika-Ik'sath System[edit]

The primary is Thiika, an ordinary red main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 0.0268 Sols, a mass of 0.4258 Sols, and a diameter of 658,000 km. (I-I) Cha'kka, a standard atmosphere hospitable world, and (I-II) Ik'sath, designated the mainworld, have a shared orbit within the habitable zone. (II) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, and (III) a small gas giant form the outer system. The outer worlds retain satellites.

  • The star experiences occasional flare activity.

(I-I) Cha'kka[edit]

(I-I) Cha'kka (UWP F475668-A) is designated a hospitable world. It orbits Thiika at a mean distance of 0.15 AU (22.4 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 32 days 13 hours: it is tidally locked to Thiika. The axial tilt is 5 degrees. Cha'kka has a diameter of 6,234 km, a density of 5.44 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.48 G. Tidal stresses generated by the gravitational pull of Thiika cause frequent geological activity. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 0.78 bar and a composition of 78% nitrogen (N2), 21% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the low percentage of atmospheric oxygen and the relatively high levels of background radiation: emission rates exceed 3 rads per hour. Approximately 47% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.4m. Mean surface temperature: 33°C. The climate is rated as Hot and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas drive across the globe.

Cha'kka Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 122 million km², Land surface area: 65 million km², Water surface area: 57 million km².

  • Cha'kka is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(I-II) Ik'sath[edit]

(I-II) Ik'sath is designated the mainworld. It orbits Thiika at a mean distance of 0.22 AU (32.9 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 57 days 19 hours: it is tidally locked to Thiika. The axial tilt is 4 degrees relative to Thiika. Ik'sath has a diameter of 5,113 km, a density of 4.78 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.35 G. The world is geologically inert. Its atmosphere is rated as Vacuum. Approximately 17% of the surface is covered in sheets of water-ice. Mean surface temperature: 45°C in daylight.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 82 million km², Land surface area: 68 million km², Ice surface area: 14 million km².

  • Ik'sath is a Twilight Zone World.
  • The world experiences libration, which causes the star to move in the sky and periodically rise and fall above the horizon in the twilight region.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Thiika-Ik'sath System[edit]

Cha'kka, the temperate hospitable world lying in orbital position (I-I) (within the habitable zone) has primitive native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels and multicellular organisms that exist in almost every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal and are gradually changing its composition.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This system is controlled by the Ka'sa Faction of the Sath Alliance.

World starport[edit]

Ik'sath has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.
  • War footing (government modifier x1.5). Port Capacity: 1,200,000 dTons

Facilities[edit]

Port facilities within the system include:

World technology level[edit]

Ik'sath possesses a Technology Level of TL–11 or TL-B in Hexadecimal Notation.

World government[edit]

Ik'sath has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

World military[edit]

The Sath Alliance Military Forces have four Military Bases. Most TL–11 warships are constructed at the two available class A starports.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 400,000,000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: A (Discordant)
  • Acceptance: A (Very friendly). With regard to humans, their Acceptance is 2 (Very xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 4
  • Symbols: A

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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