Ish'ka (world)

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Ish'ka/Sath (Far Home 2636)
Classic Era (1115)
C764675-5
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F3 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 2
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Ish'ka is a nonindustrial, rich, agricultural world with improving living conditions due to a bustling agro-economy.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain 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 is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Its economy is bustling and an increase in living conditions is expected in the near future.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a member of the Sath Alliance in the Sath Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • 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.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

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

Monostellar System[edit]

Ish'ka Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Ish'ka Primary Yellow-White F3 V


System Data[edit]

Chiiha-Ish'ka System[edit]

The primary is Chiiha, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 5.34 Sols, a mass of 1.46 Sols, and a diameter of 2.115 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a very thin atmosphere inner world, (III) an exotic atmosphere stormworld, and (IV) a corrosive atmosphere inferno world. (V) Ish'ka orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VI) an exotic atmosphere bigworld, (VII) a very thin atmosphere iceworld, (VIII) a sparse icy planetoid belt, (IX) a ringed large gas giant, and (X) a large gas giant form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(V) Ish'ka[edit]

(V) Ish'ka is designated the mainworld. It orbits Chiiha at a mean distance of 1.74 AU (260 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 1 year 329 days and a rotation period of 17.5 hours. The axial tilt is 33 degrees. Ish'ka has a diameter of 11,007 km, a density of 5.31 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.83 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, with a mean surface pressure of 0.92 bar and a composition of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. Approximately 38% of the surface is covered in seas of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.35m. Mean surface temperature: 34°C. The climate is rated as Hot and experiences major seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is dynamic and strong weather systems driven by the star and the seas sweep across the globe.

Satellite[edit]

Ish'ka retains a single natural satellite, a very thin atmosphere hospitable world named Ikiich:

(Va) Ikiich (UWP Y423000-0, orbiting at 30 Diameters/330,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 381 million km², Land surface area: 236 million km², Water surface area: 145 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Chiiha-Ish'ka System[edit]

Ish'ka, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

The large gas giant lying in orbital position (X) (within the outer system) has jovionoid lifeforms within its atmosphere.

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This system is controlled by the Shikh'aa Faction of the Sath Alliance.

World starport[edit]

Ish'ka has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Ish'ka possesses a Technology Level of TL–5.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone, radio, and television.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion, and the most fundamental atomic energy.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Ground cars or automobiles and tracked vehicles.
    • Water: Large ships and submersibles with steel hulls.
    • Air: Early aircraft including seaplanes and very early unmanned rockets.

World government[edit]

Ish'ka 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).

Different minor Factions, all nominally loyal to the Shikh'aa Faction, control nation-territories.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 3,000,000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: 5 (Harmonious)
  • Acceptance: 6 (Aloof). With regard to humans, their Acceptance is 2 (Very xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 7
  • Symbols: 6

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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