|Primary||G0 V M5 V|
|Government||Company or Corporation|
|Law Level||No law|
|Army size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||2.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Iushush has a tainted, unbreatheable atmosphere and little available surface water. 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 Remnants Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Amec Trade Protectorate and the Domain of Vland. Iushush, 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. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Guueshgii. The Nahuatl name of the world is Huitlaotl.
Astrography and planetology
Its thick, corrosive atmosphere hides the fact that Iushush is a pharmacist's paradise. All life on the planet is fluoride-based. Much of the planet is a rocky wind-swept wilderness.
Binary Solar System
Iushush Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Iushush Primary Primary Yellow G0 V Iushush Companion Secondary Red M5 V
Native Lifeforms: Fluoride-based Plant-life
Iushush's real wealth lies in its exotic fluoride-based flora. Plants need the extra heat of the volcanoes to sprout, and grow extensively around the numerous volcanoes. The plant seeds are explosively propagated, thrown as far as half a kilometer. The seed case then unfolds to a set of blades which allows the seed to "fly" for several hours. The heat of a volcano or magma flow causes the seed to land and plant itself. Visitors are warned that the impact of the seeds as they are propagated can cause serious injury.
These plants have a number of commercial uses, primarily as pharmaceuticals. Plant sap is chemically and genetically neutral, and used as a chemical transport for drug delivery. Other extracts are used for water purification, invert sugar for flavorings, or other additives. To date ZDC has identified and is producing over three hundred separate compounds from Iushush's plant life.
ZDC has begun cultivating specific species in large underground caverns heated by nearby magma flows. Unfortunately the are difficulties with large scale cultivation, including inter-species fertilization causing odd mutations in the resulting crosses. Attempts to cultivate various species off-world have failed completely.