Kirusis (world)

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Kirusis/Remnants (Dagudashaag 0926)
Milieu 1116
D533355-8
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population3 Low (5 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
jumpmap?sector=Dagudashaag&hex=0926&options=8451&jump=3&scale=32&junk=junk.png
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary K3 V
Worlds 13
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 1136
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
A21-5
ResourcesAAbundant
Labor2Low (500)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance -3
Resource Units 10
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 2
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Kirusis has an unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Remnants Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Kirusis, 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 Imem Ki.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Kirusis is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

Kirusis Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kirusis Primary Orange K3 V


Native Lifeforms[edit]

Kirusis is only rarely visited. Its only export is a limited number of Suungriaal, a large grazer considered a delicacy on many worlds.

History and background[edit]

Kirusis, like many planets in Remnants, was initially colonised and subsequently strip mined of all its valuable assets during the First Imperium. When the Vilani corporations elected to pull back to the Vland Sector during the Rule of Man, they frequently only evacuated key personnel and left behind the workers.

The worker caste was left leaderless, the technology failing, and the people had to adapt with the thin atmosphere, freezing conditions, and lack of food. During the Long Night, the locals adapted to their harsh conditions while waiting for the corporations return. Over the centuries, it became an integral part of their belief system, a company messiah Makh Id Karuun'sirka who would return from the stars and take her children home.

The people survived on the equatorial ice plan — living primarily off the flesh of the Suungriaal, a large 250kg creature native to the planet. Its meat was eaten raw, its skin provided insulated clothing and shelters, bones were used to manufacture tools, and blubber used as fuel. Gradually they managed to conquer harsh environment and redevelop technology.

The unit of currency on the planet became the Calorie: a person's wage is equal to twice the number of calories expended to carry out the job. This makes the manual laborer the richest people on the planet.

The planet was contacted by the Medurma Pact traders. Only limited trade ensued as the Kirusis had no desire for the 'depraved' life style Pacters, finding their dwellings too hot, and no aspirations to leave their world.

It was 22 before a Makhidkarun contact team visited the planet again. The crew were initially seen as heralds of the Messiah and treated accordingly. The natives quickly came to the realization the team were "false prophets". The crew were condemned for laziness, exploitation, and greed and sentenced to exile. The Council of the People declared the Vilani corporations a false path and concluded the people must remain steadfast in the way.

Makhidkarun has attempted on several occasions to re-establish contact, but so far without success.

The People continue to follow their "Code of Discipline and Procedure", which lays down the life style necessary to be worthy to meet their Messiah. Over the last few decades some of the People who have studied the Imperial records and realized the truth behind their religion. Usually these individuals are declared heretic and exiled to the polar regions. Visitors should be aware any endeavor to reveal the "true origins" of their Messiah will be viewed as proselytizing and is punishable by death.

References and contributors[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com