|Ishimshulgi/Sol (Solomani Rim 2021)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||M1 V M2 V|
Ishimshulgi is a nonindustrial vacuum world, which warrants hazardous environment precautions.
- Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
- As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Sol Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.
Description / Astrography & Planetology
Binary Solar System
Ishimshulgi Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Ishimshulgi Primary Primary Red M1 V Ishimshulgi Companion Secondary Red M2 V
2021 Ishimshulgi (Imperial)
Starport: Class I.
Diameter: 1,700 miles (2,700 km). Gravity: 0.15g.
Control Level: 5.
Tech Level: 7.
World Trade Number: 2.5.
History & Background / Dossier
Several centuries ago, the corporation attempted to "encourage" a native lifeform which fixed nitrogen into the soil for use by the local plants. The lifeform was not widespread or prolific, and corporate personnel were hoping to encourage it in order to expand the local agricultural regions. GenAssist genetically altered the bacteria for prolificity. The alterations worked, and in a few short years, the entire soil surface was fixing nitrogen at a prodigious rate - an alarming rate. GenAssist tried desperately to create an "antidote" lifeform, but to no avail. In a bizarre twist of events, one of the "antidote" attempts mutated into a strain capable of storing oxygen in the soil. Within a century, the entire atmosphere of Ishimshulgi was locked in the world's crust.
The Ishimshulgians are understandably embittered at being driven into sealed habitats on what used to be a habitable planet. Many left the world when the debacle became obvious; the remainder filed a claim against GenAssist that took the corporation years to pay off. The payments for damages have been used to "bubble-terraform" several locations on the planet's surface.
Imperial High / Landed Nobility
Ishimshulgi has a frontier quality starport.
- A Class-E Starport Facility is a very limited facility.
- This facility has no shipyard and can only perform extremely limited repair work at best.
- This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
- Starports of this class are usually a Lowport and a Highport would almost never be found.
World Technology Level
- Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
- Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
- Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
- Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
- Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
- Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
- Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.
Ishimshulgi 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).
- The system is a member of the Imperium.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- John Harshman, Marc Miller. Solomani (Game Designers Workshop, 1986), 26.
- John Harshman. The Solomani Rim (Game Designers Workshop, 1982), 30.
- James Holden, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Terrance McInnes. Vilani & Vargr (Digest Group Publications, 1990), 11,47. (dotmap provided)
- Gary L. Thomas. The Travellers' Digest 13 (Digest Group Publications, 1989), 31.
- Kevin Knight. Traveller Chronicle 10 (Sword of the Knight Publications, 1996), 8-24.
- Jon F. Zeigler. Rim of Fire (Steve Jackson Games, 2000), 1-144.
- Paul Drye, Loren Wiseman, Jon F. Zeigler. Interstellar Wars (Steve Jackson Games, 2006), .
- David L. Pulver. Solomani Rim (Mongoose Publishing, 2012), .
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science