Ikkimam (world)

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Ikkimam/Gimushi (Empty Quarter 1037)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population5 Moderate (800 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary F8 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 2526
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (80 thousand)
Infrastructure4 Very limited
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 78
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,430
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 405
Port passengers (annual) 5,000

Ikkimam has both an unbreathably thin atmosphere and a lack of surface water making habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Gimushi Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Ikkimam, 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.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

Part of the Sashar-Pamushgar Cluster.

Monostellar System[edit]

Ikkimam Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ikkimam Primary Yellow-White F8 V

History and Background[edit]

About -4500 Imperial, during the First Imperium, something really bad happened in Ikkimam system. Several Imperial scout expeditions have been sent to the system to determine the cause: the leading explanation is that a gas giant exploded. (But First Imperium records disagree, with no gas giants noted by the careful Vilani surveyors.) While the Imperial Scouts have been withdrawn to support the war effort hundreds of parsecs rimward, privately- and planetary-government funded investigations continue.

So far no less than six colonies have tried to make a go of Ikkimam and not one has succeeded.

  • While the atmosphere is too thin to breath it should be fine for growing crops, yet the crops mostly seem to fail.
  • There are no minerals of appreciable value on the planet but it is a large planet with decent gravity and plenty of space.
  • This was the line used by Lady Yolande Lans Crussk when she began to set up the latest colonial attempt on Ikkimam.
  • She set up a first rate downport and offered people high incentives to come and settle the planet.
  • However, the crops haven’t grown well and the colony is slowly starving.
  • Crussk herself died in 899 but the 8 million colonists are still trying to keep the colony going.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Ikkimam, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Ikkimam has a good quality starport.

  • A Class-B Starport Facility has not very well developed shipyards and is only capable of producing spaceships.
  • 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. Such ports rarely have more than one of each kind of port.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

  • T20 - 993 - Ikkimam 1037 B632643-9 Na Ni Po 800 Im
  • 1105 - Ikkimam 1037 B632543-9 Ni Po 800 Im
  • MT - 1125 - Ikkimam 1037 D632541-6 Ni Po 800 Ou - Outlands
  • TNE - 1201 - Ikkimam 1037 X632000-0 Ba 000 --

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