|Ikuk/Arcturus (Solomani Rim 2521)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
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)
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2521 Ikuk (Imperial)
Starport: Class V.
Diameter: 7,100 miles (11,400 km). Gravity: 0.87g.
Atmosphere: Standard oxygen-nitrogen, tainted.
Population: 84 million.
Government: Military Rule.
Control Level: 6.
Tech Level: 11.
World Trade Number: 5.
History & Background (Dossier)
- The system is a member of the Imperium and is under military rule.
Imperial High (Landed) Nobility
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.
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),
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.
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