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|Kaanash/Drexilthar (Reaver's Deep 2421)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||M1 V M6 V|
Kaanash is a pre-agricultural, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.
- Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to slowly improve barring outside forces.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Drexilthar Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector in the Domain of Ilelish.
- This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
- It also contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling IISS starships and personnel.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
No information yet available.
Binary Solar System
Kaanash Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Kaanash Primary Primary Red M1 V None Kaanash Companion Secondary Red M6 V None
Primary: Riinkaar, spectral class G5V. ICN S4K0801G5V. Mass 0.94 standard. Stellar diameter 0.91 standard. Luminosity 0.67 standard.
Planetary System: Twelve major bodies. Two Inhabited worlds (Kaanash, III; Gaanir, IV). Four gas giants, one planetoid belt, one empty orbit (#3), one captured body (Gaanir, IV) in system.
III Kaanash: Mean orbital radius, 79.29 million kilometers (0.53 AU). Period, 145.36 days ... one satellite ... Diameter, 9,394 kilometers. Density, 1.02. Mass, 0.249 standard. Mean surface gravity, 0.64 G. Rotation period: 32 hours, 18 minutes, 2 seconds. Axial inclination, 3°5'1.0" Albedo, .40 ... Surface atmospheric pressure, 0.65atm; composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 64%; composition, liquid water and water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 21°C.
IV Gaanir: Mean orbital radius, 113.70 million kilometers (0.76 AU). Period, 249.61 days ... No satellites ... Diameter, 11,470 kilometers. Density, 1.01. Mass, 0.677 standard. Mean surface gravity, 0.88 G. Rotation period: 23 hours, 55 minutes, 10 seconds. Axial Inclination, 1°5'16.9" Albedo, .36 ... Surface atmospheric pressure, 0.95atm; composition, oxygen-nitrogen mix, tainted with traces of sulfur dioxide. Filter masks required for prolonged breathing of planetary atmosphere. Hydrographic percentage, 91%; composition, liquid water and water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 0°C, temperature is raised somewhat by vulcanism in some areas.
History & Background (Dossier)
Remarks: The Kaanash system contains two inhabited worlds, Kaanash itself and its sister world Gaanir. The two worlds were settled in separate waves; Kaanash is the older colony. Gaanir originally went unsettled, due to the tainted atmosphere of the world. Some 275 years after Kaanash was colonized, however, an idealistic group of political refugees from Lavnia (Reaver's Deep 2621) in the neighboring Urlaggash subsector fled their home world and sought asylum on Kaanash. The colony refused this group (known as Technocrats) permission to land, but offered to support them in colonizing Gaanir instead. It was hoped that the mineral wealth of Gaanir could thus be exploited and the disruptive political philosophies of the Technocrats turned away at the same time.
The Technocrats set up their colony on Gaanir, following the philosophy of government which had proven too radical for Lavnia and Kaanash. They cherished feelings of dislike for their sponsors on Kaanash, however, for Gaanir was a hell-hole by comparison with green, pleasant Kaanash. Seething with volcanoes, the main land mass of Gaanir was unpleasant and the world's orbit, near the outer edge of the star's habitable zone, made the climate chilly when molten lava wasn't making things too hot (the name Gaanir is derived from the Keeper of the Winds in ancient Vilani myths, a two-faced being whose alternate gusts of hot and cold air fit the description of the planet perfectly).
Gaanir and Kaanash have long been rivals, competing for trade, Imperial support and economic aid. Gaanir is generally the loser in these competitions, because of the edge in technology and port facilities enjoyed by its rival. But the ongoing interplanetary competition is good for outsiders - trade with both worlds is brisk and profitable (buy at -1, sell at +1, over and above usual trade modifiers). Rumor has it, however, that Gaanir has been considering taking direct aggressive action against Kaanash; certainly, there are terrorist organizations on Gaanir which have already done so. Naval and Scout personnel stationed in the system (the bases are on a distant gas giant's moon, away from the immediate rivalry) have been keeping a close eye on things to prevent the development of open strife.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- EXTERNAL LINK: Caledon Subsector - Jimmy Simpson
- EXTERNAL LINK: JTAS Library Data
- EXTERNAL LINK: Non-Canon Traveller Library (defunct)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Mitchberg
- Author & Contributor: IISS Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer Ensign Phillips
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science