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|World Trade Number||2.5|
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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
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Kestona Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Kestona Primary Red M3 V
History and background
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.