Kestona (world)

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Kestona/Gadde (Dagudashaag 3027)
Milieu 1116
B576322-8
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population3 Low (3 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M3 V
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 1214
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
621-5
Resources6Few
Labor2Low (300)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance -1
Resource Units 6
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Kestona supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Gadde Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Kestona, 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 has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Nurdishpuu.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Kestona Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kestona Primary Primary Red M3 V


History and background[edit]

The northern-most continent of Kestona remains a radioactive wasteland following a nuclear accident involving a navy cruiser. The cruiser, the Ae'Yehg, on exercise with the 218th Fleet in 1065 was practicing the orbital bombardment of imaginary, well dug-in ground forces. Dummy missiles were to be fired at the target site with computer simulating the effects of multiple nuclear strikes. Unfortunately the wrong missiles were launched resulting in the devastating destruction of life and features within a 200 kilometer radius of the blast epicenter.

Luckily the loss of human casualties was relatively slight considering the size of the strike. There were 1,265 deaths at the time of the incident, with 10 to 20 times that number succumbing to various radiation-sponsored diseases. The captain of the Ae'Yehg, Lent Tostvig, was court-martialed along with several senior officers and ratings operating the missile batteries.

Such was the public outcry that the naval base in the system was wound down to a tenth its size to become no more than a minor administrative center. Naval personnel are still actively discriminated against and abused on this world.

References and contributors[edit]

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