Ikuk (world)

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Ikuk/Arcturus (Solomani Rim 2521)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population7 Moderate (80 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 3
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Ikuk is a preindustrial world.

  • As a preindustrial world, this planet cannot yet manufacture enough high-technology resources to support a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This world hopes to one day be one of the subsectors industrial powerhouses, but hasn't realized that dream yet. The leaders of this world are regularly embarking on trade missions to attract more investment capital, worker-immigrants, and other necessary stepping stones to achieve this goal.
  • This world toils under the control of a military government with conditions reflecting that situation including curtailed civil rights and limited freedoms.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Arcturus Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

IISS Astrographics Survey[edit]

2521 Ikuk (Imperial)

Starport: Class V.

Diameter: 7,100 miles (11,400 km). Gravity: 0.87g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen, tainted.
Hydrographics: 90%.
Climate: Warm.
Population: 84 million.
Government: Military Rule.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 5.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Ikuk is a world located on the Rim Main within Arcturus Subsector of the Solomani Rim.

  • The system is a member of the Imperium and is under military rule.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Ikuk, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

Other Data[edit]

A barren mining world once famous for its frontiersman ethic and freewheeling prospector culture, Ikuk III long ago became a bleak, warrened manufacturing and transshipment hub, today home to some of the more militant Solomani Party cadres in the sector. They don't like the "practical turn," but they're living with it - for now - while making sure their own turf stays pure. The fact that their turf is a hive of underground cities, factories, and worn-down domes where it's always night makes this task easier.

But Ikuk III's not all boring racists - a deep-underground secret Party research facility exists here, focused on biotech and dimensional engineering. Wouldn't it be ironic if one day the local cadres woke up to find their Party superiors assembling a huge portal to Somewhere Else right above their heads? After all, Ikuk is already a major trade nexus. It would be the perfect place...

And yes, it goes without saying that this world has a fearsome gravball team.

Ikuk III has three moons, Apple, Bart and Cranberry (originally A, B and C). Cranberry is a misshaped red planetoid, devoid of any civilization save a navigational beacon and an emergency ditch-point. Some mining still goes on in the depths of Apple and Bart but for the most part they are huge warehouses, full of goods from all over the Confederation and beyond.

Ikuk IV[edit]

Non-canon: Allegiance: Terran Union/Solomani Confederation

Population: 80 million

Major ethnic groups: Malaysian, Vegan (Muan Huar, mainly), Lancian (Kukhunen),
Indian, French, Egyptian, Bengali, Khora, German, Turkish, African (Unionist),
Persian, Thai

Major religions: Islam, Vedanta, Hinduism, Olputoen, Native Pantheons, Buddhism

Major languages: Galangic, Hindi, Lancian, Vegan tongues, Bantu

A former ice-moon currently being terraformed. The oceans are in place and land is starting to emerge as rapid-evaporation forms the atmosphere. A rather eccentric orbit is creating some challenges and the future colonists are being told to prepare to adapt to large temperature swings for the first few centuries.

The current population of 80 million waits in grav-cities to inhabit their new home. Drawn from diverse sources, they are existing in relative harmony with benevolent assistance from the Party and the governing body it has set up for Ikuk IV, the Global Peace and Prosperity Board (GPPB).

The terraforming is being done by the Great River Group, a Solomani-Vegan-Lancian "goodwill Corporation," and the colonists include several Vegan creches.

A Silur simply known as "Red" has already taken up residence planetside with his mate "Crystal Green." Scientists are making ready to study this rare example of a Silur mating pair - while keeping a respectful distance of course.

Ikuk III[edit]


Allegiance: Terran Union/Solomani Confederation

Population: 13 billion

Capital: Skyside (Highport)

Major ethnic groups: British, Guyanan, German, American, Inuit, Finnish,
Russian, Arab, Persian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese

Major religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hinduism, Native Pantheons,
Eastern Orthodox, Islam
Major industries: Heavy manufacturing, gravitics, biotech, dimensional
engineering, arms manufacturing

Major imports: Food, water and oxygen

Politics: Almost all cadres are Conservative in name, Hardline in actual

Other major cities: Imperium Sapiensis, Keyala, Hyperpolia, Last Chance,
Tattoo, Scared Straight Canyon

Trade routes: Agidda Run to Lamarck (inbound) and Cymbeline (outbound), A-L Connector to Hathor, Seym's Branch to Jael

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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